30 Dec 2011

Spring 2012 Anime Chart

Winter 2011/2012 anime season just about to begin but the chart for Spring 2012 anime has been released by Neregate, very fast release although the chart is version 1.0. For the release date, most spring anime has not been out the schedule but few anime has issued for the month release schedule, so the chart still need to be updated.
Looking the chart there is one anime that I most wait, the anime is Fate/Zero season 2 (who do not know this anime). Thanks to neregate to create this chart.

Spring 2012 Anime Chart version 1.0 by neregate

Spring 2012 Anime Chart
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Best Selling Good Smile Company Product 2011

Before end of the year 2011, mikatan update his blog for the last time this year. Mikatan last update is about 2011 Good Smile Company Product Ranking so it can show what GSC product are the best seller in 2011. The ranking is separate to three rankings product, it is Japan, Overseas, and Combined rankings. The products that can be into the ranking are only products that have been released in 201.
Ok, I will start from the Japan ranking.

1st: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Cheerful Ver.
2nd: figma Miku Hatsune: Append ver.
3rd: Nendoroid Homura Akemi
4th: Nendoroid Madoka Kaname
5th: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Absolute HMO Edition
6th: figma Homura Akemi
7th: figma Madoka Kaname
8th: Nendoroid Mami Tomoe
9th: Nendoroid Snow Miku : Snow Playtime Edition
10th: Nendoroid Kuroneko

11th: figma BRS2035
12th: Miku Hatsune: Lat-type Ver.
13th: Nendoroid Kirino Kousaka
14th: figma KOS-MOS ver.4
15th: Miku Hatsune: Tony ver.
16th: figma Kuroneko
17th: figma Kirino Kousaka
18th: Nendoroid Madoka Kaname: School Uniform Ver.
19th: Miku Hatsune
20th: Hitagi Senjougahara

21st: Nendoroid Kurisu Makise
22nd: Nendoroid Yui Hirasawa
23rd: figma Strength
24th: figma Mayoi Hachikuji
25th: figma Hitagi Senjougahara
26th: Monthly Anime Style Volume 4 : Ruri Hoshino
27th: Monthly Anime Style Volume 1 : Taiga Aisaka
28th: figma Black Gold Saw
29th: Monthly Anime Style Volume 2 : Nadia
30th: figma Shikinami Asuka Langley: Test Plugsuit ver.

1st:  figma Miku Hatsune: Append ver.
2nd: Nendoroid Madoka Kaname
3rd: figma BRS2035
4th: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Absolute HMO Edition
5th: figma Homura Akemi
6th: figma Madoka Kaname
7th: Nendoroid Homura Akemi
8th: Nendoroid Ikaros
9th: Hitagi Senjougahara
10th: figma Strength
11th: figma Black Gold Saw
12th: Miku Hatsune: Tony ver.
13th: Nendoroid Kirino Kousaka
14th: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Cheerful Ver.
15th: Miku Hatsune: Lat-type Ver.
16th: Nendoroid Kuroneko
17th: Nendoroid Nymph
18th: Nendoroid Mami Tomoe
19th: figma Kuroneko
20th: Miku Hatsune

21st: Miku Hatsune: Append
22nd: figma Kirino Kousaka
23rd: figma Robocop
24th: figma Rei Ayanami: Plugsuit ver.
25th: figma Shikinami Asuka Langley: Test Plugsuit ver.
26th: figma Takanashi Yomi
27th: figma Hitagi Senjougahara
28th: Nadeko Sengoku
29th: Nendoroid Kurisu Makise
30th: figma KOS-MOS ver.4


30th: figma Rei Ayanami: Plugsuit ver.
29th: Nadeko Sengoku
28th: figma Shikinami Asuka Langley: Test Plugsuit ver.
27th: figma Hitagi Senjougahara
26th: figma Mayoi Hachikuji
25th: Nendoroid Yui Hirasawa
24th: Nendoroid Ikaros
23rd: figma Black Gold Saw
22nd: Nendoroid Madoka Kaname: School Uniform Ver.
21st: Nendoroid Kurisu Makise
20th: Miku Hatsune
19th: figma Kirino Kousaka
18th: figma Strength
17th: figma Kuroneko
16th: Hitagi Senjougahara
15th: Miku Hatsune: Tony ver
14th: figma KOS-MOS ver.4
13th: Miku Hatsune: Lat-type Ver.
12th: Nendoroid Kirino Kousaka
11th: Nendoroid Kuroneko

10th: figma BRS2035
9th: Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Playtime Edition
8th: Nendoroid Mami Tomoe
7th: figma Madoka Kaname
6th: figma Homura Akemi
5th: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Absolute HMO Edition
4th: Nendoroid Homura Akemi

3rd: Nendoroid Madoka Kaname
2nd: figma Miku Hatsune: Append ver.
1st: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Cheerful Ver.

