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.
What starts out as a placid little romance gradually turn into an unsettling, more realistic examination of how a harem situation might actually play out in real life. Ultimately that leads to a finale which is as utterly unforgettable as it is justly infamous.
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The most recent offering from the creator of Elfen Lied strives to capture its predecessor's bloody magic, but even its highly appealing cast cannot carry the series through its many rough parts. As a result, it largely disappoints.
Watch it if you want to know what Yoshiyuki Tomino was reacting against when he made Mobile Suit Gundam. Watch it if you want to see the mecha traditions that Hideaki Anno drew on for Neon Genesis Evangelion. Do not watch it if you want to be entertained.
Despite being steeped a little too much in current romcom humor and character relationship trends, this fantasy series from the creators of Scrapped Princess offers plenty enough merits to keeps its viewers coming back.