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Film Friday- Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Film Friday- Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

A 26-episode anime adaptation produced by J.C.Staff aired between April and September 2010.

The October 2009 issue of LaLa announced that a 26 episode anime television adaptation of the series would be produced. It was broadcast in TBS and BS-TBS during Spring 2010. The April 2010 issue of LaLa revealed the broadcast date to be on April 1, 2010 at 1:55 midnight. The adaptation was also present at the Tokyo International Anime Fair with Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kana Hanazawa and Yū Kobayashi’s attendance. The anime series is licensed by Sentai Filmworks, with The Anime Network currently streaming the series on their video portal. Anime distributor Section23 Films released the first subtitled-only set on DVD, June 7, 2011. The second subtitled-DVD set was released on August 2, 2011 A complete collection on DVD was released on October 9, 2012. Sentai Filmworks & Section23 will re-release the series on DVD and Blu-ray, with an English dub on January 27, 2015.

The staff list was announced and Hiroaki Sakurai directed the series with series composition done by Mamiko Ikeda who previously worked on the series composition for Emma: A Victorian Romance series and most recently the Rental Magica series and Hanasakeru Seishōnen, while the animation character designs by Yuki Imoto and music composed by Tōru Motoyama. The series was animated by J.C.Staff who previously worked on Honey and CloverToradora! and Nodame Cantabile. Ayumi Fujimura and Nobuhiko Okamoto took on the role of Misaki Ayuzawa and Takumi Usui respectively.

Main characters

Misaki Ayuzawa 

The titular character of the story, 16-year-old Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at Seika High. She is known for her extremely bossy and strict attitude towards boys, and relentless attempts to reform them to live up to what she considers are acceptable standards of behavior. Though many of the male students fear and hate her, the ones who get to know her come to see that she is actually very fair and willing to help anyone who needs it.
She eventually becomes widely respected for her good grades, her great athletic skill, and her many accomplishments as president. Her negative attitude towards males is mostly attributed to her father amassing a huge debt and then disappearing. Misaki became determined to make sure her sickly and helpless mother, Minako would not have to work so hard to support both Misaki and her younger sister, Suzuna. After her father left, she studied hard and learned martial arts and became Seika’s president. To this extent, she secretly, and at first reluctantly, works as a maid-waitress at Café Maid Latte. Misaki is always driven to do her best regardless of the endeavor, and has a strong sense of justice, though she also has a tendency to be too selfless for her own good.
At Café Maid Latte, Misaki is called “Misa-chan” by her coworkers and customers. Misaki was shown being the most passionate with her job when she was dressed as a male and appealing to woman, saying she would like a guy like herself.
Despite her initial annoyance towards Usui and her belief that his interest in her stems from being the only one who knows she works as a maid-waitress, she is in love with him. However, Misaki always denies her feelings for him and becomes awkward whenever a potentially intimate moment arises between them. In chapter 57, she eventually confesses her feelings for him and they become a couple, though secretly at Misaki’s insistence to preserve her reputation as the student council president. When Usui reveals that he is to transfer to Miyabigaoka, she openly reveals their relationship to the students at Seika High, despite the potential damage it may cause to her appearance. When told that Usui would be going to England, Misaki is shocked but keeps her composure and openly accepts his choice. After Usui stops texting her from England she seeks the help of the Miyabigaoka High School President, Tora Igarashi, for a way to travel to him. The deal between the two is for Misaki to travel to see Usui, but in return she must tell Usui to not cut all ties between himself and the Walker Family; benefiting Igarashi in him being in contact of a person of noble blood such as Usui. Usui and Misaki reunite in England and return home to Japan to finish out their high school years. In chapter 81, Misaki and Usui get engaged, and in chapter 85, Misaki becomes a diplomat/lawyer while Usui becomes a respected doctor and they get married.

