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Wednesday News- December 12, 2018

Wednesday News- December 12, 2018

This Week in Anime- Is Hero Mask Worth Watching?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-12-11/.140612

Review: Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf Novel 3 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/wolf-and-parchment/new-theory-spice-and-wolf/novel-3/.140589

Jump-ing Ship – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-mike-toole-show/2018-12-09/.140586

Kei Toume’s Kuden Noise no Himegimi Manga Changes Magazines, Has New Title – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-11/kei-toume-kuden-noise-no-himegimi-manga-changes-magazines-has-new-title/.140357

Crunchyroll Streams 2 Haikyu!! Compilation Films – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-11/crunchyroll-streams-2-haikyu-compilation-films/.140666

Anime

  • Anime-Gataris BD
  • DIVE!! BD
  • Konohana Kitan BD
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam Ultra Edition BD
  • My Neighbor Totoro 30th Anniversary Edition BD
  • Princess Principal Premium Edition Box Set BD
  • Princess Tutu BD
  • Samurai Warriors Essentials BD
  • Trickster Complete Series BD

Manga

  • Accel World GN 8
  • After Hours GN 3
  • Again!! GN 6
  • As Miss Beelzebub Likes GN 4
  • The Boy and The Beast GN 4
  • BTOOOM! GN 23
  • Bungo Stray Dogs GN 9
  • CITY GN 4
  • Crocodile Baron GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair GN 1
  • Dead Mount Death Play GN 1
  • Escape Journey GN 2
  • Girls’ Last Tour GN 5
  • Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One GN 1
  • Hakumei and Mikochi Tiny Little Life in the Woods GN 3
  • Hatsu*Haru GN 4
  • The Honor Student at Magic High School GN 9
  • Horimiya GN 12
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • The Isolator GN 4
  • Kagerou Daze GN 11
  • Kamikamikaeshi GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Magi GN 33
  • NE NE NE GN
  • Noragami GN 19
  • One Week Friends GN 5
  • Persona 3 GN 8
  • Persona 4 GN 8
  • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! GN
  • A Polar Bear in Love GN 4
  • School of Horns GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Silver Spoon GN 6
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle GN 4
  • Spice and Wolf GN 16
  • Splatoon GN 5
  • The Strange Creature at Kuroyuri Apartments GN 2
  • Sword Art Online: Progressive GN 7
  • Ten Count GN 6
  • A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! GN 5
  • Tokyo Alice GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • The Walls Between Us GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • your name. Another Side:Earthbound GN 1
  • Yowamushi Pedal Omnibus GN 10

Other

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride The Golden Yarn Novel
  • The Asterisk War Novel 8
  • Baccano! Novel 9 (Hardcover)
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! Novel 12
  • Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Novel 12 (Digital Only)
  • Gungrave VR PlayStation 4 Game
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Novel 3
  • I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Novel 11 (Digital Only)
  • Kagerou Daze Novel 8
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Novel 7
  • Lazy Dungeon Master Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel 8
  • Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon Novel 3
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Novel 6
  • Sword Art Online Novel 1 5
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Novel 4

 

Film Friday- Mahoromatic

Film Friday- Mahoromatic

The manga proved popular, and was adapted into two anime series jointly by Gainax and Shaft: “Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden” and “Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful”.
The first series consisted of twelve episodes and ran from September 10, 2001 to January 28, 2002 on BS-i in Japan, and more or less followed the manga to the third volume.
The second series also followed the manga, culminating in the story’s end. This series ran from September 26, 2002 till January 16, 2003.
A television special, “Mahoromatic: Summer TV Special”, set in the days when Minawa had become a regular part of the household, was produced and aired around Summer 2003.
A two episode special entitled Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okaeri was announced on August 22, 2009. It aired on October 17 and October 24, 2009. It takes place during the second series, on days 270-268 of Mahoro’s life timer.
Originally the anime was licensed by Pioneer Entertainment (later Geneon Entertainment). As of October 2008, ADV Films had announced that they had regained licenses to both Mahoromatic, and Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful, through its new Japanese licensor Sentai Filmworks. Currently, the anime is now distributed by Sentai Filmworks (however, the Ep00 Special and Year End Special are absent). They also recently acquired the Mahoromatic: I’m Home special, with the English dub to be produced at Bang Zoom! Entertainment.
Mahoromatic including both seasons and the summer special is currently available through The Anime Network’s free video on demand service, found on many cable systems and DirecTV.

