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Thursday News- April 2, 2020

Thursday News- April 2, 2020

Tokyo Mew Mew Magical Girl Manga Gets All-New Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-04-02/tokyo-mew-mew-magical-girl-manga-gets-all-new-anime/.158225

This Week in Games-Assorted Tomfoolery: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-x-button/2020-04-02/this-week-in-games-assorted-tomfoolery/.158206

Crunchyroll to Stream Dropkick on My Devil!! Dasj, Tsugumomo2, More Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-04-02/crunchyroll-to-stream-dropkick-on-my-devil-dash-tsugumomo2-more-anime/.158237

Tiger & Bunny Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2022- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-04-02/tiger-and-bunny-anime-gets-2nd-season-in-2022/.158236

Anime

  • Angel’s 3Piece BD
  • AntiMagic Academy “The 35th Test Platoon” BD
  • Aria: The Scarlet Ammo Essentials BD
  • Fire Force Season 1 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko’s Lie BD
  • The Promised Neverland BD
  • To Love-Ru Season 1 BD
  • Transformers Complete Original Series DVD
  • Urahara Essentials BD
  • Wise Man’s Grandchild BD/DVD
  • Wise Man’s Grandchild Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils BD
  • Yamada’s First Time – B Gata H Kei Essentials BD

Manga

  • 1122: For a Happy Marriage GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Ace of the Diamond GN 25 (Digital Only)
  • Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-be GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey Graphic Novel (GN) 4
  • Can I Really Buy You With Money? GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund: Age of Scarlet Order GN 1
  • Delay GN (Digital Only)
  • Dimension W GN 16
  • Droplets of Melting Snow GN (Digital Only)
  • Embrace Me, Kiss Me More GN (Digital Only)
  • Fire in his Fingertips: A Flirty Fireman Ravishes Me with his Smoldering Gaze GN 1
  • For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams GN 4 (hardcover)
  • Im: Great Priest Imhotep GN 2
  • Incessantly Falling GN (Digital Only)
  • Irresistible Person GN (Digital Only)
  • Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! GN 4
  • Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Liar Lover GN (Digital Only)
  • Loner Life in Another World GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Made in Abyss GN 8
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Mob Psycho 100 GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Parallel Paradise GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Reincarnated as a Sword GN 2
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts GN 9
  • Sayuri’s Blues GN (Digital Only)
  • Space Brothers GN 35 (Digital Only)
  • A Sign of Affection GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • That Blue Summer GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • UQ Holder! GN 19
  • Vampire Hunter D GN 29
  • World’s End Harem GN 8

Other

  • 86 Novel 4
  • Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Switch game
  • The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Heroes Novel 3
  • The Economics of Prophecy Novel 2 (Digital Only)A
  • Full Metal Panic! GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Infinite Dendrogram Novel 5
  • Infinite Stratos Novel 12 (Digital Only)
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions! Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Owarimonogatari Part 2 Novel
  • Persona 5 Royal PS4 game
  • Record of Wortenia War Novel 5 (Digital Only)
  • Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Resurrection at Nineteen Novel 2
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 8
  • The Unwanted Undead Novel 5
  • The World’s Least Interesting Master Swordsman Novel 2 (Digital Only)
Thursday News- March 26, 2020

Thursday News- March 26, 2020

BOFURI: I Don’t Want to get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense. Anime Gets 2nd Season- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-25/bofuri-i-dont-want-to-get-hurt-so-ill-max-out-my-defense-anime-gets-2nd-season/.157936

Dark Horse Reduces Releases, Allows Product Returns- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-26/dark-horse-reduces-releases-allows-product-returns/.157946

3rd Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel Anime Film Delayed to April 25- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-26/3rd-fate-stay-night-heaven-feel-anime-film-delayed-to-april-25/.157960

Wixoss Franchise Gets New TV Anime in 2020- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-26/wixoss-franchise-gets-new-tv-anime-in-2020/.157961

