Mar 31, 2013

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Second Teekyuu season green-lit

Second Teekyuu season green-lit

The “Earth Star Anime Matsuri” event at Anime Contents Expo announced on Sunday that a second season has been green-lit for the Teekyū comedy television anime. The season will premiere this July.

Piyo’s original manga centers around a girls’ tennis team. (The title is a wordplay on a Japanese term for tennis, teikyū.) However, the four high school girls on the team hardly play any actual tennis.

Piyo launched the manga in Earth Star Entertainment’s Comic Earth Star magazine in early 2012, and the first anime season was announced just months later on the manga’s first book volume. Earth Star Entertainment claims that this is the fastest television anime adaptation ever. Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired in Japan.

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Mar 31, 2013

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Pupa anime green-lit

Pupa anime green-lit

The “Earth Star Anime Matsuri” event at Anime Contents Expo announced on Sunday that an anime adaptation of Sayaka Mogi’s Pupa manga is in the works.

The “life-and-death sibling” story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis — into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.

Mogi launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Comic Earth Star magazine in 2011, and Earth Star Entertainment published the third compiled book volume this past January.

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Mar 31, 2013

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Second Magi season green-lit

Second Magi season green-lit

The final episode of the Magi television anime series ended with an announcement that a sequel has been green-lit for this fall. The setting of the sequel will be Magnostadt.

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Mar 31, 2013

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT episode 12

And so it ends… Not! There is definitely going to be another season. There has to be, otherwise this must’ve been the worst ending in anime history, for sure. How could we call this an ending when nothing, nothing at all has ended?

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_12_[202AA39D].mkv_snapshot_05.09_[2013.03.30_23.50.12]I already thought it was strange when Kodaka spent the first half with Aoi, that funny little red-head, and the student council president, a strange girl that seems to be quite ambitious. You don’t spend that much time on those characters during the very last episode, you just don’t, so that’s when I knew that this wasn’t the last we’ve seen of these guys.

Also, things took an even stranger turn when the rest took notice of Kodaka’s absence. So what? The guy decided to help out the student council with some of their chores, who cares? That’s no reason to abandon the club, which would prove that you only go there in the first place because Kodaka is usually there.

[Mazui]_Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_-_12_[202AA39D].mkv_snapshot_19.35_[2013.03.30_23.53.24]It took every bit of effort to not skip through that fighting scene with Rika. I love that character, but sometimes she really does get to you. Still, at least it answered one of my questions. I was wondering why she recorded Kodaka in the nurses office that day, I guess now we know. Well played, Rika-chan.

I’m going to leave things here, just like Yozora left at the very end. You call this an ending? All the characters part ways and one of them was so devastated that she actually left? Yeah… That has Japan written all over it. Only in Japan do you see these things. A normal person would’ve given the viewer a clue or at least a better ending (one that actually ends something). Oh well, I guess we can’t always get what we want…

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Mar 31, 2013

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Chihayafuru 2 episode 12

There is so much that I want to say right now, but I’ll keep it as clear and short as possible. I have no other choice right now; I’m very busy now that Easter is here, forcing me to spend time with my family and whatnot.

[HorribleSubs] Chihayafuru S2 - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.15_[2013.03.30_23.49.00]I know I usually speak highly for Chihayafuru, and for good reason. The show’s great. There’s one thing I don’t like about it though; I hate it when they build up the story during almost every match. It always started out badly for them, cards get taken and players lose their focus, only to have them turn up the heat after they’ve realised that they can do better. I’m not entirely sure, but isn’t that how almost all of their matches have gone? Always build up the drama and win during the last few minutes of the episode, that’s the way it usually goes here.

[HorribleSubs] Chihayafuru S2 - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.31_[2013.03.30_23.49.34]I’m kind of happy that Kanade has grown though during these past few episodes. I remember her as that shy girl that was reluctant about playing competitive Karuta. That girl is no more, she matured into a fine young lady that doesn’t hold back when kicking her opponent’s ass. Besides, I think she’s even cuter than Chihaya to be honest.

Let me guess; they are going to encounter a few more bumps during next week’s episode; Chihaya is going to lose a few more cards after her opponent gets serious, so that forces Chihaya to play even better. It’s going to be one of those struggles, probably. It would be kind of disappointing if I’m right though.

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