Mahoromatic: End of Year Special

Shown after Episode 10. These feature a refresher of all the events so far along with new conversations and discussions between characters. Both seasons one and two have this special.

Mahoromatic: Summer Special

Released after the second season, this episode takes place during the second season and revolves around the issue of Suguru’s ecchi no hon (dirty books). The Summer Special is the only special to be aired in the U.S.

Mahoromatic おかえり (Tadaima Okaeri—I’m Home)

Takes place during the second season between episodes 2 and 3, on days 270–268 of Mahoro’s life timer. Mahoro and Suguru, along with Suguru’s classmates, are preparing for a Hiryu town festival, when Feldlance attacks in an attempt to capture Minawa

Endings

Anime’s ending

The finale is set on a Saint-Earth colony world, 20 years after Mahoro’s “death” and the mutual defeat of Vesper and Management. Suguru left Japan, deciding never to return, and is now a renegade half-cyborg hunter of the last “Management holdouts.” He has only memories of Earth, and a sole companion who tries to kill him for the bounty on his head.

As Suguru is in critical condition, Mahoro reappears alive, asking to take him home.

Manga’s ending

The ending is set on Earth, 20 years after Mahoro’s death and the defeat of Management. Suguru has been working as a commander within Vesper, and has just returned to Earth from the final defeat of Management’s last vestiges.

Unbeknownst to Suguru, Mahoro was reborn as a baby shortly after her death as an android. She has grown up, and remembers Suguru. When Suguru returns from Vesper headquarters expecting to find an empty house, she is there waiting for him.

 

Wednesday News- December 5, 2018

Wednesday News- December 5, 2018

Rumiko Takahashi to Launch New Manga Series Early Next Spring- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-04/rumiko-takahashi-to-launch-new-manga-series-early-next-spring/.140351

23rd Detective Conan Film Opens in April, Centers on Kaito Kid, Makoto Kyōgoku- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-04/23rd-detective-conan-film-opens-in-april-centers-on-kaito-kid-makoto-kyogoku/.140266

Review: Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization GN 1 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/sword-art-online/hollow-realization/gn-1/.139992

Sentai Filmworks Announces English Dub for To Love-Ru Anime – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-12-04/sentai-filmworks-announces-english-dub-for-to-love-ru-anime/.140319

Funimation, Hulu Sign First-Look Streaming Deal for New Anime – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-04/funimation-hulu-sign-first-look-streaming-deal-for-new-anime/.140359

Anime

  • Akame ga KILL! Complete Collection BD
  • Banner of the Stars DVD
  • Cheer Boys!! Essentials BD
  • Crest of the Stars DVD
    Den-noh Coil Complete Collection BD
  • Digimon Adventure tri.: Future BD/DVD
  • Digimon Adventure tri.: Future DVD
  • Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 BD
  • Kumamiko Essentials BD
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam Collection 1 BD
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam Collection 1 DVD
  • Naruto Shippūden Set 36 DVD Uncut
  • Rainbow Days Essentials BD
  • The Silver Guardian BD

Manga

  • Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter GN 2
  • Ao Haru Ride GN 2
  • Are You Lost? GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Astra Lost in Space GN 5
  • Attack on Titan GN 26
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 3
  • Can I Kiss You Every Day? GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 27
  • Forest of Piano GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Juni Taisen: Zodiac War GN 2
  • Kimi ni Todoke GN 30
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight GN 8
  • Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus GN 15
  • Lord Marksman and Vanadis GN 9
  • My Boy in Blue GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • My Hero Academia GN 16
  • New Game! GN 4
  • One Piece Omnibus GN 26
  • Platinum End GN 7
  • Pop Team Epic Second Season GN
  • The Promised Neverland GN 7
  • Queen’s Quality GN 6
  • Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days GN 2
  • Takane & Hana GN 6
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl! GN 2
  • We Never Learn GN 1
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 15
  • The Young Master’s Revenge GN 4

Other

  • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Novel 1
  • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Novel 2
  • Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City Novel 1
  • Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City Novel 2
  • Castlevania Season 1
  • Monster Hunter Illustrations Book 1 (Hardcover)
  • Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight PS4 Game
  • Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight PS4 Game
  • Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection PS4 Games
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Game

 

Film Friday- Captain Harlock

Film Friday- Captain Harlock

Captain Harlock  is a fictional character created by manga artist Leiji Matsumoto and the protagonist of the Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga series.