Takumi Usui 

The most popular male student in Seika High, Takumi Usui  is a 17-year-old boy who appears to take little interest in anything and prefers to observe things as they unfold. He has blond hair, which he inherited from his mother, and is extremely handsome, so much that even a few boys at Seika High are infatuated with him solely because of that. He also inexplicably wears glasses only at home. Usui proves to be extraordinarily talented in a number of different fields, including cooking, the violin, chess, martial arts and table etiquette. He also gets excellent grades and is an excellent athlete. However, he reveals very few details about his past willingly. He has taken an interest in Misaki because she stands from everyone else and her hard work makes her unique. He expresses his feelings mainly by teasing her and passing perverted comments to see her funny expressions, and she nicknames him “perverted outer-space alien” as a running gag in the series is Misaki wondering whether Usui is even human when he comes out relatively unscathed from a fall that would mortally injure someone on spot. Usui was also the first Seika student to discover Misaki’s maid secret and even though he is concerned about her risky work habits, she brushes it off as him wanting to blackmail her. As he has been in love with Misaki since the first time they met, he dislikes it and becomes jealous, though he has trouble expressing it, whenever other boys get her attention, including Shintani and Tora.
At Misaki’s insistence, Usui reveals that he is an illegitimate child. His mother, a Japanese-English woman from the wealthy Walker family, had an affair with an unknown Japanese man (later revealed to be a butler of the Walker family); his mother died in childbirth. To conceal his origins, his maternal English grandfather sent Usui to live with his mother’s Japanese grandmother’s family, resulting in little contact with his older half-brother. Adopted by his mother’s cousin, Usui’s education was primarily through tutors, partially explaining his academic excellence (as shown when he checkmates the vice president of the Miyabigaoka high school chess club in very few moves). However, he became bored of the isolation and randomly selected a standard high school to attend; after enrolling in Seika High, he moved into a high-rise condo where he lives alone. During his first year at Seika, he quickly became popular among the girls, but not being interested in them, he systematically rejected them whenever they confessed to him, thus earning Misaki’s resentment of him. Within his class, even his classmates respect him and he is called “Usui-san”.
In chapter 32, Usui confesses to Misaki during the school’s firework festival and they share a kiss, though the relationship does not become formalized until Misaki herself confesses her love to him in chapter 57. He is forced to transfer to Miyabigaoka High School for his third year of high school., though he still makes an effort to go out of his way to see Misaki every day. When in England, Usui texts Misaki every day and continues to tease her, such as by asking for the color of her underwear, until his brother takes his phone away. The event triggers Misaki’s deal with Tora Igarashi so she could go to England and meet with Usui, while Usui himself struggles in his confinement by his brother and maternal grandfather, the latter of whom still disowns him for being an illegitimate child. He eventually reunites with Misaki and reveals their relationship in front of the nobility. Usui is allowed to head back to Japan only if he agrees to keep his relations with the Walker family. Despite never attaining his grandfather’s approval, Usui is wed to Misaki in chapter 85 and becomes a doctor for his family.

Yuki Ochimura ni Ojou-sama!, a crossover between Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! and Yuki wa Jigoku ni Ochiru no Ka released by the Hiro Fujiwara in 2016 is set 12 years after the marriage & it is revealed that Usui & Misaki have a 10-year-old daughter called Sara and an 8-year-old son called Rui.

Wednesday News- May 23, 2018

Wednesday News- May 23, 2018

Silent Mobius QD Manga Ends Next Month- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-21/silent-mobius-qd-manga-ends-next-month/.131835

Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Anime Film’s English Dub Cast Revealed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-22/haikara-san-here-comes-miss-modern-anime-film-english-dub-cast-revealed/.131873

GOG Adds Visual Novels from Sekai Project, MangaGamer- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-05-22/gog-adds-visual-novels-from-sekai-project-mangagamer/.131870

[New Life+] Young Again in Another World Light Novel Series Gets October TV Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-21/new-life-young-again-in-another-world-light-novel-series-gets-october-tv-anime/.131846

