⚫ New ‘Monster Princess’ anime has been announced! Most people seem to think it will be an OVA. (source
⚫ The third Ika Musume BD sold over 9000 copies in its first week! This is interesting because the first two volumes sold only around 6000 in their initial week. The key factor here is the inclusion of a special mini-Ika figure in this release. Extras do make a big impact on sales!
⚫ Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki, an RPG series, has had an anime green-lit. This is big news for me because of the staff handling it. The director will be Masaki Tachibana, who’s rapidly becoming one of my favourite anime directors around. He’s done Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 and .Hack//Quantum. His stellar work on Quantum has obviously shown that he’s a good guy to go to for a fantasy RPG adaptation! The character designer is Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0), who I’m not nearly as keen on. The script is handled by Makoto Uezu, again, not one of my favourites. However, I am confident that Masaki Tachibana will produce a quality work here! The few screencaps shown on the official site are appealing link.
⚫ There’s a lot of semi-humorous chatter going down online in Japan in regards to the new Keion manga being set in university/college. As I expected, there are lots of comments to the effect of ‘College girls aren’t interesting’ and ‘I’ll rage if they get boyfriends’! The dark-side of the Keion fandom is finally being revealed! It’s probably just a handful of outspoken people, but I’ll be interested to see how the new manga goes.
⚫ The OP for next-season anime C youtube link.