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Wednesday News- May 9, 2018

Wednesday News- May 9, 2018

1st Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel Film’s Enlgish-dubbed Trailer streamed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-08/1st-fate-stay-night-heaven-feel-film-english-dubbed-trailer-streamed/.131329

Is Love Really Difficulty for Otaku? Male Nerds Weigh In on Experiences- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-05-08/is-love-really-difficult-for-otaku-male-nerds-weigh-in-on-experiences/.131289

Review: Obessions of an Otome Gamer eBook 1Elementary Achool Years– https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/obsessions-of-an-otome-gamer/ebook-1/.130902

Kakuriyo- Bed & Breakfast for Spirits– Stage Play Reveals Main Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-08/kakuriyo-bed-and-breakfast-for-spirits-stage-play-reveals-main-cast/.131327

Is Tada Never Falls In Love Worth Your Time?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-05-08/.131296

Anime-

  • Ace Attorney Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Batman Ninja BD/DVD
  • Batman Ninja Steelbook BD
  • Batman Ninja DVD
  • Is It Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon?! (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (OAV) BD
  • Is It Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon?! (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (OAV)DVD
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Season 2 BD

Manga-

  • Ajin – Demi-Human GN 11
  • The Bride Was a Boy GN
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition GN 1 (Hardcover)
  • Grand Blue Dreaming GN 9 (Ditigal Only)
  • GTO: Paradise Lost GN 8 (Ditigal Only)
  • Happiness GN 7
  • Heaven’s Design Team GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • I am a Hero Omnibus GN 6
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria GN 3
  • Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler GN 5
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon GN 1
  • Requiem of the Rose King GN 8
  • Sherlock: The Great Game GN
  • Star Wars: Lost Stars GN 1
  • A Strange and Mystifying Story GN 3
  • Sweetness and Lightning GN 10
  • Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs GN  1

Other-

  • Megadimension Neptunia VIIR PlayStation 4 Game
  • Parasyte Live-Action Parts 1 & 2 BD/DVD
  • Toradora! Novel 1
  • Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf Novel  2

Wednesday News- May 2, 2018

Wednesday News- May 2, 2018

News-

Ryotaro Okiayu, Aimi Tanaka, Sayaka Senbongi Join Food Wars! The Third Plate Anime’s Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-01/ryotaro-okiayu-aimi-tanaka-sayaka-senbongi-join-food-wars-the-third-plate-anime-cast/.130986

Review: Perfect World GN 1- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/perfect-world/gn-1/.130592

The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2018/spring/.129741

Anonymous Noise Anime’s English Dub Cast Revealed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-01/anonymous-noise-anime-english-dub-cast-revealed/.131072

Serial Experiments Lain’s Chiaki J. Konaka Discusses Writing Game, Anime’s Stories- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-05-01/serial-experiments-lain-chiaki-j-konaka-discusses-writing-game-anime-stories/.131027

Anime-

  • Atom The Beginning BD
  • Ayakashi DVD
  • Fair, then Partly Piggy BD/DVD
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower BD/DVD
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Collection 1 BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Collection 1 DVD
  • Naruto Shippūden Set 34 DVD
  • Space Warrior Baldios Movie BD
  • Toriko the Movie: Secret Recipe of Gourmet God! DVD
  • Zatch Bell: 101st Devil DVD
  • Zatch Bell: Attack of Mechavulcan DVD

Manga-

  • Anonymous Noise GN 8
  • Battle Divas – The Incorruptible Battle Blossom Princess Novel 1
  • Beware the Kamiki Brothers! GN 1
  • Black Clover GN 11
  • Bleach Omnibus GN 23
  • Chi’s Sweet Adventures GN 1 (Color)
  • Everyone’s Getting Married GN 8
  • Haikyu!! GN 23
  • Hoshin Engi GN 5
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Stardust Crusaders GN 7 (Hardcover)
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War GN 2
  • Kimi ni Todoke GN 29
  • Lord Marksman and Vanadis GN 7
  • Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report Novel 1
  • Nameless Asterism GN 7
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend GN 3
  • One Piece GN 86
  • Oresama Teacher GN 24
  • Strawberry Panic! Novel 2
  • Strongest Gamer – Let’s Play in Another World Novel 1
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 26
  • Toriko GN 42
  • Twin Star Exorcists GN 12

