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Wednesday News- July 17, 2019

Wednesday News- July 17, 2019

Doraemon: Story of Seasons Game’s English Promo Video Streamed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-15/doraemon-story-of-seasons-game-english-promo-video-streamed/.149017

The List: 7 More Deadly Games of Survival- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2019-07-13/.148964

Astra Lost in Space is Off to a Stellar Start- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-07-16/.149025

New Strike Witches Anime Film Reveals Video, Visual- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-16/new-strike-witches-anime-film-reveals-video-visual/.149045

Pokemon Go Game Launches One Piece, Kumamoto Collaboration- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-16/pokemon-go-game-launches-one-piece-kumamoto-collaboration/.149026

Anime

  • Asura Cryin’ DVD 2
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations BD 2
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations DVD 2
  • Claymore Essentials BD
  • Fuuka Complete Series BD
  • RIN – Daughters of Mnemosyne Essentials BD
  • Witchblade Essentials BD

Manga

  • Angels of Death Graphic Novel (GN) 7
  • Altair: A Record of Battles GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Arte GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Barakamon GN 18
  • BEASTARS GN 1
  • Cocoon Entwined GN 1
  • Count Fujiwara’s Suffering GN
  • Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction GN 6
  • DIVE!! GN 3
  • Fire Punch GN 7
  • Futaribeya GN 5
  • Gabriel Dropout GN 7
  • Goblin Slayer! Brand New Day GN 1
  • High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World GN 4P
  • Interspecies Reviewers GN 2
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria GN 8
  • Killing Me! GN 1
  • Kino’s Journey GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Mizukagekusa GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Nyankees GN 3
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets GN 4
  • The Saga of Tanya the Evil GN 7
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san GN 1
  • Sky Hawk GN
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? GN 6P
  • The Survived Alchemist With a Dream of Quiet Town Life GN 1
  • Terra Formars GN 21P
  • Torture Princess – Fremd Torturen GN
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Triage X GN 18
  • Woof Woof Story – I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir! GN 1
  • Yuri Is My Job! GN 4
  • Yuri Life GN

Other

  • 009-1: The End of the Beginning BD
  • 86 Novel 2P
  • The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero Novel 1
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before Novel
  • Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network GN (Digital Only)
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 9 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel 9
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Novel 8 (Digital Only)
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Novel 4  (Digital Only)

Manga Monday- Overlord

Manga Monday- Overlord

Overlord is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. It began serialization online in 2010, before being acquired by Enterbrain. Thirteen volumes have been published since July 30, 2012. A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Comp Ace from November 26, 2014. Both the light novels and the manga are licensed in North America by Yen Press, with a release date of November 8, 2016.

Reception

In June 2015, prior to the release of the anime and manga, the light novel series had about 600,000 copies in print in Japan with eight volumes. By August 1, 2015, the light novel and manga series had a total of 1 million copies in circulation in Japan. On August 4, a 600,000-copy reprint of the novels was announced. As of August 20, 2015, the nine-volume Overlord light novel series and two-volume manga series have, together, more than 1.5 million copies in circulation in Japan. As of September 18, 2015, Overlord light novel and manga has over 2 million copies in circulation. As of May 2016, the Overlord light novel series had 2.5 million copies in print. Overlord has since been named the top-selling light novel series of 2015. As of April 2018, the light novel and manga combined had over 7 million copies in print.

The light novel ranked first in 2017 in Takarajimasha’s annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the tankōbon category. It ranked fourth in 2018.

In reviewing the anime adaptation, Kotaku called the Overlord anime a “magnificent power fantasy” which “brings up a very relatable theme for anyone who has played an MMORPG before.” However, a review by Monsters and Critics claimed that “fans were not too happy with the CGI animation” produced by studio Madhouse for the third season and the “biggest disappoint was Overlord Season 3 Episode 12, which animated the epic scene showing the Dark Youngs.”

Plot

In the year 2126, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game or DMMORPG called Yggdrasil was released. It stands out among all other DMMORPGs due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game. After an intense 12-year run the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game exists a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game. Now only 4 of the members remain, the other 37 having quit the game. Of those 4 only one, an elder lich character named Momonga, continues to play as the guild leader and maintaining their headquarters, The Great Tomb of Nazarick. He invites the remaining guild members but of those only one appears and only for a short while before leaving. While saddened by this, he accepts the reality that his friends have their other lives (both lives are real) to take care of and decides to stay logged in until the servers shut down.