Anime-

  • RIN-NE 3 BD
  • RIN-NE 3 DVD
  • Tsugumomo BD/DVD

Manga-

  • Ace of the Diamond GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge GN 3
  • Ayanashi GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Baccano! GN 3
  • Can You Just Die, My Darling? GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Delicious in Dungeon GN 5
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! GN 11
  • Devilman The Classic Collection GN 1 (Hardcover)
  • Dimension W GN 10
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 17 (Digital Only)
  • The Dungeon of Black Company GN 1
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Forbidden Scrollery GN 3
  • Golosseum GN 1
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan GN 1
  • Hoshin Engi GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • How to Treat Magical Beasts GN 1
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? GN 9
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! GN 6
  • Kounodori: Dr. Stork GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid GN 6
  • My Brother the Shut-in GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Liar x Liar GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • The Royal Tutor GN 7
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts GN 1
  • The Saga of Tanya the Evil GN 2
  • Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GN 2
  • Scum’s Wish GN 7
  • Spirits & Cat Ears GN 6
  • Tales of Wedding Rings GN 2
  • Triage X GN 15
  • Trinity Seven GN 13
  • Yokai Rental Shop GN 3

Other-

 

Film Friday- Fullmetal Alchemist

Film Friday- Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist has been adapted into two anime television series, two animated films—all animated by Bones studio—and light novels. Funimation dubbed the television series, films and video games. The series has generated original video animations, video games, supplementary books, a collectible card game, and a variety of action figures and other merchandise. A live action film based on the series was also released in 2017. In two TV Asahi web polls, the anime was voted the most popular anime of all time in Japan. At the American Anime Awards in February 2007, it was eligible for eight awards, nominated for six, and won five. Reviewers from several media conglomerations had positive comments on the series, particularly for its character development, action scenes, symbolism and philosophical references.

Themes

The series explores social problems, including discrimination, scientific advancement, political greed, brotherhood, family, and war. Scar’s backstory and his hatred of the state military references the Ainu people, who had their land taken by other people. This includes the consequences of guerrilla warfare and the amount of violent soldiers a military can have. Some of the people who took the Ainus’ land were originally Ainu; this irony is referenced in Scar’s use of alchemy to kill alchemists even though it was forbidden in his own religion. The Elrics being orphans and adopted by Pinako Rockbell reflects Arakawa’s beliefs about the ways society should treat orphans. The characters’ dedication to their occupations reference the need to work for food. The series also explores the concept of equivalent exchange; to obtain something new, one must pay with something of equal value. This is applied by alchemists when creating new materials and is also a philosophical belief the Elric brothers follow.

Plot

Edward and Alphonse Elric live in the rural town of Resembool with their mother Trisha, their father Van Hohenheim having left without a reason. Edward since bore a grudge against their father as he and Alphonse showed a talent for alchemy before Trisha died of the plague. After finishing their alchemy training under Izumi Curtis, the brothers attempt to bring their mother back with alchemy. But the transmutation backfires and in law with equivalent exchange, Edward lost his left leg while Alphonse was dragged into the Gate of Truth. Edward sacrifices his right arm to retrieve Alphonse’s soul, binding it to a suit of armor with a blood seal. Edward is invited by Roy Mustang to become a State Alchemist to research a way to restore Alphonse’s body, passing his exams while given the title of Fullmetal Alchemist back on his prosthetic automail limbs and use of metal in his alchemy. The Elrics spent the next three years searching for the mythical Philosopher’s Stone to achieve their goals. One such lead resulted in them exposing a corrupt religious leader in the city of Liore while unaware of events occurring behind the scenes by the mysterious Homunculi.