Other-

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch Game

Wednesday News- April 24, 2018

Wednesday News- April 24, 2018

Live-Action Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia’s Case Files Film Reveals Teaser Poster, November Opening- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-24/live-action-antiquarian-bookshop-biblia-case-files-film-reveals-teaser-poster-november-opening/.130759

2nd Live-Action Gintama Film’s Teaser Streamed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-24/2nd-live-action-gintama-film-teaser-streamed/.130797

Review: PTSD Radio GNs 1-2- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/ptsd-radio/gns-1-2/.130453

1st Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel Film’s English Dub Debuts in U.S. Theaters on June 5- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-24/1st-fate-stay-night-heaven-feel-film-english-dub-debuts-in-u.s-theaters-on-june-5/.130774

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Gets Nintendo Switch Release in 2018- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-24/guilty-gear-xx-accent-core-plus-r-gets-nintendo-switch-release-in-2018/.130771

Anime-

  • ClassicaLoid BD
  • Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 4: Loss BD/DVD
  • Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 4: Loss DVD
  • KADO – The Right Answer BD/DVD
  • Koro Sensei Quest! BD/DVD
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon MaidBD/DVD
  • Sailor Moon Super S BD/DVD
  • Sailor Moon Super S DVD
  • Sailor Moon Super S Limited Edition BD/DVD

Manga-

  • Aho Girl A Clueless Girl  GN 6
  • Akame ga KILL! GN 14
  • Aoharu x Machine Gun GN 10
  • Astra Lost in Space GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • As Miss Beelzebub Likes GN 1
  • Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle GN 2
  • Beauty Bunny GN 5(Digital Only)
  • Bloodivores GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage GN 4
  • A Certain Magical Index GN 13
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • ēlDLIVE GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise GN  3
  • The Honor Student at Magic High School GN 8
  • Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia GN 3
  • Kin-iro Mosaic GN 6
  • Kokkoku: Moment by Moment GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Made in Abyss GN 2
  • Magical Girl Raising Project GN 2
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun GN 9
  • Murciélago GN 6
  • Mushoku Tensei – Jobless Reincarnation GN 7
  • My Brother the Shut-in GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected GN 8
  • Napping Princess GN  1
  • Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi GN 10
  • Outbreak Company Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Overlord GN 6
  • Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn GN 10
  • PTSD Radio GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 3: Truth of Zero GN 3
  • Sekirei GN 4
  • Silver Spoon GN  2
  • Taboo Tattoo GN  10
  • To Your Eternity GN 4
  • Today’s Cerberus GN 8
  • Until Your Bones Rot GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Val x Love GN 2
  • Witchcraft Works GN 11
  • Yowamushi Pedal Omnibus GN 8

Other-

  • The Asterisk War Novel 6
  • Baccano! Novel 7 (Hardcover)
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! Novel 10
  • Gal*Gun 2 PlayStation 4 GameAn
  • I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Novel 1
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Novel 5
  • Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream Novel
  • Power Rangers Kyuukyuu Sentai Gogofive DVD
  • Psychedelica of The Black Butterfly PlayStation Vita GamePl
  • Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon Novel 1
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Novel 4
  • Strangulation Kubishime Romanticist Novel
  • Sword Art Online Alicization Dividing Novel 13
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Novel 2

Wednesday News- April 18, 2018

Wednesday News- April 18, 2018

News- 

Shelf Life: March Comes in Like a Lion Season 1 Part 1- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/shelf-life/2018-04-16/.130383

Review: Queen’s Quality GN 1-
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/queen-quality/gn-1/.120383

Magical Girl Ore-
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/magical-girl-ore/.130399

Shaman King Manga’s New Arc Gets 3 Prologue Chapters Before May Debut- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-17/shaman-king-manga-new-arc-gets-3-prologue-chapters-before-may-debut/.130488

Anime-

  • Interviews with Monster Girls BD/DVD
  • Haikyu!! Second Season BD
  • Haikyu!! Second Season DVD
  • Haikyu!! Second Season Premium Box Set BD/DVD
  • Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON Season 1 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Urara Meirochou BD

