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A little late, I know…

December 15, 2008

… but still better than never, here are the next 8 cards. The delay is caused by me being offline at home at the moment, because (surprisingly) my new phone company didn’t manage to properly connect me at time and I’m still waiting for them to do so for now. Thus I’m misusing my workplace at the moment for this post, so I’ll make it quick. This time the 8 anime shows are produced by 7 different studios. I tried to sort them theme-wise, but just plain failed for the second-half. I thought about adding Air and Lucky Star to make those 4 cards completely KyoAni based, but in the end it was more important to me to add those two other series instead, although or rather because their are rather underdogs compared to the KyoAni series.

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sola gets USA release and School Rumble & Slayers a new season

February 27, 2008

Okay, lets keep it in order (all news snapped from ANN):

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Bandai Visual USA Confirms sola Release, DVD Details

sola newsOne day after the news was revealed online, Bandai Visual USA has officially confirmed its release of the 15-episode supernatural romance series sola. The anime will be released on five DVDs, each carrying three episodes (including the two that never aired during sola‘s Japanese television broadcast), and there will not be an English dub. The price per volume is set at US$49.99, and the first volume is scheduled for June 10. The first volume’s DVD extras will include a full-color, eight-page booklet and four character postcards. A special premium gift item will be offered to those who purchase sola from Bandai Visual‘s dot-anime.us site.

(Article from ANN)

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Good news that sola gets its release in the USA, but 250 bucks for just subtitles and some small extras, I don’t know about that. Many people dislike dubs, so I guess its not that big of a deal to drop them, but I think that this reduction of conversion costs should directly result in a reduced price tag.

On to the next news:

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Third School Rumble Anime Series Greenlit

School Rumble newsThe official website for the School Rumble slice-of-life anime franchise has announced that a third series has been greenlit for production in Japan. Kodansha will bundle School Rumble: Third Term DVDs with the limited first editions of the 21st and 22nd Japanese volumes of Jin Kobayashi‘s original school comedy manga. The 21st volume goes on sale on July 17. (The 20th volume, without a DVD, goes on sale on March 17.) The new project will reunite director Shinji Takamatsu, series script editor Hiroko Tokita, character designer and animation director Hajime Watanabe, and the animators at Studio Comet; all of them worked on the first two anime series.

Funimation has been releasing the first two anime series on DVD in North America, and Del Rey has been releasing the the manga series in North America.

Source: Moon Phase

(Article from ANN)

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Well, the second season of School Rumble trainwrecked pretty good. Hopefully the third season focus again on the few main characters, I just don’t want to see any more boring stuff about those boring side and even more on the side characters which really nobody likes.

And now to the real surprise:

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New Slayers Fantasy TV Anime Series in the Works

Slayers newsPage 24 of Fujimi Shobo‘s Dragon Magazine‘s April issue — which is officially on sale on February 29 but was previewed early — has announced that a new television anime project is in the works for Hajime Kanzaka‘s Slayers fantasy light novels. The official title and the cast has yet to be revealed. The official Hajime Kanzaka Fan Club has confirmed the news and added that the project will feature an anime-exclusive story, split across two cours (two seasons of three months). Director Takashi Watanabe will oversee J.C. Staff, the same studio that worked with him on all three previous Slayers television series. Kanzaka also created the Lost Universe novels, manga, and anime series.

The fan club could not confirm who will be in the project’s cast or even if Lina, the popular character voiced by Megumi Hayashibara, will be featured in this project. The club’s news report did say that more details will be revealed in Dragon Magazine and anime magazines. Central Park Media and FUNimation Entertainment both released the three previous Slayers television series in English in North America.

Thank you to dormcat for the news tip.

(Article from ANN)

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Wow, it’s a long time ago that I watched the whole Slayers collection of episodes, OVAs & movies and read the few Slayer mangas that got translated here. Found it all quite enjoyable, don’t know how I would think about it from my today’s point of view…

Aw, what the heck, bring it on!

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Wallpaper Week Day 6

February 16, 2008

sola

In many other posts I’ve already stated how much I love sola, so I guess it isn’t really necessary to repeat it here once again. Punchline is that it’s just one of the best animes for me and luckily there is much of beautiful artwork available on the all mighty thing called internet. As usual the original is of much higher resolution and is definitely worth a look.

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sola – 15

December 31, 2007

I'm more than sorry about that

Tomorrow will today already be yesterday.

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My Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 2

December 19, 2007

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

One Girl to take me back in time

Matsuri & Aono

And two Yaka to brighten up my night.

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sola – 14

October 21, 2007

Personated innocent

Splish splash

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sola – 13

July 4, 2007

As been said, dawn.

Dawn.

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