Days with repeated numbers like in their dates kinda makes me happy. Wouldn't it be awesome if I'm still doing this on 12/12/12? Well, one day at a time for now; here's the roundup:
- An official website has opened up for the new anime Konnichiwa Anne, based on Budge Wilson's prequel to Lucy Maude Montgomerey's Anne of Green Gables.
- In funnier news, it looks like an OVA of Minamike, everyone's favorite slice-of-life tale of three orphan sisters living together and their wacky group of colorful friends and family, is in the works.
- Probably a lot of you never heard of Manga Novel-- or at least, you certainly didn't use the service, seeing as they've announced that they'll be shutting down in February. It's an unfortunate end to an innovative idea that never quite picked up.
- A couple of trailers for big-name Japanese flicks: Kaz Kiriya's live-action Goemon, about the legendary warrior Ishikawa Goemon, and Mamoru Oshii's animated film Musashi Souken, also a historical figure of Japan as a swordsman.
- Coolest. PS1. Ever.
- In an unexpected move, Konami has managed to acquire the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game away from Upper Deck. The last time Konami did this (with the Pokemon TCG, from Wizards of the Coast), they wound up in a lawsuit-- hopefully they've learned this time around.
- Some of you are probably pretty familiar with these kinds of scenes, but for those who aren't, Danny Choo has a big collection of photographic evidence that otaku do, in fact, have dates. With anime characters. Warning, it's a little depressing.
- Most of the gossip I've been reading has to do with Bandai's upcoming announcement, but I couldn't resist this Anime on DVD thread about who humanity's champion should be in the event of some kind of cataclysmic battle. So far, the titular Irresponsible Captain Tylor is winning.
- For those of you who were intrigued by yesterday's report about clone site FUNimation.biz, check this image out-- it's a thread on 4chan in which the owner of the site supposedly has received a takedown notice from FUNimation. Note that it's completely unconfirmed, so take it with a grain of salt.
Okay, I'm off to the ballet. Seeya!