Posts Tagged ‘second season’
A couple of weeks ago when I saw this, I actually didn’t think much of it. I just wasn’t interested in getting my hopes up for a second season announcement and so I convinced myself that it was just going to be a merchandise announcement at most. In hindsight, that may have made waking up yesterday morning to an excited email from another writer that much sweeter. I was still half awake when I read it but then my eyes crossed the words: Ika Musume second season announced… and my day just perked right up!
According to the new issue of Weekly Shonen Champion, a second season of Squid Girl is headed our way! There was no release date attached (of course) but it has confirmed officially that the cute invader from the sea isn’t going anywhere for awhile! I suppose this shouldn’t be that huge of a surprise as the series has been an overall success for pretty much everyone. In its first week on sale, the first volume managed to sell enough Blu ray copies to rank 12th on the charts in Japan. Crunchyroll simulcast the first season and found themselves with an unexpected hit with fans all over the world.
Now we just need that elusive release date. And a full 26 episode run. Yeah, just those. And another episode featuring Mini Squid Girl. Just those three. Oh and definitely more scary Chizuru! All we need are those four things. Though it might also be nice to have…
Image via Moetron
How confident/hopeful is the staff behind Kami nomi zo Shiro Sekai (The World God Only Knows)? So much that a second season has already been green lit for spring of next year. According to a leak posted to the Takarajima Create Group website earlier today, the series that has yet to even begin airing its first season (it premieres tomorrow on Japanese television and Crunchyroll) will be getting a second season starting in April 2012.
This is interesting to me since apparently the production committee behind this series has decided that this series is going to be popular enough to get a second season well in advance. However they aren’t sure just how popular its going to be which is why it has also already been decided that its length will be dependant on how well the DVD sells. Obviously that translates into a shortened first season if the DVDs sales are struggling but if the DVDs bomb will that doom the second season before it even has a chance to begin? It’ll be fun to see how this one plays out in the coming months.
Of course it figures that the day I decide to stay out late and have some fun is the day that a second season of Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) is announced. Forget that bit of bad luck though… a second season of Tegami Bachi is premiering in the fall! The original announcement was made in Pafu magazine by the manga author Asada Hiroyuki.
Premiering last fall in Japan (and streaming on Crunchyroll), the Studio Pierrot animated series is based on the manga of the same name. Following a letter carrier named Lag Seeing through a fantasy world filled with giant, armor plated bugs; the story largely revolves around his deliveries and helping the recipients see the true ‘heart’ behind the letters while also searching for answers regarding his missing mentor and mother who apparently abandoned him as a child.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I have been enjoying Tegami Bachi since it premiered. It got off to a slow start but the stellar animation pulled me in before the story eventually grew on me. If you haven’t already checked this one out, I’d suggest it to those who enjoy fantasy drama with a touch of action (I’d compare it to El Hazard but that’s just wrong). I have to admit though with only a few episodes left in the first season I would love to see the series throw the audience a bone and give us just ONE answer to a story line. Just one before the second season? That can’t be too much to ask.
<Announcement image via Moetron>
Get your flame wars ready, K-ON is coming back!
Last spring, a series premiered and I admit it, I was smitten with it. Yes, I openly and proudly admit that when I watched the moe bait that is K-ON for the first time I fell into a very deep smit. But then the series ended and I began my long wait for a second season announcement. The series was a commercial juggernaut for both Kadokawa and Kyoto Animation last year; surely they would be smart enough to capitalize on this. And then I waited some more, watched album after album and DVD after DVD top the charts, gave a little nudge, kept waiting. There was even a time when I began to question my faith that any sort of announcement would come but finally the wait is over… K-ON is getting a second season!
Initially announced after the ‘Let’s Go!’ live concert held in Yokohama, the announcement was soon verified on the official website and unfortunately that’s all we know. No release dates or even vague details were revealed beyond the fact that the second season will be produced. So I guess I’m left with joining everyone else as we countdown to whichever season is going to give us more Mio and Azu-nyan… though I suppose that means we have to tack back Yui and Ritsu as well.
But we don’t wanna get to know Uncle AIC…
So how was everyone’s break? Lucky for some who are still enjoying their extended weekends but break time is over for the rest of us and that means back to the grind. Lucky for me, this is what I get to look forward to after finishing a long day braving Black Friday crowds.
