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The Daily Dose

2009 03 17
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of The Sky has been green-lit as an anime adaptation. It will premiere April 12th on the Pokémon Sunday variety program.
  • The Fanroad anime magazine ended it’s 29 year old run this Saturday with it’s April issue. The magazine was a spinoff of Big Comic magazine and it specialized in reader-submitted art and manga.
  • Toy maker Yamato posted in their blog a multimedia project called Enka Ōdō Dai Shōgun. The project will include an anime adaptation by Studio Anima, illustrations, figures, novels, manga, drama CDs, and 3D computer graphics.
  • The live-action Dragonball film opened as the #1 film in five of the eight Asian markets. The film opens in the United Kingdom on April 3rd and the United States on April 8th. I imagine this film turning out to be so bad that it’s good. Anybody else agree?
  • Anon Pictures plans to exhibit the slapstick comedy Inuwari-san at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF). Keiko Yamamoto will play the canine police officer who loves law, order, and tea.
  • Shirow Miwa debut manga Dogs will get an anime adaptation this summer with the fourth volume of the manga Dogs: Bullets & Carnage. The official website has launched with a promotional video.
  • The adult-adventure game Princess Lover! will be getting an anime. Hiromitsu Kanazawa will be helming the project as director with Makoto Nakamura doing the scripting. The official website promises an update March 18th.
  • The Kampfer light novel series has an anime adaptation in the works. Toshihiko Tsukiji also wrote the Maburaho light novels and the Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ pachinko games.
  • Lucent Pictures Entertainment and Studio 4°C are launching a new animation studio called Lucent 4°C (LFC). The first joint project will be announced sometime at the end of the year.
  • The Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden manga will not resume until spring of 2010. Manga-ka Yuu Watase announced through her website that the delay is due to her physical condition and her commitment to her other titles.
  • 4Kids Entertainment announced yesterday net losses of US $19.6 million in the last three months of 2008. Net revenues dropped to $14.3 million and contributed to the increase of total losses of the year as a whole. Doesn’t look so good for 4Kids. Hopefully 4Kids sees this as a sign that it’s time to stop focusing so much time selling toys to kids and spending a bit more time on the original material.
  • Takashi Ikeda‘s Sasameki Koto yuri manga was green-lit for an anime.
  • Manga-ka Rumiko Takahashi‘s latest work starts in the 16th issue of Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine on April 22nd. The issue also marks Shonen Sunday’s 50th anniversary in which a special 30-page one-shot by Takahashi and Mitsuru Adachi will be published called My Sweet Sunday.
  • According to Yahoo! research, Wikipedia is the third most credible source of information media in Japan. It fell behind newspapers and radio, but surprisingly it beat out television.
  • Crunchyroll has announced that it will stream a worldwide simulcast of the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime. The episodes will be available for it’s Anime Subscribers within an hour they premiere on Japan’s TV Tokyo station every Saturday at 10:30 AM (Friday at 9:30 PM EDT).
  • At the Tokyo International Anime Fair Studio Bones announced an original series entitled Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 this July. The series is about the 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will happen in Tokyo sometime in the next 30 years. The anime will follow a what-if scenario if an 8.0 earthquake took place. I really enjoyed Xam’d Lost Memories so I think this will be a series I’ll watch.
  • Clannad artwork courtesy of 茨乃 on pixiv (account needed to access)

    March 18, 2009 at 12:37 am
    50 comments »
    • March 18, 2009 at 12:41 amWelcoMER

      Alright man, nice to see you already started with the Daily Dose, hope to see more from you man :]

    • March 18, 2009 at 12:46 amSyaoran Li

      I bet the Dragon ball Evolution movie will be crap… still I’ll watch it.

    • March 18, 2009 at 12:53 amNeo_NMO

      The reviews I’ve read of Dragon Ball: Evolution and the comments I’ve heard from people that have managed to see it already say it’s so bad it’s funny. I’m planning on going to see it in theaters when it comes out… I’m not paying for it, of course. I still know someone that works for a theater, so i can get in for free. :D

    • March 18, 2009 at 1:03 ampurelyshin

      I thought that Fushigi Yuugi was dead. I was wrong. Bring on the reverse harem.

    • March 18, 2009 at 1:05 amL3g0la5

      U’re right bout Dragonball: Evolution though… i’ve seen it and its so bad that i found it funny.

    • March 18, 2009 at 1:11 amWilly

      you can watch he dbz movie here http://www.watch-movies-links.net/movies/dragonball_evolution/

      its watchable but not epic

    • March 18, 2009 at 1:34 amyanipheonu

      A month when 4Kids loses money is a GOOD MONTH. :D

      Hopefully someone picks up Pokemon after them. XD Nothing like some good old fashioned Pokemon.

    • March 18, 2009 at 1:38 amMiri

      Thank you for the Daily Dose. I hope to read more of the Dose soon.

    • March 18, 2009 at 2:04 amSadifn

      Why did they use a white guy for Goku…makes no sense at all…

    • March 18, 2009 at 2:14 amChicle

      Huzzah, more adventures of the Mystery Dungeon.

      Also WOO HOO GO WIKIPEDIA.

