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  • Vipers Creed, a series about members of a private military company after a great war, will be coming January 2009. It will be directed by Appleseed director Aramaki Shinji.
  • Shipwreck harem story 15 Bishoujo Hyouryuuki, created by Tsuyokiss creator Takahiro and Kuroda Kazuya, will be getting an OVA.
  • Anime Festival Asia and DarkMirage have conducted an interview with Macross Frontier singer May’n.
  • The Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō light novels will be getting animated.
  • A new Prince of Tennis manga will be starting in March.
  • Aria mangaka artist Kozue Amano will be launching the manga Amanchu! November 29.
  • Bandai has posted an english trailer of CODE GEASS R2. The first episode will be airing this Sunday on Adult Swim.
  • The live-action sequel to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai will be open in theaters May.
  • The 13th Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: The Jet Black Chaser will be opening in April.
  • If you find anything that you think I should mention on any particular day’s Daily Dose, please send me (not Omni) an email with the words “ANIME NEWS” somewhere in the subject line.
  • CODE GEASS Halloween artwork at left courtesy of つき on pixiv (account needed to access).

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    October 31, 2008 at 10:22 pm Comments (34)

    The Daily Dose

  • After nearly a one-month hiatus because of the new season, I’m back to doing Daily Doses. This particular post is a bit of a backlog post for the big items from the past few weeks.
  • If you watched the first Gundam 00 series and haven’t yet been spoiled about a certain something, I urge you NOT to go to the official site. I made the mistake of doing so after I saw the commercial that aired after this weekend’s episode of CODE GEASS, and I got spoiled when I checked out the details on the list of Mobile Suits.
  • New Anime Announcements (list almost entirely courtesy of MOON PHASE)
         • BLACK LAGOON is getting a third series.
         • Kyou no Go no Ni is also getting a television anime (instead of more OVAs).
         • ef – a tale of melodies anime has been announced for this Fall season.
         • Umineko no Naku Koro ni is getting an anime.
         • Shounen manga Kuroshitsuji is getting an anime.
         • Mystery/supernatural novel series Mouryou no Hako is getting an anime that’ll be         produced by Madhouse and will have character designs done by CLAMP.
         • Love adventure game Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka will be getting an anime this Fall. This         series is going to have a truckload of voice talent, including the likes of Hirano Aya,         Kugimiya Rie, Inoue Marina, and Tanaka Rie.
  • The Tales of the Abyss anime adaptation will air this Fall on MBS, meaning it has a good chance of taking Macross F’s Thursday timeslot since Gundam 00 is likely replacing CODE GEASS R2.
  • The White Album anime adaptation has a website now with news that the series will start January of 2009. It will feature Hirano Aya and Mizuki Nana in two of the lead roles.
  • And finally, in the aftermath of the leaked BONES document incident, MOON PHASE confirms that he got word a while ago that there is indeed a new Full Metal Alchemist series in the works – an original manga version – likely to be officially announced at the end of the year.
  • 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 サツキ on pixiv (account needed to access)….and yes, I have been reading Toradora! recently

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    July 16, 2008 at 5:30 am Comments (82)

    Random Musings – Haruhi, Higurashi, and ZnT Sequels Edition

    Before I get to today’s episode of Myself; Yourself, a few quick news items that have come up in the past 24 hours:

  • For those that might not have heard yet, Suzumiya Haruhi is getting some more viral marketing in the form of its website being taken down. ANN has a good write-up on it, and MOON PHASE notes that the copyright for three years (2007-2009) might mean that they’ll be animating two seasons from the fall of 2008 into the spring of 2009. It’s also noteworthy that the director is now Takemoto Yasuhiro (whose previous works include FMP! TSR and the majority of Lucky Star) instead of Ishihara Tatsuya.
  • Higurashi is also getting a third series, according to animate.TV. No further details available yet.
  • Also, to no one’s surprise (at least not mine), the newest MF Bunko J came with an official announcement that there’ll be a third Zero no Tsukaima series. I didn’t think very highly of the second series, but maybe third time’s the charm.
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    December 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm Comments (44)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 11

    September 13, 2007 at 11:38 pm Comments (45)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 10

    The town meeting is called – what should be done about this Satoko situation?

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    September 8, 2007 at 3:21 am Comments (27)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 09

    Keiichi rallies the mob as they head over to… the police department.

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    August 30, 2007 at 10:18 pm Comments (20)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 08

    Rika can’t find Satoko – where could she be? Rika fears the worst, as it’s been all too familiar. Yea, Teppei is back, the scumbag that also happens to be Satoko’s uncle and legal guardian.

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    August 23, 2007 at 9:27 pm Comments (32)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 07

    This week kicks off with the gang in the classroom cleaning some old junk that they are planning to sell at the auction. Mion shows up with her box of homemade ohagi (OH SHI-).

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    August 16, 2007 at 10:02 pm Comments (32)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 06

    Currently in the transition between worlds, Rika accounts the previous storylines she has encountered. Like Keiichi showing Bonds that you don’t need steroids to do some serious damage with a baseball bat (or maybe it was roid rage after all).

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    August 9, 2007 at 10:10 pm Comments (40)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 05

    After a recap of events leading up to this episode, we finally arrive at the midnight scene of the mysterious men tripping Satoko’s clapper alarm.

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    August 2, 2007 at 8:37 pm Comments (45)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 04

    The festival is here – it’s time for some killin’!!!!

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    July 26, 2007 at 10:55 pm Comments (24)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 03

    June 11. The fated day is approaching. Rika tears another day off the calendar with a heavy heart and a futile resolve. She tries to keep her spirits up for the sake of her friends, but her emotional fatigue cannot hold up much longer. Maybe a trip to the festival grounds can cheer her up?

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    July 19, 2007 at 11:46 pm Comments (30)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 02

    Her spirit transcends time and space, but yet is unable to control the very fate that binds her to the force of inevitability. She laments the tragedy of those who have suffered time and time again, and yearns with a hardened despair for those days of happiness that continue to elude them. No, the promise land is nothing but a distant dream, and yet, Rika will continue fighting for those she loves.

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    July 13, 2007 at 6:04 pm Comments (74)

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai – 01

    Enter Mamoru Asakasa, the forgettable police detective who had the run-in with ni-paa Rika way back when. It’s about 30 years after the events of the first season, and he’s back in Hinamizawa to check up on the status of the now-deserted town.

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    July 5, 2007 at 8:04 pm Comments (66)