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Wednesday News- August 23, 2017

Wednesday News- August 23, 2017

News-

SNES/ Super Famicom Classic Edition Trailers Reveal New Features- https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/news/2017-08-22/snes-super-famicom-classic-edition-trailers-reveal-new-features/.120424

Answerman: Do Japanese People Use Beds or Futons?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/answerman/2017-08-23/.120427

Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho Anime’s Visual Unveiled- https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/daily-briefs/2017-08-23/saint-seiya-saintia-sho-anime-visual-unveiled/.120443

Japanese Boys Vote on What Anime Characters Thay Want to Have Cheer Them on While Studying- http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/08/23/230051?utm_campaign=ANN

Anime-

  • Bakuon!! BD
  • Bakuon!! DVD
  • Beyond the Boundary -I’LL BE HERE- BD/DVD
  • Rainbow Days BD/DVDP

Manga-

  • Animal Land Graphic Novel (GN) 12
  • Anne Happy GN 6
  • Aoharu x Machine Gun GN 6
  • Blood Lad GN 9
  • BTOOOM! GN 18
  • Chihayafuru GN 4 (Digital)
  • A Centaur’s Life GN 12
  • Citrus GN 6
  • Clockwork Planet GN 4
  • Delicious in Dungeon GN 2
  • Demonizer Zilch GN 3
  • Dimension W GN 7
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 5 (Digital)
  • Fire Force GN 5
  • First Love Monster GN 7
  • Girls’ Last Tour GN 2
  • High School DxD GN 9
  • Inuyashiki GN 8A
  • Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl GN 3
  • Land of the Lustrous GN 2
  • Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade GN 6
  • Love and Lies GN 1
  • Murciélago GN 3
  • Princess Resurrection GN 17 (Digital)A
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 2: A Week at the Mansion GN 2
  • Real Girl GN 2 (Digital)
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers GN 3
  • Spirits & Cat Ears GN 3
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 1
  • Trinity Seven GN 10
  • Tsuredure Children GN 2 (Digital)
  • Übel Blatt GN 9
  • What Did You Eat Yesterday? GN 12
  • Yowamushi Pedal GN 6

Other-

  • The Asterisk War Novel 4
  • A Certain Magical Index Novel 12
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! Novel 8
  • Goblin Slayer! Novel 3
  • The Irregular at Magic High School Novel 5
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Novel 3C
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Novel 2
  • Sword Art Online Novel 11P
  • Vampire Hunter D Novel 26

Character Special: Bleach- The Good Guys

Character Special: Bleach- The Good Guys

Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki (黒崎 一護 Kurosaki Ichigo) is the main protagonist of the Bleach series. An orange-haired high school student, Ichigo becomes a “substitute Soul Reaper” after unintentionally absorbing most of Rukia Kuchiki’s powers. His cynical nature at first makes him ill-disposed towards the duty, but, with the passage of time, he accepts and welcomes the strength his Soul Reaper powers give him. When creating the manga series, Kubo commented that Rukia Kuchiki, the first character he created, did not seem like a lead character, so he created Ichigo to be the series protagonist. Ichigo is voiced by Masakazu Morita in Japanese and Johnny Yong Bosch in English.

Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki (朽木 ルキア Kuchiki Rukia) is a Soul Reaper who is assigned hollow extermination duties in Karakura Town. Rukia meets Ichigo for the first time when she breaks into his house, not knowing that Ichigo can see her. Their relationship further complicates when Rukia tries to save Ichigo and unintentionally transfers too much of her Shinigami powers into him. Rukia is left with little powers left and cannot return to Soul Society. She assumes a temporary lifestyle as a regular human and enrolls into Ichigo’s high school and takes up residence in his closet, while teaching him how to be a substitute Soul Reaper in her place. Rukia was the first character of the series created by Kubo, her design being the one he decided to use for all the other Soul Reapers. Rukia is voiced by Fumiko Orikasa in Japanese and Michelle Ruff in English.

Orihime Inoue

Yasutora “Chad” Sado

Uryū Ishida

Uryū Ishida (石田 雨竜 Ishida Uryū) is a Quincy, a descendant of a line of near-extinct, priest-like, hollow-hunting archers, who were historical enemies of the Soul Reapers. He bears a deep grudge against all Soul Reapers, including Ichigo, and is an early antagonist in the series. He comes to view Ichigo differently over time, and eventually becomes a valuable ally and a friendly rival. As a Quincy, Uryū possesses the supernatural power to gather invisible “spirit particles” called reishi from the atmosphere. Once gathered, these particles can be shaped into spirit-energy constructs, foremost among them a bow and arrow, and to fuel various magical spells and superhuman abilities. Uryū is voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama in Japanese and Derek Stephen Prince in English.