Following their time with the State Alchemist Shou Tucker, which taught them a horrific lesson, the Elric brothers had a near-death experience from encountering an Ishbalan serial killer labeled as Scar who targets State Alchemists for his people’s genocide in the Ishbalan civil war. After returning to Resembool to have Edward’s limbs repaired by their childhood friend and mechanic, Winry Rockbell, the Elrics meet the guilt-ridden former State Alchemist Dr. Marcoh who provided them with clues to learn that a Philosopher’s Stone is created from human souls. After the Homunculi hindered them by destroying the hidden laboratory, the brothers are joined by Winry as they attempt to find an alternate means to restore themselves. At the same time, Mustang’s friend Maes Hughes continued the Elrics’ research and ends up murdered by a disguised Envy when he learned of the Homunculi’s plan.

After their defeat at the hands of Scar, the Elric Brothers decide to visit their teacher Izumi Curtis in the city of Dublith, hoping that she might be able to train them in higher forms of alchemy. which backfires when she discovers their failed attempt at Human Transmutation. Izumi tells the Elrics how she committed human transmutation on her stillborn child, following which she expels them as her apprentices, though following a determined argument, she allows them to stay with her for extra training. following which Alphonse is captured by the rogue homunculus Greed, who then ends up being captured by Amestris’ president King Bradley, who is revealed to be the homunculus Wrath. When Greed refuses to rejoin his fellow Homunculi, Greed is consequently melted down by and reabsorbed within the Homunculi’s creator, Father.

After running into the Xingese prince Lin Yao, who is also after a Philosopher’s Stone to cement his position as heir to his country’s throne, the Elrics and Winry return to Central City where they learn of Hughes’s death with Lieutenant Maria Ross framed for the murder. Mustang fakes Maria’s death and smuggles her out of the country with Lin’s help so he can focus on the Homunculi. The events that follow result in the death of Lust, revealing that a Philosopher’s Stone forms a Homunculus’s core along with an upcoming event the Homunculi are working towards. Meanwhile, Scar forms a small band with the Xingese princess May Chang, who also seeks the stone, and a former military officer named Yoki whom the Elrics exposed as a corrupt official.

Following an attempt to capture Gluttony using Lin’s sensory skills, the Homunculus end up accidentally swallowing Edward, Lin, and Envy into his void-like stomach, with the two humans learning the Homunculi orchestrated Ametris’s history over the centuries. Gluttony takes Alphonse to meet Father as the others manage to escape from Gluttony’s stomach, meeting Father who considered killing Lin for not being one of the human sacrifice like the Elrics. But Father instead makes Lin the vessel of a new incarnation of Greed with the Elrics attempting to escape upon seeing Scar. Edward has Envy admit to having caused the Ishbalan civil war. Soon after, with Winry used against them as a hostage, the Elrics are allowed to continue their quest as long as they no longer oppose Father. Mustang receives a similar threat with his subordinates scattered to the other military branches. At the same time, finding Dr. Marcoh held captive, Scar spirited him out of Central as Scar’s group head north.

The Elrics eventually reach Fort Briggs under the command of General Olivier Armstrong, revealing what they know following the discovery of an underground tunnel beneath Briggs made by the Homunculus Sloth. The brothers soon learn from Hughes’s research that Father created Amestris to amass a large enough population to create a massive Philosopher’s Stone. Forced to work with Solf J. Kimblee, a murderous former State Alchemist and willing ally of the Homunculi in tracking down Scar, the Elrics make their move to save Winry and split up with Kimblee’s chimera subordinates joining them. As Edward is joined by Lin and Greed, who regained his former self’s memories, Alphonse encounters Honenheim in Liore. Honenheim reveals he was made an immortal when Father, once simply known as Homunculus, arranged the fall of Xeres four centuries ago to create his body while giving half of the sacrificed souls to him. Honenheim also explains he left his family to stop Father from sacrificing the Amestrisan people to achieve godhood by absorbing the being beyond the Gate of Truth on the Promised Day.

