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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.

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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Three new anime shows were announced recently, in vastly different ways.

Persona 4 The Animation. The title pretty much says it all.

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!).

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The Magica Quartet team announced on their official website and twitter account that Puella Magi Madoka Magica episodes 11 and 12 will air back-to-back on sponsor TV station MBS (in the Osaka area) on April 21 at 26:40 JST (aka 2 hours, 40 minutes after midnight, technically 4/22). TBS (in the Tokyo area) will air 10, 11, and 12 consecutively starting at 27:00 on the same day.

Homura and Madoka, together again...?

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Sunrise announced today that they are remastering the original 26-episode Scryed TV series for the 10th anniversary into two parts, with many all-new ingredients.

An example of the character designs for "Scryed Alteration"

The newly-updated official website says that the script will be rewritten, voices will be re-recorded, and new animation will be mixed in with remastered original animation. The site hints that everything will be reorganized, so it’s possible the story ordering will change as well.

I’ll update this post later when the promotion video is released in a form that’s viewable outside Japan. Update 4/17: Promotion video after the break.

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Bioware and FUNimation Entertainment announced today that they are teaming up with animation production company T.O. Entertainment to produce a Mass Effect anime feature. Streaming and video release is planned for summer of 2012.

Shepard and crew, coming in animated form to a screen near you.

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April Fools Day is now over in Japan. It’s not really a big thing there, only really having much impact among a subculture of game, anime, and technology fans, but then again that’s what we cover here.

A few companies put in some extra effort on April Fools Day. Square Enix and A-1 Pictures put together a full (fake) trailer with animation and voice acting for a (fake) Working!! season 2 starring a whole new cast of characters from the (real) Nekogumi version of the comic.

When April 2 rolled around, they came back with a real trailer for the real season 2 of Working!!.

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If you’ve been unable to sleep because you’ve been waiting for news on the next streaming episode of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Little Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Cute), well, you can sleep easy tonight. On the official web page, they announced the date of the streaming and the availability of the new trailer for episode 13.

When the Kirino's away, what do the black cats do?

Episode 13, “Ore no kouhai ga konnani kusatta wake ga nai” (My junior can’t possibly be this rotten) will be released to the ether on Tuesday, March 29, at noon Japan time. That’s midnight EDT, or 9PM PDT on Monday, for those of you keeping track on this side of the ocean.

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Has it been that long? Not quite, the 10th anniversary of Higurashi no Naku Koru ni (English title: When They Cry) isn’t until 2012. But Japanese anime distributor Frontier Works announced on their twitter account that they are working on a new OVA series,  Higurashi no Naku Koru ni Kira.

New OVA! (Swimsuits not guaranteed.)

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