Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Vampire Cosmonaut Anime: Streams Irina

 


Funimation announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut, the television anime of Keisuke Makino and Karei's Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu (The Moon, Laika, and Nosferatu) light novel series, and will stream the anime as part of its fall 2021 lineup.

The show will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 3 at 12:35 a.m. JST (effectively, October 4). The anime will also air on BS Nippon TV, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and AT-X. The series will stream on d Anime Store, Abema, GyaO!, and other services.

The anime's cast includes:

Megumi Hayashibara as Irina Ruminescu
Kouki Uchiyama as Lev Leps
Satoshi Hino as Mikhail Yashin
Mikako Komatsu as Roza Plevitskaya
Hina Kino as Anya Simonyan
Takaya Hashi as Slava Korovin
Masaki Terasoma as Lieutenant Victor
Kikuko Inoue as Natalia
Kenichi Ogata as Fjodor Gergiev
M.A.O as Lyudmila Halrova
Hiroki Touchi as Narrator

The original novels' story is set in a fictional world, 10 years after a long war divided the world into two superpowers: the Union of Zirnitra Republics in the east, and the United Kingdom of Arnak in the west. Both of these superpowers now test their ambitions against each other in a space race. In 1960, the Union's Premier Gergiev announces Project Mechtat (Dream), a prestigious plan to launch manned missions into the final frontier. To this end, the Union establishes the isolated city of Laika 44, where cosmonaut candidates compete for planned manned missions to space, and scientists develop the technology to make it happen, all in an environment of secrecy.

The story centers on Lev Leps, a backup astronaut candidate, and his new companion, the vampire Irina Ruminescu. As part of a daring new Operation Nosferatu, Project Mechtat will use Irina as a test subject for various conditions expected in space, and ultimately as part of a manned mission, with Lev overseeing Irina's training as a cosmonaut. For reasons of their own, both dream of going into space.

Akitoshi Yokoyama (Cutie Honey Universe, Photo Kano) is directing the anime at Arvo Animation. Original novel creator Keisuke Makino is in charge of the anime's series scripts. Hiromi Kato (I'm Gonna Be An Angel, Kobato., Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) is designing the characters. Yūji Kaneko (Kill la Kill, Spriggan) is the art director. Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Inazuma Eleven) is composing the music.

The rock band Ali Project is performing the opening theme song "Hi no Tsuki" (Scarlet Moon), and singer-songwriter Chima is performing the ending theme song "Arifureta Itsuka" (A Wonderful Someday).

Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko light novel imprint launched the novel series in December 2016. Sojihogu launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha's Comic Days website in March 2018, but went on indefinite hiatus beginning in January 2019 due to Sojihogu's poor health. It has not yet resumed. Kodansha published the manga's first compiled book volume in November 2018.

Makino stated in August that the novels will be published in English.

Future Boy Conan Anime in 4K Ultra HD Release in the first quarter of 2022 with 13 episodes each.

 European anime distributor Anime Limited announced on Tuesday that it will release Hayao Miyazaki and Nippon Animation's Future Boy Conan anime. The release will have two Collector's Edition volumes with 13 episodes each. Each volume will include a Blu-ray Disc as well as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

The first volume release will include a slipcase that will be able to contain both volumes in one package. The first volume will ship in the first quarter of 2022.

The second volume of the release will also include a 132-page book by Jonathan Clements and Andrew Osmond that highlights the production history of the anime.

Anime Limited describes the anime:

Twenty years ago, a terrible war fought with magnetic weapons caused the earth's axis to tilt, and earthquakes and tidal waves destroyed civilization. Conan is born into this new world, raised by his adopted grandfather on an isolated island. But his life is forever changed when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her in a new scheme to control what's left of the world.

GKIDS will also release the anime on a 4K Blu-ray Disc in North America on November 16.

The sci-fi adventure anime premiered in 1978, and it ran for 26 episodes. The anime was Miyazaki's directorial debut.

