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1205107 No.42530  
A thread for hyping upcoming anime and other news related to anime.
>> No.42531  
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>four 2013 Anime Mirai productions funded by the Japanese government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs to train novice professional animators.
Seems like Young Animators' Training Project except on a bigger scale. I, for one, am so excited about Trigger's anime project. Man, I can't wait!
>> No.42532  
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>>42531
Someone at Trigger was tweeting last week about the studio and ended joking about how he was surprised that they were managing to stick to schedules. It was after the SAO episode outsourced to Trigger and they haven't announced anything else, so it must have been this.

So yeah, they're a bunch of lazy asses. That said, I'm really looking forward to this. Especially since it's Yoshinari You's directorial debut, that episode of PanSuto aside.
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>> No.42543  
>>42532
Which episode was that again? I forget.
>> No.42544  
>>42543
8. Similar staff to IM@S 17, the other A-1/Aniplex episode that was outsourced to Trigger.
>> No.42578  
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Trigger keeps hijacking this thread. They've updated the site and have a cute new background.
>> No.42582  
>>42578
They've taken phallic robots to a new level.
>> No.42590  
>>42578
Wait a minute, that's not a cute witch! That's a robot!
>> No.42670  
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>>42590
Is this more to your liking? First picture of their short.
>> No.42679  
>>42670
Thank you~

I just found out who actually worked with Trigger, and now I'm stoked for this show!
>> No.42779  
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This shit's gonna be so good.
>> No.42816  
So will these be movies or OVAs or what? I want a full length Trigger movie, but I think that might be hoping for too much...
>> No.42819  
>>42816
20 minutes OVA like every other Young Animators thing.
>> No.42846  
>>42819
That might actually be a little better, come to think of it. Dead Leaves was only 45 minutes, after all, and that was brilliant. Now replace that with cute witches, and a big budget for half the running time. I might just be really excited now!
>> No.42972  
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Not exactly news, but I haven't seen anyone talking about Sasami-san here.

>The story follows a hikikomori (shut-in) named Sasami who is unmotivated about even changing clothes or eating. Her brother Kamiomi takes care of her, even though she despises his slave-like nature. Sasami spends her days viewing the outside world via a "Brother Surveillance Tool" on her computer. In the outside world, the three beautiful Yagami sisters and Sasami's brother are in the middle of relationships worthy of a romantic comedy.

- Shinbo and SHAFT animating.
- Characters voiced by Kana Asumi, Chiwa Saito, Kanahana and Ai Nonaka.
- Written by the Soredemo/Koi Senkyo guy, adapted from the novels written by the KKN guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a9WDz6FYaKw
>> No.42994  
>>42991
I don't have enough money to throw at this
help
>> No.43003  
>>42972
Huh, sounds cool.
>> No.43017  
http://youtu.be/NwZ52DEATxQ
http://www.majocco.jp/
New original anime from ufotable, Majokko Classical (Kari).

Seems like just about every studio out there is trying to ride the magical girl wave, not that I'm complaining.
>> No.43020  
>>43017
I want this so bad. I love ufotable and I love magical girls. With all these magical girl shows, am I gonna become a mahou shoujo otaku?
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>> No.43295  
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so droopy
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>> No.43297  
Whoops.

>>43294
Akko.
>>43295
Sucy.
>>43296
Lotte.

Also, there's a trailer coming out in November.
>> No.43462  
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>Witchcraft Works anime announced
Cool beans.
>> No.43463  
>>43462
Yes, this pleases me.
>> No.43597  
http://www.animemirai.jp/index.php
A trailer is out!
>> No.43599  
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Yes We Yoshinari.
>> No.43601  
>>43599
That animation. Oh god my dick.
>> No.43604  
RM3 announced.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-18/rosen-maiden-manga-gets-more-anime
>> No.43606  
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It's pretty much been confirmed that the rumored 2013 Hayao Miyazaki film will be 'Kaze Tachinu'. The film is an adaptation of Miyazaki's recent manga about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the chief designer behind the Zero fighter. Lotsa plane porn is expected.
Takahata's feature, 'Kaguya-hime no Monogatari', will probably be released around the same time, i.e., summer 2013. Prepare to cry your eyes out.

It's going to be interesting to see where Ghibli goes after this, as Takahata and Miyazaki probably are going to retire for real this time. It doesn't look like there's any director there who's good enough to keep the studio together, unless Goro mans up or something.
Hopefully Ghibli won't collapse, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
>> No.43607  
>>43604
I am indifferent to this news.
>> No.43608  
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>>43604
I'd never expected to see Rozen Maiden continued after all this time...holy shit.

It's not confirmed to be an entire season, though, much less season 3 (as opposed to, for example, a reboot).
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http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-13050.html
http://mantan-web.jp/2012/11/23/20121122dog00m200060000c.html
Kino-related surprise coming soon. /a/ thinks it could be a second season, but I feel like it's coming from the same people spreading that questionable rumor about a Mushishi S2. With all the other wonderful anime that have been announced recently I'd rather not get my hopes up right away.
>> No.43707  
>>43704
If kino ever gains any discernible sexual characteristics I don't think I can keep my dick in my pants.
>> No.43709  
Just noticed Prism Nana PV2 is 30 fps video.

Here's hoping it'll actually air at 30 fps too, just like Precure.
Hopefully this is a new trend in anime!
>> No.43724  
>>43709
What's wrong with 24 frames?
>> No.43729  
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>>43724
30 fps video is noticeably smoother when watched from a computer monitor.

The real difference comes from the fact that (most) computer screens run at 60hz, which allows for even delays between frames. Currently monitors have to show 24fps videos' frames every 2-3-2-3-2 monitor refreshes, which makes slow camera pans etc look slightly jerky.

To the actual animation quality this has little effect because the way animating works.
>> No.43732  
>>43729
In that case, wouldn't it make more sense to go down to 20 FPS? In anime you'd hardly notice the 4-frame difference, it's less work to make (16% less in-between frames) and it solves that issue. Going from 24 to 30 would require 20% more in-between frames, which would significantly raise the budget required to make it.
>> No.43746  
>>43729
Ah, I didn't realize that.

>>43732
30 fps just means that there's room for 30 frames in one second. You don't have to use all of them.
>> No.43935  
http://www.japanator.com/huzzah-shingeki-no-kyojin-gets-an-anime-this-spring-27393.phtml

So... Good news for the guy here who read it, I guess.
>> No.43941  
>>43935
And then you see the staff.
>> No.43960  
>>43935
yay!

