⚫ The release of Index II volume 1 contained a Ika Musume parody in the Index-tan omake segment, and the staff and production committee for Ika Musume were apparently surprised to hear of it. It seems that it was a parody done without consent. source
⚫ Anime Announcement: Gokichya!! – based on a manga featuring the moe personifications of cockroaches. Yeah, you read that right, cockroaches! I agree with things being given a moe makeover, but cockroaches is pushing it a little even for me! Twitter reactions from Japanese otaku bordered between disgust and interest! Images: #1 #2, and the manga #1. ANN link.
⚫ The top 10 best-selling DVDs of December last year! #1 It’s pretty clear that moe and ero anime dominate sales. You’ve got Keion on top, followed by OreImo, then AB, Strike Witches 2, BRS, Motto to Love Ru, Ika Musume, Samurai Girls, HotD, Amagami SS. This list was part of a TV-program, and they showed this screencap for Strike Witches DVD. Doesn’t it make you wonder why it’s okay to show it now, but not for the airing of the anime itself?
⚫ Junichi Satou’s popular OVA anime, Tamayura will be getting a TV-anime adaptation! source
⚫ Baka Test season 2 will start airing this summer. source
A visual guide to the week in anime/otaku news and distractions! Hopefully this new post format is useful and fun for people. It was a pretty interesting week in the otaku-verse, with lots of anime adaptation announcements (including more movies announcements), and of course, a good supply of high-quality ero pictures from the monthly magazines, Megami and Nyantype.
Please comment to share your thoughts, observations, additions, corrections, et cetera! Let’s get a discussion going! I really want to know what people think of this post format, so I’m encouraged to continue doing them every week.