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Wednesday News- December 10, 2019

Wednesday News- December 10, 2019

Danganronpa’s Kazutaka Kodaka to Announce New Game on Monday- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-12-09/danganronpa-kazutaka-kodaka-to-announce-new-game-on-monday/.154122

Kochikama Manga Returns to Shonen Jump for Special 1-Shot- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-12-09/kochikame-manga-returns-to-shonen-jump-for-special-1-shot/.154136

Viz Manga, Manga Plus Add Agravity Boys Manga in English- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-09/viz-media-manga-plus-add-agravity-boys-manga-in-english/.154120

Steins; Gate: My Darling’s Embrace, Steins; Gate 0 Games Get New Western Releases- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-10/steins-gate-my-darling-embrace-steins-gate-0-games-get-new-western-releases/.154198

Re:Zero Anime’s Season 2 Slated for Next April After Updated 1st Season- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-10/re-zero-anime-season-2-slated-for-next-april-after-updated-1st-season/.154180

Anime

  • 18if Essentials BD
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Season One Essentials BD
  • Gakuen Basara BD
  • Heavy Object Complete Series Essentials BD
  • KADO – The Right Answer Essentials BD
  • Millennium Actress BD/DVD
  • Seitokai Yakuindomo BD
  • Seven Mortal Sins Essentials BD
  • Snow White with the Red Hair Complete Series Classics BD

Manga

  • 1122: For a Happy Marriage GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • A.I.C.O. Incarnation GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • All Out!! GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Amber Silhouette GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Aria: The Masterpiece Graphic Novel (GN) 4
  • Arifureta: I Heart Isekai GN 1
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 9.
  • Don’t Count Your Tanukis GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Dragon Quest Monsters+ GN 5
  • Edens Zero GN 5
  • Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji GN 1
  • Gantz Omnibus GN 4
  • The Golden Sheep GN 2
  • Granblue Fantasy GN 2
  • Heavenly Delusion GN 1
  • The Ideal Sponger Life GN 4
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 8 (Digital Only)P
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions! GN (Digital Only)
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight GN 10
  • Komi Can’t Communicate GN 4
  • Missions of Love GN 19
  • Pleasure & Corruption GN 1
  • Plus-Sized Elf GN 4
  • Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 3: Truth of Zero GN 9
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero GN 12
  • Seven Days: Monday-Sunday (Seven Days: Monday-Thursday, Seven Days: Friday-Sunday) GN
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle GN 10
  • Yuri Is My Job! GN 5.

Other

  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Novel 7
  • Deadly Premonition Origins Switch game
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 PC game
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 5
  • Sexiled Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD PC game
  • WorldEnd:What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? Novel 5

 

Manga Monday- Code Geass

Manga Monday- Code Geass

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to simply as Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series produced by Sunrise. It was directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by Clamp. Set in an alternate timeline, the series follows the exiled prince Lelouch vi Britannia, who obtains the “power of absolute obedience” from a mysterious woman named C.C. Using this supernatural power, known as Geass, he leads a rebellion against the rule of the Holy Britannian Empire, commanding a series of mecha battles.

Code Geass was broadcast in Japan on MBS from October 6, 2006 to July 29, 2007. Its sequel series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, ran as a simulcast on MBS and TBS from April 6, 2008 to September 28, 2008. The series has also been adapted into various manga and light novels with the former showing various alternate scenarios from the TV series. Bandai Entertainment also licensed most parts from the franchise for English release in December 2007, airing the two TV series on Adult Swim. Most manga and light novels have also been published in North America by Bandai. A compilation film trilogy that recapped the events from both seasons of the anime series, with altered storylines for various characters, was released in 2017 and 2018. A new film, titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, taking place after the Zero Requiem of the recap films’ universe, was released in theaters on February 9, 2019.

The anime television series has been well received in Japan, selling over a million DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes. Both seasons have won several awards at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Animage Anime Grand Prix, and Animation Kobe event. Critics have praised the series for its narrative, characters, strong voice acting, large audience appeal as well as the cross conflicts shown among the main characters and the moral questions presented.

Kadokawa Shoten has published four separate manga adaptations, each containing an alternate storyline. The first four of the manga series have been licensed for an English language release in North America by Bandai Entertainment. The first, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, by Majiko~! and originally serialized Monthly Asuka, focused on the protagonist of the series, Lelouch Lamperouge, with few differences from the anime’s basic storyline. The most noticeable difference from the anime version is the absence of the Knightmare frames. Its chapters were collected in eight tankōbon volumes released from December 26, 2008 to March 26, 2010. Bandai’s English adaptation of the series was published from July 29, 2008 to February 15, 2011.