>>43941
boo!
>> No.44069  
>>43935
>>43941
>>43960
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzmOh4SuBc
At least it looks pretty.
>> No.44074  
>>44069
It reminds me of Kaiji for some reason, probably the bold lines.
>> No.44079  
>>44074

Same.
>> No.44119  
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I dunno if anyone didn't catch Trigger's recent announcement during all the holiday mess and apocalypse whatever (understandable, as it came outta fucking nowhere), but their newest anime, titled 'Infernocop', will premiere on the net on Christmas day, that is, today.

PV here: http://youtu.be/Ky0WPP0ZHF8
“The story deals with those in this world who dwell in the dark, invisible to the naked eye. From time to time, these figures bare their fangs and attack people. Inferno Cop is a messenger of justice who came from the depths of hell to protect people from them.”

So, uh, P&S all over again?
>> No.44122  
>>44119
Just link the first episode, man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy0E-1MD0bw

It's really fucking silly and the visuals are intentionally goofy, I can dig it.
>> No.44123  
>>44122
It wasn't up when I was posting, I think, timezones, man ;D;
Anyway, I don't know what I was expecting, but I certainly did not expect... that. Imaishi, pls take your venture more seriously.
>> No.44124  
>>44122
Wow, Panty and Stocking with even shittier animation. Trigger saving the industry!
>> No.44126  
>>44122
I liked it, I found the "We pay our taxes", line in particular to be really funny. I'm still patiently waiting for the first real Trigger anime.
>> No.44127  
>>44124
>even shittier animation
I can think of very few shows in the last years with better animation than PanSuto, you know.
>> No.44129  
>>44127
Yeah, yeah, I know. I heard all the praise, which is why I forced myself to watch the whole thing, but I didn't find it all that impressive, perhaps because I am not a sakugafag so my uneducated mind did not register the amazing animation in the show. Maybe I was too busy paying attention at how bad the script was to really notice the animators' brilliance.
>> No.44131  
>>44129
Design!=Animation
>> No.44134  
>>44131
Hey now, I admitted to not being a sakugafag, but I'm not a complete idiot either.
>> No.44135  
>>44131
It still wasn't all lovely.
Don't forget those episodes with repeating flash-esque animation.
>> No.44138  
>>44124

What are you talking about, it's nothing like PanSuto!

Also, I'm surprised no one mentioned "prot" yet.
>> No.44139  
>>44138
I noticed it just now and was about to make a post about it ;_;
>> No.44143  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-27/k-anime-gets-sequel-green-lit
>> No.44146  
>>44143
FUCK YEAH

Haven't watched ep13 yet, but the rest has been great so far. Glad to see we're getting more of it.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifb-YbsWR-c

It's fake, oh well.
>> No.44217  
Has anyone heard ANYTHING on the Studio 4C/phy/Lucent movie directed by Koji Morimoto called Sachiko? I can't find anything more than the name. All links regarding Lucent productions 404.
>> No.44218  
>>44143
I accidentally read it as K-On! ;_;
>> No.44367  
MY DICK
http://youtu.be/zqBssEBpihA
>> No.44375  
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Hmm...
>> No.44380  
>>44375
She better be ripped
>> No.44383  
>>44375
She better start looking more like Marit Bjorgen, or I'll be mad!
>> No.44404  
Fuck yes.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-23/detective-opera-milky-holmes-gets-3rd-tv-anime
>> No.44405  
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Fuck no.
>> No.44406  
>fripside
>> No.44407  
>>44406
Not him, but I kinda like Only my Railgun.
>> No.44408  
>>44407
Agreed, as shitty as the main series is, the Railgun spin-off is actually pretty decent.
>> No.44409  
>>44408
Ahahaha, no.
He means the OP, Railgun is possibly worse than Index, if such a thing is possible.
>> No.44410  
>>44409
The Railgun manga is a pretty good sidestory to the main series.
>> No.44411  
>>44407
>>44408
lesbian shittttttttttt
>> No.44412  
>>44411
There are no lesbians in Railgun
>> No.44413  
>>44407 here, I watched four or five episodes of Railgun, and thought "nope, cute girls doing cute things still isn't for me", and watched Cowboy Bebop to wash off the unimpressed.
>> No.44415  
>44413
Because Cowboy Bebop is the best anime ever, right?
It's so deep and edgy that only a person of your sophistication could truly appreciate it.
>> No.44417  
>>44415
It's better than Railgun.
>> No.44418  
>>44407
Yeah I've never watched Index or Railgun but the Railgun OP is great.
>> No.44422  
>>44404
Mori Arty better do something this time.
>> No.44428  
>>44422
I thought that was the joke.
>> No.44523  
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>New Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren-Lagann, Panty & Stocking) anime announced! No new information was given other than the fact that Imaishi is the director and that it features a female protagonist. The official announcement will be made in March.
>> No.44524  
>>44523
God bless Trigger
>> No.44525  
>>44523
I was just about to post this, speedanon.

>Writer: http://myanimelist.net/people/5978/Okada_Mari
Who's ready for horribly-paced awesomeness?
>> No.44527  
>>44525
Okada is not writing it, she's just in the scan (just like many others like Iwasaki) commenting on her expectations for Trigger as a studio since she's worked with Imaishi before. THis is a 100% Trigger project.
>> No.44586  
http://youtu.be/eb1c-T-ox-E
At least the music sounds nice.
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Someone linked me to this and the thread is now dead and foolz is down so I can't check if this is real. Looks like Pachinko quality to me, but... I want to believe ;_;
>> No.44757  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siI44zxkRUs

Director/character designer/animation director Yoh Yoshinari and producer Naoko Tsutsumi led the project, and Michiru Oshima scored the music.
The anime features the following cast:

Megumi Han as Akko
Fumiko Orikasa as Rotte
Michiyo Murase as Sūshy
Yōko Hikasa as Diana
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How does this make you feel?
>> No.44760  
>>44759
Pretty good!

Some good voices in there, and even though they all seem to have the same face, I like Motoko's new look.
>> No.44761  
>>44759
As much as I like Sakamoto Maaya, I'm gonna miss the old Major.
>> No.44763  
I like how togusa and borma looks exactly like they did in SAC
>> No.44766  
>>44761
Me, too. I wonder how she's gonna do.
>> No.44769  
>>44762
What did you just try to make me read
>> No.44770  
>>44769
He's been spamming his shitty comic for a while.
>> No.44772  
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Finally, KyoAni is making a heterosexual anime for straight men.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByhP478ZPQI
>> No.44774  
>>44772
Holy crap. P-Picked up.
>> No.44778  
>>44772

i aint gonna watch an anime with an all-male cast unless at least one of them looks like and dresses like a girl
>> No.44780  
>>44772
10/10 im gay
>> No.44781  
>>44772
I hope it's about their friendship and not gay guys swimming in gay pools. KyoAni usually has good male characters.
>> No.44783  
Turns out sexy swimming was simply an advertisement for... sexy swimming, I guess? Too bad.
Well, it was dumb of me to think that KyoAni would actually switch things up and try something new.