When the shut-down time arrives, however, Momonga finds that the game hasn’t vanished. Instead it appears as if Yggdrasil has been recreated as its own reality along with its various NPCs having been brought to life while Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the normal player functions, such as General Message, or even to log out. With no other option, Momonga sets out to learn if anyone from the real world is also in this new world with him. Taking on the name of Ainz Ooal Gown, a message to any other players, Momonga begins exploring the world in an attempt to figure out what has happened while searching for anyone or anything that could help him solve this mystery, while ensuring the safety of Nazarick.

 

Wednesday News- July 10, 2019

Wednesday News- July 10, 2019

Review: Neon Genesis Evangelion Episodes 1-26 streaming- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/neon-genesis-evangelion/episodes-1-26/.148638

One Piece Stampede Anime Film Get Novel in August- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-10/one-piece-stampede-anime-film-gets-novel-in-august/.148850

Nintendo Switch Lite Announced for Release on September 20- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-10/nintendo-switch-lite-announced-for-release-on-september-20/.148862

Kadokawa Reveals Maesetsu! Original Anime with Lucky Star Creator Kagami Yoshimizu- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-10/kadokawa-reveals-maesetsu-original-anime-with-lucky-star-creator-kagami-yoshimizu/.148860

Anime

  • In Another World With My Smartphone Essentials BD
  • Island Complete Series BD
  • Pet Shop of Horrors BD
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Essentials BD

Manga

  • Blade of the Immortal Omnibus Graphic Novel (GN) 9
  • Case Closed GN 71
  • Descendants Complete Collection GN
  • Don’t Count Your Tanukis GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Himouto! Umaruchan GN 6
  • Hitorijime My Hero GN 4
  • King’s Game GN 2 (Digital Only)A
  • Kira-kun Today GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Knights of Sidonia Master Edition GN 2
  • Konohana Kitan GN 5
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GN 5
  • The Magnificent Grand Scene GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Magus of the Library GN 1
  • Mythical Beast Investigator GN 1
  • RIN-NE GN 30
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World GN 1
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl! GN 4
  • Usagi Yojimbo Limited Edition GN 33C
  • World’s End and Apricot Jam GN 6 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Novel 6
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1 Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Novel 7 (Digital Only)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4, Switch game
  • Full Metal Panic! Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • God Eater 3 Switch game
  • Record of Wortenia War Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Senran Kagura Peach Ball PS4, Switch game
  • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! Novel 2 (Digital Only)C (Digital Only)
Manga Monday- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Manga Monday- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is a Japanese gag manga series written and illustrated by Shūichi Asō. The series began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from June 2012. An anime television adaptation by J.C.Staff and Egg Firm aired from July 4, 2016 to December 28, 2018. A live-action film directed by Yuichi Fukuda and starring Kento Yamazaki at Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan) and Asmik Ace was released on October 21, 2017.

The series began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on May 14, 2012. The first collected tankōbon volume was published on September 4, 2012, with 25 volumes released as of April 2018. The series ended serialization on February 26, 2018. Shueisha later revealed that a 4-panel sequel would begin serialization on March 5, 2018. Asō also published a one-shot manga in the first summer 2018 issue of Shueisha’s Jump Giga on May 25, and another chapter on July 26, 2018.

Saiki has had many crossovers with other Weekly Shōnen Jump manga characters from other Weekly Shōnen Jump works such as Gin Tama and Assassination Classroom in which he and Koro-sensei has had an ongoing rivalry going over Irumanju as seen as a bonus or extra in chapters 40 and 62.

Plot

Kusuo Saiki is a high school student who was born with all manner of psychic abilities, including telepathy, psychokinesis, teleportation, and more. Despite having all these powers, Saiki faces all kinds of hardships and tries to avoid attention as much as possible. The story follows Saiki as he attempts to secretly use his powers to live a normal high school life while dealing with his less than ordinary classmates at P.K. Academy.

