Finished watching The Tatami Galaxy, highly recommend it. I don't know why I took so long for me to get to watching it, but I'm glad I finally did. The way the last two episodes tied everything together was really cool.
Countdown over, Yume Nikki getting a Novel, manga, and CD.
The official website for Kikyama's surreal-horror dōjin game Yume Nikki has announced that the game is getting both a light novel and a manga adaptation. Novelist Akira (Kyōran Kazoku Nikki, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai) is writing the light novel, tentatively titled Yume Nikki -Anata no Yume ni Watashi wa Inai- (Dream Diary -Inside of Your Dream, I Am Not There-), and Vocaloid video artist Ako Arisaka is illustrating the novel.
Takeshobo's web manga magazine Manga Life Win+ will serialize the manga version. Hitoshi Tomizawa (Alien Nine, Treasure Hunter) is drawing the manga based on producer and Vocaloid composer Machigerita's original story.
Kikyama's Yume Nikki free 2004 PC game revolved around a girl named "Madotsuki" as she traveled through her dreams, sometimes encountering disturbing situations.
Central Park Media released Tomizawa's three-volume Alien Nine manga and the Alien Nine Emulators sequel in North America in 2003-2004, and the company also released the four-episode Alien Nine anime series in 2003. The company also released Tomizawa's three-volume Treasure Hunter manga in North America in 2004.
Akira's Kyōran Kazoku Nikki and Sasami-san@Ganbaranai light novels have both received television anime adaptations.
Hidamari Sketch Gets New Anime of Sae & Hiro's Graduation
The "Chō Hidamatsuri in Nippon Budōkan" event announced on Sunday that production on a new anime in the Hidamari Sketch franchise has been green-lit. The new anime will center on the graduation of the characters Sae and Hiro. Ryoko Shintani — the voice of Sae — confirmed the announcement on her blog after the event; the live program ran so late that the franchise's official Twitter account apologized to the attendees.
Hidamari Sketch's story centers around a high school for the arts and the everyday life of some of its students. Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine published the original manga by Ume Aoki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica designer) in Japan. Yen Press publishes the Sunshine Sketch manga in North America, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the four television anime series.
He seems to be an adventurous investor too. Vocaloid is a serious business, and it is just a matter of time someone will seriously invest on expanding the English speaking market for this software in North America.
Hell they've been talking about it for years. Crypton, the creators of the Vocaloid program, have already said they're releasing the English voice bank in North America this summer.
Miku has already taken America by storm, not to mention they're putting her video games into arcades in America, and are possibly in the process of releasing her PS3 game in America as well. It's only a matter of time before she really takes off here.