Feb 29, 2012

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Secret Shungiku Nakamura project announced

Secret Shungiku Nakamura project announced

The April issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing’s Ciel Trés Trés magazine is announcing on Wednesday that there is a new anime from boys-love manga creator Shungiku Nakamura in the works.

According to a copy of the magazine issue that ANN obtained, “the ‘new anime’ in production that is being announced is not Hybrid Child.” The magazine already announced a Hybrid Child anime project last July. While Ciel Trés Trés says that the new anime is “still secret,” more details will be announced in the next issue of the magazine on March 30.

Nakamura’s Junjō Romantica manga already inspired two anime seasons in 2008, and Right Stuf licensed both for North America. A second anime series based on Nakamura’s Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi manga premiered last October, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

The second Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi anime series included an adaptation of Nakamura’s Junjō Romantica manga spinoff Junjō Mistake, and there was also a Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi original anime DVD last year.

Source: Manga News

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Feb 29, 2012

Posted by in Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!

Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! episode 08

Woohoo, I have been waiting all week for a new Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai episode! It was definitely worth the wait too! It’s really too bad that there hasn’t been any information yet on a possible season second, even though low-rating shows like Phi Brain have. It’s so unfair, not to mention stupid.

Anyway, the story continues as Yuuta starts his search for a new place to live. Last week’s episode didn’t end so well, seeing as he got a one moth notice to leave the apartment. That is so heavy, especially since he has to girls to look after. Still, he didn’t give up. He was willing to work more and more, just so that he could afford a place for them all to live. Say what you will about his lack of experience as a parent, but his determination to succeed is very impressive, and that’s something that cannot be denied. He works for hard for those three, making sure that they are well fed, have clothes on their backs, a proper education and a roof over their heads.

However, he couldn’t do it all alone. That’s no surprise, he’s just a young college student, give him a break. It’s a good thing that he has such good friends to help him in his time of need, because I doubt that most friends are that reliable. Still, I’m not so sure about that fat king of perversion. I knew he was a total lolicon, but he somehow managed to take that a level higher. I never even knew that it was possible. People like that should not be allowed to reproduce. Say what you want about him though, he did try his best in order to find him an apartment, although for the wrong reasons.

Meanwhile the girls were conversing with that old hag landlady. She was reprimanding that poor voice actress for being a little late on her rent, plain and simple. She really has no mercy, but it seems that we’ve found her weakness, her kryptonite (boy am I nerdy)! Not a minute too soon either, as Yuuta’s search wasn’t really going too well.

One thing led to another in which the girls, Hina-chan and Miu-chan, ended up at the landlady’s house for a bath. It seems that Hina, when being yelled at, started crying and accidently spilled ice cream over herself and the landlady. That’s when Yuuta came by to ask the landlady for a bit more time, when he saw that the shoes of Miu and Hina were lying inside. It seems that the landlady’s mother was none other than that nice old lady that used to give the girls ice popsicles. She decided to give him a chance, meaning that Yuuta and the girls are here to stay. See? All’s well that ends well.

Personal note: I know that the fat kind of perversion isn’t actually a paedophile, but I cannot help but find it rather disgusting. Being fond of children is one thing, but that is just ridiculous.

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Feb 29, 2012

Posted by in Ano Natsu de Matteru

Ano Natsu de Matteru episode 08

Wow, I did not expect this at all. I started watching this episode pretty soon, thinking I would see yet a lot more interruptions during good scenes. Sure, there were some minor interruptions, but that, just like my mind, was completely blown away by what happened during this week’s episode of Ano Natsu de Matteru.

The episode starts out like any other; Kaito is still being his ignorant self, Kanna is still foolishly after Kaito’s heart, Tetsurou is still trying to deal with Mio-chan after her brave confession, Mio-chan remained her old self, but with a new look and then there’s Remon, or more commonly known as the antichrist. She’s always up to something, and usually it’s no good. This time was no exception, but only this time she had Tetsurou’s sister to help her. My god, those two make a deadly combo when it comes to screwing up people’s everyday lives. The big one lures them into her trap, while the little one puts it all on film with a diabolic smile on her face.

Like I said; this week’s episode was no exception. It was yet again time for their annual festival, so it’s only natural for Remon to make her move. The group had very little time to enjoy the festival, seeing as Remon already put her plan in motion by dividing everyone in to pairs. Tetsurou got paired up with Mio, Kaito got paired up with Kanna and Remon stayed with Ichika. A mere coincidence you ask? I think not! Remon was constantly messing with Ichika’s head, filling it with pointless fiction in order to scare the living daylights out of her. Kanna and Kaito didn’t have any luck either, as Kanna realized that he showed very little interest in her. Poor goor…

Meanwhile Tetsurou and Mio were about to experience something entirely unexpected. Remember when I said that his sister was in on it? Well… This is where she decided to make her debut, by practically scaring those two to death. This is when they fell and accidently ended up kissing each other. Seriously, that sort of stuff only happens on TV. I can’t begin to count the times I fell in order to kiss dirt, oh well…

I have a feeling that we haven’t heard the last of this. I’m sure that things will become a little uncomfortable for them in the future. It’s nothing they can’t work out though, especially Mio-chan, seeing as she’s the one who probably enjoyed it the most, with her liking Tetsurou and all…

And that’s when it happened. I never would’ve imagined that it would happen during episode eight, but I can’t say that I’m disappointed. Ichika had gotten herself in a bit of a predicament. You see, her little ‘pet’, Rinnon, had somehow managed to activate the emergency signal on their spaceship. That’s when this strange S.O.S. thing came plummeting down to earth.

