... Ohayo~... While I'm indulging myself in some relatively-early-morning drinking (for a very cheerful reason, I can assure you), let's finish up the spring cleaning with the rest of the anime-related announcements from the past week or so.New animes
- Cobra the Space Pirate OVA
- a second video series (comprised of 4 episodes), not to be confused with the Cobra remake announced
back in January. Begins on August 29.
- Dragonball movie sequel
- even though we won't see Chi Chi's chi-chi
in the first Dragonball live-action movie until April 2009
, plans for a sequel are already underway. Which kind of makes sense, since it will be a trilogy.
- Eureka Seven movie
- a new "mythos" featuring the original characters Eureka (yay!) and Renton (boo!).
- Hero Man
- an animated series in the works at studio Bones, co-produced by Spider-Man and X-Men co-creator Stan Lee. To be ignored.
- Yume Miru Kikai
(Dreaming Machine) - the next animation film directed by Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue), announced by Madhouse at the Tokyo International Anime Fair.Trailers (and full episodes)
- Batman: Gotham Knight trailer #3
- ef - the latter tale trailer
- Eve no Jikan trailer
- Fireball episode 1
- Genius Party Beyond trailer
- Kara no Kyoukai movie 4 trailer
- Megumi anime (English dub)
- Nijuu-Mensou no Musume trailer #2
- Sekirei trailer
- Strait Jacket episode 3 trailer
- Blassreiter episode 1
(free on BOST TV, once you register) - sucks
- The Tower of Druaga episode 1
(free on BOST TV, once you register) - not only does it not suck, but - surprisingly - it's pretty funStuff of questionable importance
- The third Ani-Kuri 15
season, comprising the last five mini-productions from some of the top Japanese anime creators, is now streaming online on the official website
. You'll see some short and sweet animations again, including Makoto Shinkai's "Neko no Shuukai".
- Clannad, Shuffle! and D.C. II: Da Capo II will each get a "virtual island" where horny fans can interact with the lolis from the original games. All these islands will be connected by a tentatively called "Akihabara Island", and reunited under a 3D virtual world called "ai sp@ce" (website
), developed by Headlock with the support of the three games' developers - Visual Art's (Clannad), Omegavision (Shuffle!), and CIRCUS (D.C. II: Da Capo II). More about this on ANN
. And, by the way, last month there was also a story linking Clannad
to a couple of other no-name MMORPGs...
- The first image from Ponyo
. Apparently the-other-first image
didn't qualify as... whatever.
is the next visual-novel game developed by Key (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!). It was announced on April 1, but it's no joke. No, sir!
- Speaking of games, Type-Moon's next PC game was finally unveiled this month - Mahou Tsukai no Yoru: Witch on the Holy Night
. More about it on Akihabara Channel
, via HD
- To Love-Ru uncensored
in the upcoming DVD version? Maybe. Lala's nipples
are clearly visible in these alleged production artworks, so... yeah, time to restock on tissues.
- Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna (Bonds) is the official title
announced for the upcoming second Naruto movie, which will premiere on August 2.
- The Gurren Lagann animation film remake announced
last month now also has an official title
- Gekijouban Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Guren-hen (Crimson Chapter) - and also an official release date: September 6.