⚫ The important announcement for Full Metal Panic turned out to not be another anime series (damn!), but instead a new spin-off story set 10 years after the events of the original. It’s good news that the story is continuing, but I want to see more anime, dammit! (source)
⚫ Noitamina ratings this week were favourable again, at 2.80% (average over the two-episode timeslot). I expect that it peaked considerably higher while Ano Hana was airing, but was pulled down by C’s performance. But because of the way they give out the ratings, this is just a hunch. (source). To put this in context, I think I might do a post listing Noitamina’s performance over the years.
⚫ Hatsune Miku used in car advertisement outside of Japan? Check. Toyota is using Hatsune Miku in a commercial for the new Corolla. Check out the page on the Toyota website here. This is a pretty awesome idea, but that drawing of Miku is..horrible.
⚫ Official Daily Menma sound-clips LINK
⚫ Hourou Musuko sold 1056 Blu-rays, beating Fractale by about 200. I didn’t expect things to turn out this way when last season started, but I am glad that Hourou sold more (even if it’s still very little), because it seemed to have much more thought and effort put into it. (source)
⚫ The official web-page for the new Last Exile has been updated with new character designs. I have to say, the characters look great! Range Murata is just awesome. LINK