>> No.44786  
>>44783
It's not about swimming? Then about what is it?
>> No.44787  
>>44786
It's just an advertisement for KyoAni, they do them from time to time.
>> No.44790  
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>>44783
It wasn't "just" an ad, and anyone saying so has no idea what he's talking about. Or rather the project wasn't just this CM, since we've known Animation Do's been working on it for about two years. And that can't possibly be this video, since this isn't even a Do production; it's silly to consider KyoAni and Do as separate entities, but considering this was featured exclusively in Do's site you'd think that they'd go mostly with Do staff, yet the CM staff is full of main!KyoAni big names like Kigami, Ishidate and Nishiya. So yeah, much like Kyoukai no Kanata's CM, this is a tease of a future project that will most likely come to fruition but can't and shouldn't be treated as an announcement trailer.

But hey, you got something right at least. It was very dumb of you.
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Reminder not to post in this thread unless you've got some news or a legitimate question.

Since it upset some guy, yes, discussion about the news is allowed too. "Fujoshi should die in fire" and "jones did 9/11" doesn't qualify, though.
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First time I'm actually here on time to read deleted comments. I even screencapped them by chance, lucky!

For once having a twitter account proved useful. English Pixiv informed me Zenigata's VA Naya Goro died last week. Rest in peace.
>> No.44961  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-20/gainax-makes-blue-uru-film-with-honneamise-yamaga-sadamoto
>> No.44963  
>>44961
Wow, I wonder how this is gonna turn out.
>> No.44966  
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>>44961
Not that I don't like Honneamise, but out of all the Gainax news from TAF the one I'm genuinely more excited about is the Houkago no Pleiades movie. The shorts were really fun and had amazing animation so I can't help but get hyped, car ads be damned. Not much too say about their freediving anime because... we don't know jack shit about it.

Uchoten Kazoku's announcement would be amazing too if it weren't for P.A. making it and the rather mediocre staff. A pity because Morimi with Kumeta designs sounds godly on paper.
>> No.45070  
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A short CM and a couple of tweets after Tamako Market's finale announced that more Chuu2Koi is being made. No format specified, but it's most likely going to be a sequel. Don't expect it anytime soon either, there's no way it's airing before next fall/winter. Shouldn't even be KyoAni's next series.
>> No.45073  
>>45070

That's cool. Maybe with the drama out of the way they can focus only on the cute things next season
>> No.45075  
>>45073
You crack me up, anon.
I'd love for the series to be wacky hijinks like when it started, but I know it won't be.
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>>45073
>>45075
I want to think so as well, the show was lovely when it had a strong focus on comedy and even the early romance episode (5 I think it was?) was very nice, but it went down the gutter with the last arc. I'd comment what to expect based on what I read from the second novel but I have the feeling they won't stick to it at all, just like with the first season. Even as someone who enjoyed part of the series I fond the LNs to be all sorts of terrible so I can't blame them from making up everything.
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And there's the other KyoAni announcement, Kyoukai no Kanata's production has been confirmed http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/books/kyokai/

If I had to guess I'd say this will air in fall and the second season of Chuu2Koi next winter. Once again they're only working with one novel's worth of material so it's likely they'll only loosely base it on the novels.
>> No.45348  
New Kick-Heart teaser:
http://youtu.be/2mzg6yEKoi0

I've noticed that it has generated some buzz in the western animation community. It'd be pretty cool if it got nominated for an Oscar.
>> No.45352  
>>45348
Do Jap non-Ghibli animated films ever get nominated?
>> No.45353  
>>45352

Jewish people don't make money off of non-localized japanese films so no probably not
>> No.45355  
>>45352
>>45353
Best Animated Short Film has always stood out as one of the fairest categories of the Academy Awards to me. There's a lot international presence. In fact, since 2000 there's only been three winners from the US, and in 2008 a Japanese film won.
It's probably because no one cares about animated shorts though.

I don't think Ghibli qualifies for the category because even though they've produced a number of shorts, they don't distribute them at all. They're only shown in their museum.
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-19/kyoto-animation-to-unveil-new-anime-next-friday
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>>45356

I keep looking through my Kyonko folder and hoping they'll make a genderswap haruhi anime one day. They'd get to make more of a cash cow franchise and they wouldn't have to deal with the stigma of Aya
>> No.45358  
>>45357
There is no such thing. Hirano became a really famous idol-like VA (mostly thanks to Haruhi) and now she no longer is one, but she keeps getting roles and nothing will ever be boycotted because she's there. Hell, she'll sing the opening for the upcoming Lucky Star spinoff. Kadokawa doesn't give a crap.
>> No.45359  
>>45358
Boycotting an anime because you don't like what one of the VAs does in her personal life is pretty retarded anyways.
>> No.45360  
>>45359
Anything idol-related is retarded
>> No.45363  
>>45359
What did she do?
>> No.45365  
>>45363
She had sex with all her band members, except the bassist. He got pissed about being left out and circulated some photos about it or something.
>> No.45366  
>>45363
Everyone.
>> No.45368  
She shouldn't have slept with her band members if it creates a mess, but that's no reason to boycott her.
>> No.45369  
>>45368
And no one is.
>> No.45403  
>>45369
Japanese nerds probably are, though, you know how they're on that purity kick.
>> No.45439  
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Apparently, Trigger is considering expanding on Little Witch Academia.

>hirabotch: Use this momentum to turn it (LWA) into a TV series, please!
>tuka_trg (Otsuka): We want to expand it in some form. But first we need to make sure more people know about the work!

I'm not so sure what I think about this. Although competently executed, the story and setting in LWA were fairly standard. And they'll obviously not manage to keep the animation on the same level for a TV-show...
>> No.45440  
>>45439
>We want to expand it in some form.
Hopefully this implies a movie or more OVAs. Apart from the art and animation, LWA is a bit more generic than people give it credit for. I seriously doubt that the story and setting (as we know it, anyway) could sustain a good TV-series.
>> No.45441  
>>45356
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-26/kyoto-animation-unveils-swimming-team-tv-anime-free-for-july
>> No.45442  
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>>45441
I have the smuggest look on my face right now. I'll enjoy /a/'s butthurt so much.
>> No.45444  
>>45442
>admires
I stick with what I said in >>44781
>> No.45446  
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>>45442

None of those boys look like girls enough for me to enjoy it
>> No.45447  
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>>45442

more like just the moefag tears.

the majority of /a/ really liked the original PV, just as they enjoyed pico and chiko and coco.

the only reason they would say otherwise is /cm/ and /cgl/ coming to visit and make threads about it and turning the board to fujoshi shitfest.
>> No.45448  
>>45447

>pico and chiko and coco

Those were soft cute girly boys, not hardbodied teenagers. If they have a cute shota towelboy or something then now we're talkin'
>> No.45449  
>>45448
>hardbodied teenagers

You make it sound so lewd.

