Japanese Firms Reveal Bishōjo Anime Plans for Coming Year
posted on by Egan Loo
On Saturday, the March issue of Gakken's Megami Magazine (a publication specializing in bishōjo anime, games, and manga) is publishing a feature article in which several Japanese anime companies discuss their prospects for the coming year.
Sony's Aniplex production company indicated that it has plans for a number of new anime works and sequels in various genres, spearheaded by the Anime no Chikara initiative it launched with the TV Tokyo network.
The publisher Kadokawa Shoten is currently planning seven bishōjo anime titles, starting with the second season of Strike Witches which is tentatively slated for this summer. It plans to animate hit titles in light novels, manga, and computer games.
Starchild is planning a number of works that will run exclusively on the satellite/cable channel AT-X, similar to the ongoing Chu-bra!! anime and the upcoming Kiss×sis television series. It is also planning a new original anime DVD (OAD) project or projects.
Marvelous Entertainment is planning the previously announced Shin Koihime†Musō: Otome Tairan, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō, and Shukufuku no Campanella anime. In addition, it is hoping to work on one or more original works for next year.
Media Factory is planning nine works, with an emphasis on ones based on light novels. Among them are sequels such as the previously announced Ikkitousen: Xtreme Xecutor.
Source: Moon Phase Comments
Update: Megami Magazine's emphasis on bishōjo titles noted. Thanks, Spastic Minnow.
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