The upcoming To Aru Majutsu no Index Movie
(nope, still no idea when it's releasing) will have an entirely new story written for the big screen by the original novels' author Kazuma Kamachi. This announcement comes
in response to a user asking on Twitter if the film's story would be taken from volume 15 of the light novel series. And, by the way, volume 4 of Kamachi's sequel novels - Shinyaku To Aru Majutsu no Index - is releasing in Japan this Saturday, March 10.
The upcoming TV anime Uchuu Kyoudai
(Space Brothers) was briefly listed
as a "48+ episodes" series, which would make it a year-long show. The listing was posted on the English-language program catalog for the Japanese television broadcaster YTV, which has since removed this tiny little detail, along with the episodes-count for other upcoming anime series. And speaking of Space Bros., you can watch a trailer
for its upcoming live-action film adaptation, which premieres in Japan this May 5.
The long-running manga series Atashin'chi is finally coming to an end
this March 11, after almost 18 years of serialization in the Yomiuri Shimbun paper. The manga was created by Eiko Kera, and over the years it had three anime adaptations: one TV series (2002-2009), one 2D anime film (2003) and one shorter 3D animated film (2010). Also, its compiled volumes sold over 10 million copies.
And speaking of huge numbers, social gaming giant GREE aims to reach 1 billion
(!) users worldwide within 3-to-5 years. They currently have 190 million users, all in all. How's that for delusional business plans?