The second manga is Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack. It was written by Atsuro Yomino and serialized in Beans A magazine. It focuses on the character Suzaku Kururugi in an alternate reality, where he fights against the criminal organization known as the Black Knights. It was released in two volumes on June 26, 2007 and September 26, 2008. The first English volume was released on January 6, 2009, and the second followed it on October 13, 2009.

Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally, serialized in Comp Ace and written by Tomomasa Takuma, focuses on Lelouch’s sister, Nunnally Lamperouge who goes into searching her missing brother when her health is restored by an entity named Nemo. It was published in five volumes from June 26, 2007 to April 25, 2009. The English volumes were published from June 9, 2009 to March 23, 2010.

A fourth manga adaptation, Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate, was serialized in Kerokero Ace. Set in an alternate 1853, Lelouch is the commander of the Shogunate’s military counterinsurgence brigade known as the Shinsengumi, which fights the Black Revolutionaries, a rebel group led by a masked individual known as Rei. It was released on a single volume on October 25, 2010, while the English version was published on May 10, 2011.

In late 2009, Bandai announced a new project greenlit for 2010. A manga, titled Code Geass: Renya of Darkness, was the first product announced. The story takes place in the same official Code Geass history as the anime, but in a different era with the anime director Goro Taniguchi scripting the story. The title character, Renya, is a 17-year-old boy who encounters a mysterious, perpetually young witch named “Reifū C.C.”, who has appeared in Japan’s historical Edo era to seek a new partner for a covenant. It began publication in the May 2010 issue of Shōnen Ace. Bandai Entertainment announced that it will publish the manga in English as with the other adaptions. On January 2, 2012 as a part of Bandai Entertainment’s announced restructuring, they have since, among other titles, revoked publishing of Code Geass: Renya of Darkness for English release.

The spinoff Code Geass: Oz the Reflection takes place between the first and second seasons of the anime television and is told from two perspectives. The photo story in Hobby Japan centers around Orpheus Zevon, a young terrorist with the Knightmare Frame Byakuen who is in pursuit of his lover’s killer. The manga in Newtype Ace revolves around Oldrin Zevon, a girl in the Britannia Empire’s anti-terrorist unit Glinda Knights who pilots the Knightmare Frame Lancelot Grail. The story of Oz the Reflection and Akito the Exiled takes place at the same time in between season 1 and 2 of the TV series.

Setting

In an alternative timeline, the world is divided into three superpowers: the Holy Britannian Empire (the Americas; also called Britannia), the Chinese Federation (Asia), and the European Union (Europe and Africa; previously known as the Euro-Universe, also known as Europa United in Akito the Exiled). The story takes place after the Holy Britannian Empire’s conquest of Japan on August 10, 2010 a.t.b., by means of Britannia’s newest weapon, the “Autonomous Armored Knight”, or “Knightmare Frame”. In turn, Britannia effectively strips Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renames the country Area 11 with its citizens referred to as Elevens.

Wednesday News- December 4, 2019

Wednesday News- December 4, 2019

Follow Vulpix’s Journey Across Hokkaido on 15 Pokemon Manhole Covers- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-12-02/follow-vulpix-journey-across-hokkaido-on-15-pokemon-manhole-covers/.153909

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Games Gets Switch Version in Spring 2020- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-03/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-iii-game-gets-switch-version-in-spring-2020/.153938

One Piece Gets New Novel About Nami- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-03/one-piece-gets-new-novel-about-nami/.153919

PlayStation Awards 2019 Winners Announced- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-12-03/playstation-awards-2019-winners-announced/.153930

Anime

  • Bleach Set 5 BD
  • Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas BD
  • Is This a Zombie? Complete Series BD/DVD
  • K-ON! Ultimate Collection BD
  • Kiss Him, Not Me! Essentials BD
  • Koro Sensei Quest! Essentials BD
  • Mai Mai Miracle BD
  • Meiji Tokyo Renka BD
  • Seven Senses of the Re’Union BD
  • Tsuki ga Kirei Essentials BD

