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Hoshizora he Kakaru Hashi (set to start streaming next week on Crunchyroll as “A Bridge to the Starry Skies“) is trying another way to reach out to fans: a promotional iPhone app.

Need to check on main heroine Natsukawa Ui? There's an app for that.

The app includes wallpapers, air times, character information, staff and cast credits, and links to official sites. The app is free of charge and available in the Japanese iTunes app store. (Actually, I just checked, and you can get it in the US iTunes app store if you can search for it in Japanese.)

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So, have you watched Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Little Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Cute) episode 12 True Route? Did you think, “They can’t possibly end it like this!” Well, you’re right, and help is on the way. In the form of at least three more streamed episodes.

Picture only vaguely related to the story.

Episode 13, “Ore no kouhai ga konnani kusatteru wake ga nai” (My junior can’t possibly be this rotten) will be available in the last week or so of March. Episodes 14 and 15 are in production and are due to be released in April and May, respectively. No titles are available for 14 and 15 yet.

Kirino and Kuroneko, on their previously-mentioned twitter accounts, hinted at the contents of next month’s episode 13. In particular, Kuroneko mentioned that a new girl will be introduced. Hmm, I wonder who that could be… Well, we have about a month before we can see for ourselves.

The last episode of last season’s Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Little Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Cute) was labelled “GOOD END”. And if you follow the kind of games that Kirino likes to play, you probably figured out that “GOOD END” means that’s not what really happened.

Picture only vaguely related to the story.

Starting February 22, those of us who haven’t been reading the light novels will get to find out the real scoop. The “TRUE ROUTE” of the 12th and final episode of the first season will be availble on the official site, plus four other streaming sites, free of charge (in Japanese, and don’t hold your breath for any subtitles).

This should set up nicely for a second season, hopefully later this year. My money’s on Kuroneko, because as Wesley Snipes once said, always bet on black.

Recently Twitter has been gaining traction in Japan, as 140 characters is not nearly as much of a limitation in Japanese as it is in Roman alphabet-based languages. In fact, as 2010 clicked over into 2011 on Japan Standard Time, Japan set a new record of 6939 tweets per second as people wished each other a Happy New Year. The previous record was in June, when Japan beat Denmark in the World Cup.

So now almost all Japanese companies have Twitter accounts, and anime companies are no exception. One relatively new phenomenon is in-character Twitter accounts, where anime characters will actually tweet as themselves.

Kuroneko's Twitter account stats

Kuroneko has more followers than you, but less than Kirino.

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