Anime

  • Appleseed XIII Essentials BD
  • Aquarion Evol Season 2 Essentials BD
  • Maria Watches Over Us BD
  • The Silver Guardian BD
  • Trickster Essentials BD

Manga

  • All You!! GN 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • Altair: A Record of Battles GN 16 (Digital Only)C
  • Angels of the Seashore GN (Digital Only)A(Digital Only)
  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma – How to Love Your Elf Bride GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • Bungō Stray Dogs Graphic Novel (GN) 14P
  • Cells at Work! Code Black GN 4
  • Cocoon Entwined GN 2
  • The Conditions of Paradise GN
  • Cosmo Familia GN 1
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Days GN 17
  • Devils’ Line GN 14
  • A Devotion That Changes Worlds GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 19 (Digital Only)
  • Granny Girl Hinata-chan GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Harem Days The Seven-Starred Country GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Hatsu*Haru GN 11P
  • Hayate the Combat Butler GN 3-4 (Digital Only)
  • Hell Warden Higuma GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • I Fell in Love After School GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • If I Could Reach You GN 4
  • Kin-iro Mosaic GN 10
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! GN 10
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 8
  • Lily Fairy Tail: Little Mermaid Met Hansel and Gretel GN (Digital Only)P
  • Lily Fairy Tail: Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty GN (Digital Only)
  • Living-Room Matsunaga-san GN 2
  • Machimaho: I Messed Up and Made the Wrong Person Into a Magical Girl! GN 5P
  • Ms. Itsuya GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious GN 3
  • Mysteria Romantica GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected GN 13P
  • ne0;lation GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Nobo and Her? GN 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • The Rain and the Other Side of You GN (Digital Only)P
  • RIN-NE GN 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 37
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World GN 3
  • Smokin’ Parade GN 7
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? GN 7
  • Star⇄Crossed!! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Still Sick GN 2
  • Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town GN 1
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun GN 2
  • Triage X GN 19
  • Vampire Dormitory GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse GN 4 (Digital Only)Ple
  • Yuzu the Pet Vet GN 1

Other

  • A Certain Magical Index Novel 22
  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Novel 8C
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Novel 12
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC game
  • Outbreak Company Novel 13 (Digital Only)
  • The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • You Call That Service? Novel 2
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution PS4, Xbox One, PC game

Light Novel Tuesday- Spice and Wolf

Light Novel Tuesday- Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf is a Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura, with illustrations by Jū Ayakura. ASCII Media Works has published 21 novels since February 2006 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. ASCII Media Works reported that as of October 2008, over 2.2 million copies of the first nine novels have been sold in Japan. The series has been called a “unique fantasy” by Mainichi Shimbun due to the plot focusing on economics, trade, and peddling rather than the typical staples of fantasy such as swords and magic. Yen Press licensed the light novels and is releasing them in English in North America. ASCII Media Works has published three volumes of a spin-off light novel series titled Wolf and Parchment since September 2016.

A manga adaptation illustrated by Keito Koume began serialization in the November 2007 issue of ASCII Media Works’ seinen manga magazine Dengeki Maoh. The manga was licensed by Yen Press, which has begun releasing the volumes in English. A 12-episode anime adaptation aired between January and March 2008, plus a single original video animation (OVA) episode released in May 2008. A second OVA was released in April 2009 as a prequel to the second anime season Spice and Wolf II, which aired 12 episodes between July and September 2009. Both anime seasons were released in English by Kadokawa Pictures USA and Funimation. Two visual novels based on the series for the Nintendo DS were released by ASCII Media Works in June 2008 and September 2009.

Light novels

Spice and Wolf began as a light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura, with illustrations by Jū Ayakura. Originally, Hasekura entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works’ twelfth Dengeki Novel Prize in 2005 and the novel won the Silver Prize. ASCII Media Works published 17 novels between February 10, 2006 and July 10, 2011 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. The tagline for the novels is “Merchant meats spicy wolf.”, an example of Engrish. The author of the novels has commented that what “meats” in the tagline really means is kept a secret, alluding to a possible intentional misspelling of “meets”. In celebration of the series’ 10th anniversary, Hasekura began writing a sequel in the 49th volume of Dengeki Bunko Magazine, released on April 9, 2016. In 2016, publication of new books in the series resumed with the release of the eighteenth volume, along with the start of a spin-off series titled Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf, focusing on the characters Cole and Myuri, Lawrence and Holo’s daughter.

