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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.

 

Manga Monday- Galaxy Express 999

Manga Monday- Galaxy Express 999

Galaxy Express 999 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Leiji Matsumoto, later adapted into a number of anime films and television series. It is set in a spacefaring, high-tech future in which humans have learned how to transfer their minds and emotions with perfect fidelity into mechanical bodies, thus achieving practical immortality.
The manga won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1978. The anime series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1981.
Matsumoto was inspired to create Galaxy Express 999 by the idea of a steam train running through the stars in the novel Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa.

Plot

Anime and manga

An impoverished ten-year-old named Tetsuro Hoshino desperately wants an indestructible machine body, giving him the ability to live forever and have the freedom that the unmechanized don’t have. While machine bodies are impossibly expensive, they are supposedly given away for free in the Andromeda Galaxy, the end of the line for the Galaxy Express 999, a space train that only comes to Earth once a year.

The series begins with Tetsuro and his mother making their way to Megalopolis where they hope to get jobs to pay for passes for the 999. Along the way, however, Count Mecha and a gang of “human hunters” kill Tetsuro’s mother. Before she dies, she tells him to continue the journey they started, and to get a machine body to live the eternal life she couldn’t. Tetsuro tries to forge on toward the city alone, but is quickly overcome by the brutal cold and wind. As he succumbs, he cries out an apology to his mother for failing to fulfill her wish, and hopes that in his next life he will be born as a robot to begin with.

Tetsuro is surprised to awaken by the fireplace in the home of a beautiful woman, Maetel, who is the spitting image of his dead mother. Maetel tells him she had heard the entire incident with a long-range directional microphone she had been idly scanning around the area with. Maetel offers him an unlimited use pass for the 999 if he will be her traveling companion, to which Tetsuro agrees. She provides him with a gun and directs him to the Count’s residence, telling him that the Count and his henchmen will be too distracted with their revelries to defend themselves against a surprise attack. Tetsuro bursts in on them in their meeting hall and cuts them down with a spray of gunfire. With the Earth police in hot pursuit, Tetsuro and Maetel flee the planet aboard the 999.

Along the way, Tetsuro has many adventures on many different and exotic planets and meets many kinds of people, both human and alien, living and machine. Increasingly, Tetsuro realizes that a machine body won’t fix all of his problems. In fact, most of the machine people he meets regret the decision to give up their humanity.

Eventually, Tetsuro and Maetel reach the Planet Prometheum, the final stop for the 999. He is shocked by the cruelty and indolence of the machine people there, and witnesses a mechanized human committing suicide, an event to which the others react with scoffs and derision. He asks the dying man why he wished to end his life, and is told that eternal life on Prometheum is utterly empty of joy or purpose. When Tetsuro mentions the name of his traveling companion, the man is horrified and tells him that Maetel is in fact the daughter of Queen Prometheum, the supreme ruler of the Machine Empire, and that she is thoroughly untrustworthy. Testuro is outraged at having been kept in the dark and rushes off to confront Maetel. Maetel is at a loss for words, but a government spokeswoman inserts herself into their conversation and begins giving answers on Maetel’s behalf. Tetsuro is not impressed and he storms off in a blind fury.

Tetsuro doesn’t understand why he has been betrayed by Maetel, but Maetel has plans of her own, and seeks to destroy the mechanized civilization. With the help of her father, Dr. Ban (only named in the film), whose consciousness resides in a pendant she wears around her neck, Maetel destroys her mother and the planet. Afterwards, Maetel and Tetsuro return to the penultimate station on the Planet of Bats where Tetsuro tells Maetel his intention to return to Earth and lead it toward a new future.

Maetel, proud of Tetsuro for his decision to reject mechanization, tells him she has something to take care of and that he should board first. However, Tetsuro finds a letter from Maetel telling him that it was time for them to part ways. Maetel had secretly boarded the 777 (three-seven), a nearby train, with the intention of “leading another boy to his future”. However, it is unclear as to whether or not this means that the Mechanization Empire still exists elsewhere, or if Maetel will lead the boy to some other “future”. The series ends as the trains both depart the Planet of Bats.

