Maken-Ki! anime announced

1 12 2010

An anime adaptation of the Monthly Dragon Age manga series Maken-Ki! has been announced, according to the comic anthology’s website.

About to join his childhood friend Haruko at her school, Takeru comes to find out most of its students are buxom young women. After meeting Inaho, a girl who claims him as her fiancé, and Kodama, who says she wants to kill him, things really get odd – the school’s student body possess magical items called Maken with which they duel each other.

The manga began in Dragon Age Pure, but moved to Dragon Age Monthly when the magazine was cancelled.

No details have been released on when the series will appear.

Check out a sample of the manga here: (Maken-Ki!).





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).





Queen’s Blade OVA final episodes delayed

25 10 2010

The final two episodes of the Queen’s Blade Original Video Animations will be delayed by one month.

The fifth episode will release on Jan. 26 of next year, and the final episode will appear Feb. 23.

The OVA series, called Queen’s Blade: Utsukushi Toushi-tachi, launched in August of this year.

To see a promo for the series and other Queen’s Blade related clips, click here: (Queen’s Blade)





Sora no Otoshimono flying panty-fest event planned

1 02 2010

In a spirit of general Japanese randomness, an event involving real flying pantsu (women’s underwear) is planned in homage to the manga/anime series Sora no Otoshimono in March.

The event is meant to mimic the ending sequence of the anime series, in which a flock of flying pantsu is seen soaring in formation. Called Sora Fes!, the event will feature ornithopters (airplanes with flying wings) shaped like pantsu.

Tickets to event are around $11, and for twice the price an attendee may return home with one such ornithopter. Also available at the event will be a workshop on constructing ornithopters.

To see the ending sequence referred to, click here: (Sora no Otoshimono).





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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Oppai Volleyball on DVD

19 10 2009

JG Oppai VolleyballA Hong Kong distributor will be releasing a version of the movie Oppai Volleyball on DVD with English subtitles.

The movie centers on 23-year-old high school teacher Mikako who takes over the school’s boys volleyball team as a means to gain more confidence. After learning that the team only has five boys who are more interested in girls than volleyball, she motivates them to practice by offering to show her oppai (breasts) to them if they win a single game; which both motivates the kids and puts her job in jeopardy.

The DVD will be released in anamorphic widescreen on Region 3 format. To see a trailer for the film, click: Here!





Isshoni Training 2 confirmed

10 10 2009

JG IsshoniIsshoni Training, the labor of love anime episode that combines moe and fitness, will have a sequel, it was confirmed on Amazon Japan’s website.

The video features a 16-year-old girl who”motivates” otaku into exercising along with her, as she twists and bends and stretches and sweats. The video was the creation of Muneshige Nakagawa, who lead the effort to see his vision created almost singlehandedly.

The second Isshoni Training video comes out in February. To see a clip of the first video, click: Here!