Update: The bonus book will release with the second volume release, not the first as previously stated.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

New Manga - Back When You Called Us Devils - "beastly nature"

 

This year's 44th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Monday that Takashi Sano is launching a new manga titled Kimi ga Kemono ni Naru Mae ni (Before You Turn Into a Beast) in the magazine's next issue on October 4. The manga will have a color opening page. The magazine teases the manga as a story of love and blood, centering on the "beastly nature" of man.

Sano previously drew the Back When You Called Us Devils (Kimi ga Bokura wo Akuma to Yonda Koro) manga (seen right). The manga launched in Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app in 2017, and ended with its 14th volume in October 2020.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and released the manga's fourth volume on August 24.

Alternative title:

Kimi ga Bokura wo Akuma to Yonda Koro (Japanese)

君が僕らを悪魔と呼んだ頃 (Japanese)

Plot Summary: Yusuke Saito is a normal high school kid...well, normal enough, though there's six months missing out of his memory. But when he starts to get confronted by people who insist they're from his past, who allege that he did horrible things to them...suddenly Yusuke realizes that those missing six months may be crucial to remember. Otherwise, the skeletons in his closet may just make him a skeleton, too.

Fena: Pirate Princess Episode 8 Sub English


 

Do you find a lady attractive? believe her all the time? Do thoughts of her distract you from other things? don't be concerned , you are not crazy – she's just a witch!

While this is often something that we have seen implied in Fena: Pirate Princess ever since we first met the gorgeous teenage girl being forced to sell her virginity in an 18th-century brothel, in the week Shitan finally comes out and says it, and it's one among the only most infuriating moments of the show, a minimum of on behalf of me . Fena is so rarely judged by anything but her appearance and therefore the way that men react to her that in some ways it's no surprise that she comes off as more damsel in distress than capable girl , because regardless of what she does, there's always someone (usually a person during this show) who is for certain that each one of her behaviors are intended to bewitch the lads round her and thus that's the only measure by which she should be evaluated. That's frustrating, because Fena's appearance isn't something that she has any control over; yes, she could dress down or dye her hair (not always an excellent plan within the 18th century), but this is often the face and body she was born with. it's not her fault if people find those attractive. But every single time she tries to try to to something on her own, her appearance comes back to bite her; whether she's trying to flee the brothel, walking through town with the twins, or maybe simply existing in Abel's vicinity, there's always someone who takes in her looks and men's attraction to them and immediately demonizes her. To a degree, I desire we could also be guilty of an equivalent thing whenever we complain that she's more “princess” than “pirate,” because once you come right right down to it, this is often an adolescent raised to be a commodity who is simply now beginning to spread her wings. in fact she's not getting to be instantly amazing at everything, which includes making sound decisions.

I have to admit that this is often something i have been putting tons of thought into since Shitan had to be basically coerced into going after Yukimaru (who had depart after Fena) last week. Shitan is that the one crewman who has mostly held himself back from going to know Fena as a person; he treats her with a degree of distance that nobody else does. in the week we learn that he's doing this because he was warned that she was “a witch,” and he's trying very hard to not fall into her purported spell. But the opposite characters who have hung out lecture her are gung-ho about getting her back, not because they're beat love together with her , but because they skills excited she is by every new experience and the way determined she is to find out new things. They appreciate her personality, in other words; her looks are, if anything, just the icing on the cake. Shitan has been so brainwashed by the priest and beaten down emotionally by his brother that he can't see beyond what he's been told, and it doesn't much appear as if he wants to, nor does he want to think that perhaps Yukimaru wants to be together with her because he loves her instead of because she's pretty.

Of course, there's another possibility here, and that is that Shitan is crazy with Yukimaru himself. I'm not sold thereon theory, but I could see it being true nonetheless – he certainly cares about the opposite man an excellent deal and blames Fena for his injuries both past and present. albeit he isn't crazy with him, Yukimaru seems to be Shitan's one refuge from his brother, an individual who are going to be kind to him and care about him during a way that his family either won't or cannot. The thought of losing Yukimaru is clearly terrifying to Shitan, and Fena may simply be the simplest person responsible for creating him worry. She's an outsider albeit she isn't a witch, which could also be enough to justify his anger or dislike of her in his obviously troubled mind.

