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Wednesday News- October 16, 2019

Wednesday News- October 16, 2019

The Fall 2019 Anime Preview Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2019/fall/.151713

Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Game Collection Launches in West on January 14- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-10-15/atelier-dusk-trilogy-deluxe-pack-game-collection-launches-in-west-on-january-14/.152276

Stand My Heroes Anime’s English Dub Cast Revealed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-15/stand-my-heroes-anime-english-dub-cast-revealed/.152277

Crunchyroll Joins Forces With WEBTOON for New Animated Content- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-10-15/crunchyroll-joins-forces-with-webtoon-for-new-animated-content/.152260

Anime

  • Chaos;Child Essentials BD
  • Genius Party & Genius Party Beyond BD
  • Golden Kamuy Season Two BD/DVD
  • Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues BD
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil, The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST BD

Manga

  • Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition Graphic Novel (GN) 2 (hardcover)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card GN 6
  • Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction GN 7
  • Dreamin’ Sun GN 10
  • Drifting Classroom Perfect Edition GN 1 (hardcover)
  • The Drops of God GN 1-11 (Digital Only)
  • Fire Punch GN 8
  • Gleipnir GN 4
  • Golden Kamuy GN 12
  • The Great Cleric GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Hakumei & Mikochi – Tiny Little Life in the Woods GN 7
  • Heavenly Delusion GN 1
  • Himouto! Umaruchan GN 7
  • Hinamatsuri GN 5
  • Hitorijime My Hero GN 5
  • Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Mythical Beast Investigator GN 2
  • No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! GN 14
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season GN 4
  • Peach Girl Next GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Persona 3 GN 11
  • Ryuko GN 2
  • Sailor Moon Eternal Edition GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Saint Young Men GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Shinobi Life GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Shōjo Fight GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 11
  • Today’s Menu for Emiya Family GN 3
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re GN 13
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls GN 11
  • Yozakura Quartet GN 24 (Digital Only)

Other

  • The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life Novel 1A
  • The Asterisk War Novel 11
  • Demon King Daimaou Novel 13 (Digital Only)
  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition Switch, PC game
  • Grandia HD Remaster PC game
  • Grandia II HD Remaster PC game
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 10 (Digital Only)
  • The Irregular at Magic High School Novel 13C
  • Kokoro Connect Novel 7 (Digital Only)
  • Ring Fit Adventure Switch game
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 14
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World Novel 3
  • Strike the Blood Novel 13
  • There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF! Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition PS4, PC game

 

Manga Monday- Tenchi Muyo!

Manga Monday- Tenchi Muyo!

Tenchi Muyo! is a Japanese anime, light novel and manga franchise. The original series began with a six-episode OVA called Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki  created by Masaki Kajishima and directed by Hiroki Hayashi, and released in Japan on September 25, 1992. The series was released by Pioneer LDC in the United Kingdom in 1994. As its popularity grew, it spurred a seventh episode titled Tenchi Muyo! Special: The Night Before the Carnival (also known as the Tenchi Special) and a stand-alone Tenchi Muyo! Mihoshi Special. A second OVA series was directed by Kenichi Yatagai that was released in 1994, and a third OVA series, also directed by Yatagai, was released in 2003.

A fourth OVA series was produced in Japan, with the first collection released on November 30, 2016. The following episodes were planned to be released with an interval of three months each, and the final part of the series arrived August 30, 2017.

On July 12, 2019, it was announced that a fifth OVA series is currently in development, with Masaki Kajishima again serving as chief director and Hideki Shirane writing and overseeing scripts.

A twenty-six-episode anime television series called Tenchi Universe was released in 1995 retelling and expanding upon the original six-episode story. Tenchi in Tokyo was created in 1997, and is another alternate version of the original story. The latest version of the series called Ai Tenchi Muyo!, was broadcast on Tokyo MX in 2014.

Spin-off series of Tenchi Muyo! were also created. Magical Girl Pretty Sammy is an example that was adapted into a manga series. The franchise has also spawned soundtrack CDs and other merchandise released both in Japan and in the United States.

