Madman Entertainment Announces New Acquisitions at Supanova Perth 2012
posted on by Jon Hayward
- Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls! - Currently planning on additionally screening on the Madman Screening Room.
- Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt - October on DVD.
- Is This a Zombie? - Season 1 currently slated for early next year.
- Infinite Stratos - Currently planned for November.
More information on the titles as follows;
Majikoi follows Yamato Nanoe who attends Kawakami High School, a school that maintains old samurai tradition including hand-weapon battles. Him and his band of close knit friends are thrown out of balance when two more girls join their group. The series is inspired by MinatoSoft's adult visual novels of the same name is directed by Keitaro Motonaga (Katangatari, School Days) and animated by studio Lerche.Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt follows two angels who are kicked out of heaven due to bad behaviour. Fortunately the city where they land, Daten City, is stuck directly between Heaven and Hell and is filled with evil spirits (ghosts) and they are tasked by a local reverend, Garterbelt, to defeat the ghosts and work towards getting back into heaven. The series is animated by Studio Gainax with Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, FLCL) directing.
Is This a Zombie? (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?) adapts Shinichi Kimura's light novel series of the same name. It follows high school boy Ayumu Aikawa as he is killed and resurrected as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood ("Eu"). Ayumu then accidentally deprives the mahō shōjo (magical girl) Haruna of her powers, so she demands that Ayumu take her place in fighting her enemy, the anti-mahō shōjo system "Megalo".
Infinite Stratos is based on Izuru Yumizuru's light novel series IS and revolves around a school training pilots to use the Infinite Stratos weapon system. The system can only be piloted by females who are selected from all over the world, except for one boy: Ichika Orimura, "the only male in the world who can use the IS."
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