Agricultural science is educational, entertaining, and even a bit emotional in this week's episode of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", in which we examine the 2007 TV anime comedy Moyashimon and its 2012 sequel, Moyashimon Returns. Hit the jump to brew, brew, brew.
41-year-old Japanese manga artist Masayuki Ishikawa announced on his official Twitter yesterday that the serialization of his latest work Madowanai Hoshi in Kodansha's Monthly Morning two magazine will go on hiatus due to his health issues. The sci-fi manga was featured on the cover of the magazine's newest May 2016 issue. Hit the jump for more details.
An art exhibit at the Hakata Hankyu department store in Fukuoka features the artwork of Masayuki Ishikawa, the manga artist who created Moyashimon and Maria the Virgin Witch. Hit the jump to learn more.
A special Moyashimon Exhibit in Kachidoki has been held to celebrate the release of the agriculture/microbiology manga's final volume. As well as offering up manuscripts, the series's award winning author Masayuki Ishikawa spent five hours illustrating a temporary mural on the exhibition's wall. Watch the process after the jump.
The Natalie Store in Japan is offering new Moyashimon merchandise that is also going to be available at various events thoughout Japan, including Super Oktober Fest in Tokyo Dome 2013 and pre-orders are open for the new line. The new Moyashimon Hoodie features 105 bacteria on it, exactly as Tadayasu would see them. See the hoodie after the jump!
Moyashimon author Ishikawa Masayuki kept his word with his followers by trying on the sample of Kei's gothic lolita dress being sold by Baby, The Stars Shine Bright and posting photos of the results. This is the second time that a Baby, The Stars Shine Bright collaboration dress was made for Kei's cross-dressing outfit and the author was going to receive the new sample. More on the midnight madness after the jump!
Nishida Kouji, one half of the Japanese comedy duo, "Waraimeshi", announced that he got married on April 25th and Moyashimon author Ishikawa Masayuki sent congratulations on the news of marriage. Nishida also served as the model for one of Moyashimon's characters in Misato Senpai. More after the jump!
If you watch Moyashimon, you can tell that the author Ishikawa Masayuki is definitely passionate about fermented food. It's only natural that he teamed up with a brewery in Japan to create original Moyashimon beer. More details after the jump!
In response to lingering questions about the state of Media Blasters in general and licenses like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei in specific, founder John Sirabella has posted a rundown of what's happened at the beleaguered company, and what the plans are going forward. Get a look after the jump.
Crunchyroll is adding a handful of new streams to its lineup, as announced at this year's Otakon panel. New additions include season one of Moyashimon, Angel Beats!, and Hell Girl season two. Read on for more!