Harlock is the archetypical Romantic hero, a space pirate with an individualist philosophy of life. He is as noble as he is taciturn, rebellious, stoically fighting against totalitarian regimes, whether they be earth-born or alien. In his own words, he “fight[s] for no one’s sake… only for something deep in [his] heart.” He does not fear death, and is sometimes seen wearing clothing with the number 42 on it. In Japanese culture, the number 42 is associated with death (the numbers, pronounced separately as “four two,” sound like the word “shini”—meaning “dying/death”).

The character was created by Leiji Matsumoto in 1977 and popularized in the 1978 television series Space Pirate Captain Harlock. Since then, the character has appeared in numerous animated television series and films, the latest of which is 2013’s Space Pirate Captain Harlock.

History

Though there are slight variations in each telling of Harlock’s story, the essentials remain the same. Matsumoto presents a future (2977 AD) in which the Earth has achieved a vast starfaring civilization, but is slowly and steadily succumbing to ennui or despair, often due to defeat and subjugation by a foreign invader. Rising against the general apathy, Harlock denies defeat and leads an outlaw crew aboard his starship Arcadia to undertake daring raids against Earth’s oppressors. Even though they have defeated Earth and devastated its peoples, the invaders are often presented in a sympathetic light, being shown as having some justification for their actions.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978 TV series)

In Space Pirate Captain Harlock, the Captain’s crew included the mysterious, alcohol-imbibing alien woman Miime, a robot, and a drunken doctor. The series presented a story arc in which a huge black metal sphere strikes Tokyo and ancient Mayan legends appear to be walking the Earth again. The invaders turn out to be the Mazone, a race of plant-based women who explored Earth in the mythic past and are now back to reclaim it. Only Harlock and his mismatched crew are brave and capable enough to face the enemy.

Captain Harlock – Mystery of the Arcadia

This 1978 short film is ostensibly a retelling of Episode 13 of the 1978 series, ‘The Witch’s Ocean Castle of Death.’ It consists primarily of recycled footage taken from this same episode, but presented in widescreen format. Some new alternate footage is added at the beginning of the story, and some soundtrack adjustments were made throughout.

Arcadia of My Youth

The Arcadia of My Youth feature film was released on July 28, 1982. The film, set in a different continuity from the original TV series, chronicles Harlock’s beginnings as a space pirate and his acquisition of the spaceship Arcadia. The movie also includes flashback material dealing with two of his 20th-century ancestors.

Endless Orbit SSX

Arcadia of My Youth was followed by 22 episodes of the TV series Endless Orbit SSX starting in October 1982. Its official French title is simply Albator, although it early became popular among French speakers as Albator 84 since it was first aired in France as of 1984 and the 1978 series had been formerly named in French exactly the same: Albator. The series dealt with Harlock and company’s continuing struggle against the Illumidas occupying force, who still retained control of Earth at the end of the theatrical feature. Both film (Arcadia of My Youth) and second series (Endless Orbit SSX) feature a newly designed starship and lack most of the crew from the Space Pirate series, but are noteworthy for the presence of Emeraldas, a female counterpart to Harlock who originally appeared in a series of Matsumoto-penned graphic novels.

Harlock Saga

In the 1990s, Matsumoto released Harlock Saga, a mini-series based on Das Rheingold. The series recasts the Captain and his crew in roles with analogues in The Ring Cycle and pits them against a race of “gods” set on redesigning the universe to their liking.

Gun Frontier

On March 28, 2002 Gun Frontier, a buddy comedy set in the American Old West, began broadcasting in TV Tokyo. The series follows Franklin Harlock Jr. and Tochiro Ōyama as they search for a lost clan of Japanese immigrants. In contrast to other works, Harlock appears here as Tochiro’s sidekick.

Endless Odyssey

December 2002 saw the release of Space Pirate Captain Harlock: The Endless Odyssey, directed by Rintaro.

The story is set after the original TV series, with Harlock on a self-imposed exile and his crew either in jail or flying under the Jolly Roger. The series details Harlock’s return and his round-up of the Arcadia crew for a fight against the Noo, a mysterious and ancient evil which has caused the Earth to disappear, and who use fear to conquer their foes. As nearly every part of this series is geared to be a sequel to the original Captain Harlock TV series, Endless Odyssey reintroduces Tadashi Daiba to the Arcadia.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013 movie)

On March 24, 2010, Toei Animation announced the release of the new Harlock movie, they announced a completed pilot for its planned computer-graphics remake of Leiji Matsumoto and Toei’s Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga and anime franchise, and it has revealed a preliminary image and the project’s staff. Mobile Suit Gundam UC author Harutoshi Fukui, Appleseed director Shinji Aramaki, Appleseed mechanical designer Atsushi Takeuchi, and Ninja Scroll character designer Yutaka Minowa worked on the new Space Pirate Captain Harlock pilot with Marza Animation Planet (formerly known as Sega Sammy Visual Entertainment).