Characters

Saiki family

Kusuo Saiki
is a high school student who was born with all manner of psychic abilities despite having very ordinary biological parents. Because of the misery that comes from the attention he receives as a psychic, Kusuo desires a normal, plain life, keeping average grades and performance in sports activities. He uses telepathy to read people’s minds, but he can also share telepathy with others. His other abilities include telekinesis, levitation, x-ray vision, clairvoyance, astral projection, pyrokinesis, mind control (convincing someone that certain things in the world are normal, or that they are seeing someone else’s image), psychometrics, and invisibility.He can teleport things, but has to replace the item with something of equal value. He can sometimes pick up other psychic abilities temporarily like Toritsuka’s ability to see ghosts. He has dark pink hair, with two antennae on his head that people think are hair ornaments, but they actually regulate his constantly growing powers that would otherwise go out of control and destroy things as well as cause global catastrophes. He can transform into animals or into a girl that he names Kusuko. Kusuo wears glasses so that his gaze doesn’t turn someone to stone. His favorite snack is coffee jelly. He is vulnerable to bugs, especially cockroaches, because he cannot read their minds and predict their actions.

Kuniharu Saiki
Kusuo’s father, who has to suck up to his employers so much that he has gained a taste for licking shoes. He works as an editor for a manga publishing company that appears to be a knock-off of Shueisha.

 

 

Kurumi Saiki
Kusuo’s mother whom he states is “the one who keep him from turning into dark side” because of her kindness, but can be scary when needed that Kusuo won’t be able to defy her. She is allergic to cats. Her maiden name is also Saiki. She can be rather naive and air-headed at times.

 

 

Kusuo’s grandparents
are Kusuo’s maternal grandparents. Kumagoro has a classic tsundere personality, that is, he is hard on the outside, but soft on the inside. He is very fond of his daughter, but dislikes his son-in-law, often beating him up or sending him away to run errands. He wants to get to know his grandson better.

Kumi 
acts fairly young for her age, with her choice of fashionable clothes and her gyaru (gal) speech. In the anime they were voiced by Koichi Yamadera and Rie Tanaka who were a real-life married couple at the time.

 

 

Kusuke Saiki
is Kusuo’s older brother by two years. He is a super genius who invents devices and machines, but lacks psychic abilities and thus always loses in any sort of competition with his brother. When he was 14, he moved to England where he has been a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University. He invents a “telepath canceler” so that Kusuo cannot read his thoughts. After graduating from university, he moves in with his grandparents.

 

Manga Monday- Toriko

Manga Monday- Toriko

Toriko is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from May 19, 2008 to November 21, 2016, with the chapters collected into 43 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. It follows the adventures of Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter, as he searches for rare, diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. On his journey, he is accompanied by a timid chef who wants to improve his skills.

Manga

Written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro, Toriko was serialized in the manga anthology Weekly Shōnen Jump from May 19, 2008 to November 21, 2016. The 396 individual chapters were collected and published into 43 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha between November 4, 2008 and December 31, 2016. Readers and fans of the series were able to submit ideas and designs for monsters and ingredients that appear in the manga.

Shimabukuro collaborated with Eiichiro Oda, author of One Piece, for a crossover one-shot of their series titled Taste of the Devil Fruit!!, which ran in the April 4, 2011 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump. There is also a spin-off manga series titled Gourmet Academy Toriko, written by Toshinori Takayama and illustrated by Akitsugu Mizumoto. It was serialized in Saikyō Jump from December 3, 2010 to December 2, 2016, with the chapters collected into 9 tankōbon between April 4, 2012 and December 31, 2016.

At San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, Viz Media announced they had licensed Toriko for an English-language release. The first collected volume of Toriko was released on June 1, 2010, and Viz has released forty-three volumes as of August 7, 2018. The manga premiered in the February 2010 edition of a digital supplement available only to subscribers of Viz’s printed Shonen Jump magazine. When the printed magazine ended, Toriko was one of the launch titles of its digital successor Weekly Shonen Jump (originally named Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha), starting with chapter 171 in its debut issue on January 30, 2012. The Toriko and One Piece crossover was sent out free to annual subscribers of the magazine who signed up before April 30, 2012. Madman Entertainment released the first volume in Australasia on July 10, 2010, and have released twenty-six volumes as of April 10, 2015.

A book titled Toriko Gaiden was published on October 2, 2009, consisting of an interview with Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro, the 2007 Toriko one-shot, and other unrelated one-shots by the author. The guidebook Toriko Gourmet Hunting Book was released on November 4, 2011 and includes the original one-shot for Toriko from 2002 and the One Piece crossover chapter. A third companion book, listed as simply the 29.5 volume of Toriko, was released on June 4, 2014.