So the 2011 GSC best selling product is Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Cheerful Ver with total sales 74000 figure worldwide. Because Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Cheerful Ver is the charity product, allowing GSC to donate an 740 million yen.
If you notcie most products in the rankings are Nendoroid or figma.
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29 Dec 2011

Winter Anime with Highest Interest Level Poll by Biglobe

Biglobe, the japanese internet service provider conduct a survey to decide which winter anime with highest interest level. The survey held on December 3 until December 16, with total 7930 votes and 23 choices of winter anime.
The result of the poll is quite surprising for me because The New Prince of Tennis only get 10th position with 316 votes. The winter anime with highest interest level is occupied by Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai-Ni-Maku with 1333 votes. Here is the complete result of the survey:

  1.  Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai-Ni-Maku with 1,333 votes
  2.  Nisemonogatari with 928 votes
  3.  Listen To Me Girls, I'm Your Father! with 594 votes
  4.  Natsume Yūjin-Chō Shi with 557 votes
  5.  Amagami SS+plus with 554 votes
  6.  Zero no Tsukaima F with 420 votes   
  7.  Daily Lives of High School Boys with 340 votes   
  8. Ano Natsu de Matteru with 338 votes 
  9. Another with 319 votes   
  10. The New Prince of Tennis with 316 votes   
  11. Rinne no Lagrange: Flower declaration of your heart with 265 votes
  12. Black Rock Shooter (TV)  with 263 votes   
  13. Recorder to Randoseru with 233 votes   
  14. Inu × Boku SS with 230 votes  
  15. Aquarion Evol with 223 votes  
  16. High School DxD with 206 votes   
  17. Senhime Zesshō Symphogear with 167 votes 
  18. Baby, Please Kill Me! (Kill Me Baby) with 151 votes  
  19. Bodacious Space Pirates (Mōretsu Pirates) with 141 votes  
  20. The Knight in the Area with 128 votes   
  21. Brave10 with 95 votes   
  22. Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki with 76 votes   
  23. Gokujyo—. ~Gokurakuin Joshi Kōryō Monogatari~ with 53 votes

Source: Presepe via ANN 
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27 Dec 2011

Natsume Yujin-Cho Shi Trailer

The 4th season of anime television series Natsume Book of Friends or known as Natsume Yujin-Cho Shi has released the trailer through TV Tokyo official website for the anime.
Natsume Yujin-Cho Shi will be released on January 2, 2012 and according to Biglobe poll, this anime get the 4th position of winter anime with highest interest level.

Natsume Yujin-Cho Shi Trailer

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20 Dec 2011

TV Ads Directed by Makoto Shinkai

All this time we know Makoto Shinkai is an anime film director, One of his work that very famous is 5 Centimeters per Second anime film. But besides he is a creator of anime film, Makoto Shinkai also directed tv ads which the ads is a animation.
Here is two tv ads that directed by Makoto Shinkai

The video above is the ads for the local for newspaper of Shinkai hometown.

The above tv ads is look like the 5 centimeters per seconds anime film looking from the art style, but If you see at the ending of the tv ads, there is written Taisei. I think this tv ads is the ads for Taisei corporation, a Japanese corpooration who has business area in building construction services. But for sure, I don't know because no English sub in the tv ads. Very beautiful tv ads.
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17 Dec 2011

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Trailer

Rurouni Kenshin live action which adapted from the popular manga Rurouni Kenshin or known as Samurai X by Nobuhiro Watsuki, finally the trailer has been released. Japanese actor Takeru Satoh will be act as Kenshin Himura and japanese actress Takei Emi will be act as Kamiya Kaoru.
The film will be air in Japan on August 25, 2012 and directed by Keishi Otomo.

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Trailer

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14 Dec 2011

Best Manga Series 2011 MTV Geek Author Version

At the end of 2011, Brigid Alverson an author of MTV Geek pick 10 manga to be The Best Manga Series 2011. All the manga series is the manga which release in 2011 or in late 2010.

  • Gate 7 by Clamp
  • The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto
  • Arisa by Natsume Ando
  • A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori
  • 7 Billion Needles by Nobuake Tadano
  • Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi
  • Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
  • Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Tesoro by Natsume Ono
  • Wandering Son by Takako Shimura
Looking the list I just know Sailor Moon and Cross Game, for the rest manga I never hear it before and I think Sailor Moon really deserve to be on the list. How about you, do you agree with Best Manga Series 2011?
For the review of each manga you can visit Brigid Alverson post.
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7 Dec 2011

Top 5 Best Selling Anime Theme Song 2011

At the end of 2011, the number sales of anime theme song this year have been completed calculated  from December 19, 2010 to November 6, 2011. For the first place is occupied by T.W.L"/"Yellow Pansy Street by Kanjani8 from Crayon Shincan movie Arashi o Yobu Ōgon no Spy Daisakusen theme song.
Here is for the full list of Top 5 Best Selling Anime Theme Song 2011.

1.  T.W.L"/"Yellow Pansy Street
Theme song for Crayon Shincan movie Arashi o Yobu Ōgon no Spy Daisakusenand sung by Kanjani8 get the first place with 250.000 copies sold.

2. Don't Wanna Lie
Opening theme song for the popular detective anime, Detective Conan Movie: Quarter of Silence sung by B'z get second place with 216.000 copies sold.

3. Yumetamago
Ending theme song for Nintama Rantaro Movie Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudō! no Dan sung by NYZ get third place with 151.000 copies sold.

4. Kakko Warui I Love You!
Opening theme song for Sket Dance anime television series sung by French Kiss get fourth place with 142.000 copies sold.

5. Good Luck My Way
Theme song for Fullmetal Alchemist Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos sung by L'Arc-en-Ciel get fifth place with 129.000 copies sold.

Note: Mostly music video above is only for represent the song, not the actual of theme song video

Source: ANN
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4 Dec 2011

Aquarion EVOL New Trailer Featuring the OP Theme by AKINO with bless4

The upcoming mecha anime television series Aquarion EVOL release the newest trailer. In the 114 second trailer featuring the opening theme Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai Ni Shou by AKINO with bless4. The anime itself will be released on January 8, 2012.
Looking the trailer, Aquarion EVOL has incredible animation graphic and I think mecha anime fans should watch this anime in the winter.

Aquarion EVOL New Trailer

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