So as recently as April of this year, Strike Witches 2-ki (season two) was absolutely green lit to go with Gonzo as the helm. Fans were happy and then it just kind of disappeared from the news. Good news, later this week Nyantype magazine will report that Strike Witches season two is still going to be made so no need to fret there. Bad news is that the article will also report that AIC is replacing Gonzo as producer of the series.
For the most part, it doesn’t seem as though this is going to affect fans all that much. Most of the staff are returning for the second season including the director/anime character designer Kazuhiro Takamura and AIC is not entirely unfamiliar with furry or loli or military (Nyan Koi, Tenchi Muyo, Virgin Fleet… ug, actually let’s forget about the last one).
I think the real story is what this means for the future of Gonzo. Besides Strike Witches, I honestly can’t think of any other major franchises that Gonzo had left to hold onto. Some (NSFW) are already calling Gonzo a ship that is close to sunk but only Gonzo and their parent GDH know for sure. So… if anyone from either place happens to be reading and wants to shoot me an email so that I can tell everyone else. I’m all ears. Easy to reach too.
At the close of this week’s episode, it was announced that Asura Cryin will be the third series from this year’s spring anime premieres to be renewed for a second season (the others being Queen’s Blade and Sengoku Basara). As has become standard with these announcements, a fall premiere date was announced but no other details were revealed at broadcast. Meanwhile fans of K-ON sit and wait patiently for their happy second season news (though we did get a bonus episode this week so I suppose that’s some consolation).
This is another one that is hard for me to get excited about. Admittedly the paranormal harem action series caught my attention. Towards the end however the story really started to lose steam and lost me. Has anyone else out there been keeping up with this series? Excited about seeing a season second in the fall or is this a series that should have just gone away after the first season?
Yet another series that I had to skip due to time constraints over the spring is getting a second season? Naturally! The hentai action anime Queen’s Blade revealed after the first season finale that a second season has already been green lit for production. The new season will be titled ‘Gyokuza wo Tsugumono’ (‘Queen’s Blade and the Evil Eye’). Not familiar with the series? Women wearing armor that covers hardly any of themselves fighting each other? Acid spitting breasts that melt the clothes off others? None of this ringing a bell?
This is the second series of the spring in as many days to be confirmed as getting a second season. Sadly no such luck yet for the moe bait smash hit series K-ON.
So, if you happen to be reading the website at the very moment that this gets published you might want to hang out for awhile. I’ve had a busy couple of days which means I’m about to play a major round of catch up. Lots of updates to follow but the first thing that I missed over the last day is ‘Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu’ getting a second season. The announcement was made in the same issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine that brought the third season (?) announcement of Shana so that sorta explains it.
If you’re not familiar with the romantic comedy, it premiered last summer and centers on Yuto and Haruka. On the surface it looks like the shy boy has managed to get into a relationship with the popular pretty girl. In reality though it’s actually closer to Yuto has discovered Haruka’s big secret: She’s a closet anime otaku. The second season will feature the same cast, crew and production studio as the first season. If you pay attention to names than this is good news with Mamiko Noto (Narue in ‘World of Narue‘, Aisa in ‘To aru Majutsu no Index’) and Wataru Hatano (Jun’ichi in ‘Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka’) reprise their roles and Munenori Nawa (‘Kiss x Sis’) will be returning to the director’s chair. No release date for the second season has been revealed yet.
Just a quick note for everyone this morning; ANN is reporting that the trading card action anime ‘Battle Spirits’ will be getting a second season. The announcement came via the July Kerokero Ace magazine but didn’t mention any details regarding a release date. The series first premiered last fall on Japanese television.
I’ll be honest, I skipped this one last fall so I’ll leave it to you to be excited for me.
In news that will make ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ fans happy I’m sure, it has been announced that a new OVA will be included with the first volume of ‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’ when it is shipped in August. Titled ‘Momoku no Renkinjutshi’, the OVA is based on the side story created by Hiromu Arakawa for the guidebook. The OVA will be included on both the regular and Blu ray editions of the series and ships on August 26th.
In other second season news (I know, this segue is a bit of a stretch), it will also be revealed in the first issue of Nyantype that Gonzo will be animating the second season of Strike Witches. The second season is tentatively titled ‘Strike Witches 2-ki’ but doesn’t have a solid release date as of yet. Funimation recently licensed the first season and will be revealing news regarding their upcoming releases around fall of this year (in time for NYAF perhaps?).