Suzumiya Haruhi-chan is back!

24 01 2009

The day before Valentine’s Day, Haruhi-chan finally returns – to YouTube! About 22:00 JST (that’s 10 PM in Japanese Standard Time) the channel KADOKAWAanime at YouTube on the 13th February will release the first episode of the new The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya parody online anime, Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu (simply add “-chan” to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and you get The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan, or Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu instead of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu… wow, that was long). If you’ve been waiting for more Haruhi Suzumiya, this Valentine will be the best in years! Maybe…

Haruhi-chan

Haruhi-chan

Source: Moon Phase

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Anime adaption of Sora no Otoshimono is being developed

23 01 2009

An anime adaption of Suu Minazuki’s comedy manga Sora no Otoshimono which is currently being serialized in Monthly Shonen Ace is currently being developed, according to the fourth manga volume’s cover. So far, no date has been set for the anime.

Sora no Otoshimono

Sora no Otoshimono

Source: Moon Phase





Kino’s Journey… stolen?

22 01 2009

I got the first volume of Kino’s Journey in my mailbox today after winning it in an auction on Tradera, but I can’t help but wonder if it was stolen before I bought it… The DVD case says “endast för uthyrning” which literally means “only for rental” and even though they sometimes sell old rental movies, they would remove the sticker that says “property of {video store},” right? Ah well, it’s not handling as long as I didn’t know it was stolen when I bought it and can’t get in contact with the person I once bought it from, if it even is stolen, right? Great. Anyway, it’s a Swedish edition so it probably sucks like they always do, but at least I can feel at ease that I got a great series (as far as I know) legally instead of downloading it which is not so legal.

Kino's Journey, or Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-

Kino's Journey, or Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-





Zakka Films releases the first anime ever

22 01 2009

The newly started company Zakka Films start their journey by releasing eight of the earliest ever anime shows, one of them being the first ever anime Momotaro’s Sea Eagles (桃太郎の海鷲; momotarou no umiwashi) which really makes me want to add this DVD collection to my already way too filled with necessary and unnecessary stuff  and messy room! Whoa, long sentence… Oh yeah, the DVD is called The Roots of Japanese Anime: Until the End of WWII.

An image from Momotaro's Sea Eagles.

An image from Momotaro's Sea Eagles.

With the collection a booklet with early history on Japanese anime that might be interesting to look through. You can get The Roots of Japanese Anime: Until the End of WWII at Film Baby for 34.95 USD, but it seems to be “temporarily out of stock” right now.

Source: Anime News Network





Instead of school, watch Elementhunters on NHK-Educational

22 01 2009

That’s right. Why go to school when you can stay home and watch the sci-fi adventure anime Elementhunters on Nippon Housou Kyoukai’s (日本放送協会; nippon housou kyoukai, nihon housou kyoukai), more commonly known as NHK, educational channel NHK-Educational and learn chemical elements from your own living room or wherever you decide to get comfortable and learn. The obvious answer is that all your friends are at school, right? Or, well, at least they should be. Anyway, NHK launches a new anime called Elementhunters which is meant to teach children chemical elements as well as entertain them (I assume) this July. Elementhunters will also be aired in Korea as it is a joint production between Korea and Japan; however, I’m not sure when the Korean version will start airing.

Elementhunters

Elementhunters

Hopefully (maybe), NHK has planned out the series’ airtime better than to place it right in the middle of the school day, otherwise the students maybe will stay home instead of going to school. Seriously, if you had the choice of going to school or staying home, watching anime, what would you do?

Source: Moon Phase via Anime News Network





Seitokai no Ichizon anime green-lit

19 01 2009

Time to get back to my regular blogging pace after the freezing weekend and here’s some new for you!

Sekina Aoi’s Seitokai no Ichizon series of light novels will be adapted into a TV anime in the future; however, the date has not been set yet.

Seitokai no Ichizon

Seitokai no Ichizon

Okay, that wasn’t so much, but more news is on its way – just you wait!

Source: Moon Phase





FUNimation acquires rights to FMA OVA

14 01 2009

Unfortunately, this news isn’t related to the new FMA anime, but an OVA called Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection which (guess who?) FUNimation has now acquired the license rights to. That’s right, FUNimation – just as always. The OVA will contain English dubs by the original English voice actors that was recorded before the end of last year.

Premium Collect OVA.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection OVA.

Source: Anime News Network