⚫ The live event celebrating the release of Fractale on DVD/BD went down today, and a number of reports from attendees have surfaces around the internet. It seems there were a few hundred attendees. The official description was that the venue holds up to 500 people and it was approximately a full house, but some seem to think that’s a clever way of putting it to exagerate the numbers. But the important thing is that it seems to have been a good event. Yamakan was on stage along with the seiyuu, Kobayashi Yuu, Tsuda Minami, Iguchi Yuka and Kana Hanazaa in cosplay (Kana-tan as Nessa would be cute to see!). (source | Better photo). By the way, the sad news is that Fractale bombed and it seems like Yamakan will go into some kind of temporary retirement.
⚫ It seems there were some cuts from the last episodes of Madoka Magica. The scenes are in the emergency center where Madoka and family were staying on Walpurgisnacht. LINK
⚫ Nana Mizuki will be voicing Saya in the new Blood anime, Blood-C. Awesome! This is definitely going to be better than Blood+! (source)
⚫ Niconico.com is an English-language version of the Nicovideo.jp website which came out recently. It’s really great to see the website launched in English, because Nicovideo’s unique format of allowing live comments on videos is really interesting and fosters a strong community. My biggest hope is that it will offer anime streaming and other events! LINK
⚫ Nichijou tops a poll for this season’s most disappointing anime (source). The rest of the anime in the ranking keep shifting positions, but Dog Days is also consistently up there. I’m kinda glad there are people on my side regarding Nichijou.
⚫ Madoka Magica’s imfdb page describes the weapons Homu-homu pulls out for the Walpurgisnacht party! LINK
⚫ The official site for upcoming anime, Kyousogiga by Toei is updated to include some character design artwork (which looks really awesome!). Definitely looking forward to this original anime. Here’s the premise:
“In a world where boundary between human and yokai worlds is no longer distinguishable, 3 different groups pursue for power. What is Count of Reality and Destruction of Negentrophy? Koto, a bishoujo who got out of maze of Java Work, chases the shadow of “Kuro Usagi (Black Rabbit)”. This is a story surrounding various people chasing Kuro Usagi in Kyoto, where time has stopped.”
## I’ve started watching Aim for the Top!, the original Gunbuster. Two episodes in and I’m definitely enjoying it, despite the fact that it feels a little out-dated in terms of the production quality and aesthetic. The science omake episodes are a fun and in-depth look at the science-fiction behind the anime. It’s cool to see such an old role of Norio Wakamoto’s, and a serious one at that. I can also now official laugh knowingly at INAZUMA KICK references.
Artbook: Kuroko no (hi)Album Oneesama no HIMITSU Kaizokuban
I truly share Kuroko’s passion for Onee-sama. DOWNLOAD.