Fans of the My Ordinary Life anime might remember that the 2011 anime featured Helvetica Standard interludes. Those sequences were based on author Keiichi Arawi's other four panel, full color manga, which ran in Newtype. The series is set to be collected in a new volume along with selected full color illustrations by the author. More after the jump.
A number of older titles are expiring on Crunchyroll at the end of the month, and among them is fan favorite comedy My Ordinary Life. While you're rushing to marathon it over Labor Day Weekend, notice how notable voice actors pass through to narrate the next episode previews. See who's participated after the jump.
Fan animator Shitoce posted an incomplete version of their Attack on Titan x My Ordinary Life opening mash-up on June 23rd. So, figures that this hybrid took just about the whole summer to finish. Get a look at the results after the jump.
Along with a Japanese home video box set planned for July, My Ordinary Life is getting a nice merchandise bump. COSPA has a parka and Sakamoto-san mug coming out shortly. Then, Chara-ani has a Toy'sworks Collection 4.5 set of 8.5cm trading figures coming out in July. Get a look after the jump.
Record company Lantis has launched a new "Who What Records" label to produce "new styles of anime music to meet the demand today." The project is kicking off with Genzai no anisong no domannaka wo PUNK ni shite mitara kō natta (This is what happened when you put PUNK right in the middle of today's anisongs), and a "Red" album featuring 15 cover songs. Get a look after the jump.
As you might imagine for a tourist destination, otaku mecca Akihabara has a Starbucks coffee shop. Recently, the franchise put up a sign board referencing anime/manga My Ordinary Life's gag spoofing the complexity of ordering beverage at that sort of place. The sign made the rounds on Twitter, and what makes the story better is that Mai Aizawa, voice of the series' Mio Naganohara enthusiastically, retweeted it. Get a look after the jump.
In terms of Blu-ray sales, My Ordinary Life was a bit of a notorious failure for Kyoto Animation. However, there is more than enough affection for the cult comedy anime for Banpresto to organize an Ichiban Kuji Prize Figure lottery, offering a replica of The Professor's favorite bunny sitting cushion, SD figures, charms and more. Get a look after the jump.
In the wake of late July's Summer Wonder Fest, the figure maker Good Smile Company's Mikatan blog has been gradually sharing looks at a host of adorable figures based on characters like My Ordinary Life's Professor and Fate's Saber. Check them out after the jump.
My Ordinary Life is a gag manga/anime, and, like most of its type, the character designs are pretty abstract. Recently, doujinshi artist Sho Maru went on Japanese art community Pixiv to share illustrations of the comedy series' girls taken to the other extreme. See a more realistic take on the core trio after the jump.
Goro Tameike and AV Production company TMA have debuted a new adult life action spoof. This time, the mind boggling subject is My Ordinary Life. See the spectacular, safe for work Hinichijou reenactment of Nichijo after the jump.
Lantis has posted a music video of an acoustic version vocalist/composer Masumi Ito's Haibane Renmei ending theme "Blue Flow" to promote recently released album Heart of Magic Garden - a collection of rearranged songs including themes from a variety of anime. Get a look and listen after the jump.
David R. Ellis' September 2011 Shark Night 3D was torn apart by American critics. The solution to goose its Japanese release has been to get a star endorsement, and who better to endorse a shark movie than manga's preeminent shark enthusiast. Read on for more.
In an effort to make learning about physics interesting, My Ordinary Life manga author Keiichi Arawii and the characters of his Shinonome Laboratory have signed on with Economic Publishing to provide commentary on the upcoming Let's Study Ordinary Physics. Get a look after the jump.
Hey. Scott Green here subbing for a vacationing Nate Ming. This week I have a irreverent counterpoint to what I hope is at least partially somber Memorial Day holiday weekend. I've pulled together some of my favorite mash-ups, cross-overs and cross-pollinations from anime fan-art. Get a look after the jump.
A new mash-up video takes a stack of "Let's Draw Together" Madoka Magica x My Ordinary Life hand drawn fanart and sets them to music. Hopefully you're up on Madoka Magica, because this gets into the more esoteric corners of the Madoka Magica-verse. Spoilers have never been so adorable. Check it out after the jump.