>>45447
Every thread is either REJOICE FUJOSHI COMRADES or a IT'S OVER KYOANI IS FINISHED, and I heard people were mad at Tamako Market because of Mocchi existing and getting in the way of their dream obligatory five girl team KyoAni show of the season, so I'm willing to say the hatebase is pretty big for this one.
>> No.45451  
>>45441
Wow I'm really glad this WASN'T "JUST" AN AD.
Thank god.
>>45448
>If they have a cute shota towelboy or something then now we're talkin'
I wish.
>> No.45459  
http://www.themarysue.com/swimming-anime-free/
>TUMBLR HAS SUCCESSFULLY WILLED THEIR FAN-CREATED SWIMMING ANIME INTO EXISTENCE AS A REAL SHOW
Oh my god.
>> No.45460  
>>45459
>themarysue.com
I don't think I want to click that link.
>> No.45463  
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>WE DID IT GUYS ~ !!
>> No.45464  
What the fuck makes these people think a japanese anime studio cares about their existence at all
>> No.45466  
>>45464
I don't know, but they make me angry.
>> No.45517  
There's going to be a Girls und Panzer movie next year. I'd really rather have a second season
>> No.45523  
They're making a haganai live action film. Because if it's one thing people want, it's haganai without the cute and sexy 2D girls distracting from the grade A plot
>> No.45532  
>>45523
how are they going to do the lips
>> No.45541  
>>45523
>>45532
How are they going to do the meaty tits
>> No.45563  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-23/ore-no-nonai-sentakushi-ga-gakuen-love-come-o-zenryoku-de-jama-shiteiru-light-novels-get-anime
The name
The plot

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-24/outbreak-company-fantasy-light-novels-get-tv-anime
The plot
>> No.45564  
>>45563
>a parallel world with an entrance through a thick forest of trees in the Mount Fuji area.
Otaku suicide rates are gonna soar.
>> No.45565  
>>45563
When were light novels anything but terrible?
>> No.45567  
>>45565
Baccano!.
>> No.45573  
>>45567

gesundheit
>> No.45588  
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>TRANSLATED STORY DETAILS FOR IMAISHI’S NEW SHOW

>-The title is KILL-LA-KILL

>-Director is Imaishi; series composition is by Kazuki Nakashima (he is writing the entire show himself). Sushio is doing the character designs.

>-The theme is “ruthless sword-fighting action in an all-girls high school” but focused on CHARACTER DRAMA

>-A transfer student wielding a weird sword that looks like half-scissors arrives at a school ruled by power and starts causing trouble.

>-The main characters are heroine Ryuuko and rival Satsuki. Ryuuko’s theme is “UNIFORM X REVENGE”, Satsuki’s theme is “UNIFORM X DOMINATION”. The heart of the show is their relationship and rivalry.

>-They were very specific in saying that both Ryuuko and Satsuki are the “protagonists” and that “their rivalry is what drives the entire series”.

>-Satsuki rules the school with the power of her uniform and Ryuuko opposes her. The main drama is created betwen these two characters.

>-The show has two sides to it: BATTLE MANGA and CHARACTER DRAMA. It is set to run for 2-cours (24-26 episodes).

>-Release date unannounced.

>Source: http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-16126.html

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>> No.45589  
YESYESYESYESYESYES
>> No.45591  
>>45588
Why is it not fall yet?
>> No.45594  
Apparently the Watamote anime starts in July. I thought it would be way later for some reason
>> No.45595  
>>45594
I hope it's a shitty 5 minute anime that's animated in flash.
>> No.45596  
>>45595

I hope you get a really bad foot cramp and cry!
>> No.45597  
I've quite enjoyed some flash anime in the past, so I wouldn't mind. Not a Watamote fan, though.
>> No.45599  
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>I’m trying to get together all the information that was revealed for KILL-LA-KILL, which is a lot. Some stuff actually kills the worries some people had about the story and setting:
>-Ryuuko and Satsuki are both the protagonists; not one more important than the other.
>-It has a huge cast, but Nakashima says that there is no throw-away character; everyone fits perfectly into the story. There is a lot of character development
>-There ARE male characters; Sushio says that he is getting to draw quite a few handsome dudes.
>-The setting is some sort of industrial-age post-apocalyptic Babylon Tower.
>-in the setting, uniforms vary based on each person’s talents and they give them power accordingly in the right fields. Satsuki wishes to conquer the Academy with her power while Ryuuko stands in her way.
I’m still gathering more stuff, but this should put to rest some of the fears people had about the story.
>> No.45600  
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>> No.45601  
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Choo choo, everybody get on the hype train.
>> No.45603  
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I am excite. Is it confirmed for fall 2013?
>> No.45607  
>>45603
Not officially, but it's very likely since it seems to be following PanSuto's schedule.
>> No.45610  
Official site:
http://www.kill-la-kill.jp/
>> No.45614  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-09/newspaper/evangelion-hideaki-anno-to-star-in-ghibli-kaze-tachinu-film
> Hideaki Anno will make his feature anime film voice-acting debut as the protagonist Jirō Horikoshi in Hayao Miyazaki's new film Kaze Tachinu
What the fuck.
>> No.45616  
>>45614
That EVA money is drying up soon, anno gotta get in on the VA business yo.
>> No.45619  
Translated interview with Imaishi and Nakajima:
http://pastebin.com/jNceqyAj

Translated interview with Sushio:
http://pastebin.com/9cDsZjET

Translated character profiles:

Matoi Ryuuko
“Whatever, I accept your challenge. Come and fight me!”
17 year old girl who transfers into Second Year, Class Kabuto at Honnouji Academy. Has a huge single-bladed scissor and is searching for the lost half. In an Academy ruled by power and authority, she has a fated encounter. (Imaishi and Nakashima described her as lively and cheerful, in direct contrast with Satsuki’s attitude.)

Kiryuuin Satsuki
“You’re just pigs wearing clothes, I’ll force you to surrender to that truth.”
18 year old girl and the Student Council President of Honnouji Academy. Rules the school with an iron fist. She assesses the students’ abilities, and holds the position/authority to draw out power surpassing that of humans. What does she see with those eyes? (Imaishi and Nakashima describe her as “very cool and as hard as ice”.)
>> No.45639  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hulA
ZGTEY3c

New GitS ARISE trailer, with more cool footage.