Manga-

  • Again!! GN 2
  • Cosplay Animal GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Days GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction GN 1
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju GN 6
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Fairy Tail S Tales From Fairy Tail GN 2
  • Fire Punch GN 2
  • Giant Killing GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Goblin Slayer! GN 2
  • Imperfect Girl GN 3
  • Kagerou Daze GN  9
  • Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear GN 8
  • Peach Mermaid GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Prince’s Black Poison GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • The Royal Tutor GN 6
  • Spirit Circle GN 3
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 5
  • To Love Ru Darkness GN  4
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re GN 4
  • World’s End Harem GN 1
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku GN 1

Other-

  • Infinite Stratos Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel 6
  • Monster Girl Doctor Novel 2
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life PlayStation 4 Game

Wednesday News- April 11, 2018

Wednesday News- April 11, 2018

News-

The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2018/spring/.129741

Review: Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s battle Royale GN 1- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/kenka-bancho-otome/love-battle-royale/gn-1/.129643

Love and Lies Promo Video Preview Anime DVD’s 2 Episodes- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-10/love-and-lies-promo-video-previews-anime-dvd-2-episodes/.130190

Is Violet Evergarden Worth Watching?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-04-10/.130163

Detective Conan Gets Spinoff Manga Centering on Toru Amuro- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-10/detective-conan-gets-spinoff-manga-centering-on-toru-amuro/.130125

Anime-

  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. BD/DVD
  • Ajin: Demi-Human Season 2 BD
  • Ajin: Demi-Human Season 2 DVD
  • Ajin: Demi-Human Season 2 Premium Edition Box Set BD/DVD
  • March comes in like a lion Volume 2 BD
  • Super Lovers 2 BD/DVD
  • Puzzle & Dragons X Part 2 BD/DVD

Manga-

  • A.I.C.O. Incarnation GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor GN 3
  • Alice in Murderland GN 8 (Hardcover)
  • Angels of Death GN 2
  • Attack on Titan GN 24
  • Baccano! GN 2
  • The Betrayal Knows My Name GN 8
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs GN 6
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card GN 3
  • Case Closed GN 66
  • The Elder Sister-like One GN 1
  • Erased GN 4 (Hardcover)
  • Grand Blue Dreaming GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • GTO: Paradise Lost GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery GN 2
  • The Heroic Legend of Arslan GN 8
  • In/Spectre GN 7
  • The Isolator GN 3
  • Itsuwaribito GN 23
  • Love and Lies GN 5
  • Lovesick Ellie GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Love at Fourteen GN 7
  • Magi GN 29
  • Magical Girl Apocalypse GN 14
  • Mermaid Boys GN 1
  • Monster Tamer Girls GN 1
  • My Boy GN 1
  • My Monster Secret GN 10
  • One Week Friends GN 2
  • Shokuryō Jinrui: Starving Anonymous GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • So I’m A Spider, So What? GN 2
  • Spirits & Cat Ears GN 5
  • Strike the Blood GN 10
  • A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! GN 2
  • Though You May Burn to Ash GN 1
  • Umineko When They Cry Episode 7 GN 2
  • your name. GN 3

Other-

  • Accel World Novel 13
  • Arifureta Zero Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Dark Rose Valkyrie PC Game (Digital Only)
  • GARO Red Requiem BD
  • Pokémon Seek and Find Legendary Pokémon Activity Book

Wednesday News- March 28, 2018

Wednesday News- March 28, 2018

Toei Animation to Establish Department Focused on Dragon Ball- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-27/toei-animation-to-establish-department-focused-on-dragon-ball/.129582

Anime-
  • BLAME! BD
  • BLAME! DVD
  • Gintama Series 3 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Great Mazinger DVD
  • The Life of Budori Gusuko BD
  • Robot Carnival BD
  • Tenjho Tenge Complete Collection BD
  • Tomorrow’s Joe BD/DVD
  • Toriko the Movie: Secret Recipe of Gourmet God! BD
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Steelbook BD
  • Zatch Bell Movies BD (Zatch Bell: 101st Devil and Zatch Bell: Attack of Mechavulcan)

