This time round it's a bit of short news blasts, some information revealed regarding upcoming anime projects and a review of the Biglobe anime poll. First off:

1. Tiger and Bunny's 2nd anime film is scheduled to be released sometime in 2013.

2. Kimi ni Todoke (manga) as of it's 16th volume has sold over 20 million copies.

3. Mangaka-san to Assistant-san, the manga running in Shonen Gangan will end in the July issue.

4. Hajimete no Aku, a manga running in Weekly Shonen Sunday will end in Issue 25, about 2 weeks from now.

5. Claymore has not ended and will appear in the June issue of Jump SQ. Seems like an error was made.

6. The editor for Nyaruko san has revealed that 1 million copies of the novel have been sold.

7. Nisekoi, the romantic comedy manga running in Weekly Shonen Jump will have a vomic released starring Haruka Tomatsu (To Love-ru, Anohana) as Chitoge and Hisako Kanemoto (Shinryaku ! Ika Musume, Koreaw Zombie Desu ka ) as Onodera.

8. Bleach will have 2 novels released on June 4th entitled "Spirits Are Forever With You 1 & 2"

9. Deadman Wonderland, the manga, has been put on indefinite hiatus because the illustrator is taking pregnancy leave.


Now for a few detail revealed about upcoming anime:

Kyoukai Senju no Horizon 2

This ANN post has revealed quite a few details about the sequel including:

  • New additions to the cast
  • Opening Theme Song
  • Ending Theme Song

Just at a quick glance, I see that the new cast are for the role of the characters from England and there are quite a few of them.


Another post from ANN, has revealed more about the elusive anime project K which was announced by King Records' Starchild Label. Starchild is a heavyweight when it comes to music production in anime having been involved with any number of projects.

The post revealed the characters and the cast who will be voicing them. The cast is impressive, boasting the likes of Daisuke Namikawa, Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Ono, Mamoru Miyano just to name a few.

The projects plot still remains unknown but it's shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with,


Biglobe Poll: Spring Anime Popularity

NOTE: I've been recently informed these polls aren't the best source for gauging popularity but I'm including it in the post anyways. Total number of votes was 11,698 and here are the top 36 choices.

1 Hyouka 944
2 Fate/Zero 2 930
3 Accel World 873
4 Sankarea 855
5 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 840
6 Sakamichi no Apollon 803
7 Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A 770
8 Uchuu Kyoudai 643
9 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka of the Dead 584
10 Kuroko no Basuke 422
11 Jormungand 414
12 Kimi to Boku. 2 294
13 Shirokuma Caf 290
14 Tsuritama 276
15 Acchi Kocchi 266
16 Tasogare Otome x Amnesia 259
17 Medaka Box 252
18 Natsuiro Kiseki 219
19 Shining Hearts -Shiawase no Pan- 195
20 Hiiro no Kakera 177
22 Nazo no Kanojo X 172
23 Zetman 136
24 Queen's Blade: Rebellion 112
25 Upotte!! 105
26 Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 104
27 AKB0048 103
28 Saint Seiya Omega 77
29 Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future 66
29 Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume Neo (new series) 66
31 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit Hen 53
31 Transformers Prime 53
33 Yurumates 3D 47
33 Kuromajyo-san ga T ru!! 47
35 Arashi no Yoru ni: Himitsu no Tomodachi 45
36 Gon 30

[Source: ANN]


-Hyouka's result is a little surprising, I'm surprised it beat out Fate/zero and Accel World's rank is also surprising.

-I'm glad to see Sankarea where it is, since it's the romance I'm currently enjoying most this season.

-Sakamichi no Apollon and Uchuu Kyoudai ranked well but I'm surprised they were beaten by Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.

-I'm a little disappointed with Zetman's ranking considering there are a few anime above it which I find to be inferior.

-I honestly thought Eureka Seven AO would rank better.