Manga

  • Ao Haru Ride Graphic Novel (GN) 8
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf-Bride GN 2
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm GN 2
  • Attack on Titan GN 29
  • Dragon Ball Super GN 7
  • Drifting Dragons GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Drifting Net Café GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Emanon GN 3
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 33
  • GUT’S GN 7-10 (Digital Only)
  • Happy Sugar Life GN 3
  • Harukana Receive GN 5
  • Inside Mari GN 6
  • Jujutsu Kaisen GN 1
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! GN 9
  • LDK GN 14
  • Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka GN 8
  • Marginal Operation GN 1
  • Mizukagekusa GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • My Hero Academia GN 22
  • My Sweet Girl GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • One-Punch Man GN 18
  • One Piece Omnibus Edition GN 30
  • Our Fake Marriage GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Paradise Kiss 20th Anniversary Edition GN
  • Penguindrum GN 1
  • Platinum End GN 10
  • Queen’s Quality GN 8
  • Smile Down the Runway GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Takane & Hana GN 12
  • To Write Your Words GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Vinland Saga GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • We Never Learn GN 7
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 21

Other

  • Cooking with Wild Game Novel 5 (Digital Only)
  • Heroland PS4, Switch, PC game
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 7
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Novel 6
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 7
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Novel 6
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Novel 10 (Digital Only)
  • Raging Loop PC game
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Novel 11
  • Reincarnated as a Sword Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS PS4, Switch, PC, iOS, Android game
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 7 (Digital Only)
  • Waku Waku Sweets Switch game
  • Wolf & Parchment Novel 4
  • You Call That Service? Novel 1

 

Manga Monday- Gokusen

Manga Monday- Gokusen

Gokusen is a manga series by Kozueko Morimoto. The story follows Kumiko Yamaguchi, the granddaughter of a yakuza boss and teacher at an all-male private high school. In 2008, an SP manga was out, featuring some of Yankumi’s (Kumiko) old students who are by now working adults.

In 2002, the manga was adapted into a television drama with Yukie Nakama in the title role. A second series was produced in 2005. The third season of the (live action) series was aired as Nippon Television’s 55th Anniversary Program in 2008.

A 13 episode animated adaptation by Madhouse ran on Nippon Television from January 6, 2004 to March 30, 2004.

A movie as part of the drama series was released in Japanese theaters on July 11, 2009.

Plot

The plot revolves Kumiko Yamaguchi, the granddaughter of a Yakuza boss, Kuroda of the Kuroda Ikka. Her parents died when she was at the age of seven, and her grandfather had no other descendants, so Kumiko is next in line to head the family business with the title of Ojou. However, her lifelong dream has been to become a teacher. While her grandfather approves of her choice, others in the family want her to become the next boss.

Kumiko becomes home teacher of class 4-2 in mathematics at an all-boys private high school where she is known as Yankumi. Her class is full of delinquents, but she tries her hardest to teach them not just academicly, but about lessons of life. Though she’s forced to keep her family a secret from the public, her Yakuza upbringing gives her the strength and the experience to reach out to her students, while also providing comedic situations.

Wednesday News- November 27, 2019

Wednesday News- November 27, 2019

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Ships in Americas on March 27- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-25/one-piece-pirate-warriors-4-game-ships-in-americas-on-march-27/.153659

Taeko Watanabe’s Kaze Hikaru Shinsengumi Manga Ends in May- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-27/taeko-watanabe-kaze-hikaru-shinsengumi-manga-ends-in-may/.153730

The Fall 2019 Manga Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2019-10-28/the-fall-2019-manga-guide/.152717

Bung Stray Dogs Gets BEAST Spinoff Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-25/bungo-stray-dogs-gets-beast-spinoff-manga/.153670

Anime

  • 07-Ghost BD
  • Conception BD
  • Haikyu!! Season 3 BD
  • Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Season 1 Essentials BD
  • Kyo kara Maoh! R OVA Series BD
  • My Roommate is a Cat BD
  • Nanbaka Complete Series BD
  • Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond BD
  • One Piece: Episode of Skypiea BD/DVD
  • A Silent Voice Limited Edition BD
  • Space Adventure Cobra – The Movie BD
  • Star Blazers 2202 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Tada Never Falls in Love Premium Box Set BD
  • Zillion Essentials BD

