Before going into my final thoughts about the series, I thought I’d share some exciting news. There will be a new Death Note coming out in 2016. This one will be using the Six-Note rule that was found in the manga.
One interesting note is that L and Light will not be a part of this sequel. Instead, it will be their successors who have their DNA. And cyber terrorism will be a major theme in the movie. so I’m kind of interested in seeing what kind of story this will have. Ryuk will be back, so that’s good. The movie will also deal with cyber terrorism, which could be interesting.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about the 2015 live action drama that recently finished.
The manga is frustrating to read, but it does live up to its name so I can’t fault it. It’s annoying, but it’s still so much fun to read. I could go on a rant, because the last few chapters of this manga….I was ready to give a good punch to the two main characters, but after I calmed down I realized that from the very beginning they weren’t your typical shoujo characters. Hatori, isn’t a heroine. She’s a failure, in terms of shoujo.
Once I remembered that, I realized that the ending was perfect for this series. It’s still incredibly annoying, because the two main characters are insufferable and they do kind of deserve a kick and a punch, but for the most part I enjoyed the series. Finding out that a movie is coming out is actually kind of exciting. Judging from what I saw from this one, it does seem to cover quite a bit from the manga, so hopefully it doesn’t feel too rushed.
Heroine Shikkaku (Failure of a Heroine) is set to release on September 19, 2015.
According to ANN, Shisho, a 2chan novel series by Uni, is getting an anime, a drama, and a live action movie. Wow. Congrats and Wow!
The Shishō (Master Teacher) series, a series of supernatural novels posted on the internet forum 2channel (2chan) by author Uni is inspiring a live-action film, live-action drama, and TV anime series in 2016 as part of a larger project. The live-action film will be a hybrid of both live-action and anime.
The story of the original novels revolves around a protagonist (played by Takasugi in the project) who experiences various spiritual encounters due to his upperclassman at his college’s club, the “master teacher” in the series title that has spiritual sensitivity.
I’m not too familiar with this series, but it definitely sounds right up my alley! After watching the promotional video, I really want to watch/read this now. It looks positively creepy!
The trailer for Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I’ll Be Here was just released!
The movie has two parts. Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I’ll Be Here – Kako-hen, which is set to release on March 15, is a recap of what happened on the show.
The second movie, Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I’ll Be Here – Mirai-hen, which will be released a month later on April 25th, takes part a year after the events from the show and will be completely new and it’s also what we see from the trailer. It looks like Kuriyama has lost her memories, at least I think she did?
I’m excited, even though I’m not sure what this movie will do for the series. I just love me some Akihito, so it’s not like I can’t watch this.
New trailer for Koufuku Graffiti has just been released!
Synopsis: The story follows Ryou, a middle school girl who lives by herself. She has a knack for cooking and makes friendships with everyone through her food. The cooking manga is “full of detailed cuisine art to whet the appetite and slightly erotic meal scenes.” The “koufuku” in the title is a wordplay on two Japanese homonyms—one which means “happiness,” and another that means “appetite.”
Air Date: Jan 2015
Thoughts: Still not sure how this will be. I’ll be watching it for the food, but nothing else is grabbing me at the moment. The erotic meal scenes kind of worry me, but it is being produced by Shaft so I’ll still give it a try. I can’t say no to head tilts. Even if I end up hating it, I’ll give it three episodes.
Two things that stuck out to me from the trailer.
1. The animation looks interesting, but also feels a bit old school as well. Not in a bad way, of course, but it has a bit of nostalgic sort of feel to it.
2. The trailer makes it seem like this will be a short anime at maybe 3-5 minutes per episode. I can definitely see it show us some food, have some cute moe moments, and then the erotic meal scenes to finish it off.
The food looks good, but nothing else is really making me hyped up to watch this.
Wake Up, Girls! was on of the surprise hits for me this year. I wasn’t expecting to like this anime, mainly because it’s about idols and I’m not really into that. But I watched this and loved it. The struggles they faced seemed realistic enough and I liked that not all of them were talented, because that’s how it is when it comes to idol groups. You have a few that can sing really well and some that are just okay. The only reason they’re in is because they fit the group, or in this case, they answered the ad.
My only complaint was that Matsuda never grew a pair and did something useful. Plus, I’m still annoyed that he allowed them to go out in their underwear in order to promote themselves. There did seem to be a subplot brewing for him, but it never really came into fruition. He use to be in a band and dropped it, so I thought we’d see him get back into the music scene just like Mayu. It never happened, but no matter.
Can’t wait to watch this!
Wake Up, Girls! Zoku-hen Movie will be released sometime in 2015 and you can watch the trailer below.
Not sure how I feel about Yoppi’s haircut, but at least now she doesn’t look like Mayu anymore.
Air Date: Jan 11, 2015 Producers: Wit Studio Genres: Slice of Life Synopsis: Ten years after the Great Tokyo War, each prefecture in Japan has split up into independent nations. Each nation is ruled by a prophet called “Mosa” and an army called “Mob” as they start to compete to take over other countries. Four “Mob” girls from the Saitama clan, Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya, are ordered by their “Mosa” to travel around Japan riding their motorcycles to mediate multiple battles between nations and clans as they emerge.
When I first read the synopsis, I wasn’t sure if I’d like this. But I love the previews that have come out, especially the one above. The animation looks crisp, the bright vibrant colours are pleasing to the eyes, and the fight sequences look like they’re going to be pretty epic.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this will be a really fun anime to watch. So I guess it’s safe to say that I’m on the hype train for this.
Three new teasers came out for The Last – Naruto the Movie and thanks to the good people at Saiyan Island, they’ve all been complied into one handy little video.
The Last – Naruto the Movie will be released in Japanese theaters on Dec. 6.
The moon is beginning to fall, and at the rate it’s going, it is doomed to fall on the Earth. The countdown for the survival of the planet begins. Among the havoc, Hinata’s younger sister Hanabi is captured by the mysterious enemy, Toneri Ootsutsuki. Naruto must overcome great danger on a mission to save Hanabi and the world along with Hinata, Sai, Shikamaru, and Sakura is their final story. “The final story is a first love.”