In today’s update: Kamisama Kazoku anime start date and character sketches online, a Sasami Mahou Shoujo Club promo movie, Fushigi Boshi no Futago Hime Gyu!, scoops Kyou no 5 no 2 (think about it…), xxxHolic TV anime site pre-open, Cave announces STG Pink Sweets, the week in eroge releases, a fetching pair of Rin and Saber dolls, and the usual roundup of ero and figure miscellany.

Media Side

  • According to the show’s official site, Toei Animation’s Kamisama Kazoku will be broadcast on Animax starting May 18th. Some rather funky character sketches were posted as well yesterday, which I’m looking forward to seeing animated… this could be an interesting item.
  • The official Sasami Mahou Shoujo Club site has a new promotional movie online today, along with the announcement of its April broadcast launch on WOWOW.
  • Starting in April, Saturday mornings will see the return of Fushigi Boshi no Futago Hime to TV Tokyo in the form of Gyu!. A Fushifuta wallpaper is available today from the official site as well.
  • A preview and afureko (after recording) interview is available today for Kyou no 5 no 2, courtesy of The fact that this is appearing at Galge and not somewhere else speaks volumes; scroll down for screenshots and an episode by episode preview of the fanservice (text only, alas) that will make an appearance in the show.
  • A few more rough character sketches are online today for Hime-sama no Goyoujin. The Rozen Maiden is strong with this one… speaking of Rozen Maiden, an official site for the duellwalzer PS2 game from Taito was online yesterday, with the game set for a March release.
  • TBS’s official xxxHolic TV anime site is pre-open today, with the show itself slated for broadcast in April.
  • The official site for Cave’s newest STG offering is now online, and it makes Mushihime-sama look like Metal Gear Solid by comparison. How moe (or “erokawaii”, as the site proclaims) can you get and still retain cred with your hardcore gaming base? It looks like they’re opting not to fix an unbroken wheel, as the character page sports the bevy of rose-themed maidens from another recent STG release, Ibara.
  • Hobby Channel scoops a set of Laughing Man goods today, available from and other online retailers, presumably.
  • Telecom brings us the penultimate installment of their long-running “Kore ga Animation no Oshigoto Da!!” feature, introducing the addition of voices, music, and sound effects to the nearly completed product.
  • Bolze draws a Kashimashi poster in the March issue of Megami Magazine, out on January 30th.

Ero Side

Hobby Side

Whew, mostly caught up there.