Manga

  • Altair: A Record of Battles GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Angels of Death Episode.0 Graphic Novel (GN) 3
  • Asahi-sempai’s Favorite GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey GN 3
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card GN 6
  • DAYS GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody GN 8
  • Fairy Tail: Happy’s Heroic Adventure GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Faraway Paladin GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Fire Force GN 17
  • For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams GN 3 (Hardcover)
  • Generation Witch GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Guilty GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • GUT’S GN 4-6 (Digital Only)
  • The Honor Student at Magic High School GN 10
  • How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? GN 1
  • If I Could Reach You GN 2
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Lyu GN 5
  • Kagerou Daze GN 13
  • Kakegurui twin GN 4
  • A Kiss, For Real GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary GN Box 1
  • Magic Knight Rayearth GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • The Magnificent Grand Scene GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Monster Wrestling GN 2
  • My Lucky Star GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Otherworldly Izakaya “Nobu” GN 5
  • Phantom Tales of the Night GN 2
  • Servamp GN 13
  • Seven Little Sons of the Dragon GN
  • Somari and the Guardian of the Forest GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Sweet Reincarnation GN 1
  • To Love-Ru GN 17-18
  • UQ Holder! GN 18
  • Witch Craft Works GN 13
  • Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs GN 7

Other

  • Amagi Brilliant Park Novel 8 (Digital Only)
  • Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Novel 2
  • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Novel 4
  • The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody Novel 1C
  • Katanagatari Novel 3 (hardcover)
  • Mikulife KEI’s Hatsune Miku artbook (hardcover)
  • Record of Wortenia War Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Novel 5P

 

Manga Monday- Bungo Stray Dogs

Manga Monday- Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs is a Japanese seinen manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, which has been serialized in the magazine Young Ace since 2012. The manga originated from Kafka Asagiri’s idea to gather multiple famous late authors and draw them as young adults and teenagers with supernatural powers. The series follows the members of the “Armed Detective Agency” and their everyday lives, mainly on the weretiger Atsushi Nakajima, who joins other gifted with supernatural powers and use them for different purposes including holding a business, solving mysteries, and carrying out missions assigned by the mafia.

Multiple light novels have been published. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in 2016 in two parts, the first part aired between 7 April 2016 and 23 June 2016, and the second part aired between 6 October 2016 and 22 December 2016. An anime film, Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, was released on 3 March 2018. A third season aired between 12 April 2019 and 28 June 2019. Kadokawa has compiled the series into seventeen tankōbon volumes as of May 2019. The series has been licensed for North America by Yen Press with the first volume being released on December 20, 2016.

Plot

The story focuses on a young adult named Atsushi Nakajima. After he had been kicked out of his orphanage, Atsushi accidentally stopped the suicide of a detective named Osamu Dazai believing he was drowning in the river. During his interactions with Dazai, Atsushi learns he is gifted with a supernatural ability capable of transforming him into a berserker white tiger in the moonlight; this made the orphanage torture him and a kick him out in the past. Dazai recruits him into the Agency and there he meets many other ability users as they tackle various cases and events taking place within the city of Yokohama, a place teeming with individuals with Supernatural Abilities. Atsushi becomes the target of the Port Mafia members, most notably Dazai’s former student, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, as there is a bounty on his head on the black market.

During Atsushi’s fights against the mafia, he also meets Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, the leader of the Fellowship of the Guild who placed the bounty on his head. Fitzgerald reveals there is a supernatural book capable of changing reality linked with Atsushi’s tiger, hence putting a bounty on the black market. Fitzgerald disregards any superficial damage the Guild might bring to Yokohama in exchange for the book, having an airship named “Moby Dick” destroy the city. However, he is nearly killed by Atsushi and Akutagawa once joining forces while former mafia member Kyoka Izumi stops Moby Dick.

Another man known as Fyodor Dostoyevsky appears wishing to obtain the book too in order to erase all gifted people. He arranges a mortal fight between the detectives and the mafia but the true leader behind this organization, Natsume Soseki, stops the fight. While Atsushi and Akutagawa corner the virus’ originator, Dazai manages to arrest Dostoyevsky with Fitzgerald’s help. However, Dostoyevsky is later revealed to have orchestrated his own imprisonment in order to lead his followers. Pages of the book are later found by Dostoyevsky’s group The Decay of Angels who uses its powers to frame the Agency for a murder case. Dazai is imprisoned alongside Dostoyevsky and the government sends its military forces known as the Hunting Dogs to execute the members from the Agency. As the Agency faces defeat, they form an alliance with Fitzgerald and the mafia in exchange for one of their followers. Across the multiple fights, it is revealed there is another person above Dostoyevsky and that person must be stopped.

