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Animanga in the News: 3/2/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Mar 2, 2011 17:00
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.

Anime "Dennou Coil" Released on iPhone/iPod touch

App is free but users must pay for individual episodes (¥450) of anime by Madhouse and Evangelion staff.

Anime World released a new title, "Dennou Coil" (Electronic Brain Coil) on the anime distribution service app for iPhones and iPod touches on the 19th of February. The name of the application is "Dennou Coil Download Version". The app itself is free, but users have to purchase episodes 1-26 within the app. Each episode costs ¥450 (55% opening discount), and there are no free episodes bundled with the app.

Distribution is done via downloading, but there are plans for a streaming version in time to come. There are also plans to have the full series available as a pack in the streaming version.

Users can not only watch the series, but may also make use of interactive features. For example, using the built-in special feature "Ani Reco♪", one can make their own voice the character's voice. By selecting that function, a special scene will appear and the dialogue will appear as text on the screen. Users can then speak into their iPhones or mikes on their iPod touches to do the dubbing. After that, they can have fun playing back their recording.

"Dennou Coil" is created, directed and written by Iso Mitsuo, who worked on various Ghibli works as well as "Evangelion" and "Rahxephon", and was broadcast on the NHK Education Channel in 2007. The character designs were done by Honda Takeshi, who had done the opening and original artwork for "Evangelion". The animation is handled by Madhouse.

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Toriko, One Piece Get Crossover TV Anime Special

Toriko, Luffy, Terry, Chopper, other characters to share same stage on April 3.

This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that a crossover television anime special between Toriko and One Piece will air on Sunday, April 3. The two manga/anime stories' main characters, Toriko and Luffy, will share the same stage as they meet in the jungle. Along with Toriko's Terry, One Piece's Chopper, and other characters, the cast will face danger when they are surrounded by creatures.

Not coincidentally, the Toriko anime will premiere in April on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. One Piece will continue to air on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

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Sket Dance Gets Online Flash Anime on March 7

Super-deformed anime debuts Monday; AKB48's French Kiss, The Pillows in April TV anime

This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing that a Flash anime version of Kenta Shinohara's school comedy manga Sket Dance will debut on the franchise's official website on Monday. The Flash anime will feature super-deformed characters; the previously announced television anime series will premiere in April with normal-proportioned characters (pictured at right).

The upcoming Weekly Shonen Jump magazine issue is also confirming that French Kiss, a sub-group of the all-female idol group AKB48, will perform the opening theme song of the television anime series. The performers of the ending theme song will be The Pillows rock band. French Kiss member Yuki Kashiwagi will also voice Rumi, the younger sister of the main character Bossun (Hiroyuki Yoshino).

In the story, Yūsuke "Bossun" Fujisaki and several students in his high school form a "Sket Group" to solve any trouble in the student body.

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