In September 2008, the novels were licensed by Yen Press for distribution in English. The first volume was released in December 2009, and a new volume is released every four months. While Yen Press redesigned the cover of the first novel, a dust jacket retaining the original cover art was released to select online retailers, and Yen Press also bundled the same jacket in the December 2009 issue of their manga anthology magazine Yen Plus. Despite the different cover art, the illustrations within the novels remain unchanged. Yen Press later announced that future volumes of the series and reprints of the first volume would retain the original artwork while dust jackets would carry the new covers, citing that the redesigned covers were requested by retailers in order to appeal to a wider audience. Yen Press has also licensed the Wolf and Parchment series.

Internet radio shows

An Internet radio show hosted by Animate called Ōkamikku Radio aired ten episodes between December 7, 2007 and April 25, 2008. One episode was broadcast every other week on Friday, and the show was meant to mainly promote the anime series. The show is hosted by Jun Fukuyama who plays Kraft Lawrence in the anime, and Ami Koshimizu who plays Holo. The show contains eight corners, or parts to each broadcast which includes news about the series, comments and submissions from listeners, and a radio drama. A second radio show titled Ōkamikku Radio II aired ten episodes between June 10 and October 28, 2009 with the same producer and hosts.

Visual novels

A dating and business simulation visual novel based on the series was released on June 26, 2008 under the title Spice and Wolf: Holo’s and My One Year. The game is made by ASCII Media Works playable on the Nintendo DS. The player assumes the role of Kraft Lawrence as he travels around with Holo for a period of one year in the game. The story differs from that of the original novels or anime and is presented as an additional Spice and Wolf world. Ami Koshimizu provides the voice of Holo in the game. The game was released on the same day in limited and regular editions; the limited edition was sold at a higher price, but comes with a life-sized poster of Holo, among other things.

A second dating and business simulation visual novel was released on September 17, 2009 titled Spice and Wolf: The Wind that Spans the Sea. The game was again made by ASCII Media Works and playable on the Nintendo DS. The player once again assumes the role of Kraft Lawrence.

A virtual reality visual novel titled Spice and Wolf VR made by Spicy Tails, a dōjin group founded by Isuna Hasekura, was released on June 3, 2019 for Microsoft Windows supporting the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets as well as the standalone Oculus Go headset. It was later released for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on September 5, 2019, supporting the Nintendo Labo VR Kit and PlayStation VR respectively. A port to the Oculus Quest headset has also been announced, as well as a sequel coming at an unknown date.

Reception

ASCII Media Works reported that as of November 2009, over 3.5 million copies of the first twelve novels have been sold. The light novel series has ranked three times in Takarajimasha’s light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! published yearly: first in 2007, and fifth in both 2008 and 2009; in the 2007 issue, Holo won Best Female Character. The first manga volume of the English release in North America debuted at No. 4 on the New York Times Best Seller Manga list, while the third volume reached at No. 3.

In April 2008, the maid café Cafe with Cat in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan hosted a specially themed event called Cafe with Wolf for a period of three days between April 4 and April 6. The event included three new items on the menu and tied in with the sale of the first anime DVD volume which went on sale on April 2, 2008. People who bought the DVD from the Comic Toranoana Akihabara Honten store (which is on the first floor below Cafe with Cat) and brought the receipt with them into Cafe with Wolf were entered into a lottery to win rare Spice and Wolf goods.

