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.
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A photo of the upcoming Kirino & Kuroneko Nendoroids from Goodsmile! I like that Kuroneko is on a Tatami mat. Would Saori come with a tea set?!
A Madoka Magica (upcoming original SHAFT anime) poster from this month’s Megami magazine shows the anime designs. Not being a fan of Ume Aoki’s designs, it’s nice to see them altered in the anime form. It really doesn’t look like Hidamari Sketch at all!
The anime character designs for the adaptation of visual novel, Steins;Gate have been released. This is significant because the original game art/designs were done by huke, famous for his Black Rock Shooter artworks. They seem a little plain, but I don’t dislike them.
Unique hair style for this girl.
I don’t want his route ;p
This character intruiges me.
An example of huke’s original art.
The MM! DVD/BD releases are confirmed to include some erotic bonus clips! Great news, now I can get the ecchi MM! has to offer without the pain of wactching the series!
MM! Blu-ray preview!
This is a poster for P.A Work’s upcoming original anime, Hana Saku Iroha. More art is leaking out for this anime, and the more I see the wowed I am by the incredble cute art!
The Hana Saku Iroha character designs in more detail. They all look so adorable!
Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka designs. They’re a bit cute, but there’s a certain aura missing. I’m glad to see the anime will be including the fanservice of the manmga though (panty-shot, top right!)
Sukumizu poster of the three Ore Imo otaku! Kuroneko is looking dangerously molestable there!
Truly awesome Panty & Stocking cosplay!
Madoka Magica poster with all of Ume Aoki’s designs.
Kud Wafter ero mousepads! I want one almost as much as I wanna play the game! Kud is just dangerously cute!
Massive Milky Holmes ad on the Media Land building.
Gintama starting again in April next year!
A store decided to put up a display showing an array of GONZO’s excellent works! Not sure I agree with the list, but it’s nice to see they have a good legacy in some corners (like the discount corner .. nishishishi)
Alright people, it’s time to decide/argue over the best imouto character of 2010!! My vote? Well that’s obvious: Last Order! Misaka wa Misaka wa daisuki na imouto da!
Official website opened and cast/staff information released for upcoming TV-anime adaptation, Nekogami Yaoyorozu! The designs look really cute, and it seems like it’ll be a fun little anime. It’s from the G.A Art Design class core staff!
~oho *horny Kirino laugh*, an official Ika dakimakura (hug pillow!), and it’s desifnitely got an ero tone to it! A lot of comments I’ve read have said they can’t find Ika sexually appealing, but I don’t have to worry about that because I don’t watch the anime! It would definitely be a nice pillow cover.
Fafner movie announced. One of the many new anime movies coming our way.
Haimura Kiyotaka (Index light novel illustrator) drew the cover of Dengeki Bunko, featuring the two foremost Dengeki heroines Index and Misaka! As expected, his art makes them look utterly chraming, from the elegant hair down to their youthful radiance.
Promotion for the new fripside CD on the back of a bus featuring Saten and Uiharu!
Anime Announcement: Hyouge-mono (historical, seinen manga adaptation), for NHK!
The latest release of the To Love Ru Darkness manga has attracted attention for its delightful erotic scenes! It’s so hot it may as well become an 18+ manga!
Nyantype ‘January’ issue poster compilation image. Not the best issue but Sora’s looking pretty hot in her Yosuga no Sora poster!
Megami magazine ‘January’ issue poster compilation image. Some cute posters here, for Index, Madoka Magica, and Nanoha movie version. There’s also a nice poster for upcoming anime Infinite Stratos, and I like the yuri pose being shared by Sanya and Eila.
Sexy Hayate no Gotoku santa image, which comes with a christmas present: news that HnG will be getting a movie version! Honestly, I’m not sure how this will work in movie format.
Anime Announcement: Ore-tachi Tsubasa wa nai (based on a visual novel by NAVEL), to be handled by studio NOMAD. Check ANN for the staff. I think the staff list looks fairly mediocre.
K-ON parody in the Panty & Stocking music video!
The World God Only Knows billboard.
Bath scene in latest Ika Musume episode. Nice!
Art for Lotte no Omocha anime (based on manga from illustrator of Baka Test LN series). Looks cute and loli! The premise is also quite naughty, so we’ll see how they handle the anime! Voice samples were also recently released and suggest Rie Kugimiya having a role!
Keen observers noted that Kirino dropped the same panties that she wore in episode 4. Kirino’s underwear has a fan following!
Really cool photo to illustrate the real-life setting of Junichi Satou’s OVA series, Tamayura!
I like this cap from Milky Holmes episode 9.
Anime Announcement: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée. The story seems interesting, and the art is cute.
Haha, nicely done! Ika ink dispensor?
Ika Musume drawn in many different anime art styles. The Crayon Shin-chan version suits her shockingly well.
Haha I cracked up over this! A guide to the hair styles of Shiki! The thermal updraft is about the coolest term for a hairstyle ever. Seriously though, that village has one demented barber.
The World God Only Knows hug pillow! Bloomers <3
Another The World God Only Knows hug pillow, but not a very interesting one..
Honestly, I found this PV lacking punch. I can’t really comment on the story, not having read the novel, but the art in the anime feels a bit bland.
Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka PV
I’m also fairly neutral towards this trailer, but it’s good to see that the ecchi beats from the manga remain intact, and the animation is of good quality.