Concept

Masaki Kajishima and Hiroki Hayashi, who both worked on the Bubblegum Crisis OVAs, cite the show as being the inspiration for Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki. In an interview with AIC, Hayashi described Bubblegum Crisis as “a pretty gloomy anime. Serious fighting, complicated human relationships, and dark Mega Tokyo.” They thought it would be fun to create some comedy episodes with ideas like the girls going to the hot springs, but it was rejected by the sponsors. He also said that there was a trend to have a bunch of characters of one gender and a single one of the other gender, and asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario. This became the basis for Tenchi Muyo!.

In designing Ryoko, Kajishima and Hayashi were inspired by the American sitcom I Dream of Jeannie and wanted to use her in their works. In the first episode, Tenchi would open the sealed cave, which was a reference to the Jeannie’s bottle, and a “cute witch” would jump out. Hayashi said that Tenchi is “sort of” based on Mackey, and that after Tenchi and Ryoko, the other girls were designed to be characters to balance the picture in the very early concepts of the series, and that they are original characters.

Manga

Hitoshi Okuda wrote two manga series based on the OVA series. The first manga is titled No Need for Tenchi and was published by Kadokawa Shoten and serialized in Dragon Comic Jr. magazine from December 16, 1994 to June 9, 2000. The series was collected into 12 tankōbon volumes. The second series titled The All-New Tenchi Muyo! was also published by Kadokawa Shoten and serialized in Dragon Comic Age magazine from July 26, 2000 to December 9, 2005. The series was collected into 10 tankōbon volumes.

Wednesday News- October 9, 2019

Wednesday News- October 9, 2019

Chihayafuru Anime Season 3’s Video Previews Arata Wataya- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-08/chihayafuru-anime-season-3-video-previews-arata-wataya/.152010

The Fall 2019 Anime Preview Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2019/fall/.151713

Premiere Report: Sword Art Online Aliciaztion: War of the Underworld- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2019-10-07/premiere-report-sword-art-online-alicization-war-of-underworld/.151970

The List: 5 Best Anime Opening Songs of Summer 2019- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2019-10-06/.151851

PlayStation 5 Console Launches in Holiday Season 2020- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-08/playstation-5-console-launches-in-holiday-season-2020/.152009

Anime

  • Ai: Tenchi Muyo! Shorts Essentials BDP
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations BD Set 3
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations DVD Set 3A
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 9 BDP
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 9 DVD
  • Phoenix Perfect Collection BD
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Part 2 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Tsuredure Children Essentials BD
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie BDP
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie DVD

Manga

  • Boarding School Juliet Graphic Novel (GN) 8
  • The Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor GN 3P (Digital Only)
  • Case Closed GN 72
  • Cells at Work! and Friends! GN 1 (Digital Only)A (Digital Only)
  • Escape GN 1 (Digital Only)P
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 3 (Digital Only)P
  • Granblue Fantasy GN 1
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom GN 2 (Digital Only)P
  • How to Train Your Devil GN 1
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord GN 4P
  • Infinite Dendrogram GN 2 (Digital Only) (Digital Only)Plea
  • Inside Mari GN 5
  • Knights of Sidonia Master Edition GN 3
  • Komi Can’t Communicate GN 3Pl
  • Love Me, My Knight GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • My Pink Is Overflowing GN 4 (Digital Only)Pl
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season GN 4 (Digital Only)Pl
  • Plus-Sized Elf GN 3
  • Queen Bee GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle GN 9
  • That Blue Sky Feeling GN 3
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 12 (Digital Only)e
  • World Trigger GN 19 (Digital Only)Pl

Other

  • Alliance Alive HD Remastered PS4, Switch gameP
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill Novel 3 (Digital Only)P
  • Crest of the Stars Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Gun Gun Pixies Day One Edition Switch game
  • Hanamonogatari Novel (Digital Only)
  • Kabukimonogatari Novel (Digital Only)
  • Koimonogatari Novel (Digital Only)
  • Koyomimonogatari Novels 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • Middle-Aged Businessman, Arise in Another World! Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Novels 4 (Digital Only)
  • Nekomonogatari (White) Novel (Digital Only)
  • Otorimonogatari Novel (Digital Only)
  • Root Letter: Last Answer Day One Edition PS4 game
  • Spirit Hunter: NG PS4, PS Vita, Switch, PC game
  • Torture Princess – Fremd Torturchen Novel 2
  • Tsukimonogatari Novel (Digital Only)

