Oreimo Anime Announced!
Popular light novel Ore no Imouto wa Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai will be getting an anime adaptation! YESSSS!!!! The production studio is AIC, while the seiyuu will be the same as in the drama CD. Notably Kirino is voiced by Taketatsu Ayana (Azunyan) and Kuroneko by Hanazawa Kana (Nadeko, Tenshi). I’m quite satisfied with the cast, so I think this will turn out quite well. Both Zen and I follow the light novel, so this is a wish come true. I always wanted to hear the Meruru OP, although I can’t say the same for Zen.
It’s Golden Week in Japan. Dream Party 2010 Tokyo is also running on May 3rd at Tokyo Big Sight. New games announced this week include:
Similar to Citron Soft’s previous title Imouto Smile, Hatsukoi Time Capsule focuses on one moe trait. In this case, it’s osananajimi. Also, they’re holding a poll to decide the 5th character. So I’m looking at the characters… Anna is an amaenbou osananajimi kouhai who acts like an imouto, has semi-long hair and wears ribbons and a beret. You’ve definitely caught my attention, Citron Soft.
Release dates have been announced for the following titles:
There will be a series of 2 week long polls for Shin Koihime Musou Moeshouden to determine wallpapers. The first poll (until May 13th) is which character you would like to drink coffee with in the morning while they are dressed only in a Y-shirt. I have to go with Sui; She’ll be so totally flustered. The second chara poll for RGH runs till May 9th. Genshu won the first one.
Of course, Sana wins the Angel Ring chara poll! She lead from beginning to end.
Kogado Studio’s upcoming game Shirogane no Cal to Aozora no Jouou is scheduled for a June 25th release.
Upcoming on the XBox360 in August: Ore no Yome ~Anata Dake no Hanayome~ by Idea Factory. As the name suggests, you pick the type of char you like (imouto, osananajimi, tsundere, etc) and enjoy a ‘married life’ together. Similar to Kokuhaku, there’s a choice of two seiyuus per each of the chara types. How does Kugimiya Rie voicing an imouto sound?
Max Factory’s figure of Shining Wind‘s Clalaclan (swimsuit ver) doesn’t leave much to be imagined. Price is a reasonable 6800 yen with a late October release date.
Naruse Mia is retiring as a seiyuu after 10 years in the business, although she’ll continue as an SD artist. Now the interesting thing is that her role (Salsa) in the upcoming Shukufuku no Campanella anime was replaced by Yunohara Ari, who sounds… the same. Maybe it’s just a name change to separate from eroge.
Imouto usually means shimapan. However, that’s not all that they wear! Check out Yoiko no Moekko!, a mook dedicated to imouto pantsu with lots of illustrations and some short stories. Quite a deal at 1300 yen, if I may say so myself.
A new Gundam Cafe opened in Akihabara. I know it’s 950 yen, but that Haro swiss roll is very tempting.
It’s been one year since I started writing the weekly news. I hope you have found them interesting and informative.
As you probably noticed, there was a family emergency so I haven’t had much time the past few days to be at the computer, much less write posts. I do plan on finishing the monthly post by the end of this upcoming week though.
It’s kind of sad that fan translations are being taken down, no? First it was Eden*. Then just recently, Yosuga no Sora was also taken down. What other projects might be taken down? by seele00
It is a bit sad, but it’s a risk that the translators took when they started the project. It’s similar to subbing licensed anime. Well, not quite the same, but you get the idea.