As I won’t be able to make a post tonight, and some interesting stuff came out last night, I thought I’d prepare this morning version instead! I’m calling it ‘Morning Rescue!”
⚫ Volume 6 of the Railgun manga is out! link I’m pretty sure this volume marks the end of the epic Sisters’ Arc, which was about 300,000 times better in this manga than in the Index TV-anime! I’ve said it before, and I”ll say it again, give the Railgun manga a go!
⚫ Infinite Stratos Volume 1 will come with a special short-novel. Looks like it gives plenty of love to France, and features swimsuits! link
⚫ Weekly DVD/BD sales numbers are out! New entries:
Keion vol. 6: 26,397 BD (3,718 DVD)
Amagami SS 8: 4,324 BD (1,690 DVD)
Asobi ni Ikuyo 6: 1,929 BD
Kuragehime 1: 422 BD .. seriously, that’s too cruel. I think Shiki did better than that (which I’m totally okay with btw).
⚫ Next-season anime Lotte no Omocha has had a sudden official name change! It is now Asutarotte no Omocha! I’m not sure what they mean Asutarotte to be (Asterotte maybe?), but it’s likely the change was related to the fact that there’s a large company in Japan called Lotte (http://www.lotte.co.jp/). The manga is still called Lotte no Omocha.
⚫ The ED for Softenni (next-season anime) will be sung by the lovely Kanae Itou! Kanae Itou is one of those few seiyuus I follow closely, after falling in love with her first role as Amu in Shugo Chara! She has an adorable voice. source
⚫ The latest ranking using torne(toru) numbers is out. I admit I don’t actually know what torne/toru data is, and I don’t really have the time to investigate at the moment. I assume it’s some kind of survey group. But anyway, this ranking is of the most popular anime this season! What’s interesting is that Madoka Magica isn’t in the top 5! Even more interestingly, Fractale is second! Maybe that’s a sign that it really does have much higher ratings than Fractale. The top place is taken by Level E. Infnite Stratos being 3rd is no surprise, but Yumekui Merry coming 5th is a pleasant surprise. source
⚫ A complaint was made to the BPO about the scene in Madoka Magica episode 3 (you know the one!). The complaint goes on to mention that the script-writer (Gen Urobochi) has said that he’s going to try to shock every week after then, and used that to argue that it uses cruelty a a marketing technique. That may be true, but this is a pretty weak argument. Nothing will come of it. (source)
⚫ The new season of Seikon no Qwaser begins on the 11th of April, and airs on Tokyo MX, Chiba TV and AT-X. The director’s cut (uncensored) version airs on Anime One. (source)
⚫ The OVA, .Hack//Quantum, will air on Tokyo MX! (source
⚫ The Hen Zemi (OVA) OP, Punctuation, will get a CD release. (source)