Madman Entertainment announced several new acquisitions at last weekend's Supanova Brisbane. The acquisitions are scheduled for 2012, but no firm release dates have been set. Madman Entertainment also released a video of Sylvester Ip wrapping up the panel for those unable to attend, which you can view at the bottom of this article.
Based on the manga of the same name, the series focuses on Keima Katsuragi, the "Capturing God" of dating sims. Preferring the company of 2D women to real life, he has become proficient at capturing any character in every dating sim. When he receives an email from a unknown sender, he is drawn into a contract with a demon in order to capture "lost souls" escaped from hell. The trick is that in order to capture the "lost soul", he must first capture the person's heart.
Rune Ballot is a girl bought into slavery by notorious gambler Shell Septinous. When Rune tries to escape her servitude, she is attacked and left for dead on Shell's instruction. But she is rescued by an emergency ordinance to preserve life called Mardock Scramble 09, which turns her into a cyborg with advanced technology and allows her to seek revenge on the man who tried to murder her. The film is based on a series of novels by Tow Ubukata (Chevalier d'Eon, Heroic Age), who also wrote the screenplay.
Swords! Idols! VRMMORPGs! Food! There's a little bit of everything in this edition of RTO with new and upcoming manga, including SAO: Fairy Dance, Kaze Hikaru, as well as an untranslated title by Aya Nakahara and a digital release Rebecca read so you don't have to!
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Despite a few failed jokes, the second 23 episode set is still largely entertaining fare. With one exception, familiar faces are supplemented nicely by amusing newcomers, though that one exception is especially obnoxious.
Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn does little more than its assigned duty as a playground for battle-mecha carnage. It's enjoyable in quick little brawls, never outright terrible but always a bit tedious.
It's easy to understand what Kill La Kill wants to say in every moment because its ideas are simple, but conveyed in ways never quite seen before, and its healthy splashes of humor grow out of its thematic ideas rather than combating them.