Not only was this trailer good for practicing my Japanese, but it only gave some comfortably vague allusions to the plot. I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting more excited!
>> No.45647  
>>45639
Video does not exist.
>> No.45649  
>>45647
You just gotta copy the entire URL. /bun/ or wakaba script works in a mysterious way and concats the end of the link to the next line.
>> No.45652  
>>45649
Isn't that the opposite of concatenation?
>> No.45653  
>>45649
Whoops, I don't know how I didn't notice. Thanks for pointing it out friend.

I don't have any strong feelings towards Arise being only familiar with the first film, but seeing the designs in motion at least makes me dislike them less.
>> No.45655  
>>45652
I think you're right. I just used the word off the top of my head. ┐('~`;)┌

Anywho, as for the actual trailer (I just watched it), I am excited. I was apprehensive of the VA change but Sakamoto sounds fucking great.
>> No.45658  
There were some really cool effects in that video. Made me think of the movie again.
>> No.45790  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-16/tsutomu-nihei-knights-of-sidonia-manga-gets-anime

Cool!
I wonder if they're going to use the song for the OP...
>> No.45985  
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http://news.nicovideo.jp/watch/nw646308?topic
Kara no Kyoukai is getting a TV series adaptation next season (summer 2013), 13 episodes in length. The TV series will retell the original story in chronological order while focusing on Shiki and Mikiya. It seems like movie 5 and 6's stories are getting left out.
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>>45985
I can understand leaving out chapter 6... but chapter 5 was the climax of the series and all. Oh well.
>> No.45987  
>>45986
Best received, perhaps, but episode 7 was clearly the real climax to the series that wraps it all up.
>> No.46003  
>>45987
You mean the epilogue that ties up some of the remaining loose ends.
>> No.46007  
>>46003
The epilogue was only a long conversation that provided some additional information (tying up the last loose ends) after the entire main story had been wrapped up. Not much of a climax if you ask me.
>> No.46016  
>>46007
WHERE THE FUCK IS MY MIRAI FUKUIN UFOTABLE
>> No.46062  
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>>45985
>focusing on Shiki and Mikiya
>It seems like movie 5 and 6's stories are getting left out

Isn't it sad, Azaka?

My half-assed attempt at meme-rehashing aside, does making a 13 episode TV series out of KnK seem kinda pointless to anyone else, or is it just me?

At 13 episodes, it'll be about the same length running time-wise as the OVA's, if not slightly shorter, so they (presumably) won't be able to really do anything new with it, apart from whatever they do to fill in the space left by some of the non-Shiki/Mikiya stuff they leave out.
Animation quality (presumably) won't be on par with the OVA's either, by virtue of the fact it'll be a TV series on a deadline and not a bunch of OVA's with months between releases.

I'm just going from memory here, but the OVA's & epilogue pretty well covered most of the source material, so why create a second adaptation that'll be inferior to the first? Seems like a step backwards to me.
Personally, I think they'd be better off taking a stab DOHOHOHOHO at another adaptation of Tsukihime, which is in more need of love than TYPE-MOON's other franchises.
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>>46062
>Isn't it sad, Azaka?
Irrelevant side character.

>Animation quality (presumably) won't be on par with the OVA's either
They were actually movies, so the gap in animation quality is even bigger. Then again, considering Fate/Zero, I can't really complain about ufotable's animation quality.

>does making a 13 episode TV series out of KnK seem kinda pointless to anyone else, or is it just me?
It does. Won't stop me from watching it, though.
>> No.46066  
>>46062
>Isn't it sad, Azaka?
;_;

I'd love to see a ufotable Tsukihime as well, but at least there's a VN remake on its way IIRC.
>> No.46070  
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>>46062
>so why create a second adaptation that'll be inferior to the first? Seems like a step backwards to me.

That cow won't milk itself.

>>46066
There might be a chance once the remake is released, but there's still a high probability of JC Staff still having the rights to it.
>> No.46119  
I've read some pretty bad reviews of the latest Berserk movie. It's upsetting I guess, but what I really feel bad about is for the people who love the manga more than I do and have been waiting much longer for another adaptation. Way to go 4°C.
>> No.46202  
http://youtu.be/5teNe-Z9hlE
Oh boy!
>> No.46205  
>>46202
The trailer didn't show much, but this is the first time I've felt excited for a Studio Ghibli film post-Howl's Moving Castle.
>> No.46208  
>>46205
Fuck you man, Ponyo was great.
>> No.46221  
http://comicsalliance.com/dragonball-creator-akira-toriyama-returns-with-new-manga-in-shonen-jump/

So frightened but still cautiously optimistic.
>> No.46222  
>>46221
Why?
He's funny, great at action and suspense; artistically he's fresh and has a very high level of technical skill.

What I'm wondering is whether it'll be a one-shot, one-volume or a longer work. I'm betting on the first one, but I'd prefer to be surprised.
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>> No.46275  
Shinbo+Shaft are doing Nisekoi. I can't say I saw that coming.
>> No.46346  
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1311401276/little-witch-academia-2
It has begun.
Funding passed the $50,000 mark in the first 2 hours.
>> No.46348  
>>46346
140k now. It's gonna be funded in less than 6 hours from launch.
>> No.46349  
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>>46348
inb4 full season
>> No.46350  
>>46346
Yeah, Trigger really need our money up front.
I wish this Kickstarter funding trend would start dying already.
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>>46350
They don't. Not for a single 20-min episode.
People will be able to enjoy a feature-length product due to this funding, or even a full season worth of episodes if the funding reaches over $2.5M (pricing each episodes at $200K ~ $250K).
>> No.46353  
>>46346
Wow, I feel conflicted about this.
>> No.46354  
>>46353
Why? Sounds all right.
>> No.46355  
>>46352
200K+ for a 22min episode when a 35min featurette costs 150k? I guess I'm just ignorant of anime costs.

This kickstarter junk is disgusting though and needs to at least start winding down.
>> No.46357  
>>46354
I'm happy for Trigger and I want them to succeed but >>45439 and >>45440, basically.
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>>46355
the $150K is to add 15 minutes to the 20-min episode that they already have the budget for, bringing the total length to 35 minutes.

I hope they will make an OVA series with long episodes like KnK.
>> No.46387  
>>46382
Kara no Kyoukai was a movie series, not an OVA series. I'm pretty sure the budget for them was rather high.
>> No.46390  
>>46387
I thought OVA meant anime movie. What does it really mean, then?
>> No.46391  
>>46390
Original video animation. Basically a straight-to-DVD film except not shitty. KnK was shown in theaters so it doesn't qualify.
>> No.46397  
>>46387
Oh right. Thanks to how terrible the BD's resolution (in terms of detail, not pixels) was, I forgot that it was actually a theatrical project.