Wednesday News- March 18, 2020

Wednesday News- March 18, 2020

The Seven Deadly Sins Manga Ends on March 25- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-03-17/the-seven-deadly-sins-manga-ends-on-march-25/.157598

Bungo to Alchemist Anime’s New Video Previews urashimasakatasen’s Opening Song- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-17/bungo-to-alchemist-anime-new-video-previews-urashimasakatasen-opening-song/.157592

IDOLiSH7 Anime Season 2’s Video Previews Opening Song- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-16/idolish7-anime-season-2-video-previews-opening-song/.157577

‘Digimon Adventure:’ Reboot Anime Unveils New Trailer, Updated Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-16/digimon-adventure-reboot-anime-unveils-new-trailer-updated-cast/.157572

Anime

  • Aquarion Logos Season 3 Essentials BD
  • Aquarion Complete Series Essentials DVD
  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • One Piece Stampede BD/DVD
  • Release the Spyce Premium Edition Box Set BD
  • Tales of the Abyss Essentials BD

Manga

  • 20th Century Boys The Perfect Edition Graphic Novel (GN) 7
  • Ajin – Demi-Human GN 14
  • BEASTARS GN 5
  • Delicious in Dungeon GN 8
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • Flying Witch GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • GE – Good Ending GN 3 (Digital Only) (Digital Only)P
  • The Fox & Little Tanuki GN 1
  • The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún GN 8
  • Hell’s Paradise Jigokuraku GN 1
  • I’ll Win You Over, Senpai! GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 6
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition GN 1 (Digital Only)Pl
  • Legend of Heaven’s Door GN 1
  • Levius/est GN 3
  • MabuSasa GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Merchant King GN 1P
  • My Boy in Blue GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • New Game! GN 8
  • No Guns Life GN 4
  • Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GN 9
  • Saint Young Men GN 2 (hardcover)P
  • Shibuya Goldfish GN 7
  • Something’s Wrong With Us GN 1
  • Still Sick GN 2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 12P
  • What Did You Eat Yesterday? GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Witch Hat Atelier GN 5
  • Wonderland GN 5

Other

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch game
  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest: Short Stories Novel (Digital Only)
  • Bibliophile Princess GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going On?! Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Isolator Novel 5 (hardcover)
  • Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package PS4 game
  • La-Mulana Switch, PS4, Xbox One game
  • La-Mulana 1 & 2: Hidden Treasures Edition Switch, PS4, Xbox One game
  • La-Mulana 2 Switch, PS4, Xbox One game
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Novel 9 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • Naruto x Boruto Ninja Tribes iOS, Android game
  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!! iOS, Android game
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 16
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 8A

 

Wednesday News- March 11, 2020

Wednesday News- March 11, 2020

Ghostly Things Manga Ends in April- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-10/ghostly-things-manga-ends-in-april/.157366

Japanese Console Game Market Grows for 3rd Straight Year- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-10/japanese-console-game-market-grows-for-3rd-straight-year/.157345

You Can Watch Crunchyroll Streams in 1080p For Free- It’s Just Not Advertised- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2020-03-10/you-can-watch-crunchyroll-streams-in-1080p-for-free-its-just-not-advertised/.157362

Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ Switch Game Launches on April 23- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-10/code-realize-~future-blessings~-switch-game-launches-on-april-23/.157360

Anime

  • Bleach Set 6 BD
  • Garo: Crimson Moon Season 2 Complete Series Essentials BD
  • King’s Game The Animation Essentials BD
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Ultimate Collection BD
  • Mysteria Friends BD

Manga

  • Arifureta: I Heart Isekai Graphic Novel (GN) 2
  • Cells at Work and Friends! GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • The Dorm of Love and Secrets GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Gal Gohan GN 2
  • Giant Killing GN 19 (Digital Only)
  • GIGANT GN 1
  • The Golden Sheep GN 3
  • The King of Fighters: A New Beginning GN 1
  • Knight of the Ice GN 1
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • My Roomie Is a Dino GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s GN 1
  • Noragami: Stray God GN 21
  • Penguindrum GN 2
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets GN 8
  • Record of Grancrest War GN 6
  • RIN-NE GN 32
  • Sasahito GN 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • Shaman GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Transformers GN 1 (hardcover)
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer GN 2 (Digital Only)

