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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‘”.
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.
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.
Three new anime shows were announced recently, in vastly different ways.
The most recent announcement, via a teaser website, was Persona 4 The Animation, based on the game of the same name. The cast stays the same as the game as well. Animation production will be done by AIC Asta (Sora no Otoshimono series), and the director is Kishi Seiji (Angel Beats!).
You see, vampire-like beings called Kageyashi have invaded Akihabara, and it appears that the only way to defeat them is to expose them to sunlight. But alas! They’re wearing clothing! Darned clothing, always in the way! What can you do? You can read on, is what you can do.
As you may recall, I mentioned Galgun a couple of months ago. It is a video game where you shoot countless
zombies girls with bullets pheromone shots and kill them “send them to heaven” in your quest to save bond with the girl of your dreams before the end of the day. Well, last week Galgun got a title update to screw with your head “fix some bugs”.
And the biggest
feature “bug” they broke “fixed” was the ability to view low angle shots in various modes. Well, let’s not mince words — they removed some panty shots from the game.
If you’ve been watching new anime this season, you may be watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica. And if you have been watching that show, you know about the various characters, including Madoka, Mami, and Kyubey (nicknamed QB by many Japanese fans). Perhaps you didn’t know that it’s gotten really popular in Akihabara and other otaku-oriented areas.