Friday, June 29, 2012

Neon Alley To Launch

So exactly what the hell is it?

To answer that, we have to turn to our friends at Viz and get the low down, and in a recent interview with those guys at ANN, Viz is all manner of giddy and excited about this new service that they are involved in to launch new anime to the masses.

What Neon Alley is, besides being a creepy name for anime provision, is a subscription based doo-dad that will be offered in North America, and Canada(eh) via console delivery... what?

I guess what this means is that game consoles are about to get a new app, which will be this thing that not only offers anime, in English no less, but 24 hours, and with limited commercials, and new premieres... in fact Viz is grinning like idiots over the fact that the English release of shows like Bunny & Tiger, Inuyasha: The Final Act, and Zetman, will be debuting, and that it will also be showing films like the new Berserk movie, and more.

The subscription does come without its cost though, according to Viz, the new service will be $6.99 a month, and while that's pretty cheap for a dedicated anime channel, I have to ask the question if this is exclusively Viz media, or other anime as well?

If it's the former, then I'm wondering how the heck they even have enough anime to run around the clock.

Guess we'll find out eventually. No exact date on when this is going to hit, but I'd keep your eyes open, and your wallets.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Love, Election, and Chocolate to Premiere

Another glorious morning, and with it comes some interesting news, and new anime to boot!

Another adult game has been adapted into an anime, and this time it's none other than Love, Election and Chocolate. A show about... I well, I really don't know. Something about a huge school, and saving a cooking club... maybe. Though I fail to see how any of that is adult. Unless of course there are some special favors for saving the club, or the club is actually something else...

Anyway... the new show is set to premiere in Japan July 5th, so tune in if you think you might maybe be interested.

below is a promo clip.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wolf Children Negitiations

So I was having my coffee this morning, and I came across this news piece about the new film Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, and how it's being licensed all over the world, except where we would probably want it to be licensed.

So from what I've read, it's being licensed everywhere except in the UK and the US. Which is pretty ridiculous if you ask me, since this isn't just some random fly-by-night film from a fly-by-night director. I mean, come on, this is the same creator that brought us Summer Wars... that has to count for something!

Anyway, The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki will open in Japan on July 21 after a June 25 world premiere in France.

And now back to my coffee, and to get ready for my other job.

Friday, June 15, 2012

AMV: Tenchi Muyo - If you Were Gay



Okay, now... just so you know, I am a huge fan of Tenchi and seeing as how this is hilarious, I figured... what the hell.

News & Stuff 006: Bakuman, Yuru Yuri 2

From the Editor in Chief
Yeah, yeah... it's been a long time since I've made an update, and who can blame me when there isn't much news worthy to actually post about these days in the anime industry, and what there is isn't all that good.

Except today, I was going through the nets looking for juicy stuff and found this bit about Bakuman and Media Blasters.

So according to some information that surfaced on Robert's Anime Cornerstore, Media Blasters has cancelled their blu-ray of Bakuman set one... as if that's really all that much of a surprise, considering that they had already cancelled the second half of the series, and left the fans holding the bag, and their wallets.

I'm not really sure what sort of retarded breakfast cereal they've been eating in the mornings, but they need to switch to something with more bran, and less idiocracy.

In other interesting news, Yuru Yuri is apparently getting a second season, and I have to wonder what sort of rock I've been sleeping under for the past few weeks. But anyway, not only that, but the folks at Crunchyroll are going to be streaming it, and that spells awesome for the rest of us, especially since it was one of my favorite shows, and is a nice substitute for the absence in my soul after the advent of Lucky Star.

Now I'm not saying that this is the cure all, end-all of slice of life anime shows since, but it is a hilarious and riotous romp of yuri fun and excitement.

Yuru Yuri - Season 2 will be premiering July 2.