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First 5 Dr Slump Movies Licensed

If you are a fan of anime, and you haven't heard the name Arale-Chan... well then you probably need a good face slapping, for being so lazy. And since I'm not there to do it, then you can go ahead and slap yourself for me.

But if you have heard of the adorable android from the classic Akira Toriyama series, Dr Slump, then you will be thrilled at the news that Discotek Media acquiring the first five animated films based on the series.

Granted, this isn't massive news, considering what most fans really want is the original series. But for now, I suppose this will have to make due. If however this leads to a complete license of the series; then even better. But it does beg the question: how reliable is Discotek Media in regards to producing a consistent release of this beloved classic series?

If at some future time, they did manage to score the entire 200+ episode series, what sort of price, quality, and consecutive releases could we expect?

Lots of things are up in the a…

Haganai Cast Announced

So FUNimation has announced the cast for their new property,Haganai, or as I and plenty of other Otaku know it as,  Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. But don't let that bother you, if you want to call it Haganai, then you can.

The cast line up is as follows:

Kodaka Hasegawa - Jerry Jewell
Yozora Mikazuki - Whitney Rodgers
Sena Kashiwazaki - Jad Saxton
Rika Shiguma - Alexis Tipton
Yukimura Kusunoki - Ashleigh Domangue
Maria Takayama - Kristi Kang
Kobato Hasegawa - Alison Viktorin

Now, I have been known to seriously complain about the latest dubs from FUNi, but this lineup seems pretty good. I'm not bombarded with the same rehash voice talent over and over again, and for some strange reason, Jerry Jewell sounds reasonable in the lead role.

Not to see what the fans think.

New Kiki Live Action Film

So apparently, I did fall on my head and suffer some sort of delirium, because this is the first time that I've heard about a new Kiki film, and what with all the stuff that I encounter on a daily basis, this is some of the best news I've heard in days.

So from what I gather, there is a new film, and it's going to be starring 16-year-old Fūka Koshiba, as the title character.

Now despite the fact that is a film based on what we think is first and foremost a Ghibli film, is actually not. This film is based on the first two volumes of the novel series, while the Ghibli version was based on just the first volume, and so far as we know, there is no connection between the live action film, and Studio Ghibli.

So I guess we can just call this a stand alone film, based on the books; not an actual adaptation of the anime. Which may help the hard-core Kiki fans swallow their pill a little easer, since this is not stepping on the toes of the great Ghibli house.

We can expect to see …

AMV: Around the World

This isn't just a snappy tune, it's a freakin' amazing piece of music to add to anime! This is definitely worthy of its five million-plus views.

Black Rock Shooter Game Comes to U.S.

So it seems that the new Black Rock Shooter game is getting a US release, and it's scheduled to be released April 25th... you read that right, this month!

The game was supposed to have a August release last year, but NIS held it back.

The new game will be available only on the Playstation Network. Sort of sucks that it's not getting a straight-up physical release, but I suppose that this is better than nothing.

The Miyakawa Family's Hunger Anime Cast Announced

Why is it that I am one of the last people on earth to know about a manga or an anime from some of my favorite mangaka or studios? Oh well, at least this one came to me before it actually started being aired.

As it is, this new anime series, Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku (The Miyakawa Family's Hunger) has a web page, and it was finally announced there who was going to be voicing which characters. Why is this important? you may be asking... because this anime is adapted from the manga by Kagami Yoshimizu, the creator of Lucky Star!

Fairy Tail to be Continued

So apparently, before it ended, Fairy Tail had the ominous "to be continued" words at the end of the anime, which means that the fans get to sit back and wait while the series goes through some syndication, and then stoke themselves for either another series, or perhaps a set of films.

Either way, I'm both relieved and worried; unless a new anime series is based on some sort of source material, then it could be just giant loads of made-up garbage. But because it's Fairy Tail it means that I get more of it, and that's never a bad thing.

News and Stuff: Drowning In Anime

Hello all... just wanted to drop in and offer a few updates. Since I've had some time.

As it turns out, I've been very busy with writing my novel, and with getting my other newer blog site off the ground, which seems to require more attention than most others, because it is focusing primarily on the fledgling fandom of Hasbro's newest property, Littlest Pet Shop.

With that said, I'm taking a few moments to come in and make a few adjustments to the blog, I hope you don't mind too much; we've been using the same banner for a while now, and I've got some codes that need added. Additionally, I wanted to make mention of some new anime that I hear tell is coming out soon.

So, sit back, and relax to some anime soundtracks, and I'll be right back after these words from our sponsors. (kidding)

Art: Naruto

Even I'd personally like nothing more than for Naruto to burn in hell, I can't deprive the masses their fandom, and as such; if I have to look at it, then I'm gonna at least start off with something that's easy on the eyes... So I'm kicking this picture set off with some Genderbent Naruto.

You can see normal Naruto art after the jump!