 

Manga Monday- Wise Man’s Grandchild

Manga Monday- Wise Man’s Grandchild

Wise Man’s Grandchild  is a Japanese light novel series written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi. It began serialization online in January 2015 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was acquired by Enterbrain, who have published ten volumes since July 2015 under their Famitsu Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation with illustration by Shunsuke Ogata began serialization on Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace Up website from March 2016. It has been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Silver Link aired from April 10 to June 26, 2019.

A manga adaptation, illustrated by Shunsuke Ogata began serialization on Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace Up website since March 2016. Twelve tankōbon volumes have been released as of September 10, 2019.

Plot

A young salaryman who died in an accident was reborn in another world filled with magic and demons. As a baby, he was picked up by the patriot hero “Sage” Merlin Wolford and was given the name Shin. He was raised as a grandson and soaked up Merlin’s teachings, earning him some irresistible powers. However, when Shin became 15, Merlin realized, “I forgot to teach him common practice!” Diseum, king of the Earlshide Kingdom, recommends Shin to attend his Magic Academy, on the agreement of not using Shin for political warfare. In the capital, Shin rescues two girls, Maria and Sicily, from thugs, and later he would inaugurate a club that consist of him and others.

Thursday News- October 3, 2019

Thursday News- October 3, 2019

This Week in Games: Requiem for Alphadream- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-x-button/2019-10-03/this-week-in-games-requiem-for-alphadream/.151804

The Fall 2019 Anime Preview Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2019/fall/.151713

The List: 5 Best My Hero Academia Battles- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2019-09-29/.151631

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Assassins Pride Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-03/sentai-filmworks-licenses-assassins-pride-anime/.151831

Anime

  • A Centaur’s Life Essentials BDP
  • AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue BD
  • Beyblade Burst Evolution Season 1 DVD
  • Beyblade Burst Evolution Season 2 DVD
  • Black Clover Season 2 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • A Certain Magical Index III Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Convenience Store Boy Friends Complete Series Essentials BD
  • Dragonar Academy Essentials BD
  • FLCL Progressive DVD
  • Joshiraku BD
  • Kemono Friends Season 1 BD
  • Kyo kara Maoh! Season 2 BD
  • Love Live! Sunshine!! Seasons One & Two Essentials BD
  • Lupin the IIIrd: Goemon’s Blood Spray BD
  • Magical Girl Raising Project BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket BD
  • One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His Four Friends’ Great Adventure (One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibōken) BD/DVD
  • Ouran High School Host Club Complete Series Classics BD
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil Essentials BD
  • Sword Art Online II Box Set BD
  • Tada Never Falls in Love BD
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season One Part 1 BD/DVD
  • VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fresh DVD