The official trailer/pilot was aired at the Kawaii-Kon Anime festival in Hawaii on April 17, 2010, as a special presentation courtesy of Director Shinji Aramaki. This is the first time it has been seen/aired in the United States. The CG animated film is tentatively schedule for international release in 2012.

On January 31, 2013 during the presentation of its upcoming film lineup, Toei announced that the anime will be out in Fall 2013. According to the news source Oricon, this film has Toei Animation’s highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over 30 million U.S. dollars.

The film premiered in Japan on September 7, 2013. It also film premiered on Netflix under the title Harlock: Space Pirate with Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish audio and with English, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles.

Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage

On August 2014, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his debut, Matsumoto launched the manga Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage, illustrated by Kōichi Shimahoshi, in the pages of Akita Shoten’s Champion Red magazine. Dimensional Voyage is a retelling of the original 1978 Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga.

 

Wednesday News- November 28, 2018

Wednesday News- November 28, 2018

‘Parasite Eve’ Trademark Filed Under Square Enix in Europe- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-11-26/parasite-eve-trademark-filed-under-square-enix-in-europe/.139987

The Fall 2018 Manga Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-11-26/the-fall-2018-manga-guide/.139963

What Are Japanese “Family Restaurants” Like?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2018-11-26/.139579

New Type-Moon Anime by Troyca to Air on December 31- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-27/new-type-moon-anime-by-troyca-to-air-on-december-31/.140015

Anime

  • Dinosaur King Season 1 BD
  • Dinosaur King Season 2 BD
  • Hells BD
  • King’s Game BD/DVD
    Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon BD
  • Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars Essentials BD
  • Sound! Euphonium 2 Volume 2 BD
  • Tales of the Abyss Complete Series BD/DVD
  • Three Leaves, Three Colors Essentials BD
  • UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 BD

Manga

  • Ace of Diamond GN 17 (Digital Only)
  • Absolute Duo GN 4
  • All-Rounder Meguru GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Ao-Chan Can’t Study GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest GN 3
  • Blissful Land GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Devilman VS. Hades GN 3
  • Futaribeya GN 2
  • Grand Blue Dreaming GN 3
  • The High School Life of a Fudanshi GN 4
  • Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Kakafukaka GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Kira-kun Today GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Liar x Liar GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Nirvana GN 3
  • Peach Mermaid GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Persona 3 GN 8
  • Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum GN 1-11 (Digital Only)
  • Real Account Omnibus GN 9-11
  • Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GN 4
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 29
  • Those Summer Days GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Tsuredure Children GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku GN 3
  • Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs GN 4

Other

  • Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) Novel 2
  • Der Werwolf – The Annals of Veight Novel 2
  • Mega Man X Complete Works Artbook (Hardcover)
  • My Hero Academia Card Game
  • Outbreak Company Novel 6
  • Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography–Beyond the Fantasy (Hardcover)

 

Film Friday- Cells at Work!

Film Friday- Cells at Work!

An anime television series adaptation by David Production debuted on July 8, 2018. An anime television series adaptation was announced in January 2018. It is directed by Kenichi Suzuki and animated by David Production, with scripts written by Suzuki and Yūko Kakihara, character designs by Takahiko Yoshida and music by Kenichirō Suehiro. The anime series premiered on July 8, 2018 on Tokyo MX and other channels. The series ran for 13 episodes. Aniplex of America have licensed the series in North America, who simulcasted it on Crunchyroll. The series was simulcast in Australia and New Zealand on AnimeLab. MVM Entertainment acquired the series for distribution in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The opening theme is “Mission! Ken – Kō – Dai – Ichi” by Kana Hanazawa, Tomoaki Maeno, Daisuke Ono and Kikuko Inoue, while the ending theme is “CheerS” by ClariS.

