Tuesday, January 29, 2013

After Hours Weekly News

Viz Media

This week, Viz media officially dropped the Alpha edition of Shonen Jump and has now begun the real Shonen Jump weekly publication. The redesigned website has a new look and now has a simultaneous schedule with japan. In other words, it releases the weekly Shonen Jump at the same time as in Japan. Personally, I like the new revamped look of the digital magazine. It looks fresh and well made. The cost of a weekly subscription to Weekly Shonen Jump cost $25.99 for one year. Not only do you get the magazine, but you occasionally will receive physical goods. Also, Viz also reported that it would no longer have its “rental model” for the magazine but it would have a new download-to-own model instead.
For more information head on over to Viz Media's website.

Spring anime

Even though we have just begun the winter anime series, many big name anime series are coming back for the spring. Not only is there going to be a new season of Oreimo, but there’s also going to be a new season of A certain scientific railgun which is set to begin in April. Here's a link to a list of all the anime series, OVA’s, and movies that have been announced so far for this spring. 

Credits: Table is done by Norza 

New Ghost in the Shell

So it has been ten years since ghost in the shell: stand alone complex aired and during this week it was announced that a new anime TV series would air sometime this year. The new series, called Ghost in the Shell Arise, will be directed by Kise Kazuchika. Also, Cornelius will be composing the music for this series. Nothing much else has been said about the series.

Sentai Filmworks

Over the past week, Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has licensed many anime series. All the series that they have announced are as follows:
  • K-On! The Movie
  • Colorful ~ The Motion Picture
  • Okamikakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf
  • Kampfer ~ Fur Die Liebe
  • AKB0048
  • Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
  • Cuticle Detective Inaba
  • Amnesia
  • Little Buster!
  • Place to Place (Acchi Kocchi)
  • Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
  • Tamako Market
  • Ebiten: Koristu Ebisugawa Koko Tenmonbu!
  • Psychic Detective Yakumo
  • Tegami Bachi: Reverse 

For more information, please visit Sentai Filmworks website.

Last but not least

Good Smile Company has scheduled a release of a Yoko and Nia twin pack of figures. These two figures are being redesigned in Panty and Staocking style by the character designer for both series (Gurren Lagaan and Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt), Atsushi Nishigori. For more information, head on over to Good Smile Company's website.

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