So i assume we should always hope that he wasn't watching when Yukimaru basically proposed to Fena at the top of the episode. i can not imagine that wouldn't summon up visions of stakes and bonfires in Shitan's mind.

Monday, September 27, 2021

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 - aninewspoint



This season—both parts one and two—has been about Rimuru learning a simple lesson: He can't just live for himself. He is the leader of a nation and that denotes serious responsibility. His blasé kingship—his assumption that if his country didn't intentionally antagonize another, everything would magically work out—has led to a traumatic attack on his city and ultimately the deaths of 20,000 by his hand (and the enslavement of thousands upon thousands more).

In this episode, we see that Rimuru has taken this hard lesson to heart. He is responsible for protecting those he rules and he cannot—will not—become complacent again. He will be ready for possible threats at the first sign of trouble. It doesn't matter if he himself is likely safe from harm; it is those he cares about that he must be wary for. He is no longer living the selfish life he began upon his reincarnation, but a selfless one for his people. It's a good, solid arc for the character (if an obvious one) but what's interesting is that this episode hints that he is not the only one on this metaphorical path: Milim is on it too (though not exactly by choice).

This week sees the end of three Demon Lords: Clayman, Carrion, and Frey. For Clayman, the end means death but for Carrion and Frey, it's a new life as Milim's subordinates. When it comes to Carrion, he's simply following the law of the jungle—that the strongest rules. Milim beat him and thus she is the new pack leader.

For Frey, however, the choice is a much more cerebral one. She has realized that she is a kid sitting at the adult's table. Her power is dwarfed by that of the remaining eight Demon Lords. She only rules because they let her, and any one of them could eliminate her, her people, and all she has spent her life working for on a whim. The only way she can truly be safe is by irrevocably tying herself to someone that no one—not even the other Demon Lords—would dare to mess with: Milim Nava.

Fortunately for Frey, she is one of the few people Milim regards as a friend, and due to the events of the season, she has proven herself trustworthy in the eyes of the dragon princess. In fact, the main reason Milim seems reluctant to accept Frey as a subordinate is because Milim wants a friend—an equal, instead of a bootlicker. Luckily, Frey has no plans on treating Milim any differently than before—putting her in the position of being one of the few people in the world who can speak truth to power without reservation when it comes to Milim. And let's be clear here, that role is incredibly important.

As the episode is focused mostly on the death of Clayman and the formation of the Octagram, the change that carries the largest implication goes largely unaddressed: Milim just became an empress. With City of the Forgotten Dragon, the Beast Kingdom Eurazania, and the Harpy Kingdom Fulbrosia under her control, she is the absolute ruler of the largest (and likely most populous) nation in the world—and that's before figuring out who gets Clayman's Puppet Nation Jistav after his death (which, given its location, should go to either Milim or Rimuru).

What's great is that Milim knows the weight of what has happened—it's the reason she throws a tantrum. For thousands of years, Milim has lived a life free of responsibility. With the power to do whatever she wanted, she has done just that. However, now she has found something she cares about more than her limitless freedom—her friendship with Frey and the reluctant responsibility she feels for what she did to the Beast Kingdom during her mind-control ploy.

With this, Milim is now where Rimuru was at the beginning of his character arc—a person trying to live freely but with leadership suddenly thrust upon them. However, with people like Fray, Carrion, and Rimuru beside her, Milim may find happiness in her newfound responsibility just as Rimuru has. But we'll just have to wait for the upcoming feature film to see how the role of empress suits her in practice.


Netflix Unveils - Kotaro Lives Alone Anime's - Youtube Trailer.

  Netflix unveiled a new teaser trailer for the anime adaptation of Mami Tsumura's Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi (Kotaro Lives Alone) manga o...