In this issue:
- Kamen Rider Wizard & Gaim Crossover for December Film
- Haganai's Hirasaka Creates 2nd Occult Maiden Manga
- 4chan Sings a Cover of "Watamote" End Theme
- "Attack on Titan" Author Mentions Plans For Manga's End
- "Sword Art Online" Author Reveals Asuna's Birthdate
Kamen Rider Wizard & Gaim Crossover for December Film
The final episode of the Kamen Rider Wizard live action program unveiled a trailer for the upcoming Kamen Rider film, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: Tenka Wakeme no Sengoku Movie Dai Gassen. The film is in celebration of the fifteenth Kamen Rider series. In the video, the film is described as the final battle for Wizard.
The film will open in Japanese theaters on December 14. Those who purchase advance tickets at movie theaters will receive one of two Kamen Rider Sengoku Sugoroku board game sets.
Ryuta Tasaki and Takayuki Shibasaki are directing the upcoming Kamen Rider Gaim from scripts by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero). The show will premiere on Japanese television on October 6 at 8:00 a.m., and will air every Sunday.
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Haganai's Hirasaka Creates 2nd Occult Maiden Manga
The blog for Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine announced on September 20 that a second manga in Haganai novelist Yomi Hirasaka's Occult Maiden project will begin serializing in the magazine's December issue on October 26. The Occult Maiden ~Hi Shō Oni wo Tsugu Shōnen~ (Occult Maiden ~Sun Chapter – The Boy Who Succeeds the Ogre~) manga will be drawn by artist Hiroichi. The first manga, Hirasaka and artist Chado's Sekigan no Shōnen Occult Maiden ~Kage Shō~ (One-Eyed Boy Occult Maiden ~Shadow Chapter~), began serializing in July.
The first Occult Maiden manga by Chado revolves around Sae Sasamatsu, who although lived a normal life as a female high school student, suddenly wakes up in a hospital. In her hospital room, she sees two people: one is her friend from school who tells her that her best friend has died, and the other figure is one not of this world.
The second Occult Maiden manga by Hiroichi revolves around Chikage, a boy who is the head of a family of exorcists that destroy entities known as “tatari.” He fights together against a large brewing scheme along with a team of girls.
Hirasaka's Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) light novels with Buriki's illustrations have over 4.85 million copies in circulation, although the ninth volume was on hiatus until last month.
The Haganai novels were adapted into a television series last year and the second season Haganai NEXT premiered in January. Funimation announced in January 2012 that it had acquired the rights for the first season while Seven Seas licensed the manga adaptation. Funimation streamed Haganai NEXT as it aired this year. There is also an live-action film opening next year.
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4chan Sings a Cover of "Watamote" End Theme
In print, Watamote has implicitly acknowledged its popularity on American image board 4chan, boasting that the the manga was, "a smash hit on the overseas version of 2chan!!" On Twitter, the long standing friendship has been recognized more openly. The latest smooch between the two is a cover of end theme "Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai," featuring a collaboration between 86 /a/ frequenters.
The poster comments
As always, my thanks to all the /a/nons that submitted for this- 86 this time around.
Since I'm retiring, I'm going to go commit sudoku now.
This is not a serious cover. We do not own the music or lyrics to this song. I'm pretty sure that we've discovered the sound of 100 children being set on fire while also being mauled by a battalion of feral, sex-crazed cats. It's this song.
"Attack on Titan" Author Mentions Plans For Manga's End
Yesterday, we mentioned that Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama was a fan of mixed martial arts. Hiroki Endo, whose sci-fi manga Eden: It's an Endless World is published in North America by Dark Horse, has been writing an MMA manga titled All-Rounder Meguru, and there's been a long standing mutual appreciation between Isayama and Endo. In a joint interview for fight sport magazine Gong Kakutogi, Isayama mentioned a time frame for ending Titan.
Volume 11 of the manga was released August 9th, 12 will be out December 9th, and according to Isayama, the series should be wrapped up by volume 20.
"Sword Art Online" Author Reveals Asuna's Birthdate
In response to a question on Twitter, Sword Art Online author Reki Kawahara recently revealed that the series' heroine was born on September 30th, 2007.
The date already had significance in the Kawahara -verse in that September 30, 2032 was the established birth date of Kuroyukihime in his Accel World, or at least of the character's assumed identity.
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