Katalina, a Lieutenant of the Empire, seeks to escape one of their airships with the experimental subject Lyria. An accident results in them landing on an island, where Lyria is discovered by Gran, a young local who has trained with the sword. As he fights off the Empire soldiers pursuing Lyria, he's eventually joined by Katalina. When the opposition becomes too fierce to handle, Gran dies at the claws of a hydra, only to be brought back to life by Lyria, who combines her effort with Gran's to summon a dragon that drives off the Imperial forces. Now Gran's life force is split with Lyria, so he must go where she goes. That's not a problem for him, since he was planning to go on a journey to seek out his absent father anyway.
Granblue Fantasy will ship in two US$79.98 volumes on May 15 and July 17. Each volume will include an original soundtrack CD composed by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy games), a deluxe booklet (with character, prop, and background art), and exclusive illustration cards. Volume 1 will contain television episodes 1-7 and textless opening and ending sequences, while volume 2 will contain television episodes 8-12 and two "Extra" episodes exclusive to home video.
Masamune Izumi is a light novel author in high school. His artist, known only as "Eromanga Sensei" is reliable but Masamune has never met him and assumes he's just a perverted otaku. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other's only family.
Eromanga Sensei will ship in two US$49.98 volumes on June 12 and August 14. Each volume will include web previews, textless opening and ending sequences, a special booklet, box illustrations by character designer Hiroyuki Oda, and Blu-ray case illustrations by the novel illustrator. Volume 1 will contain television episodes 1-6, trailers, and commercials, while volume 2 will contain television episodes 7-12.
Oreimo and 2
Living on the shadow of his prodigious younger sister, Kyousuke Kosaka conducts a normal lifestyle until he accidentally finds out that she hides a secret. In addition to being smart, pretty, and popular; Kirino Kosaka is also an obsessive consumer of anime and eroge (adult computer games). After being assured that Kyousuke is committed to not mock her and keep this concealed from their parents, she starts to share a bit of her world with him. Kirino faces several problems as she tries to keep the appearances and balance her exemplar school life with her hobbies. Her brother then becomes a crucial ally while dealing with all the difficulties that lie ahead.
Oreimo will ship in two US$129.98 complete season sets on May 29 and August 21. Each set will include illustration cards and box and jacket illustrations by by the novel illustrator. The first season set will contain 12 television episodes, four original video anime (OVA) episodes including episode #12.5 "TRUE ROUTE," and in-character commentary animations for all 16 episodes. The second season set will contain 13 television episodes, three original video anime (OVA) episodes, previews and short movies with SD characters, and "Gal-ge" style short movies.
Based on one of the volumes of NisiOisin's bestselling Monogatari light novels, Zoku Owarimonogatari captures Koyomi Araragi, the morning after his high school graduation as he wanders into a world inside a mirror, where everything is reversed. Returning as Koyomi Araragi is veteran voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!, Blue Exorcist), who is joined by Chiwa Saito (BAKEMONOGATARI, The irregular at magic high school), Emiri Katō (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Granblue Fantasy the Animation), Miyuki Sawashiro (Sword Art Online, Fate/Apocrypha), and Kana Hanazawa (Cells at Work!, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Date: February 18, 2020
The novel series centers on Koyomi Araragi, a loner and failing student. One day, his classmate Hitagi Senjōgahara falls into his arms accidentally, and he discovers that Hitagi literally weighs nothing. According to her, she has had this problem since the first year of high school. After Koyomi helps out with her supernatural problem, Koyomi then meets other girls who are all troubled by some manner of supernatural "oddity."
Do want Zoku. But as always, the high cost for the movie from Aniplex is a bit of a barrier, as they're charging $20 more for it than the Natsume and Pancreas movies I got a few months earlier. And still being unemployed, best case where I could get it would hopefully be around income tax time since I also have the holiday season to deal with right now.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT