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  • 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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    March 28, 2009 at 5:51 am Comments (28)

    The Daily Dose

  • Manga Announcements:

    • Full Moon wo Sagashite mangaka Tanemura Arina will be launching a new manga in January called Sakura-Hime Kaden in the shoujo manga magazine Ribon. Saboten no Himitsu’s Haruta Nana and Aishiteruze Baby’s Maki Youko will also be starting new manga series in Ribon in the new year.

    • Happy Happy Clover’s Tatsuyama Sayuri will be starting a new manga in Decemeber called Kumappuri.

    • Mangaka Sawai Yoshio‘s (who previously worked on Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo) Chagecha series has ended.

    • The manga Boys on the Run will be getting a movie next fall. The manga has been halted for some time, but will be restarted next spring.

  • The Beat has posted a chapter of Black Jack for free viewing to celebrate Halloween.

  • A promotional video for Rintaro‘s Yona Yona Penguin is being streamed. A worldwide release for the film is scheduled September 2009.
  • A new PreCure series will be airing February 2009.
  • The Negima Ala Alba second OAD will be shipping on November 17. The official website has posted promotional videos which can be viewed here.
  • Hulu has added dubbed episodes of xxxHolic for free viewing.
  • Shonen Jump has announced that they will be streaming Dragonball, Dawn (One Piece), and Tegami Bachi specials November 24.
  • The website for the live-action movie Neko Rahmen is streaming a new trailer, the film has been set for release in Japan November 29.
  • Funimation is presenting the first episodes of Afro Samurai, Burst Angel, Basilisk, and MoonPhase for free via iTunes.
  • In this week’s episode of Hayashibara Megumi‘s Heartful Station radio program, it was revealed that Slayers EVOLUTION-R will be starting in January 2009. The OP will be called Front breaking, and the ED will be called Sunadokei (lit. Hourglass), and the CD with both will be out in February.
  • 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.
  • ToHeart2 artwork at left courtesy of バーニア600 on pixiv (account needed to access).

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    November 3, 2008 at 1:31 am Comments (10)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 13 (END)

    「Misty 振り下ろされる刃!」 (Misty. Furiorosareru Yaiba!)
    “Misty. The Blade Comes Swinging Down!”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Using the Sword of Light, Gourry is able to inflict some damage on Zanaffar, but Pokota reminds him that the sword’s a replica and they’re finished if it dies out.

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    September 25, 2008 at 2:19 am Comments (24)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 12

    「Legacy 決戦セイルーン!」 (Legacy. Kessen Seiruun!)
    “Legacy. Decisive Battle at Seyruun!”

    Episode at a Glance:
    With Ducuris and Zanaffar beginning their attack on Seyruun, Lina, Amelia, and the others arrive just in time to rally the troops and help out.

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    September 18, 2008 at 5:59 am Comments (12)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 11

    「Keep out しのびよる魔獣!」 (Keep out. Shinobiyoru Majuu)
    “Keep out. The Evil Beast Draws Near!”

    Episode at a Glance:
    With Zanaffar fully resurrected after absorbing Gioconda, Lina and the others find out that the silver beast obtained all her knowledge and experiences too, allowing it to speak.

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    September 11, 2008 at 5:56 pm Comments (13)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 10

    「Judgment 蘇る白銀!」 (Judgment. Yomigaeru Shirogane!)
    “Judgment. The Resurrected Silver!”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Despite falling into a spiked pit, Weiser is able to survive somehow, unlike the others before him.

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    September 4, 2008 at 6:46 pm Comments (16)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 09

    「Insider 真実を知るもの!」 (Insider. Shinjitsu wo Shiru Mono!)
    “Insider. Person Who Knows the Truth!”

    Episode at a Glance:
    In order to profit off their magical tanks, Gioconda tells Ducuris to force the coast line country of Vihard to buy their cheapest ones first and let demand naturally spread to the richer countries.

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    August 28, 2008 at 2:35 am Comments (12)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 08

    「Hurry up つっこめっ!いや,つっこむな?」 (Hurry up. Tsukkome! Iya, Tsukkomu na?)
    “Hurry up. Plunge In! Wait, Don’t Plunge In?”

    Episode at a Glance:
    After getting off the cruise liner, Lina and the others arrive at an unmarked fortress that Weiser steps out of.

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    August 21, 2008 at 4:17 am Comments (21)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 07

    「Gorgeous 狙われた豪華客船!?」 (Gorgeous. Nerawareta Gouka Kyakusen!?)
    “Gorgeous. The Targeted Extravagant Cruise Ship!?”

    Episode at a Glance:
    Claiming that it’s the fastest way to Gioconda, Lina boards a cruise liner with everyone at Amelia’s expense. On board, they find themselves targeted by what they believe to be the crew, so Pokota decides to levitate away.

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    August 14, 2008 at 12:29 am Comments (17)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 06

    「Fall on 奇祭!珍祭?あの玉押しあげろ!」 (Fall on, Kisai! Chinsai? Ano Tama wo Oshiagero!)
    “Fall on. Strange Festival! Rare Festival? Push that Ball Up!”

    Episode at a Glance:
    While waiting for Zuuma to arrive, Ducuris allows Fran and Zoran to try and steal Pokota’s Sword of Light for him. Meanwhile, Lina is chasing after Pokota for stealing her dried meat and winds up in Gongoro village.

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    August 7, 2008 at 2:41 am Comments (12)

    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)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 04

    「Drifter どっちが追うか追われるか!」 (Drifter Docchi ga Ou ka Owareru ka!)
    “Drifter. Who’s Chasing and Being Chased!”

    Episode at a Glance:
    In her search for Pokota, Lina is frustrated about not being able to find him and disregards all concerns for wild animals.

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    July 24, 2008 at 3:15 am Comments (24)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 03

    July 17, 2008 at 12:24 am Comments (16)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 02

    Summary:
    In order to clear up what’s going on, Lina asks Amelia about Weiser, so Amelia explains that Luvinagard made an official request to Seyruun about Lina’s whereabouts.

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    July 9, 2008 at 11:16 pm Comments (34)

    Slayers REVOLUTION – 01

    Summary:
    Far out on the open seas, a pirate fleet comes under attack by a small boat manned by one Lina Inverse and one Gourry Gabriev.

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    July 2, 2008 at 10:27 pm Comments (69)