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When the next of these posts is completed, it will be 2011! Looking forward to what a whole new year will bring!
More Madoka Magica character designs revealed, including Madoka’s Mother, Father, and younger brother! Apparently the Father is a house-husband (which is pretty WTF for anime, really), and her mother is a sexy working lady (there was a lot of commenting on her attractiveness and doujin-worthiness!)
Volume 1 of Ika Musume came out recently and people have dutifully made up comparison images of the animation corrections done for the DVD/BD release! Above is the TV broadcast, and below is the BD version. The changes are subtle, but they do help! #1
Anime Announcement: Baby Princess is getting a 3D anime! Baby Princess is a light novel (and manga) series serialised, the story of which is guided by reader input! Apparently it’s a bishoujo story in which the protagonist is living with a family of 19 girls. Sounds like an epic harem, doesn’t it? It’ll be an OVA and, most interestingly, it will be done in 3D (that is, 2D animation but cane be viewed in 3D using glasses). Awesome! A couple of anime are starting to use this 3D idea..
Here’s a really nice scan of Baby Princess (character designs look great)! The core staff are also announced, and have already been added to the ANN page. Looks like the animation production will be fairly average, but with the staff involved it could be fun for an ecchi or romantic comedy!
After much waiting, the new Haruhi novel, The Shock of Haruhi Suzumiya will be released next year on the 25th of May. 2 volumes will be released simultaneously!
Oh wow, this is a really great fan cosplay of Kuroneko (from OreImo)! Very cute!
The main cast of the OVA series, Tamayura together for an event to celebrate the BD/DVD release! From left to right: (Director) Junichi Satou, Ayana Takekatsu, Kana Asumi, Yuko Gibu, Yuka Iguchi.
Manga, アイマス2 (IM@S2, short for Idol M@ster 2) is starting in 3 Dengeki Magazines (Daiou, Maou and G’s) from February next year! The Idol M@ster franchise is still alive and kicking!
Message of gratitude from Star Driver to its viewers!
A manga has been announced for a side-story of upcoming original anime, Madoka Magica. The manga’s title is Kazumi Magika. I like the sexy image accompanying the announcement!
This fetching pillow-cover/dakimakura will apparently be sold at C79.. oh god.. it’s beautiful! Saten & Uiharu!!
wwww… Introducing a new ona-hole (masturbation device) character: Tako-musume! The resemblance to a certain aggressive squid is striking! So terrible.. haha
This chart shows the anticipation of next season anime based on how much it’s talked about (y-axis) and how highly it is thought of (x-axis). Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka and Level E are in good standing in both axes, whole Fractale and Yumekui Merry are posted about a lot, but not in such a good light..
Here are the 19 sisters in Baby Princess! The first (eldest) sister is at the top left, and then going down to the right chronologically! I like that this anime will have the full spectrum of girls, from the range of lolis to the older girls! Discussion on 2channel has turned to, “what’s your strike zone?”.
There is a Kuroneko ‘bath event’ in the OreImo PSP game!!
new Steins;Gate visual revealed! What do you think? It seems to have a nice aura! Someone mentioned that it’s reminiscent of Durarara, which is pretty undeniable!
Promotional image from the upcoming anime, Girls’ Work. it looks really cute! That’s a good design too, isn’t it?
Madoka Magica featured on the cover of the newest Megami magazine! She’s looking quite adorable here! It’s the aura of something that will sell!
Upcoming anime about a young erotic-novel writer, R-15 has had a studio and director confirmation: Studio: AIC, Director: Click here to find out more! Munenori Nawa (Kiss X Sis, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu). Hmm.. not sure what to think.
Luccini’s birthday was on the 24th! Omedetou!! Also, this cake is pretty clever haha.
Light novel series, Mahou Shoujo wo Wasurenai is getting a live-action film to be shown next year! Eh? They’re skipping an anime?? :\
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru now has panty-shots, thanks to the BD release!
An eroge by Feng is getting a TV-anime adaptation for next April: Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi. It seems very generic, and the staff aren’t exactly inspiring (although I think it’s the director’s first job as series director, which could have unexpected results).
The front-cover of the next issue of Comptiq magazine features Lucky Star and the issue will apparently include a surprising announcement for the series. Most predictions are for a BD Box, or potentially another OVA. The latter would be great!
Poster for the next Macross F movie, The Wings of Goodbye! This is a fucking cool poster. Goddamn.
キタァァァ! Fate/Zero anime has been announced, studio: ufotable (who are now doing all Type Moon’s stuff it seems!), director: Click here to find out more! Ei Aoki (Girls Bravo, Horou Musuko).
This Haiyore Nyaruko-san keyboard caught my eye! It’ll be sold at comiket 79 at the GA booth. They have a heap of other sexy stuff, check it all out here.
T-arts is releasing a new set of 400yen capsule toys for Railgun! They look good. Kuroko is in her notorious ero-bikini!
This Kirino and Kuroneko bedsheet is one of the many awesome OreImo products being sold at C79! View more here.
With the new issue of Nyantype came a superb bunnygirl-themed 2011 calender! View the scans here. I think the Railgun one is just amazingly sexy!
Some pics of Jump Fest taken by Earl Box
Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka Live-Action CM
New Yumekui Merry CM
⚫ Seitokai Yakuindomo is getting an OVA
⚫ Looks like GOSICK will be 2-cour, as a media release to the press contained episode info for 24 eps.
⚫ nico douga announced 5 anime titles from this season to be shown: Kore Zombie, Mitsudomoe, Rio RainbowGate, Cardfight vanguard, Ochinko
⚫ Preview Yumekui OP/ED by Iosys
⚫ Amazon.com’s best selling toys of 2010 dominated by BRS and Keion (