Friday, December 31, 2010

[Info] New Kampfer is 2 special episodes.

"Kämpfer: für die Liebe" will be special episodes continuing from the first season. (Thus they will be episode 13 and 14) It was not the second season announcement
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Blah, I haven't even watched it before anyway.

[Preview] Comiket 79 - Preview Release Part 2

Continuing from;
[Preview] Comiket 79 - PREVIEW RELEASES - Part 1

7. Hidan no Aria
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(*WHERE IS ANIMATI....*)

8. Oretachi ni Tsubasa ha Nai

9. Kore wa Zombie Desuka?

10. Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica (improved)

11. SOFUTENI!

12. Hoshizora he Kakaru Hashi

I guess that's it...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

[2ch] TK's Face

Surprisingly, TK's face was actually drawn during the design stage;

...looks too old, though.

[2ch] Gosick - Yuuki Aoi in Goth loli uniform

....so.... cute!.... ;_;

[Info] MF Bunko J X TBS animation project, Line ups rumour

It seems like Mayochiki really was on the line of MF Bunko J X TBS animation projects, as 2ch predicted.

http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/mayochiki/

1. IS: Infinite Stratos
2. Hidan no Aria
3. Mayo Chiki
-----Confirmed until here-----
4. 僕は友達が少ない - Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (TS: I have few friends)
5. 機巧少女は傷つかない-Kikou Shoujo wa Kizutsukanai

It makes much sense, since IS = January, Hidan no Aria = April releases. You can automatically assume that they will air season by season, and also probably taking time slot of Friday night 1:25. It's just speculation though. You can also see both Haganai and Kikou Shoujo has there own website popped up, which means there are high possibility that they might get animated.

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[What's New?] ANOHANA PROJECT - Staff data revealed

Source: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/333/333824/

Don't ask me to translate it, since I'm god damn tired now.

Lately announce Aniplex x Fuji TV x A-1 Pictures, Major staff team is revealed;

-Staff

  • Director: Nagai Tatsuyuki (Honey and Clover II, Railgun, Toradora!)
  • Script: Okada Mari (true tears, Canaan, Vampire Knight)
  • Character Design: Tanaka Masayoshi (Toradora!)
  • Music: REMEDIOS
  • Original Creator, Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
  • Official Website
Good to see Toradora! staff team again, but Okada Mari? She is in everywhere lately. I don't really consider her to be quality writer though. Only thing Canaan lacked was its series composition.

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Oh well, Toradora director is win for me. More original projects never hurts.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

[Preview] Comiket 79 - PREVIEW RELEASES - Part 1

*All credit goes to youtube channel by wx5019

1. Mahou Shoujo Magika☆Madoka

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ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
*WHERE IS ACTION SCENE?*


2. Denpa Onna no Seishun Otoko
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ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

*WHERE IS ANIMATION*

3. Lotte no Omocha
 Wow. This is unexpectedly good. Seriously. I love its style.

4. Dragon Crisis

5. Hana-saku Iroha
Again, very nice. One of the most anticipating one this Spring season.

6. Steins;Gate
My anticipation suddenly increased. This animation and art was definitely better than what I've expected. This looks good, if story doesn't get screwed up.


*more to come as more video is uploaded.... u.u~~
*PART 2: HERE

[Info] Comiket 29 - What to come 1

It seems like PV for both Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica and Yumekui Merry is being shown in today's comiket 79. This will last 2 days more and we can just wait someone to upload videos for those PVs soon enough. According to Twitter; Yumekui Merry PV from Comiket will be updated soon in TBS, so I can't wait.

Edited: Actually, it is already up!

http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/yumekui/special/pv04.html

[2ch] C79: The single best cosplay EVER

This is one of the picture from Comiket 79. Guess who it is.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

[Preview] Houkago no Pleiades - New PV

New PV. BGM is really nice.
<Houkago no Pleiades>
-Staffs:
  • Director: Saeki Shouji (Mahoromatic)
  • Character Design: Ootsuka Mai (Shana, Hanamaru Kindergarten)
  • 3D Director:  Komiya Tomohiko (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Director of Photography: Yamada Tomonori (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Hanamaru Kindergarten)
  • Art Director: Kato Hiroshi (Evangelion, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
  • Sound Director: Yida Satoki (Angel Beats!)\
  • Animation Production: GAINAX
  • Broadcasting: Web-distribution
  • Official Website
  • PV
  • PV2
 -Cast:
  • Subaru: Takamori Natsumi 
  • Aoi: Oohara Ayuru Itsuki: Tateno Kanako 
  • Hikaru: Makino Yui (Welcome to NHK: MISAKI)
  • Nanako: Hujita Saki (Working!: Inami)
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[Preview] Kore wa Zombie desuka? - PV 2 Posted.