Characters

Erythrocyte (AE3803) / Red Blood Cell  
A red blood cell who has just started her job, delivering oxygen, carbon dioxide and different nutrients all over the body. She meets Neutrophil when he saves her from an attacking pneumococcus bacterium. She is clumsy and gets lost often, but determined to perform to the best of her ability. It is later revealed that she had encountered Neutrophil when they were younger, after he saved her from a bacterium.
Neutrophil / White Blood Cell  
A type of white blood cell, whose job is to kill pathogens infecting the body. Despite his ruthless occupation, he’s actually quite soft-spoken and gentle. When he was still in school as a young cell, he saved AE3803 from a bacterium after she got lost in a training exercise.
Macrophage  
A type of white blood cell. She and her kind appear as lovely maids in big dresses, armed with a variety of large weapons to fight various invasive pathogens, and are often shown smiling cheerfully even in the middle of combat. While inside blood vessels, she and her kind take on the role of monocytes, and wear hazmat suits over their dresses.
Killer T Cell  
A type of white blood cell that recognizes and kills various foreign matter and unhealthy cells. He is aggressive, pompous and rowdy, brutally taking pleasure in slaughtering pathogens and unhealthy cells. He especially looks down on white blood cells forming various relationships with non-white blood cells, like Neutrophil’s close friendship with Red Blood Cell. He is the sergeant of the Killer T Cells and is a harsh teacher to his students, the Naive T Cells. He has negative relationships with Helper T Cell and NK Cell, the former being his superior in the Killer T Division. In his youth, he was considered to be weak like the rest of the young T Cells, being only able to survive and complete training through the help of Helper T Cell, which at least made him stronger.
Platelet  
A type of cell responsible for reconstructing the body from various injuries. They are depicted as cute children, due to their small cell size and act as construction and repair crew within the body. One platelet serves as their leader and she is most prominently featured in the show.
Helper T Cell  
A type of T Cell that determines strategy and courses of action for dealing with foreign invaders. He is the main commander of the Killer T Cells and has an intellectual and smooth disposition, putting him at big odds with the rough and tough Killer T Cell, despite having underwent T Cell training together with him.
Regulatory T Cell 
A type of T Cell that mediates and regulates the correct function and magnitude of immunological responses. She usually acts as Helper T Cell’s secretary, though she is capable of fighting when necessary. She went through T Cell training alongside Killer T Cell and Helper T Cell.

 

Wednesday News- November 21, 2018

Wednesday News- November 21, 2018

Netflix Announces December Premiere Dates for Baki, Sirius the Jaeger, Hi Score Girl Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-20/netflix-announces-december-premiere-dates-for-baki-sirius-the-jaeger-hi-score-girl-anime/.139762

Funimation Reveals Cast, Staff, Streaming for New 2019 Fruits Basket TV Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-19/funimation-reveals-cast-staff-streaming-for-new-2019-fruits-basket-tv-anime/.139680

Shelf Life: Terraformars Revenge- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/shelf-life/2018-11-19/.139649

Review: The Ancient Magus’ Bride GN 9- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/the-ancient-magus-bride/gn-9/.139676

Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Gets Deluxe Edition for PS4 in January with All 8 DLC Characters- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-20/dragon-ball-fighterz-game-gets-deluxe-edition-for-ps4-in-january-with-all-8-dlc-characters/.139693

Anime

  • Blend S BD
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond BD/DVD
  • Fate/Apocrypha Box Set 1 BD
  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower BD
  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower Limited Edition BD
  • Fireworks BD/DVD
  • Fireworks DVD
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Box Set 1 BD
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Box Set 2 BD
  • Garo -Vanishing Line- Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Hello Kitty & Friends Let’s Learn Together Collection 1 DVD
  • Hello Kitty & Friends Let’s Learn Together Collection 2 DVD
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Take on Me (Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me) BD/DVD
  • The Morose Mononokean Essentials BD
  • Myriad Colors Phantom World Essentials BD
  • Space Patrol Luluco Essentials BD

