Kamis, 27 Oktober 2011

“Black★Rock Shooter” TV – Promotional Video

The official website for Ordet and Sanzigen’s 「Black★Rock Shooter」 TV anime series has posted a promotional video earlier today. The new project will consist of 8 episodes and premiere on the noitaminA programming block (Fuji TV) in January 2012.

Sumber : moetron

Senin, 24 Oktober 2011

Fate/Zero: Memoria

Here's the ending song for Fate/Zero. Don't forget to turn captions ON so you could read the english translations while playing. Also, did you know that this video was based on famous artworks of the heroic spirits? Amazing, isn't it? ­

Memoria (TV version)
Performed by: Eir Aoi
Shizuka ni utsuriyuku
Tooi kioku no naka
Omoide ni yorisoinagara
Kimi wo omoeru nara

Itsumo minareteru madobe ni utsutta
Sono hitomi wa ashita wo muite ita
Ah sakaraenu sadame to shitte mo
Kowakunai kokoro kara shinjite iru

Shizuka ni utsuriyuku
Tooi kioku no naka
Kimi to sugoshita akashi wa
Tashika ni koko ni aru

Afuredasu kimochi wo
Oshiete kureta kara
Kono sekai ga nakunatte mo
Watashi wa soko ni iru
Memoria (TV version)
Translated by: Unlimited Translation Works (UTW)

Amidst the quietly shifting
Distant memories
If I can find peace in my recollections
While reminiscing about you

I am all too familiar with the window reflection
Of your eyes that were gazing into the future
Ah, even though I know there's no escaping this fate
I'm not afraid. I have faith from the bottom of my heart

Amidst the quietly shifting
Distant memories
Proof of the time I spent with you
Is right here with me

You've shown me what it means
To have overflowing feelings
Even if this world were to end
I'll be right by your side


Did you notice anything familiar while watching the slideshow of the characters? Well, let me inform you then. Those still images shown while the ending song plays are based on real life artworks inspired by their myth. Here's a list of them:

● Rider

This painting is called "Alexander in Babylon" by Charles Le Brun. It is a painting of Alexander the Great as he triumphantly enters the ancient city of Babylon. As you can see, the painting is perfectly replicated into anime that even the structures are identical. You can even see the smoke at the far back.

● Archer

This is the Statue of Gilgamesh located on the school grounds of the University of Sydney, Australia. Gilgamesh holding a lion, enough said.

● Lancer

This sculpture is known as "The Tree of Love" located at Kilbaha, Clare, Ireland. It is sculpted by Jim Connolly and is inspired by the legendary love story of Diarmuid and Grainne. Unlike Gilgamesh who is a bit farfetched, this is actually quite accurate, it even has that brick wall in the background.

● Caster

This piece is titled "The Execution of Gilles de Rais" and is found inside the National Library of France. This picture depicts the last few moments of Gilles before he was executed by hanging and burning. At first glance it looks different, but if you look to the left, you can see the same tree in there. You can also see the gallows to the right, used for hanging convicts and the same buildings in the background.

● Assassin

This is the only artistic rendition of Hasan Sabbah that I can find online. An exact replica, don't you think? The only difference is the point of view. He have the same sword, same clothes, same horse and he's even facing the same direction.

● Berserker

This work is taken from Alfred Tennyson's poetic cycle, Idylls of the King. It illustrates the Lady of the Lake as she takes an infant with her. As you can see, both images are similar. The lake, the grass and even the moon is there, the only difference would be that he's all grown up in the 1st picture and he's still a baby in the 2nd.

● Saber

This piece is titled "Battle of Camlann" and is illustrated by Arthur Rackham. It depicts the final battle of King Arthur and his son Mordred. Arthur impaled Mordred with his lance, killing him. Mordred swings his sword just before dying, inflicting a mortal wound that would soon cause the fall of the King. I must say that this is pretty accurate since both poses are similar and the lance pierced through the exact same spot.


Sabtu, 22 Oktober 2011

“Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou” – TV Anime Announced

According to GanGan Online, a TV anime adaptation of Yamauchi Yasunobu’s slice-of-life comedy manga series, 「Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou」 , has been green-lit for production. The story follows the daily experiences of three high school boys. It is scheduled to air January 2012.