Manga-

  • Beauty Bunny GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • CITY GN 1
  • Cutie Honey aGoGo! GN
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 16 (Digital Only)
  • Devils and Realist GN 14
  • Don’t Meddle With My Daughter GN 3
  • Drowning Love GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Kounodori: Dr. Stork GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Kuzumi-kun, Can’t You Read the Room? GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 1
  • Liar x Liar GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • My Boyfriend in Orange GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • My Brother the Shut In GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • New Game! GN 1
  • Shomin Sample GN 8
  • Soul Liquid Chambers GN 1
  • There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor GN 5
  • To Love Ru Omnibus GN 5-6
  • Until Your Bones Rot GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Waiting for Spring GN 5

Other-

  • The Alliance Alive Nintendo 3DS Game
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists & the Mysterious Paintings PlayStation 4/Nintendo Switch Game
  • Code:Realize Bouquet of Rainbows PlayStation 4 Game
  • Code:Realize Future Blessings PlayStation Vita Game
  • Demon King Daimaou Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • Durarara!! Novel 9
  • The Irregular at Magic High School Novel 7
  • Re:Zero Ex Novel 2
  • The Saga of Tanya the Evil Novel 2
  • The Seven Deadly Sins Seven-Colored Recollections Novel (Hardcover)
  • Spice and Wolf Novel 19
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 PS4 Game

Wednesday News- March 21, 2018

Wednesday News- March 21, 2018

News-

Viz Adds Anime to go90 Streaming Service- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-20/viz-adds-anime-to-go90-streaming-service/.129246

HIDIVE Announces Alice or Alice Simulcast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-20/hidive-announces-alice-or-alice-simulcast/.129263

Review: Love Live! Sunshine!! Season One BD/DVD- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/love-live-sunshine/season-one-bd/dvd/.129099

FLCL 2 & 3 Video Reveals Titles, June 2 Premiere- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-20/flcl-2-and-3-video-reveals-titles-june-2-premiere/.129243

Anime-

  • Chaos;Child BD/DVD
  • Chihayafuru Season 2 BD
  • Chihayafuru Season 2 DVD
  • Chihayafuru Season 2 Premium Edition Box Set BD/DVD
  • Hand Shakers BD/DVD
  • One Piece Season 9 Part 4 DVD

Manga-

  • ACCA 13 Territory Inspection Department GN  2
  • Children of the Whales GN 3
  • DNA Doesn’t Tell Us GN 1
  • Dragon Half Omnibus GN  1
  • Flying Witch GN  5
  • Forbidden Scrollery GN 2
  • Fuuka GN 17 (Digital Only)
  • Giant Killing GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Golden Kamuy GN  4
  • Graineliers GN 2
  • Horimiya GN 10
  • I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Days of Goddess GN 1
  • Kasane GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl GN 5
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight GN 4
  • Love’s Reach GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Mononoke Sharing GN 1
  • Nirvana GN 2
  • Perfect World GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Spice and Wolf Novel 15
  • Sweet Blue Flowers GN  3
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil GN 8
  • Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty GN 3

Other-

  • Attack on Titan 2 PlayStation 4/Xbox One Game
  • Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS Game
  • Ichi the Killer BD
  • Magical Girl Raising Project Novel 3
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom PlayStation 4 Game
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 10
  • Sisyphean Novel
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 2

Light Novel Tuesday- Kimi ni Todoke

Light Novel Tuesday- Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke has been adapted into two series of light novels in Japan released by Shueisha, one under their Cobalt imprint and one under their newer Mirai Bunko imprint. Fifteen volumes have been released so far in the Cobalt imprint series; the first was released on August 1, 2007 and most recent on January 30, 2015. They are being written by Kanae Shimokawa, who also novelized the Nana movie and Yukan Club. Thirteen volumes of the Mirai Bunko version have been released thus far; the first on March 1, 2011 and most recent on June 5, 2015.

A separate volume was released September 11, 2009. The volume took the place of the manga in Bessatsu Margaret magazine while Karuho Shiina took a break due to her pregnancy; it contains the story of Kazehaya and Sawako’s first meeting, before the events of the manga.

