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The Daily Dose

  • Wizard Entertainment ended its anime and manga magazine, Anime Insider, after eight years of publication. R.I.P. Anime Insider (2001-2009.)
  • A flyer announced new manga for Shin Strike Witches, CANAAN, Shin Koihime†Musō, G-Senjō no Maō, Summer Wars Gaiden, Angel Magister, and Valkyrie Complex premiering this July in Kadokawa Shoten‘s Comp Ace.
  • Studio Fantasia made an announcement on their blog that their next anime project was green-lit. There are no further details. Someone call it!
  • A promotional video is streaming for Sora no Manimani on the official website. The anime series is based on the manga of the same name by Mami Kashiwabara.
  • The anime adaptation for Natsume Ono‘s Ristorante Paradiso‘s promotional video is being streamed at its official website.
  • A second promotional video is up at the official website for Saki, a high-school mahjong anime.
  • The mangaka creator of The Law Of Ueki is launching a new ping pong manga series called Takkoku!!! in Shogakukan‘s monthly Shonen Sunday Super Zōkan spinoff magazine in April.
  • My Sweet Sunday, a one-shot collaboration between popular mangaka creators Rumiko Takahashi and Mitsuru Adachi, was posted on Shogakukan’s website to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine.
  • A promotional video is streaming on the website for Hayate The Combat Butler!!‘s second season and it premieres April 3rd.
  • Ryuuji and Taiga artwork courtesy of 美月めいあ on pixiv (account needed to access)

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    GReeeeN – Setsuna PV

    So I was listening to the radio while working on the Spring Preview, and GReeeeN‘s 「刹那」 (Setsuna) came on. The song immediately stuck in my head, and so I went and looked up the PV for it since it’s a very recent song. To my surprise, the PV was actually really amusing. It’s one of those music videos that actually tells a story, and in this case, it takes on a tokusatsu/sentai flair with the redemption of a washed-up hero. It’s cheesy, but that’s what’s so fun about it, and I enjoyed it enough that I thought it was worth sharing, so here it is.

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