⚫ The new Haruhi novel topped Amazon’s “first half of the year” ranking for books in Japan. Nice.
⚫ Today’s big news: Shakugan no Shana season 3 has been announced! (source). Shakugan no Shana III (Final) will air this fall season. The source is an early photo from the next issue of Dengeki Bunko.
⚫ Yesterday’s big news: Following the amazing new wave of original anime, Production I.G has announced a new TV-anime to be airing on noitamina. The anime is titled Guilty Crown, and it has some interesting staff. The first name that leaps out is Ryo (from supercell) handling the music. The second name that hits you is redjuice( also from the band Supercell), who is handling the character designs. This is quite an unusual set-up for an anime, and it’s immediately intriguing. Araki Tetsurou (Death Note, HotD) is an experienced and proficient director, and Hiroyuki Yoshino, who has done a lot of really popular series, is handling the story. This has definitely caught my attention!
⚫ Another noitamina TV-anime: UN-GO by Studio BONES and rumored to be directed by Seiji Mizushima (FMA, Gundam 00). So this means Production I.G and BONES each have 2 noitamina anime this year!
⚫ According to ANN, Kadokawa Shoten’s BookWalker app for iOS devices lists Makoto Sanda’s Rental Magica: Mahō Tsukai to Kamikakushi light novel as having an “anime adaptation in the works.” Nearly three hours after the listing was made public, the listing’s text remains unchanged. There was already a Rental Magica anime television series in 2007. I’m guessing it’s a mistake. I’m pretty sure the Rental Magica anime wasn’t a raging success and it’s probably past its prime for an adaptation.
⚫ Not strictly (or even vaguely) anime related, but anything that takes the piss out of Apple is more than okay with me! LINK
## I’m feeling strangely exhausted tonight. A friend came over after work and we had a couple of pretty epic games of Weiss Schwarz (we won one game each!) and then I showed him Azazel-san episode 9! That was good fun. I’m now looking at getting the Katanagatari and Disgea 4 extra sets after Railgun/Index II Boosters turned out to be disappointing (they didn’t blend with my deck’s strategy at all!).
Collaboration PV! Sora no Otoshimono movie, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi, Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka season 2
It’s seems odd to have the most footage we’ve seen yet for both Itsuka and the Sora no Otoshimono movie lumped together in this Kadokawa-anime combination! But hey, I’ll take it! The Sora no Otoshimono movie seems like it’ll be interesting, but again there is a noticeable lack of perversity compared with the TV-anime. Maybey it will be toned down after all! On the other hand, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi was a pleasant surprise. I’m looking forward to it more now. The only problem with this PV is the fact that Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka season 2 is represented by footage from the first season. I wouldn’t expect them to have any footage for season 2 yet, but I does beg the question ‘why bother?’.
“Hooray, a full PV for Blood-C (Instead of just a fleeting CM like we had before)”. At least, that was my first thought. But after watching the PV I was in less of a “hooray” kind of mood. To be honest, it looks kind of flat and uninspired visually, and I don’t have a good vibe about it at all. Despite my initial fondness for Saya’s design by CLAMP, I’m not excited for this anime much..
Either Yukiatsu cosplay or the messiah..