Manga

  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Graphic Novel (GN) 5
  • All Out!! GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Are You Lost? GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Back Street Girls GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night & Other Stories GN (Hardcover)
  • Beasts of Abigaile GN 4
  • Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage GN 6
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card GN 5
  • Children of the Whales GN 7
  • The Delinquent Housewife! GN 2
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Golosseum GN 4
  • Good Dog, Cerberus! GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • I Hear the Sunspot: Limit GN 1
  • Inside Mari GN 1
  • Juana and the Dragonewt’s Seven Kingdoms GN 3
  • Land of the Lustrous GN 7
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt GN 9
  • Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai GN 5
  • Ōoku: The Inner Chambers GN 14
  • Otherworldly Izakaya “Nobu” GN 2
  • PEZ GN
  • Ran And The Gray World GN 1
  • RWBY Official Manga Anthology GN 3
  • Shōjo Fight! GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Shomin Sample GN 9
  • UQ Holder! GN 15
  • Wonderland GN 1
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku GN 3 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Apparently it’s My Fault That My Husband Has The Head of a Beast Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Alita: Battle Angel: Iron City Novel
  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Novel 4
  • Durarara!! Novel 11
  • ECHO Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Eyes of Bayonetta 2 Artbook (Hardcover)
  • I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Novel
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 11 (Digital Only)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild–Creating a Champion (Hardcover)
  • Monogatari Series Novel Box Set
  • Outbreak Company Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Street Fighter Classic GN 3
  • Toradora! Novel 33

 

Film Friday- Mob Psycho 100

Film Friday- Mob Psycho 100

An anime television series adaptation produced by Bones aired between July and September 2016. The English dub of the series was released by Funimation in December 2016. A live-action series adaptation premiered on January 18, 2018. A second season of the anime series will air in January 2019.

Anime

On December 2, 2015, it was announced in shonen magazine Ura Sunday that the webcomic would be adapted into an anime television series. The anime adaptation was produced by Bones and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa. Hiroshi Seko wrote the scripts, Yoshimichi Kameda designed the characters, and Kenji Kawai composed the music. The series aired between July 12, 2016, and September 27, 2016, on Tokyo MX, later airing on ytv, BS Fuji and TV Asahi Channel 1. The opening theme song, titled “99”, was performed by Mob Choir, while the ending theme song, titled “Refrain Boy”, was performed by ALL OFF. The series was simulcast on Crunchyroll, while Funimation broadcast the show’s simuldub. The series had gotten an English dub by Bang Zoom! in December 2016, with Funimation handling distribution. The series was simulcast on Animax in Southeast Asia. The Bang Zoom!-produced dub has been released on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack with a limited edition on December 5, 2017, and will be broadcast on Toonami on Adult Swim starting on October 27, 2018. Madman Entertainment will be importing Funimation’s release in Australia and New Zealand, and Manga Entertainment will also distribute the series in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Following a screening of three Bones films, attendees reported that Bones teased that progress is being made on a further Mob Psycho 100 anime project. In October 2017, an event anime titled Mob Psycho 100 Reigen -The Miraculous Unknown Psychic-  was revealed. It is a 60-minute compilation of the anime series and features new scenes centered on Arataka Reigen. The event anime was screened twice at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on March 18, 2018, and will later be released on home video. At the end of the event, a second season of the anime series was announced, with the staff and cast returning to reprise their roles. Mob Psycho 100 is to return January 2019.

Live-action series

A live-action television series adaptation directed by Kōichi Sakamoto and produced by Fuminori Kobayashi premiered on January 12, 2018 on Netflix and January 18, 2018 on TV Tokyo’s “MokuDora 25” timeslot, which runs from 1:00 to 1:30am on Fridays. Tatsuomi Hamada is portraying Shigeo Kageyama.

 

Wednesday News- November 14, 2018

Wednesday News- November 14, 2018

The Game Awards 2018 Nominees Revealed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-13/the-game-awards-2018-nominees-revealed/.139443

A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 3 Slated for 2019- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-11-13/newtype-a-certain-scientific-railgun-season-3-slated-for-2019/.139397

Live-Action Hollywood Alita: Battle Angel Film’s Trailer Previews Battle Scenes- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-13/live-action-hollywood-alita-battle-angel-film-trailer-previews-battle-scenes/.139429

Dropkick on my Devil Staff: Anime Needs to Sell 500 More Boxes for 2nd Season- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-11-13/dropkick-on-my-devil-staff-anime-needs-to-sell-500-more-boxes-for-2nd-season/.139400

How do you watch anime and read manga – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/survey/812/

Anime

  • And you thought there is never a girl online? Essentials BD
  • Beyblade: Metal Fusion DVD
  • Beyblade: Metal Masters DVD
  • Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth- BD/DVD
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Knocking on Heaven’s Door Steelbook BD
  • Drifters Complete Series Classics BD
  • Gatchaman Crowds Complete Collections BD
  • Joker Game Essentials BD
  • Made in Abyss Premium Box Set BD
  • One Piece Collection 23 DVD Uncut
  • ReLIFE Final Arc BD/DVD
  • Sailor Moon Super S Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Sailor Moon Super S Part 2 DVD
  • A Sister’s All You Need BD
  • Twin Star Exorcists Part 3 BD/DVD

