New Anime Brew: Engaged to the Unidentified

New Anime Brew: Engaged to the Unidentified (Mikakunin de Shinkōkei, or Unconfirmed & In-Progress)

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Date Released: Spring, 01/08/2014
Genre: Seinen, Romantic Comedy, & Supernatural
Age Range: 13+
Total Episodes: 12 T.V. Series & 2 OVAs
Runtime: 24 minutes per episode for the T.V. Series + 11-12 minutes for the OVAs.
Original Story by Cherry-Arai
– Other works from Cherry-Arai:
** Story and Art:
• Kimi to Boku o Tsunagumono (Manga)
• Sansha Sanyō (Manga)
• Seinaru Megumi (Manga)

Directed by Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
– Other works from Yoshiyuki Fujiwara:
**Directed
• GJ Club (T.V. Special & Special)

Music: Jun Ichikawa
– Other works from Jun Ichikawa:
• C³ (T.V. Series)
• Futari wa Milky Holmes (T.V. Series)
• Lady Jewelpet (T.V. Series)
• Mitsuwano (OAV)
• Rakugo Tennyo Oyui (T.V. Series)
• Rental Magica (T.V. Series)

Sound Director: Kazuzou Hamano
Other works from Kazuzou Hamano:
• Happiness! (T.V. Series)
• Save Me! Lollipop (T.V. Series)
• Suzuka (T.V. Series)

Production: Dogakobo & TOHO
Other Media Chronology:

  • Manga: Written by: Cherry-Arai. Published by: Ichijinsha. Magazine: Manga 4-Koma Palette. 2009–Ongoing 5 volumes

Licensed by Sentia Filmworks. No news of a release yet; however, I hope it’s a hybrid release. The series will be released this spring but subtitle only.

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New Anime Brew: No-Rin (Nourin)

New Anime Brew: No-Rin (Nourin)

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Date Released: Spring, 01/10/2014
Genre: Comedy, Coming of Age, Romance
Age Range: 13+
Total Episodes: 12
Runtime: 24 minutes per episode
Original Story by Shiratori Shirow
Directed by Shin Oonuma

– Other works from Shin Oonuma:

**Directed

  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (T.V. Series & OVA)
  • C³ (T.V. Series)
  • Dusk maiden of Amnesia (T.V. Series)
  • Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? (T.V. Series)
  • Watamote (T.V. Series)

Production: Frontier Works & Square Enix
Animation Production: SILVER LINK
Other Media Chronology:

  • Light Novel: Written by Shirow Shiratori. Illustrated by Kippu. Published by SB Creative. Imprint: GA Bunko. 2011 – Ongoing 8 volumes
  • Manga: Written by: Shirow Shiratori. Illustrated by Maru Asakura. Published by: Square Enix. Magazine: Young Gangan. 2012–Ongoing 4 volumes
  • Spin-off Manga:
    • No-Rin Petit: Written by: Shirow Shiratori. Illustrated by Kotoji. Published by: Square Enix. Magazine: Big Gangan. 2013–2014
    • No-Rin -Wild-: Written by: Shirow Shiratori. Illustrated by Toshiko Machida. Published by: SB Creative. Magazine: Big Gangan. 2013–Ongoing

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Mekakucity Actors: Shintarou is the perfect character.

Disclaimer:
I understand that there may be some who have not seen this anime to completion yet, but I have waited over a week to write up this entry.  Spoilers will be here, as is usually the case when reviews are written.

Foreword:

Holy shit.  Going into the Spring season of 2014, I was almost certain that Captain Earth would be the best thing ever, given that it was BONES doing a spiritual successor to Star Driver, but I was wrong.  I never knew about the Kagerou project before Mekakucity Actors (henceforth MCA), but now I’m so invested in the universe that I don’t know which version of the story I like best.
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New Anime Brew: Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika – The Coffin Princess)

New Anime Brew: Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika – The Coffin Princess)

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