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Level E, Hourou Musuko, Wolverine, Koisento Promos Streamed

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Level E, Hourou Musuko, Wolverine in January; Koisento premieres this month

TV Tokyo has opened a website for the television anime adaptation of the Level E manga with a two-minute streaming promotional video. Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho) created this story about "Prince" (Daisuke Namikawa), an alien who shares an apartment with a high school freshman named Yukitaka Tsutsui (Yoshimasa Hosoya). The cast includes Takehito Koyasu (Craft), Satomi Akesaka (Miho Edogawa), Masaya Takatsuka (Sado), Takumi Asahina (Corinne), and Fumihiko Tachiki (Narrator). Studio Pierrot and david production are co-producing the project for a January 2011 premiere in Japan.

The official website for the Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko) television anime series began streaming a second promotional video on Monday. The anime adapts a manga by Takako Shimura (Aoi Hana/Sweet Blue Flowers), and Fantagraphics Books plans to release the first manga volume in North America next February. The anime will premiere in Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot on January 13, 2011.

The story of Wandering Son centers around a feminine 5th-grade boy named Shūichi Nitori. On the first day at his new school, he is mistaken for his 6th-grade sister. He happens to sit next to Yoshino Takatsuki, a girl who wishes she was a boy. Both of them have secrets they cannot tell anyone.

The Japanese television channel Animax launched a website for Madhouse's anime adaptation of Marvel's Wolverine character on Monday with a streaming commercial. The series will have a preview special on Animax on December 24, and it will then start its regular run on the same network on January 7, 2011. Animax already launched an Iron Man Anime, and it is also planning projects for Marvel's Blade and X-Men characters. The American network G4 plans to begin running these four titles next year.

The Japanese production company Bandai Visual has revamped its website for the Koisento original video anime (OVA) on Monday with a 93-second streaming promotional video. Sunrise is animating this "super science-fiction romantic comedy" about a high school student who ends up in a mad chase through a future version of Nara City with a mysterious, beautiful girl. Shuei Morita (Freedom, Kakurenbo) wrote and directed the project with character designs by Daisuke Sajiki (Kakurenbo). The OVA will ship on February 25, 2011, after it gets theatrical screenings in Japan on November 27.

[Via Saishin Anime Jōhō (link 2, link 3), Uri-Sure Matome R]

Images © Takako Shimura/Published by Enterbrain, Inc./Wandering Son Production Committee
© 2010 Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its subsidiaries.
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