The Promised Day arrives and Father prepares to initiate his plan using an eclipse and capture the human sacrifices to trigger the transmutation, the protagonists having assembled days prior and orchestrate an all-out attack on Central with Sloth, Envy, and Wrath killed in the process while Gluttony was devoured by Pride. But despite the opposition, Father manages to activate the nationwide transmutation once the Elrics, Izumi, Hohenheim are gathered along with Mustang after being forced by Pride to perform Human Transmutation. But Hohenheim and Scar activate countermeasures to save the Amestrians, causing Father to become unstable from housing the absorbed superior being within him without the souls needed to subdue it. Father is confronted above ground where the protagonists battle him to wear down his Philosopher’s Stone while he attempts to replenish himself, Edward managing to defeat the gravely weakened Pride before joining the fray.

Alphonse, whose armor is all but destroyed, sacrifices his soul to restore Edward’s right arm while Greed leaves Lin’s body and sacrifices himself to weaken Father’s body enough for Edward to destroy Father’s Philosopher’s Stone. This causes Father to implode out of reality while dragged into the Gate of Truth from which he was created. Edward sacrifices his ability to perform alchemy to retrieve a fully restored Alphonse, Lin receiving a Philosopher’s Stone while promising May to be a just ruler. Hohenheim takes his leave and visits Trisha’s grave where he dies with a smile on his face. The Elrics return home months later, still motivated by those they failed to save in learning new forms of alchemy to prevent repeated tragedies. This leads to the Elrics leaving Ametris two years later to learn about other cultures and their knowledge, with Alphonse leaving for Xing in the east while Edward heads westward. The epilogue finishes with a family photo of Alphonse, May, Edward, Winry, and Ed’s and Winry’s son and daughter.

Wednesday News- May 16, 2018

Wednesday News- May 16, 2018

Silver Spoon Manga Gets New Chapter on May 23- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-15/silver-spoon-manga-gets-new-chapter-on-may-23/.131582

Review: Kaguya-sama: Love is War GN 1&2- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/kaguya-sama/love-is-war/gn-1/.131199

Rurouni Kenshin Gets New Stage Play in October- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-16/rurouni-kenshin-gets-new-stage-play-in-october/.131614

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Episode 5- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/wotakoi-love-is-hard-for-otaku/episode-5/.131604

Anime-

  • All Out!! Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Bleach Set 4 BD
  • ēlDLIVE BD/DVD
  • One Piece Season 9 Part 5 DVD
  • Tsuki ga Kirei BD/DVD
  • Yona Yona Penguin BD

Manga-

  • Altair: A Record of Battles GN 8 (Digital Only0
  • Chihayafuru GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Children of the Whales GN 4
  • Crisis Girls GN 1
  • Dorohedoro GN 22
  • Gangsta: Cursed GN 4
  • Hoshin Engi GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Hungry For You – Endo Yasuko Stalks the Night GN 1
  • Juana and the Dragonewts’ Seven Kingdoms GN 2
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight GN 5
  • Love’s Reach GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Magical Girl Site GN 6
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt GN 7
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers GN 6
  • One-Punch Man GN 14
  • Perfect World GN 2
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero GN 8
  • RWBY Official Manga Anthology GN 1
  • Ultraman GN 10
  • Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty GN 4
  • The Wizard and His Fairy GN 1

Other-

  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Novel 2
  • Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure GN 2
  • Dragon’s Crown Pro PlayStation 4 Game
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Novel 6
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch Game
  • In Another World With My Smartphone GN 8
  • Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time PlayStation 4, PC Game (Digital)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Nintendo 3DS Game

Film Friday- Shugo Cara!

Film Friday- Shugo Cara!

Shugo Chara! has also been adapted into a fifty-one episode anime television series of the same title produced by Satelight under the direction of Kenji Yasuda and debuted on October 6, 2007 on TV Tokyo. On July 20, 2008, Anime News Network reported that the Shugo Chara! anime would be continued for a second year under the title Shugo Chara!! Doki—, the first episode airing on October 10, 2008; the official anime website later announced an October 4, 2008 start date.

