"Party Wa Owatta" - It's about a mangaka's love fantasies about five different men she met at a party. It's a mobile drama via BeeTV with 5-minute 30 episodes including the prologue. It started last February 1 and it's released every Mondays and Thursdays. No subs available yet but enjoy the MV that features scenes from the drama. More info from Naka Riisa LJ. Official site here.
After a long delay "Alice in the Country of Hearts" will be released as a theatrical animated movie on July 30 in Japan. It will feature an original movie that even non-players of the otome based on Lewis Caroll's classic will be able to watch it. More info from ANN. Enjoy the wallpaper above from the official site.
There will also be a new manga spin off in the June issue of Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine on April 28. The title is "Joker no Kuni no Alice ~Circus to Usotsuki Game~" (Alice in the Country of the Joker: The Circus and the Lying Game).
The Korean production SM Entertainment is planning a live series adaptation of the Japanese manga of "Hana Kimi". It's entitled "Utsukushii Kimi e" and slated for a 16 episodes this summer. From ANN. It's interesting to notice that it followed the same exact route of "Hana Yori Dango" of having the same order of versions: Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean. Yay the ikemen is back!
Minami Kawashima is the highschool student/ manager of the baseball team. She mistakenly buys a book in real life “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices” by the late Peter Drucker and applies it on to her team. It's based on novel Moshi Koko Yakyu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no Management o Yondara( What If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker's "Management"?) that toppled Harry Potter as a bestseller in Japan .The manga version was serialized in December while the anime will be out this March and the live action film on June. More info from tokyograph. Probably not a reverse harem but something to watch out for.
The winner for Hanasekeru Seishounen pairing polls are of course... Li Ren and Kajika! Personally I think the anime failed to show chemistry between the two. Gomen! But if one of the other candidate won I'll probably have a hard time looking for couple pics. Lol. Thanks to the 290 peeps who voted.
Li Ren 134 (46%) Eugene 79 (27%) Rumati 59 (20%) Carl 18 (6%)
The 40-page oneshot "Beniro Capsule After 3 Years" is now out in Betsuma Sister. It takes place 3 years after the story in the "Crimson Hero" manga ended. From Shoujospain.
To commemorate the newly released 6th volume of "Rei Mei No Arcana." Shogkukan also released a 228-page novel version, "Rei Mei no Arcana Hajimaru no Koku" written by Aikawa Hagino which summarizes all the 6 volumes. From Shoujospain. Pics are wallies too!