New manga series and Eternal Fantasy

In 1996, Matsumoto began a new GE999 series, set a year after the original, in which the Earth is destroyed and Tetsuro sets out to discover the source of the “darkness” that threatens all life in the universe.

The film Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy was released in 1998. This film takes place one year after the events of the Galaxy Express 999 TV series and is the third film in the series, where Maetel and Tetsuro reunite to save the universe again from another evil. It also serves as a link between this film and The Galaxy Railways.

The Alfee performed the theme song “Brave Love: Galaxy Express 999 / Beyond the Win”.

Also, Space Battleship Yamato, from the Japanese show of the same name and the English version Star Blazers, which are both Matsumoto creations, makes a cameo appearance

The manga has been partially published in English by Viz.

Manga Monday- Hamatora

Manga Monday- Hamatora

Hamatora is a Japanese mixed-media project. The project began with a manga series written by Yukino Kitajima and Yūki Kodama as the character designer, while Yū Wazu is adapting the design to the illustration. The manga, Hamatora: The Comic, started serialization in Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine in November 2013. An anime television series, Hamatora: The Animation, by the studio NAZ premiered on TV Tokyo and ran for twelve episodes between January 8 and March 26, 2014. It was followed by a second series by Lerche starting in July 2014, Re:_ Hamatora. Additionally, a role-playing game titled Hamatora: Look at Smoking World developed by FuRyu was released in July 2014. Other related titles include a light novel and a stage play.

The series takes place in the year 2014 when selected humans called Minimum Holders have been discovered to possess supernatural abilities. The story focuses on Minimum Holder Nice who forms a detective agency called “Hamatora” based in Yokohama and he starts gathering a large number of allies such as his partner Murasaki and assistant Hajime as well as enemies including several criminals. The anime stars Ryōta Ōsaka, Wataru Hatano, Hiroshi Kamiya, Emiri Katō, Kiyono Yasuno, Jun Fukuyama, and Yuichi Nakamura among others.

The series has earned mixed criticism from publications for manga and anime. While the elements of mystery have been praised, the themes and animation have been less well received. It has also been often compared with X-Men for its plot and characters.

Manga

A manga series, Hamatora: The Comic, written by Yukino Kitajima and illustrated by Yūki Kodama began serialization in Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine in November 2013. Its first tankōbon volume was released on February 19, 2014. The series is a prequel to the anime and focuses on Nice solving cases with Hajime while Murasaki works on bringing Nice back to the Facultas Academy.

Plot

The series takes place in Yokohama.

The story of Hamatora revolves around a 17-year-old teenager called Nice, who runs a private investigation agency called ‘Hamatora’ in Yokohama, Japan with his partners Hajime and later, Murasaki. In the world there is the existence of Select humans called Minimum Holders (ミニマムホルダー Minimamu Horudā) have been discovered to possess supernatural abilities known as ‘Minor Miracles’ or ‘The Minimum’. These people are trained in the Facultas Academy to develop their potential, and are given highly advanced classes and training to do so. As a result, those who graduate from Falcultas are given extreme benefits and privileges that enable them to be highly successful in life, such as being entitled to any job or career they want with ease. The existence of minimums and minimum holders is kept extremely confidential and secretive from the general population of the world.

The events of Hamatora The Comic takes place in the year 2013, with Nice having left Falcutas academy early in his first senior year. Due to Nice both being a genius and a prodigy, Murasaki, the second highest ranked graduate from Falcutase, is tasked with the mission of bringing Nice back to Falcultas by any means necessary. As Murasaki first meets Nice, his impressions of him leave Murasaki feeling insulted and angered that someone as easy going and immature like Nice could be superior to him. As Murasaki observes Nice on his jobs though, Murasaki finds himself assisting Nice and comes to see the potential Nice actually possesses as well as acknowledging his genius. He also dwells on Nice’s views on Falcultas’ workings and his opinion of how people with minimums are not slaves and are free to live their lives responsibly.

