The usual massive load of Saturday updates with a scoop of Sunday on top, including a new eroge from Kimura Takehiro (GaoGaiGar, Betterman, Godannar, Gun x Sword, etc.’s character designer), the To Heart 2 anime site grand opening, a Wonder Festival report and the end of Maritan’s bookselling crusade.

SCOOP OF THE DAY: Kimura Takehiro does eroge, and there’s a demo movie available for download. For those dreaming about girls who look almost exactly (but not quite) like the heroines of GaoGaiGar, Betterman, Godannar, and Gun x Sword, Ano Machi no Koi no Shi is scheduled for a January 2006 release.

Anime Side

  • The official To Heart 2 anime site goes 100% live, with character, staff, and goods information, as well as a staff blog. Not much there yet aside from the character profiles, but it’s better than a static splash image.
  • Gokujou Seitokai fans can look forward to the December 22nd release of this official desktop accessory.
  • In the grim future of 1981 AD, Cowboy Bebop meets giant robots.

Ero Side

Figure Side

  • has their Summer 2005 Wonder Festival review online. I like mine better, but then I’m pretty biased.
  • Maritan’s Shuuchuu Drill (Mind-Focusing Drills) book is on sale now, as she wraps up her tour of the various brick and mortar establishments that will be carrying it.
  • Also on sale today is Hobby Japan’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Tachikoma File, complete with model Tachikoma. Not a bad deal for 2,100 yen.

It seems the eroge item I posted the other day has attracted a bit of attention, from the fine folks at Insert Credit among others. If you’re stopping by for the first time, welcome – I haven’t caught up with the mess left from a lax summer vacation quite yet but I should be on top of things soon. Any comments would be appreciated; that’s what the forums are for, ostensibly.

[EDIT] post title changed to reflect current events.