Other

  • I Had That Same Dream Again Novel (Digital Only)
  • The Invincible Shovel Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Langrisser I & II PS4, Switch game
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2 PS4, Xbox One, Switch game
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA Novel 2
  • Nioh 2 PS4 game
  • Reincarnated as a Sword Novel 5 (Digital Only)

 

Wednesday News- March 4, 2020

Wednesday News- March 4, 2020

Anime Expo Goes Forward as Planned- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-04/anime-expo-goes-forward-as-planned/.157120

Moriarty the Patriot Anime Unveils Visual, Main Staff- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-03/moriarty-the-patriot-anime-unveils-visual-main-staff/.157088

Hayate the Combat Butler Creator’s Fly Me to the Moon Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime in October- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-04/hayate-the-combat-butler-creator-fly-me-to-the-moon-comedy-manga-gets-tv-anime-in-october/.157129

New Fruits Basket Anime’s Season 2 Unveils April 6 Debut, Creator’s Message, New Visual- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-04/new-fruits-basket-anime-season-2-unveils-april-6-debut-creator-message-new-visual/.157131

MARS RED Vampire TV Anime’s 1st Promo Video Unveils Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-03-04/mars-red-vampire-tv-anime-1st-promo-video-unveils-cast/.157134

Anime

  • AFTERLOST BDP
  • Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution BD/DVDCi
  • Aria the Animation Season 1 BD
  • Black Clover Season 2 Part 3 BD/DVD
  • Black Clover Season 2 Part 3 Collector’s Box BD/DVD
  • Grimms Notes the Animation BD
  • Honey and Clover Season 1 BD
  • Kamen no Maid Guy BD
  • Konohana Kitan Essentials BD
  • Mix Part 1 BD
  • Yū Yū Hakusho Season 4 Steelbook BD

Manga

  • Afterschool Bitchcraft Graphic Novel (GN) 1
  • All-Rounder Meguru GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Aria The Masterpiece GN 5
  • Bakemonogatari GN 3
  • Black Clover GN 20
  • Blissful Land GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • A Condition Called Love GN 1
  • Creature! GN 20 (Digital Only)A
  • Daytime Shooting Star GN 5
  • Demon Lord, Retry! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Demon Prince of Momochi House GN 15
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba GN 11
  • D.Gray-man GN 26
  • Don’t Count Your Tanukis GN 9 (Digital Only)A
  • Dragon Ball Super GN 8
  • Dr. Stone GN 10
  • Haikyu!! GN 37
  • The Hands of Horus GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War GN 13
  • Kizuna: Hand of God Unbound by the Heavens GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Love Me, Love Me Not GN 1
  • Marginal Operation GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Moonlight Moratorium GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Niwa-kun’s Love and Rampage GN 1
  • One-Punch Man GN 19
  • Pen Love GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Pleasure & Corruption GN 1
  • The Promised Neverland GN 14
  • Ryoji Renjo: Gourmet Detective GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru GN 1
  • A Side Character’s Love Story GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Smile Down the Runway GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Snow White with the Red Hair GN 6
  • A Tale of Two Meteors GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • To Be Next to you GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Vampire Knight: Memories GN 4
  • The Vampires Next Door GN 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • The White Book GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Who Wants to Play? GN 1 (Digital Only)

Other

  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma – How to Love Your Elf Bride Novel 4
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill Novel 5 (Digital Only)
  • The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress Novel 4 (Digital Only)C
  • Crest of the Stars Novel 1 (hardcover)
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus PS4 game
  • Infinite Dendrogram Novel 5
  • My Hero Academia School Briefs Novel 4
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Switch game

 

 

Wednesday News- February 12, 2020

Wednesday News- February 12, 2020

Drifting Dragons Anime’s Video Previews New ‘Giraud Arc’https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-11/drifting-dragons-anime-video-previews-new-giraud-arc/.156335

Is Jeweler Richard This Season’s Hidden Gem?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2020-02-11/.156329