Characters-

Ume “Kurumi” Kurumizawa 
Voiced by: Aya Hirano (anime), Mirei Kiritani (live-action)
A girl who appears friendly and sweet to everyone around her, she has had a huge crush on Kazehaya since their first year of middle school; as a result, she understands his personality well, despite the fact they were never close friends. From when she was first seen, for many chapters she was known only as “Kurumi”, which Sawako mistook to be her given name. She dislikes her given name, Ume, because it sounds old-fashioned and prefers to be called her nickname, “Kurumi.” Kurumi is extremely jealous of Sawako, which led her to spread fake rumors of Sawako’s only friends at the time, Yoshida and Yano, using Sawako’s name. Kurumi does not attend the same class as Sawako or Kazehaya. During the next series of events it comes out that the middle school “Kazehaya is Everyone’s” alliance had been Kurumi’s idea, in order to preserve her own chances with Kazehaya. She eventually confesses her love to Kazehaya, but receives an expected rejection. Because she is always surprised with Sawako’s naiveté, Kurumi, in her own words, “You just don’t get it, do you?! Sawako-chan, when I’m talking to you … I get irritated and say what I really mean…”, and regards her as a rival for Kazehaya’s affection. Following Kazehaya’s rejection, she becomes colder to her classmates, but is able to finally express her feelings and personality. When Sawako hesitates on expressing her feelings, Kurumi tells Sawako that Sawako is not worthy of being a rival, but changes her mind after hearing that Sawako and Shota have become a couple. She even defends Sawako against some other jealous girls, and got angry at Miura Kento for saying unnecessary things to Sawako that had caused a rift between Sawako and Shota. Despite Kurumi’s harsh personality, she is deep down, a stubborn, clear minded young woman who had stooped to unfair tricks to win a person’s heart but has since learned better.
Kento Miura 
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (anime)
A student who sits next to Sawako at the beginning of their second year. Miura considers himself fairly popular among the girls, but he immediately expresses an interest in Sawako that Kazehaya becomes a little jealous. Miura assumes Kazehaya likes Sawako because he feels sorry for her, and tries to persuade Kazehaya to not be as involved in Sawako’s life. His interference with Sawako and Kazehaya’s developing relationship irritates Ayane. He expresses gratitude over the fact that the two began dating before he fell in love with her. In recent chapters, however, it hints that Kento may be developing a sort of attraction for Ayane and has helped her through some difficult times. He tends to help girls with broken relationships, as he continues to grow feelings for Ayane, he seeks advices from Sawako and Kazehaya. It is from Kazehaya that Kento finds out that Ayane has been slapped by one of her ex-boyfriends.
Tomoko “Tomo” Endo  and Eriko “Ekko” Hirano 
Voiced by: Mayuki Makiguchi (Eriko Hirano), Voiced by: Miho Miyagawa (Tomoko Endou)
Endou and Hirano are classmates of Sawako, and also members of her study group. After Sawako begins to open up, Endou and Hirano become some of her first friends and try to find ways to encourage her to be less formal around them. They both become close friends of Sawako, who shows her appreciation of their friendship by making them Christmas gifts in addition to those she makes for her parents, Ayane, Chizuru, and Kazehaya.
Soichi “Joe” Jonouchi 
Voiced by: Masahiro Yamanaka
One of Sawako’s classmates, easily swayed by other people. He generally appears in the background. Jounouchi is very attached to Kazehaya, which usually results in him unwittingly interrupting conversations between Sawako and Kazehaya. At one point, he is rejected after confessing to a girl he liked and is comforted by Kazehaya. After hearing about how Yano broke up with her boyfriend, he sets his attention on her though she is not interested in him. It appears Joe is a character used for comedic value, often blundering with simple tasks or interrupting serious moments. He does not seem to take hints nor does he often realize his mistakes when they are pointed out.
Toru Sanada 
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano
Tōru is Ryu’s older brother by eight years and Chizuru’s crush since she was young. Although he is Ryu’s brother and they resemble one another, their personalities are nearly opposite. Tōru resembles Kazehaya personality-wise and looks extremely refreshing, except much more mature. He lives three hours away from his parents’ house but much to Chizuru’s surprise, on his visit with the family he introduced his fiancee. He cares about Ryu and Chizuru a lot, and eventually tells Chizuru he loves her like a little sister. He calls Chizuru by the nickname “Chii” because a person has to smile when saying it, and he wanted to cheer her up.