Manga

  • Again!! Graphic Novel (GN) 11
  • Ajin – Demi-Human GN 13 (Digital Only)C
  • Amber Silhouette GN 1A
  • The Ancient Magus Bride GN 11
  • Animeta! GN 1
  • Ao Haru Ride GN 7
  • As Miss Beelzebub Likes GN 7
  • Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-be GN 2 (Digital Only)P
  • Bakemonogatari GN 1
  • Berserk GN 40
  • Bungō Stray Dogs GN 12
  • Cells NOT at Work! GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Combatants Will Be Dispatched! GN 1
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 21 (Digital Only)Pl
  • Don’t Count Your Tanukis GN 2
  • Drifitng Dragons GN 4P
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 17 (Digital Only)P
  • Elfen Lied Omnibus GN 2
  • Fairy Tail GN Box Set 1
  • Fairy Tail: City Hero GN 1P (Digital Only)
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 32
  • Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji GN 1
  • Ghostly Things GN 1
  • The Golden Sheep GN 1
  • Haganai GN 17
  • The Heroic Legend of Arslan GN 11
  • High-rise Invasion Omnibus GN 5
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King GN 5
  • An Incurable Case of Love GN 1
  • Interviews with Monster Girls GN 7
  • Investor Z GN 5 (Digital Only)Pl
  • I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die GN 5 (Digital Only)P
  • kalyx GN 3P (Digital Only)
  • Kaze Hikaru GN 27
  • King’s Game GN 5 (Digital Only)P
  • Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! GN 2
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 7
  • Land of the Lustrous GN 9
  • Legend of the Rainbow GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Love at Fourteen GN 9P
  • Love Me, My Knight! GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Lovesick Ellie GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Magus of the Library GN 2
  • Missions of Love GN 18
  • Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles GN 1
  • My Hero Academia GN 21
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes GN 6
  • My Sadistic Boyfriend GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • My Sweet Girl GN 7 (Digital Only)P (Digital
  • Nameless Asterism GN 4
  • Natsume’s Book of Friends GN 23
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey GN 3
  • Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare GN 3P
  • Overlord GN 11
  • The Promised Neverland GN 12P
  • Pure Trance GN (hardcover)
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets GN 5
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts GN 7
  • A Sister’s All You Need. GN 5
  • Smile Down the Runway GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Sword Art Online Girls’ Ops GN 6
  • Takane & Hana GN 11
  • The Tenth Prism GN 4-5 (Digital Only)P
  • We Never Learn GN 6
  • The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms GN
  • World’s End Harem GN 6
  • World’s End Harem Fantasia GN 1
  • World Trigger GN 19
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 20P

Other

  • Accel World Novel 19
  • A Certain Magical Index Novel 20
  • Code Vein PS4, Xbox One, PC gameP
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Novel 9
  • Dragon’s Crown Official Artworks art book (hardcover)
  • Dragon Quest Switch game
  • Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line Switch gameA
  • Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation Switch game
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Switch game
  • Durarara!! Novel 13
  • fault – milestone one Switch game
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 6
  • Goblin Slayer Novel 8
  • If Its for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Novel 5
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 6
  • Lazy Dungeon Master Novel 7 (Digital Only)
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Novel 5
  • The Miracles of the Namiya General Store Novel (hardcover)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 PS4 game
  • My Hero Academia School Briefs Novel 3
  • One Piece Color Walk Compendium art book (hardcover)
  • Otherside Picnic Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Novel 1
  • Reincarnated as a Sword Novel 2
  • Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress! Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World Novel 2
  • Suspension: Kubitsuri High School – the Nonsense User’s Disciple Novel
  • YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. PS4, Switch, PC game

 

Manga Monday- Barakamon

Manga Monday- Barakamon

Barakamon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Satsuki Yoshino. It started serialization in Square Enix’s Gangan Online February 2009 issue. The story follows Seishu Handa, a calligrapher who moves to the remote Goto Islands off the western coast of Kyushu, and his various interactions with the people of the island. An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired in Japan between July and September 2014. Funimation has licensed the series for streaming and home video release. In February 2014, Yen Press announced they have licensed Barakamon for English release in North America.

A spin-off manga series Handa-kun started serialization in the November 2013 issue of Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine. An anime television adaptation by Diomedéa aired in Japan between July and September 2016.

Manga

Barakamon began serialization in Square Enix’s Gangan Online February 2009 issue. The first tankōbon volume was released on July 22, 2009; twelve volumes have been released as of September 22, 2014. It was announced in the seventeenth volume that the manga would be ending with the release of the eighteenth volume in December 2018. The series was licensed by Yen Press in February 2014, who released the first volume on October 28, 2014.

A spin-off/prequel manga, titled Handa-Kun, written and illustrated also by Satsuki Yoshino, started serialization in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan in the November 2013 issue. It focuses on Seishu’s life as a high school student, six years prior to Barakamon. The first tankōbon volume was released June 21, 2014; four volumes have been released as of August 12, 2015. The spin-off ended in the Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine’s July 2016 issue, which was scheduled for release on June 11, 2016.