I guess a better example would have been Katanagatari.
>> No.46399  
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>>46397

katanagatari aired on TV. twice. it's not an OVA series.
>> No.46518  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-07-25/serial-experiments-lain-director-ryutaro-nakamura-passes-away
RIP
>> No.46520  
>>46518
Why do people die ;_;
>> No.46673  
Shinichiro Watanabe's (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) new anime, Space Dandy:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12xcgm_trim-n9i0ym
>> No.46677  
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>>46673
>You're not supposed to take it seriously at all; Mushroom Samba every week
Fucking sold.

Wizard Barristers also looks promising.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3sIxFTDBMQ&hd=1
>> No.46679  
>>46677
Also,
>Space Dandy is about a dandy in space.
>> No.47073  
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ANY more news on Sachiko, Koji Morimoto's upcoming feature film that he's directing? It's been over 20 years since he directed his first feature film, and the announcement for this one happened around 8 years ago!
>> No.47645  
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-22/rozen-maiden-manga-to-end-in-3-chapters

it's time for another rabbit-out-of-the-ass manga end.

and then hopefully peachpit finds another publisher and does another reboot for 2015.
>> No.47653  
>>47073
Well, he left 4C some time ago. I've heard he's freelancing for Titmouse and participating in a stage play these days, so I guess he's busy.
>> No.47746  
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/02/us-chernin-crunchyroll-idUSBRE9B10X320131202

Crunchyroll has been sold to The Chernin Group, a company created by the former News Corp president. (TCG also owns Hulu, but I've never used that.) Users predict increase in ads and prices.
>> No.47748  
>>47746
>The Chernin Group said it will maintain majority control although Crunchyroll management and existing investor TV Tokyo will maintain a "significant" stake.
TL NOTE: Crunchyroll you do everything, but we'll be taking the majority of the profits now.

Seriously though, despite this not affecting anyone here right now, it's yet another step towards anime piracy appearing on the US radar. Once their companies have serious shareholder investment in the medium it won't be long before TT and baka go the way of piratebay and MU.
I almost miss the days when you had to work for your fansubs.
>> No.47753  
>>47748
RIP Horriblesubs ;_;
>> No.47820  
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Gainax pls.
>> No.47861  
http://www.mushishi-anime.com/
Mushishi S2
>> No.47865  
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>>47861
I can hear it. The voice of god.
>> No.47965  
oh shiiiiiit

http://youtu.be/lmZVuMDlw-w
>> No.47966  
>>47965
Life is good.
>> No.48042  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-27/ranma-s-happosai-voice-actor-ichiro-nagai-passes-away

Why must I feel so sad at old people dying? He was still working too... I wonder what will happen to Hunter x Hunter and Sazae-san. Utsumi Kenji, who he worked with in Hajime no Ippo as a long time friend and former boxing rival of Utsumi's character, passed away some months ago. I really loved them in this show.

I hope they both rest in peace.
>> No.48074  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-30/yuri-kuma-arashi-project-by-utena/penguindrum-ikuhara-gets-manga

Finally something. Still waiting on leaks of that footage...
Penguinbear Project's site has "ごまきなこ♪( ・(ㅅ)・ )" hidden in the webpage's source code. What does it mean?
>> No.48080  
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"Goro Miyazaki to Direct Ronia the Robber's Daughter TV Anime"

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-30/goro-miyazaki-to-direct-ronia-the-robber-daughter-tv-anime

Will Ghibli be able to achieve the success in TV anime industry as it has enjoyed in the movie industry so far?
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>>48080
I don't give a fuck if they succeed or not, but this is the anime adaptation I never knew I was waiting for.
>> No.48092  
>>48091
Same here. I just rememberd how I saw a theater version of it on a field trip in grade school.
>> No.48139  
>>48080
People need to stop calling this a Ghibli production. Ghibli are only doing 'production assistance', whatever that means.
I really hope it'll be good because I love the source material and I want Goro to succeed, but I have a bad feeling about the whole thing.
>> No.48347  
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376544
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-15/durarara-gets-new-tv-anime-series
>> No.48349  
>>48347
Holy shit. That's quite unexpected, and some great news to start my day with.
>> No.48351  
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Who is up for some anime about Anno?

http://neweva.blog103.fc2.com/blog-entry-2924.html
>> No.48380  
>>48351
Kimochi warui.
>> No.48571  
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A bit old, but
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-06/non-non-biyori-rural-comedy-anime-gets-2nd-season
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-20/kinmoza/kin-iro-mosaic-schoolgirl-anime-gets-sequel

This year is a good year to like cute girls.
>> No.48573  
>>48571
>Sasamori Tomoe
Dang dude. I'm too used to seeing him draw big jugs in h-manga/doujinshi that this illustration feels weird.
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>>48571
Come on Japan. Don't be like that.
>> No.49326  
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Heyyyy finally.

http://yurikuma.jp/
>> No.49347  
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>>49326
Silver Link bear lolis.
Awaiting patiently.
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>>49499
Site updated, too.
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Site updated, new characters. First PV is out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J93cF-I-xA
>> No.49977  
>>There is also an anime of Starless, but the visual novel is even more intense. In fact, it’s too intense, so we unfortunately had to cut some scenes for the US/international release.

Fuck you, JAST.
>> No.49989  
>>49977
It's like they hate money.
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>>49989
Censorship sucks, but on the other hand, what could they have censored? If it was scat or something, good for them.
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>>50006

it was either the scat, the guro, the bestiality, or some combination of those.
>> No.50023  
>>50006
>>50020
The correct answer is 'all three'. I'm personally not interested in Starless, but removing the extreme content from a game of which the main appeal is extreme content does feel like a questionable move to me.

>The problem we faced in localizing Starless was ensuring we do not endanger our fans (or visual novels as a whole) with material that could be problematic if released in their entirety, since they're not legal everywhere. In some games there's some leeway with the content since it only represents one or two images, and no one cares. But Starless is defined by its most extreme (and awesome) fetishes, and we knew that not all of them could remain in a general English release.
>
>Our English release will have completely uncensored CGs with no mosaics. Nothing from the main storyline has been cut or changed, and the game experience is nearly the same as the original. If you're familiar with the Starless anime (which also removed content from the game), the experience will be similar.
>
>The visual elements that will be removed in the English version of Starless will be:
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>- CGs related to scatology (usually 2-3 images in a series at the end of a sex scene, occasionally a bit more)
>- CGs related to beastiality
>- CGs related to cutting a certain body part with a guillotine that should not be cut
>
>Many will agree that these themes are outside the "comfort zone" of most fans. What we want to do is create an awesome experience that fans can enjoy without the most extreme elements causing potential problems for the future of visual novels. The entire story, including the vast majority of the more than 3000 game CGs, and all ten endings, will remain.

http://forums.jastusa.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=254232
>> No.50024  
>Understood. Though as a guy who stands at conventions and tries to explain to normal fans that no, these aren't DVDs, they're really a cool kind of game experience from Japan, I am pretty sure that the game without those themes will be easier to sell. But you are right.

