It’s official! This week’s 43rd issue of Shounen Jump has announced that Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s basketball manga, Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko’s Basket), and NisiOisin’s high school battle and ecchi manga, Medaka Box, are set to get an anime release.
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It’s official! Fall 2011 marks the return of the popular series, Hunter X Hunter. Apparently, a promotional campaign found on bookstores in Japan confirms that a new TV series has been green-lit for next season. (Source) HXH has had a 62 episode TV series, 3 OVA series totalling 30 episodes. There is no news that tells us if the new TV series will be a reboot or a direct continuation to the OVA. However, the latter seems to be most probable.
If the TV series is indeed a direct sequel, then, it should cover at least the first half of the Chimera Ant Arc. Insect haters beware. This Chimera Ant Arc arguably has the most disturbing and ugly moments in the series, but I’m sure you’ll be fine if you’ve read Franken Fran (lol).
I really wonder how long the TV series is going to last. It could go from 12 to 50 episodes. It wouldn’t surprise me if the anime is trying to do the entire arc. Let’s not forget that Shounen Jump confirmed that Yoshihiro Togashi will resume the manga in August. Maybe Togashi feels that he is healthy enough to finish the entire arc. Without a doubt, the anime length will certainly depend if he finish the job without going back to another hiatus. I wouldn’t be surprised if Togashi goes back to hiatus after one chapter.
After becoming 12, Gon leaves his home and takes on the task of entering the Hunter exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death to become an official Hunter. He befriends the revenge-driven Kurapica, the doctor-to-be Leorio and the rebellious ex-assassin Killua in the exam, with their friendship prevailing throughout the many trials and threats they come upon taking on the dangerous career of a Hunter. (source: Myanimelist)
Our family of writers has once again grown with the latest addition Thaivu22!
A veteran writer with his own blog, Thaivu22 often graced our publications with his comments, and now joins Team Zero in covering the multitude of summer shows that have us running each and every way (good or bad). As for what Thaivu22 will be reviewing this season… well that you’ll have to read his reviews to find out.
(In fact, I don’t think anyone’s really settled on what to review this season yet…)
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Will it be the god-defying show-stopper or an everyday man’s cinderella story? Before we can judge though we should look at what came before…
The legacy of death note continues, while code geass played on the combination of mecha and death note-ish Zero. Future diary is akin to battle Royale + death note the book. Violent, supernatural and totally gripping since characters do die just like that they do in deadman wonderland. Definitely worth waiting for, been collecting the manga so far (yes, real books) and worth every penny.
Esuno began the Future Diary manga in 2006, and the main series just ended last December. Tokyopop published the 10th Future Diary manga volume in North America on April 12, just days before announcing that its North American publishing operations will end next month. The 12th and final volume of the Future Diary manga is shipping in Japan on April 26, and the Future Diary television anime will premiere this fall.
Who would knew this day would come! I have been a long time fan of Rurouni Kenshin, hell, I bought the manga back when I was a kid a book per week, also recently finished watching the whole anime series last year. Season 1 and 2 stayed true to the manga up till volume 16 before it diverges into side stories and 2 arcs of its own in season 3 which were….pretty crappy (lol feng shui fighters). Perhaps this anime series will reboot the entire franchise or continue straight from volume 17 of the manga. Personally, I hope for it to continue straight from the manga since season 1 and 2 were already pretty well done.
News quote from ANN as below:
The June issue of Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine is announcing on Thursday that production on a new Rurouni Kenshin anime project has been green-lit. More information will be provided in future issues of Jump Square.
The magazine also noted that the Blu-ray Disc versions of the two Rurouni Kenshin original video anime (OVA) projects and the Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Shishi no Chinkonka [Requiem] film will ship between August 24 and October 26. A compilation CD will ship on July 27. Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen, a new game for the Sony PSP system, already shipped last month.
Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original 1994-1999 samurai manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump inspired a television anime series that is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Viz Media published the manga in North America, and Media Blasters’ AnimeWorks label released the television anime. ADV Films released the two OVA projects and the film under the licenser’s prescribed title Samurai X.
Since he ended the Rurouni Kenshin manga, Watsuki drew Gun Blaze West and Buso Renkin. His current title, Embalming – The Another Tale of Frankenstein, has been running in Jump Square since the magazine’s inaugural issue in 2007.
For those not in the know, EO from THAT Anime Blog has started up the Sai Mecha Super Dimensional Robot tournament to inject some testosterone into the aniblogisphere which is currently ccaught up in SaiMoe’s moeblobbery.
Basically its a giant tournament in which some of the greatest Mecha to ever grace our screens & imaginations square off against each other in one-on-one combat. What more could you ask for? The competition is in its nomination phase, so behold my nominations.