< Kore Wa Zombie Desuka?>

 - Staff
  • Director: Kanasawa Takaomi (Saki)
  • Series Composition: Uezu Makoto (School Days, Katanagatari)
  • Script: Machida Toko (Lucky☆Star, Amagami SS), Morita Shigeru (Gundam SEED, Code Geass)
  • Music: Kakishima Shinji (Sunred)
  • Original Creator: Kimura Shinichi
  • Original Character Design: Kobuichi (Hidan no Aria), Muririn
  • Character Design: Tagashira Shinobu
  • Chief Animation Director: Yahiro Yuko (B Gata H Kei), Morimoto Hirofumi
  • Prop Design: Iwanaga Yoshinori
  • Set Design: Aoki Tomoyuki (Sora No Woto)
  • Art Director: Higashi Junichi (Ookami Kakushi), Ichikura Kei (FREEDOM)
  • Colour Design: Kitazume Eiko (Giant Killing, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni)
  • Music Production: Keiichi Nozaki
  • Director of Photography: Kiwaguchi Masayuki (Fruits Basket)
  • Editing: Matsumura Masahiro (Vampire Knight, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
  • Opening Theme: Nomizu Iori [Ma.Ke.Se.Te Tonight]
  • Ending Theme: Yamaguchi Rie with Manzo [Kizuite Zombie-sama, Watashi wa Classmate desu (気づいてゾンビさま、私はクラスメイトです)]
  • Animation Production: Studio DEEN
  • Broadcasting: 2011/01/10, Monday Night, 25:30, TV Saitama
  • Official Website
  • PV
  • PV2
 - Cast
  • Haruna: Nomizu Iori (Sora No Otoshimono: Nimp)
  • Aikawa Ayumu: Majima Junji (Toradora: Takasu Ryuji)
  • Yuu: Tamura Yukari (Nanoha the devil king)
  • Sera: Hikasa Yoko (K-On!: MIO)
  • Tomonori: Kanemoto Hisako (IKA MUSUME DE GESO)
  • Arel: Shimizu Ai (Saki: Kunihiro Hajime)
  • Kyoko: Shitaya Noriko (Fate/Stay Night: Sakura)
  • Orito: Yoshino Hiroyuki (Minami-ke: Minami Natsuki)
  • Hiramatsu Taeko: Yamaguchi Rie
  • Mihara Minami: Mina
  • Saras Bati: Goda Aya
  • Underson?: Takizawa Itsuki
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meh. This one is hit or miss. Realistically speaking, this has to be really good unless will be treated as a moss.

    [Info] Yet another Winter 2011 Anticipation Ranking by Dengeki-online

    Source: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/333/333837/


    1. Kimi ni Todoke the 2nd season
    2. IS: Infinite Stratos
    3. Mitsudomoe 2
    4. Kore wa Zombie Desuka?
    5. Beelzebub
    6. Yumekui Merry 
    7. Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!
    8. Gosick
    9. Madoka Magika
    10. Wolverine
    11. Hourou Musuko
    12. Fractale
    13. Freezing
    14. Dragon Crisis
    15. Level E


    Here is yet another anticipation ranking for Winter 2011, held by Dengeki-online. It's not much better than Anime-one survey. All hail 2ch for the best, the most objective, ideal and realistic rankings of all. Every 'anime needs plot mehmehmeh-mehmeh' or 'shit moe shit cute girl' or 'noitaminA is the best' fag can go to hell. (*trollfaec)

    Nevertheless, it seems like the first place is again fucked up as usual; according to my prediction Kimi ni Todoke will get the highest TV rating, but never good DVD/BD sales, definitely not any better than first season unless it has better pacing. IS is the only thing that is constantly good in all three list. Yumekui Merry was higher than Madoka for the first time. Onii-chan no Koto and Zombie desuka is just orz... Mitsudomoe is fail guaranteed anyway.

    To sum up, only thing that is actually related to the sales of DVD/BD is 2ch ranking. Others are either fujoushi powah or TV rating fight.

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    [Info] Lotte no Omocha! - Staff/Casting info (Spring 2011)

    Just made a data base for 'Lotte no Omocha!', which is also included in Spring 2011 season line-up. Seiyuu was revealed today, but very obvious choices.

    <Lotte no Omocha!>
    -Staff
    • Director: Oizaki Fumitoshi (RomioXJuliet)
    • Series Composition: Akao Deko (Arakawa Under the Bridge)
    • Composition Cooperation: Shinbo Akiyuki (SHAFT)
    • Character Design: Ootsuka Mai (Shana, Hanamaru Kindergarten)
    • World Visual Designer: okama
    • Animation Production: Diaomedia
    • Broadcasting: 2011/04
    • Official Website
    -Cast
    • Lotte: Kugimiya Rie (Shana, Taiga, Louise)
    • Asuha: Tamura Yukari (Nanoha the devil king
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    *sigh... soon, I will have to make data base for Spring 2011 season. 
    Before that, I will try to make complete line-up listing for Spring season, so that no-one get confused.

    Monday, December 27, 2010

    [Info] Gosick: Victorique Seiyuu is YUUKI AOI!

