Posts Tagged ‘seikon no qwaser’
So I’m a little late again but this time it’s because of my new phone. It’s just so much fun to play with! So in today’s game of catch up there are 5 series continuations, a completely original series and brand new manga adaptations! It’s been a very busy few days!Toriko: The first manga to get the anime green light this week is food series Toriko. The series has been running since 2008 and follows a master, gourmet food provider as he travels to the world to collect the rare ingredients he needs to make his dishes. The series will premiere this coming April though no word on which studio will be producing it.
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Gets 2nd Season: Speaking of firsts, the first in this list to get a second season announcement belongs to shonen series, Nura: Rise of the Yokai. Premiering earlier this year (and simulcast by Viz Media), the series about a young boy who is part yokai is being pressured into succeeding as the new head but he resists due to wanting to live a normal life. No firm dates on when the new season will hit airwaves.
Bakuman 2nd Season: The second series to get a second season announcement this week is comic series Bakuman about two teenagers trying to become the next big manga stars. The JC Staff produced series managed to gain quite a large number of fans and so I know that more than a few fans have been pretty excited ever since the news hit. The new season will air in the fall of 2011.
Seikon no Qwaser 2nd Season: Ready for another 2nd season announcement? The breast feeding vampire series Seikon no Qwaser will be getting a second season at some point in the future. All that has been made known is that most of the crew will remain the same from the first season. For once I’m not shedding any tears over the lack of information. Can you tell how I felt about the first season yet?
Kampfer Gets New Something or Other in March: According to a wraparound jacket on the 5th manga volume, there will be more Kampfer airing on television in March. It goes onto say that a promotional video will be shown at Comiket 79 but fails to mention on if the new release will be a full series or just a one time special episode. Another series that fails to fill me with enthusiasm at the idea of more being made. Yay.
ufotable to Animate Fate/Zero Prequel: Thought I was going to say sequel again there didn’t you? But nope, instead it’s been announced that a new TV series and manga will be created based on the novel Fate/Zero. Taking place in the same world as the Fate/Stay Night series, this series takes place during the 4th Grail War which both Rin’s and Shiro’s foster father fought in to obtain the Holy Grail. – DO WANT!!!
Naruto Movie #8: Naruto is getting another movie next summer. It’ll be it’s 8th. I couldn’t care less about this if I tried. Next!
Original Series C Gets Noitamina Slot: In the completely brand new, not based on anything category; a new series titled C will be will be getting a slot in the now much publicized Noitamina block. No word on which season it will premiere in but more information will be made available in a press conference held on January 7th. An official teaser website launched on December 17th.
Hen Semi Heads for TV: I never got around to checking out the OAD released for this series earlier in the year but from what I hear, it was pretty extreme in its humor. So imagine my shock to hear that the series about a class of abnormal psychology students is getting green lit for television. More information will be made available in the next issue of Morning and Morning 2 magazine available on January 22nd. – Hm, wonder how this one is going to get marketed on DVD later in the year.
And finally wrapping things up…
Nichijou Premiere Date Confirmed: Kyoto Animation has finally confirmed that their new slice of life comedy series, Nichijou, will premiere on television in April. An ‘Episode 0’ OVA will be released a month earlier.
Can you believe that we’re only a month away from the fall anime season? Man, time flies when you’re desperately trying to forget about how miserable the summer has been.
Seikon no Qwaser: A 91 second fan service fest… trailer I mean has gone live on YouTube for the upcoming Seikon no Qwaser OAD. The new release will feature a special 10.5 episode and ships in October along with the new manga volume. – I didn’t care about the breast feeding anime when it premiered earlier this year and I don’t care about it now.
Hana Saku Iroha: Need to cleanse your palette after that? Yeah I don’t blame you so here’s the new 100 second trailer for the PA Works upcoming 10th anniversary project which started streaming recently on the official website. Ah, so much cuter and less poisoning to the mind.
Star Driver: From Studio Bones comes this new series in October featuring a young boy who washes ashore on an island but houses a secret: a giant robot deep underground. – Eh, it looks pretty but sorry… it just looks like another boy with a giant robot story.
Tamayura: The third ‘healing’ anime from director Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon) has had its new 15 second PV posted to the official website. It really only shows some character art and features the OP in the background but eh, it looks cute enough I suppose. The series will be released straight to DVD starting in November.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt: Filed under the Gainax, fall anime and cannot unsee categories comes this new trailer for their upcoming series Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. I have no idea what this series is about but it looks terrible and if this trailer is an accurate depiction of what the series is like I hope that it dies a very quick death and is forgotten about before the animation can even grow cold. Don’t hit play unless you really, really mean it.
Tegami Bachi Reverse: Ooh finally we get to see the truth behind Gauche Suede in the second season! After being simulcast last year, the sequel to the fantastical mail delivery series has released its first trailer to the TV Tokyo website. The new season premieres October 2nd. – Anyone else think it would’ve been kind of cool for the series to be named something a little more bad ass like Tegami Bachi: Return to Sender? Anyone?