  • Director: Takamatsu Shinji
  • Assistant Director: Yoshimura Ai
  • Character Designer: Yumoto Yoshinori
  • Animation Production: Sunrise
  • Tadakuni – CV: Irino Miyu
  • Hidenori – CV: Sugita Tomokazu
  • Yoshitake – CV: Suzumura Kenichi
  • Ringo-chan – CV: Yuki Aoi
  • Tadakuni’s sister – CV: Takagaki Ayahi
  • Motoharu – CV: Namikawa Daisuke
  • Karasawa – CV: Ono Yuki
  • President of the student council – CV: Ishida Akira
  • Vice President – CV: Yasumoto Hiroki
  • Mitsuo – CV: Okamoto Nobuhiko
  • Yanagin – CV: Kobayashi Yu
  • Habara – CV: Yukana
  • Ikushima – CV: Saito Chiwa
*Anime PV:

Sumber :moetron

Rabu, 19 Oktober 2011

Lunaris Filia ~Kiss to Keiyaku to Shinku no Hitomi~ Original Vocal Maxi Single

Vintage: 2011.09.14
Album Title: Lunaris Filia~キスと契約と真紅の瞳~ オリジナルボーカルマキシシングル
Artist: 美郷あき、NANA
Bitrate : 320kbps
Scans : Yes
  1. 01.運命の誓い (Full Ver)
  2. 02.運命の誓い (Inst Ver)
  3. 03.運命の誓い (Karaoke Ver)
  4. 04.幸せのサイン (Full Ver)
  5. 05.幸せのサイン (Inst Ver)
  6. 06.幸せのサイン (Karaoke Ver)
  7. 07.Our Starry (Full Ver)
  8. 08.Our Starry (Inst Ver)
  9. 09.Our Starry (Karaoke Ver)
Download Here
Sumber : fffansubs

Live-Action Himizu Film's Trailer Streamed

The film distribution company Gaga Corporation began streaming a two-minute trailer for Shion Sono's live-action adaptation of Minoru Furuya's Himizu psychological drama manga on Wednesday. The film played at various film festivals earlier this year, and it will open in theaters across Japan on January 14, 2012.
19-year-old actor Shōta Sometani (live-action Uso-tsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan, Always: Sunset on Third Street '64) plays Yūichi Sumida, a third-year middle school boy who longs for a normal life. A certain incident sets him on the descent into darkness. 16-year-old actress Fumi Nikaidō (Sono's Gama no Abura) portrays Keiko Chazawa, Sumida's classmate.
Himizu premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, which ran from August 31 to September 10 in Venice, Italy. Sometani and Nikaidō won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress at the event. The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Sono (Suicide Circle, Strange Circus), writer and director of the film, revealed that he had to rewrite the film's story before shooting, due to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster and the resulting nuclear power accident.
Furuya's original manga ran in Kodansha 's Weekly Young Magazine from 2001 to 2003, and Kodansha compiled and published four book volumes.

Sumber : animenewsnetwork

“Kokoro Connect” – LN to Anime Adaptation

According to AniBro Gamers, an anime adaptation of Sadanatsu Anda’s (author) and Horiguchi Yukiko (illustrator) slice-of-life comedy light novel series, 「Kokoro Connect」, has been green-lit for production.

The novel’s illustrator, Horiguchi Yukiko, also happens to be the anime character designer for Lucky☆Star and K-ON.
5 boys and girls full-shuffled! 5-way love pentagon comedy! At clubhouse room 401, there gathers “anything goes” members of the culture study society. Pro-wrestling otaku Taichi Yaegashi, mysterious beauty Iori Nagase, cool Himeko Inaba, the clown Yoshifumi Aoki and fancy-loving Yui Kiriyama found the noisy but calm days suddenly come to a halt. The personality switched among the members–. The unnatural days of changinging into “someone” by getting back to “themselves” by becoming “someone else” has started!