 

 

Wednesday News- November 20, 2019

Wednesday News- November 20, 2019

Funimation Adds Gravitation OVA, Big Windup! 2, Looking up at the Half-Moon,  A Town Where You Live, Anime to Catalog- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-18/funimation-adds-gravitation-ova-big-windup-2-looking-up-at-the-half-moon-a-town-where-you-live-anime-to-catalog/.153429

Dragon Quest X Game Launches for Browsers in Japan in 2020- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-11-19/dragon-quest-x-game-launches-for-browsers-in-japan-in-2020/.153466

The Game Awards 2019 Nominees Revealed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-19/the-game-awards-2019-nominees-revealed/.153469

Babylon Anime’s 3rd Arc Delayed Until December 30- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-19/babylon-anime-3rd-arc-delayed-until-december-30/.153445

Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun Manga Switches to New Captain Tsubasa Magazine Next Spring- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-11-19/captain-tsubasa-rising-sun-manga-switches-to-new-captain-tsubasa-magazine-next-spring/.153436

Anime

  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly BD
  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly Limited Edition BDCite
  • Fruits Basket Season 1 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Fruits Basket Season 1 Part 1 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory BD
  • Harukana Receive BD
  • Hidamari Sketch Picture Perfect Collection
  • Hyou-ka Complete Series Essentials BD
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai BD
  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie Essentials BD

Manga

  • BEASTARS Graphic Novel (GN) 3
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Another Story GN 1
  • Children of the Whales GN 13
  • Citrus+ GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Cosplay Animal GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Darkstalkers: Rise of the Night Warriors GN (hardcover)C
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro GN 1
  • Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest GN 2
  • Generation Witch GN 5
  • Gleipnir GN 5
  • The Great Cleric GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • H.P. Lovecraft‘s At The Mountains Of Madness GN 2
  • Hanger GN 3
  • How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? GN 1 (Digital Only)P l
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord GN 6 (Digital Only)C
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 4
  • Kaiju Girl Caramelise GN 2
  • Kemono Friends à la Carte GN 1
  • Levius/est GN 1
  • My Monster Secret GN 18
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! GN 2
  • No Guns Life GN 2
  • Ran And The Gray World GN 5
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 35
  • Shomin Sample GN 11
  • Stravaganza GN 2
  • Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers Underworld Warriors GN (hardcover)
  • Tales of Berseria GN 1
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san GN 6
  • Urusei Yatsura GN 4
  • Wonderland GN 4A

Other

  • 86 Novel 3
  • Altina the Sword Princess Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma – How to Love Your Elf Bride Novel 8 (Digital Only)
  • Classroom of the Elite Novel 3
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel 10
  • Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Raging Loop Switch game
  • Reincarnated as a Sword Novel 3
  • Shenmue III PS4, PC game

 

Manga Monday- Inu x Boku SS

Manga Monday- Inu x Boku SS

Inu × Boku SS, also known as Youko × Boku, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Cocoa Fujiwara. An anime adaptation by David Production aired in Japan between January and March 2012. The anime has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks for streaming, and home video release in North America.

Inu × Boku SS was written and illustrated by Cocoa Fujiwara. It was serialized in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker online magazine between the May 2009 and March 2014 issues. Square Enix published 11 tankōbon volumes between April 22, 2010 and July 22, 2014. Yen Press licensed the manga and began publishing the series in North America in October 2013.

Plot

Part One “Prologue”

Volumes 1 to 4.

15-year-old Ririchiyo Shirakiin is anything but a normal girl — she’s an Atavist, a human with demon or yōkai ancestors, possessing similar powers to them and with the ability to be reincarnated if killed. Coupled with insecurities about herself and her most noticeable habit of a sharp tongue, she moves into the Maison de Ayakashi, better known as Ayakashi Hall or Ayakashikan (妖館), a high-security apartment building where people like her reside and are each guarded by their own Secret Service (SS) bodyguard. Despite not requesting for a bodyguard, she finds herself served by Sōshi Miketsukami, the descendant of a nine-tailed fox who devotes his life to her. Although initially unwilling to accept him as her bodyguard, the two grow close and Sōshi helps Ririchiyo suppress her bad habit as well as establish valuable connections with the residents at Ayakashi Hall. Ririchiyo also inevitably helps Sōshi become more emotional and to be more perceptive of the world, which he had not acquired due to his house arrest and isolation, and the two eventually fall in love and begin a relationship. Instead of fulfilling her goal to be alone, Ririchiyo has instead surrounded herself with supportive friends. Unfortunately, this sudden peace is interrupted when Karuta Roromiya, Kagerō Shoukiin’s SS, is attacked and heavily wounded by a fellow Atavist named Mikoto Inugami. Mikoto tries to recruit her for the “Night Parade of 100 Demons”, an army of Atavists that have lost their human sanity and have become senseless yōkai. Karuta eventually loses herself as well and becomes part of the army, attacking her friends. Sōshi is killed by Mikoto in front of Ririchiyo while trying to protect her.

