For those who aren’t aware, the second batch of Supanova events are being held this weekend and next, the first being held in Sydney as a write this, and one next week in Perth. This is where Siren Visual and Madman Entertainment make their official announcements for titles they plan to release in the coming months. Today, Siren Visual had their turn at announcing titles. I personally think they picked three really good titles to announce, one of which would have had me jumping up and down if I wasnt in the passenger seat of a car whilst reading it. This is what is upcoming from Siren Visual:
In a world after death, angels fight for their fate and their future. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life. On the otherhand, Tenshi, the chairperson of the student council for the world after death, battles against the SSS members. SSS members utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against the angels harnessing supernatural powers.
The DVD version is due out in September, they have hinted at a Blu-ray copy, but there is no current release date yet, if there will be one.
I love KEY titles, and all of them from the Clannad and Kanon anime series, to the visual novel series Little Busters have all scored very highly due to their strong storytelling, and Angel Beats without a doubt will be no different. KEY likes to deal with stories that have some element in death, ranging from a simple death in their first series Kanon, up to Angel Beats where there is an entire school filled with dead students. Am I looking forward to this? YES!
Also, although not announced by Siren Visual as of yet, if it is the same version as the upcoming Sentai Filmworks version in the US, it will also contain the bonus OVA episode. At the very least, it has an opening sequences that I would consider second to none.
Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yūko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yūko joins her grandmother’s “investigation agency” comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yūko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to “unlock” the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.
Streaming this July with a DVD release of part 1 coming this September.
I have heard many people mention this series to me before, however I have never actually gotten around to looking at it much. The storyline definitely sounds very interesting with a strong science fiction background to it. Even if I haven’t heard much of this series before, I will be bringing a review of this series in September when it gets released. Also, from what I can tell this will be another Australian exclusive release, similar to Welcome to Irabu’s Office with English subtitles. It is always nice feeling special and being the first country to get a title for once.
Daikichi returns home for his grandfather’s funeral, and to his surprise he meets a little girl in the garden. Daikichi soon finds out that the girl (Rin) is the illegitimate daughter of his grandfather. None of her relatives want to adopt her because they are embarrassed. Feeling sorry for the girl, Daikichi decides to take care of her. However, Daikichi is a bachelor and has no experiance with kids. Rin and Daikichi begin their life together….
Simulcasting this July, DVD will be released at a date to be confirmed.
For those that have not read any of my previous posts, out of every title being released in Japan this season, Usagi Drop was the one that I was most looking forward to, and lookie here, Siren Visual decided to simulcast it. I know a lot of people would be inclined to go for Angel Beats as the best of the bunch, however I would strongly advise giving this series a try when it is released this July, as it brings a brand new look and storyline to a genre that has been done before, and does it right. I have done reviews for the first two parts of the manga series which can be found (HERE) with a review of the third volume coming very soon.
Bunny Drop will for at least the current time, remain one of the more touching mangas I own. Ever since reading the first volume last year, I was hoping for a potential announcement, and was happily surprised when they announced that Usagi Drop will be released this July in Japan, under the famous Noitamina time slot. The series is emotionally moving, not only through the stressful life of Rin as she tries to settle into her new life and meeting new people in her life with Daikichi, but also through the hardships faced by Daikichi himself. Through him adapting his life to living with his younger half-aunt, rescheduling his life and a quest to find out her true mother, it gives a unique perspective on a genre which has otherwise been overused.
– What I wrote for my Winter Season Overview a few days back
For those interested in seeing a trailer of this series, please visit the following link to see the official Japanese trailer for it: CLICK HERE
With another Supanova due next week, be sure to check back to hear hopefully about further announcements by Siren Visual. Madman Entertainment has their panel on tomorrow, so I will update any new announcements from them in another post.