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The Daily Dose

  • Welcome to the first edition of the Daily Dose! One of the things I’ve always wanted Random Curiosity to be is a reliable source of news. I’ve tried to do this a little in the past with my Random Musings posts, but that hasn’t really been consistent, and hopefully this will be. The goal is for this to be a daily news digest of what’s going on in the anime world. I’ll be pulling from a lot of sources, and with luck, there’ll be stuff here that you won’t necessarily find from other places (though admittedly that can be hard in this day and age). So without further ado…
  • The 2nd CODE GEASS R2 opening song has been officially announced to be FLOW’s WORLD END. As most of you may remember, FLOW sang the first OP to the original CODE GEASS series, so it’s nice to see this come full circle, especially since ALI PROJECT is also doing R2′s new ED. The WORLD END single is due out August 13th, 2008.
  • The official CLANNAD site is now hosting a short preview video for the Tomoyo-centric episode 24 of CLANNAD. If you listen until the end, you can hear Mr. Ubiquitous Fukuyama Jun. In any case, the episode takes place in an alternate universe where Tomoya and Tomoyo are dating and will be released on July 16th with the eighth DVD. eggplant has a spoiler-filled report of the special screening from last week.
  • Canned Dogs has compiled together some images from the newest issue of Newtype that features Suzumiya Haruhi.
  • Amazon.co.jp is streaming the first five-minute episode of the animated version of Detroit Metal City. This comedy story involves a shy guy who becomes the lead singer of a death metal band, and there’s a live-action movie version coming out in August.
  • Oh and I almost forgot to mention: if you find anything that you think I should mention on any particular day’s Daily Dose, please send me an email with the words “ANIME NEWS” somewhere in the subject line.
  • Image at left courtesy of Ixy on pixiv (account needed to access).

    June 7, 2008 at 5:26 am
    • June 7, 2008 at 5:37 amBryan

      This is great, centralizes my anime trawling of the web!

    • June 7, 2008 at 5:43 amblissmo

      yeah, this is awesome!

    • June 7, 2008 at 5:44 amanon

      more of this daily dose! and FLOW ON CGR2!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • June 7, 2008 at 5:52 amFuruba

      omg haruhi news. omg clannad. omg FLOW + CGR2!! omg daily dose = love 8D!!
      awesome stuff, hehe

    • June 7, 2008 at 6:33 ambearzerger

      a completely new haruhi series not a second season? Sounds pretty risky because if it gets compared with the first one and can’t stand up to it the fans will reject it.

    • June 7, 2008 at 6:48 amconan-kun

      yay…. ALI PROJECT do the ending of R2… Welcome back!!!

    • June 7, 2008 at 7:28 amtotali

      FLOW’s been doing a lot of work recently, huh? ALI PROJECT coming back sounds good too.
      I’m excited about the special Clannad ep, but probably not as much as some other people…

    • June 7, 2008 at 7:36 amNoname

      more daily doses plz!!!!

    • June 7, 2008 at 7:52 amnyan-nyan

      A NEW HARUHI SERIES?! will they still be following the original ideas of the manga? The whole disappearance thing, ahem ahem. This doesn’t sound good at all…the animation looks nice as always, but it looks like this’ll just be a bomb. It it like a remake? Will they cover the story of Season 1 differently? Ugh.

    • June 7, 2008 at 8:04 amDarkFeenix

      Never bothered to comment anything on your blog before but this needs it. This is a fantastic idea, you probably have access to much wider range of resources than your average English speaking fan, and this post already has several news that were both interesting and new to me. It might be a bit of hassle to pull this off daily, but even a weekly edition of this would be very nice thing to have.

    • June 7, 2008 at 8:29 amSniper

      I love the daily dose. Finally, things are getting more interesting. I love the idea ad the news this rocks.lol

    • June 7, 2008 at 8:50 amDenizen

      If it’s not “I am the Sexiest”, it’s not a Daily Dose.

    • June 7, 2008 at 8:53 amKureriann

      this is good thank you and i love the pic!

    • June 7, 2008 at 9:33 amAndy

      NAGATO!!!! That pic is soooooo cute~

    • June 7, 2008 at 10:21 amzanshun

      Where is my kyou alternate universe!!

