Manga Monday- D. N. Angel

D.N.Angel is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. The ongoing manga premiered in Japan in the Kadokawa Shoten shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in November 1997. The series went on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue, returning in the April 2008 issue. Kadokawa Shoten has collected the individual chapters and published them in 15 tankōbon volumes so far. The manga series is licensed for English language release in North America and the United Kingdom by Tokyopop, which has released 13 volumes of the series as of 2011.

Plot

The aforementioned commander of the police is a classmate of Daisuke’s named Satoshi Hiwatari. Hiwatari suffers from his own version of the phantom-thief curse, and a bond forms between Hiwatari and Daisuke because of their similar afflictions. Hiwatari carries the alter-ego named Krad. However, though Dark and Krad hate one another, Hiwatari and Daisuke maintain a strained but genuine friendship, despite Dark’s constant moaning. Dark steals certain artistic objects of value, works made by Satoshi’s ancestors, because they contain dangerous magical properties. Some of them, such as “The Second Hand of Time” and “Argentine” also have personalities of their own. Some of the objects that he steals are quite dangerous. Dark’s method of stealing is based on garnering attention; before stealing, Emiko will send out a warning of what will be stolen.

Manga

Written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki, D.N.Angel premiered in Japan in the November 1997 issue of the Kadokawa Shoten magazine Monthly Asuka. New chapters were serialized monthly until Sugisaki put the series on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue. The series eventually returned to serialization, starting in the April 2008 issue of Monthly Asuka, where it continues to run. The individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten. The first volume was released on November 13, 1997; as of September 2010, 15 volumes have been released.

Tokyopop licensed the series for an English-language release in North America and the United Kingdom, with the first volume of the series released there on April 6, 2004. On November 8, 2005, Tokyopop released a box set containing the first two volumes of the series. A total of 13 volumes have been translated and released as of December 8, 2009. However, Tokyopop announced that its North American division would close on May 31, 2011, leaving the fate of the manga’s localization in question. In 2014, Viz Media picked up the digital publication rights to the manga for Kindle.

In August 2003, while the primary series was on hiatus, a second manga series, D.N.Angel TV Animation Series began serialization in Monthly Asuka. Also written by Sugisaki, the short series was based on the anime adaptation, which had diverged from the storyline of the manga series. D.N.Angel TV Animation Series finished its serialization in the October 2003 issue. It was published in two tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten.

Manga Monday- Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School by Eiji Nonaka, is a Japanese comedy manga, which was adapted into an anime and a 2005 live-action movie titled Cromartie High – The Movie directed by Yūdai Yamaguchi. It follows the everyday life of Takashi Kamiyama and his odd classmates at Cromartie High School, an infamous school for delinquents. Both the manga and anime have been released in North America by ADV Manga and ADV Films respectively. However, the manga is not yet completely published in North America due to restructuring issues at ADV. Discotek Media has since licensed the anime, after ADV’s closing in 2009. The manga won the 2002 Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen. The series is a parody of Japanese “yankii” (juvenile delinquent) manga of the 1970s and 1980s. The style of art resembles Ryoichi Ikegami’s works such as Crying Freeman or Sanctuary.

 

Wednesday News- August 9, 2017

News-

“Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds” Brings Historical Romance to PC on August 24- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/09/hakuoki-kyoto-winds-brings-historical-romance-to-pc-on-august-24

“Kino’s Journey” Anime Character Designs Showcased- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/09/kinos-journey-anime-character-designs-showcased

Fall Festival To Reveal Next Stage of “Sword Art Online” Plans- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/09-1/fall-festival-to-reveal-next-stage-of-sword-art-online-plans

Gosho Aoyama’s “Detective Conan” Manga Reaches Its 1,000th Chapter This Week- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/08-1/gosho-aoyamas-detective-conan-manga-reaches-its-1000th-chapter-this-week

