The 2nd season
, one of April's most wanted anime series, is slowly starting to draw attention upon itself. Aside from feasting their eyes on that great piece of artwork
below, fans now also have a new song to delight their ears with. It's by Kalafina, it's titled "to the beginning", and it's the opening theme song for Fate/Zero's second season. Enjoy it on YouTube
, for as long as it lasts there... Or just wait until it's released this April 18.
One of the least prominent anime series starting this April, on the other hand, is Gon
. No, not with the wind. Just Gon. It's some silly 3D CG animation based on (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Fate/Zero, Gon, Arakawa, Sony + AMD'...
Last update - Feb 23, 19:15 GMT
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Yes, more Bleach
! It turns out that yesterday's story about a live-action movie
adaptation from Warner Bros. was only the good news (so to speak!). The bad news is that the long-running TV anime series will come to an end
next month, on March 27, with episode 366. Well, it's been running since 2004, so I guess it's not that bad
of a news... Besides, it might continue with an OVA or something, or it might just be taking a break, for all we know...
R.O.D. Rehabilitation, the new Read or Die manga series that's launching this February 25 in Shueisha's Super Dash & Go! magazine, has been (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Bleach, Read or Die, Gainax'...
The live-action movie adaptation of Bleach
has been a rather dormant project up to now, even though Warner Bros. had acquired the live-action feature rights a couple of years ago or something... But today, at last, a sign of life shines through, thanks to a Variety
report that's bound to bring joy into the hearts of... anyone crazy enough to think that a Hollywood-produced Bleach movie could possibly work out well... Anyone?
Warner Bros. is tasking Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to write the script based on Tite Kubo's ultra-popular manga, which has over 75 million print copies (...) Continue reading 'Bleach Live-Action Movie Gets Writer, Producer'...
Last update - Feb 10, 16:25 GMT
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The end is nigh for the venerable manga series Neon Genesis Evangelion
, which Yoshiyuki Sadamoto has been serializing since the end of 1994, while also working on the character designs for the famed mecha TV anime series. According to Mision Tokyo
, publisher Kadokawa has confirmed that the manga will end with its 13th compiled volume - so that's just one more to go! The manga currently has 90 chapters published in the Young Ace magazine, compiled into 12 volumes. As for the two remaining anime films, Evangelion: 3.0
should premiere in Japan this autumn, followed by Evangelion: 4.0
The end of the Evangelion manga with its 13th volume (which Yoshiyuki Sadamoto will "do his best" to release this year) has NOT been confirmed
yet, neither by Sadamoto, nor by publisher Kadokawa.
As one manga ends, another begins... Yumi Unita, known so far for her touching slice-of-life manga Usagi Drop
(Bunny Drop) that was made into a TV anime last year, is (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Evangelion Ending, Others Starting'...
Hideaki Yoshikawa's ecchi manga Kagaku na Yatsura
is getting some sort of anime adaptation - presumably an OVA, given the manga's highly-risque nature! The announcement
comes from the 30th volume of Akita Shoten's Champion RED Ichigo magazine, which goes on to report that the anime will be bundled with said manga, before stopping short of offering any actual details about the adaptation.
From what ANN
writes, the "science trouble" romantic comedy manga follows two beautiful girls "born from science" - a cyborg girl and a half-dog girl - who go to extremes with the power of science. Just what kind of extremes, well, you can get an idea by visiting the anime's freshly-opened (and borderline NSFW!) local gallery
The 1st episode of Madoka Magica
will be streamed for free this February 10, with English dubs, no less (delighting or horrifying as that may sound). This "Exclusive Screening" was announced
by Aniplex of America and it will be a one-day-only event hosted on the Niconico Live-Streaming channel next Friday at 20:30 PST / 23:30 EST / 04:30 GMT. The streaming
will only be available in six countries: US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
For those of you still passionate about the Code Geass franchise, I'll point out some local database updates, partly based on reports from (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Madoka, Code Geass, Negima!'...
As Type-Moon's long-awaited new visual novel, Mahoutsukai no Yoru
, is nearing its release this April 12, the Japanese studio is now offering a demo version for download on the game's official website
- check the "Special" section. An English fan-translation is also available, already, and you can grab it from a certain post
, on a certain Russian forum.
The once-cancelled Dantalian no Shoka OVA
, that was meant to follow last year's TV anime
, has resurfaced as a new bundle. This time, it's being planed for release (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Mahoyo Demo, Dantalian OVA, Bleach'...
from Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko magazine reveals today that the light novel series Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
is getting an anime adaptation, of some yet-to-be-specified format (but presumably a TV anime series), as well as two manga adaptations - to be serialized in the Jump Square and Cookie magazines starting this August.
The original light novels' title translates as "Listen to me girls, I am your father!" (I dare (...) Continue reading 'Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! Novels Get Anime'...
Another worthy anime announcement this week comes by way of the September issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine, where in it is advertised
that a TV anime series based on the Baby, Please Kill Me!
manga is in the works. No animation studio or release date were revealed so far, but it looks like plenty of fun is to be had with this one.
The original work - also known as Kill Me Baby - is created by Kaduho (...) Continue reading 'Baby, Please Kill Me! Manga Gets Anime'...
of brief reports
on ANN this morning are relaying word about two new boys-love anime adaptations being in the works. One of them is Hybrid Child
, based on a manga by Shungiku Nakamura, in which the titular "Hybrid Child" is an amazing "doll" that can grow if it is lavished with enough love and care from its owner. Neither fully machine nor fully human, the various Hybrid Child models develop strong emotional bonds with their owners.
The other, probably-more exciting one for you girls out there, is Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2
(...) Continue reading 'New Boys-Love Anime: Hybrid Child, Sekakoi 2'...
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