Anime adaptation announced for Sket Dance

21 10 2010

Sket Dance, a mange series running in Shounen Jump since 2007, will be adapted into an anime series, according to a leaked ad in the next issue of popular manga anthology.

The comedy series Sket Dance received the 55th Shogakukan manga award in 2009. The series is about three high school students who form a support group club called “Sket-Dan” to help the student body with various problems.

The series is scheduled to premiere next spring.





Bakuman teaser streaming

29 09 2010

The Bakuman official website is streaming a teaser for its upcoming anime adaptation of the Obata Takeshi-drawn manga series.

Drawn by Takeshi Obata, artist on Death Note and Hikaru no Go, the manga details the plight of a young man in his quest to become a manga-ka – along with his plucky friend who wants to be his writer. The manga serves as an interesting insight into the business and struggle of creating manga.

Check out the teaser for the trailer here: (Bakuman)





To Love Ru promo streaming

12 08 2010

The newest promo for the upcoming OVA version of To Love Ru — Motto To Love Ru — is streaming at the anime’s website.

The promo features the first opening theme for the new series, “Loop the Loop” by KOTOKO.

The series will bring back all of the voice actors from the first series, and many of the key production aspects as well. Atsushi Ootsuki will direct and Yuichi Ouka will return from the first series to work on character designs.

The series is scheduled to release this fall.





Bakuman’s inside manga to run in Shonen Jump

4 08 2010

Rakko 11-gou (Otter 11), a gag manga in the fictional world of Bakuman, will appear as a 15-page story in the upcoming issue of Shonen Jump on Aug. 9.

The gag-comedy appears within the story of Bakuman, two college students trying to become manga creators.

The Bakuman manga series has been licensed for North America and an anime series has been greenlit for fall.





To Love Ru manga spinoff announced

31 07 2010

Kentaro Yubiki’s To Love Ru manga series, will be getting a spin-off, according to early scans on 2-Channel.

The series is expected to start on Oct. 4 in Square Jump magazine. Yubiki will handle the art and Hasemi Saki will write the scripts.

The original To Love Ru series ran from April 2006 to August 2009 and launched many spinoff properties.





More details released on To Love Ru anime

13 07 2010

This Saturday’s edition of Weekly Shounen Jump will announce the newest anime adaptation of the To Love Ru manga.

Called Motto To Love Ru (More To Love Ru), the series will bring back all of the voice actors from the first series, and many of the key production aspects as well. Atsushi Ootsuki will direct and Yuichi Ouka will return from the first series to work on character designs.

The series is scheduled to release this fall.





New To Love Ru anime series announced

3 07 2010

The most recent issue of Shonen Jump has reported that a new anime series based on the manga series To Love Ru (Transliteration/pun on the word trouble) is in production.

The main cast will be back to reprise their roles from the 2008 anime series, though the format has not yet been announced.

Running in Shonen Jump from April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009, To Love Ru revolved around a normal boy and the alien princess that crashlands in his house and decides he’s her fiance.