Renji Abarai

Manga Monday- Bleach

Manga Monday- Bleach

Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki who inherits his parents destiny, after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper (死神 Shinigami, literally “Death God”)—a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His new-found powers force him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife, and set him on journeys to various ghostly realms of existence.

Bleach was serialized in the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2001 to August 2016, with its chapters collected into 74 tankōbon volumes. The series has spawned a media franchise that includes an anime television series that was produced by Studio Pierrot from 2004 to 2012, two original video animations, four animated feature films, ten rock musicals, and numerous video games, as well as many types of Bleach-related merchandise. A live-action film adaptation is scheduled for release in 2018. English-language releases of Bleach are coordinated by Viz Media, which has released several volumes of the manga each year since 2004, and published chapters of Bleach in its Shonen Jump magazine since November 2007. Viz Media secured foreign television and home video distribution rights to the Bleach anime in 2006. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim began airing dubbed episodes of Bleach in the United States that Fall, and Hulu later began to stream subtitled versions of the anime a week after each episode aired in Japan. Viz Media has also released each of the Bleach feature films in English.

Bleach received the Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen demographic in 2005, and is among the best-selling manga in both Japan and the United States. Bleach has sold more than 90 million copies in Japan since its publication, and continued to perform commercially despite significant downturns in both the Japanese and English manga markets. Among critics, Bleach is most commonly praised for its action scenes and art but criticized for its plot elements.

Production

Bleach was first conceived from Tite Kubo’s desire to draw a Shinigami (Soul Reaper) in a kimono, which formed the basis for the design of the Soul Reapers in the series and the conception of Rukia Kuchiki. The original story concept was submitted to Weekly Shōnen Jump shortly after the cancellation of Kubo’s previous manga, Zombiepowder, but was at first rejected. Manga artist Akira Toriyama saw the story and wrote a letter of encouragement to Kubo. Bleach was accepted for publication a short time later in 2001, and was initially intended to be a shorter series, with a maximum serialization length of five years. Early plans for the story did not include the hierarchical structure of the Soul Society, but did include some characters and elements that were not introduced into the plot until the Arrancar arc, such as Ichigo’s Soul Reaper parentage. The series was originally meant to be named “Black” due to the color of the Soul Reapers’ clothes, but Kubo thought the title was too generic. He later tried the name of “White,” but came to like “Bleach” more for its association with the color white and that he did not find it too obvious. In the series’ eighteenth volume, Kubo commented that both chapters 150 and 151 were the first consecutive pair of colored chapters to have been published in the Weekly Shonen Jump. This brought happiness to the author.

Wednesday News- August 16, 2017

Wednesday News- August 16, 2017

News-

“Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness: Has a Date with Android in Japan- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/16/psycho-pass-mandatory-happiness-has-a-date-with-android-in-japan

“Ys VIII” Trailer Highlights Series Mainstay Adol Christin- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/16-1/ys-viii-trailer-highlights-series-mainstay-adol-christin

“Godzilla: Monster Planet: Trailer Shows Fierce Battles in Future Earth- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/16-1/godzilla-monster-planet-trailer-shows-fierce-battles-in-future-earth

Kodansha Comics Complete “School Rumble” Manga Release- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/15/kodansha-comics-complete-school-rumble-manga-release

Manga Monday- D. N. Angel

Manga Monday- D. N. Angel

D.N.Angel is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. The ongoing manga premiered in Japan in the Kadokawa Shoten shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in November 1997. The series went on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue, returning in the April 2008 issue. Kadokawa Shoten has collected the individual chapters and published them in 15 tankōbon volumes so far. The manga series is licensed for English language release in North America and the United Kingdom by Tokyopop, which has released 13 volumes of the series as of 2011.

Plot

The aforementioned commander of the police is a classmate of Daisuke’s named Satoshi Hiwatari. Hiwatari suffers from his own version of the phantom-thief curse, and a bond forms between Hiwatari and Daisuke because of their similar afflictions. Hiwatari carries the alter-ego named Krad. However, though Dark and Krad hate one another, Hiwatari and Daisuke maintain a strained but genuine friendship, despite Dark’s constant moaning. Dark steals certain artistic objects of value, works made by Satoshi’s ancestors, because they contain dangerous magical properties. Some of them, such as “The Second Hand of Time” and “Argentine” also have personalities of their own. Some of the objects that he steals are quite dangerous. Dark’s method of stealing is based on garnering attention; before stealing, Emiko will send out a warning of what will be stolen.

