⚫ A new 4-koma manga magazine is starting soon: Manga Time Kirara Miracle. The magazine’s catch-phrase is ‘[enjoy] 4koma more freely!’ and it promises to bring a variety of works with an aim to feature cute heroines! The first volume comes out on the 16th of March. I just want to know how many of the manga will feature furigana! source
⚫ Seitokai no Ichizon XXXX announcement! Yes, they actually announced that a new SOMETHING has been decided for the Seitokai no Ichizon series. But we won’t know just what that something is until Dragon Magazine’s May issue. I’m guessing it’s an OVA, but I’m hoping for another TV-anime. Although sales weren’t amazing, they were good enough that a new season wouldn’t be impossible (average of at least 4000).
⚫ This manga ‘Tenshi no Katte’ looks incredibly sexy! Looks like the general concept is that Angels, who happen to all be sexy girls, don’t wear clothes. So it’s a pretty full-on nudity manga. I’m okay with this. http://cartoonworld.blog120.fc2.com/blog-entry-1928.html
⚫ An official book for the (amazing) key animation work on BONES’ Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_3f888b910100s919.html There are a lot of pictures of the genga and layouts on that blog, and it includes some really memorable scenes from Yoshimichi Kameda, Hironori Tanaka and others. I think I might try and get my hands on it.
## So, I watched a bunch of anime today. Here are my thoughts:
Madoka #7: Not a bad episode, but the show has yet to throw another punch on the same level as episode 3. I’ve become much more fond of Kyouko after hearing her somewhat tragic backstory, but that’s offset by a decreasing interest in the other characters. The silhouette action sequence did look pretty cool, but my opinion of SHAFT is so jaded I couldn’t help but wonder if it wasn’t a bit of a money or time-saving technique.
Infinite Stratos #7: This show is now all about Charles! Seriously, this reverse trap has stolen my heart and every one else’s, and there was some pretty top-tier fanservice of her this week!
Index #19: This arc is made of so much win, it really makes you realise how awful the last couple of arcs have been. After the glorious and fanservicey fun of the imouto-clones and Last Order running around, this episode turns up the ante with the entry of a new villain who’s a match for even the mighty Accelerator! Accelerator getting punched is a big moment for the show, because it’s such a difficult thing to do! Also, as a proud fan of Last Order/Accelerator, this was a milestone episode because it dug deeper than usual into Accelerator’s feelings. I still think he ought to replace Touma as the main character.
Yumekui Merry #7: Beach episodes are always great! Highlights: Merry in a school swimsuit, a really awesome and psychotic new villain, Isana’s dad being badass!
Gundam Unicorn ep 3 Preview (first 8 minutes)
Nichijou PV2(first 8 minutes)