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In one of the happier announcements of the day, Sentai Filmworks added Nyan Koi! to its December release slate. The silly, cat-centric romantic comedy series was one of my surprise favorites of 2009, combining wacky comedy with occasional flashes of decent writing to become an above-average romcom experience.

So hurray for Nyan Koi!, and hurray for Sentai expanding its catalog a bit! My pre-order is going in today. You can see a description of the anime, as well as the opening and ending songs, after the jump.

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Image from Media Factory.

When I started watching Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells From the Sky early this week, I tried to go in without any prior expectations. The problem was that my sheer hatred for ToLoveRu (Trouble) tainted the “Cute alien descends to earth, hijinks ensue” formula for me. So imagine my surprise when it turned out that not only was the first episode of Asobi ni Ikuyo watchable, but I actually enjoyed it enough to fly right to the second episode.

More thoughts – and a recipe for creating your very own Urusei Yatsura clone – after the jump.

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This is the image I found that is still safe for work.

Image from Media Factory.

Today’s entry in the “yet another light novel series to be adapted into a TV anime” listings is Asobi ni Iku Yo! (“Let’s go play!”), an Urusei Yatsura variation. For those younglings who don’t know what Urusei Yatsura is, that means that Asobi ni Iku Yo! is a romantic comedy about an ordinary high school boy who meets up with a beautiful alien and proceeds to have wacky adventures. Instead of the Japanese/Chinese mythology theme of UY, the aliens of Asobi ni Iku Yo! have animal ears and tend to be called silly things like “Kyaatias” (a pun on “Cat Ears”), Rabbitians, and Melmacs.

I’m not exactly chomping at the bit waiting for this anime to be made, but announcements like these remind me just how clueless I am about the light novel market. I’ve never heard of this before, even though it’s been around since 2003 and has a whole bunch of peripheral merchandise already – according to the Japanese wikipedia entry I’m looking at right now, there’s a 6-volume manga, a few drama CDs, and a video game already out for the series, which has been published since 2003.

What other light novels am I missing? I’m going to have to start digging through the light novel rankings to make sure I find the next Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu before I miss out!

WheeeeeeeeeeeJust when you thought we were past the long international nightmare of Neko Mimi Mode, here comes the Mayoi-Neko Overrun! promo video! The spring rom-com is all set to invade your ears with its incessantly cutesy song. Oh, and it also introduces you to the characters and the setting of the show, which takes place in a sweets shop named Stray Cats.

Did the song get stuck in your head? It didn’t quite get stuck in mine, but I’ve become resistant to these kind of things over time (with the notable exception of Mr. Raindrop, one of Gintama‘s most powerful attacks).

Source: mayoi_neko on Twitter

Yes, the characters in Nyankoi! love cats.

Nyankoi! reminds me of the “good old days” of light-hearted comedies like Tenchi Muyo! and El Hazard, which really isn’t surprising because it is from AIC, the same studio that gave us those old favorites. It’s a bit predictable, and it certainly won’t win any awards for originality, but it’s a lot of fun that shucks the recent trends of excessive fan service and rampant lesbianism.

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