Happy 28th birthday to voice actress Risa Taneda. While little has been said about her status and plans after she stepped away last fall to deal with health concerns, she did get birthday wishes from the official Twitter accounts of Is the Order a Rabbit?, where she voiced Rize Tedeza, and Yuyushiki, where she voiced Yukari Hinata. Get a look after the jump.
Two weeks ago, at the "Manga Time Kirara Festa! 2017" event, Houbunsha, Aniplex, and Drecom announced that they are co-producing "Kirara Fantasia," a new fantasy RPG for iOS and Android devices featuring the characters drawn by the artists from Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara four-panel manga magazine for launch in 2017. The news came with Komata Mikami's RPG designs for Data Processing Club mood instigator Yuzuko Nonohara. And, this week, she was joined by her clubmates.
On May 7th, Rumi Ōkubo, Minami Tsuda, Megumi Han, Ai Kayano, and Mana Shimizu reunited at Tokyo's Yomiuri Hall for a Yuyushiki Data Processing Club event (minus Risa Taneda). No follow-up to the Spring 2013 TV anime and February 2017 OVA was announced, but there was fun to be had, and manga author Komata Mikami marked the event with a digital wallpaper. Get a look after the jump.
Comedy series Yuyushiki has a Data Processing Club event with Rumi Ōkubo, Minami Tsuda, Megumi Han, Ai Kayano, and Mana Shimizu scheduled for May 7th at Tokyo's Yomiuri Hall. While a countdown has featured a look at the event merchandise, manga autthor Komata Mikami hit Twitter to share tributes to Hunter x Hunter's Machi and the ladies of Fate/stay night. Get a look after the jump.
Slapstick comedy, wordplay, and just bit of yuri subtext are the rules of the school in YUYUSHIKI, a 2013 classroom comedy that is the focus of these week's installment of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog". Hit the jump to learn more.
After four years the Jōhōshori-bu are back for a new anime adaptation. On February 22nd, a follow-up to the 2013 TV anime adaptation of Komata Mikami's comedy four-panel manga Yuyushiki hits Japan as a 13-episode OVA covering Data Processing Club's time from the end of summer into fall. A series of sketches have built up to the excitement of the day. More after the jump.
Various manga authors shared their enthuiasm for games on Twitter. Ajin's Gamon Sakurai demonstrates his talent for FPSs. Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima occassionally talks up RPGs. YuruYuri's Namori is also into RPGs, along with Animal Crossing and the like. Yuyushiki author Komata Mikami's tastes are eclectic, and the recent talk of a Skate 4 was call for a flashback to Skate 2, which was released in Japan on on February 12, 2009.
There's a Jōhōshori-bu reunion this month with Rumi Ōkubo's Yuzuko Nonohara, Minami Tsuda's Yui Ichii and Risa Taneda's Yukari Hinata reprising their roles from 2013's adaptation of Komata Mikami's comedy four-panel manga Yuyushiki. An episode 13 OVA is due on DVD/Blu-ray February 22, covering Data Processing Club's time from the end of summer into fall. Leading into this, the second week of Feb will feature a single release of the special's themes and a Valentine's promotion.
Get read for one more episode of the slice-of-life anime Yuyushiki next year! The release will be accompanied by two new CDs, and is apparently going to be of special interest to fans of the manga. Want to know more? Hit the jump for the latest news!
Happy May Day to all you workers of the world. Meanwhile, for folks more interested in supernatural action anime, it's the birthday of Seraph of the End lead Mikaela Hyakuya. The series celebrated by carrying tagged Twitter posts on its site, along with a few of its own tributes. Get a look after the jump.