March 2013

March 1, 2013

We don't know about you, but don't you feel that the start of the new month is really fast? Another month just went by pretty fast.



Lucky Star Spinoff Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku's Staff, Singers Partly Revealed

Yamakan directs at Ordet/Encourage Films; "Konata, Kagami, Hinata, Hikage" sing themes

The official website for the anime adaptation of Kagami Yoshimizu's Lucky Star spinoff manga Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku (The Miyakawa Family's Hunger) announced the staff and theme song performers on Friday.

Yutaka Yamamoto or "Yamakan" (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star) is directing the anime at his studio Ordet and Encourage Films. Takeshi Yasuda and Hiroaki Takeuchi planned and developed the project in collaboration with Touyou Ikeda. Touko Machida (Lucky Star, The IDOLM@STER) is overseeing the series scripts, and Mamoru Ikeya designed the characters.

Ken'ichi Maeyamada (songs in Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts , Nichijou - My Ordinary Life, Bodacious Space Pirates) is composing the music. While the cast has not been announced, the opening theme song "Kachigumi" is credited to the characters Konata Izumi and Kagami Hiiragi. Similarly, the ending theme song "Makegumi" is credited to Hinata and Hikage Miyakawa.

The original manga is based on the Lucky Star Moe Drill game series. It centers around big sister Hinata Miyakawa and little sister Hikage Miyakawa's impoverished daily life at home (due to Hinata's wasteful habits) and Hikage's life at elementary school.

The anime will stream on the Ustream service this spring. The anime's website previews the designs and the two sisters' profiles. It also presented the wooden ema prayer plaque, hung in offering at Washinomiya Shrine, that revealed the anime on New Year's Eve last year. The ema already listed Yamamoto next to Yoshimizu's sketch.

Full Moon's Tanemura to Launch 31 Ai Dream Manga

Romance about 31-year-old glasses-wearing woman by Gentlemen's Alliance's Arina Tanemura

The April issue of Hakusensha's Melody magazine announced on Thursday that Arina Tanemura will launch her new 31 Ai Dream (alternately written as 31 I Dream or 31 Eye Dream) manga series in the next issue on April 27.

The new romance manga will revolve around Chikage, a 31-year-old, eyeglasses-wearing plain woman. While many of Tanemura's previous works centered around girls and teenagers, this new manga is one of her rare ones with a protagonist around 30. The manga's first chapter will be bundled in a separately bound booklet with Melody's June issue, but the future chapters will be in the actual magazine.

The current April issue also has a bonus supplemental "Itadakimasu" booklet with a one-page essay manga that Tanemura drew about bread.

Tanemura ended her Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura (Sakura-Hime Kaden) manga in Shueisha's Ribon magazine last year. She also launched her Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi (The Cat's and My Friday) manga in Shueisha's Margaret shōjo magazine this month.

Viz Media will release the 10th Sakura Hime volume in North America in June. Viz also published most of her other titles such as Full Moon O Sagashite, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Time Stranger Kyoko, and I.O.N. DC Comics' CMX Manga imprint published her Kamikaze Kaitō Jeanne series.

Eureka 7's Renton Voice Actress Yuko Sanpei Gets Married

Voice of Yes! Precure 5's Cure Dream announces marriage on birthday

Voice actress Yuko Sanpei announced on Thursday that she registered her marriage. (Thursday is also her birthday.) She noted that her husband is someone outside the anime and voice-acting industries.

Sanpei starred in Eureka Seven as Renton Thurston, and she also played Nozomi Yumehara (Cure Dream) in Yes! Precure 5 along with its various sequels and spinoff films. In games, she played Tokio Kuryū in .hack//Link and Ryo Akizuki in The IDOLM@STER franchise. She notes that she will next appear as Kurt in next month's Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum film.

Danganronpa the Animation Gets Manga Adaptation

Shōnen Ace to serialize manga based on upcoming anime

The official website for the Danganronpa Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei The Animation television anime series announced on Tuesday that the anime series will get a manga adaptation in Kadokawa Shoten's Shōnen Acemagazine. Serialization will begin in the magazine's May issue shipping on March 26. Takashi Tsukimi will draw the art for Spike Chunsoft's story.

The upcoming anime adapts Spike Chunsoft's PlayStation Portable action-adventure game. Persona 4 The Animation's Seiji Kishi is directing the series, which will feature the same cast as the game. Makoto Uezu is in charge of series composition and scripts, and Lerche is animating the project.

The story follows a group of high school students, each with a different exceptional talent, who are locked inside a school and told that the only way to escape is to kill another student without getting caught. After a murder, the remaining students must hold a trial with their lives on the line to find out who the killer is.

The anime series will premiere this year.

Source: Anime News Networksoel