Manga

  • ACCA 13 Territory Inspection Department Graphic Novel (GN) 5
  • Akame ga KILL! ZERO GN 8
  • Alice in Murderland GN 9 (Hardcover)
  • Alicia’s Diet Quest GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Angels of Death GN 5
  • Blade of the Immortal Omnibus GN 7
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • A Bride’s Story GN 10 (Hardcover)
  • Chio’s School Road GN 2
  • Delicious in Dungeon GN 6
  • Devilman The Classic Collection GN 2 (Hardcover)
  • Dimension W GN 12
  • Forbidden Scrollery GN 5
  • Frau Faust GN 5
  • Fruits Basket Another GN 2
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition GN 3 (Hardcover)
  • Goblin Slayer! GN 4
  • Golosseum GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • High School DxD GN 11
  • Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia GN 4
  • Interspecies Reviewers GN 1
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Lyu GN 1
  • Kamakura Monogatari GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! GN 7
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 4
  • Land of the Lustrous GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • LDK GN 12
  • Little Witch Academia GN 2
  • Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade GN 10
  • Love at Fourteen GN 8
  • Mermaid Boys GN 3
  • Mikagura School Suite GN 3
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers GN 9
  • Nekogahara GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! GN 12
  • Overlord GN 8
  • Pokémon Horizon Sun and Moon GN 2
  • Pokémon Pocket Comics Classic GN
  • The Prince’s Black Poison GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Radiant GN 2
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 3: Truth of Zero GN 5
  • Record of Grancrest War GN 1
  • Requiem of the Rose King GN 9
  • RIN-NE GN 28
  • The Royal Tutor GN 10
  • Sailor Moon Eternal Edition GN 2
  • A Strange and Mystifying Story GN 5
  • Sword Art Online Hollow Realization GN 1
  • Tales of Wedding Rings GN 4
  • Tokyo Alice GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Trinity Seven GN 15
  • Waiting for Spring GN 9
  • The Walls Between Us GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Yotsuba&! GN 14

Other

  • A Certain Magical Index Novel 17
  • Ao Oni: Grudge Novel (Digital Only)
  • The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist (Hardcover)
  • Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch If You’ve Got a Ringer Novel 2
  • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Novel 1
  • Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days Novel 1
  • Magical Girl Raising Project Novel 5
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Novel 6
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Nintendo Switch Games
  • The Saga of Tanya the Evil Novel 4
  • Seirei Gensouki – Spirit Chronicles Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 4
  • Sword Art Online: Progressive Novel 5
  • WorldEnd – What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? Novel 2

 

Film Friday- Tokyo Mew Mew

Film Friday- Tokyo Mew Mew

The series was adapted into a 52 episode anime series by Studio Pierrot. It debuted in Japan on April 6, 2002, on both TV Aichi and TV Tokyo; the final episode aired on March 29, 2003. Two video games were also created for the series: a puzzle adventure game for the Game Boy Advance system and a role-playing video game for the PlayStation. 4Kids Entertainment licensed the anime series for North American broadcast under the name Mew Mew Power. Heavily edited and dubbed, 23 episodes of Mew Mew Power aired on Cartoon Network and 4Kids TV in the United States and the entire 26 episodes aired on YTV in Canada. 4Kids Entertainment was unable to license the remaining 26 episodes of the series, thus were unable to complete its broadcast. They have never released the series to home video.  The anime adaptation received high ratings while airing in Japan, resulting in numerous marketing tie-ins. Despite criticism for extensive editing that removed most of the Japanese elements, the Mew Mew Power dub became the highest rated 4Kids show during its broadcast. It was licensed for regional release in several other countries instead of the original Japanese series.

Ichigo Momomiya

is the series’ main protagonist and the leader of the Mew Mews. She has short red hair which is usually tied up in pigtails. Ichigo (13 years old at the beginning of the series) is merged with the DNA of the Iriomote Wild Cat, giving her the ability to transform into Mew Ichigo, a powerful and heroic cat girl with pink hair. The transformation also causes her to exhibit various feline mannerisms while in her human form. At first, her cat ears and tail appear when she is excited, but eventually her cat DNA grows strong enough that when she kisses anything, she turns into a small black cat. She remains in a cat form until someone (human or animal) kisses her.

