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FMA Trailer, Negima OAD, Kimi ni Todoke Anime + Anime Trailers

+ posted by c_k in Anime News on Feb 13, 2009 05:38
New FMA TV Commercial Streamed

A new Fullmetal Alchemist tv commercial started streaming on the 10th from the official Japanese Fullmetal Alchemist anime homepage for the series that is planned to begin on April 5. Bones will produce the series and the seiyuus for both main characters, Edward and Alphonse, will remain the same.

Fullmetal Alchemist is about two brothers who tried to use alchemy to raise their dead mother and in an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric loses his arm and his leg while his brother Alphonse soul that inhabits a suit of armor. They go on a journey to search for the Philosopher's stone to help restore them to their original state. FMA was previously released as an anime series in 2003 with 51 episodes. Its manga is currently ongoing with 21 volumes published in Japan. Viz has licensed the manga and will have the 18th volume out in May.

Sources: Moetron | ANN

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New Negima OAD Series Announced

A second Negima OAD series was announced at the Zenbu Misechaa YO Negi Party Zenin Shuugo!! promotional event. The information can also be found Negima website.The OAD season will be cover the 'Magic World' story arc and be made into four volumes, starting in the summer of 2009. The staff will remain the same with Shart animating and Akiyuki Shinbo as the producer. The OADs will be released as bonus discs with four limited edition volumes of Ken Akamatsu’s Negima manga. If sale of the OADs are good, then there will be a theatrical movie release. The previous OADs, Maho Sensei Negima! ~ Shiroki Tsubasa~ ALA ALBA OAD, sold 242,000 copies for 3 volumes.

Mahou Sensei Negima! is about ten-year-old prodigy Negi Springfield who graduated from a magic academy and is sent to Japan to teach English at an all-girls high school. He is forbidden from showing off his powers, but a student discovers his secret and vows to make his life difficult. Ken Akamatsu's manga series was released as an anime series in 2005 with 26 episodes, a 26-episode remake in 2006-2007 and an OAD series in 2008-2009. The manga is currently ongoing with the 25th volume to be released next week and a spin-off Negima!? Neo ongoing with 5 volumes published to date. Both are licensed by Del Rey with both the 21st volume for the first series and the first volume for Negima!? Neo to be released on March 24.

Sources: 2ch via Canned Dogs | ANN

Kimi ni Todoke Made Into an Anime

The March issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine announced that Karuho Shiina's shoujo manga, Kimi ni Todoke, will be adapted into an anime this fall. Kimi ni Todoke or 'Reaching You' is about a lonely high school girl named Sawako Kuronuma who is nicknamed Sadako for the girl on 'The Ring' as she slowly changes with the help of a popular boy named Kazehaya.

Eight volumes have currently been published in Japan with the manga currently on hiatus so that the mangaka can give birth. Viz plans to release this manga starting in July.

Sources: 2ch via Moetron | ANN

Tsubasa Shunraiki + xxxHolic Hunmuki OVA Trailers Released

The official website for the Tsubasa: Shunraiki & xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki OVAs now offer streaming trailers.

On February 17, limited edition copies of volume 14 of the xxxHOLiC manga will come with the xxxHolic Shunmuki OVA. On March 17, limited edition copies of volume 26 of the Tsubasa manga will come with the Tsubasa Shunraiki OVA.

Both Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic are the creation of CLAMP. Tsubasa is about a princess named Sakura and her childhood friend Syaoran when Sakura suddenly declares her love for Syaoran and a puzzling symbol is uncovered which causes Syaoran to go on a quest to through other worlds to save Sakura. xxxHolic is about a boy named Watanuki Kimihiro who is haunted by and can see ghosts and spirits. He meets a witch named Yûko, who claims she can help. He accepts, but realizes that he has to work at her shop to help pay for her help.