    Casting for Victorique de Blois is YUUKI AOI!

    Edited: Source of announcement;

    < GOSICK>
     
     - Staff
    • Director: Nanba Hitoshi (Heroooman)
    • Series Composition: Okada Mari (True Tears, Canaan, Vampire Knight)
    • Music: Nakagawa Kotaro (Code Geass R2, Hayate Combat Butler)
    • Original Creator: Sakuraba Kazuki
    • Original Character Design: Takeda Hinata (Ikoku Meiro no Croisée)
    • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Tomioka Takashi (Cowboy Bebop Heaven's gate, Full Metal Alchemist)
    • Character Design: Kiwamoto Toshihiro (Cowboy Bebop Heaven's gate)
    • Design Works: Takeuchi Shiho (RahXephon: Mecha Design)
    • Art Director: Kondo Yumiko (Samurai Champloo)
    • Colour Design: Iwasawa Reiko (Heroooman, Code Geass)
    • Sound Director: Haraguchi Noboru (Heroooman)
    • Director of Photography: Furuki Mayuko (Full Metal Alchemist)
    • Editing: Sadamatsu Takeshi (Heroooman)
    • Visual Coordinator: Kyoda Tomoki (RahXephon OVA Director)
    • Opening Theme: risa [Destine Histoire]
    • Ending Theme:  Kotomin Lisa [Resuscitated Hope]
    • Animation Production: BONES
    • Broadcasting: 2011/01/07, Friday Night, 25:23, TV Tokyo
    • Official Website
    • PV
     - Cast
    • Victorique de Blois: Yuuki Aoi (Dance in the Vampire Bund: Mina Tepes, Soredemo Machi wa Mawateiru: Tatsuno Toshiko)
    • Kujo Kazuya: Eguchi Takuya (Higashi no Eden: Ootsuki Satoshi)
    • Grevil: Kiuchi Hidenobu (Darker Than Black: Hei)
    • Cécile Sensei: Kano Yui
    • Cordelia Gallo: Sawashiro Miyuki (Rosen Maiden: Shinku, Bakemonogatari: Kanbaru Suruga)
    • Bryan Roscoe: Ookawa Tooru (Full Metal Alchemist: Roy Mustang)
    • Sophie: Neya Michiko (Full Metal Panic!: Elisa Mao) 

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    [Info] Sofuteni!: Casting revealed

    Sofuteni, aka 'erosoft tennis' seiyuu casting is revealed.

    <Sofuteni!>
    -Staff
    • Director: Kamitsubo Ryoki (Hen zemi...>_>...)
    • Scenario: Kimura Noboru (Popotan script, Phantom script), Kouno Takamitsu (Hen zemi script, Ayakashi script)
    • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Oka Yuichi
    • Animation Production: XEBEC
    -Cast
    • Harukase Asuna: Ito Kanae (Railgun: Saten Ruiko)
    • Sawanatsu Kotone: Kitamura Eri  (Toradora!: Kawashima Ami, High School of the Dead: Takagi Saya)
    • Akiyama Chitose: Ito Shizuka (Amagami SS; Morishima Haruka, Hayate Combat Butler!: Hinagiku)
    • Fuyukawa Kurusu: Akesaka Satom
    • Elizabeth Warren: Yahagi Sayuri
    • Mishimagi You: Mitsumoto Shinobu
    • Amachi Reo: Sawashiro Miyuki (Rosen Maiden: Shinku, Bakemonogatari: Kanbaru Suruga)
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    Seriously. Kitamura Eri, Ito Kanae, Ito Shizuka and even Sawashiro Miyuki? It's too much of casting blossom for the mere semi-ero ishihara-fuck-you project line-up.

    [Info] 'A-Channel': Major Casting Announced

     
    Major seiyuu casting of 'A-Channel' is announced. Pretty good. It seems like team from 'Saki' is going for hit again.
    <A-Channel>
    -Staff
    • Director: Ono Manabu (Saki, Mayoi Neko Overrun 8th episode)
    • Assistant Director: Seto Kenji (Saki)
    • Series Composition, Script: Urahata Tatsuhiko (MONSTER, Saki)
    • Music: Kousaki Satoru (Suzumiya Haruhi, Bakemonogatari, Lucky☆Star)
    • Original Creator: Kuroda bb
    • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Sasaki Masakatsu (Saki)
    • Animation Production: Studio Gokumi (5 staff team from Saki established this studio after GONZO's fall), Aniplex
    • Broadcasting: 2011/04
    • Official Website
     -Cast
    • Run: Fukuhara Kaori (Saki: Amae Koromo, Lucky☆Star: Hiiragi Tsukasa)
    • Tooru: Yuuki Aoi (Dance in the Vampire Bund: Mina Tepes, Soredemo Machi wa Mawateiru: Tatsuno Toshiko)
    • Yuuko: Kotobuki Minako (K-On!: Tsumugi)
    • Nagi: Uchiyama Yumi (newbie)
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    I haven't watched Saki, but as long as it has Yuuki Aoi, I'm in.