Wednesday News- August 2, 2017

News-

Netflix to Stream LeSean Thomas’ Cannon Busters Animated Series- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-02/netflix-to-stream-lesean-thomas-cannon-busters-animated-series/.119640

Netflix Reveals Visuals for Sword Gai: The Animation Series- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-08-02/netflix-reveals-visuals-for-sword-gai-the-animation-series/.119639

Netflix to Premiere Kakegurui Anime Outside of Japan in 2018- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-02/netflix-to-premiere-kakegurui-anime-outside-of-japan-in-2018/.119638

Hideo Iura’s Keiji Yugami Detective Manga Gets Live-Action Series in October- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-01/hideo-iura-keiji-yugami-detective-manga-gets-live-action-series-in-october/.119586

Anime-

  • Blue Exorcist The Movie BD
  • Fruits Basket BD
  • Fruits Basket Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Edition BD
  • Junjō Romantica 2 BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin: Chronicle of Char and Sayla BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin: Chronicle of Char and Sayla DVD
  • Sword Art Online Box Set DVD

Manga-

  • Alive Graphic Novel (GN) 20 (Digital Only)
  • Assassination Classroom GN 17
  • Attack on Titan GN 22
  • Behind the Scenes!! GN 4
  • Black Clover GN 8
  • Bleach Omnibus GN 20
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 19
  • GTO: Paradise Lost GN 4 (Digital Only)C
  • Haikyu!! GN 14A
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Stardust Crusaders GN 4 (Hardcover)
  • Kasane GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Kaze Hikaru GN 25
  • Kounodori: Dr. Stork GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus GN 7
  • Love’s Reach GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Magical Dance GN 2
  • Magical Girl Site GN 3
  • Maid-sama! Omnibus GN 9A
  • My Hero Academia GN 9
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus GN 4
  • One Piece GN 83
  • Persona 3 GN 6
  • Platinum End GN 3
  • She and Her Cat GN 1
  • So Cute It Hurts!! GN 14
  • There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor GN 3A
  • Toriko GN 39P
  • Vampire Knight: Memories GN 1
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 7
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Omnibus GN 11

Other-

  • Shin Godzilla BD/DVD + UVP
  • Shin Godzilla DVDC

Manga Monday- Ergo Proxy: Centzon Hitchers and Undertaker

Manga

A manga spinoff called Centzon Hitchers and Undertaker was written by Manglobe and illustrated by Yumiko Harao. The manga was serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday Gene-X from its March 2006 issue to the December 2006 issue. It was later released in two tankōbon format, the first in August 18, 2006, and the second on February 19, 2007.

It is set in a future where humans and AutoReiv androids coexist peacefully until a virus gives the robots self-awareness, causing them to commit a series of murders. Inspector Re-L Mayer is assigned to investigate, discovering there is a more complicated plot behind it that involves a humanoid species known as ‘Proxy’ who are the subject of secret government experiments.

Wednesday News- July 26, 2017

News-

Maiden Japan Licenses To Heart 2 Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-25/maiden-japan-licenses-to-heart-2-anime/.119313

Testament of Sister New Devil English Dub Stars Lauren Landa, Chris Hackney- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-25/testament-of-sister-new-devil-english-dub-stars-lauren-landa-chris-hackney/.119317

Toonami Regains Half Hour of Programming- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-07-25/toonami-regains-half-hour-of-programming/.119314

Senran Kagura Game Series to Announce New Title on August 1- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-26/senran-kagura-game-series-to-announce-new-title-on-august-1/.119338

Anime-

  • And you thought there is never a girl online? Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • And you thought there is never a girl online? BD/DVD
  • Captain Harlock: Arcadia my My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX DVD
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight Premium Edition Box Set BD/DVD
  • Dancouga DVD
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 1 BD
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 1 BD
  • Fatal Fury: The Movie BD
  • Goku: Midnight Eye DVD
  • Monster Musume Premium Edition Box Set BD/DVD
  • Monster Musume BD
  • Monster Musume DVD
  • Psybuster DVD
  • RIN-NE Season 2 BD
  • RIN-NE Season 2 DVD