Part Two “If”

Volumes 5 to 8.
Set 23 years after the end of Part 1. Nearly every one of the residents of Ayakashi Hall is revealed to have been killed because of incidents involving the “Night Parade of 100 Demons” and have reincarnated. Only Renshō Sorinozuka has survived, growing to be 41 years old. 15 year old Ririchiyo Shirakiin leaves her home and moves into Ayakashi Hall hoping to be alone, and to fix her bad habit of speaking and acting sharply, but meets Sōshi Miketsukami who becomes her SS. Ririchiyo initially has no recollection of her past life due to the trauma of his death, but slowly starts remembering after her encounter with Renshō. Once she remembers everything, Ririchiyo decides to break off her contract and relationship with the current Sōshi, realising that she loved the Sōshi in her previous life, not her current life. Soon the residents of Ayakashi Hall discover that after years of calm, the “Night Parade of 100 Demons” is about to start again, signalling that it has become an unstoppable cycle. While the residents of Ayakashi Hall work to stop Mikoto and the Night Parade, a middle schooler Banri Watanuki befriends Mikoto, not realising who he is. Later, after learning that Mikoto has gone back to 23 years ago using the Millenium Cherry Blossom Tree, the group decide to send a time capsule, containing letters, to the past.

“Interlude”

Volumes 8 and 9.
5 short stories, each focusing on one or more of the main characters. Set sometime during Part 1.

Part Three “Awaken in Spring”

Volumes 9 to 11.
The setting jumps back to 23 years ago, in the first timeline, where the group are about to bury the time capsule containing letters to their future selves. They dig a hole for the time capsule, only to find that there is already a box buried in the ground. Within the box, they find letters from themselves to themselves, but which they have no recollection of writing. With the help of Zange’s ability, they learn about their future, and decide to do all they can to defeat Mikoto and his army. As this timeline follows a different path from the first timeline, Ririchiyo and Sōshi are not in a relationship, and, because her letter told her that Sōshi had died protecting her, Ririchiyo decides to keep her distance from Sōshi. The group manage to prevent the attack on Karuta and all seems quiet for a while. Although most of the residents are called back home as Mikoto starts attacking other Atavists and Ayakashi Hall is no longer safe, they manage to regroup and return to Ayakashi Hall. And, after rescuing Sōshi from his house, where he was held captive, Ririchiyo and Sōshi reconnect and begin a relationship.
They learn that Mikoto is acquainted with Shimon Satorigahara, an elderly Atavist who is considered the leader of the Atavist community, with the ability to perceive the thoughts and memories of others. It is revealed that Mikoto had been repeating the “Night Parade of 100 Demons” over and over again in the same timeline, turning Atavists into senseless Yōkai and making them kill each other, in order to gift their bodies to Shimon, who can read their stories and memories for enjoyment. However Kagerō manages to gather Atavists from all over the country to fight Mikoto’s army, and Sōshi kills Mikoto, ending the “Night Parade of 100 Demons” and lifting his curse, causing the senseless Yōkai to return to their Atavist form. As Shimon reads Mikoto’s memories, she realises that Mikoto had loved her all along. The residents and their SS bodyguards continue towards a new life together, with everyone alive and well.

Wednesday News- November 13, 2019

Wednesday News- November 13, 2019

Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle Manga Takes 2-Month Break- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-11/battle-angel-alita-mars-chronicle-manga-takes-2-month-break/.153151

Katamari Damacy Creator Keita Takahashi’s Wattam PS4-PC Game Launches on December 17- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-11/katamari-damacy-creator-keita-takahashi-wattam-ps4-pc-game-launches-on-december-17/.153171

Pokemon Sword/Shield Games’ ‘Final’ Promo Video Streamed (Updated)- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-11/pokemon-sword-shield-games-final-promo-video-streamed/.153169