Reception

In 2009, Toriko was nominated for the second annual Manga Taishō award. The first and second collected tankōbon volumes, both released on November 4, 2008, were ranked 10th and 11th respectively on Oricon’s manga chart for their first week, with nearly 70,000 and 67,000 copies sold. It was the 10th best-selling manga series during the first half of 2011, with over 1.8 million copies sold. Toriko was the eleventh best-selling manga series of 2012, with over 3 million copies sold, and the thirteenth best of 2013, selling 2.8 million. The series has 18 million volumes in circulation as of November 2013. In 2011, Namco Bandai Games estimated Toriko would bring US$25.6 million in toys for the 2012 fiscal year.

Otaku USA’s Joseph Luster called Toriko “an absolute feast for fans of beasts”, not able to tell “whether Shimabukuro just comes up with everything on the spot or if it’s all meticulously planned out”, and said that the series’ charm is “how it effortlessly applies classic shonen tropes to such an outlandish world.” However, he commented that “The formula of Toriko is apparent right from the start in true shonen fashion[…] tougher and tougher creatures will quickly follow.” Deb Aoki writing for About.com also praised the imaginative beasts and monsters of the series, as well as the occasional informational bits on the true science of foods, but called the art “grotesquely goofy.”

Plot

Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter searching for the most precious foods in the world so he can create his full-course meal. A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive, and rare beasts to further his menu. He is accompanied by the weak and timid chef Komatsu, who, inspired by Toriko’s ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and to find rare ingredients. Toriko and his friends often fight against the Gourmet Corps, who seek to take control of the world’s entire food supply and are looking for the highly sought-after ingredient GOD, which the legendary Gourmet Hunter Acacia used to end the war that took place five-hundred years before the series began.

 

Manga Monday- Gunparade March

Manga Monday- Gunparade March

Gunparade March is a Japanese video game that was later turned into a 3-volume manga and a 12-episode anime.
The video game, Kōkidō Gensō Gunparade March, was released on 28 September 2000, for the PlayStation. It was developed by Alfa System and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Due to its creativity and attention to detail, it won the prestigious Seiun Award in 2001.
The manga by Hiroyuki Sanadura was serialized in the magazine Dengeki Daioh. The three volumes published by MediaWorks between 2001 and 2003 were translated by ADV Manga between 2004 and 2005.

Manga

The manga by Hiroyuki Sanadura was serialized in the magazine Dengeki Daioh. The three volumes published by MediaWorks between 2001 and 2003 were translated by ADV Manga between 2004 and 2005.

Plot

In 1945, World War II was abruptly ended when an alien race appeared on Earth and began to slaughter the human population. This alien force, known as the “Phantom Beasts” (or Genjyu in Japanese) had effectively taken over more than half of the Earth. The year is 1999 – 54 years later, mankind is still fighting to survive against the alien forces. Earth forces now use advanced mecha called Humanoid Walking Tanks (HWTs) to combat the invaders, but throughout the ordeal, far too many pilots have been killed in action. To ensure the future of the human race, the Japanese government enforced a student draft which recruited high school students to become HWT pilots. Gunparade March follows the lives of the 5121th Platoon, which consists mainly of drafted high school students and their struggle to defeat the Phantom Beasts and at the same time, lead a normal social life.

 

Manga Monday- Tokyo Ghoul

Manga Monday- Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014. A sequel titled Tokyo Ghoul:re was serialized in the same magazine between October 2014 and July 2018, and was later collected into sixteen tankōbon volumes. A prequel titled Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] ran online on Jump Live.

Manga

Tokyo Ghoul started as a manga series, written and drawn by Sui Ishida. It began serialization in 2011’s 41st issue of Weekly Young Jump, published by Shueisha on September 8, 2011, and the final chapter appeared in 2014’s 42nd issue, released on September 18, 2014. The series has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes, released under Shueisha’s Young Jump Comics imprint between February 17, 2012, and October 17, 2014. The series has been licensed for an English release by Viz Media and the first volume was released on June 16, 2015.

In August 2013, a prequel spin-off manga titled Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] was released on Jump Live digital manga. The story spans 7 chapters and focuses on Arima Kishō and Taishi Fura 12 years before the events of Tokyo Ghoul. The manga features several characters from the main series including the above stated Kishō Arima, Taishi Fura, and future key characters Itsuki Marude and Yakumo “Yamori” Ōmori.