    [Info] Winter 2011 Top 10 Anticipation Ranking (by Anime-one)

    Source: 2ch, http://anime.biglobe.ne.jp/feature/201012next_result/

    If you've seen this article, you will find how fucked up this ranking is. Respect 2ch.

    1. Starry Sky (222 votes)
    2. Gosick (138 votes)
    3. IS: Infinite Stratos (135)
    4. Mitsudomoe 2 (133)
    5. Fractale (129)
    6. Kimi ni Todoke 2nd season (124)
    7. Kore wa Zombie Desuka? (123)
    8. Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! (118)
    9. Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica (117)
    10. Yumekui Merry (107)

    This list is clearly 'shit' just by the fact that STA-SKA is in the first place. Also having ONIICHAN NO KOTO above MADOKA and MERRY is clearly fucked up result.

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    If I remember, last quater, the same survey had Arakawa Under the Bridge 2nd season in the third place, Sora no Otoshimono in 4th, Kami Nomi in 5th. All of them are having unimpressive DVD/BD sales. Only thing this list guarantees is Starry☆Sky's sales; scaaaary fujoushis aka Dark Side.

    [Random] Posting at 11 o'clock + AXANAEL opening

    So many announcements yet again, but posting later on.

    To give you some eye candy, here is NitroPlus release VN opening.

    Too awesome, but I can't read any Kanji so nothing can be done.

    [Random] lol need rests



    Due to my hyperactivity on Madoka Magica through the past few days, my body and soul is exhausted. Sleeping 5 hours a days, even though it is holiday in my country. So, I will only be posting blogs in specific time at once (11 o'clock pm, everyday), with all the anime related news and 2ch related informations.

    Saturday, December 25, 2010

    [What's New] Seitokai Yakuin-domo: OAD announced

    Related topic: [What's New] Seikon no Qwaser 2nd Season + Seitokai Yakuin-domo important announcement?

    So, it was just OAD after all. I guess sales was not enough for the entire second season.

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    [Info] Maria+Holic 2: 2011 Spring Broadcasting

    Shaft's new line up, Maria+Holic Season 2 will be broadcasting this Spring.

    Anyway, Shaft are going doubles again; this and Denpa Onna. So, this means Madoka Magica will be inevitably only 1-cour amount as expected.

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    [2ch] Among the Madoka magazine scans...

    FUCK YOU 2CH


    REMOVE THAT ORANGE

    [2ch] Merry Christmas!!

    SIZE BROKEN

    [What's New?] Megami Magazine, important announcement?

    There will be important announcement that is exclusive to Megami Magazine. I wonder what it is, but knowing that this will be the whole new announcement that was never said in other magazine.... New Nanoha animation?... Nanoha Vivid or Force?....

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    .... important announcement everywhere... It's not even surprising anymore.

    [What's New?] Panty and Stocking: 2nd season confirmed

     Self explanatory.

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    Friday, December 24, 2010

    [info] Steins;Gate: Main Visual

    Main visual, nothing of Huke's touch is left. (from official website)
    <Steins;Gate>

    -Staffs
    • Director: Sato Takuya, Hamasaki Hiroshi
    • Series Composition: Hanada Jukki
    • Character Design: Sakai Kyuuta
    • Original Creator: Nitro+ and 5pb
    • Original Character Design: HUKE
    • Animation Studio: White fox
    • Official Website
     -Casts- later


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    [Random] Faggotry of Suzumiya Novel: Released date out



    Next Haruhi novel, Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyogaku, by Tanigawa Nagaru is FINALLY announced to release....

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    TO BE SHIPPED IN FUCKIN 25TH MAY OF 2011

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    so, ANOTHER FUCKIN YEAR is gone.

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    Let's say everyone,
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    FUCK YOU TANIGAWA

    (It has about 600 pages, divided in two volume, translated in 13 different languages, etc etc...)

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    But honestly, Suzumiya Haruhi was never made to be long running series. Fans should respect it. (*eh?)

    Of course, delaying it for 'years' is obviously not faggotry enough to transcend faggotry of endless eight... right?...

    eh?...

    [What's New?] Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san gets TV anime

    It already had OAD release. But now it's officially getting TV series. Kinda similar paths that Hen Zemi taken. It is another astral gag-manga

    <Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san>
    -Staff:
    • Director/Conti/Editing: Mizushima Tsutomh (Hare and Guu, Shinryaku! Ika Musume)
    • Script: Tanimura Daishiro
    • Character Design: Takaguchi Junichiro (Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica)
    • Music: Takagi Ryuji (Mayoi Neko Overrun!)
    • Original Creator: Kubo Yasuhisa
    • Animation Director: Kishimoto Seiji
    • Animation Check: Nishimura Junko (GHOST IN THE SHELL)
    • Art Director: Kotori Hiromasa
    • Colour Design: Sato Mayumi (Sengoku Basara, Fantastic Children)
    • Prop Design: Ueda Minoru (xxxholic)
    • Sound Director: Wakabayashi Kazuhiro (Star Driver, True Tears)
    • Director of Photography: Arai Eiji
    • Special Effect: Murakami Masahiro (Angel Beats!)
    • Animation Production: Production I.G.
    -Cast -Later updated

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    [2ch] Madoka☆Magica New Magazine Picture

    *Making whole new category called 2ch... power of surplus populations

    Certain magazine picture that is so moe I died. (but I can't read any detail there... >_>)

    [Preview] Winter 2011: Major series CMs.


    < Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica>
    *Will be reviewed
     - Staff
    • Producer: Iwakami Atsuhiro - Aniplex (Bakemonogatari, Kara No Kyokai, Ore no Imouto, Kannagi, Togainu no Chi)
    • Director: Shinbo Akiyuki (Maria+Holic, Bakemonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei, Pani Poni Dash!, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
    • Series Composition, Script: Urobuchi Gen (From Nitro+, Saya no Uta, Phantom, Fate/Zero)
    • Series Director: Miyamoto Yukihiro (Bakemonogatari 1st ep direction, Maria+Holic, Arakawa under the Bridge 1st ep direction)
    • Music: Kajiura Yuki (Noir, Madlax, Gundam SEED, Kara no Kyokai)
    • Original Character Design: Aoki Ume (Hidamari Sketch)
    • Character Design: KishidaTakahiro (Durarara!, Baccano!)
    • Chief Animation Director: Takahashi Mika (Rainbow), Taniguchi Junichiro
    • Production Design: Gekidan Inu-kare (Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Opening animation, Maria+Holic Ending animation)
    • Art Director: Inaba Kunihiko (The Girl Who Leapt through the Time Background design)
    • Art Setting: Ohara Morihito (Sailer Moon art directions)
    • Sound Director:  Tsuruoka Youta (Ef, Bakemonogatari, Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, K-On!)
    • Action Director: Abe Nozomu (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha), Kamitani Tomohiro (Index)
    • Colour Design: Hibino Jin (Bakemonogatari, Pani Poni Dash!), Takizawa Izumi (Bakemonogatari, Pani Poni Dash!)
    • Director of Photography: Eto Shinichiro (Hidamari Sketch)
    • Layout Design: Maki Takao (Ghost in the Shell SAC 2nd GIG)
    • Visual Effect: Sakai Motoi (Bakemonogatari, Negima!?, Pani Poni Dash!)
    • Editing: Masubara Rie (Bakemonogatari, Maria+Holic)
    • Background Art: Kaieisha (=Animation Studio, The Girl Who Leapt Through the Time)
    • Opening Theme: ClariS [Connect]
    • Ending Theme: Kalafina [Magia]
    • Original Creator + Animation Production: SHAFT
    • Broadcasting: 2011/01/06 Thursday Night, 25:25, TBS/MBC/CBC (Right before Yumekui Merry airs)
    • Official Website
    • PVs
    -1st Episode (Source from AniSuki)
    • Script: Urobuchi Gen
    • Story Board: Yoshiharu Ashino (Hanamaru Kindergarten)
    • Episode Director: Miyamoto Yukihiro
    • Animation Director: Ebata Ryouma (Gurren Lagann key animation, Welcome to the SPACE SHOW, Birdy the Mighty Decode)
    • Art Director: Inaba Kunihiko
     -Cast
    • Kaname Madoka: Yuuki Aoi (Dance in the Vampire Bund: Mina Tepes, Soredemo Machi wa Mawateiru: Tatsuno Toshiko)
    • Akemi Homura: Saito Chiwa (Bakemonogatari: Shenjogahara Hitagi, Pani Poni Dash!: Beki)
    • Tomoe Mami: Mizuhashi Kaori (Hidamara Sketch: Miyako, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: Scrya Yunno)
    • Miki Sayaka: Kitamura Eri (Toradora!: Kawashima Ami, High School of the Dead: Takagi Saya)
    • Kyube: Katou Emiri  (Bakemonogatari: Hachikuji Mayoi, Lucky☆Star: Hiiragi Kagami)