At the start of the series, Ichigo has a crush on Masaya Aoyama. Although she believes that he is oblivious to her feelings, he later returns them and they begin dating. Midway through the series, Ichigo gains a mysterious protector, the Blue Knight. Throughout the series, Ichigo repeatedly rejects repeated advances by Quiche and although she can not accept his final declaration of love, she cries over his death and holds him as he dies. Ichigo dies after transferring her own life force into Masaya after Masaya kills himself and Deep Blue. She is subsequently revived by the last of the mew aqua which was housed within Masaya. Before Masaya goes off to study abroad in England at the end of the series, Ichigo participates in a mock wedding with Masaya. Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode reveals that Ichigo lost all of her Mew Mew powers because of the Mew Aqua’s influence and joined Masaya in England, but returned to Japan when her powers began to manifest again to aid in the battle against the Saint Rose Crusaders.

Minto Aizawa

Minto Aizawa is a blue-haired girl who is the second Mew Mew to be introduced in the series. Infused with the genes of a Blue Lorikeet, Minto grows a bird’s tail and a pair of bird wings when she transforms into Mew Mint. Initially depicted as spoiled, snobbish, and self-centered because of her wealth due to her being born into a rich family, she is shown to be an empathetic person who cares deeply about her friends as the series progresses. In the beginning, Minto called Ichigo a Vulgar person. Minto idolizes fellow Mew Mew Zakuro Fujiwara. Minto owns a pet Pomeranian named Miki.

Retasu Midorikawa

is a green-haired girl who is the third member of the Mew Mews formally introduced to the readers. Infused with the DNA of a Finless Porpoise, Retasu’s legs can change into a porpoise’s tail while she is underwater, greatly improving her swimming ability and giving her an appearance of a mermaid. In the anime adaptation, this change can only occur when Retasu is in the presence of Mew Aqua. Retasu is portrayed as a shy and intelligent character lacking self-confidence and is the subject of frequent bullying from three girls. She is afraid of her Mew Mew powers at first, causing them to go out of control at her school until she is calmed by Ichigo and Minto. The other members of the group consider Retasu to be a kind and selfless person. As the series progresses, Retasu becomes a more confident person through the other Mew Mews’ regular encouragement. In the anime, Retasu has a strong love interest towards Ryou and kissed him once, that only Bu-Ling is aware of their relationship.

Bu-Ling Huang

is a blonde-haired girl who is the fourth Mew Mew introduced to the readers and the youngest of the bunch. Infused with the DNA of a Golden Lion Tamarin, Bu-Ling grows a monkey tail and ears while transformed, and fights with a pair of rings. Bu-Ling is introduced as being a busker due to her acrobatic skills to earn money for her family. The other Mew Mews agree that her monkey DNA is a perfect match for her personality as she is full of energy and loves having fun, to the point Minto considers her very immature or childish. A running gag when it comes to referencing the Mew Mews’ DNA had Bu-Ling thinking that her DNA is a lion where she is always corrected that she has the DNA of a Golden Lion Tamarin. Despite her age, Bu-Ling is raising her five younger siblings and managing the family finances while their father is training in the mountains. The manga never mentions Bu-Ling’s mother while the anime adaptation states that she died. Midway through the series, Bu-Ling befriends Tart when he captures her and holds her hostage. She is reluctant to fight Tart during the final battle until he affirms they have no choice, and cries over him after he is defeated. Bu-Ling kisses Tart at the end of the series and tells him she does not want it “to be goodbye.” He replies by saying that he may return to see her. In the anime adaptation, the relationship between Bu-Ling and Tart is expanded and the circumstances of their initial friendship changes – instead of being saved by the Mew Mews, Tart himself saves Bu-Ling from an underground cavern when he realizes that she is suffocating from a lack of oxygen.

Zakuro Fujiwara

is a purple-haired girl who is the last of the main Mew Mews introduced and the oldest of the group. As with the others, she first appears at the endangered animal exhibit without being named. Zakuro tends to be a loner and initially refuses to join the other Mew Mews, but changes her mind after they come to her aid. Infused with the DNA of a Gray Wolf, Zakuro has a wolf tail and ears while in her Mew Mew form. Zakuro is a professional model and is presented as a mature character. As her biggest fan Minto effuses, Zakuro has “long, glossy, raven hair” with “dark, intelligent, yet sensitive eyes” and “long, strong and thin legs”. Zakuro’s background is more developed in the anime adaptation and she is said to be estranged from her family since leaving home two years earlier.