Manga

Written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki, D.N.Angel premiered in Japan in the November 1997 issue of the Kadokawa Shoten magazine Monthly Asuka. New chapters were serialized monthly until Sugisaki put the series on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue. The series eventually returned to serialization, starting in the April 2008 issue of Monthly Asuka, where it continues to run. The individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten. The first volume was released on November 13, 1997; as of September 2010, 15 volumes have been released.

Tokyopop licensed the series for an English-language release in North America and the United Kingdom, with the first volume of the series released there on April 6, 2004. On November 8, 2005, Tokyopop released a box set containing the first two volumes of the series. A total of 13 volumes have been translated and released as of December 8, 2009. However, Tokyopop announced that its North American division would close on May 31, 2011, leaving the fate of the manga’s localization in question. In 2014, Viz Media picked up the digital publication rights to the manga for Kindle.

In August 2003, while the primary series was on hiatus, a second manga series, D.N.Angel TV Animation Series began serialization in Monthly Asuka. Also written by Sugisaki, the short series was based on the anime adaptation, which had diverged from the storyline of the manga series. D.N.Angel TV Animation Series finished its serialization in the October 2003 issue. It was published in two tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten.

Wednesday News- August 9, 2017

Wednesday News- August 9, 2017

News-

“Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds” Brings Historical Romance to PC on August 24- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/09/hakuoki-kyoto-winds-brings-historical-romance-to-pc-on-august-24

“Kino’s Journey” Anime Character Designs Showcased- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/09/kinos-journey-anime-character-designs-showcased

Fall Festival To Reveal Next Stage of “Sword Art Online” Plans- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/09-1/fall-festival-to-reveal-next-stage-of-sword-art-online-plans

Gosho Aoyama’s “Detective Conan” Manga Reaches Its 1,000th Chapter This Week- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/08-1/gosho-aoyamas-detective-conan-manga-reaches-its-1000th-chapter-this-week

Manga Monday- Cromartie High School

Manga Monday- Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School by Eiji Nonaka, is a Japanese comedy manga, which was adapted into an anime and a 2005 live-action movie titled Cromartie High – The Movie directed by Yūdai Yamaguchi. It follows the everyday life of Takashi Kamiyama and his odd classmates at Cromartie High School, an infamous school for delinquents. Both the manga and anime have been released in North America by ADV Manga and ADV Films respectively. However, the manga is not yet completely published in North America due to restructuring issues at ADV. Discotek Media has since licensed the anime, after ADV’s closing in 2009. The manga won the 2002 Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen. The series is a parody of Japanese “yankii” (juvenile delinquent) manga of the 1970s and 1980s. The style of art resembles Ryoichi Ikegami’s works such as Crying Freeman or Sanctuary.

 

Wednesday News- August 2, 2017

Wednesday News- August 2, 2017

News-

Netflix to Stream LeSean Thomas’ Cannon Busters Animated Series- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-02/netflix-to-stream-lesean-thomas-cannon-busters-animated-series/.119640

Netflix Reveals Visuals for Sword Gai: The Animation Series- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-08-02/netflix-reveals-visuals-for-sword-gai-the-animation-series/.119639

Netflix to Premiere Kakegurui Anime Outside of Japan in 2018- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-02/netflix-to-premiere-kakegurui-anime-outside-of-japan-in-2018/.119638

Hideo Iura’s Keiji Yugami Detective Manga Gets Live-Action Series in October- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-01/hideo-iura-keiji-yugami-detective-manga-gets-live-action-series-in-october/.119586

Anime-

  • Blue Exorcist The Movie BD
  • Fruits Basket BD
  • Fruits Basket Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Edition BD
  • Junjō Romantica 2 BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin: Chronicle of Char and Sayla BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin: Chronicle of Char and Sayla DVD
  • Sword Art Online Box Set DVD