Manga-

  • All-Rounder Meguru Graphic Novel (GN) 4 (Digital)
  • Aphorism GN 11 (Digital)
  • Battle Rabbits GN 4
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun GN 12
  • Crimson Prince GN 11 (Digital)
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju GN 2
  • Disney Fairies: Vidia and the Fairy Crown GN
  • élDLIVE GN 2 (Digital)
  • Fairy Tail GN 61
  • Generation Witch GN 1
  • Giant Killing GN 3 (Digital)
  • Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night GN 2
  • Maria Holic GN 10
  • My Monster Secret GN 7
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend GN 11 (Digital)
  • Princess Resurrection GN 16 (Digital)
  • Queen Emeraldas GN 2 (Hardcover)
  • Sekirei GN 11 (Digital)
  • The Seven Princes of the Thousand Year Labyrinth GN 3
  • A Springtime with Ninjas GN 4 (Digital)
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil GN 6
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls GN 5 (Digital)
  • UQ Holder! GN 11
  • Wolfsmund GN 8

Other-

  • Collar X Malice PlayStation Vita Game
  • Durarara!! Novel 7
  • Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star Nintendo Switch/PC Game
  • Hey! Pikmin Nintendo 3DS Game
  • Kagerou Daze Novel 7
  • Miitopia Nintendo 3DS Game
  • Your Lie in April A Six Person Etude Novel

Manga Monday- Saiyuki

Saiyuki is a manga series by Kazuya Minekura which was serialized in G-Fantasy from 1997 to 2002. It spawned multiple manga sequels, anime adaptations, video games and other media. The story is loosely based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West.

Plot

Saiyuki is the story of four anti-hero-like heroes: the monk Genjyo Sanzo, the monkey king Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo, and the man who turned into a demon Cho Hakkai (formerly known as Cho Gonou). They have been dispatched by the Sanbutsushin (the Three Aspects of Buddha, who relay the orders of heaven) to travel to India to stop the possible resurrection of the Ox-Demon-King, Gyumaoh. Along the way they are beset by inept assassins, bad weather, and their own tragic personal pasts. Meanwhile, the villains, two unlikely confidants, Gyokumen Koushou (Gyumaoh’s concubine, a demon) and a mad scientist, Dr. Nii Jianyi (a human), continue their attempts to restore the long-dead king. These experiments, a forbidden mixture of science and magic, spawn the “Minus Wave”, infecting all of the demons in Shangri-La with madness, shattering the fragile peace that once existed between humans and demons.

Manga

The Saiyuki manga comprises five separate series. The original series comprised nine volumes, and was serialized in the manga magazine Monthly GFantasy from February 18, 1997 to January 18, 2002. The second series began in June 1999, and was called Saiyuki Gaiden. Saiyuki Gaiden comprised four volumes and ran for ten years in the Japanese shōjo manga magazine Zero Sum Ward.This second series takes place in Heaven, 500 years before the first Saiyuki series. The plot is based around the four main characters of Saiyuki in their past lives, and details exactly what it was they did to get thrown out of heaven. In 2002, a third series was made entitled Saiyuki Reload that lasted 10 volumes long. The third series was serialized in the monthly Japanese Jousei manga magazine Monthly Comic Zero Sum and completed its run in 2009 in the August edition.The third series spun out a fourth series called Saiyuki Reload Blast which is currently being serialized in Monthly Comic Zero Sum. The fifth and final series made titled Saiyuki Ibun started in 2009, and is currently running in Zero Sum Ward. The fifth series follows Priest Koumyou Sanzo in his days before inheriting the Sanzo Title.