Jump Edition-in-Chief Explains What’s Unusual About Demon Slayer’s Success- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2020-02-11/jump-editor-in-chief-explains-what-unusual-about-demon-slayer-success/.156186

The List:  Best Monster Girl Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2020-02-09/.156240

Crunchyroll Adds World Trigger Anime’s English Dub- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-11/crunchyroll-adds-world-trigger-anime-english-dub/.156352

Anime

  • Beyblade Burst Turbo Season 3 DVD
  • Endride Essentials BD
  • Fruits Basket Season 1 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Fruits Basket Season 1 Part 2 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Grave of the Fireflies Steelbook BD
  • ReLIFE: Final Arc Classics BD
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll Essentials BD

Manga

  • 1122: For a Happy Marriage GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • All Out!! GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Androgynous Boyfriend Graphic Novel (GN) 1
  • APOSIMZ GN 3-4 (Digital Only)
  • Bakemonogatari GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Beyond the Clouds GN 1
  • Citrus+ GN 1C
  • CITY GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Cooking with Wild Game GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Disney Manga: Descendants — Dizzy’s New Fortune GN
  • Don’t Count Your Tanukis GN 8
  • The Dorm of Love and Secrets GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition GN 8 (hardcover)
  • The Golden Sheep GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Hayate the Combat Butler GN 35
  • Kase-san and… Yamada GN
  • Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World GN 5
  • Komi Can’t Communicate GN 5
  • Legend of the Rainbow GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • A Man & His Cat GN 1
  • My Brother’s Husband Omnibus GN
  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic GN 12 (Digital Only)P
  • Our Wonderful Days GN 2
  • The Prince’s Romance Gambit GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Scarlet GN 1
  • Seirei Gensouki – Spirit Chronicles GN 3 (Digital Only)A
  • A Side Character’s Love Story GN 1
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san GN 6-7 (Digital Only)
  • That Blue Summer GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow GN 2
  • Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs GN (hardcover)
  • What’s Michael?: Fatcat Collection GN 1
  • World’s End Harem: Fantasia GN 2
  • Yarichin Bitch Club GN 2

Other

  • Art of Mana Artbook (hardcover)
  • Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka Novel 1
  • The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody Novel 2
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter 1 BD
  • Lazy Dungeon Master Novel 9 (Digital Only)
  • Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl — Gold Switch game
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey Novel 6 (Digital Only)Pl
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition PS4, PC game
  • Teogonia Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC game
  • Yakuza 5 Remastered (The Yakuza Remastered Collection) PS4 game

 

Thursday News- February 6, 2020

Thursday News- February 6, 2020

Funimation Streams English Dub of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-06/funimation-streams-english-dub-of-magia-record-puella-magi-madoka-magica-side-story-anime/.156152

Crunchyroll Adds Thermae Romae Anime’s English Dub- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-05/crunchyroll-adds-thermae-romae-anime-english-dub/.156150

Final Fantasy VII Remake Game Is Timed PS Exclusive Until April 2021- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-02-05/final-fantasy-vii-remake-game-is-timed-ps-exclusive-until-april-2021/.156146

Yes Press Licenses Fiancee of the Wizard Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-05/yen-press-licenses-fiancee-of-the-wizard-manga/.156131

futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 21 Titles- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-06/futekiya-boys-love-manga-service-adds-21-titles/.156156

Anime

  • AD Police BD
  • FLCL Alternative DVD
  • FLCL Progressive/Alternative BDA
  • Garo the Animation Complete Series BD
  • Isekai Quartet Season 1 BD
  • Laughing Under the Clouds 3-Film Collection BD/DVD
  • The Magnificent KOTOBUKI BD
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Classics BD
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 Part 2 BD/DVD