    • June 7, 2008 at 10:36 amjeffng9

      great news for code geass
      without thier original OP and ED i felt like something is missing everytime i play it
      hopefully the songs r awesome like last time~

    • June 7, 2008 at 10:42 amJoeDX

      Yes! FLOW is back in Geass!!! Can’t wait for the song to start playing in the intro!

    • June 7, 2008 at 10:47 ammiden


    • June 7, 2008 at 11:39 ambanzemanga

      Yay! Tomoyo-chaaaan! I hope they don’t screw it up this time like they did it in Clannad.

    • June 7, 2008 at 12:36 pmKawada S.

      GO TO DMC! Ha ha! I cannot wait for this movie!

    • June 7, 2008 at 12:54 pmxoxo

      The new second ending song is called “Waga Routashi Aku no Hana” by Ali Project and it is due out on July 30.

      can’t wait to hear these songs!

    • June 7, 2008 at 1:07 pmDmo

      LOL I can’t believe Fukuyama Jun is playing the role of the student council guy that pesters Tomoya from time to time. Him playing the role might actually make me hate that character less.

    • June 7, 2008 at 2:03 pmL

      heh the yuki pic is soooo cute! :D
      and ali project is good- their songs are all so grand

    • June 7, 2008 at 2:04 pmNette

      thanks for this amazing news!! :D

      oh my goodness!! live-action L plays as main character live-action DMC guy!! lol!!

    • June 7, 2008 at 2:23 pmJusuchin

      Woot! I get to only visit one site for anime news.

    • June 7, 2008 at 2:39 pmBladeBlur

      FLOW! I am surprised they are doing another OP after Persona

    • June 7, 2008 at 3:15 pmRandom Guy

      Tomoyo’s After story is probably the most touching arc in all of Clannad even more so than the Nagisa arc IMHO. It defines Key’s trademark “cry-wank” style. So it’s really good news to hear they’re finally doing the After for both girls. However the thing that pisses me off is how Kyoani is keeping dangling that Haruhi carrot in front of the fans. C’MON now, tell us already and don’t give us that “remaking” Haruhi crap either!!

    • June 7, 2008 at 3:38 pmWingZero zxt

      Thanks for this


      FLOW ROCK theyre one of the only groups who do consistently great (though similar sounding)
      OP’s for animes (COLOURS sounds like a sped up version of DAYS etc…)

    • June 7, 2008 at 3:43 pmWingZero zxt

      Query is there a vid out for this yet that anyone else knows of

    • June 7, 2008 at 4:04 pmKami

      Im so happy that Ali Project is doing a song for R2. I love Ali Project’s music so much

    • June 7, 2008 at 4:06 pmAlex4life

      Cool, since this is the only place I go to for anime related stuff (besides downloading of course), I can finally get news too since I’m to lazy to go anywhere else. This place rocks.

    • June 7, 2008 at 4:56 pmEruruu

      Hell yeah, TOMOYO!

    • June 7, 2008 at 5:08 pmWingZero zxt

      ALI PROJECT AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! etc…

    • June 7, 2008 at 5:18 pmbenn

      Great work! ill be keepin up with ur daily dose every day!

    • June 7, 2008 at 5:29 pmProfessionalRambler

      Great idea, now I have another reason to visit your blog everyday :)

    • June 7, 2008 at 6:11 pmsilverwolf1492

      Great ! Good idea to keep up with anime’s world new :P

    • June 7, 2008 at 7:17 pmrei

      this is really cool. Keep it up Omni!

    • June 7, 2008 at 7:24 pmlichist

      I really like the Tomoyo ending better; I mean, she can actually have an equal, reciprocal relationship with Tomoya, while Nagisa is just in need of so much help and care, and won’t live very far into adulthood.

    • June 7, 2008 at 7:52 pmSom1

      As people have previously mentioned, only one site to visit for news :D
      Also, im sort of curious on how the 24th episode of Clannad will be like. Because according to the spoilers it seems ep 23 and 24 will be somewhat disjointed for a final episode.

    • June 7, 2008 at 8:50 pmPAUNCH!

      I misread Flow’s song as “The World Ends With You”.
      Oh well :)

    • June 8, 2008 at 5:50 amFrostDMC aka Mizu

      Man if this isn’t The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya then I don’t know what’s wrong with the guys from KyoAni. The concept art CLEARLY shows it.

    • June 8, 2008 at 6:01 amFrostDMC aka Mizu

      Hmm, I don’t even know if most of that still is concept art, seems more like finished products of artwork.