A recent magazine scan has revealed that that Steins;Gate’s Nae Tennōji will return in Robotics;Notes, the upcoming third “scientific adventure game” created by Nitroplus and 5pb. following Chaos;HEAd and Steins;Gate. While the character appeared as an eleven-year-old in the Steins;Gate series, the scan shows her as an adult working as a young researcher at Japan’s JAXA space agency.
A recent television program listing in Japan reports that the Bleach television anime series will end its run in TV Tokyo's 6:00 p.m. Tuesday timeslot on March 27. When a Twitter follower of Bleach animation director Hiroki Takagi sent him an image of the listings, Takagi responded by saying, “So quick. I was going to paste it… /(^o^)"
Shueisha, the publisher of Tite Kubo's original manga, had already announced that the weekly Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m.
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WHOAAA, WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN TO THE MANGA HAPPENED TO THE ANIME(?) This calls for an Ichigo reaction face
The fifth volume of Shueisha's Jump Kai magazine announced on Thursday that Hiroyuki Takei will launch Shaman King -Flowers-, the sequel series to his Shaman King manga, in the same magazine next April. The main character of the new manga will be Hana Asakura, the son of the original manga’s protagonist Yō Asakura. Hana demonstrates abilities exceeding even those of his father.
The magazine had indicated in volume 4 in September that there would be a “Big Project” next spring. Takei is already starting a series of short manga about previously untold “zero stories” about Yō and other characters in the current volume.
Voice actress and singer Megumi Hayashibara confirmed on Tuesday that she sang Shaman King’s “Osorezan Revoir” song for the video of the same name that was posted on Nico Nico Douga on October 21. Osorezan Revoir is the title of the 19th compiled volume of the manga series and an arc of the story.
and that is one sexy ass cover. Shaman King, Shaman King, Shaman Kingg. So many worthy shonen series that need an anime series
THIS FRIDAY, THE END OF EVERYTHING WE KNOW… IS GOING TO BE POSTPONED AGAIN.
The October issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is confirming on Saturday that Toei Animation's One Piece pirate anime will enter the New World arc on Sunday, October 2. Eiichiro Oda's original manga had entered the new stage in the storyline last October after Oda took an unprecedented four-week break.
Shueisha compiled the first chapters in the New World arc in the 61st book volume in February, and it printed 3.8 million copies, a record that One Piece itself broke in the 63rd volume. The 61st volume became the first book to sell over 2 million copies in just three days (since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in 2008).
ROMANCE DAWN IN THE NEW WORLD, BABYYY
The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) is setting up a new company to plan and produce Japanese anime and films, then distribute them internationally. The company’s purpose is to identify works and ideas with potential, sell the rights for film adaptations, and produce film or anime adaptations for some of the works. The company also aims to boost the world competitiveness of Japanese anime and films.
The new company will recruit experts from Hollywood and seek their expertise in production and distribution. It will also co-produce films and anime with Hollywood partners, aiming to produce about 10 box-office hits in its first five years.
The company also plans to investigate distribution channels for films and anime abroad, including in emerging markets.
According to The Daily Youmiuri newspaper, “the purpose of producing, selling and even exporting movies and anime stories from a base in Hollywood is to compensate for a lack of relevant expertise in the Japanese filmmaking and anime content industries.” In particular, Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry claims the prices of films and anime are often “beaten down,” reducing their profit to Japanese businesses and creators.
INCJ will invest about 5 billion yen (about US$63.48 million) into the new company, which could be set up as early as this summer. The company will have offices in both Japan and the United States.
Source: The Daily Yomiuri
This is really interesting
Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear plant meltdowns — as if the people of Japan didn’t have enough to cope with, a volcano began erupting Sunday.
Hundreds of people were forced to flee when the Shinmoedake volcano on the southern island of Kyushu began spewing ash and boulders.
The explosion from the eruption could be heard miles away and an ash plume extended two miles into the sky.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/13/2011-03-13_hundreds_flee_in_japan_after_shinmoedake_volcano_begins_spewing_ash_boulders.html#ixzz1GW85mE68
wow.. japan is getting fucked up
Bill O’Reilly: “A lot of Americans feel you’re a big government liberal who wants to intrude on their freedom. Now, they also say that you’ve been moving—.”
President Obama: “I think that a lot of the folks who watch you, Bill, believe that.”
I wish I had an “around the world and back snap” gif right now
Say what you will about him, but he is the sassiest motherfucker and I love him for it.