    • March 18, 2009 at 2:26 amUnknown-Man

      @ yaniheou

      Totally Agree with you when 4kids lose money. They havent done any good to the anime they licenced (I guess Yu-gi-oh! 5d is decent for voice cast but the scripts are still bad)

      And I never thought that Pokemon is going to make another series. It goes to show how strong it is in Japan. But I still think that the first was the best.

    • March 18, 2009 at 2:52 amXrtear

      Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 sounds interesting when it comes out I’ll check it out. Thanks for the Dose, ARCADE.

    • March 18, 2009 at 3:08 am:)

      omg i laughed so much watching the dbz movie (not the good kind of laughing either).
      On another note, YES dosages are back!

    • March 18, 2009 at 3:35 amJezreel

      pues espero pronto nuevos reviews de nuevas series, espero que tomen en cuenta un anime que se llama VALKYRIA CHRONICLES & S.S. LOST CANVAS

      Nota: desde hace 4 años que sigo visitando la web desde la serie de Suzuka

      saludos a los del Staff (OMNI, JAALIN & ARCADE)

    • March 18, 2009 at 4:00 am99lives

      ok among all the news updated here the most shocking one is got to be this one:

      ” The adult-adventure game Princess Lover! will be getting an anime. Hiromitsu Kanazawa will be helming the project as director with Makoto Nakamura doing the scripting. The official website promises an update March 18th. ”

      I’m a big fan of Princess Lover! game and i certainly didn’t expect to see it to be animated coming so soon. Princess Lover was Ricotta very first offcial game that was released last year June and its not even a year yet. I really hope they do a good job animating it~ the promo looks good~ thansk for website

      for those who are interested in the game here is the
      official site : http://www.ricotta-soft.jp/products/prilover/index.html

      another good news for me is kampfer is getting animated~

    • March 18, 2009 at 4:24 amJimmy

      My take on the Dragonball movie is this: The only reason anyone would want to watch a a DBZ movie is to watch Goku go super saiyan in real live motion. But I don’t think that’s going to happen, especially since the villain in this story is piccolo. Even if they don’t follow the manga and/or anime and actually show him going SS, I would be very happy. But that’s just me being optimistic. All that’s left now is hoping Bulma and Chi Chi are hot.

    • March 18, 2009 at 4:57 ammutio

      Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 sounds interesting. Their last series, Bounen no Xamdou, was an ubber fail to me though. Big plot holes, lacking character development, fucked up ending.. nothing you could compare with Eureka Seven, which has similarities (animation style) but is on a different level.

      So anyways, big thanks for this! Looking forward to more of your posts :)

    • March 18, 2009 at 5:10 amaeriolewinters

      I thought that Pokemon is now being handled by Pokemon USA?

    • March 18, 2009 at 5:36 amMaximilian

      “Takashi Ikeda’s Sasameki Koto yuri manga was green-lit for an anime.”

      Yuri!!! After I saw this, I went and read the manga and loved it. Really, from being one-shot to serialized and now getting an anime, it sure is a success :D

    • March 18, 2009 at 6:16 ambk201

      yay for another BONES anime ^^!

    • March 18, 2009 at 7:37 amYukiruchan

      OMG!!!!!!! A daily dose!!!!

      SO Glad to see one!Cheers!

      I wish you could make a compilation of all the news since the last dose too, coz…well
      some people like me are really behind.

      BOO for Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden.=_=”’

    • March 18, 2009 at 7:39 amYukiruchan

      OMG!!!!!!! A daily dose!!!!

      SO Glad to see one!Cheers!

      I wish you could make a compilation of all the news since the last dose too, coz…well
      some people like me are really behind.

      BOO for Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden.=_=”’
      How ’bout Tsubasa Chronicle’s OVA Shunraiki was just released?
      I was hoping to see a post of it around here.

    • March 18, 2009 at 7:58 amAkiRan

      dragon ball… hmm no comment >_>

    • March 18, 2009 at 8:06 amcbhl

      Pokemon just never goes away. >.> Well it’s not like it’s that unprofitable, so I guess one can’t be surprised.

      Not bad, for a first new post — let’s see if you can keep it up, Arcade.

    • March 18, 2009 at 9:55 amavexmode

      Still no news regarding Darker than Black 2?

      Off to read Sasameki Koto

    • March 18, 2009 at 10:02 amNinja Penguin

      “The adult-adventure game Princess Lover! will be getting an anime.”

      There has been no good ecchi lately so I’ll be watching lol. The fact that 2 of the main female leads resemble Euphemia/Lacus Clyne/Moka Akashiya, and Saber from FSN is a bonus. :D

      “The Kampfer light novel series has an anime adaptation in the works.”

      I’ve only seen the 1st chapter of the manga. But having a young guy being forced to transform/gender bend into a magical girl against his will by a stuffed toy seems full of win, or at least hilarity.

    • March 18, 2009 at 10:08 amhaitechan

      Dogs is becoming an anime! That’s great news! :D And more Bones too! (no pun intended)
      Pokemon somehow is catchy for some people. My sister watches it since she was 8 and now and she’s 18 XD. She is going to be happy with the 4Kids news, for sure.