Keep in mind that Kaito, who came to Ichika’s aid, leaving Kanna behind, has now laid eyes on this thing, but he was as cool as a cucumber. Hell, he tried to fight it so that Ichika could get away. Poor boy ended up getting hurt, but it was nothing that Ichika’s alien technology couldn’t fix. I guess that this story is about to take whole different direction now that Kaito has found out about Ichika’s little secret. Man, I really want to see what happens! Hurry up, pleaseee~!

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Feb 28, 2012

Posted by in Bakuman 2

Bakuman 2 episode 21

I was looking forward to this week’s episode of Bakuman. I found this week’s episode rather aggravating, but maybe that’s just me. I had hoped to see some improvement, but that was not the case. I think that we can expect a huge cliff-hanger to prepare us for the third season.

The story continues as the boys actually managed to cancel their serialization. Their assistants were a little bit surprised at first, but they agreed that those two weren’t meant for pointless comedy. It must be very shameful to suddenly hear people speak badly about Tanto, but it couldn’t have been a big surprise. Moritaka and Akito didn’t like it either, as it was all Gorou’s idea in the first place. Still, we can’t put all the blame on him, seeing as both Moritaka and Akito could’ve declined his idea. In the end they did not, they just went along with it, hoping it would turn out to be a hit.

Meanwhile Gorou came up with other idea’s to get the boys serialized. Remember; they only have three chances to get serialized, otherwise their contracts at Shonen Jack will be terminated. Gorou knew this, but he still came with stupid ideas. He didn’t waste just one opportunity either, oh no… he just had to waste two of them. That means that the boys only have one chance left.

They started with an adaption of their Money & Intelligence one-shot, hoping it would get accepted by the serialization committee. Their second attempt was with some strange mainstream-fantasy manga, but that one did even worse than their first submission. Gorou, thanks to Akira’s advice, wasted two opportunities to get them serialized.

My god… It all comes down to this… It’s their final chance to submit something good to the serialization committee. I don’t fancy their chances, even with Akira’s help. They need to think of something themselves, instead of constantly relying on the ideas of editors.  I’m sure that they could come up with a masterpiece, if only they tried. Besides, Akito is married now, so he has a lot of new responsibilities now, which means that he could definitely use a hit right now.

Like I said earlier; this week’s episode was pretty aggravating. The boys need to stop relying on their editors, but more on themselves. They have the talent, the motivation and the means to create a master piece. If only the realized it. Either way; something tells me that next week’s episode will tell us a lot more about their upcoming project.

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Feb 28, 2012

Posted by in Phi Brain

Phi Brain episode 21

Here we go again with all the deadly puzzles. I just took a peek at the show’s ratings, my god… They are at an all-time low. I also noticed that nobody actually discusses Phi Brain anymore, that use to be different, at least in the beginning anyway. Just a few more episodes though, I’ll make it through somehow.

The episode focusses on Kaito’s awakening as a Phi Brain Child. He seems to be accelerating even quicker now. Every time he enters that state he just loses control. He can no longer see the people around them, he can no longer hear their voices, hell; de doesn’t even know they exist at that point. You have to be pretty messed up if you reach that point. Also, he seems to be solving puzzles in record time, which would be a clear sign of his accelerated awakening. Luke seems to be having the time of his life, bastard. I seriously can’t stand those types of characters.

Anyway… Things just keep getting worse for Kaito. He is constantly neglecting his friends, telling them to keep away. These are the times when you actually need the, but no, not Kaito. He just keeps pushing them further away as they try to help him more and more. It’s a good thing that they don’t listen, as they just keep coming back for him. He’s lucky to have friends like them.

I have been wondering about one thing though. Why does he keep accepting these puzzles? Sure, he has that “I’m going to solve each and every puzzle” mentality, but he has the option to decline. Take this episode for example; none of his friends were held hostage, Gammon was nowhere to be found, he would accomplish anything by solving it and his state only got worse by solving it. I do not pity him at all, he has only himself to blame for accepting to solve all these ridiculous puzzles. No excuses!

However, I can’t say that they keep doing the same stuff over and over. They showed us something interest this time. It seems that Luke, who we all know is a Phi Brain Child as well, is awakening as well. Or maybe he already awakened? Either way; he’s there, his eye glows and he’s bad to the core. Kill him with fire! No seriously, kill him with fire!

Finally I would like to end this post by saying that I will continue posting when the second season arrives. Phi Brain was fun during the first few episodes, but it’s actually becoming pretty annoying. Watching this week’s Phi Brain episode almost felt like a chore, seriously. That just can’t be a good sign. Funny thing is; it’s not just me. I see many negative comments about Phi Brain, some true, some overreacted, but negative nonetheless. Shame…

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