Plot

Seishu Handa is a professional calligrapher, despite his young age. When the elderly curator of an exhibition criticizes his calligraphy for being too unoriginal (“like a textbook”), Seishu gets angry and punches him. Because of this, his father sends him off for a retreat on Goto Island, near Kyushu. There, he meets the colorful villagers, interacts with them, and begins to find his own style.

The title of the series means “energetic/cheerful one” in the local provincial Goto Islands’ dialect. The first episode is also called “Barakakodon/ばらかこどん” which means “energetic/cheerful kid”, which refers to Naru Kotoishi, a very hyperactive kid that comes into Handa’s life.

The story of prequel spin-off Handa-kun is about the hilarious high school days of the calligraphy genius, Seishu Handa, who was also protagonist of Barakamon.

 

Manga Monday- Figure 17

Manga Monday- Figure 17

Figure 17 – Tsubasa & Hikaru is a Japanese anime television series animated at OLM, Inc. and directed by Naohito Takahashi. The series featured character designs by Yuriko Chiba and music by Toshihiko Takamizawa (of the rock band The Alfee). The series is unusual due to it having an hour time slot per episode (46 minutes of actual episode) rather than the standard half hour time slot.

Media

Anime

Bandai Visual distributed the series on DVD in Japan in single-episode volumes, totaling 13 volumes. It was licensed in North America by Media Blasters (under the AnimeWorks label) and released in six DVD volumes from 2003 to 2004, as well as a boxed set in 2005. This version was also licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.

Manga

A manga adaptation of the series was illustrated by Guy Nakahira and published in the magazine Dengeki Daioh. Spanning only two volumes, the adaptation is considerably shorter than the TV series, condensing most of the series’ storyline, removing some of the supporting characters and shortening the fight scenes to only a few pages. The manga was licensed in North America and translated in English by ADV Manga.

Novel

A novelization of the series was penned by screenplay writer Shoji Yonemura with illustrations by character designer Yuriko Chiba and published by Dengeki Bunko.

Soundtrack

The series’ soundtrack, released by Lantis, consists of the background music. The opening and ending themes are not available on this disc. In addition, an image album was released, featuring songs performed by Akiko Yajima and Fumiko Orikasa.

Wednesday News- September 18, 2019

Wednesday News- September 18, 2019

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Switch Game Gets Physical Release This Winter- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-17/fairy-fencer-f-advent-dark-force-switch-game-gets-physical-release-this-winter/.151188

Danganronpa Manga’s Takashi Tsukimi Launches New Manga on Thursday- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-18/danganronpa-manga-takashi-tsukimi-launches-new-manga-on-thursday/.151241

Pokemon Sword/Shield Games Reveal New Pokemon Sirfetch’d- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-18/pokemon-sword-shield-games-reveal-new-pokemon-sirfetchd/.151245

NHK Launches Inuyasha, Ranma 1-2 Creator Rumiko Takahashi Mega-Poll- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-09-17/nhk-launches-inuyasha-ranma-1-2-creator-rumiko-takahashi-mega-poll/.151228

Funimation Adds Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Free! Anime Films- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-17/funimation-adds-fairy-tail-dragon-cry-free-anime-films/.151224

Anime

  • The Case of Hana & Alice BD
  • Classroom of the Elite Essentials BD
  • Di Gi Charat Ultimate Collection BD
  • Initial D Theatrical Collection BD
  • Nobunagun Essentials BD
  • Phoenix Perfect Collection BD
  • Pokémon: Black and White 4-Movie Collection BD
  • Pokémon: Black and White 4-Movie Collection DVD
  • Super Lovers Complete Series Essentials BD

