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'Shikabane Hime' - Gainax's New TV Series stars

shikabane himeI'm a bit late to the party, I know, but bear with me. ANN confirmed a couple days ago that Gainax's new TV series is Shikabane Hime, a TV adaptation of a horror manga with the same name. Hiroyuki Yamaga and Gurren Lagann producer Yasuhiro Takeda will co-produce while Chikashi Kubota, director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, will design the characters including protagonist of the new series Makina Hoshimura. Shikabane Hime will air this fall.

Macross Frontier New Songs Leaked stars

 Those remembering Ranka singing "Watashi no Kare wa Pilot" from episode 4, well it seems a full low quality version of the song has been leaked online. "What 'bout my Star?" from episode 1 and 5 by Sheryl Nome is also out along with "Infinity" from episode 7. 

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Haruhi Website trickles out new info stars

yukiThe official website for The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi anime has updated its homepage, and now features Yuki instead of Haruhi, who has recently "disappeared". Also updated is the staff list for the second series, which lists director Tatsuya Ishihara and assistant director Yasuhiro Takemoto (both of whom worked on the first season) as returning. Keep your eyes peeled for the July issue of Newtype, as it is expected to contain more info on the whereabouts of Suzumiya Haruhi.

Source: Haruhi update at Anime News Network [ANN]

3rd Higurashi Series Confirmed as Rei OVA This Winter stars

higurashi reiThe Official Higurashi website has confirmed that a third season is in development and will be titled Higurashi No Naku Koroni Rei. While no official release date has been set, the project is expected to start this winter. Studio Deen, the company that worked on the two television seasons, will return to helm the new project.

Higurash No Naku Koroni Rei at Anime News Network [ANN] 

  

New Lucky Star OVA story details from Newtype stars

lucky star newtypeHot off the heels of the recent Lucky Star OVA announcement and we're already presented with some delectible tidbits straight from the newest issue of Newtype. Apparently, the OVA will be based on the rivalry between Konata and the Animate store manager (Or "tenchou", according to Sankaku Complex ). On a similar note, Newtype has confirmed a drama cd set for release this summer.
 
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Japantown opens doors to Northern California's First Manga Cafe stars

Manga Cafe Mika opened its doors to the Kintetsu Building in San Francisco's Japan Town in late April of 2008. The establishment follows a business model followed by the popular “manga cafes” popular in Japan. The basics are simple, the establishment has a private library of books that you pay to read by the hour. Some refreshments are available to order on the side while you read. Unlike most libraries, though, the books in manga cafes do not leave the store.

Guristantine

 It's called Guristantine because the village haibane live in is called Guri (or Glie).

 

[Anime] Spring 08 Anime List stars

 A preliminary list for new anime titles coming next season, Spring 2008 is out. Currently there are 34 confirmed titles, with more to come.

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[Anime] 3rd New Code Geass R2 Trailer stars

After the news of the DVD Magazine trailer released last week, it appears a 3rd trailer for Code Geass has been released. Found while searching for a higher resolution 2nd trailer. 

Update: The trailer is originally from the official homepage: http://www.geass.jp/promo.html 

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