On October 17, 2014, a full-color illustration book known as Tokyo Ghoul Zakki was released along with the 14th and final volume of the manga. Zakki includes all promotional images, Volume covers and unreleased concept art with commentary by the creator Sui Ishida.

A sequel titled Tokyo Ghoul:re began serialization in 2014’s 46th issue of Weekly Young Jump, published on October 16, 2014. The series is set 2 years after the end of the original series and introduces a new set of characters. This series was concluded on July 19, 2018, with Volume 16.

Setting

Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, creatures that look like normal people but can only survive by eating human flesh, live amongst the human population in secrecy, hiding their true nature in order to evade pursuit from the authorities. Ghouls have powers including enhanced strength and regenerative abilities – a regular ghoul produces 4–7 times more kinetic energy in their muscles than a normal human, they also have several times the RC cells. A ghoul’s skin is resistant to ordinary piercing weapons, and it has at least one special predatory organ called a kagune (Japanese: 赫子), which it can manifest and use as a weapon during combat. Another distinctive trait of ghouls is that when they are excited or hungry, the color of their sclera in both eyes turns black and their irises red. This mutation is known as kakugan (赫眼, “red eye”).

A half-ghoul can either be born naturally as a ghoul and a human’s offspring, or artificially created by transplanting some ghoul organs into a human. In both cases, a half-ghoul is usually much stronger than a pure-blood ghoul. In the case of a half-ghoul, only one of the eyes undergoes the “red eye” transformation. Natural born half-ghouls are very rare, and creating half-ghouls artificially initially has a low success rate.

There is also the case of half-humans, hybrids of ghouls and humans that can feed like normal humans and lack a Kagune while possessing enhanced abilities, like increased speed and reaction speed, but shortened lifespans. Naturally born half-ghouls can also eat like normal humans or like full ghouls.

To hunt down the ghouls, several government-sponsored organizations such as the CCG were created worldwide, but struggle, due to the immense power of certain ghouls.

 

Manga Monday- The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

Manga Monday- The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a Japanese light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara, with illustrations by Oniku (written as 029). ASCII Media Works has published 24 volumes since February 2011. The story is about a demon king named Sadao Maou seeking to conquer the world of Ente Isla, but when confronted by the Hero Emilia, he is forced to retreat through a gate that transports him to modern day Tokyo, Japan. To survive and find a way to return to Ente Isla, Satan gains part-time employment at a fast food restaurant called MgRonald. There have been two manga adaptations published by ASCII Media Works in Dengeki Daioh and Dengeki Maoh. A 13-episode anime adaptation produced by White Fox and directed by Naoto Hosoda aired between April and June 2013.

Manga

A manga adaptation, illustrated by Akio Hiiragi, started serialization in the February 2012 issue of ASCII Media Works’ shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh. The first tankōbon volume was published on June 27, 2012. Yen Press began publishing the manga in North America in 2015. A spin-off manga series, illustrated by Kurone Mishima and titled The Devil Is a Part-Timer! High School!, began serialization in the July 2012 issue of ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Maoh magazine. Its chapters have been compiled in five tankōbon volumes, released between January 26, 2013 and April 24, 2015. A four-panel manga anthology volume was published by ASCII Media Works on June 27, 2013.

Plot

The Demon Lord Satan seeks to conquer the world of Ente Isla by annexing its four continents with the help of his demon generals Alciel, Lucifer, Malacoda, and Adramelech. After being confronted by the hero Emilia and her companions, after they had killed Malacoda and Adramelech, Satan Jacob and Alciel escape the world of Ente Isla through a gate to modern Tokyo, Japan. However, due to the lack of magic in the modern contemporary world, both Satan and Alciel change into forms representing what they would look like if they were human. In order to survive, Satan takes a part-time job in a fast food restaurant named MgRonald, while Alciel serves as his houseman. One day, Satan, who now goes by Sadao Maō, meets a girl who is actually Emilia in the form of Emi Yusa. The story then unfolds and explores the personalities of each of the characters and their moral values. More characters show up from Ente Isla and they too face the new world dilemmas, often comically.

