Sora no Otoshimono movie announced

7 11 2010

The December issue of Newtype magazine has announced a Sora no Otoshimono movie is in the works.

Check out J Geeks review of the anime series here: (Sora no Otoshimono).

More details expected when the magazine hits shelves Nov. 10.

In the meantime, check out a pv for the series here: (Sora no Otoshimono).

Kannagi resumes in October

14 08 2010

The manga series Kannagi will resume in the November issue of Monthly Comic Rex, due out in October.

The creator, Eri Takenashi, took a leave from the series in January 2009 due to health issues.

Kannagi is the story of an art student who brings a goddess to life after carving a statue of her from a kannagi tree.

Check out a PV for the anime series here: (Kannagi)

Early Impressions: Sora no Otoshimono

24 10 2009
JG Sora no Otoshimono cover

Sora no Otoshimono

It might be easy to write off Sora no Otoshimono as a cheap piece of juvenile fantasy. After all, the plot centers on an ordinary high school student who rescues an angel, who just happens to have a magical collar around her neck that, when imprinted, gives sole posession of its chain to said ordinary boy. In other words, the show seems to be based on a fetish of having a beautiful woman willingly chained to an adolescent boy, with the promise of fulfilling any wish he desires.

So it might be a surprise when the boy (Tomoki) asks first for money, then to be invisible so that he can spy on all the attractive girls at his school, read dirty magazines, and eat a gourmet meal in his room. Seems most American teenage boys would have thought much worse things to do in such a situation. Tomoki, who tells us early on that he desires normalcy and peace above all else, seems to go against this premise, until one of his wishes backfires.

JG Sora no Otoshimono

Any wish I want? Hmmm....

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Maid-Droid coming to US DVD

30 09 2009

JG Maid DroidCinema Epoch has announced that it will be releasing Maid-Droid under its adult label, Tokyo Erotique, in the U.S.

Maid-Droid is about a boy, Ueno, who is taken care of by a robot maid named Maria, purchased by his parents from a company called Maidlord Development. Over the years, Ueno falls in love with Maria, but her batteries start to run low and a series of rapes puts droids in the hotseat.

The film is also interesting in that it highlights a growing phenomena of humans falling in love with non-human objects. (See one particular NY Times article: Here!)

Maid-Droid releases on Dec. 28. To see a trailer for the film, click: Here!

Onechanbara DVD slated for Aug.

17 05 2009

JG OnechanbaraThose looking forward to the video-game based movie  Onechanbara: Zombie Bikini Squad won’t have to wait long — the DVD is slated for an August U.S. release.

Based on the Xbox 360 game, Onechanbara is about almost exactly what its subtitle suggests — a group of scantily clad females hack and slash their way through hordes of zombies before they take over the metropolis. The original game was panned by critics for its repetitive gameplay, though fans were not likely complaining.

The film will be released in anamorphic widescreen, with Japanese audio and English subtitles.  To see a trailer for the film, click: Here!