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  • It was announced at the end of the 25th episode of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season that a film was in the works and will open in Japanese theaters in 2010. So that should be plenty of time for me to catch up with both seasons.
  • The second promotional video for Sengoku Basara, a video game adaptation for the Playstation 2, is up for streaming at the official website. It premieres April 1st.
  • It was announced by GDH that the company will sell off its game development subsidiary Gonzo Rosso. The company plans to refocus itself on its animation business with Gonzo. I’ve never played any of their games, but I’m sure this is sad news indeed for somebody.
  • Yoko Kamio‘s Matsuri Special SP manga spinoff will be in the July issue of Shueisha‘s Deluxe Margaret magazine. In the same issue will be Kazune Kawahara‘s Enkoi Debut which is the follow up to High School Debut.
  • The artist behind the manga versions of Blood+ and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is starting two new mangas in April and May in Square Enix‘s Young Gangan magazine.
  • The manga series Twin Spica is getting a live-action TV drama on June 11th. The series will be broadcast on the NHK and actress Nanami Sakuraba is set to play the lead.
  • The next manga for Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano will be featured in the Shonengahosha‘s Young King Ours magazine and its title is Drifters. I’m curious if this will include Hirano’s trademark craziness or not.
  • Gundam 00 artwork courtesy of makki on pixiv (account needed to access)

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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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  • The president of Sunrise, Kenji Uchida, had previously announced at the Tokyo International Anime Fair that the deciding factor to go ahead with the 20th Century Fox live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop was the casting of Keanu Reeves. Reeves made two visits to the studio to express his interest in the project which Uchida states was what made the deal go through. Interestingly enough Uchida noted that negotiations between the two companies went on for two years until it was agreed upon that Sunrise assert quality control. His exact words were, “If the script is terrible, the live-action film adaptation will not be approved.” Perhaps the film will exclude Reeves’ popular “I know kung fu” and “Woah” quotes.
  • Senjō no Valkyria -Gallian Chronicles- promotional video from the Tokyo International Anime Fair is streaming at the official website. The video game sounds interesting, but since I’m too lazy for video games these days hopefully the anime will be a good substitute.
  • FUNimation and GDH have announced a strategic alliance in which FUNi will stream its current and future works on their official website. There will also be a download to own feature on their site and others yet to be announced.
  • Tact Aoki is directing The Asylum Session 3D, a 60-minute 3D computer-animated film, that’s scheduled for release in two theaters this summer in Tokyo and Osaka.
  • Kazuya Minekura announced that her current manga project Saiyuki Gaiden will end this May.
  • This July Kadokawa Shoten plans to launch a new magazine entitled Young Ace and it will see the return of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto‘s Neon Genesis Evangelion, MPD-Psycho, Summer Wars, and Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu.
  • Death The Kid artwork courtesy of しぇんな on pixiv (account needed to access)

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  • The To Aru Kagaku no Railgun anime was announced in a flyer and an onscreen image at the end of the final episode of To Aru Majutsu no Index. I’m sure Omni will talk about it more when he writes that up.
  • The trailer for Kōkyō Shihen Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai has been posted on its official website. The film is set to open in Japan on April 25th.
  • Satoru Nagasawa of Maria-sama ga Miteru fame will remake Yukari Ichijo‘s Nichiyōbi wa Issho ni manga in Shueisha‘s Margaret magazine’s next issue.
  • A new Space Battleship Yamato set 21 years after the original will see a theatrical release in 2009. The project was revealed in August when Yoshinobu Nishizaki announced Yamato Studio was built in Tokyo.
  • Ken’ichi Kasai will be directing the Aoi Hana anime which is based off the yuri manga. The official website has launched a staff list and a promotional video (which apparently doesn’t have any actual animation).
  • A promotional video is up for NisiOisin‘s Bakemonogatari anime adaptation. Akiyuki Shinbo is set to direct, Akio Watanabe on character designs with Satoru Kousaki composing the score.
  • At the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009 this past Wednesday Crunchyroll announced that it will continue the following series: Gintama, Naruto Shippūden, and Shugo Chara!. They are planning to stream: Black Jack Special: The 4 Miracles Of Life, Catman, Chi’s Sweet Home, Mainichi Kāsan, and Saki.
  • Toei Animation revealed Toei Robot Girls anime at the Tokyo International Anime Fair. The project will include girls dressed up as the various mecha in Toei’s catalog.
  • Masamune Shirow and Lucent Pictures Entertainment shared their Squad collaboration at the Tokyo International Anime Fair. A tagline of, “A battle for the front mission — I’ll cover your back” was included, but no other release details were presented by the company.
  • At the Tokyo International Anime Fair the Toei booth announced that they were hard at work on a feature film entitled Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~ (Rainbow-Colored Fireflies: The Eternal Summer Vacation~.) There were two pictures taken of the booth: 1 | 2.
  • A promotional video for Hellsing Ultimate VI has been posted after it made its rounds at the Tokyo International Anime Fair this week.
  • Sunrise and Summer Days With Coo director Keiichi Hara revealed at the Tokyo International Anime Fair that they are working on a new film adaptation of Eto Mori’s Colorful for a possible 2010 opening.
  • The English trailer of Musashi: The Dream Of The Last Samurai, a collaboration between Mamoru Oshii and Mizuho Nishikubo, was posted at Anime News Network. Oshii developed and wrote the story with Nishikubo directing. The film will get a summer theatrical release.
  • A promotional video has been posted for Kenji Kamiyama‘s Eden Of The East. Chika Umino is providing character designs, Kenji Kawai will do the score, and Yusuke Takeda on art direction. Surprisingly enough is that English rock band Oasis will provide the opening theme, “Falling Down.” I don’t know about Oasis doing the opener, but this anime looks damn beautiful.
  • Mikoto artwork courtesy of はいむら on pixiv (account needed to access)

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  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of The Sky has been green-lit as an anime adaptation. It will premiere April 12th on the Pokémon Sunday variety program.
  • The Fanroad anime magazine ended it’s 29 year old run this Saturday with it’s April issue. The magazine was a spinoff of Big Comic magazine and it specialized in reader-submitted art and manga.
  • Toy maker Yamato posted in their blog a multimedia project called Enka Ōdō Dai Shōgun. The project will include an anime adaptation by Studio Anima, illustrations, figures, novels, manga, drama CDs, and 3D computer graphics.
  • The live-action Dragonball film opened as the #1 film in five of the eight Asian markets. The film opens in the United Kingdom on April 3rd and the United States on April 8th. I imagine this film turning out to be so bad that it’s good. Anybody else agree?
  • Anon Pictures plans to exhibit the slapstick comedy Inuwari-san at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF). Keiko Yamamoto will play the canine police officer who loves law, order, and tea.
  • Shirow Miwa debut manga Dogs will get an anime adaptation this summer with the fourth volume of the manga Dogs: Bullets & Carnage. The official website has launched with a promotional video.
  • The adult-adventure game Princess Lover! will be getting an anime. Hiromitsu Kanazawa will be helming the project as director with Makoto Nakamura doing the scripting. The official website promises an update March 18th.
  • The Kampfer light novel series has an anime adaptation in the works. Toshihiko Tsukiji also wrote the Maburaho light novels and the Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ pachinko games.
  • Lucent Pictures Entertainment and Studio 4°C are launching a new animation studio called Lucent 4°C (LFC). The first joint project will be announced sometime at the end of the year.
  • The Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden manga will not resume until spring of 2010. Manga-ka Yuu Watase announced through her website that the delay is due to her physical condition and her commitment to her other titles.
  • 4Kids Entertainment announced yesterday net losses of US $19.6 million in the last three months of 2008. Net revenues dropped to $14.3 million and contributed to the increase of total losses of the year as a whole. Doesn’t look so good for 4Kids. Hopefully 4Kids sees this as a sign that it’s time to stop focusing so much time selling toys to kids and spending a bit more time on the original material.
  • Takashi Ikeda‘s Sasameki Koto yuri manga was green-lit for an anime.
  • Manga-ka Rumiko Takahashi‘s latest work starts in the 16th issue of Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine on April 22nd. The issue also marks Shonen Sunday’s 50th anniversary in which a special 30-page one-shot by Takahashi and Mitsuru Adachi will be published called My Sweet Sunday.
  • According to Yahoo! research, Wikipedia is the third most credible source of information media in Japan. It fell behind newspapers and radio, but surprisingly it beat out television.
  • Crunchyroll has announced that it will stream a worldwide simulcast of the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime. The episodes will be available for it’s Anime Subscribers within an hour they premiere on Japan’s TV Tokyo station every Saturday at 10:30 AM (Friday at 9:30 PM EDT).
  • At the Tokyo International Anime Fair Studio Bones announced an original series entitled Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 this July. The series is about the 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will happen in Tokyo sometime in the next 30 years. The anime will follow a what-if scenario if an 8.0 earthquake took place. I really enjoyed Xam’d Lost Memories so I think this will be a series I’ll watch.
  • Clannad artwork courtesy of 茨乃 on pixiv (account needed to access)

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  • Manga Announcements:

    &#149 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.

    &#149 Happy Happy Clover’s Tatsuyama Sayuri will be starting a new manga in Decemeber called Kumappuri.