Wolf Girl & Black Prince‘s Ayuko Hatta Launches New Manga on December 13- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-12/wolf-girl-and-black-prince-ayuko-hatta-launches-new-manga-on-december-13/.153183

Anime

  • Bungo Stray Dogs Seasons 1 & 2 BD
  • Gosick Complete Series Essentials BD
  • Izetta: The Last Witch Essentials BDA
  • Natsu no Arashi! BD
  • Radiant Season 1 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Set 2 BD/DVD
  • Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Set 2 DVD
  • Shomin Sample Essentials BD
  • Spirited Away Collector’s Edition BD
  • Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Essentials BD

Manga

  • 1122: For a Happy Marriage GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Angels of Death Graphic Novel (GN) 8
  • Anne Happy GN 10
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel GN 15
  • Blade of the Immortal Omnibus GN 10
  • Blue Morning GN 8
  • Chio’s School Road GN 6
  • Classmates GN 3.
  • Delicious in Dungeon GN 7
  • Don’t Count Your Tanukis GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Fruits Basket Another GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Freezing GN 13
  • Fruits Basket Another GN 3
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition GN 7 (hardcover)
  • Giant Killing GN 17 (Digital Only)
  • GUT’S GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • Hatsu*Haru GN 9
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria GN 9
  • Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World GN 4
  • Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl GN 10
  • Love and Lies GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • The Magnificent Grand Scene GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • My Boyfriend in Orange GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • My Monster Secret GN 18 (Digital Only)
  • Nyankees GN 4
  • Our Wonderful Days GN 1
  • Overlord: The Undead King Oh! GN 1
  • Queen Bee GN 3 (Digital Only)P
  • Ran the Peerless Beauty GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Record of Grancrest War GN 5
  • The Reprise of the Spear Hero GN 1
  • Requiem of the Rose King GN 11
  • RIN-NE GN 31
  • Sailor Moon Eternal Edition GN 6
  • Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GN 8
  • Sekirei GN 10
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World GN 2
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san GN 2P
  • A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow GN 1
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer GN 1 (Digital Only)P
  • Witch Hat Atelier GN 4
  • You Got Me, Sempai! GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Zo Zo Zombie (Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun) GN 5

Other

  • Arifureta Zero Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Art of Splatoon 2 book (hardcover)P
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero Novel 2
  • Dragon Ball: A Visual History artbook
  • The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Novel 14 (Digital Only)
  • Infinite Stratos GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Pokémon Shield Switch game
  • Pokémon Sword Switch game
  • Romancing SaGa 3 PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android game
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 7
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist PS4, PC game
  • Transformers: A Visual History artbook (hardcover)

 

Manga Monday- To Abandoned Sacred Beasts

Manga Monday- To Abandoned Sacred Beasts

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Maybe. The series is published by Kodansha in Japan and by Vertical in North America. An anime television series adaptation by MAPPA aired from 1 July 2019 to 16 September 2019.

Manga

Manga artist duo Maybe launched the series in the July 2014 issue of Kodansha’s shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on 9 June 2014. The series took a one-month break in August 2015 (it was not published in the September issue on 8 August) before resuming serialization in the October issue on 9 September 2015.

North American manga publisher Vertical announced their license to the series on 27 August 2015, scheduling the release of the first volume for May 2016. Before they selected the series’ current title, Vertical was originally going to publish the manga as The Abandoned Sacred Beasts.

Ten volumes have been released as of July 2019, and the first volume was published in English in May 2016.

Reception

The first volume of the series reached 39th place on the weekly Oricon comics rankings, with 22,468 copies sold; the second volume reached 31st place, with 18,638 copies sold; the third volume reached 39th place, with 28,018 copies sold; and the fourth volume reached 24th place, with 32,728 copies sold.

Plot

100 years after settlers on the continent of Patria established a democratic nation, the discovery of an energy source called Somnium ore sparked a conflict. The nation of Patria split between the industrial Northern Union and the mining towns of the Southern Confederation, and began fighting a civil war. While the South had greater numbers, the North had a secret weapon: The Incarnates, soldiers who could transform into giant mythical beasts and single-handedly destroy enemy emplacements. However, when the war ended and a peace treaty was negotiated, the Incarnates were supposed to be destroyed. Instead, an officer named Cain betrayed his superiors and fled with the surviving Incarnates across the continent. Two years later, an Incarnate named Hank has made it his mission to hunt down the surviving Incarnates, assisted by a young woman named Schaal who blames him for killing her father.