    <Yumekui Merry>
    *Will be reviewed

     - Staff
    • Director: Yamauchi Shigeyasu (Casshern Sins, Dragonball Z (episode director))
    • Series Composition, Script: Shirone Hideki (Shana, Hayate Combat Butler)
    • Music: Oku Keiichi
    • Opening, Ending Theme Production: IOSYS
    • Original Creator: Ushiki Yoshitaka
    • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Fujii Masahiro (Shana, Zero no Tsukaima, Hayate Combat Butler!)
    • Prop Design: Hiyamizu Yukie (Toradora!)
    • Art Director: Matsumoto Kenji
    • Colour Design: Ishida Miyuki (Toradora, Aoi Hana)
    • Sound Director: Motoyama Tooru (Hanamaru Youchien, Skip Beat!)
    • Director of Photography: Kurosawa Yutaka (Toradora!, Kimi-kiss)
    • Editing: Nishiyama Sageru (Toradora, indeexu, railgun)
    • Opening Theme: Fujiwara Marina (IOSYS) [Daydream Syndrome]
    • Ending Theme: Sakura Ayane [Yume to Kibou to Ashita no Atashi (ユメとキボーとアシタのアタシ)]
    • Animation Production: JC Staff
    • Broadcasting: 2011/01/06 Thursday Night, 25:55, TBS/MBC/CBC (Right after Madoka airs)
    • Official Website
    • PV1
     - Cast
    • Merry Nightmare: Sakura Ayane (newbie)
    • Fujiwara Yumeji: Okamoto Nobuhiko (Indexu: Accelerator)
    • Tachibana Isana: Kayano Ai
    • Engi Three-piece: Endo Aya (Macross F: Sheryl Nome)
    • Konai Yui: Akiya Tomoko
    • John Doh: Nakata Jouji (Fate/Stay Night: Kotomine Kirei)
    • Tachibana no Oyassan: Fujiwara Keiji (Arakawa Under the Bridge: CHIEF, Full Metal Alchemist: Maes Hughes, Eureka 7: Holland)
    • Guricho: Kawada Shinji
    • Kirishima Saki: Ise Mariya (STOCKING)
    • Kawashima Chizuru: Ueda Kana (Fate/Stay Night: Tosaka Rin)
    < IS: Infinite Stratos>


     - Staff
    • Director: Kikuchi Yasuhito (Macross F)
    • Series Composition, Script, Screen Play: Shimo Fumihiko (Full Metal Panic!, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu)
    • Script, Screen Play: Tomioka Atsuhiro, Hozyo Chinatsu
    • Music: Nanase Hikaru (Higurashi no Naku koroni Rei, CANAAN)
    • Original Creator: Yumizuru Izuru
    • Original Character Design: okiura
    • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Kurashima Tomoyasu
    • Mecha Design: Takakura Takeshi (Macross F, Planetes)
    • CGI Animation Director: Inomoto Eiji (Macross F)
    • Art Director: Yoshimura Shunichiro (from Studio Biho, Macross F, Sengoku Basara)
    • Art Setting: Shiozawa Yoshinori (from Studio Biho, Macross F)
    • Colour Design: Nakayama Kumiko (Macross F)
    • Sound Director: Mama Masafumi (Macross F, Cardcapture Sakura), Nakajima Toshihiko (Chaos;Head, RIDEBACK)
    • Director of Photography: Arahata Kazuya (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann ep 27)
    • Editing: Kimura Kashiko (Black Lagoon, Howl's Moving Castle)
    • Opening Theme: Kuribayashi Minami [STRAIGHT JET]
    • Ending Theme: Hikasa Yoko, Yukana, Shimoda Asami, Hanazawa Kana and Inoue Marina [SUPER∞STREAM]
    • Animation Production: 8-bits (studio derived from GONZO)
    • Broadcasting: 2011/01/06, Thursday Night, 25:25, TBS
    • Official Website
    • PV1
     - Cast
    • Orimura Ichiga: Uchiyama Kouki (Soul Eater: Evans Soul-Eater)
    • Shinonono Houki: Hikasa Yoko (K-On!: MIO)
    • Shinonono Tabane: Tamura Yukari (Nanoha the devil king)
    • Cecilia Orcott: Yukana (Code Geass: C.C.)
    • Charles Dunois: Hanazawa Kana (Bakemonogatari: Sengoku Nadeko, BLACK★ROCK SHOOTER)
    • Laura Bodevihhi: Inoue Marina (Gurren Lagann: Yoko, Skip Beat!: Mogami Kyoko)
    • Fan Linin: Shimoda Asami (Vocaloid Rin)
    • Gotanda Dan: Yasumura Makoto (Major: Mayumura Ken)
    • Gotanda Ran: Obata Noriko
    • Orimura Chifuyu: Toyoguchi Megumi (Black Lagoon: Revi)
    • Yamada Maya: Shitaya Noriko (Fate/Stay Night: Sakura)

