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Animanga in the News: 5/31/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on May 31, 2011 18:38
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 translators and global moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)


Uchū Kyōdai Astronaut Manga to Bundle Rocket Fragment

14th volume to include fragment that actually went into space.


The 14th limited-edition volume of Chūya Koyama's Uchū Kyōdai (Space Brothers) astronaut manga will bundle a fragment of a space rocket when it ships on June 23. For 2,480 yen (about US$30.60), the book will include a palm-sized fragment of a rocket that actually went into space. (The publisher Kodansha will also ship a regular edition of the volume without the fragment.)

The award-winning story follows two brothers, Mutta and Hibito, who made a vow as kids to travel to space. The younger brother Hibito did become an astronaut, but not Mutta. However, Mutta's life changes one fateful day.

Koyama launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2007. Actors Shun Oguri (Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e, Gokusen, Hana Yori Dango [2005], Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa) and Masaki Okada (Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e, Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu, Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto) will star in a live-action film adaptation of the manga. The crew and cast will film for six days in June at Florida's Brevard County, home of the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

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Tales of Xillia Adds Star Driver Downloadable Content

Also: Xillia videos streamed; final Tales of Symphonia video anime dated.


At the "Tales of Festival 2011" held this weekend, Namco Bandai Games announced that its Tales of Xillia PlayStation 3 role-playing game will have a collaborative tie-in with the Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto science-fiction anime. The videogame will offer costumes from the anime for the main characters to wear as paid downloadable content after the game is released. The event also announced the September 8 release date for the game in Japan.

The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment announced last month that it acquired the Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto television anime series.

The event confirmed that the first volume of the final video anime project in the Tales of Symphonia the Animation franchise, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Sekai Tōgō-hen (The United World Episode), will ship this fall. The project will be released in two volumes, and will complete the story from Sylvarant-hen (the first video anime series from 2007) and Tethe'alla-hen (Tethe'alla Episode) and give the ending to the storylines of Lloyd, Colette, and the other characters. The event also revealed that the theme song for the new anime will be Me's "Ho・N・To・U・So" (True Lie).

Namco Bandai Games streamed the following videos from Tales of Xillia:




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