During the job where Sayuri Akatasuki requests for Nice and to rescue her sister Shizuku, a Minimum Holder who can generate fire, from a criminal family. Nice and Murasaki finish their job but Murasaki is tasked to leave Nice and to take Shizuku back to Facultas as part of the academy’s dark dealing with the mafia family. As Murasaki takes Shizuku to Falcutase, Nice, Hajime and Sayuri are attacked by Falcutas and the Hamatora office is destroyed. As Murasaki hands over Shizuku, he struggles on the decision he made and ends up trying to rescue Shizuku from Falcutas. Nice, who managed to save himself, Hajime and Sayuri before defeating the Facultas agents, ends up saving Murasaki, but during the confrontation with Falcutas and the mafia family, Shizuku apparently dies. In the week that follows, It is then revealed that Shizuku survived and faked her death so that she and Sayuri can live a new life without fearing her Minimum or Falcultas and the Mafia Family. Murasaki has since left Falcultas and has joined Nice as a Hamatora P.I. which is now located in Cafe Nowhere along with Birthday and Ratio’s ‘Odd Jobs’ Business and Honey and Three’s Bodyguard business.

During the anime, Murasaki has joined Nice as a Hamatora P.I. now based in the Cafe Nowhere in Yokohama where they prefer to sit around all day with their friends and wait for clients. During their Jobs, Nice finds similarities in the working of several crimes he investigates and the existence of non-innate Minimum Holders; people who possess a Minimum but where not born with it. Nice and Murasaki are warned by their friend, Art, a non-Minimum Holder who still managed to graduate from Falcultas, about a Minimum Holder serial killer who extracts the brains to create more Minimum Holders.

The culprit is Moral, a former professor from the Facultas Academy who wishes to give everybody Minimums in order to achieve equality. For this, he has to kill several Minimum Holders and use their brains to create a substance he calls ‘essence’ that enables him to create 24 non-innate Minimum Holders for every Minimum Holder brain he possesses. While his overall purpose in this is to create equality, what Moral truly wants is to save Nice, as he believes that Nice is tortured by solitude as he is the number one student of Falcultas, also calling him the accumulated wisdom of humanity, and therefore has no equal.

Moral kills Art and starts assuming his identity to dismiss the Hamatora from the case. He starts a riot in order to expose the existence of Minimum Holders, and Momoka also leaks information exposing the existence of Facultas Academy and Minimum Holder identities, causing a disturbance in society as normal people treat Minimum Holders in a hostile manner while Minimum Holders fight back to ensure their right to exist. After discovering Moral took Art’s face, Nice confronts him in person to get revenge for his best friend’s death. The two face off in a ship that Moral is using to perform terrorist attacks on non-Minimum Holders. As Nice defeats Moral, the murderer is killed by a resurrected Art. As revealed in Re: Hamatora, Art survived Moral’s attack thanks to Regeneration Minimum and has since been collecting new abilities. He becomes the leader of a gang called Freemum composed of Minimum Holders who are against the Minimum Agency. Using Freemum and Momoka, Art succeeds in leaving Nice as his only potential enemy. He tries killing Nice to trigger Hajime’s Nihilist Minimum which erases all Minimums in Yokohama. Shortly afterwards, Nice is revived by the powers of Art’s late brother, Skill. His heart had been transplanted by Moral years ago during an incident. As a result, the people in Yokohama recover their lost Minimums thanks to Skill’s own power. Nice defeats Art and six months later they reconcile.

 

Wednesday News- October 23, 2019

Wednesday News- October 23, 2019

Funimation to Add Robotech TV Series Films to Catalog- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-21/funimation-to-add-robotech-tv-series-films-to-catalog/.152460

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game’s Introduction Video Streamed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-22/dragon-ball-z-kakarot-game-introduction-video-streamed/.152488

Daily Lives of High School Boys’ Yasunobu Yamauchi Launches Fantasy Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-22/daily-lives-of-high-school-boys-yasunobu-yamauchi-launches-fantasy-manga/.152478

Masami Kurumada Teases ‘Special Series’ of Saint Seiya Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-10-22/masami-kurumada-teases-special-series-of-saint-seiya-manga/.152461