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     - Staff
    • Director: Nanba Hitoshi (Heroooman)
    • Series Composition: Okada Mari (True Tears, Canaan, Vampire Knight)
    • Music: Nakagawa Kotaro (Code Geass R2, Hayate Combat Butler)
    • Original Creator: Sakuraba Kazuki
    • Original Character Design: Takeda Hinata (Ikoku Meiro no Croisée)
    • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Tomioka Takashi (Cowboy Bebop Heaven's gate, Full Metal Alchemist)
    • Character Design: Kiwamoto Toshihiro (Cowboy Bebop Heaven's gate)
    • Design Works: Takeuchi Shiho (RahXephon: Mecha Design)
    • Art Director: Kondo Yumiko (Samurai Champloo)
    • Colour Design: Iwasawa Reiko (Heroooman, Code Geass)
    • Sound Director: Haraguchi Noboru (Heroooman)
    • Director of Photography: Furuki Mayuko (Full Metal Alchemist)
    • Editing: Sadamatsu Takeshi (Heroooman)
    • Visual Coordinator: Kyoda Tomoki (RahXephon OVA Director)
    • Opening Theme: risa [Destine Histoire]
    • Ending Theme:  Kotomin Lisa [Resuscitated Hope]
    • Animation Production: BONES
    • Broadcasting: 2011/01/07, Friday Night, 25:23, TV Tokyo
    • Official Website
    • PV1
     - Cast
    • Victorique de Blois: Not announced
    • Kujo Kazuya: Eguchi Takuya (Higashi no Eden: Ootsuki Satoshi)
    • Grevil: Kiuchi Hidenobu (Darker Than Black: Hei)
    • Cécile Sensei: Kano Yui
    • Cordelia Gallo: Sawashiro Miyuki (Rosen Maiden: Shinku, Bakemonogatari: Kanbaru Suruga)
    • Bryan Roscoe: Ookawa Tooru (Full Metal Alchemist: Roy Mustang)
    • Sophie: Neya Michiko (Full Metal Panic!: Elisa Mao) 

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    [Info] Misconception breaker: DVD/BD sales and its respective meanings.

    When I go around the forum, I find people who have wrong understandings on 'good' and 'bad' DVD/BD sales. People say 'animation industry' is falling or whatever. Some says certain anime is financial failure even though DVD sales are actually good. Some underestimates Bakemonogatari's popularity, when its sales is actually 'IMPOSSIBLE'.

    Now, I will give some better understandings on how specific sales figure represents the success of late-night TV series. All the sales of Movies are out of question, as the scale is different and it also has various other source of income from filming itself. Success of so called 'late night animes' are totally dependent of the DVD/BD sales.

    Here is the list;


    <<DVD+BD sales and its respective meanings>>
    ~1000: The lowest late night animation can reach, no failure can be less than this. However, it is common sales for most of main stream kid or shonen animes which does not consider DVD sales from the start anyway. (Example: Munto, Natsu no Arashi, Fairy Tale, A lot of noitaminA)
    1000~2000: Failure. It's not as bad as above, but still very sad. (Ef - a tale of melodies, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Mitsudomoe)
    2000~3000: It has some fans, but didn't sell due to popularity crisis or original breaker. (True Tears)
    3000~4000: This is about break-even point for most of animes, aka Manabi line. Thus, it is still along the line of failure (Maria+Holic, Ga-rei Zero, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Baccano!)
    4000~5000: This is also about break-even point for most of animes. This is an average achievement. (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni,
    5000~6000: This is a line where you can expect 2nd season. Good achievement for any late night animes. (Amagami SS, Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~)
    6000~7000: I consider this as semi-hit, but it varies. This is a bit ambiguous line, since you can't really call it 'a big hit', but it is still a good result. Sometimes, there are animes where you had big anticipation, but ended up being not good. (Highschool of the Dead, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Seikon no Qwaser, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
    7000~8000: Semi-hit. Staffs should have party. But still ambiguous to call it extremely successful. (Katanagatari, Pani Poni Dash!)
    8000~10000: Very good result, but I consider it more of a cult hit, where otaku plays a lot of role. (All Hidamari Sketch series, Fruits Basket)
    10000~12000: Huge success for otaku oriented late night series. Fujoushi-hit series is often included here. Some people who aren't otaku might have heard of it. (Striker Witches, Durarara!, Natsume Yuujinchou)
    12000~15000: Most of hardcore otakus will own series with this sales. This is cut -line where you can call 'otaku hit' or getting 'original content boost', although it is highly opinionated. (Gintama, Aria)
    15000~20000: This is already at the level where those who don't usually by Animation DVD/BD get into the play. Massive hit. It is still heavily influenced by otaku buying power and media-mix boost. (Working!, Full Metal Alchemist!-Brotherhood, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Sengoku Basara)
    20000~30000: Die-hard fans and votaries come into the play. However, it already passed the level of only appealing otakus, but any animation/manga manias. However, most of the series have hard time being consistently on this level of the sales through the volume. (Nanoha, Fate/Stay Night, Lucky Star)
    30000~50000: Marked on animation history. Legend. (K-On!, Suzumiya Haruhi, Angel Beats!, Fullmetal Alchemist, Macross Frontier, Ano Hana)
    50000~100000: Almost impossible for late night animation. Gundam, Bakemonogatari and Madoka Magica are the only TV series that reached this point. Godly sales. However, it is common for OVA or Movies (Kara no Kyokai, Gundam SEED, Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica)
    1000000~: Only movies or OVA (Evangelion, Gundam Unicorn)


    Edited: someone in ANN had modified list that is 'similar' or referenced from mine. So, I'm adding a bit of his opinion too, to give better understanding. You can also look at his one too, but remember, my list is much simpler version as it does not take account to the first volume sales, but average volume sales.


