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STRIKE WITCHES – 05

「はやい・おっきい・やわらかい」 (Hayai, Okkii, Yawarakai)
“Swift, Gigantic, and Soft”

Episode at a Glance:
Waking up from a dream about Lynne having her way with her, Yoshika is embarassed yet intrigued by Lynne’s breasts.

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July 31, 2008 at 11:56 pm Comments (34)

Macross Frontier – 17

Summary:
As he loads his gun and stares at the promotional flier for Ranka’s concert, Ozma recalls the day he had first brought her to their current home.

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July 31, 2008 at 9:10 pm Comments (129)

The Daily Dose

  • It was announced in Megami Magazine that there is a Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha movie coming early next year. The movie will not be a reedit of the first series but will instead be an alternate retelling.
  • Romantic comedy manga Asu no Yoichi! is getting an anime adaptation.
  • Upcoming fall series Kemeko Deluxe! now has an official blog.
  • The official website for upcoming fall series To Aru Majutsu no Index is now hosting a promo video.
  • The TV anime adaptation for Kyou no Go no Ni has been confirmed for this fall.
  • The official website for the upcoming Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei OADs is now open.
  • And finally, here’s an odd story: Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal front-paged an article about Lucky Star and how it’s affecting the Washinomiya Shrine area. You may remember this topic from various sources all throughout last year when Lucky Star popularity was at its peak. Now, I understand that the WSJ editors like to use non-standard stories that relate to businesses and people making money, and it’s cool to see something from our neck of the woods make it into the mainstream, but I still have to question the newsworthiness of this article for their front page, never mind the fact that they also included pictures of crossplayers. Perhaps I’m just holding the Wall Street Journal to too high a standard. Thanks Keith for the heads-up.
  • 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.
  • Original artwork at left courtesy of 計算 on pixiv (account needed to access)

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    July 31, 2008 at 7:08 am Comments (27)

    SEKIREI – 05

    「水ノ鶺鴒」 (Mizu no Sekirei)
    “The Water Sekirei”

    Episode at a Glance:
    After coming home in shambles from dodging satellite lasers, Musubi finds Matsu in the bathroom with Minato.

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    July 31, 2008 at 1:18 am Comments (32)

    Bleach – 182

    Summary:
    Ichigo, Rukia, and Shuu are currently hiding out in the sewers while planning their next move, and Ichigo suspects that Rurichiyo is somewhere on the Kasumiooji estate.

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    July 30, 2008 at 11:30 pm Comments (22)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 05

    「Eternal 悠久に眠れし森」 (Eternal Yuukyuu ni Nemureshi Mori)
    “Eternal. Forest of Eternal Slumber”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Still in pursuit of Pokota, Lina and the others manage to catch up to him thanks to the sudden appearance of Xellos.

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    July 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm Comments (20)

    Xam’d Lost Memories – 03

    Summary:
    In the aftermath of the attack, Commander Kakisu – a famous survivor of the Battle of Barador – is put in charge of Sentan Island.

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    July 30, 2008 at 4:46 am Comments (34)

    Wagaya no Oinari-sama. – 17

    「お稲荷さま。追いかける」 (Oinari-sama. Oikakeru)
    “Oinari-sama. Chases”

    Episode at a Glance:
    After leaving the school with Byakki, Tooru manages to get away from the other demons with the help of his friend Shuuichi.

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    July 29, 2008 at 7:26 am Comments (15)

    Special A – 17

    「遠慮・笑顔」 (Enryo / Egao)
    “Restraint / Smile”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Despite having Tadashi on her mind, Akira tells her father that she doesn’t have anyone she likes and agrees to go to a marriage interview.

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    July 29, 2008 at 2:05 am Comments (31)

    SOUL EATER – 17

    Summary:
    Armed with the legend of Excalibur, Ox Ford visits the cave where the sword sits and easily pulls it out of the ground.

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    July 28, 2008 at 11:19 pm Comments (40)

    The Daily Dose

  • Upcoming fall series Kuroshitsuji has a website now, and on it is a 2-minute promo video. It requires Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player though, so I’ve uploaded it for those of you who have troubles getting it to play.
  • Nitroplus game Chaos;Head is getting an anime adaptation this fall, and they’ve opened a new website for it.
  • You may remember that last year around this time NTV aired a three-hour Death Note special that covered the entire L arc. Well they’ve announced that they’ll be airing another one on August 22nd, this time covering the Near/Mello arc.
  • Web series Axis Powers Hetalia is getting an anime adaptation.
  • Junjou Romantica 2 has been confirmed to start in October of this year.
  • The Queen’s Blade anime adaptation now has a website.
  • MOON PHASE reports that the Seto no Hanayome OVA will be released on November 28.
  • Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter will start on October 9 in the Thursday night noitaminA timeslot.
  • The Macross Frontier Superlive was last night, and mainichi.jp has pictures and a report from the event. Pretty much all the songs from the series were performed, including Kanno Yoko herself playing a piano/ballad version of Triangular to Sakamoto Maaya‘s singing. Nakajima Megumi and May’n finished the concert by performing the new OP Lion together. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the new OP will premiere on this upcoming week’s episode.
  • 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 あさの on pixiv (account needed to access)

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    July 28, 2008 at 5:54 am Comments (27)

    Nabari no Ou – 17

    「決壊の時」 (Kekkai no Toki)
    “Moment of Breakdown”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Recalling how Yukimi always said that involving surface world people is despicable, Yoite gets pissed off when he sees him at Hana’s door looking for him and Miharu.

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    July 28, 2008 at 2:11 am Comments (20)

    Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ – 04

    Summary:
    Although she didn’t return to Tristain Academy with Saito and Louise, Tiffania shows up one day after all.

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    July 28, 2008 at 2:03 am Comments (22)

    CODE GEASS R2 – 16

    Summary:
    In the aftermath of the incident at the Sword of Akasha, the Emperor goes missing.

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    July 27, 2008 at 5:03 am Comments (325)

    Xam’d Lost Memories – 02

    Summary:
    In the aftermath of the bus explosion, the aircraft above Sentan Island start dropping large pods, and one of the those lands in the school yard right by the carcass of the bus.

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    July 26, 2008 at 12:06 pm Comments (43)

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