Madman Announcements from Supanova Expo Melbourne

posted on by Jon Hayward
Six new titles announced for upcoming Australian and New Zealand release slate from Madman;

The following six titles were announced by Madman Entertainment during the Madman Panel at Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Melbourne on Sunday the 13th of April 2014, you can view the announcement here. Aside from Haganai NEXT there is currently no further information indicating what will be on the Madman Screening Room, the format of the releases or when they will be released.

Haganai NEXT will be released as a season collection on the 23rd of July 2014 on Blu-ray and DVD.

Noucome - My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy

Kabade Amakusa (Toshiyuki Toyonaga) is cursed in a rather weird way, at random moments he will see a multiple choice quiz appear in his mind and whatever selection he makes occurs in reality. He manages to get by until one day he's given the choice of a beautiful girl falling before him or falling from the rooftop in female clothes. Kabade of course choses the beautiful girl and Chocolat (Kaori Sadohara) falls before him revealing he's on mission from god.

Adapted from the Japanese light novel series written by Takeri Kasukabe with illustrations by Yukiwo, Noucome has been published over five volumes and had a manga adaptation by Ituki Sayaka. This 10 episode series is directed by Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire) at studio Diomedea from scripts by Hiroko Kanasugi. Chief animation director Hiroyuki Saida (Campione!) also provided the character designs. The series originally premiered in Japan on the 9th of October 2013.

Additional cast members include Yui Kondou as Furano Yukihira, Ayumi Tsuji as Ōka Yūōji, Misatoas Konagi Yawakaze, Naomi Ōzora as Yuragi Hakoniwa, Hiromi Igarashi as Seira Kokubyakuin, Rei Matsuzaki as Ayame Reikadō, Akiko Yajima as Utage Douraku, and Jouji Nakata as Narrator. If you would like to view character designs and further information on the series please click here.

While the series was streamed on CrunchyRoll, Noucome has not announced any further release plans outside of Japan and Australia / New Zealand.

Yu-sibu - I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job

Raul always wanted to be the hero, but after the demon king was defeated the demand for heroes dried up and now Raul finds himself working at the small electronics shop known as Magic Shop Leon. With his dreams crushed and his life a living hell (as with all retail), Leon resigns himself to this dull existence. However when a cute girl called Fino Bloodstone starts to work at the store his dreams and reality start to collide as Raul discovers that Fino is the daughter of the vanquished demon king.

Yu-sibu (the short form of Yūsha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shūshoku o Ketsui Shimashita translated as I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job) was originally a japanese light novel series written by Jun Sakyou and illustrated by Masaki Inuzumi that has (to date) run for 9 volumes. This anime adaptation was directed by Kinji Yoshimoto (Genshiken 2, Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye) studio asread (The Future Diary, Shuffle!). Tetsuya Takeuchi(Yomigaeru Sora - RESCUE WINGS -) adapted Masaki Inuzumi's novel illustrations for the animation character designs, and Masashi Suzuki (Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox, Shuffle!, Oda Nobuna no Yabō) was in charge of the series scripts.

Yu-Sibu originally ran for 12 episodes and it has had a special edition of the light novel come packed with an additional OVA episode. The original light novels also inspired two manga adaptations. If you would like to view further information on the series please click here.

CrunchyRoll has already streamed Yu-Sibu when it was released in October 2013 but the series has not been released to home video or other streaming networks outside of Japan.

BlazBlue Alter Memory

Long ago the world was saved from a monstrous creature known as the Black Beast by a group of heroes wielding science and magic. Now it's 2199 and the world's most wanted man, Ragna the Bloodedge, finds himself in the middle of a plot to resurrect the Black Beast and destroy the world. Now Ragna has to find his way to the bottom of the mystery while fighting off a group of ragtag fighters looking to collect the bounty on his head.