Wednesday News- March 7, 2018

Wednesday News- March 7, 2018

News- 

Crunchyroll Adds 1st 7 English-Dubbed Granblue Fantasy Episodes- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-06/crunchyroll-adds-1st-7-english-dubbed-granblue-fantasy-episodes/.128614

Shelf Life: Typhoon Noruda- 

Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monigatari Anime Premieres April 11-
Fairy Tail’s Hiro Mashima Teases ‘Various Announcements’ in April- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-06/north-american-anime-manga-releases-march-4-10/.128633
Anime-
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Limited Edition Season 1 BD/DVD
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1 BD/DVD
  • Fairy Tail: Dragon CryBD/DVD
  • Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry DVD
  • Fairy Tail Zero BD/DVD
  • Girlish Number BD
  • Kiss Him, Not Me! BD/DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC BD Collection
  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC DVD Collection
  • Trickster Part 2 BD/DVD

Manga-

  • Ace of Diamond GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • All-Rounder Meguru GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Anonymous Noise GN 7
  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest GN  1
  • Astra Lost in Space GN 2
  • Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition GN 2 (Hardcover)
  • Beasts of Abigaile GN 3
  • Black Panther and Sweet 16 GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Bleach GN 72
  • Bloody Mary GN 10
  • Boruto GN 3
  • Btooom! GN 20
  • The Demon Prince of Momochi House GN 11
  • Devils’ Line GN 10
  • Dimension W GN  9
  • Dragon Half Omnibus GN 1
  • Drifting Dragons GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Frau Faust GN 4
  • Haikyu!! GN 21
  • Hunter X Hunter GN 34
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War GN  1
  • Nirvana GN  2
  • One Piece Omnibus GN 23
  • One-Punch Man GN 13
  • Pokémon Adventures Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GN 6
  • Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kōgami GN 4
  • Pumpkin Scissors GN 19 (Digital Only)
  • Queen’s Quality GN 3
  • Skip Beat! GN 40
  • Tales of Wedding Rings GN  1
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil GN 8
  • Today’s Cerberus GN 7
  • Trinity Seven GN 12
  • Yokai Girls GN 2
  • The Young Master’s Revenge GN 1
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V GN  3

Other-

  • The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty(Hardcove)
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition PlayStation 4 Game
  • Gintama Live-Action Film BD/DVD
  • Gintama Live-Action Film DVD
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 7 (Digital Only)

Wednesday News- February 28, 2018

Wednesday News- February 28, 2018

News-

Kodansha USA Licenses Starving Anonymous, Perfect World, Liar x Liar Manga Digitally- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-27/kodansha-usa-licenses-starving-anonymous-perfect-world-liar-x-liar-manga-digitally/.128342

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2’s Video Previews March 3 Return- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-26/march-comes-in-like-a-lion-season-2-video-previews-march-3-return/.128278

Chrono Trigger Launches for Steam- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-27/chrono-trigger-launches-for-steam/.128329

2018 Pokemon Film’s Trailer Reveals Title, New Characters- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-27/2018-pokemon-film-trailer-reveals-title-new-characters/.128295

Anime-

  • Attack on Titan Season 2 BD/DVD
  • Attack on Titan Season 2 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Cinderella Boy DVD
  • Flip Flappers! BD
  • Flip Flappers! Premium Box Set BD
  • Izetta: The Last Witch BD/DVD
  • Library War BD
  • NieA_7 BD/DVD
  • Scar-red Rider XechS DVD
  • Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer BD
  • Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer DVD

Manga-

  • Again!! GN 1
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride GN 8
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card GN 2
  • Clockwork Planet GN 7
  • Corpse Princess GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • Delicious in Dungeon GN 4
  • Devilman Grimoire GN 2
  • Dragon Head GN 1-10 (Digital Only)
  • Flowers of Evil Complete Omnibus GN 2
  • Freezing GN 10
  • Girls’ Last Tour GN 4
  • Kiss Him, Not Me GN 1 3
  • My Boyfriend in Orange GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • My Brother the Shut-in GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Pitch-Black Ten GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • PTSD Radio GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • A Polar Bear in Love GN 2
  • Rose Guns Days Season Three GN 3
  • Scum’s Wish GN 6
  • To Love Ru Darkness GN 3
  • Unmagical Girl GN 2

Other-

  • A Certain Magical Index GN 6
  • Clockwork Planet Novel 1
  • Nekomonogatari (White) Cat Tale Novel