Sword Art Online's Reki Kawahara Interview

in anticipation of his visit to Seattle for Sakura-Con, Kawahara was interviewed by Aniplex USA do discuss some of the things that the creator of Sword Art online was looking forward to.

It's fantastic to know that SAO has become such a huge hit internationally, and has hit a huge fanbase in America. This is a great piece, and I hope you enjoy it.

Oreimo Season 2 Promo 2

Here's a bit of an extended look at the new season two Oreimo series.

I so need to finish the first one if I'm going to be tackling this.

Vampire Knight Manga to End

Why is it we always get a little sad when we hear that a favorite series is officially wrapping up?

I wish I had an answer for that, but as it is, sadly, Vampire Knight is ending, and is scheduled to finish its final arc this May. This after a nine year run, is a pretty good stretch for the vampire romance.

Of course, now this means that I have to cram the living hell out of the rest of the manga, so I can be something like caught up. Me and my back-log of things to watch and read.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what Matsuri Hino has up her sleeves for the next manga series.

Marmalade Boy Sequel Begins in March

Well, it may or may not come as no surprise to you fans that follow the manga scene pretty devoutly; but in case you haven't heard it, Marmalade Boy is getting its sequel, and it's happening soon!

According to information from ANN:
Wataru Yoshizumi will launch a sequel to her popular Marmalade Boyshōjo manga in the May issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine on March 28. Marmalade Boy little is set 13 years after the last installment of the original series. The sequel follows the little sister and brother of Miki and Yū, the main leads of the original series. Miki, Yū, and other characters from the original series will appear in the sequel.
So if you are a fan of the series, and you want more, this is your chance.

Haruhi & Nagato Grammar Guide

We all knew that somewhere deep down, Haruhi was a bit of a grammar nazi; but I never expected her to drag poor Nagato into her conquest of the English language. And yes, you did not mis-read that. I did in fact say, "English".

Apparently the Chukei, a Kadokawa Group Publishing company, has decided to compose another Haruhi self-help study guide, and like their last one; Haruhi Suzumiya English vocab guides, this one manages to drag along the ever quiet and oft fan favorited Yuki Nagato.

I can hear the fans rejoicing already.

And no, the irony isn't lost on me, considering that we American Otaku would have a ecstasy stroke, if we could get our hands onto some Haruhi merch teaching us Japanese language. Will the wonders of the fandom never cease.

The book is slated for April, with a 1,365 yen (US$15) price tag.

AMV: Heavyweight

You've gotta love the animation of Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, it's one of those rare films that manages to surpass not only it's predecessor, but the genre altogether. Enjoy some serious music with your vid.

Art: Fairy Tail

Here, have some art. I know it's not much, but at least it gives you something to look at right?

New Dragon Ball Movie Goes Imax

No amount of preparation is enough for those fans of Dragonball Z when it comes to finally getting some more DBZ. In fact it's probably a safe bet that many fans are still caught in an endless loop of; joy, fainting, and peeing themselves. All in all, pretty standard stuff when it comes to the fandom.

What I'm sure the fans are not prepared for, is to have the new DBZ movie presented on the Imax theater. In fact it was announced Thursday that this was going ti be the first Japanese film screened on the IMAX digital blah bkah blah. So I mean if that does't get you excited, I don't know what will.

According to the grapevine gossip and shoddy news, Toriyama has been working very closely with the dilm throughout the various stages, though that doesn't impress me, unless he can keep his own character's names straight.

The new movie openes March 30. So you'd best be wearing some happy smiles.

Kodomo no Jikan Manga to End

So, no matter what sort of stance you have, either for or against the series, Kodomo no Jikan, the fact remains that it has become a legendary manga that set all sorts of precedents.

True enough, the show is a lolicon's wet-dream, and that's putting it mildly; the fact remains that for the better or the worse, the series has themes that are often real, emotionally jarring, and sometimes frighteningly true to life.

As it is, the news is that, Kodomo no Jikan is to end sometime in May, as was confirmed in November, and with that final installment, we will say goodbye to Rin Kokonoe, and her friends.

Gone yes they will soon be, but hardly can they be forgotten.

Finally Back From The Beyond!

First of all, I want to say, that rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, and probably instigated by someone at ANN... okay, I'm joking about that; but seriously, I have been away from the keyboard here for too long. And for that you have my heart felt gomenosai.

The holidays were a huge cluster-frak of excitement, travel, adventure, and sickness. A relapse of the Thanksgiving flu turned into another bout for New Years, and afterward all I could focus on was stomping out some fan-fiction, and monitoring that. So yeah, there hasn't been much I've done anime or manga-wise in almost two months; except maybe finish off Sword Art Online: which was awesome by the way.

I still cannot believe the crap that show has been getting, I swear it's like one giant internet conspiracy about it. Enough so, that it's made it so I don't really want to read the light novels. Maybe I'll ban them, maybe I'll have to get them, take them out behind my house and burn…