 

Manga Monday- Maria Holic

Manga Monday- Maria Holic

Maria†Holic is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Minari Endō, the author of Dazzle. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on June 27, 2006, and is published by Media Factory. The manga was initially licensed by Tokyopop in North America and picked up by One Peace Books in 2016 after Tokyopop lost the license in 2011. It has also been released digitally by BookWalker, Kadokawa’s online digital shopfront. The first anime adaptation animated by Shaft aired in Japan between January and March 2009. A second anime season, Maria†Holic: Alive, premiered on April 8, 2011. Both seasons of the anime series have been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

Plot

Maria Holic revolves around a high school girl named Kanako Miyamae, who is scared of boys and breaks out in hives if a boy touches her. During her second year of high school, she enrolls in an all-girls school hoping to find a female romantic partner. However, her ideal candidate, Mariya Shidō, turns out to be a sadistic cross-dressing boy.

Manga

Maria Holic is written and illustrated by Minari Endō. It started serialization in Media Factory’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on June 27, 2006. The manga concluded on November 27, 2014. 14 tankōbon volumes have been released in Japan, with the final volume being released on January 23, 2015. The manga was licensed by Tokyopop, and the first volume was available in September 2009. However, they only managed to publish the first six volumes before they lost the license. Kadokawa has released the entire series digitally in English via their website BookWalker. In 2016, One Peace Books started releasing a 3-in-1 omnibus version as well as individual volumes from volume seven onwards in English.

Drama CDs

A drama CD was released on July 25, 2008 and was produced by Frontier Works. A drama CD was also bundled with the limited edition of volume five of the manga.

 

Thursday News- May 6, 2019

Thursday News- May 6, 2019

Cross Infinite World Licenses Nao Tamaki’s Labyrinth Angel Light Novels – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-06-06/cross-infinite-world-licenses-nao-tamaki-labyrinth-angel-light-novels/.147530

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Game’s PC Release Slated for July 25 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-06-05/monster-boy-and-the-cursed-kingdom-game-pc-release-slated-for-july-25/.147460

The Internet Reacts to Pokemon Sword/Shield Monster Reveals – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-06-05/the-internet-reacts-to-pokemon-sword-shield-monster-reveals/.147526

All-Rounder Meguru’s Horoki Endo Launches New Manga in August – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-06-05/all-rounder-meguru-hiroki-endo-launches-new-manga-in-august/.147504

Anime

  • Black Lagoon The Complete Collection Classics BD
  • Brothers Conflict Essentials BD
  • Godannar BD
  • Hellsing Ultimate BD
  • Laughing Under the Clouds Essentials BD
  • No-Rin Essentials BD
  • Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honnêamise BD
  • Soul Eater The Complete Series Classics BD

Manga

  • After the Rain Graphic Novel (GN) 4
  • Ao Haru Ride GN 5
  • Alicia’s Diet Quest GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Arte GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Baki GN 26-27 (Digital Only)
  • Boruto GN 6
  • Chihayafuru GN 17 (Digital Only)
  • Classmates GN 1
  • Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair GN 3
  • Descendents Dizzy’s New Fortune GN 6
  • Disney Manga: Descendants – Evie’s Wicked Runway GN 2
  • Dragon Ball GN Complete Box Set
  • Dragon Ball Z GN Complete Box Set
  • Edens Zero GN 3
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 30
  • Made in Abyss GN 6
  • Missions of Love GN 17 (Digital Only)
  • My Hero Academia GN 19
  • My Sweet Girl GN 3
  • One Piece Omnibus Edition GN 28
  • Persona 4 GN 10
  • The Promised Neverland GN 10
  • Queen’s Quality GN 7
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • The Run-Away Student Ninja Hayate GN 1
  • Seraph of the End GN 17
  • Sweetness & Lightning GN 12
  • Takane & Hana GN 9
  • The Tale of Genji GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • We Never Learn GN 4
  • World’s End and Apricot Jam GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 18

Other

  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Novel 9 (Digital Only)
  • Bakemonogatari Novels 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • Division Maneuver Novel 1
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Novel 14 (Digital Only)
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 4
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Novel 3
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 4
  • Kizumonogatari Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa PS4, Switch, PC game
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II PS4 game
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Novel 3
  • Nekomonogatari (Black) Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Nisemonogatari Novels 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • Octopath Traveler PC game
  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth 3DS game
  • Thundercats The Complete Series DVD