In today’s update: Mailish goes Lamune, the latest attempt to impart English unto the unwashed otaku masses, Maid in Heaven SuperS vol. 2 stills, Key’s new game title (most ridiculous eroge / visual novel title EVER? you decide), Evangelion eau de toilette, and Alter / Max Factory’s February ’06 PVC lineup. It’s cookin’, yo. Anime […]

In today’s update: Mailish goes Lamune, the latest attempt to impart English unto the unwashed otaku masses, Maid in Heaven SuperS vol. 2 stills, Key’s new game title (most ridiculous eroge / visual novel title EVER? you decide), Evangelion eau de toilette, and Alter / Max Factory’s February ’06 PVC lineup. It’s cookin’, yo.

Anime Side

  • The winter 2006 anime season continues fleshing out today with the grand opening of the Tactical Roar official site. This Friday (November 4th) will see the first episode of its web radio online, if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Maid Cafe Mailish switches from their Gunparade Orchestra theme to Lamune to see the end of Akiba Entamatsuri.
  • [NOT ANIME] 4gamer.net has a special up which documents, quite exhaustively, the appeal of Konami’s Tokimeki Memorial Online.
  • [NOT ANIME] First there was Moetan, then Maritan. The latest contender to enter the increasingly cluttered fray of books purported to teach English to people who have trouble speaking to others aside from shouting angrily at their mothers to put food by the door and leave them alone is Moegaku, “fifty days of English idioms”. The art is nowhere near POP quality, but I’ll probably pick it up anyway; maybe they’ll get a native speaker to do the translations this time (not bloody likely, but still).
  • Telecom Anime continues its fascinating glimpse into the world of anime production, starting with design sketches and currently up to color picking and compositing. They also have a glossary of industry jargon here – all in Japanese, unfortunately.
  • In web radio news, Paniponi Dash radio will begin broadcast on Monday, November 7th. For those who can’t wait that long, the 15th episode of Mahoraba’s web radio is online now.
  • Toei’s One Piece movie site is online, and Production I.G has updated its xxxholic movie content as well.

Ero Side

Figure Side

  • This item has been more thoroughly covered over at ANS already, but a quick note that you can now smell like Asuka and/or Rei if you so desire. No worries, it’s unisex! Or sex-repellant, perhaps. Warning: discontinue use if memory loss, spontaneous cloning, or death by hanging occurs.
  • This is one worth paying attention to: Alter and Max Factory have made official announcements regarding their February 2006 release schedule, and things are looking pretty hot for the PVC lovers. From Alter comes the one-two punch of this gun-toting Meg from Bakuretsu Tenshi, and this plainclothes Saber with one foot bare, holding her sandal in a manner that is dare I say coquettish? Max Factory strikes back with this thumbs-up Tokiha Mai from My HiME, and the third item in their GIRL FIGHTING collection, this improbably proportioned Chun Li.
  • [ERO] Not to be left behind, Toys Planning scoops the January release of its Minamino Nanami PVC (say that three times fast) with strategically placed band-aids, hailing from Marmalade’s Konneko. They also have this Kamio Misuzu PVC kit from Air on sale today, for those who can stomach the downs.

Tomorrow is Culture Day, one of Japan’s numerous national holidays of questionable origin. I intend to use it in a highly cultural way, though perhaps not the one for which it was originally intended; the fruits of any such endeavor should wind up documented here.