Sources: ANN

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#1. by Slashout ()
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Nice Kimi ni Todoke made into an Anime. I can't wait. There are other "heavy" animes in popularity anounced. But Kimi ni Todoke is the one I am waiting for the most of the lot :).
#2. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
I never really got into the FMA anime but... >< seems like there are those that liked it :p
#3. by miki_chan ()
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Thanks for the updates. I absolutely love FMA!! I wonder if they'll make another movie afterwards? *cross-fingers"
#4. by Giilshark ()
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Thanks for sharing the video. I really am anxiously for the new season of FMA, to see where he goes again.
#5. by lexx ()
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Anyone notice the generic instrumental music in the FMA trailer?

I'm seeing (hearing?) this more and more in anime and it's enough to make me cry. What the hell happened to the catchy jrock and jpop? Naruto Shippuuden dropped all the badass music of Naruto for rather generic instrumental, then the new Hajime no Ippo did the same. Now we have Fullmetal Alchemist, a show famous for tying its rising popularity to hit singles from L'arc en Ciel - using crappy generic instrumental in an advertisement no less. If there were to be pop tracks in this new anime I'm 100% certain there'd be pop in the ad.

This trend is pure bullshit. Economy my FOOT. Naruto's freaking the most profitable anime out there right now and FMA was the most popular anime in all Japan during its reign. To suggest there simply isn't enough money to either re-license the old music or license up some new stuff is BULLSHIT.

#6. by Sariachan ()
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
"Anyone notice the generic instrumental music in the FMA trailer?"

I hope you're joking. What I hear in that short teaser are violins and classical music, and it isn't crappy.

And not compare it to what the Naruto music has become, please. :(
If not for anything else, because of the new FMA score we only have a few seconds to judge, a little to lees, you must concede. ;)

The new FMA anime will have the score composed by Akira Senju, and even if the previous composer was great, the new one knows what he does too (he worked in few anime, but he made the music of many Japanese flms and J-drama).

After all, the music in that teaser is taken from the background music, not from an OP or ED.

Anyway, I can't wait for this new FMA. I still believe that the old anime series is a masterpiece, but the ending and the movie wasn't up to the rest for me, and I love the manga, which is the canon story, much more.

I can't really, really wait. :D
#7. by blazerushmore ()
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
OMG. I am so excited that Square and Bones are making a new season of FMA. Can't wait for it to start. Any word on which fansub groups might sub it.
#8. by Sariachan ()
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
I think it's a bit too early for that. ;)

Instead, you could find interesting the translations of the interviews to the staff of the new anime, and to Arakawa sensei itself, here: http://csakuras.livejournal.com/487991.html

#9. by shrimpy ()
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
question - how are they able to make fma again, the title seems exactly the same? ain't it copyright? or am i missing the minute change?

EDIT - this question is about the physical title. Since the last one was "fullmetal alchemist", then this is not a copyright problem because they call it hagane no renkinjutsu in japanese, which is the same as fullmetal alchemist(??)

in my case, the anime was very good right after it veered off the manga. to be quite frank i did not enjoy the manga, but with its recent twists and action it's been better. i'm not a fan of arakawa's talking heads, so for a time i was turned off to fma. but i'm looking forward to a (hopefully) faster moving anime version which will keep my attention.

ps - latest chapter is pretty good.
#10. by Ardus ()
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
Awesome, FMA was the first anime I ever watched weekly from Japan back when it first came on in 04.
I saw the Japanese commercials for this that BSS left in their subs of Gundam 00 but I thought it was simply them replaying the old series or a rehash movie like the last two One Piece movies. I'm very glad to hear otherwise.
I've gotta echo shrimpy's sentiments by asking WTF is this? A reboot? A continuation five years in the making? A remake that follows the manga's storyline?
Ah well, whatever it is, I'll be glad to see Ed and Al back in action.
#11. by Sariachan ()
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
Read the interviews I linked and you're understand better what this new anime is about. ;)

basically, is a new adaptation of the manga, but more faithful to it than the first one.

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