Manga

  • Ao Haru Ride Graphic Novel (GN) 9
  • Blue Exorcist GN 23
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 10
  • A Devotion That Changes Worlds GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Drifting Dragons GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • The Faraway Paladin GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 34
  • Granblue Fantasy GN 3
  • The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious GN 1A
  • Im: Great Priest Imhotep GN 1
  • Infinite Dendrogram GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Inside Mari GN 6
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond is Unbreakable GN 4 (hardcover)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen GN 2
  • Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Maria x Maria GN 1-5 (Digital Only)
  • Masked Ambition: Death Ballade GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • My Hero Academia GN 23
  • My Hero Academia Smash!! GN 3
  • Our Precious Conversations GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Parham Itan Tales From Beyond GN 1
  • Pleasure and Corruption GN 1
  • RePlay GN
  • Seraph of the End GN 18
  • Shortcake Cake GN 7
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san GN 3
  • Smile Down the Runway GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Takane & Hana GN 13
  • The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Though You May Burn to Ash GN 6
  • To Be Next to you GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • To Write Your Words GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Twin Star Exorcists GN 17
  • We Never Learn GN 8
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 22

Other

  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma – How to Love Your Elf Bride Novel 9 (Digital Only)
  • Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Novel 1
  • Full Metal Panic! Collector’s Edition Omnibus Novel 1 (hardcover)
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 8
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Novel 7
  • Isekai Rebuilding Project Novel 1 (Digital Only)A
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 8
  • Kingdom BD/DVD (Digital Only)
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Novel 7
  • Outer Ragna Novel 1 (Digital Only)

 

Novel Monday- The Twelve Kingdoms

Novel Monday- The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms is a Japanese series of fantasy novels written by Fuyumi Ono and illustrated by Akihiro Yamada. The first entry in the series called The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow was published by Kodansha in Japan in 1992; the last Kodansha volume was released in 2001. In 2012 the series was resumed under the Shinchō Bunko line from Shinchosha. Shinchosha has also begun reprinting the older volumes with new cover and interior art from Akihiro Yamada. The first new publication of the series in six years was announced for a 2019 release date.

The Chinese mythology-influenced books were adapted into an anime television series by Pierrot in 2002. It aired on Japan’s NHK from April 9, 2002 to August 30, 2003, and totaled 45 episodes.

The novels were licensed in the United States by Tokyopop and the first four volumes were released between March 2007 and November 2010 as part of their Pop Fiction line. Subsequently, the English license reverted to Kodansha. The entire anime series has been released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States by Media Blasters, which are now out of print. Now, the license is transferred to Discotek Media for a complete series Blu-ray released in 2019.

There are nine novels in the Twelve Kingdoms series, including two short story collections. The novels are illustrated by Akihiro Yamada. Some of the novels have been published in two volume editions such that the total number of volumes consists of twelve books (as released in Japan).

U.S. release

On May 11, 2006, U.S. publisher Tokyopop said in an interview with comic book news website Newsarama that it would be publishing the novels under its “Pop Fiction” imprint. The first book was released in March 2007. The first four books have been released; after the licensing rights to the series reverted to Kodansha, the English publication status of the fifth book and onward will be dependent on Kodansha USA.

Setting

The Twelve Kingdoms tells several stories from the world of the Twelve Kingdoms, located on a group of several islands in another dimension accessible from our world through portals created from naturally-occurring magic (though the other way around is normally impossible). The portals occur in the ocean waters of Japan and China, and every so often will end up dragging someone from our world from those waters to the kingdoms’ islands, and/or on rare occasion, pulling an unborn child from the kingdoms into our world, causing them to be born there. On the islands, magic works and societies similar to those of classical Japan and China exist. While the inhabitants of the kingdoms are aware of the existence of our world as the lands of Hourai (Japan) and Kunlun (China), the reverse is not true for any inhabitants of our world. The inhabitants of the kingdoms speak a different language than the languages of our world, both of which can be learned by either side. Only by through extraordinary circumstances can the two worlds affect each other to a respective certain extent.