Sumber: moetron

“Zetman” – TV Anime Announced

According to the cover note found on the 16th volume, a TV anime adaptation of Katsura Masakazu’s supernatural-action manga series, 「Zetman」, has been green-lit for production. It is slated to begin April 2012.

The first volume of the manga made its debut on October 28th, 2009. It began serialization in Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2002.
The story starts off with a face-off between two rival heroes, ZET and Alphasz, and then traces their origins – Jin Kanzaki, a young man with the ability to transform into a superhuman being known as ZET, and Kouga Amagi, a young man with a strong sense of justice who uses technology to fight as Alphasz.
The fates of these two men and those around them intertwine as they fight to protect mankind and destroy monstrous abominations known as Players, who ironically are the creations of the Amagi Corporation, the company founded by Kouga’s grandfather, Mitsugai Amagi.
*Staff Credits:
  • Director: Nabeshima Osamu
  • Screenplay: Tomoika Atsuhiro
  • Character Design: Takaya Hirotoshi
  • Music: Gabriele Roberto
  • Animation Production: TMS Entertainment

Sumber : moetron

Selasa, 11 Oktober 2011

Good Smile to Run Fate/Type-Moon Café Until December

Shop to serve Emiya Plate, Excalibur drink, Command Seal dessert, more on limited coasters

The Good Smile Café, the restaurant run by the figure maker Good Smile Company east of Tokyo, confirmed on Tuesday that it will revamp itself into a "Fate/Type-Moon Café" from October 12 to December 25. The café will feature an original special menu of dishes, drinks, and desserts inspired by Fate/Zero and other stories from the studio Type-Moon, as well as an exclusive mini-sticker and a coaster for each patron:

Emiya Plate (comes with rice and miso soup)
"You Can Live on Just This ~Be Calm and Graceful~" meat sauce pasta (with flag illustrated by Kinoko Nasu)

Sword of Promised Victory (Excalibur)
Magus of Five Elements (Average One)
Makiri's Glass
Command Seal
Carnival Phantasm Pudding (condensed milk pudding) in Kaleido-Ruby (strawberry), Phantasmoon (mango), and Magical Amber (chocolate) flavors
Randomly distributed coasters (front)
Randomly distributed coasters (back)

Luncheon mat (front and back)
Good Smile Café had revamped itself into a Puella Magi Madoka Magica Café from May 3 to August 14, and then into a "Type-Moon Café for Carnival Phantasm" from August 23 to September 25.
In a related development, Type-Moon began streaming a half-minute television commercial for the Carnival Phantasm anime on Tuesday:


Manga Creator Kei Aoyama Passes Away at 32

Creator of Evening's Yoiko no Mokushiroku, SWWEEET found in his apartment

The television station TBS is reporting that manga creator Kei Aoyama was found dead, hung from his neck, in the bathroom of his Tokyo apartment on October 9. He was 32.
There were no visible signs of wounds or a struggle in the bathroom, and the last posts on Aoyama's Twitter account, dated October 6, discussed mortality, including a final post that said: Well, I have much left to do and much I dreamed of doing, but I hardly have any "regrets." I am content with the 32 years I have lived.

The police are investigating Aoyama's death as a possible suicide. The police had received an emergency call around 9:00 p.m. on October 9 from a person at the Japanese publisher Kodansha, who said, "We haven't been able to contact Mr. Aoyama." The police rushed to Aoyama's apartment, where they discovered him in the bathroom.
Aoyama was serializing the manga Yoiko no Mokushiroku in Kodansha's Evening magazine from last year to the time of his passing. He also created or drew the manga SWWEEET in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine, China Girl, and Strobe Light. According to the police investigation, Kodansha was not able to contact Aoyama since October 6


“Hatsune Miku Project DIVA 2nd” – Kasane Teto DLC Module Announced

テトコレ」 by (CAFFEIN)
During a NicoNico Douga live stream celebrating Teto Day (10/10), it was announced that Sega would be releasing a DLC module of the UTAU virtual diva, Kasane Teto, for their PSP rhythm game, 「Hatsune Miku – Project DIVA 2nd」.

