Dec 31, 2012

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Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku anime green-lit

Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku anime green-lit

A wooden ema prayer plaques hung in offering at Washinomiya Shrine, the Tokyo area’s oldest shrine and a real-life backdrop for the Lucky Star anime series, has announced that an anime adaptation of Kagami Yoshimizu’s Lucky Star spinoff manga Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku (The Miyakawa Family’s Hunger) manga is in the works. The manga is based on the Lucky Star Moe Drill game series and centers around big sister Hinata Miyakawa and little sister Hikage Miyakawa’s impoverished daily life at home (due to Hinata’s wasteful habits) and Hikage’s life at elementary school.

Yoshimizu launched the manga in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp H’s magazine in 2008, and it moved to the publisher’s Monthly Comp Ace magazine and occasionally COMPTIQ magazine after Comp H’s ended. Kadokawa published the first compiled book volume in June.

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Dec 31, 2012

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Bakuman 3 episode 13

Okay, what to say, what to say… Seriously, what do I say? Must I focus on Tooru’s loss? Or perhaps the idiot that has been messing around with Perfect Crime Party’s (PCP for short) reputation? I was actually surprised that Moritaka took control this time. It’s usually Akito, isn’t it?

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_13_[720p][4191982D].mkv_snapshot_06.46_[2012.12.31_00.08.27]Those who read my posts frequently know that I only write about what really caught my attention. A lot caught my attention during this episode, which makes writing about it a pain in my delicate, unspoiled behind. I suppose it comes with the territory when you create a manga about doable mischief. I’m calling it mischief because Moritaka and Akito claim that it’s not a manga about crime, even though the manga goes by the name of Perfect Crime Party. It’s too late to deny it at this point, wouldn’t you, the viewers, agree?

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_13_[720p][4191982D].mkv_snapshot_16.05_[2012.12.31_00.09.31]Anyway, the fact that Shinta actually went to see Takuro kind of astonished me. Shinta has a good heart, despite his “unique” personality. I bet he, too, couldn’t believe how fat he had gotten. Hell, I bet he was more astonished about that than the fact that he was reduced to a mere street artist. Mind you; street artists sometimes do awesome things. Too bad that Kazuya took him in…

But enough about him and his petty problems. Let’s focus more on how Moritaka and Akito managed to turn that whole situation around. I was impressed when they used the PCP-wannabe to point out that their manga wasn’t about inspiring people to do bad things, but rather how clever the characters in PCP are. God, I can’t wait to see what happens next week. It should be very interesting now that Eiji has made a move.

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Dec 30, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 12

Yeah, this is one way to do it… If you’re going to make a third season and all, then why not make the second season’s ending way too obvious? It’s very simple and very obvious, indeed. I like it! It actually saves me the trouble of having to worry about it being the end.

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.33_[2012.12.28_23.39.56]Everyone knows how the previous episode ended. I, too, thought that it was way too strange to introduce a new enemy before the very last episode. That’s when I knew that this wouldn’t be the end. There are many more Medaka Box arcs, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to see an animated version of the next arc in the near future.

During this episode we get to know a bit more about Misogi, probably the creepiest little brat you’ll ever see on your screen. We learn more about his powers, about the people he hung out with and, of course, about his interests. It’s not about whether or not we would like to know more about him. The question is; do we have a choice?

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.21_[2012.12.28_23.41.03]Misogi, to me, seemed like a clear case psychopath. He kills people as though it’s natural, thinks of nothing but himself and looks at everything so negatively. He’s a menace. He needs to be defeated soon, although that probably won’t be as easy and one would expect. His ability, All Fiction, allows him to bend reality to his will.

It’s definitely an unbalanced character. I would like to see if Medaka can master his ability as well, although I’m afraid we will have to wait until the next season to see anything of the sort. I definitely won’t be reading the manga. I would like to be surprised when the third season comes out.

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Dec 29, 2012

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Jormungand: Perfect Order episode 12

Uhm… Okay… Well, this was strange. Was this episode their way of telling us that it’s safe to expect a third Jormungand season? I truly hope so, because this ending would be kind of disappointing if that weren’t the case.

[Asenshi] Jormungand Perfect Order - 24 [nograin][C51D004B].mkv_snapshot_12.17_[2012.12.28_23.22.16]The episode started out as one would expect… Jonah was still with Kasper and his crew. They do the same things Koko does, but only rougher. A lot rougher. Jonah, after spending two years with Kasper and his crew, had reached his boiling point and decided to leave Kasper and his crew behind. Kasper, too, already foresaw him leaving, and so he came up with a plan that would somewhat benefit them both. Basically, all Jonah got was the guarantee that those orphans were still cared for, and that they each get a fair shot at trying to go to college. Those three were Jonah’s objective to begin with when it comes to dealing with Kasper, so no surprise there.

[Asenshi] Jormungand Perfect Order - 24 [nograin][C51D004B].mkv_snapshot_22.20_[2012.12.28_23.22.51]I’m not sure I like how Jonah walked straight back to Koko’s crew. I had hoped that he would’ve put up more of a fight. I had hoped that he would’ve come up with a few demands for his employment. But no, he came back like a good little doggy. Frankly, as unimportant as that may sound, that was the only thing about the entire season that I didn’t like. It was that good!

It has been one hell of a ride watching both Jormungand seasons. I can only hope that we get to see another after this, after all, we never got to see how Koko changes the world with her master plan. That is part of the reason why I think that there’s going to be another season. They left many other clues behind, so one cannot help but speculate, you know? We can only hope I’m right at this point…

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Dec 28, 2012

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Silver Spoon anime green-lit

Silver Spoon anime green-lit

2013′s seventh issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing next month that Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon manga is being adapted into a television anime. Arakawa launched this manga about a boy’s life in an agricultural school last year, after finishing Fullmetal Alchemist the year before.

In its report on this year’s Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) winner, Media Factory’s Da Vinci magazine had said that the manga “seems to have anime adaptation plans” like several previous winners have had. Da Vinci noted that all of the previous winners — 2008′s Gaku – Minna no Yama, 2009′s Chihayafuru, 2010′s Thermae Romae, and 2011′s March comes in like a lion — all received major boosts after their wins.

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