On October 3, 2009, Shugo Chara! began featuring another series. The new program, Shugo Chara Party! containing Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki and Shugo Chara Pucchi Puchi! follow the current anime series as its power-up. The last episode aired on March 26, 2010.

Anime

Shugo Chara! was adapted into an anime television series of the same title in 2007. The television series is produced by Satelight under the direction of Kenji Yasuda and was first broadcast on the Japanese network, TV Tokyo. Consisting of fifty-one episodes, the first episode, “A Guardian Character is Born!”, aired on October 6, 2007. The episodes are rebroadcast by five other networks within a few days after the initial broadcast on TV Tokyo.

Six pieces of theme music by the J-pop group Buono! are used for the first season—two opening themes and four closing themes. The opening theme for the first twenty-six episodes is “Kokoro no Tamago”; and the last twenty-five episodes, “Minna Daisuki”. The closing theme for the first twelve episodes is “Honto no Jibun”; episodes thirteen to twenty-six, “Ren’ai Rider”; episodes twenty-seven to thirty-nine, “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!”; and the last twelve episodes, “Gachinko de Ikō!”. There are also four insert songs, all sung by Nana Mizuki: “Meikyū Butterfly”, first sung in episode 12; “Black Diamond”, first in episode 39; “Heartful Song”, first in episode 47; and “Taiyou ga Niau yo”, first in episode 93.

A second year of episodes, under the title Shugo Chara!! Doki—, began airing the week after the fifty-first episode, on October 4, 2008; previously, Anime News Network reported that it was scheduled for October 10, 2008 on AT-X. Two opening themes sung by Shugo Chara Egg! and another two by Guardians 4 have been used; the opening theme for the first twelve episodes is “Minna no Tamago”; the second is “Shugo Shugo!”, used in episodes sixty-five to episode seventy-six; and the third opening is “Omakase♪Guardian” , by Guardians 4. The fourth and final opening is “School Days” sung by Guardians 4. The ending theme is “Rottara Rottara” by Buono!. A second ending theme, “Co-no-Mi-chi”, also by Buono!, took its place from episode 69 to 76. The third ending, “MY BOY”, also sung by Buono!, started showing from episode 77 to 89. The fourth ending theme is called “Take it Easy!”, also sung by Buono!, took its place from episode 90 and on wards. The opening theme for the Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki segment is “Watashi no Tamago” performed by Shugo Chara! Egg, while the opening for Shugo Chara! Party itself is “Party Time!” by Guardians 4. The first ending is “Bravo! Bravo!” performed by Buono!.
Crunchyroll announced on November 19, 2008 that it will be streaming Shugo Chara! with English subtitles along with other anime series from TV Tokyo.
On August 25, 2009, Anime News Network reported that a new series will premiere in Japan on October 3, 2009. This series is titled Shugo Chara Party! featuring anime and live-action segments contains the Anime Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki, the “power-up” of the Shugo Chara!! Doki— anime as its main segment and Shugo Chara Pucchi Puchi!, anime shorts starring Ran, Miki, Su, and Diamond. Director Kenji Yasuda continued to oversee both Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki and Shugo Chara Pucchi Puchi!.

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

Film Friday- My Hero Academia

Film Friday- My Hero Academia

The manga was adapted into an anime television series animated by Studio Bones. Its first season aired in Japan from April 3 to June 26, 2016, followed by a second season from April 1 to September 30, 2017. A third season began airing April 7, 2018, as well as an animated film for release in the same year.

Anime

On October 29, 2015, the series’ official Twitter announced that My Hero Academia would receive an anime adaptation produced by Studio Bones.

With the anime announced, Toho registered the domain name “heroaca.com” as the anime’s website. The anime is directed by Kenji Nagasaki, written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and feature character designs by Yoshikiko Umakoshi and music composed by Yuki Hayashi. The anime premiered on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in the Nichigo time slot at 5 P.M. on Sundays in Japan. The opening theme is “The Day”, performed by Porno Graffitti and the ending theme is “Heroes”, performed by Brian the Sun. In March 2016, Funimation Entertainment announced they had licensed the series for streaming services, home and broadcast release, as well as obtaining the merchandise rights. It has also been licensed in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures UK.

