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Pokemon BW, Motto To Love-Ru, Yozakura Promos Streamed

posted on 2010-08-06 15:46 EDT
Live-action Moyashimon TV series streamed with English subtitles

TV Tokyo has begun streaming a 29-second promotional teaser video on its preview website for Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! — the next Pokémon television anime series after the current Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl — on Friday. The story is set in a land called Isshu where a new journey will unfold. The Nintendo game company had already revealed that it will ship a new series of Pokémon: Black and Pokémon: White games for the Nintendo DS consoles in Japan this fall, and the new anime will also launch this fall after Diamond and Pearl ends.

The official website of Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki's To Love-Ru -Trouble- manga and anime franchise has also begun streaming a new promotional video for the upcoming Motto To Love-Ru -Trouble- television sequel series on Friday. The new anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and other stations in Japan in October. As previously revealed, Atsushi Ootsuki (Kanokon: Manatsu no Daishanikusai, Ladies versus Butlers!) is directing the animators at XEBEC. Yasutomo Yamada (Charger Girl Ju-den Chan, Venus Versus Virus) is supervising the scripts written by himself, Tomoyasu Okubo (Azumanga Daioh, Charger Girl Ju-den Chan), Tsuyoshi Tamai (Ladies versus Butlers!, Strike Witches), and Noboru Kimura (Dan Doh!!, Doki Doki School Hours). Yūichi Oka is returning from the previous To Love-Ru television and video series to design the characters and oversee the animation.

Kodansha has begun streaming a 124-second promotional video for Yozakura Quartet ~Hoshi no Umi~, the OAD based on Suzuhito Yasuda's Yozakura Quartet manga, off YouTube on Friday as well. According to Yasuda, the new anime will be a "reset" from the earlier television anime series, and it will closely follow the original manga (unlike the television version). The OAD will ship with the limited edition of the ninth manga volume on October 8.

DramaFever.com announced on Thursday that it has obtained the online distribution rights from Funimation for the live-action CG-animated adaption of the Moyashimon manga. The first five episodes premiered with English subtitles that same day. DramaFever will be streaming a simulcast of a new episode from the series every Thursday from now on.

The original Moyashimon manga was created in 2004 by Masayuki Ishikawa and published by Del Rey Manga in North America,. The comedy series follows Tadayasu Sawaki, a 20-something student at a Tokyo University who has an unusual power. His power allows him to see and talk to comical, quick-witted microbes who make fun of him and give a commentary as Tadayasu adjusts to his new university life.

DramaFever is also set to release the Japanese live-action series Team Astro, Iron King and Super Robot Baron.



[Via Saishin Anime Jōhō (link 2), Moon Phase]

Image © Nintendo, Creatures, GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, Sho-Pro, JR Kikaku © Pokémon
© Kentaro Yabuki, Saki Hasemi/Shueisha, Motto To Love-Ru Production Committee
© Suzuhito Yasuda/Kodansha
© Masayuki Ishikawa, Kodansha/Drama Moyashimon Production Committee


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