Wednesday News- July 19, 2017

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Shelf Life: Magi: The Kingdom of Magichttps://www.animenewsnetwork.com/shelf-life/2017-07-17/.118891#magi

Why the Swordplay in the New Touken Ranbu Anime Looks So Amazing- http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/19/230027?utm_campaign=ANN

Basilisk Sequel Novels Get TV Anime, Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-19/basilisk-sequel-novels-get-tv-anime-manga/.119037

Funimation Reveals Restaurant to Another World Anime’s English Dub Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-19/funimation-reveals-restaurant-to-another-world-anime-english-dub-cast/.119026

Anime-

  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight Premium Edition BD/DVD Box Set
  • K: Return of Kings BD/DVD
  • K: Return of Kings DVD
  • Record of Lodoss War BD/DVD (OVA + Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight)
  • Three Leaves, Three Colors BD/DVD
  • Time Jam Valerian & Laureline DVD
  • WWW.WAGNARIA!! Volume 1 BD

Manga-

    • Aho Girl A Clueless Girl Graphic Novel (GN) 1C
    • Akame ga KILL! GN 11
    • Alive: The Final Evolution GN 19 (Digital)
    • The Betrayal Knows My Name GN 7
    • A Certain Magical Index GN 10
    • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody GN 3
    • Hana & Hina After School GN 2
    • Happiness GN 5
    • Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now! GN 2
    • Horimiya GN 8Cite
    • Hotaru’s Way GN 1 (Digital)
    • In/Spectre GN 5
    • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? GN 7
    • Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler GN 1
    • Kasane GN 4 (Digital)
    • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! GN 4C
    • Kounodori: Dr. Stork GN 1 (Digital)
    • Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear GN 5
    • Liselotte & Witch’s Forest GN 5
    • Lord Marksman and Vanadis GN 4
    • Love’s Reach GN 1 (Digital)
    • Magika Swordsman and Summoner GN 7
    • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers GN 1
    • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun GN 8P
    • No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! GN 10
    • One-Punch Man GN 12 (Digital)
    • Peach Heaven GN 4 (Digital)
    • Princess Jellyfish GN 5
    • The Royal Tutor GN 2
    • School Rumble GN 21 (Digital)
    • Scum’s Wish GN 4
    • Sekirei GN 1
    • Smokin’ Parade GN 2
    • Spice and Wolf GN 13
    • Stitch! Best Friends Forever GN
    • Sweetness & Lightning GN 7
    • Taboo Tattoo GN 7
    • Terra Formars GN 18
    • Triage X GN 13
    • Twinkle Stars GN 3
    • Waiting for Spring GN 1

 

 

Manga Monday- Trinity Blood

Trinity Blood is a series of Japanese light novels written by Sunao Yoshida with illustrations by Thores Shibamoto and originally serialized in The Sneaker. Set 900 years after an apocalyptic war between humans and vampires, the series focuses on the ongoing cold war between the Vatican, the human government, and the “New Human Empire”, the government of the vampiric Methuselah. Fighting on the Vatican’s side is Abel Nightroad, a Crusnik – a vampire that feeds on vampires. The novels blend science fiction, fantasy, and political intrigue, with some in the Vatican and the Empire striving for peace, and the Rosen Kreuz Order doing anything in its power to stop it.

Trinity Blood has been adapted into both manga and anime series, with continuity differences between the three versions. His friend Yasui aided in completing the manga, with illustrations by Kiyo Kujō. The anime series, spanning 24 episodes, was produced by Gonzo and originally aired on WOWOW network.

Differences among adaptations

While the novels, manga, and anime series all cover the same basic story and feature many of the same characters, they do have some minor and major differences. Each has its own unique variation on the major story arcs, and in general the novels give the most detail concerning the political elements and background information on the stories. There are a few minor name changes and many details found in the novels are not given in the anime or manga.

Dietrich’s character design, as seen in the manga, is younger and more boyish than in the anime

The artwork also differs from all three versions, as the character designs were each created by different artists. There are similarities, however, as Shibamoto is responsible for the novel illustrations, while Kiyo Kujō based his work in the manga on Shibamoto’s original designs. In the anime series, Dietrich von Lohengrin’s cold, evil nature is reflected in his appearance, while in the manga he has a softer, bishōnen design that is incongruous with his actual nature. Similarly, Endre is described as looking like a boy of around 10–12 years old, while in the anime he is given an adult appearance. In additions to variants in appearances, there are differences in personalities relationships between the versions, and there are some characters that are unique to each adaptation. Sister Noelle, whose death devastates Abel in the anime series and in the novels, does not exist in the manga series. Alternatively, the anime does not mention Tres’ two “brothers”.