Manga

  • 20th Century Boys The Perfect Edition Graphic Novel (GN) 5
  • After the Rain GN 5
  • Ajin – Demi-Human GN 13
  • BEASTARS GN 2P
  • Breath of Flowers GN 2P
  • Cats of the Louvre GN
  • Children of the Whales GN 12
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls GN 1
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Devil’s Line GN 13 (Digital Only)P
  • Dorohedoro GN 23
  • Dragon Quest Monsters+ GN 4
  • Fairy Tail: Happy’s Heroic Adventure GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Great Cleric GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Harem Days The Seven-Starred Country GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • The Ideal Sponger Life GN 3
  • If I Could Reach You GN 1
  • I Hear the Sunspot GN 4
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 3
  • Levius GN (hardcover)
  • Living-Room Matsunaga-san GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Made in Abyss GN 7
  • Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka GN 7
  • No Guns Life GN 1
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets GN 10 (Digital Only)P
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 34
  • Shinobi Life GN 12 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • Somari and the Guardian of the Forest GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Alice GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts GN 8-9 (Digital Only)
  • Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! GN 1
  • The Way of the Househusband GN 1
  • Witch Craft Works GN 12 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Ai: The Somnium Files PS4, Switch, PC game
  • Amagi Brilliant Park Novel 7 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 4
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch Game
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Novel 9 (Digital Only)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Switch game
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered PS4, PC game
  • Restaurant to Another World Novel 2
  • Restaurant to Another World Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Sega Genesis Mini console

 

Manga Monday- Ai Shite Knight

Manga Monday- Ai Shite Knight

Ai Shite Knight  is a shōjo manga created in the early 1980s by Kaoru Tada. An anime version of the story in 42 episodes was also produced in 1983-1984 by Toei Animation. A live action adaptation was also produced.

Plot summary

“Ai Shite Knight” is set in Osaka and tells the story of Yaeko “Yakko” Mitamura, an 18-year-old girl working in her father’s Okonomiyaki restaurant. One day Yakko meets a little boy named Hashizo and his odd cat Juliano. Hashizo had lost both parents when still a baby and has been brought up by his elder brother Go. Go Kato is the lead singer of the emerging rock band “Bee Hive.” When Yakko meets Go and his friend and “Bee Hive” member Satomi Okawa, an unexpected series of events and a tangled romance unfold.

The main narrative of “Ai Shite Knight” is essentially a love story, but has interesting and innovative elements introduced to it by Kaoru Tada, most notably the portrayal of the Japanese music scene in the early ’80s. In creating characters such as Go, Satomi and their band “Bee Hive”, Tada was inspired by well-known bands of the time such as “The Stalin”, “Novela”, “Primadonna” and “44Magnum.” Tada also plays with sexual provocation and sexual ambiguity, mainly embodied by the character of “Kiss Relish” vocalist Kazuma Kataoka/Sheila, although these elements were considerably toned down in the anime version of the story.

 

Wednesday News- September 11, 2019

Wednesday News- September 11, 2019

Review: The Twelve Kingdoms The Complete Series Blu-ray – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/the-twelve-kingdoms/the-complete-series-blu-ray/.150674

Zenonzard The Animation Episode 1 Slated for January – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-09-10/zenonzard-the-animation-episode-1-slated-for-january/.150941

Funimation to Screen One Piece Stampede Film in U.S., Canada This Fall – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-10/funimation-to-screen-one-piece-stampede-film-in-u.s-canada-this-fall/.150948

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Anime Premieres on October 12 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-09-10/sword-art-online-alicization-war-of-underworld-anime-premieres-on-october-12/.150939

Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! GN 1 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/my-next-life-as-a-villainess/all-routes-lead-to-doom/gn-1/.150736

Anime

  • The Book of Bantorra Complete Collection BD
  • Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu Classics BD
  • Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Classics BD
  • Infini-T Force Complete Series BD
  • Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King BD
  • My First Girlfriend is a Gal Essentials BDP

Manga

  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest: Zero Graphic Novel (GN) 1P
  • Become You GN 1
  • The Brave-Tuber GN 1
  • Chio’s School Road GN 5
  • Edens Zero GN 4
  • Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella GN 1
  • Giant Killing GN 16P (Digital Only)
  • Hayate the Combat Butler GN 34
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord GN 5
  • Inside Mari GN 6
  • King’s Game GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Love Me, My Knight GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Mizukagekusa GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious GN 2
  • My Boy GN 5
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon GN 5
  • Queen Bee GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Splatoon GN 7
  • The Tenth Prism GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor GN 7
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Yo-kai Watch GN 12P

Other

  • Cooking with Wild Game Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • Daemon X Machina Switch Game
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 10 (Digital Only)
  • Utawarerumono Zan PS4 Game