This year’s 15th issue of Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine is announcing on Tuesday that a television anime adaptation of Yuusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man manga has been green-lit. The cast and staff will be announced within a promotional video at Bandai Visual’s booth at the Anime Japan 2015 event on March 21 and 22. Murata wrote that when he learned about the anime being green-lit, he was so happy that he wanted to immediately post on Twitter, but unfortunately had to hold back and be patient. ONE wrote that he is participating in production meetings for the anime. The series revolves around the titular super hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily. Murata’s manga series adapts ONE’s original web manga of the same name. Murata’s manga is currently running on Shueisha’s free Tonari no Young Jump spinoff website. The series passed the 2.2-million mark in November 2013, the 3.4-million mark last May, and the 4.5-million mark in...
This year’s 52nd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that Tomohiro Matsu’s 18th and last Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!) light novel volume will bundle a new original video anime (OVA). The bundle with the “Ijin-tachi to no Haru” original video anime will ship on March 25, 2015. The new OVA will reunite the cast members from the earlier television anime, including: Wataru Hatano as Yūta Segawa Sumire Uesaka as Sora Takanashi Eri Kitamura as Miu Takanashi Hiromi Igarashi as Hina Takanashi Yui Horie as Raika Oda Daisuke Ono as Kōichi Nimura Junji Majima as Shuntarō Sako The 17th light novel volume will ship on January 23 with a “Saasha no Onegai! Hina ni da Otteitte Hosii o” drama CD. The audio drama will feature Saasha Takanashi, as voiced by Akemi Okamura. People who pre-order the limited editions of both the 17th and 18th light novel volumes will be eligible to attend an event that is in the works. The novel series already inspired a television anime series in 2012, as well as an unaired...
The wraparound jacket band on Kei Toru’s third Rokka no Yūsha manga volume is announcing on Friday that a television anime adaptation of Ishio Yamagata’s original Rokka no Yūsha fantasy light novel series has been green-lit. The story centers around six heroes — except seven appear instead. One must be a fake and the heroes’ enemy. When the Majin awoke from the depths of darkness, the deity of fate chose six heroes and bequeathed them with the power to save the world. Adoretto, a boy who proclaims himself the strongest on Earth, was selected among the Rokka no Yūsha (Heroes of the Six Flowers), and he goes to the rendezvous point — but seven have gathered there. The heroes suspect that someone among the seven is the enemy, and the initial suspicion falls on Adoretto. Yamagata launched the novel series with illustrations by Miyagi in 2011, and Shueisha’s Dash X Bunko imprint is publishing the fifth volume on Friday. Yamagata wrote the orignal Tatakau Shisho light novel series that inspired The Book of Bantorra anime, and Toru has also drawn the Akame ga KILL! Zero...
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Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the sleeper hit of this season? Come on… The first episode was a real eye-opener and the second episode just clinched it for me. I got interested ever since I saw the first episode. It’s been on my mind ever since. That’s how it should be; a powerful start and a powerful ending.
I’ll be honest by saying that I have no idea what to expect from this protagonist, a human that seems to have landed himself in a world filled with non-human beings. Kuon, a fox girl or something like that, is his companion until he regains his memories and that is what worries me. She’s not exactly strong and, from the looks of it at least, neither is he.
All I know is that the people that created Akame ga Kill! (and other good titles) also created this so I am in it for the long run. I have faith that an action-filled story with a lot of fantasy and drama lies ahead of us, especially now that the two main characters seem to be going to a big city where they will undoubtedly meet new people and find new jobs. This should be interesting.Read More
Saw the first episode and I ma, as I honestly already expected, very disappointed. This is almost like Diabolik Lovers but with singing. You’d have to be a pretty fruity guy to actually like this sort of thing.
The artwork is surprisingly weak. The characters don’t stand out and the level of detail is rather disappointing. You could put any of the characters in a line-up and you probably wouldn’t be able to pick them out of there.
Still, the artwork I could live with. It’s the story that just kills it for me. There’s singing, pretty-boy demons and a helpless heroine that’s now under their care. It’s filled with so many clichés that it’s making my head ache.
I cannot recommend this. This just seems to me like another hit and miss. They tried, I suppose that’s all that matters in the end.
Plot Summary: Ritsuka Tachibana is a female second-year high school student who attends Shiko Academy in Shiko Town. She enjoyed her school life while living with her mother Maria, but one day, that balance fell into ruin when she discovers several of her attractive, male classmate are demons.
I saw this anime short and I was immediately reminded of Bakuman. In one of the Bakuman arcs there was a project that the boys were working on called “Perfect Crime Party” I believe. This anime short resembles that a lot. I don’t like that.
The story is a problem for me. It just looks too much like one of Bakuman’s little side stories. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe one of the characters’ names might be similar or exactly the same as those in Bakuman.
Either way; I won’t be watching it. Not only do I hate rip-offs, this is simply far too childish for me to enjoy. I might recommend this to a much younger audience, sure, but not for teenagers or older.
