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  • The title of Rumiko Takahashi‘s brand spanking new manga is Kyōkai no Rinne and it follows a girl named Sakura Mamiya. She has the ability to see ghosts after something happens to her when she was younger. It’s not exactly what you’d call original, but I hope this is in the vein of Takahashi’s darker Mermaid Forest manga. The series will premiere in Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine and in North America through Viz Media on TheRumicWorld.com on April 22nd.
  • Good news for those of us who’ve started the Zac Efron as Sousuke Sagara bandwagon; the young actor told the MTV Splash Page that discussions for the live action Full Metal Panic! are still “very early” and that the film is “to the point where it’s more than likely not going to happen.” I’m assuming that after the disaster known as Dragonball Evolution I’d be a bit reluctant to jump on board too.
  • It’s been announced that the eighth and final DVD installment of the Clannad After Story anime will include a special episode that is an alternate world arc about Kyou Fujibayashi. The episode is titled, “Another World: Kyou Arc” and the DVD will be released in Japan on July 1st.
  • A second season has been green-lit for the Hetalia – Axis Powers anime and will premiere this summer on the internet and mobile phones (in Japan only.) The series re-imagines various historical eras where its characters are archetypes of their countries.
  • For those of you who have been waiting for the English reiteration of Honey And Clover and NANA can finally get excited about something. Viz Media announced that they have set up websites for both anime where viewers will be able to buy, download-to-own, and/or stream the two series in the near future.
  • It was announced in the EVA-EXTRA01 paper magazine that Maaya Sakamoto is set to play a brand new character in the second film in the Rebuild Of Evangelion quadrilogy. The character’s name is Makinami Mari Illustrious and she shares the EVA tradition of having parts of her name to be named after World War II ships. It was also confirmed that Yuko Miyamura will reprise her role of Asuka, however with the new name of Shikinami Asuka Langley instead of Sohryu.
  • If you haven’t already seen it then head on over to TMS Entertainment‘s new Youtube page to watch the anime classic, Sherlock Hound. The series features Sherlock Holmes, his assistant Watson, and the housemaid Mrs. Hudson re-imagined as animals solving mysteries. The first six episodes are directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
  • If any of you out there played “Typing Mania 4“, it appears that “Typing Mania 5” is now up. Play at your own risk! (Thanks to David for the link.)
  • Editor’s Note: Hey, guys. Sorry you haven’t seen anything from me in over a week. I’ve been sick and since I’m a poor boy I still had to work.
  • Ulquiorra Cifer artwork courtesy of 餅和 on pixiv (account needed to access)

    April 18, 2009 at 3:36 am
    • April 18, 2009 at 3:40 amthenightsshadow

      Typing Mania 5 j/k

      Kyou Arc, huh? Interesting.

    • April 18, 2009 at 4:03 amZange

      Kyou Arc, I wonder if she is going to be married to Tomoya lol

    • April 18, 2009 at 4:15 amAnon

      Also, FUNi licensed Strike Witches and plans an early 2010 release

    • April 18, 2009 at 4:19 amMinnie

      I’m glad to hear the Kyou news as well as the news on Honey & Clover/NANA, both of which are awesome anime. Thank for the dose!


    • April 18, 2009 at 4:19 amStei

      Hollywood should be banned from making anime re-makes.

    • April 18, 2009 at 5:09 amKyuusei

      Why the bloody hell did they change Asuka’s name? Rumors of the name change have been floating around for awhile now and now its finally confirmed, but I still don’t know why they did it.

    • April 18, 2009 at 5:15 amWererat42

      Makinami Mari… Illustrious? Sounds like a porn star. Also wouldn’t be surprised if the rumored Eva movie gets scrapped.

      Here’s hoping that Takahashi’s new work doesn’t turn into another Inuyasha.

    • April 18, 2009 at 5:39 amoutcast

      If there is going to be a fmp movie let the asians handle it. Let the pretty hollywood boys star far away from it

    • April 18, 2009 at 6:16 amsplinks

      hm.. is it just me or does the link to typing mania 5 not work?

    • April 18, 2009 at 7:13 amWingZerozxt

      Apparently Zac Effron is an big manga fan! as such ive now gone bck to being indifferent to his exsistence!!!


    • April 18, 2009 at 7:13 amShinji103

      “It’s been announced that the eighth and final DVD installment of the Clannad After Story anime will include a special episode that is an alternate world arc about Kyou Fujibayashi. The episode is titled, “Another World: Kyou Arc” and the DVD will be released in Japan on July 1st.”

      #$%@ YEEEEEESSSSS!

