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Animanga in the News: 1/31/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Jan 31, 2011 17:02
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything sent waves through the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm saladesu, one of the translator-moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)

If you would like to help in finding and translating news of this nature, please contact saladesu via PM ^^ Feel free to PM me any interesting bits of anime or manga news you find floating around the internet, too.


Urasawa, Tezuka's Pluto Wins at France's Angoulême

Urasawa and Tezuka's Pluta won the Intergenerational Award at France's Angoulême International Comics Festival.


Naoki Urasawa and the late Osamu Tezuka's Pluto manga won the Prix Intergénérations (Intergenerational Award) at France's Angoulême International Comics Festival this weekend. Acclaimed literary comic creator Art Spiegelman won the top award, the Grand Prix, and will serve as the Grand Marshal of next year's event.

This is not Urasawa's first series to be acknowledged at Angoulême; in 2004 his 20th Century Boys was made the official selection. Manga by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Shigeru Mizuki, and Tezuka were nominated in 2008; Mizuki's Opération Mort (Soin Gyokusai Se yo) won the Heritage award that year.

Other manga nominated for this year's awards include Suehiro Maruo and Edogawa Ranpo's La Chenille (Imomushi), Shotaro Ishinomori's Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae, Masahiko Matsumoto's La Fille du Bureau de Tabac (Tobacco-ya no Musume/Cigarette Girl), Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba's Ashita no Joe, and Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto and Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan (Case Closed).

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ONE PIECE Chapters 612-616 to be made Available Free to KDDI Users

KDDI will provide the digital versions of 4 chapters of ONE PIECE two days after their official release, in commemoration of the series breaking the 200 million copies barrier.


In celebration of ONE PIECE selling over 200 million copies in total, cell phone service provider KDDI will be providing the digital versions of the latest chapters of ONE PIECE to subscribers between the 2nd of February and 9th of March, free of charge.

All au cell phones that are compatible with EZ WIN will be able to access this service. The chapters that will be available will be those from issue #9 of Weekly Shounen Jump that went on sale today, the 31st of January, carrying ONE PIECE Chapter 612, all the way until issue #13, which goes on sale on the 28th of February with ONE PIECE Chapter 616. The chapters will be made available on the Wednesday following the official release of the magazine.

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The Anime Song 20-year-olds Can Hum to Themselves Ranking

Songs from Evangelion, Ponyo, Totoro and Dragon Ball are clear favorites across the genders.


In this day and age, it's rare for anime songs to rank into the top 10 of any CD rankings. Nevertheless, it's not difficult to find anime songs that people have heard of even without ever watching the anime, and sometimes some people will find themselves humming it. 238 men and 467 women in their 20s voted for which anime songs they most often found themselves humming.

Men
  1. Cruel Angel's Thesis (Neon Genesis Evangelion) 22.3%
  2. Ponyo on the Cliff (Ponyo on the Cliff) 19.8%
  3. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (DRAGON BALL Z) 19.3%
  4. My Neighbor Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) 19.3%
  5. Hare Hare Yukai (The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi) 5.9%


Women
  1. Ponyo on the Cliff (Ponyo on the Cliff) 32.4%
  2. My Neighbor Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) 32.4%
  3. Cruel Angel's Thesis (Neon Genesis Evangelion) 28.8%
  4. Moonlight Legend (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) 23.2%
  5. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (DRAGON BALL Z) 11.8%


Obviously, both men and women love their Ghibli. Evangelion and Dragon Ball ranked in for both genders as well. Other songs that scored highly among both men and women were READY STEADY GO (FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST), Genesis of Aquarion (Genesis of Aquarion) and Don't say "lazy" (K-ON!).

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Comments
#1. by benelori (The Hero MH Deserves)
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
Nice stuff about Urasawa...that somehow makes me continue the manga, because I was bored with it
#2. by molokidan (Hidden Boss ΣΣ(゚Д゚;)ナヌッ)
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
Wow, what a random selection. It's like some guy just decided to line up his favorite manga or something. Why Ashita no Joe for 2010, among contemporary titles like Naruto and Pluto? What is the criteria here? Pluto read more like a love letter than one of Urasawa's usual ambitious series, did they think they had to select one of his series again since he won in 2008? What are they thinking?

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