- Like they did with the other two Death Note live-action movies, Viz Pictures will also be screening the spin-off movie L, Change the WorLd
in American theatres. This time, though, fans will have two nights to see it, instead of just one. The first screening will be on April 29 (the subtitled version with original Japanese audio), and the second one on April 30 (the English dubbed version). Details about tickets and stuff in this press release
- Nanoha fans will be glad to hear that a 4th series
is about to begin this April... and maybe not so glad to hear that it's only a new manga series, not a new anime. Not yet. The inaugural issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Nyantype magazine (out on April 30) will be home to this new manga series titled Mahou Senki Lyrical Nanoha Force (Magical War Chronicle Lyrical Nanoha Force), in which Nanoha has reached the retirement-entitling age of 25. Also, details about the upcoming Nanoha movie
should pop up in the same issue.
- Over on the FMA front, we have several news of interest. First off, the seiyuu cast for this year's new Fullmetal Alchemist
anime was announced, and apart from the core duo which remains unchanged (Romi Paku and Rie Kugimiya
as the female-voiced Elric brothers), most of the other voice actors / actresses are being shuffled. Gia has a handy comparison
between the new cast and the original one.
- Next up, we have yet another trailer
for Fullmetal Alchemist (2009), for the first time showing some precious few frames with Winry
- And finally, Famitsu
has some screenshots from the ucpoming FMA game for the Nintendo Wii, titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Prince of Dawn
. It's an adventure game planned for release during summer 2009, in conjunction with the new anime series.
- The ongoing anime White Album
will take a break after its 13th episode airs at the end of this month. According to the series' official website
, the second half (episodes 14-26) will begin in Japan during autumn 2009. Hmm... wouldn't they generate more attention (and by extension more revenue) by calling it "second season", instead of "second half"?
- Asobi ni Iku yo!
(Let's Go Play!), the least impressive from the two anime adaptations rumored
a week ago, has since been confirmed
to be in development. Now gief Sasameki Koto anime!