      I was missing this Daily Doses, hope to see more of them in the future!

    • March 18, 2009 at 10:25 amJiCi

      “4Kids Entertainment announced yesterday net losses of US $19.6 million in the last three months of 2008. Net revenues dropped to $14.3 million and contributed to the increase of total losses of the year as a whole. Doesn’t look so good for 4Kids. Hopefully 4Kids sees this as a sign that it’s time to stop focusing so much time selling toys to kids and spending a bit more time on the original material.”

      Why am I not surprised…

      Huh… when you say “4Kids sees this as a sign”, do you mean that they WILL change their ways, as in “stop drastically adapting/censuring everything”, or is it just a personal thought of yours ? Just curious…

    • March 18, 2009 at 10:36 amLesire

      Yeaa another daily dose ;)

    • March 18, 2009 at 10:44 amRicardoTek

      had anyone heard the rumor about a 4th season of magical girl nanoha?

    • March 18, 2009 at 12:36 pmcrimilde

      Yay for Dogs ! The manga is really good, I can’t wait to see how the anime turns out. I’m thinking they’ll keep the same VAs that they used for Drama CD… XD

    • March 18, 2009 at 1:29 pmbob

      What about Eva 2nd movie?

    • March 18, 2009 at 2:56 pmCat Megex

      RicardoTek: It’s not a rumor, but it’s not going to be an anime; it’s a manga continuation, set six years after the end of StrikerS, apparently.

      I’m surprised Arcade didn’t mention Railgun being green-lit for an anime adaptation, though.

    • March 18, 2009 at 2:59 pmArcade

      “Huh… when you say “4Kids sees this as a sign”, do you mean that they WILL change their ways, as in “stop drastically adapting/censuring everything”, or is it just a personal thought of yours ? Just curious…” ~JiCi

      It’s just a personal thought of mine. Sorry to confuse you there. I was just thinking that this should be a sign for 4Kids to change the way they do business. Instead of editing the hell out of these shows for television why don’t they follow FUNimation’s footsteps. How many shows have FUNi had on television? Like three maybe four and FUNi are one of the biggest anime companies today. I mean that has to tell you something.

    • March 18, 2009 at 4:01 pmKai-kun

      Welcome… and yes DBZ will suck :D

    • March 18, 2009 at 4:15 pmStory

      Sasameki Koto is a GREAT series. So, so happy it’ll be animated.

    • March 18, 2009 at 4:35 pmGrant

      In re. to the theories on the Dragonball movie, I have but two points. The first is that the movie was released far too early. Much like some of ‘kaiju’ films earlier in history, it would have benefited greatly by waiting until special effects could match idea. As for its success at the box office I admit that I have not yet seen the movie, but it may experience what I call the “Eragon effect” where a movie will do very well initially because the fans come out in droves to see it. I’ll reserve any real judgment until I do see the movie, but I am not very hopeful.

    • March 18, 2009 at 5:48 pmNightflame

      @ARCADE: seems like you missed one news. “To Aru Kagaku no Choudenjibou” gonna get an adapation, too. ^^

    • March 18, 2009 at 5:49 pmNightflame

    • March 18, 2009 at 10:38 pmBROOKLYN otaku

      YEAH!! that’s what I’m talking about!! a JUICY daily dose, keep this up!…dogs & bullets manga was incomprehensible ..wouldn’t mind seeing the anime because there’s no way that incomprehensibility could be transferred over,,,then again maybe the scanlators sucked

    • March 19, 2009 at 2:23 amxau

      is the daily dose back?!

    • March 19, 2009 at 2:32 amArcade

      Nightflame:
      Oh, I didn’t miss it. Let me explain; the reason it wasn’t covered in this Dose is actually because its supposed to be Tuesday’s Dose. It just got posted a little late ’cause I’m a n00b. To Aru Kagaku no Choudenjibou will be in the next Dose.

      BROOKLYN otaku:
      The Trigun manga is another example of incomprehensible that I really don’t want to go into too much detail on, but the anime turned out pretty good. Perhaps Dogs will get the same treatment.

      xau:
      Hell yeah!!

    • March 19, 2009 at 10:58 amcalde

      Japanese are right. Wikipedia has far less bull$hit than most TV programs.

    • March 19, 2009 at 12:59 pmWingZerozxt

      Dragonball live action film!!! sheer blasphemy :P
      that is all!!!!

    • March 19, 2009 at 4:47 pmSkiks

      Pokemon hasn’t been dubbed by 4kids for ages. Pokemon USA does it now.

    • March 19, 2009 at 7:25 pmCaremine

      OMG DOGS ANIME! I can’t wait to see it!!

    • March 19, 2009 at 8:13 pmSeikun Phoenix

      That’s such a sad news on Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden.. 2010 that’s so long.. T_T

    • March 19, 2009 at 8:25 pmHachiko

      TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0?!
      sounds intense, man :]
      can’t wait~

    • March 20, 2009 at 4:26 amTang

      Congratulations. You lasted one goddamned post.

    • March 22, 2009 at 6:25 amdavid

      really nice clannad art