27 June 2011

Season 2 Title Decided; "WORKING'!!"

by 02:49
The 2nd season title for family-restaurant-crossdressing anime has been decided; WORKING'!!

25 June 2011

Persona 4 The Animation, The PV Connection

by 19:20
Atlus has just released the 9th PV of upcoming game-based anime, Persona 4.

So, what's with the number of PVs? Find out, after the jump.
*note; possible spoilers ahead.

Lawson Wars: IdolM@ster Fest "Coming Soon"

by 16:23
The next series to advertise at nationwide konbini, Lawson; The IdolM@ster.

The IdolM@ster will be campaigning at Lawson outlets from July 19th till August 15th with the usual edible goodies, ranging from exclusive Lawson bundles to official merchandises and much more, to be later viewed at the official website when the campaign starts, a similar modus operandi used during the Madoka and K-ON!! campaign.

Carnival Phantasm PV, OP and Character Introduction

by 15:15
”Let the Carnival begin!”
Reservations are now open for the release of Type-Moon's latest work, Carnival Phantasm!

Kano Yasuhiro's New Manga; Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa!

by 14:39
Weekly Shounen Jump has announced the return of one of my all time favourite mangaka, Kano Yasuhiro! with his latest work, Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa.

21 June 2011

Ano Hana Seiyuu Photography

by 23:55
"Now, with overlapping feelings" 

A photo shoot of the seiyuu from drama filled anime Ano Hana was recently released.

Seiyuu from left to right;

Hayami Saori (Haqua "World God Only Knows")
Sakurai Takahiro (Masakaki "C")
Kayano Ai (Tachibana Isana "Yumekui Merry")
Irino Miyu (Niwa Makoto "Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko")
Tomatsu Harukaaaaaaaaa! (Mysu "C")
Kondou Takayuki (Hanadate Takatoshi, "Otoma Youkai Zakuro")

PS: And it seems it seems I'll have to take a break from posting any long articles, specifically from my monthly "Seiyuu Comparison" section. I just can't find the time to sit down and write a good long article like before these days without worrying about deadlines. Sorry to all regular readers who may have looked forward to this column (does not apply to event coverages. will try my best to cover those). 

20 June 2011

Puella Magi Madoka ★ Magica Cafe

by 21:29

UPDATE 5 (6/20): A special "Kyuubee Contract Set" meal has been introduced, attracting over 200 customers! with new coaster designs, all at the Latest Update section.

UPDATE 4 (6/20): The sudden invasion of fujoshi, leaving behind a trail of incredible fan art, viewable at the Latest Update.

UPDATE 3 (6/20): One of GSC's staff went around the cafe taking photos of the latest merchandises, including figma Kaname Madoka, the Cheerful Japan Nendoroids and charity products! See them all at Latest Update section.

UPDATE 2 (5/18): A huge plush doll of Charlotte the Witch has been set up in the cafe!
New section created for new content added to the cafe over the following weeks/months; Latest Update

UPDATE 1 (5/17): Nendoroid Gumako: Support ver has been added to the cafe!
She will be on display together with Nendoroid Kaname Madoka!

The Good Smile Cafe invites you into the world of magical girls and witches, with their latest cafe theme, the Puella Magi Madoka ★ Magica Cafe, from May 3rd to July 18th.

From the mahou-shoujo-massacre anime, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Good Smile Cafe has turned into a portal to a magical dimension, where tons of decorations and merchandises plastered and littered everywhere within the cafe, from tables to shelves and even the toilet.

Come immerse yourself into the world of magic here in Chiba, where you might just dine with Kyuubee!
Who wouldn't want to dine with the great Incubator?!

Anime Map by Japan National Tourism Organization

by 02:50
To promote the insurgency of more international visitors, the Japan National Tourism Organization has turned towards the brave global demography, hopefully willing to endure the rumours of nationwide radiation that has driven away most of Japan's visitors and anything that stands in their way; the otaku population.

19 June 2011

1/1 Scale Akemi Homura Time Shield

by 23:45
The zealous followers of the Madoka Church has turned it a notch higher, by creating a 1/1 scale replica of their Messenger's shield, Akemi Homura.

"Infinite" Xperia Phone Case

by 23:25
Feast your eyes on the latest phone casing by anime accessory company Toypla, Infinite Xperia.

15 June 2011

Lawson Wars: 'The Madoka Chapter' Coming Soon

by 09:20
A battle of epic proportions is about to unfold on June 21st, with the expected arrival of Madoka Magica spoils on the sacred battlefield; Lawson. 

14 June 2011

Ano Hana Nendoroids Spotted

by 00:37
Custom Nendoroids Anjou Naruko, Honma Meiko and Tsurumi Chiriko have been conceived by an avid fan of drama anime Ano Hana.

06 June 2011

Louise Delivers Pizza in Birthday Suit

by 01:10
Lousie, from magical anime "Zero no Tsukaima" has been spotted on the streets delivering pizzas stark-naked.

Haruhi Wishes Will Grant Season 3?

by 00:56
The official Haruhi website has gathered a total of 15,498 "negai" or wishes, leading to a Haruhi-related announcement which will be released on Tanabata (July 7).

Guess the rumors weren't joking when they kept mentioning a possible 3rd season.

Another season of appeasing the gods and epic facepalms from our one and only-main-human-character-whose-only-damned-name-is-a-nickname, Kyon.
God, is so in his heaven about now...

02 June 2011

TV Show Eats Mio, Bashes Otaku Dance Troupe

by 02:33
Star ★ Draft, a variety show currently airing on Nippon Television, has welcomed a few "otakus" to their show and publicly shames them.

Now, its been awhile since I've watched any reality, talent or variety shows currently airing on Japanese cable (except Downtown for a good laugh), but I had no idea public bashing had become this open for slangs and slurs to even be uttered by the guest commentators (Okay, so it was pretty rampant to begin with but is that how you treat guests?).

For a good part of the show, bashing from the critics was disgustingly brutal and heavy. Many (rude) comeback remarks were exchanged mostly from the panel of 7 seated guests and it was clearly a "talk-down" session meant to silenced the "lambs". You can see the hostility for yourselves at the video link below.

The group were asked from things that they hold dear, such as K-ON!, Madoka and Toyosaki Aki being mentioned, to "Akiba News" which criticized their "Akiba" fashion from Tote Bags to merchandises.

At one point, one of the guest commentators asked to view the figure and started kissing it before shoving a figure of Mio into his mouth, not before rinsing his mouth with a Ritsu plushie doll and PSP.

As one 2channer said, "Welcome to public execution..."
Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. Content may contain errors or inaccurate information, as it is based on a collection of news, rumors, and personal opinions. All images and videos that appear on this blog are copyright their respective owners. If you own the rights to any of the images and do not wish them to appear on this blog, contact me and I will remove them immediately.