Anime

  • Angels of Death BD
  • Bakugan Battle Planet Origin of Species DVD
  • Brave Witches Essentials BD
  • Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Complete Series and OVAs DVD
  • Fate/Extra Last Encore Box Set BD
  • Hundred Essentials BD
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion BD
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion DVD
  • Kase-san and Morning Glories BD
  • Love Live! 9th Anniversary Forever Edition 1st-Press Limited Edition BD (import)
  • WorldEnd:What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? Essentials BD

Manga

  • 1122: For a Happy Marriage GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • A.I.C.O. Incarnation GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-be GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Berserk Deluxe Edition Graphic Novel (GN) 3 (hardcover)
  • Boys Over Flowers Season 2 GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • City GN 6
  • Disney Manga: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – Zero’s Journey GN 3C
  • Drowning Love GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • ēlDLIVE GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 18 (Digital Only)
  • The High School Life of a Fudanshi GN 5
  • I am a Hero Omnibus GN 11
  • In/Spectre GN 10
  • Konohana Kitan GN 6
  • Love and Lies GN 8
  • Love Me, My Knight GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Nicola Traveling Around the Demons’ World GN 1
  • Seto Utsumi GN 8
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl! GN 5
  • Vampire Dormitory GN 2 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Darkstalkers Official Complete Works Art Book
  • Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Switch, PS4 game
  • Infinite Dendrogram Novel 10 (Digital Only)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III PS4 game
  • Mary Skelter 2 Switch game
  • Outbreak Company Novel 11 (Digital Only)
  • Otherworldly Izakaya “Nobu” Novel 4
  • Raging Loop PS4, Switch game
  • SCP Foundation: Iris Through the Looking Glass Novel (Digital Only)
  • Toradora! Novel 7

 

Manga Monday- Glass Mask

Manga Monday- Glass Mask

Glass Mask is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Suzue Miuchi, serialized in Hana to Yume from January 1976, and collected in 49 tankōbon volumes as of October 2012. The story has also been adapted into anime and a live-action television series. As of 2006, the collected volumes had 50 million copies in Japan, making it the second best-selling shōjo manga ever. The title refers poetically to the mask of faces that actors wear – while expressing emotions that are not their own, the mask they wear (their acting) is as fragile as glass. If the actors are distracted, their mask will “break” and show on stage the actors’ true feelings.

After not publishing a new chapter of the story for more than two years, Miuchi re-launched Glass Mask in Hakusensha’s Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazine in July 2008. Miuchi has announced that she intends to end the series soon.

Plot

Glass Mask is a saga depicting the devotion of Maya Kitajima to the performing arts as a professional stage actress, and her competition with her skilled rival, Ayumi Himekawa. They are both pursuing the degree of acting proficiency and career success required to play the lead role of the legendary stage play “The Crimson Goddess” (“Kurenai Tennyo”). Maya is not particularly beautiful or smart in school, but her passion for acting is all-consuming, to the point where she literally puts her own life on the line several times for the sake of a role. Always told by her mother that she was good for nothing, Maya wants to prove to the world and to herself that she has worth. On the other hand, everyone expects the gifted and multi-talented Ayumi to succeed, so she is determined to reach the top on her own without the help of her prestigious parents.

As the story unfolds it encompasses the tangled human relationships of many characters, including Maya’s mentor, Chigusa Tsukikage, who discovered Maya’s tremendous talent for acting during her search for a successor capable of performing the role of “The Crimson Goddess”, and Masumi Hayami, the young president of Daito, who often interacts with Maya as a crafty and cold-hearted entrepreneur, while giving her faithful support and warm encouragement in the disguise of an anonymous fan (“The Purple Rose Person”, or “murasaki no bara no hito” as Maya calls him for his trademark gift of purple roses). Hajime Onodera, a director for Daito, wants the rights to “Kurenai Tennyo,” which were given to Tsukikage by the playwright; since Tsukikage refuses to sell him the rights, Onodera tries to drive Tsukikage’s acting school out of business through a series of nefarious schemes. Since Onodera is working for Hayami, Maya (unaware that Hayami is “The Purple Rose”) hates him. Though there is an age difference of eleven years, Masumi falls in love with Maya and gives her encouragement in subtle ways.

Spinoff – The Crimson Goddess

The play within Glass Mask, the Crimson Goddess, will be adapted in 2020 as a “creative opera”.

 

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

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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.