The twin drill sensation will be available for download on PSN starting 10/11 — priced at 300 yen.
*Character Info:
Kasane Teto was created as an April Fools joke by the VIPPERs of 2ch, meant to trick Nico-Nico Douga users into thinking she was the 3rd Vocaloid from Crypton.
She is a young girl with red eyes and red hair that she keeps up in drill-like twintails. She typically wears a dark blue/gray outfit with red trim. Her official profile lists her as a “chimera”, so she is sometimes given characteristics like a forked tail or wings. Her character item is a loaf of french bread.
After the joke was over, instead of fading into obscurity Teto was picked up by UTAU, a freeware knock-off of VOCALOID. She has maintained a level of popularity, and many have tried to replicate this effect with other joke and fanmade characters since.


Senin, 03 Oktober 2011

Kamisama Dolls Music Collection

Opening 1 & Ending 1

Vintage : 2011
Artists : Chiaki Ishikawa
Album Title : Fukanzen Nenshou / Switch ga Haittara
Scans : Yes
Tracklist :
1. Fukanzen Nenshou
2. Switch ga Haittara
3. Fukanzen Nenshou (Instrumental)
4. Switch ga Haittara (Instrumental)
MP3 : Fileserve | Filesonic


Winter 2011-12 Visual Guide and Anime Listing

*Note: This list will continuously be updated as further premiere dates are announced. All recent activity concerning this post will be made public via Twitter.

Last Update: [10/02]

