In today’s update: Master of Epic anime announcement crashes the game’s servers, Yonna in the Solitary Fortress theatrical trailer online, Hellsing OVA vol. 1 on sale today, Ar Tonelico drama CDs announced (possible anime to follow?), eroge brand Sukaradog launch scooped, Zoids Genesis swimsuit edition capsule figures, customizable figures from Volks, prepainted [ERO] Saber and Rider kits from Art Road at Wanfesu, etc. etc.

Media Side

  • What happens when you host a major new anime announcement based on a popular online game on the same servers that the game runs on? Pretty much what you’d expect (at time of writing, at least). Master of Epic: the anime will be coming to TV sets (or monitor screens) near you in the fall of 2006.
  • A new theatrical trailer for Yonna in the Solitary Fortress is online today, and while it certainly looks dated compared to Advent Children it’s still an impressive effort for a single animator.
  • An official site is online today for the March 9th PSP rerelease of Tokimeki Memorial, dubbed Tokimeki Memorial ~Forever With You~. Perhaps because they assume your PSP is grafted to your hand.
  • Kadokawa announces today that the Saiunkoku Monogatari TV anime will air on NHK’s BS2 network starting April 8th. The spiritual successor to Juuni Kokki? …probably not, but we can hope.
  • Papillon Rose New Season saw its launch on the Kyuushuu Broadcasting network yesterday (this morning) without much fanfare. Given the strong amateur roots of this production I’m interested to see where it goes.
  • Barring any other last-minute delays, volume one of the Hellsing OVA should go on sale today.
  • First a game with a phenominal sountrack, now a set of drama CDs (the first two volumes coming on March 24th and April 21st). Operant conditioning indicates that where there are drama CDs, anime will follow…
  • Web radio updates are online today for To Heart 2 (kawaii!) and Aria.

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Figure Side