Manga-

  • Alive Graphic Novel (GN) 20 (Digital Only)
  • Assassination Classroom GN 17
  • Attack on Titan GN 22
  • Behind the Scenes!! GN 4
  • Black Clover GN 8
  • Bleach Omnibus GN 20
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 19
  • GTO: Paradise Lost GN 4 (Digital Only)C
  • Haikyu!! GN 14A
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Stardust Crusaders GN 4 (Hardcover)
  • Kasane GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Kaze Hikaru GN 25
  • Kounodori: Dr. Stork GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus GN 7
  • Love’s Reach GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Magical Dance GN 2
  • Magical Girl Site GN 3
  • Maid-sama! Omnibus GN 9A
  • My Hero Academia GN 9
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus GN 4
  • One Piece GN 83
  • Persona 3 GN 6
  • Platinum End GN 3
  • She and Her Cat GN 1
  • So Cute It Hurts!! GN 14
  • There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor GN 3A
  • Toriko GN 39P
  • Vampire Knight: Memories GN 1
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 7
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Omnibus GN 11

Other-

  • Shin Godzilla BD/DVD + UVP
  • Shin Godzilla DVDC

Manga Monday Review- Kare Kano: his and her circumstances volume 1

Manga Monday Review- Kare Kano: his and her circumstances volume 1

Today’s post is on Kare Kano: his and her circumstances volume 1 by Masami Tsuda. It is 176 pages long and is published by Tokyopop. The cover has Yukino, the main female lead, on it. The intended reader is someone who likes shojo, high school manga, and humorous love stories. There is no language, no sex, and no violence in this book. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Yukino Miyaqzawa has it all- perfect grades, looks, the admiration of her peers. She’s the #1 student at her school… at least she was until he showed up. The new boy, Soichiro Arima, one-ups her in every department. And the worst thing about it is that he’s sincere! With her ego in jeopardy, Yukino will do whatever it takes to regain the spotlight, but falling in love was never part of the plan.

Review- A cute and funny high school romance. Yukino’s inner thoughts are great but I wanted more from Soichiro. Towards the end of the volume we get to see some into his tragic past but I want more character development from him in the next volume. Yukino has some great development in this first volume. And I believe that her changes are real. She has to deal with someone getting to see the ‘real’ her that she is not proud of and what that means to her. Of course young love makes everything more dramatic but it was a fun read and I am looking forward to seeing where this long series goes.

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.

Wednesday News- July 26, 2017

Wednesday News- July 26, 2017

News-

Maiden Japan Licenses To Heart 2 Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-25/maiden-japan-licenses-to-heart-2-anime/.119313

Testament of Sister New Devil English Dub Stars Lauren Landa, Chris Hackney- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-25/testament-of-sister-new-devil-english-dub-stars-lauren-landa-chris-hackney/.119317

Toonami Regains Half Hour of Programming- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-07-25/toonami-regains-half-hour-of-programming/.119314

Senran Kagura Game Series to Announce New Title on August 1- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-26/senran-kagura-game-series-to-announce-new-title-on-august-1/.119338

Anime-

  • And you thought there is never a girl online? Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • And you thought there is never a girl online? BD/DVD
  • Captain Harlock: Arcadia my My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX DVD
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight Premium Edition Box Set BD/DVD
  • Dancouga DVD
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 1 BD
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 1 BD
  • Fatal Fury: The Movie BD
  • Goku: Midnight Eye DVD
  • Monster Musume Premium Edition Box Set BD/DVD
  • Monster Musume BD
  • Monster Musume DVD
  • Psybuster DVD
  • RIN-NE Season 2 BD
  • RIN-NE Season 2 DVD

Manga-

  • All-Rounder Meguru Graphic Novel (GN) 4 (Digital)
  • Aphorism GN 11 (Digital)
  • Battle Rabbits GN 4
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun GN 12
  • Crimson Prince GN 11 (Digital)
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju GN 2
  • Disney Fairies: Vidia and the Fairy Crown GN
  • élDLIVE GN 2 (Digital)
  • Fairy Tail GN 61
  • Generation Witch GN 1
  • Giant Killing GN 3 (Digital)
  • Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night GN 2
  • Maria Holic GN 10
  • My Monster Secret GN 7
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend GN 11 (Digital)
  • Princess Resurrection GN 16 (Digital)
  • Queen Emeraldas GN 2 (Hardcover)
  • Sekirei GN 11 (Digital)
  • The Seven Princes of the Thousand Year Labyrinth GN 3
  • A Springtime with Ninjas GN 4 (Digital)
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil GN 6
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls GN 5 (Digital)
  • UQ Holder! GN 11
  • Wolfsmund GN 8

Other-

  • Collar X Malice PlayStation Vita Game
  • Durarara!! Novel 7
  • Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star Nintendo Switch/PC Game
  • Hey! Pikmin Nintendo 3DS Game
  • Kagerou Daze Novel 7
  • Miitopia Nintendo 3DS Game
  • Your Lie in April A Six Person Etude Novel