A rather hefty Buun today, so let's get started, shall we?
- I don't remember if many of you remember Howie Shia, who took the Tokyo Anime Fair Grand Prix award home back in 2007. His new work Hood, which will air on Canada's Teletoon network, is probably not an anime, but thought I'd give you a heads up anyway.
- Speaking of stuff outside of the US and Japan, ANN's caught word that Australia will be getting a near-simultaneous release of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Lucky!
- Deb Aoki reports that Yoshihiro Tatsumi, creator of the amazing semi-biographical manga A Drifting Life, will appear at PEN World in NYC and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this spring, so definitely hit up those events if you can!
- Comics Natalie has word that Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano has a new project underway called Drifters. Unsurprisingly, this manga will involve war-- but a slightly older-fashioned war. Or rather, Japan's Warring States era, and a group of adventurers.
- Remember that Jdrama based on Twin Spica I mentioned yesterday? Tokyograph notes that Japan's aerospace agency JAXA is working with the NHK on the drama. That's pretty sweet.
- I post a lot here, but there are areas I just haven't been able to gain a real fluency in, and one of them is the less mainstream side of Japanese music. If you're looking for a bit more of that, good news: I got a press release forwarded from JapanFiles about purple SKY Online, a new Japanese music “magazine.” Enjoy!
- Aaand rock band FAKE? is going to play at AnimeNEXT in Jersey this June. Wish I could attend, but times are tough, my friends.
- Last, but not least! Crunchyroll's got more Kdramas rollin', including Que Sera Sera, which I've heard good things about.
Sleep tight, kids!