>I do think that a scat-less Starless will appeal to more people, actually, since if you ask 100 people off the street if they'd like to play a game like this 98 would say no. The main thing is, we want to avoid doing anything that harms Will (all Japanese companies are super nervous about selling erotic products to the West after Rapelay-gate, and some (I'm looking at you, Minori) are so fearful they put restrictions on normal ero of the kind that's been sold for nearly 20 years. (The upcoming ef release is still lightly censored.)
>
>We do totally want to do more Empress/Sei Shoujo titles, if sales of this game are good.

>Yes we know there's an odd scat route in some games. The number of scenes that end with a tiny bit of scat is more than 50% in this game, so it would be make too tempting a target by any news media wanting to do a hit piece (please don't make me name the game they brought up last time), or by any DA wanting to make himself look good for his electorate, is just too great. We knew this going into the project -- Will is a great company and they frankly needs to access the outside-of-Japan market if they're going to survive as a company.
>
>(Not sure if it's common knowledge, but Will is behind another game which got greatly edited to make it all ages, which a lot of fans were not okay with. We will not be making any changes to Starless other than those that are expressly banned by most Western countries. Fans who want the complete experience will have that eventually, they just can't have everything (including the really dark stuff) in the release version.
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>Do you really want a huge problem to happen, which stops all the progress visual novels have been making lately?

>We won't change any story elements, we just can't show certain things in a game we'll be shipping to places like Australia. Authorities in conservative countries probably hate the idea of amazingly sexually empowered women, but they can't take action against that. If we are too careless and leave that level of banned visual material in the game, it could be very bad for the finally-taking-off visual novel industry. Nothing story-wise will be changed, though, including endings. Some of those scenes will just be trimmed.

Peter Payne should become a politician. It's amazing how people accept this after the outrage about Moenovel's Konosora release and even Sekai's possibly-censored Grisaia release (the 18+ version of which will be released by totally-not-Sekai, as they've been hinting at). I can't believe how many people genuinely eat up this 'potentially illegal in certain countries that can't do anything to us legally' bullshit when it's obviously an (economically justified) business decision to appeal to more buyers than just the ones that can stomach extreme content.
>> No.50025  
>>50024
Substitute "the future of visual novels" with "the future of our brand".

Laws aren't the problem - their reputation is. It doesn't matter how legal your shit is or if shitty lawsuits are thrown out if the mass media carpet bomb your name for publishing a game with extreme pornography. Which is quite likely, given we're in America.

It's a business decision to be sure, but there are real risks to shipping it uncensored besides simply alienating some potential customers.
>> No.50028  
>>50024
>>Fans who want the complete experience will have that eventually, they just can't have everything (including the really dark stuff) in the release version.

Oh, so JAST officially approves of fanmade 'fixes' that restore the game to it's original length?
Does this mean the cut scenes will have their uncensored CGs in the game data directory, and just not available through the main story and CG gallery?

and with the way the recent trend is going, does this mean JAST will not file a claim against a kickstarter project to un-JAST Starless?
>> No.50029  
>>50025
>It doesn't matter how legal your shit is or if shitty lawsuits are thrown out if the mass media carpet bomb your name for publishing a game with extreme pornography. Which is quite likely, given we're in America.

Is it really now? Because J-List has been selling stuff with scat for ages now. MangaGamer will be selling euphoria uncut, which has even more extreme content.

And why do you assume it's likely? Just because, in precisely one instance, there was a big news story about how outrageous it is that Japan is making games that glorify rape and these games can be bought in the US? Because what made that story big wasn't that the game was extreme (Rapelay is pretty tame, even compared to games that had already been released officially in English), but rather that

1) It was a video game; that

2) glorified a criminal act (blaming video games for violence was also popular shortly before the Rapelay incident (2009); see Manhunt 2 controversy (2007));

3) the glorified act happened to be rape, a topic that was getting an increasing amount of attention (with feminists complaining about 'rape culture' in cultures where it simply doesn't apply and where it is abuse of the term) (note that this also made it a perfect target for tumblr-style feminists to get attention to their cause); and

4) it came from Japan (i.e. a scary foreign culture); clearly it was a cultural attack intended to corrupt wonderful US values and it shows that rape is completely okay in the barbaric country of Not-US.

"JAPANESE RAPE CULTURE IS CORRUPTING OUR YOUTH THROUGH VIDEO GAMES" makes for a better headline than "JAPAN MAKES GAMES WITH SCAT". The former makes people panic (the best kind of headline, business-wise), while the other makes people shrug. I very much doubt any of the cut content will cause an outrage in the US, as (3D) scat and femdom are produced there and having sex with animals isn't even outlawed in all states, let alone banning (3D) bestiality porn. Further reducing the shock factor is that in RapeLay, "you rape people", actively and interactively. In Starless, you don't actually execute the actions, and even for the protagonist "being shat on" and "having your dick cut off" are passive activities, while "girls are getting fucked by animals" is something the protagonist isn't even directly involved in.

All in all, there's no reason for anybody besides random bloggers to report on an uncensored Starless. It's completely lacking the 'reason you should panic' factor. It is far more likely that MangaGamer's euphoria (where the protagonist tortures girls to death) or Shiny Days (where you fuck a clearly underage girl, in the exceedingly unlikely case JAST won't censor it) would cause an outrage (clearly Japan condones torturing girls to death/violence to women and sex with underage girls).

JAST's fears of fans possibly not liking stories where the protagonist is shat on and gets his dick cut off, however, are entirely justified.

>>50028
>Does this mean the cut scenes will have their uncensored CGs in the game data directory, and just not available through the main story and CG gallery?

They wouldn't be able to do that without keeping up the 'for legal reasons' facade, because they would be responsible for the content of the game's files. (See also the Hot Coffee mod, which enabled access to files that were already in the game and as a result got Rockstar held responsible.)

>and with the way the recent trend is going, does this mean JAST will not file a claim against a kickstarter project to un-JAST Starless?

