Kodansha has announced that Kanae Hazuki, creator of the Sukitte Ii na yo (Say “I Love You”) series, will be launching her new manga series in the next issue of their Dessert magazine which is out on the 24th of June 2019. The new series titled, Gokigenyō, Koharu-san (Good Day, Koharu), follows Koharu, a 19 year old girl that works in a maid cafe and spends her spare time streaming from home, where she lives on her own. One day a group, uninterested in maids, arrives at her workplace and changes things for her.
Max Factory’s new Zero Two figurine from their DARLING in the FRANXX range is now available for pre-order, the figurine will release in August 2020 and won’t come cheaply, but as you can see, it’s worth every penny.
Artists: Akimoto Hajime (Color Producer), Chieri (Sculptor)
Company: Max Factory
Scale/Dimensions: 1/7 H=300mm (11.7in)
List Price: 15,000 JPY ($136/£107/€122/R1969)
Tomo Takeuchi has announced that she has returned to working on her Ballroom e Youkoso (Welcome to the Ballroom) manga series, publisher Kodansha have yet to confirm at return date for the series. Takeuchi-san is currently revising a compiled volume and is making progress with the manuscript. The manga has been on hiatus since December 2017 due to her health issues, whilst it was intended to last 2 months the hiatus was extended due to ongoing concerns.
With no paticular dreams or plans for the future, third-year middle schooler Tatara Fujita yearns to find something that he can pursue wholeheartedly. Initially often bullied and extorted for his lack of confidence, Tatara’s life changes when he is saved from delinquents by a man named Kaname Sengoku. His savior, a motorcycle-riding dance instructor, proceeds to drag Tatara to Ogasawara Dance Studio, mistakenly believing that the boy was looking at the studio’s flyer.
Tatara is then partnered with his schoolmate and skilled dancer Shizuku Hanaoka when he agrees to a trial lesson. The next day after being bullied and only to be saved yet again, he asks the studio to teach him dancing in hopes of changing his image. Now entering a bright and fast-paced new world, Tatara dedicates his time to dancing as he sweeps over the dance hall.
The anime adaptation of Non Non Biyori is getting a third season, the announcement was made during the Nyanpasu Matsuri Vacation Nanon in Yokosuka City. A new promo trailer for the upcoming anime season has since begun streaming on the anime series’ official website. No other details have been revealed as of yet.
Asahigaoka might look like typical, boring countryside to most; however, no day in this village can ever be considered colorless thanks to five students of varying ages occupying the only class in the only school in town. The youngest student is first grader Renge Miyauchi, who brings an unadulterated wit, curiosity, and her characteristic catchphrase, “Nyanpasu!” Then there are the Koshigaya siblings consisting of the quiet ninth grader and elder brother Suguru, diminutive eighth grader Komari, and the mischievous seventh grader Natsumi. The recent arrival of Tokyo-raised fifth grader Hotaru Ichijou, who appears overdeveloped for her age and thus naturally holds an air of maturity, rounds out this lively and vibrant group of five classmates.
Based on the manga penned and illustrated by Atto, Non Non Biyori chronicles the not-so-normal daily lives of this group of friends as they engage in their own brand of fun and frolic, and playfully struggle with the realities of living in a rural area.
Kōjirō Taniguchi, producer of Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection), has announced that the movie is the first phase in a ten year plan for the series. Toshiro Fujiwara, producer at Sunrise, also claimed that the plans will include several forms including anime and manga. No other details were revealed. Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch premiered on the 9th of February 2018 and has since grossed over 1 billion Yen ($9 million).
The 5-toubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets) anime is getting a second season, the announcement was made at the Five Brides special event in Tokyo’s Yomiuri Hall. No other details were revealed but we did get a teaser trailer for the second season.
The 5-toubun no Hanayome manga series was created by Negi Haruba, the first chapter was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine on the 9th of August 2017, the series has since produced nine books worth of content.
A high school romantic comedy with five times the cute girls! A high school boy must work part-time to help five sisters study so they can graduate, but the only thing these quintuplets have in common is that they all hate studying!
Five girls who want to do anything but study, and their tutor: a high school boy who’s got book smarts and not much else. Fuutarou Uesugi took the tutoring gig because he was desperate for cash, but when his students—the five beautiful daughters of a wealthy businessman—find five times the excuses to slack off, what can he do?! At this rate, the sisters won’t graduate, so if he wants to get paid, Fuutarou must think of a plan to suit each of them… Which feels hopeless when five out of five of them think he’s a loser!