This post is basically a compilation of a few interesting news I saw.
Tokyo Anime Awards
TV anime: K-ON!!
OVA: Gundam UC
Director: Yonebayashi Hiromasa (Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Screenplay: Maruo Miho (Colorful)
Art Director: Takeshige Youji (Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Yoshida Noboru (Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Character Design: Umakoshi Yoshihiko (Heartcatch Precure!)
Seiyuu: Toyosaki Aki (K-ON!!)
Music: Cécile Corbel (Karigurashi no Arrietty)
I did not watch Karigurashi no Arrietty or Coloful or Tatami Galaxy so I don’t really have a lot of comments for this. K-ON!! getting the best anime was kinda expected given all the attention it attracted. Gundam UC for best OVA wasn’t such a bad choice, though I would prefer Katanagatari. Casshern Sins looking Precure is good for a change. With tons of seiyuu out there with better acting than Toyosaki Aki, she’s definitely not the best choice. Nevertheless I’m happy to see her winning the award.
The question now is if she would attend the award ceremony at the Tokyo Anime Fair on 26 March. She’s having an appearance at Anime Contents Expo on 27 March as the seiyuu for Shamo in Nekogami Yaoyorozu. The schedule doesn’t seem to clash..for now. Seeing how Aniplex (under Sony) dropped out from TAF, we’ll see how Music Ray’n (also under Sony), the agency for Toyosaki Aki, is going to plan her schedule.
Apparently you can get this really huge poster if you order ALL 9 volumes of K-ON!! from HMV ONLINE. The orange thing you see in the image is the Ui’s character song CD. The material of the poster looks like cloth. I don’t know the details of the campaign nor do I want to know. Why? Each volume of BD is 8400yen and DVD is 6300yen.
Tiger & Bunny
Another Sunrise production. PV doesn’t look too appealing but I’m not giving up on it yet. Who knows if it might turn out to be something like Star Driver, really random yet nice at the same time. But harem as a similarity is pretty much out. I hope.
Ayahi’s 3rd single track list
2. All around me
3. The Rose
takaramono is the insert song for the smart phone drama “haruyasumi no koibito”. The drama starts today and it will be updated daily throughout the month. There will be a total of 31 episodes. Each episode is 5 minutes. I have no idea how to watch it without using a phone + I’m out of japan so I can only wait for screencaps.
Following the pattern of her previous 2 singles, The Rose is probably a cover version of this.
I was hoping it will be Time To Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman since she sang it in her solo live during January. Maybe next time?