Howdy! I’m Yazool and I’m going to be starting a Sunday column where I direct your attention to the largest stories of the preceding week. My process is fairly simple: load up some aggregate news sites, count the retweets, and then bring them over here! The websites I will primarily be using are 0takomu and Yaraon!

 

July 28th: Kantai Collection has character designs!

The much anticipated anime adaptation of the hit browser game Kantai Collection (in which you control a fleet of anthropomorphized ships from the Japanese Imperial Navy) has finally unveiled some of their character designs. The designs were printed in the September issue of Nyan-type magazine. This ship here is Yuudachi.

 

 Yuudachi

 

July 29th: Febri makes a very silly mistake

Febri magazine is a monthly publication dedicated to interviews with anime production staff. In their latest issue they ran an iDOLM@STER movie cover story but left one of the idols off the cover! This makes Yayoi very very sad.

 

Yayoi Crying

 

July 30th: Grisaia no Kajitsu’s staff and voice cast has been announced

Fall is going to be a good season of anime! Tensho (Kiniro Mosaic) is directing with Hiroko Taguchi (Sora from Yosuga no Sora) and Takahiro Sakurai (Suzaku in Code Geass) leading the voice cast as Amane Suoh and Yuuji Kazama, respectively.

 

July 31st: Universal Japan announces several new attractions

Universal Studios Japan has announced several new attractions for their location in Japan. Among them are Attack on Titan, Evangelion, Resident Evil, and Monster Hunter. I know where I’m going next time I go to Japan!

 

August 1st: New Digimon Adventures anime!

Bandai hosted a 15th anniversary stream for Digimon and announced a plethora of awesome things for the digifaithful. I’m going to have to do some real deep soul searching to decide if I want to drop 50,000 yen on the original blu ray box set. The new anime is planned for Spring of next year and will follow the original characters into high school.

 

 

August 2ndPrince of Tennis Valentines card count

Every year the Prince of Tennis manga has readers send in Valentines for their characters. This year the most popular character with an absolutely astounding 62,837 votes was Atobe Keigo. Damn, he’s a sexy beast!

 

 

Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions or corrections, and I’ll see you next week!