Visual guide v1.0
Here are both the Winter visual guide and anime listing for 2011-12. Included is everything from new TV series premieres to Blu-ray only episodes. If you discover any missing titles from the list below, please let me know and I’ll add it as soon as I can.
Personally looking forward to — Black★Rock Shooter TV, Milky Holmes S2, Zero no Tsukaima F, Nisemonogatari, the new Toradora ep, and Another.
-TV Premieres/Motion Picture/OVAs-
Title Studio Date Network PV
Manyuu Hikenchou (SP) (*3rd of 4 BD anime shorts) Hoods Entertainment 12/02 *N/A No
K-ON! (Film) Kyoto Animation 12/03 *N/A Yes
Minori Scramble! (OVA) ufotable 12/07 *N/A Yes
Kyousogiga (ONA) Toei Animation 12/10 @–:– N/A No
Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi x Legend of the Legendary Heroes (OAD) (*bundled w/ LE manga vol.9) ZEXCS 12/10 *N/A No
Gyo (OVA) ufotable 12/14 *N/A No
R-15 (OAD) (*bundled w/ LE manga vol.10) AIC 12/15 *N/A No
Usagi Drop (SP) (*ep 6.5 bundled w/ BD vol.3) Production I.G. 12/16 *N/A No
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée: Yune & Alice (SP) (*4th of 7 BD anime shorts) Satelight 12/16 *N/A No
Kakko-Kawaii Sengen! (DVD) (*DVD release will include new ep) Gathering 12/16 *N/A No
Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki (Film) *TBA 12/17 *N/A Yes
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi (OVA) Dogakobo 12/21 *N/A No
Toradora! (BD) (*BD box exclusive ep) J.C. Staff 12/21 *N/A No
Hidan no Aria (BD) (*unaired ep bundled w/ BD vol.7) J.C. Staff 12/21 *N/A No
Maken-Ki! (SP) (*bundled w/ BD vol.1) AIC 12/22 *N/A No
Inazuma Eleven Go: Kyuukyoku no Kizuna Griffon (Film) Oriental Light and Magic 12/23 *N/A Yes
Carnival Phantasm 3rd Season (OVA) LARC 12/31 *N/A No
Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen (Film) Studio DEEN 12/2011 *N/A No
Title Studio Date Network PV
Recorder to Randoseru (TV) *TBA 01/05 @25:00 Teletama No
Manyuu Hikenchou (SP) (*4th of 4 BD anime shorts) Hoods Entertainment 01/07 *N/A No
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira (OVA) (*4th and final ep) Studio DEEN 01/25 *N/A No
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (BD) (*ep13 bundled / BD vol.7) SHAFT 01/25 *N/A No
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée: Yune & Alice (SP) (*5th of 7 BD anime shorts) Satelight 01/25 *N/A No
Usagi Drop (SP) (*ep 8.5 bundled w/ BD vol.4) Production I.G. 01/27 *N/A No
Morita-san wa Mukuchi (OAD) (*bundled w/ LE manga vol.5) DAX Production 01/27 *N/A No
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki The Animation Vol.2 (OVA) Kinema Citrus 01/27 *N/A No
Queen’s Blade (OVA) (*bundled w/ Rebellion Premium visual book) ARMS 01/27 *N/A No
Black★Rock Shooter (TV) Ordet 01/2012 @–:– Fuji TV No
Natsume Yuujin-Chou Shi (TV) Brains Base 01/2012 @–:– TV Tokyo No
New Prince of Tennis (TV) MSC 01/2012 @–:– TV Tokyo No
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Second Season (TV) J.C. Staff 01/2012 @–:– Tokyo MX No
Zero no Tsukaima F (TV) J.C. Staff 01/2012 @–:– Chiba TV No
Nisemonogatari (TV) SHAFT 01/2012 @–:– *TBA No
Another (TV) P.A. Works 01/2012 @–:– *TBA No
Inu x Boku SS (TV) David Production 01/2012 @–:– *TBA No
Ano Natsu de Matteru (TV) (*episode 12) *TBA 01/2012 @–:– *TBA No
Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler (Film) STUDIO4℃ 01/2012 *N/A Yes
.hack/The Movie (Film) CyberConnect2 sai 01/2012 *N/A Yes
Sacred Seven: Night Edition (Film) (*recap special screening) Sunrise 01/2012 *N/A No
Title Studio Date Network PV
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (Film) Oxybot 02/11 *N/A Yes
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée: Yune & Alice (SP) (*6th of 7 BD anime shorts) Satelight 02/22 *N/A No
Steins;Gate (SP) (*bundled w/ BD vol.9) WHITE FOX 02/22 *N/A No
ToHeart 2: Dungeon Travelers (OVA) (*1st of 2 eps) *TBA 02/22 *N/A No
Top wo Nerae (BD) (*BD box to include new anime short) Gainax 02/24 *N/A No
Fairy Tail (OAD) (*bundled w/ LE manga vol.31) A-1 Pictures/Satelight 02/2012 *N/A No
Title Studio Date Network PV
Baby, Please Kill Me (TV) J.C. Staff Winter 2012 @–:– TBS/BS-TBS No
High School DxD (TV) TNK Winter 2012 @–:– *TBA No
Gokujyo. (TV) *TBA Winter 2012 @–:– *TBA No
Holy Knight (OVA) Lyrics Winter 2012 *N/A Yes
The Moon: Tsuki ga Hoshii to Oujo-sama ga Naita (Film) UNION CHO Winter 2012 *N/A No
Gaiking (CG Film) Toei Animation Winter 2012 *N/A Yes
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (CG Film) Toei Animation Winter 2012 *N/A Yes


Minggu, 02 Oktober 2011

“Medaka Box” – TV Anime Adaptation

According to the latest issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, a TV anime adaptation of Nisio Isin’s action-comedy manga series, 「Medaka Box」, has been green-lit for production.

The manga series currently has 11 volumes to date – with the first volume debuting on October 2nd, 2009. It began serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump magazine in the same year.
Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box, later dubbed by students the “Medaka Box”. Medaka encourages students to submit any problem to the box without hesitation and promises to take on any issue from anyone.
Since Medaka won the Student Council elections with a staggering 98% of the vote, she ends up as the Council’s only member. She asks her childhood friend, Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, for help and he grudgingly agrees, becoming the Student Council’s lowest ranking member. Soon Medaka recruits two more people to the Student Council, the former judo club member Akune Kouki as secretary and the current swim club member Kikaijima Mogana, on loan for 300 yen a day, as treasurer.
Now the Student Council members spend their days solving the problems submitted through the Medaka Box, whether they be hooligans in clubs where they don’t belong, girls who need help writing love letters or people who’ve lost their pets, gradually earning the respect and admiration of the entire school.


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