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Starchild released the first promo video for Mayochiki!, a new anime planned for the summer season.

The title is a multi-meaning pun on the abbreviation for mayonnaise chicken, and also for the term “lost sheep” (mayoeru hitsuji), so Mayochiki! is short for Mayoeru Shitsuji to Chikin Yarou (Lost Butler and the Chicken Dude).

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Today on the website and official twitter account, the date for the next episode of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (“My Little Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Cute”) was announced. It’s coming April 26, at noon JST. That’s less than 4 days away.

All Kuroneko, all the time.

There’s also a preview up on the official site. I will update this post when I am able to embed the preview.

Hey, you over there. Yeah, you, the Japanese high school senior who’s worried about exams. Chukei Publishing wants to help you do better at the English section of your upcoming college admission exam. And for that express purpose, they released “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu de Eitango ga Omoshiroihodo Minitsuku Hon,” or “The book that, in a fun way, teaches you English words via ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya‘”.

Learn English, the Haruhi way!

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Tokyopop, a pioneer in the manga translation/adaptation market, announced today that they are shutting down their US publishing operations. Founded in 1997, they started off as Mixx and published MixxZine, which included the popular Sailor Moon and Magic Knight RayEarth comics.

MixxZine issue 3. If it wasnt already a collectors item...

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Fujimi Shobo announced today that their light novel series “High School DxD” (DxD pronounced “dee dee”) will be getting animated.

High School DxD's girls, as drawn by Miyama Zero.

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No need to check the calendar, April Fool’s Day is really over. However, they really are making a live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge TV drama this summer, and a live-action movie for 2012.

If you thought it couldn't get more surreal...

In this week’s Young Gangan magazine, Square Enix and AUTB Partners announced the production schedule, as well as the actors playing Nino and Riku. There’s an official teaser website as well. Pics of the cast after the break.

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It’s the second week of April, and the new season is rolling along. I introduced a few of the new shows last week. Before I get too far behind, I figured I’d throw out a few whole slew more.

Akechi Mitsuhide, Date Masamune, Oda Nobunaga, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Historic Japanese figures, all of them. Look it up.

Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox (streaming on Crunchyroll as “Battle Girls – Time Paradox“) knows its audience: People who know their history and are into cute girls portraying versions of the historical figures, much like Samurai Girls or Battle Vixens. Sengoku Otome is not (yet) as blatant as those two. It’s based on a series of characters from pachinko games instead of a manga or novel, so I’m not expecting much from the storyline.

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