I don't know if JAST will, but I'm sure Will (the parent company of Empress, the company behind Starless) won't accept people making money off of their work without getting a cut. I hope they will C&D it, because I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of backers that won't realize that most likely the person making the kickstarter will just run with the money (because what will you do, boycott this random person on the internet's next product?).
>> No.50033  
Real talk: what kind of disgusting person would want to restore scat to a game? Personally, I only care about censorship when it removes things I like e.g. when Peter-kun-sama decided flat chests were illegal.

I wouldn't buy (or pirate) a game with 50% of scenes including dick-shitting-upon unless there was an option to disable it, so I completely understand JAST's totally reasonable business decision. Bestiality and guro are only mildly off-putting by comparison, but I guess they didn't want to have to call the game "horror".
>> No.50034  
>>50033
I feel this is a significant part of the reason why people are so accepting of this censorship. They say they're against any kind of censorship, but hey, this is something I don't actually care about (and am actually more comfortable without) so I guess we can make an exception!

Then watch as the community gets pissed when JAST cuts the protagonist raping a clearly underage girl from Shiny Days, something FAR more likely to cause legal issues.
>> No.50035  
>>50033
>Personally, I only care about censorship when it removes things I like

And that's the problem. When it's something you are against, you are for the censorship, and everybody hates you. When you are neutral on the subject, everybody hates you for condoning it. And then when they get around to censoring something that you wanted to stay in, everybody laughs at you because this is the path that you've allowed and you reap what you sow.

Also, JAST's example was shitty. The Hot Coffee mod wasn't illegal because it was a graphic depiction of sexual intercourse, it was 'AO' content intentionally released as 'R'. That's what the controvesy was over, them lying to the regulatory body, not the content itself.

I get their decision to focus on the Visual Novel image, but their choice of localizing Starless seems very counter to that idea, and censoring the shit out of it just pisses off people from both sides of that fence.
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http://www.wagnaria.com/
Working!! S3 coming in July 2015.
I'm excite.
>> No.50083  
>>50033
>unless there was an option to disable it
GOLLY GEE YOU JUST CAME UP WITH A SOLUTION THAT SOLVES THE ISSUE FOR ALL POTENTIALLY OFFENDED CUSTOMERS WITHOUT CENSORSHIP
I WONDER WHY THEY WILLFULLY CHOSE TO IGNORE THAT OPTION AND JUMPED THE GUN RIGHT TO CONTENT REMOVAL
COULD IT BE THAT THEY'RE LYING JEW BASTARDS THAT NEVER CARED ABOUT OFFENDING ANYONE UNLESS IT GOT THEM BAD PRESS????????????????
COULD IT BE THAT CENSORSHIP IS VERY MUCH ALIVE DESPITE THE STARK CONTRAST BETWEEN POPULAR DEPICTIONS OF CENSORSHIP AND ITS CURRENT FORM IN SOCIETY?
Censoring digital content is disgusting, period. An option for the original version, even if opt-in, should be presented.
*proceeds to delete more cp/advertisement spam, blissfully ignorant of the contradiction*
>> No.50085  
>>50083
Calm down Det you disgusting scatophile, there's more spam on /photos/ you missed
>> No.50187  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-16/voice-actor-chikao-ohtsuka-passes-away/.83348

RIP. Hope Akio Ohtsuka is okay.
>> No.50368  
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-08/gekiga-style-manga-pioneer-yoshihiro-tatsumi-passes-away/.85748

Sad to know he was working on a sequel to A Drifting Life. Hopefully whatever it is he had done gets published.
>> No.50390  
http://tamurayukari-diary.com/?eid=2692

Tamura Yukari is retiring.
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>>50390
but but but but but but who will voice loli Nanoha when Nanoha Innocent gets an anime adaptation!?
>> No.50392  
>>50390
My favourite VAs are going to retire and die within my lifetime. I may as well open a portal to Gensoukyou now.
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-27/drifters-manga-by-hellsing-hirano-has-anime-in-the-works/.86435

Yaaaaay.
>> No.50493  
More LN news than anything, but we don't have a thread for that.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-13/log-horizon-author-mamare-touno-charged-with-tax-evasion/.87083

That seems like a lot of money for an LN author.
>> No.50494  
>>50493
Not sure when this was uploaded, but the issue has been taken care of already.
http://tounomamare.com/img/info/info.pdf
> 修正申告、納税手続きも済ませており、国税局調査もすでに終了しております。
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i've been excited about the upcoming new season of working!!!1one for quite some time
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-16/new-devilman-anime-launches-this-fall/.87172

I'm so scared...
>> No.50510  
>>50505
Why?
>> No.50511  
Looks like Lupin has been pushed back to July (or May if you live in Italy). Waiting warmly.
>> No.50512  
>>50510
The last time I got excited at manga adaptation news I had my dreams crushed.
>> No.50643  
i need some one to help with my vacuum therapy 4404393931
>> No.50646  
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NAGATO IS FUCKING DEAD HOLY SHIT THEY RAN HER OVER WITH A 300ZX
>> No.50653  
>>50646
pics pls
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Miyu Matsuki passed away...
R.I.P.
>> No.51142  
>>51140
Really sad news.
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>>51142
>>51140

;_;
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>>51140
rip
>> No.51225  
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>> No.51245  
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The Arise series isn't even finished and there's another goddamn spinoff thing.
>> No.52862  
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Tomo Sakurai is retiring.

;_;7
>> No.53034  
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http://animeanime.jp/article/2016/11/04/31195.html

crusher joe movie coming to BD on dec. 14.

limited edition is ¥25000, regular is ¥18000.

I will definitely download it
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzfVIGs1w6Q
>> No.53330  
>>53034
It's really great that more old series are getting HD releases. Dangaioh and Iczer got them recently, and they look fabulous.
>> No.53453  
>>53283

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWV3kFQyTZ8

16 September for the release, and then 6 months later the BD.
>> No.53480  
>>53034 here
I ended up buying it

It comes with a pretty nice book called "Crusher Joe Creation Note" that's almost entirely settei. Bonus disc has a ~1.5 hour interview/chat thing with Haruka Takachiho, Yasuhiko Yoshikazu, and Alfin and Joe's seiyuu. Bonus disc also has an additional, pointless recording of the movie. I agree with the Japanese amazon reviewers who said it's too expensive and they could have left out the OVAs because no one wants those. I also bought the Crusher Joe Designer's Note, which nicely complements the book that came with the BD, and which has an interview with Gen Satou and Yasuhiko Yoshikazu. This interview was a lot more interesting to me personally than the one that came with the BD, and it cost less. Designer's Note also reveals the secrets of the Special Design credits. All in all much more bang-per-buck than the BD special features.
>> No.53507  
Kannagi manga is finally finished.
>> No.53513  
>>53507

Did she become pure again at some point, or does she remain soiled and brown for the rest of the series?


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