Depending on the adaptation, some events occur at varying points in the story, while other events are unique to a single adaptation. The anime series’ introductory-style episodes are based on the novel segments with the same names, but they are told in a different story. For example, in the novels, “From the Empire”, the chapter in which Abel meets Asthe is the third chapter, following Flight Night and Witch Hunt, However, in the anime, From the Empire is the eleventh episode, coming after the Star of Sorrow arc and the Silent Noise incident. Conversely, the manga starts right with the Star of Sorrow arc and Abel meeting Esther and Dietrich. The Neumann brothers and their related story elements are found only in the novels. In the novels, it was Abel who interrupted the Cardinal’s gathering, rather than Caterina or Leon, and the only people available to investigate the Silent Noise incident in Rome are Abel, Tres, and Leon.

Manga

The chapters of the Trinity Blood manga series are illustrated by Kiyo Kujō and are based on the original light novel series written by Sunao Yoshida and illustrated by Thores Shibamoto. The ongoing series premiered in the shōjo manga anthology Monthly Asuka in 2004. Individual chapters are called “Acts”, and the chapter titles are based on film titles, except for chapter 22, the title of which comes from “the lyrics of the theme song of a certain pioneering kendo anime”. The individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten, with the first released on March 17, 2004; as of March 24, 2015, 18 volumes were released.

The series is licensed for English-language release in North America by Tokyopop. In Australia and New Zealand, both the Chuang Yi and Tokyopop volumes are being released by Madman Entertainment through an importation agreement.

The first volume of the Trinity Blood manga reached the 30th spot on the Top 100 Graphic Novel sales for November 2006. Subsequent volumes have also all appeared in the top 100 spots in March, July, and November 2007.

Wednesday News- July 12, 2017

News-

Crunchyroll to Stream My First Girlfriend is a Gal Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-11/crunchyroll-to-stream-my-first-girlfriend-is-a-gal-anime/.118439

The Summer 2017 Anime Preview Guide Continued- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2017/summer/.118099

Crunchyroll Partners with NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan to Co-Develop Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-12/crunchyroll-partners-with-nbcuniversal-entertainment-japan-to-co-develop-anime/.118652

Fairy Tail Staff Celebrates Manga’s End While Creator Continues Work- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-07-11/fairy-tail-staff-celebrates-manga-end-while-creator-continues-work/.118642

Anime-

  • GATE BD
  • GATE DVD
  • Junjo Romantica Season 1 BD
  • Kumamiko BD/DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo BD Collection (Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Jūryoku Sensen)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo DVD Collection (Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Jūryoku Sensen)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky DVD

Manga-

  • Blade of the Immortal Omnibus GN 3
  • Case Closed GN 63
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 4 (digital only)
  • Dreamin’ Sun GN 2
  • The Full-Time Wife Escapist GN 4 (digital only)
  • Ghost Diary GN 2
  • Immortal Hounds GN 5C
  • Interviews with Monster Girls GN 5
  • Kasane GN 3 (digital only)
  • The Legend of Zelda Legendary Edition GN 5 (The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords)C
  • NTR: Netsuzou Trap GN 3
  • Persona 3 GN 5
  • RIN-NE GN 24C
  • The Sacred Blacksmith GN 10C
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 21
  • The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera GN 7C
  • Yozakura Quartet GN 15 (digital only)

Other-

  • The Art of Posuka DemizuCi
  • The Art of Splatoon (Hardcover)
  • Bluesteel Blasphemer Novel 2 (Digital)
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PS4 Game
  • Infinite Dendrogram Novel 1 (Digital)