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  • The Macross Frontier website has updated with information about the Ranka Lee/Nakajima Megumi mini-live occurring this weekend at the Odaiba VenusFort. The website also now features a video showing Ranka’s moves while singing her debut song, Seikan Hikou.
  • On the topic of Macross music (mainly because this news came out before I started doing Daily Doses, and I’ve neglected to mention it till now), the second OP starting in July will be the song Lion, performed by both Nakajima Megumi and Nakabayashi May, and the new ED will be Sheryl Nome/Nakabayashi May’s Northern Cross.
  • Famitsu has a preview of Bounen no Xamdou, the upcoming BONES series. Still no official word on which season it’ll be airing in, though I would guess this Fall since it’s not going to be Summer.
  • Popular singer Ayaka‘s song Konya mo Hoshi ni Dakarete will be used as the theme song to the upcoming Oshii Mamoru movie, The Sky Crawlers.
  • The website for the upcoming Sekirei series has updated with airdates, a new 3-minute trailer (requires Internet Explorer), and the advance screenings times at various Comic Toranoana shops across Japan on June 28th. Sekirei is now set to premiere on TOKYO MX on Wednesday, July 2nd.
  • The Hidamari Sketch x 365 website has updated with airdates and opening/ending song previews. Hidamari Sketch x 365 is set to premiere on TV Tokyo on Thursday, July 3rd.
  • 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 瀬奈 on pixiv (account needed to access).

    June 13, 2008 at 3:56 am
    • June 13, 2008 at 4:07 amMyssa Rei

      Argh for being at workm I was able to get the Ranka vid up, but no sound to enjoy her song with. Tsk.

    • June 13, 2008 at 4:23 amKokWeng

      New opening and ending?Great!

    • June 13, 2008 at 4:47 amsplinks

      how does the ‘video showing Ranka’s moves while singing her debut song’ work?

    • June 13, 2008 at 5:07 amj0ny

      open it with windows media player…and looking forward to this!

    • June 13, 2008 at 5:29 amoutcast

      i want to see that minilive.
      I think i saw some anime music show once before how was it called…
      this one made me lol very hard and was cool to see as well.

    • June 13, 2008 at 5:31 amblissmo

      I wonder if you’re ever gonna run out of pictures to use for the Daily Doses lols

    • June 13, 2008 at 5:35 amromeoxjuliet

      I can’t open the 3 minute trailer even when i used Internet Explorer

    • June 13, 2008 at 5:38 amromeoxjuliet

      Edit:It’s okay,i solved the problem

    • June 13, 2008 at 5:40 amtekky99

      Okay the preview for Bonen no Xamdou has really got me excited. Same character designs as Eureka Seven! w00tz

      oh btw
      congrats on your Anime Blogger Award!

    • June 13, 2008 at 5:48 amOmni

      splinks: Click the Play button for that first video listed, and if you have Windows Media Player, it should automatically start up. Alternatively, the MMS download link is mms://, but you’ll need a special downloader (like FlashGet) to get that.

      blissmo: I doubt it :P In fact, I’m pretty sure I could do this for a long time using just Macross Frontier fanart alone.

    • June 13, 2008 at 6:32 amkhan

      Excellent. I’m enjoying these Daily Doses. Cheers.

    • June 13, 2008 at 7:47 amYukiruchan

      Can’t wait to hear Macross’s new OP/ED ^_^~!

      I still miss yesterday’s Macross episode.

    • June 13, 2008 at 8:34 amdeadguy

      Am liking 「ねこ日記」 from the macrossf website’s music section ^^…cats…thanks for the link ^^

    • June 13, 2008 at 8:46 amcorroded

      interesting i got to open it with firefox and without WMP @_@ it automatically opened up winamp though…and taht chibi ranka was cute as hell

    • June 13, 2008 at 11:33 amWingZero zxt

      Regarding Macross which are the relavent series to watch in order to enhance my viewing pleasure of Frontier ive already seen SDF MACROSS and Macross Zero aswell as Plus.???

      (This week for anime sucks. No golgo 13 no macross, no naruto! If the cancel code geass for earthquake or some other unavoidable reason im gonna be unhappy :(

    • June 13, 2008 at 11:55 amChicle

      yay, hidamari sketch

    • June 13, 2008 at 1:25 pmKaris

      Man, Popular singers are getting younger every time now. Iida Ayaka is three months younger than me(we share the same 18th day), yet I am a huge fan of her songs! Still, I have NEVER heard of Ayaka performing her songs in an anime series, so this will be her first when Sky Crawlers come up which am really excited about!

    • June 13, 2008 at 2:25 pmJounin

      I voted for the Daily Dose to be very useful. All because of the Ranka video! :)

    • June 13, 2008 at 3:48 pmSyaoran Li

      I want to see Zero no Tsukaima III so badly… they need to settle the score in some points. And for God’s sake, Mamiko Noto’s character, blows my mind away…

    • June 13, 2008 at 4:10 pmWaffo-tan

      @WingZero zxt

      You probably would want to watch Macross 7. There’s been a few references to it in Frontier.

    • June 14, 2008 at 12:13 amllxwarbirdxll

      Who cares about Bounen no Xamdou? I want some news on Hero Man!