So before I head into this week’s Catch Up post; recently I was thinking about something: What is old school anime? A question was brought up on a site asking fans to name their favorite ‘old school’ anime themes. A lot of the answers coming in were from titles that were less than a decade old which hardly qualifies as old school in my book. But then I didn’t fare much better as my choices were only a little older (Kiseki no Umi from Record of Lodoss War and the OP from Princess Nine if you were wondering). So what is old school to you? Is it a particular period and earlier such as anything from the 80’s? Is it more vague such as ‘anything that came out before I knew what anime was’? Share your answers in the comments or in an email to email@example.com as I’d really like to hear some thoughts on this. Anyways, on with the news…
New Anime of the Week
Gakuen Hakkenden: An anime adaptation has been announced for the boys love manga series, Gakuen Hakkenden. The series re-imagines the original novel, Nansou Satomi Hakkenden which takes place in the Warring States era. – Anyone read this? Because I’m getting visions of angsty bishie samurais dealing with high school drama.
Kuruneko 2nd Season: A new season of Kuruneko will premiere on July 3rd with actress Miki Nakatani taking over all of the voices for Satomi Kobayashi. The series of 5 minute episodes debuted last year and centers on a designer in her 30’s living alone with 5 cats. – Situational comedy about a not so crazy cat lady; hilarious!
Kuttsukiboshi: From the studio who brought us animated gems such as Training with Hinako and its stellar sequel, Sleeping with Hinako comes a brand new yuri themed release titled Kuttsukiboshi. Written, animated and directed entirely by Naoya Ishikawa; the first part will be released this summer at Comiket 78 with Part II scheduled to be released next summer. Details are slim right now but it seems that the story will be centering on two girls having a “risky” summer vacation. A trailer has already been posted to the official Primastea YouTube channel. – I don’t know, the animation doesn’t actually make this look that bad but I’m not getting my hopes up.
Princess Resurrection OAD: Already turned into an absolutely terrible TV series, the manga series Princess Resurrection is now scheduled to be getting a brand new OAD. Details will be announced with the new issue of Sirius Magazine on June 26th. – Terrible TV series. Horrible.
Seikon no Qwaser: Empress no Shozo: A sequel to breast feeding vampire series Seikon no Qwaser was accidently leaked by the official website earlier today. The announcement, which featured an image of the character Katja, was scheduled to be posted on the 20th and was quickly removed but not before the sharp eyed media had already seen it. More details will be available as soon as they’re done yelling at the guy who posted the news early.
Whew! Quite a bit of new anime this week though none of it is particularly exciting. That is unless you’re looking for a new yuri anime release and I don’t think we need to bashfully hide how many of us that applies to… right? Somebody? Anybody? Alright fine then, let’s move onto the other news of the week:
Yutaka Yamamoto Working on New TV Anime: So this isn’t being listed as under the new anime section because as of now, there isn’t really much to report beyond the headline. At a discussion event, Japanese sci-fi critic Tsunehiro Uno revealed that Yutaka Yamamoto (Kannagi, Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star) is currently working on a project with Hiroki Azuma and Mari Okada and that it will air either next year or the year after. So yeah… keep your eyes peeled for that in about a year or so. – Anyone else wondering why Uno was the one to reveal this randomly at a discussion panel and not anyone, you know, actually involved with it?
A Certain Scientific Railgun & Sekirei Get New DVD Eps: According to official store listings for each series, both A Certain Scientific Railgun and Sekirei will be getting special unaired episodes on DVD later this year. The new 13’th (intentional apostrophe) episode of Railgun, titled Entenda no Satsuei Model mo Raku ja Arimasen wa ne (Being a Photo Shoot Model Under the Sun Isn’t Easy, Is it?) will be bundled with the official visual book being released on July 24th.
The bonus episode of Sekirei will be included with the first volume of the second season being released on August 25th. The second season makes its TV premiere on July 4th.
Well, it’s been about three months since the fall season began so you know what that means… it’s time for another Otaku Review Season Preview! The 2010 winter season is interesting this year for one big reason: just fewer than two dozen titles are actually going to be hitting airwaves over the next three months (and that includes a couple of titles which have already premiered).
Interestingly, a lot of the usual front runners are nowhere to be seen this season. Studio Bones are absent, Production I.G is busy with their part in Halo Legends and Studio Deen has their hands full with the Fate/Stay Night TV reproduction and movie. Leading the crowd instead with two series each this season are ZEXCS (Chu Bra and Omamori Himari) and Shaft (Hidamari Sketch and Dance in the Vampire Bund).
There are a still plenty of other studios which will also be contributing one series this season though so let’s start this thing already. As always, all information is pulled from ANN, MAL, Anime Vice, AniDB and official websites. Images retain original copyrights, information is subject to change, links to legal streams will be updated as they are made available, yadda yadda yadda. As always, be sure to keep checking back throughout the month for my initial thoughts and from all the new shows this season. I will be hitting the first episode of as many series as I can so stick around and let the rest of us know what you like as its airing. As always I’ve tried to fact check this preview as much as I possibly can but if you notice something that is still wrong, feel free to leave a comment and point out how much of a dork I am for not having everything 100% correct. ~_^
Waking up this morning, this was not what I expected to find in my reader but Moetron is reporting that the very bloody, fan service laden, breast feeding action manga ‘Seikon no Qwaser’ will be getting a TV anime series. No details were made available other than that. If you’re not familiar with the story, I did some research and found that it’s a basically a war of the church versus forces that know how to use chemical elements as powers, the only thing is that they have to consume breast milk to keep their powers replenished (at least if all the plot summaries I’ve read are correct). It sounds like a very weird and twisted series and something that anyone who enjoyed ‘Queen’s Blade’ would jump behind in a heartbeat.