News archive - February 2007
Last year we mentioned
about a certain Clannad lovu-lovu game being animated into a feature length movie, by Toei Animation. That much is still true, but ANN has a few more lolicious details about it. Nevermind that the movie will premiere in Japan this summer - what really caught my eye is the following bit:
"The original game was released under the "Key" brand, who also developed the popular dating sims Kanon and Air. Dezaki Osamu will direct the film. Character designs will be done by Kadonosono Megumi, who also worked on the series Kiddy Grade."
Kiddy Grade, you don't say... As in, that same Kiddy Grade that's getting a sequel
? Well, don't mind if I drool right about now. Especially considering that the Clannad game was released under the same brand as Air and Kanon, and Toei's team of animators recently delighted us with the oh-so-moe slice-of-life anime Binbou Shimai Monogatari
. What more could you ask for? How about a pink umbrella?
We all know trojans are fun and entertaining - at least from their creator's point of view. These dudes often find mindblowing ways to express their emotions - and thus, the trojan's message - like a pink bunny rabbit bouncing around your screen, screaming from the top of his lungs "Die Terrorists Die". This time, the Japanese P2P apps and file sharing networks got themselves a new challenge, in the likes of Trojan.Pirlames, a small little virus that violently infests stuff like Winny or Share. Undercovered as a cute and harmless screensaver, the trojan usually displays, upon execution, a screenshot from Kanon, with an evil text message: "Even though Mr Kaneko was found guilty, you are still using Winny. I really hate these kinds of people"
. Mr. Kaneko is the creator of Winny, it seems, and someone is really pissed of file sharing networks. Thank God this stuff doesn't use naked Hazuki-chan images, I'd probably open multitasking sessions of it.
Blue Dragon was very well received by the X360 fanboys all over Japan. In fact, it's a game that deserves all our appreciation - and, what you know, it's not going to be released in Europe. Yet. Eh well, if we still want a taste of what it (almost) feel like, we still have the upcoming anime - anime that will begin airing somewere on 7th April, with a preview trailer smashing lolis around the world on 1st March. In the meantime, here is the first image from the series: it looks cute and it has three little girls in it. I DEMAND FOUR! NAKED!
ANN has posted the results for the first American Anime Awards. Some of them categories are actually pretty fair, despite the hilarious nominees we whitnessed some time ago. Others are not. Others are just plain old lol. Anyway, here is the complete list, in all it's splendor. Do not laugh too much, at least Akira didn't win the Best Comedy thinghy it was nominated for.
Best Cast: Fullmetal Alchemist
Best Manga: Fruits Basket
Best Male Actor in a Comedy: Dave Wittenberg (Zatch Bell)
Best Actress in a Comedy: Debi Derriberry (Zatch Bell)
Best Theme Song: Rewrite (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Best Anime Feature: Final Fantasy 7 - Advent Children
Best Package Design: Fullmetal Alchemist
Best Anime Comedy: FLCL
Best Actress: Mary Elizabeth (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG)
Best Anime Short Series: FLCL
Best Anime Long Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Fernandez.
remembered they missed one, so here it is:
Best Actor: Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Following either an unexpected hype from the loving and horny fan communities, either an unexpected package of hate from the pitchforks_at_hand opposition, Rozen Maiden, the lolicious show filled with cute, yet deadly underaged dolls, is making it's way to the PS2 in a full fledged fighting game, entitled Rozen Maiden: Geppetto Garden. On March 22nd, avid slaves of Suiseiseki and Co. will have to empty no less than 7.140 yen for the retail, regular version, while the special version, including a limited edition timepiece, will fly around 9.240 yen. We still don't know if this game will (ever) be localized in Europe (and why not, there are certainly lots of desu freaks here too), but I, myself, am hoping for some Hina Ichigo
pantsu DVD special naked edition to follow up soon. The folks over at Goo
are currently hosting some screenies, if you care to take a look. Meanwhile, I shall go and desecrate someone's Rosa Mystica, just for the sake of it, and you can do your thing watching killer desu-chan here.