A second season was announced in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine’s 30th issue of 2016. It premiered on April 1, 2017 on NTV and YTV, and ended on September 30, 2017, with the staff and cast from the first season returning to reprise their roles. The first opening theme is “Peace Sign” performed by Kenshi Yonezu and the first ending theme is “Dakara, Hitori ja nai”, performed by Little Glee Monster. The second opening theme is “Sora ni Utaeba” performed by amazarashi and the ending theme is “Datte Atashi no Hero” by LiSA.

A third season was announced in the 44th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jumpmagazine of 2017. The simuldub premiered on April 7, 2018. The opening theme is “ODD FUTURE” by UVERworld, while the ending theme is “Update” by miwa.

Video games

A video game based on the anime, My Hero Academia: Battle for All, was announced in November 2015. The game was developed by Dimps and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console, where it released in Japan on May 19, 2016.

A second video game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows will be released in 2018, titled My Hero One’s Justice.

Film

An anime film was announced in December 2017 and will feature an original story set after the manga’s “Final Exam” arc. Titled My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes, it is scheduled to premiere in Japan on August 3, 2018 with the staff and cast from the anime series returning to reprise their roles.

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

Film Friday- Marmalade Boy

Film Friday- Marmalade Boy

The series was adapted by Toei Animation as a 76-episode anime television series which aired on TV Asahi and Fuji TV in 1994 to 1995. This was followed by a prequel theatrical anime movie in 1995. The series was also adapted as a 30-episode live-action television series that was broadcast in Taiwan in 2002. They were also unable to renew the license for the first twenty-four episodes of the anime.

Toei Animation adapted Marmalade Boy into a 76-episode anime television series which aired on TV Asahi in 1994 to 1995. This was followed by a prequel theatrical anime movie in 1995. The anime series was licensed for Region 1 DVD release by Tokyopop, which released the series in four box sets. Tokyopop’s license had since expired, leaving the anime out of print, until May 6, 2017, when Discotek Media announced they have licensed the anime, and would release the series in two DVD sets. The first set (episodes 1-38) has been released on August 29, 2017, and the second set (episodes 39-76) on November 28, 2017. An SD on BD Set has been announced for 2018.

The movie for the anime acts as a prequel to the story. Taking place as a flashback after Yuu kisses Miki in the nurse’s office, he recalls the first time he met Miki, shortly after his parents told him of their impending divorce and spouse swap. He found Miki practicing tennis in the park and spent the rest of the day following her around, eventually finding out she was to be his new stepsister. According to this movie, Yuu was in love with Miki before the family’s meeting. The second Discotek set, as well as the upcoming SD on BD set has the movie packaged in there.

Miki Koishikawa 

is a lively high school student, who is on the Toryo High School tennis team. She is cheerful, friendly, supportive, outspoken, a big girly girl and good-hearted. On the other hand, she can also be insecure, whiny, clingy, and very emotionally dependent on others. She had a part-time job working in an ice cream parlor, called Bobson’s. Later, she works in a small decoration shop.

When she was in junior high, she confessed her love to a male friend of hers named Ginta, but it was a disaster and Miki ended up heartbroken. Eventually she got over it and became friends with him again.

