Otakon Announcements: Day 2

This year, it seems like the theme is “Everything old is new again” But first: GAME TIME!

MangaGamer added Tokyo Babel and Shadows of Pygmalion as well as a sequel to Princess Evangeline. All of those titles, plus the first Chapter of Supipara sound interesting, but I gotta nab their first releases first….

Sekai Project is the other group releasing Visual novels in english. At Otakon, they nabbed stuff for EVERYBODY. Bishojo fans get Tenshi Ranman, and Nekopara, Yuri fans get Nenokami, and Yaoi fans get Witch boy Magical Piece. Also: fault milestone 2 was announced. What makes me excited was the announcement that Sekai is now a manga publisher, and their first manga is GATE. I liked the Anime, so this I can really get behind.

Kodansha time. Since I finished Negima, I haven’t bought any series from them(Most of my money is going to Yen presently), but that may change, as Kodansha nabbed the 1978(!) Space Opera Queen Emeraldas, Complex Age, and Forget Me Not. The other two have interesting premises, but Esmeraldas has to be gotten in Hardcover.

Funimation at Otakon: Surprises Galore! Movie wise, They will show in theatres the New Ghost in the Shell movie(Which should be a treat), The Boy and the Beast, and the Psycho-pass movie. Also nabbed were the Project ITOH trilogy of films. Anime wise, Assassination Classroom S2 was already nabbed, as well as a Bluray License Rescue of Noein, and………….

….Wait for it…..

Yep. Speed Racer. On BD. Possibly uncut, who knows. And the Franchise turns 50 next year. Hmmm…..

Finally, Viz’s Shoujo Beat announced that they grabbed the Taisho Era Shojo series The Heiress and the Chauffeur.


That’s all for today. Tomorrow ends Otakon.