Preview of Spring 2012

5 Feb

The Spring Preview has officially been completed to the best of my ability.  There are a huge number of anime starting this season, ranging from different demographics, genres and adaptations.  Some have started airing early, whilst others will start later on.

So here’s the list of the 34 confirmed anime series for the spring (32 TV and 2 ONA): Continue reading


Black Rock Shooter – 8 (End)

23 Mar

That was surprising; not for the reasons one might think but still surprising. Continue reading

Other Manga/Anime News – #3 (2012)

22 Mar

Another round of anime/manga news:

1. Gintama’s anime is ending at episode 252 (next episode on monday).

2. Fairy Tail’s anime film will be called Hôô no Miko (roughly translated as Miko the Phoenix) and is set to premier on August 18th.

3. Naruto has announced another movie (not Blood Prison, we’re just waiting for it to be subbed) called Road to Ninja.  Masashi Kishimoto will be in charge of the story and the character design. Out July 28th 2012.

4. A new manga by the name of Senyu, will start it’s serialisation in Jump SQ on May 4th.

5. Nisekoi’s 1st manga volume (tankobon) is to be released on May 2nd.

6. Bloody Monday – Last Season is set to finish on March 28th; having been compiled into 3 volumes already, the latest chapters will presumably be collected into a f4th volume and thus bringing the entire Bloody Monday manga series (Bloody Monday, Season 2 and Last Season) to a close with a total of 23 volumes.


All credit goes to the twitter page Manga-news Japon (!/manganewsjapon) for providing me with updates and pictures as soon as they are available and making me practice my French reading skills – yes the twitter updates are all in French.

Kimi no Iru Machi – OVA 1 (Review)

21 Mar

Ahh, a romance manga that I currently read has had it’s 1st OVA released as part of a special edition tankobon release so of course I have to check it out!  Anyone unfamiliar with this series, Kimi no Iru Machi (A Town Where You Live) is a manga currently running in Weekly Shonen Magazine since June 2008 and has already 17 volumes released.

N.B. This OVA review will discuss the plot, which can also be considered as spoilers for manga chapters so only read this you’re up-to-date on the manga or don’t plan to read it.

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Brave10 – 11 (Princess x 2)

19 Mar

Okay so the series has finally had an episode which wasn’t riddled with overused generic humour but more importantly the stage is now set for the final episode of this anime. Continue reading

Ozuma – 1

18 Mar

Even though officially the spring season doesn’t start until April, this short six episode series has started airing and since I have a little bit of time (with BRS and Brave10 coming to an end) I figured I would pick up the series before the main ones have started. Continue reading

Black Rock Shooter – 7 (Strength)

17 Mar

When will the craziness stop! The penultimate episode of the series is yet another one which makes me want to say: Huh? Huuh? Huuuh?! Continue reading

Other Manga/Anime News – #2 (2012)

15 Mar

Just a few things everyone should know about (this combined for anime and manga since they overlap):

1. Hunter x Hunter is going to have an original story anime film.  On that note, people might have also read that the manga is back on hiatus as of the next Issue (#17) due to come out in Japan this upcoming Monday (19/03/2012).

2. A sequel to Shaman King entitled Shaman King: Flowers is going to start its official serialisation in Shueisha’s new seinen magazine Jump X (a.k.a Jump Kai) in April.

3. Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA – a spin-off of Fate/stay night has been confirmed for an anime adaptation.

4. In anticipation of the new Code Geass: Akito the Exiled  due to air this summer in Japanese theatres, a manga by the name of Code Geass – Sôbô no Ozu starts serialisation in Newtype Ace on the 10th of April.

5. Binbogami ga! A manga currently running in Jump SQ has been chosen for an anime adaptation by Sunrise

6.  Jump SQ replaced Luck Stealer, Karakuri Doji Ultimo and Gekka Bijin (all of which ended in Issue #2 2012 – Ultimo was moved to SQ.19) with Chiisana Hiroba and Adashi Mono.  

7. Beelzebub’s anime is set to finish on the 25th of this month, the time slot is to go to Uchuu Kyoudai for the spring season.

8. Sket Dance will return in April for a second season.

All credit goes to the twitter page Manga-news Japon (!/manganewsjapon) for providing me with updates and pictures as soon as they are available and making me practice my French reading skills – yes the twitter updates are all in French.