    &#149 Mangaka Sawai Yoshio‘s (who previously worked on Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo) Chagecha series has ended.

    &#149 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.

  • &#149 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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  • 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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  • New Anime Announcements:
    &#149 Seto no Hanayome will be getting a two part OVA. The first part will be shipped on November 28, while the second will follow up on January 30. A streaming commercial has also been released, which can be viewed here.

    &#149 xxxHOLiC is getting a two part OVA called ×××HOLiC Shunmuki. The two parts will be released on February 17 and March 15.

  • The official website for Black God has posted a few screenshots from the first episode.
  • The first half of Switch OVA 1 is available for free viewing here.
  • Ashita no Joe manga artist Tetsuya Chiba is in the works of creating a 2-part 90 page manga called Tomogaki.
  • Death Edge (manga) has just been launched this week, the summary details on “angels” in a fictional town that are fighting a holy war.
  • The manga Jinki -Shinsetsu- has ended in Japan.
  • The manga Dokuro-chan Ripiru has also ended in Japan.
  • Crunchyroll has partnered up with Toei Animation to bring english subtitled episodes of Slam Dunk, Fist of the North Star, Digimon Adventure 02, and Pretty Cure! on a weekly basis for streaming and downloading.
  • 3 people were arrested for stealing a Dragon Ball vending machine last week.
  • 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.
  • Gundam 00 artwork at left courtesy of シチ on pixiv (account needed to access).

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  • New Anime Announcements:
    &#149 Pani Poni Dash will be getting a new episode with the release of the DVD-box March 2009.
    &#149 Tenchi Muyo-inspired Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari will be getting animated.
    &#149 A Gundam “surprise” project is underway to mark the franchise’s 30th anniversary.
    &#149 The next Tsubasa Chronicle OVA will be called Tsubasa Shunraiki and will be two episodes released on March 17 and then April 17th.
    &#149 Slayers will be getting a 5th series titled Slayers EVOLUTION-R; this will be a sequel to Slayers REVOLUTION.
  • (Promo video): Major the movie will be out in Japan December 13.
  • Morning 2 will be posting 3 of their issues online for free.
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration will ship in North America December 30.
  • Top Shelf will be publishing AX Anthology.
  • Bungaku Shoujo will be getting a second manga adaption.
  • 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.
  • Nunnally artwork at left courtesy of kl on pixiv (account needed to access) in celebration of her birthday yesterday.

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    Hey everyone, a lot of events that have occurred recently left Random Curiosity in a pinch, well kinda ^^’. Divine was a great asset but unfortunately he has left for personal reasons, leaving Omni to once again man the fort on his own. Over the past few months I’ve noticed that the Daily Dose hasn’t made much of a presence like it used to. It was a convenience since it supplied information that everyone looked forward to reading and I felt it made Random Curiosity unique in its own way. I’ve recently contacted Omni and offered my help by doing the Daily Doses in his place. I’m looking forward to working with all of you.

    -Sixthdawn

  • New Anime Announcements:
    &#149Hetalia Axis Powers is getting animated.
    &#149Higurashi no Naku Koro no Rei (5-part OAV) will begin airing late December.
    &#149Kiss x Sis will be getting animated on DVD.
    &#149Bakemonogatari is getting animated.
    &#149Maria†Holic is getting animated.
    &#149Black God is getting animated.
    &#149A new season of Full Metal Alchemist has been confirmed.
    &#149Haruhi-chan, Churuya-san will be getting anime shorts.
    &#149Gonzo will be animating Dungeon & Fighter (Slap Up Party -Arad Senki-).
    &#149Hatsukoi Limited is getting animated.
    &#149Asakiyumemishi is getting animated and will premiere next January.
    &#149Minami-ke is getting a 3rd season.
    &#149Denpateki na Kanojo is getting animated.
    &#149Souten Kouro is getting animated.
    &#149Shangri-La is getting animated.
    &#149Zettai Yareru Greece Shinwa is getting animated.
    &#149Hajime no Ippo will be getting a new series January 2009.
    &#149Koi Hime†Musou is getting an OVA.
    &#149Sunrise‘s new upcoming series is Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo.
    &#149Spice and Wolf‘s second season has been confirmed.
    &#149Asura Cryin’ is getting animated.
    &#149Sengoku Basara is getting animated.
    &#149428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~ is getting animated.
    &#149Street Fighter IV will be getting an anime adaption.
    &#149Project MP will be getting an anime adaption.
    &#149Kemono no Soja will be getting an anime adaption.
    &#149Before Green Gables will be getting adapted into an anime.
  • Kannagi artwork at left courtesy of 真琉樹 on pixiv (account needed to access).

    Much more accumulated news after the jump!