      Only sad thing is that we still have over 2 months to wait for it. >.>

    • April 18, 2009 at 7:25 amdanie

      Just give us a new season or an animated movie or a string of OVAS already with FMP! I don’t think Hollywood(or its scriptwrters) is ready. Sousuke(and Kaname)are TOO COMPLEX to do. Heck, even if they change the seiyuu I will not be able to cope, much more a character-’EVOLUTION’ lol

    • April 18, 2009 at 7:42 amXercies

      My brain melted at Typing mania 5….

    • April 18, 2009 at 7:45 amFuruba


    • April 18, 2009 at 8:22 amKairu Ishimaru

      Yes! No more Zac Efron! YES!

    • April 18, 2009 at 10:21 amarigatou

      Add these in your next daily dose

      There would be another season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series added with Zan this coming summer 2009.

    • April 18, 2009 at 10:24 amlokix19a


    • April 18, 2009 at 10:30 amKyo

      YES YES YES!!! KYOU ARC!!! YEAHHHHHHH I’m looking forward for that episode!!!!

    • April 18, 2009 at 10:45 amJezreel

      TMS Entertainment’s publicing Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas Yeahh!!!

    • April 18, 2009 at 12:01 pmPfft

      Ah yes, Kyou arc~

    • April 18, 2009 at 12:23 pmStory

      I don’t really care about Kyou at all, but more CLANNAD is always something to look forward to.

    • April 18, 2009 at 1:45 pmcoconut

      fuck no!, kyou arc… ¬_¬

    • April 18, 2009 at 2:14 pmTenro

      I took Efron’s statements to mean that the project is still alive but that his involvement is “not likely to happen.” It but would be stupid, IMO, for a smaller studio like Mandalay to dish out money licensing FMP if they weren’t going to doing something with it.

    • April 18, 2009 at 3:56 pmdisgradius


      Man, typing master 5 is making me feel nostalgic remember all the good animes from years past. Why is it that I find most animes from the past few seasons rather bland?

    • April 18, 2009 at 4:40 pmArcade

      @ splinks
      It’s gotta be you. The link works fine for me.

      @ arigatou
      Don’t worry. It’ll be in the next Dose. The news for it popped up after I posted.

      @ Jezreel
      I wasn’t sure if there was anybody out there who still loved Saint Seiya. I’ll mention it in the next Dose.

    • April 18, 2009 at 4:59 pmOzzy03

      omfg, Never heard of Typingmania up to today, but my god, it’s addicting! xD

    • April 18, 2009 at 5:07 pmSeinime

      Yes Kyou Arc! More Clannad and more Kyou <3

    • April 18, 2009 at 5:59 pmtakeshi

      KYOU ARC!!! F*** YES!!! AWESOME!!! F*** YES!!

      on another arc, i wouldn’t mind a kappei arc. in fact, it could actually be a continuation of the …KYOU ARC! F*** YES!!

    • April 18, 2009 at 6:38 pmLostGirl29

      OMG A KYOU ARC!!!! That’s so funny cuz I thought that they weren’t gonna do an extra episode for the After Story and I was kinda disappointed cuz both Tomoyo and Kyou are my fav girls in Clannad but only Tomoyo had an extra episode… it feels good to be wrong

    • April 18, 2009 at 8:35 pmNinja Penguin

      “It was also confirmed that Yuko Miyamura will reprise her role of Asuka, however with the new name of Shikinami Asuka Langley instead of Sohryu.”

      After 14 years of being called Sohryu across various anime/games/manga/etc. what is the point of changing her name now? Considering the delays, don’t they have better things to spend time on? :(

      Now I’m getting worried about the Eva movies.

    • April 18, 2009 at 10:37 pmFlameStrike

      Heh Kyou arc huh, well Kyou fans are rejoicing now. However, if KyoAni sticks too close to the source material, Kyou might end up with less fans XD. Oh well more Clannad is WIN. I’m not a big Kyou fan (Her arc kind of ruined her character for me) but I’ll take what I’m given.

    • April 19, 2009 at 12:47 amAlyu

      Kyou Arc = freaking win. Can’t wait… (it may also tell us about what project is next, still hoping for little busters…)

    • April 19, 2009 at 2:23 amsacrifar00

      Kyou arc, finally.. Didn’t expect that to happen, but damn that’s an awesome mistake in my case. Finally addicted to Typingmania 5… Already AAA in Disillusion xD

    • April 19, 2009 at 3:33 pmtomtom

      yes! kyou! yes, they finally did it!
      i’m satisfied with tomoyo’s small arc and i will def. be satisfied with kyou’s arc!

    • April 20, 2009 at 2:28 amOdysseu08

      Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas looks awesome!!

    • April 20, 2009 at 4:56 pmZetsuboushita