New Anime Brew: Engaged to the Unidentified

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


Show Index:
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:
• 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)


Show Index:

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:


  • 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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Sora, The Point From Which The House of Cards That Is No Game No Life Falls

Disclaimer: This article will make use of the word “Bastard” in conjunction with the Trope “Magnificent Bastard.” It tends to be considered one of the lighter of the curse words, but I’m just covering myself. If I was really going to insult someone like that I’d use “Dastard.” It’s a slightly funnier word and Fire Emblem uses it all the time.


Oh, yeah. This article will also talk in vague terms about how this trope applies in conjunction to more “adult rated” characters. It’s kind of the overarching point of this article, and nothing should be considered so dangerous we can’t even talk about it, but not everyone thinks that way, hence Disclaimer.


Preface: This article is suppose to be a followup to my friend The Space Wizard’s review of No Game No Life. It’s like a Gaiden Article, so read that if you haven’t yet. It might be a good idea. Ok, here we go.


Like Space Wizard, I have a Love-Hate Relationship with No Game No Life. I’m not Tsundere for the show. It’s more of a Deretsun. I want to like the show but it keeps doing things that make me not like it. Most of these problems are what Space Wizard took his review to explain so I’ll leave that there, what I’m going to talk about is what I see as the point from which all of the problems with No Game No Life: The Main Character, Sora.


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