Putting together "Shonen Jump" and "dying" in the same title does not bode well for manga fans, I imagine. But fear not, this isn't about the Weekly Shonen Jump, nor about the American one - two of its more popular variations. As ANN
reported last night, Japanese publisher Shueisha will cease publication of their Monthly Shonen Jump magazine this summer, due to poor sales. And by "poor sales", they mean about 380,000 copies a month (and to think that I used to write for a magazine that couldn't even sell 20,000 copies a month... and that's actually great where I come from!).
The last (July) issue will hit newsstands on June 6, and around that same time Shueisha will reportedly start a new magazine. It's not yet known what manga titles it will feature, but it will probably take over some of those from Monthly Shonen Jump - which is currently serializing titles such as Claymore, Beet the Vandel Buster, Kotokuri, Kuroi Love Letter, Anoa no Mori, and Gag Manga Biyori.
Other than Claymore, none of these ring a bell. And even that one, I'm not particularly familiar with, so no tears shed here. Then again, we wouldn't cry even if the Naruto manga from Weekly Shonen Jump were to be terminated. On the contrary! Anyway, a Claymore anime
series is currently in the making at Madhouse, and it should premiere in April. So I doubt they'll terminate the manga anytime soon (probably gonna be moved to that new magazine).
In all this excitement - what with Today in Class 5-2 episode 3 and everything - I nearly forgot to point out our latest trailer from TVkon
. It's been out for a while now, but I felt morally impelled to mirror it, since it's an absolute noselbeeder, whether you're into Haruhi, Yuki, or Mikuru... or all of them at once.The trailer
is the special version of the Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu ending dance, that was released with the DVD. And even though I'm not much of a dancer myself (to say the least), this is one dance I might just bother to learn. I already learned all the moves and everything, now all I gotta do is unstuck my ass from this chair - an epix quest indeed...Suzumiya Haruhi special dance ED
As I count down the
minutes, all trembling with expectation, like a lolicon hidden in the girls locker room before PE class, I can't help but share with you a wondrous discovery I have just stumbled upon. Remember Today in Class 5-2
(Kyou no Go no Ni), that short and fappingly sweet OVA that my pedo comrade wrote about last year, here
? I know, it seems like (under)ages ago, and having waited all this time for the rest of the manga to be animated, I had nearly lost all hope.
But Loli Jesus showed me the light today, as I was attending to my daily prayers at the holy loli Tokyo Toshokan temple (if you don't know it - shame on you - just google it). Much to my surprise, there it was - the third episode of Today in Class 5-2! Now, before you go ruining my
excitement, I know this might be old news for some of you (I was probably too busy wanking on Choco
when it first appeared), but to the best of my knowledge this is the first fansub for said episode 3. So yer damn right it's worth posting about!
From what I can tell, the OVA's website
says that the next episode will be released on March 21. Oh, and it also shows some hints
at this latest (third) episode, if you can't hold it in any longer.
Now if you'll excuse me, my... uhm... online pre-order has almost arrived, so I'll be on my way. Needless to say, this is one anime you definitely can't miss, or bad things will happen to you. Like getting an over-aged girlfriend and stuff, instead of Chika here:
When I saw this piece of news up on ANS, I actually started to drool. Not in the "ZOMG Belf naked chick" kinda drool, but something more on the lines of "phear the visual effects" salivation. I may not be a big mecha fan (read: I despise all mecha shows that do not include at least one imouto chan with pink or green hair), but Appleseed was, indeed, to my liking. Don't really know why, it has plenty of robots, a story fit for some of the most underrated Doujinshi out there, and, yes, no little girls. Eh, well, it must have been the animation.
Suffice to say that a new Appleseed movie is on it's way due this Fall, entitled "Saga Ex Machina", directed by Shinji Aramaki and produced by *gasp* none other than John Woo. If you like spicy fighting scenes, Jet Li-like moves and plenty of gun fighting, then this show will be just the thing for you. Seems like the similar PS2 title, launched recently, has some connections to this movie. We will
wank wait and see.
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