In today’s update: Two new anime series sites are pre-launched, both with equally pretentious taglines; details from Comptiq on the PS2 release of Fate, a tsundere-only doujin event in March, Himajin renders their official site readable (will wonders never cease) and some blazing hot figure news.

Media Side

  • Straight from the tagline: “Madhouse launches the ultimate action fantasy series Kiba [trans. “Fang”], coming to TV screens in Spring 2006!!” I don’t know what they mean when they say “fantasy”, but given that single design sketch I’m thinking Nishi no Yoki Majo will be more in line with traditional conceptions of the term.
  • Again, straight from the tagline: “Gonzo and Satellite present the epic space opera Garasu no Kantai [trans. “Fleet of Glass”], anime under development.” I don’t know what they mean when they say “epic space opera”, but given that single design sketch I’m thinking Legend of the Galactic Heroes was more in line with traditional conceptions of the term. Or not. Ok, I just wanted to recycle the paragraph.
  • Web radio offerings today from Gun x Sword and Joshikousei.
  • Gainax official site renewal!
  • Scooped here a couple of days ago, Comptiq posts details on the Fate / stay night PS2 adaptation that is the cover story of their February edition (on sale yesterday). On sale simultaneously is this Fate Unlimited Guide (what / no slash?), complete with a 57 cm Saber “stand pop” freestanding poster, an original Fate anime pencil board, and a special postcard. No mention of ero material in either, so it should be safe to include in the Media Side…
  • Another day, another maid cafe launch scooped by Akiba Blog, this one in Roppongi Hills. They’re escaping the bounds of Akiba and infecting greater Tokyo, apparently.

Ero Side

Hobby Side

There were a couple of other interesting items in the news today but I ran out of updating time before work… Not quite enough to warrant another post, will try to get to them tomorrow.