Join 2nd Lieutenant Alice L. Malvin, Corporal Randel Oland and the Pumpkin Scissors platoon on their mission to restore peace and order to the war-torn Royal Empire.
Animax will be showcasing the following Anime this August:
Premieres 8/20, Every Mon-Fri at 7.30pm
Three years have passed since the ceasefire stopped the war between the Royal Empire and the Republic of Frost. The Royal Empire continues to be in chaos with widespread hunger and plague, and is constantly ravaged by soldiers-turned-bandits.
With the aim of providing war relief and restoring peace and order to the war-torn Royal Empire, the Imperial Army State Section III platoon is formed with the codename ‘Pumpkin Scissors’.
Led by female protagonist 2nd Lieutenant Alice L. Malvin, the platoon ‘cuts’ like scissors through pumpkin-like layers of lies, power and money that the corrupted hide behind. The story takes an interesting turn as male protagonist and veteran tank-hunter Randel Oland joins Pumpkin Scissors…
Sergeant Keroro (Season 2)
Premieres 8/24, Every Mon-Fri at 6pm
Laugh your hearts out to all new episodes of the wild, wacky and oddball comedic anime series that is Sergeant Keroro on Animax.
Returning to the fore is the titular green, frog-like Sergeant Keroro as he continues to lead his colourful and wacky platoon of frog-like alien invaders on their unlikely mission to take over Earth. Things have not gone as planned since they landed, with platoon mates separated, and Keroro himself captured by the Hinata family and made a domestic helper to the household, with the unenviable task of everyday chores to contend with.
Hilarity ensues as Sergeant Keroro reunites with his bungling and uncooperative platoon mates. Always distracted by his Earthly obsession for building Gundam models, the silly Keroro ekes out a living in the Hinata household while continuing to plot for the ridiculous mission of world domination.
With plenty of familiar anime and pop-culture references along with many more quirky and goofy new characters joining the fun, expect more laughter as brand new episodes of Sergeant Keroro delight and amuse.
Living for the Day After Tomorrow
Premieres 8/4, Every Mon-Fri at 7.30pm
Karada Iokawa is a young girl who is to enter junior high school after summer, while Shoko Nogami is a young lady who just returned home from her studies abroad, and a close friend of Karada’s older brother, Hiro.
While studying together in Boston, Hiro had to leave Shoko to return to Japan for his parents’ funeral. Although he promised to go back to Boston, he eventually wrote to inform Shoko that he would not return without offering any reason. When Shoko returns, Karada takes her to meet with Hiro and other friends, but Shoko being still irritated, intentionally criticizes Karada as being childish.
Very unhappy, Karada then prays that she can grow up, and her wish miraculously comes true and she is transformed into a young woman. On the other hand, Shoko is transformed into an 11 year old.
What will do they do? How will they live their lives now? Tune in to Living For The Day After Tomorrow on Animax to find out.
A.D. Vision’s Anime Network has begun offering Shinji Aramaki‘s first computer-animated Appleseed film on Apple’s iTunes Store as an App for the iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. The App allows unlimited viewing of the film on the devices (which have standard-definition video output via a cable) and includes wallpapers and a chat board.
Robot Comics has released Ubunchu!, Hiroshi Seo‘s manga about “the world’s cutest” distribution package of the Linux operating system (OS), for free in English and Japanese for the iPhone and iPod Touch this week. In this “slapstick school romantic comedy,” three high school students — the fervent UNIX user and club president Akane Kisaragi, the hardcore gal-game otaku vice-president Masato Mido, and the dojinshi-drawing Mac fan Risa Shina — are learning how to use the Ubuntu OS in their systems adminstration club. The manga is available in two formats: the original right-to-left page format, and a left-to-right page format. The manga was originally published in ASCII MediaWorks’ Kantan Ubuntu! (Easy Ubuntu!) book in Japan, but it is now freely available under a Creative Commons license.
Finally, the life size 1:1 scale Gundam RX-78-2 being built in Odaiba, Japan is now complete.
In the Universal Century, we suppose this sort of thing will be rather blasé. But until then, there’s really no better way to get our geek hearts a-flutter than some up close and personal pics of this 1:1 scale model of the classic RX-78-2 Gundam mecha, built to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the franchise. We’ve been watching the construction of this thing rather closely and we’re proud to announce that the finished product is every bit as badass as we’d hoped.
*Image above is from Shakugan no Shana II and not from the new Shakugan no Shana anime currently in development.
The July issue of ASCII MediaWorks’ Dengeki Bunko Magazine will reveal on June 10 that the “Shana Project is restarting” with a “new anime in development” for Shakugan no Shana. The first Shakugan no Shana anime is based on Yashichiro Takahashi and Noizi Ito‘s fantasy light novels.
Shakugan no Shana II, originally aired in Japan between October 5, 2007 and March 28, 2008, containing twenty-four episodes.
More Shakugan no Shana II images after the break.