While Miki was in high school, her parents went on a trip to Hawaii and decided to swap spouses with another couple. The other couple had a son the same age as Miki, and they all moved into a large house to live together. That boy was Yuu Matsuura, and Miki started to fall in love with him as they came to know each other better. However, Miki was very uncertain of herself and became jealous because Yuu was always surrounded by other girls, several of them being very beautiful and mature while Miki believes herself to be only average-looking and childish. She and Yuu eventually became a couple, but they didn’t tell their parents because they believed their parents would disapprove. They confessed their love to each other in episode 25, and started dating in episode 26. Due to Yuu being away in New York, and Miki tired of worrying all the time, she broke up with him in episode 62. But the two got back together in episode 71 when he returned for summer break. A misunderstanding causes Yuu to believe that they are half-siblings, and he breaks up with her without telling her the real reason, thinking the truth would be more painful. But after some time trying to make the right decision, they decide to marry and ask for their parents’ approval. There, they learn that they are not related and receive their parents’ blessing. By the end of the anime, they marry; at the end of the manga, they make plans to marry after college.

Yuu Matsuura 

is the male protagonist of the series. Miki gives him the “Marmalade Boy” moniker as she thinks that he is like marmalade – pretty looking, and sweet only on the surface, yet bitter. Compared to Miki, Yuu’s character is almost a complete opposite to hers, as he tends to be more detached, less emotional, and less open about his feelings. He admits to admiring Miki’s ability to show her emotions clearly, and it being one of the reasons he fell in love with her. Yuu is smart and naturally athletic, being able to excel in almost every sport although he did not join any clubs in order to focus on his studies. Yuu’s dream is to become an architect and in the anime he leaves to attend St. Andrews high school near New York City to study it there. Yuu teases Miki a lot, but this is his way of showing affection for her. His first kiss with Miki is a complete surprise for her because she had only met him a few days prior at an introductory dinner attended by both their families. The Marmalade Boy Movie, which is a prequel to the TV series and set a few days before this dinner, reveals that Yuu fell in love with Miki before they actually met. It shows that he saw Miki when she was out and followed her, witnessing her interactions with the Gastman Team, all without her knowledge.

One of Yuu’s biggest goals, in addition to being an architect, is to uncover his paternity. A series of unfortunate events leads him to believe that Youji is not his biological father. Nobody knows of his quest at first, especially Miki, as he researches various individuals who may or may not have fathered him, accumulating with him believing that Jin is his father, and Miki to be his half-sister. However, it is revealed that Youji is his true father and is free to continue his and Miki’s relationship. At the end of the anime, they marry; in the manga, they are making plans to marry after college.

Ginta Suou 

is Miki’s best male friend and a member of the Toryo tennis team. Miki has had a crush on him since junior high and confessed her feelings to Ginta in a note. However, the note was found by Ginta’s classmates, and Ginta downplayed it, without knowing at the time that she was watching, although he felt the same way about Miki.

Although he did find out that Miki had witnessed his denial of any interest in her, he was unable to tell her how he really felt until high school. The romantic tension between them comes to a head with Yuu’s appearance, which makes them realize that they still have feelings for each other. He decides to go along with Yuu’s ex-girlfriend Arimi’s proposal that they pose as a couple in order to drive a wedge between Miki and Yuu. In the process however, he starts to develop genuine feelings for Arimi, which she later reciprocates.

Meiko Akizuki 

is Miki’s best female friend. Meiko is the only child of wealthy parents and is very mature and beautiful. However, her family life is troubled because her parents are unfaithful to each other and constantly argue. She falls in love with Shinichi Namura after realizing that he has the maturity that she craves, but their relationship as teacher/student proves to be a huge hindrance. After finally gaining her parents’ approval, they are able to marry.

Arimi Suzuki 

is a former classmate of Yuu’s at his previous high school. She convinces Yuu to be her “boyfriend” for three months, during which they act as a couple on a trial basis. Arimi attempts to make Yuu to fall in love with her during this time, but fails. At the end of the three months, he still thought of her as a friend.

Miki’s indecisiveness about Ginta and Yuu frustrates her, as she does not think that Yuu deserves someone who cannot commit to one person. Arimi teams up with Ginta in an attempt to drive Yuu and Miki apart from each other. However, she eventually realizes that Yuu’s behavior around Miki indicates that he does like her, so she stops her pursuit of him. Some time later, she develops feelings for Ginta and they become a couple.

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