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Monday, June 6, 2016

News Round Up: Magic Kyun anime, KamiKiss OVA and more!

Multimedia project, Magic Kyun Renaissance Project, is being animated. Here's the synopsis:
A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school. 
Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school's yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future. 
Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school's Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.
More info from ANN.

Scared Ride Xech will air this July 5. More info from ANN.

Kamisama Hajimemashita's Volume 25.5 fan book will be bundled with new OVA, Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya (The God's Night Before Marriage) and a 32- page manga special Sono Ato no Futari (The Two After That). The OVA is set when Nanami's high school and temple graduation draws near. It will ship out on December 25. From MAL.

Hakuouki gets another concert musical with an all-new story, titled Musical Hakuouki Haku-Myu Live 2. It will run from August 12-13 and August 16-17. The first performance ran in 2014. It is not part of the main numbered stage musicals in the set which is now on it's seventh installment. The performance is more of a concert with audience holding glowsticks. More info on ANN.

The North American manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment commissioned the Alice in the Country of Hearts mangaka Mamenosuke Fujimaru to create with Ryo Maruya, an original manga series, Captive Hearts of Oz. The English manga will have an otome game-style and will be released in January 31, 2017. Here's the synopsis:
Dorothy Gale, along with her beloved dog Toto, finds herself whisked away by a tornado to the mysterious land of Oz. Something about this strange place feels oddly familiar, but Dorothy just wants to go home. Following the advice of a kindly Witch, Dorothy must travel to the Emerald City and seek out the Wizard of Oz, who alone has the power to send her back to her world. 
Alongside a trio of fascinating new companions, and a mysterious young man known as "Zero," Dorothy must follow the Yellow Brick Road on her journey to escape Oz and some of its less than friendly denizens, the evil Witches. Yet even though all this seems to be happening for the first time, Dorothy feels as if they have all met before... Buried secrets and conflicted romance await Dorothy as she travels through the wonderful land of Oz!
More info on ANN.

Kiss Him, Not Me wins Best Shojo Manga in the 40th annual Kodansha Manga Awards besting Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai, Say "I love you"., Nijiro Days and First Love Monster. More info on ANN.

Here's two more princes from the upcoming Scarlet Heart: Goryeo. Ji-soo, the youngest prince who's sweet, loved by all and is into martial arts. Meanwhile Nam Joo-hyul is refined, sophisticated and elegant. The kdrama sageuk will air every Mondays and Tuesdays starting August 29. More info on dramabeans.

Cinderella and the Four Knights has been picked up by tvN. More info on Drambeans.

Otome game, Taisho Alice will be localized but my twitter feed exploded with negative publicity. Check the drama in figurativelyspeaking

Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before will have a third installment, titled Always and Forever, Lara Jean which is slated for Spring 2017.


  1. I'm not completely sure if you've already mentioned this but an anime called B-Project: Kodō Ambitious is airing on July 2nd which I think is a reverse harem.

    1. When I first saw B-Project the synopsis didn't mention the heroine so I dismissed it as just an idol anime. If it wasn't for you, I will not double check it.


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