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    meh.... it sickens me when someone tries to interpret sales data without actually knowing what is success and what isn't.

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    [Random] 2ch is legend.

    Taketatsu Ayana from RIO SUPER CARNIVAL event.
    2ch says;
    "certain part is shaking!*

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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    [Info] Fabulous Anon talks about Madoka Magica manga.

    Link: http://animapple.blogspot.com/2010/12/info-mahou-shoujo-madokamagica-megazine.html

    Anon says;
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    Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Art: Hanokage)
    Manga adaption scheduled to be released in February, March and April.

    Mahou Shoujo Oriko Magica (Art: Mura Kuroe)
    Spin-off manga scheduled for spring 2011.

    Mahou Shoujo Kazumi Magica (Art: Tensugi Takashi)
    Spin-off manga to be serialized in next Kirara Forward. 


    No real source, but since it is 'FABULOUS ANON's post, I will believe it.
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    Present to anon;

    [What's New?] Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi gets TV series



    Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi (A bridge to the starry sky), 'feng's new VN got TV animation series.

    • Director: Mihara Hiroshi
    • Series Composition, Script: Zappa Go
    • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Oogawara Haruo (Tayutama)
    • Art Director: Monma Koichi (Studio Tulip, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Bakta to Test to Shoukanju)
    • Art Setting: Kaizu Toshiko (Studio Tulip, Hayate Combat Butler!)
    • Animation Production: Dogakobo (動画工房)
    • Broadcasting: 2011 April
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    I slept 12 hours today... >_>

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    [Info] Ika Musume gets main role in new Shinkai Makoto

    Source: http://www.hoshi-o-kodomo.jp/chara_cast.html
    Homepage says that 'Hoshi o Kodomo' (Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below)'s main female ("Asuna") will be voiced by Kanemoto Hisako, voice actor of Ika Musume.

    This movie doesn't really fall into my category of taste, but Shinkai Makoto is certainly using better seiyuu than before. It also lists Irino Miyu, Takeguchi Junko, Inoue Kazuhiko, Shimamoto Sumi, Hidaka Rina, Orikasa Fumiko
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    Even invaded the star de geso!

    [Info] Winter 2011 Anticipation Ranking (from 2ch)

    What I hate is, how senkaku complex was FASTER than me... ;_;
    <<Winter 2011 Anticipation Ranking>>

    1. Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica: 98pt

    2. Yumekui Merry: 97pt
    3. Gosick: 96pt
    4. IS: Infinite Stratos: 86pt
    5. Dragon Crisis: 75pt
    6. Level E: 73pt

    7. Kore wa Zombie Desuka?: 62pt

    8. Kimi ni Todoke 2nd season: 53pt

    9. Freezing: 47pt

    10. Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!: 44pt

    *10. Fractale: 44pt

    12. Rio - Rainbow Gate!: 35pt
    13. Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu!: 29pt
    14. Hourou Musuko: 28pt
    15. Suite precure: 22pt
    16. Beelzebub: 17pt
    *16. Wolverine: 17pt
    18. Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft: 12pt
    19. Starry☆Sky: 9pt
    20. Moshidora: 7pt
    21. Certain card anime: 1pt

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    Edited: Fixed god damn broken image.

    [Info] New Kampfer - Site launched

    Link: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/kenpu/new/

    "Kampfer: für die Liebe", this will be the official name of new Kampfer project airing this March on TBS, and we STILL don't know if this is going to be special episode or new season

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    Ohhhhhhh this looks like it will have lots of eroz. (*heh)

    [Preview] Hen Zemi PREVIEW streamed

    No staff/cast data specific, yet. This PV is for the new OVA, not actual TV series. However, it is still good to see what... this will have...
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    Hitagi: Araragi-kun, if any chance, is your nipple erect?

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    [Random] No Shit, 4chan.

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    No you fuckin Anon, fuck you. I have never posted shit in 4chan ever, so I will. Posting my blog link in 4chan by myself is always worst idea ever anyway. That's equivalent of suicide. Then, why would I do that?

    Seriously, fuck you

    [Info] Fate/Zero - Partial Staff Data Revealed

    <Fate/Zero>
    • Director: Aoki Eri (Ge-rei Zero, Kara no Kyokai)
    • Character Design: Sudo Tomonori (Kara no Kyokai), Ikariya Atsushi
    • Original Creator: Urobuchi Gen (Typemoon + NitroPlus)
    • Animation Production: ufotable
    • Official Website
    * CAST will be exactly same as Drama CD seiyuus.

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    Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    [Random] Oh, another tip for Hen Zemi animation.

    IT HAS HANAZAWA KANA.

    HENZEMI VOICE ACTING = HENTAI VOICE ACTING


    Na-dek-ho: Onii-chan, ONIII CHAAAAAAAAAAAAN HNNG

    oh god.