Plot Summary: Aya Tachibana is a sixth-grader who frets and obsesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the “Tantei Team KZ” with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school. There is the glib and attention-grabbing leader Kazuomi Wakatake, the mysterious “expert of personal relationships” Takakazu Kuroki, the smart and stoic math genius Kazunori Uesugi, and the sweet-hearted Kazuhiko Kozuka who is good at social matters and science. Aya finds her place among them as the “language expert.” “Tantei Team KZ” gets involved in modern-day cases, and even if they bicker from time to time, they collaborate by pooling each of their talents and skills to solve these cases.Read More
I have written this post already, but I forgot to schedule it so I have to write it again. That sucks, especially when you already have so little time to write because you have many other posts to write nowadays. Oh well…
Let’s just get this out in the open and keep this as short and direct as possible: I don’t like how things are going now. Yuuichirou is being manipulated again and is finally starting to realize that people have been messing with his body in an unnatural way. It won’t be long before he realizes that he’s not completely human anymore either.
Let’s face it; his demon, the one that resides within his Cursed Gear, already pointed out to him in the first season that he’s not completely human. He didn’t really listen, I think. But now that his friends are being captured and tortured to ensure his cooperation… Well… He must’ve realized by now that he has to start thinking for himself since there are very few people that he can trust. Time will tell…Read More
I honestly hate this so much. They basically took an exciting story, which was a quite serious one with a lot of action, and they turned it into some kind of cheap comedy story.
I am not a fan of the artwork. I have no idea which studio(s) created this and I honestly don’t want to know. Is it just me or do some of the characters look extremely gay? Wait. Don’t tell me. I don’t even want to know. The animation is simply mediocre at best.
There are several types of comedy. You have slapstick comedy, gag comedy and many other varieties of comedy. This is arguably one of the worst kinds. They took a good story and they turned it into this. Unacceptable.
I won’t watch this and I see no reason why I should tell people to do otherwise. It’s a waste of my time to watch a comedy when it’s just not funny.
Plot Summary: Serving as a spinoff gag manga of the original Hokuto no Ken series, the story is a parody of Fist of the North Star by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. It consists of page-long gags centered mainly on Souther, both within his final battle with Kenshiro and inserting himself into other parts of the series where he doesn’t belong. One recurring gag involves the kid with a turban repeatedly stabbing Souther in the leg every time he climbs the pyramid’s staircase, and another involves Rei suddenly transforming into Souther in his iconic moments.Read More
Just how many anime shorts are there this season? A new one showed up today. It seems there are still one or two more on their way that we haven’t seen yet. What is the point of all those anime shorts? I am really curious…
This one’s a bit different since they apparently created this show by using the rotoscoping method, which is, for as far as I can explain it, having a group of real actors and actresses play all scenes out in real life only so that the animators can then use that footage to recreate it as an animation. I’ll admit that it looks interesting.
The story, for as far as there is one, is not that great. It’s supposed to be scary but it’s not. It’s not at all scary. My little niece probably wouldn’t even find it scary.
I suppose it might be interesting to watch this just because of the way they’ve created this, but it certainly wouldn’t be for a nice scare. That probably won’t happen any time soon.
Plot Summary: There are cameras everywhere in the modern world, monitoring our lives 24/7. Those “eyes” have seen the world you do not know.Read More
I still remember writing about the first season. I know it was somewhere in 2012, but I still remember it quite well. It had an interesting start and a very good ending, which is something you don’t see very often anymore.
How could I not write about the second season? Watching Neko and that busty blonde makes it all worthwhile. And this season seems ever so promising now that we already know that Yashiro is the Silver King and that the Blue King’s time is almost up. I’m also hoping that we get to meet the other kings as well.
K has simply done very well. There are two season and a movie and I’m sure there’s more to come. I, at this point, just want to see Yashiro return to help deal with that JUNGLE nonsense. I’m not going to deny that the Green King is brilliant by obtaining clansmen this way. In fact, it gives the blue’s and red’s free target practice. I just want to see more of it.Read More
Wow, Jesus… Anime forum all over blew up over this one. I can’t really understand why to be very honest. I know that there was a similar show over twenty years ago in black and white, but this isn’t my kind of thing.
The artwork is not to my liking. They are simply trying too hard and, because it is pretty much a parody, it makes it all look a little cheap. It’s the kind of artwork that looks like it’s easy to draw, you know?
And this story… Fine… I’ll admit that I laughed. They basically make fun of other (well-known) shows in order to try and make you laugh.
Comedy fans that don’t mind watching some of their favourite shows get raped; eat your hearts out. This’ll be for you. I’m not sure if I will be following this since it isn’t my kind of comedy.
Plot Summary: Matsuno household has six naughty and mischievous sons (who are sextuplets), led by the eldest Osomatsu. They were grade schoolers back in the Shōwa period, but despite of still living in the same old household, the street view as well as the life style of modern day society have changed drastically.Read More