Based on the plot of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, BlazBlue Alter Memory has the entire voice actor cast from the video games reprising their roles. The BlazBlue series producer Toshimichi Mori supervised the project and Hideki Tachibana (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira) directed the anime at teamKG and Hoods Entertainment. Seiji Mizushima(Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) collaborated on the direction. Deko Akao(Arakawa Under the Bridge, Mysterious Girlfriend X) oversaw the series scripts that were co-written by Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected], Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~). Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., Hatsukoi Limited, Kiss×sis) served as both character designer and chief animation director. The 12 episode series premiered in October 2013 and was picked up in North America by Funimation who then proceeded to stream the series as it aired in Japan.

Haganai NEXT

The Neighbor's Club returns with Kodaka, Yozora and Sena still trying to figure out how friendships work as their bonds are tested and relationships begin to change.

The second season of the Haganai (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) school comedy anime had the first season's assistant director Toru Kitahata (Love, Election & Chocolate) taking over the proverbial director's chair from Hisashi Saito (Bamboo Blade, Heaven's Lost Property). Unlike in the first season, original novelist Yomi Hirasaka was in charge of the series scripts alongside the first season's Tatsuhiko Urahata. Kurasumi Sunayama (Monster, Romeo X Juliet) also joining the writing staff. Toshihiro Kohama (SaiKano, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, Spice and Wolf) replaced Yuka Hirama as the art director.

Based on Yomi Hirasaka and Buriki's original Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai light novels, Hagnai NEXT is the second anime adptation that covers volume four to volume eight.

Funimation has streamed both Haganai and Haganai NEXT with the latter being simulcast in North America. Funimation plans to release Haganai NEXT on Blu-ray in May 2014.

Madman Entertainment has previously released season 1 of Haganai in October 2013. Haganai NEXT will be released as a season two collection on the 23rd of July 2014 on both DVD and Blu-Ray with Japanese audio with subtitles and English dub.

Inari Kon Kon

Middle school student Inari Fushimi is a clumsy and shy girl who saves a small fox pup from falling into a river. When she witnesses her high school crush Kouji giving a letter to one of her classmates, Inari ends up seeking refuge in the Inari Shrine where she meets the beautiful shrine god Ukanomitamanokami (Uka) whose fox pup Inari saved earlier. As thanks for saving the pup Uka blesses Inari with the divine power to change her form, however Inari may not be the best person to hold such power and the ability to shape-shift might make Inari's life a little more complicated.

Inari Kon Kon is adapted from Morohe Yoshida's original romantic comedy manga that was published in Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine in 2010. The series was directed by Toru Takahashi ( Orphen: The Revenge) with assistant director Hideki Okamoto (director of Battle Girls - Time Paradox, D.C. II: Da Capo II). Touko Machida (Karneval, Amnesia, The Everyday Tales of a Cat God) was in charge of the series scripts and Yuka Takashina (The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, Venus to Mamoru, D.C.S.S. ~Da Capo Second Season~) served as character designer and chief animation director. Takeshi Senoo (Aria the Animation, Himawari!) scored the soundtrack.

Funimation streamed the series in North America in January 2013 but a home video release in the region is yet to be announced.

Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2

Takeru continues his education at Tenbi Academy as part of the newly formed Security Committee. As a team with the other members they battle unscrupulous individuals who use their Maken for evil purposes. And Takeru would be a great fighter if only he could keep his libido and the conflicting romantic interests of the girls surrounding him in check.

This season season adaptation of Hiromitsu Takeda's original manga was created by an all new-staff at Xebec. Hiraku Kaneko (The Qwaser of Stigmata) directed Maken-Ki! 2 with Akio Takami (Shaman King) designing the characters and Yousuke Kuroda (first Maken-Ki! Battling Venus anime) writing the scripts.

Maken-Ki! 2 was streamed by Funimation in North America. Maken-Ki! season one was originally announced by Madman back in December 2011 and it has just released the complete collection on DVD in February 2014.

If you would like to view the press-release for these six announcements please click here.

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