In this world, there are a total of thirteen lands. At the center of the world lies the Koukai (the Yellow Sea) and Five Mountains where the Gods communicate their will to the Twelve Kingdoms of the world. Each of the Twelve Kingdoms possess their own ruler and its own Kirin, a divine creature which embodies the will of heaven and is entrusted to choose a kingdom’s ruler by Tentei: Emperor of Heaven, and serve as the ruler’s aide. The ruler will have immortal life as long as they keep the kingdom healthy and their heads are not severed from their body. If the ruler’s Kirin dies or is killed, the ruler will die within a year.

The Koukai, known as the Yellow Sea, is surrounded by four inland seas: the Black Sea in the north, the Blue Sea to the east, the Red Sea in the south, and the White Sea to the west. Eight of the Twelve Kingdoms (Kei, En, Ryu, Kyou, Han, Sai, Sou, and Kou) border at least one of these four seas, extending from the center like the petals of a flower. The remaining four kingdoms (Tai, Hou, Ren, and Shun) are not part of the central mainland and are isolated by the Kyokai  (Void Sea) which surrounds the lands of the Twelve Kingdoms.

 

Wednesday News- January 8, 2020

Wednesday News- January 8, 2020

Yen Press Licenses That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of the Monster Nation Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-01-06/yen-press-licenses-that-time-i-got-reincarnated-as-a-slime-the-ways-of-the-monster-nation-manga/.155096

Review: Vinland Sagahttps://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/vinland-saga-episodes-1-24-streaming/.155028

Makoto Fugetsi, cocho’s Granblue Fantasy Manga Ends- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-01-07/makoto-fugetsu-cocho-granblue-fantasy-manga-ends/.155126

Plunderer Anime Runs for 24 Episodes- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-01-07/plunderer-anime-runs-for-24-episodes/.155109

The Winter 2020 Anime Preview Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2020/winter/.154997

Anime

  • Berserk Complete Series BDP
  • Black Clover Season 2 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • A Certain Magical Index Season 3 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Dagashi Kashi Season 2 Essentials BD
  • ENDRO! Complete Series BD
  • The Girl in Twilight BD
  • Hinomaru Sumo Part 1 BD
  • Pokémon – Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension Complete Collection DVD
  • Space Dandy Complete Series Classics BD
  • Spice & Wolf Complete Series BD
  • Yu-Yu Hakusho Season 3 Steelbook BD
  • Zombie Land Saga Season 1 BD/DVD
  • Zombie Land Saga Season 1 Limited Edition BD/DVD

Manga

  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Graphic Novel (GN) 8
  • Animeta! GN 2
  • Anonymous Noise GN 18
  • Bakemonogatari GN 2
  • Black Clover GN 19
  • Chio’s School Road GN 7
  • Daytime Shooting Star GN 4
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba GN 10
  • Don’t Call Me Dirty GN
  • Dr. Stone GN 9
  • Dungeon Builder: The Demon King’s Labyrinth is a Modern City! GN 1
  • Grand Blue Dreaming GN 9
  • Haikyu!! GN 36
  • Harem Days The Seven-Starred Country GN 13 (Digital Only)A
  • An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo) GN 2A
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War GN 12
  • Legend of the Rainbow GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! GN 3 (Digital Only)C
  • Marginal Operation GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • My Room Is a Dungeon Rest Stop GN 1
  • The Promised Neverland GN 13
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 36 (Digital Only)
  • Snow White with the Red Hair GN 5P
  • Tales of Berseria GN 2
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl! GN 6

Other

  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma – How to Love Your Elf Bride Novel 3
  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest: Zero Novel 2
  • Demon Lord, Retry! Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Der Werwolf – The Annals of Veight Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Full Metal Panic! Collector’s Edition Omnibus Novel 1 (hardcover)
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 18 (Digital Only)
  • Infinite Dendrogram Novel 4
  • Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Novel 1
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC game
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Novel 4
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion TV Animation Production Art Collection Artbook (hardcover)
  • Otherside Picnic Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • PERSONA 5 the Animation The Artworks Material BookA
  • Sword Art Online Novel 18
  • There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF! Novel 2 (Digital Only)An