Like I said in my previous post which made me make another post of itself;
-a response to the recent happenings regarding the stance of online manga viewing sites *coughonemangacough*
So many things to post… so to make things more simpler here’s a compilation post of stuff I would like to point out very much briefly.
With thanks for M of FoOlRulez for the epic opening image.
AI Busters is like the 9th novel I ever read in my 10 and 4 years of existence.
Yes that’s right, recently posted in the Dengeki Moeoh Blog, Nogizaka Mika (the prepubescent loli from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) will be getting her own limited edition dakimakura! As Mika being my most favourite character out of the series, like I always say DO WANT!
So after transcribing what the post says in the post, it seems it’ll be released on November 30th for a limited time at a certain shop somewhere in Japan, or otherwise, mail order from the internet (google/babel failed on me). The dakimakura will be (the way I see it) at a life-size perspective of Mika, meaning it’ll be 160cm long, and 50cm wide. Material for the cover will be a certain type of Polyester I heard. Note that they’ll only be supplying the cover, not the body pillow itself. Oh, and only in Japan so tough luck guys. The dakimakura will be priced around 9000yen (+shipping and Tax I believe), meaning it’ll be priced at around $100 this week for all you yanks and for me, at a ridiculously expensive price of around £60.
Note: I’m not really keen on the Japanese language so the information stated here might not be accurate.
Must. Find. TRANSLATIONS.
The reason I’m a few days late of posting this well… post, is because the day after the expo I had to go some place else for the day, delaying this post (-_-‘). But well, here it is! What pretty much happened at the 16th bi-annual London MCM Expo! What an awesome day it was…
Note: I went on Sunday, not Saturday. Suffered severe painful memories when I went on a Saturday…
Time for a general animu otaku post since… forever eh? And does this make me an official die-hard otaku? Nahh…. Heh heh…
So the deal was this, while trolling around in the streets of London last Sunday, for some apparent reason I come home with the latest issue of “Newtype Magazine” and the Light Novel Anthology “Dragon Magazine”. Déja vu? Nah just kidding, I happened to look around in Japan Center. A Japanese Import shop, selling many Japanese food, drinks and snacks, general household products imported and books (+manga) and magazines imported from Japan as well. Looking around for the new volume (21) of Hayate, I was deeply saddened finding out that its coming out in mid October. Meaning I was not going out empty handed oh no. So I might as well buy the latest issues of Newtype Magazine and a random Light Novel Anthology Magazine which at first thought it was a Manga Magazine like Shonen Sunday -_-. By the way I’m still a n00b at reading Japanese so I just looked at the pretty pictures and illustrations, just to let you know first.
Flicking through the pages in Newtype, I soon to notice that many of the pages were just reviewing the new Anime that’s coming up in the Fall Anime line up. Such as Seitokai no Ichizon, Letterbee, Fairy Tail and many more. And also running and recently finished airing Anime including Umineko, Shangri-la and Canaan. Just by judging from the front cover as you see above (Mikuru-chan in the classic Japanese PE uniform as seen the “Sigh” Arc) the main feature of this issue was mainly about Haruhi, including some interview from the director I believe to many screen shots from the “Sigh” Arc as well.
Many fold out posters are present as well, a double sided poster (Eden of the East + Spice and Wolf) at the front pages and another double-sided (Gundam) poster at the back. Not only the main attractions but the magazine also includes some topics about recent Conventions that took place and some columns from the journalists/staff at Newtype relating to Anime. A 100-page Evangelion fanbook is also included in Newtype, including Fanart from die-hard Eva fans, articles upon the upcoming releases and the second film, and lastly many interviews with seiyuus and directors who took part in the production.
Hey just reminding you guys that the new game Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus is coming out on the DS on 26th February (only in Japan)
Dengeki Gakuen RPG is set primarily at Dengeki Academy, a Japanese private school that the main characters attend. The story revolves around an unnamed protagonist who one day hears a recent rumor that a ghost has been appearing during the night at school. While he does not have any real interest in the occult, he uses searching for the ghost as an excuse to sneak into the school campus one night. However, his childhood friend Kizuna Kasugai comes with him to search for the ghost, and the two decide to search around the bench in front of the campus store. In the silent darkness, the two gradually arrive to open the door of the store and before them they see a person’s shadow move in the room. By straining his eyes, the protagonist sees that the person casting the shadow is eating melon bread, and realizes that this must be the cause of the ghost rumor; the shadow is in fact cast by Shana from Shakugan no Shana. This is possible due to one day the reality-based world of Dengeki Academy and the worlds of the Dengeki Bunko light novels to suddenly become connected allowing people from both the real-world and the novel worlds to cross over.
By meeting Shana, the protagonist and Kizuna become entangled in a struggle by the members of the novel worlds to protect their worlds from the unidentified evil organization known as Zetsumu who have been changing story details from the novel worlds and creating disorder in them. Their goal is “to snatch away the smiles from every person”. In order to combat Zetsumu, the protagonists will help the fighters from the novel worlds by traveling between the real-world and novel worlds.