Game and anime news dominate this week’s roundup. Here’s what romance fans would be interested to know!
Margaret magazine, a shoujo manga magazine published by Shueisha, has begun digital distribution with a new publication called Nicoichi Margaret. According to Crunchyroll, the monthly digital magazine has two issues of the biweekly printed version of the magazine.
Idea Factory International recently streamed a gameplay trailer of Amnesia: Memories, the English version. The game is set to be released in less than two weeks on Steam and a digital-only version on Playstation Vita. Idea Factory also announced that the game will be ported on iOS and Android this month.
Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions, a popular reverse harem anime based on an otome game, has dominated Japan’s blu-ray sales. The third season of the anime show reached No. 1 on the Oricon weekly sales chart with a sale of 27,000 units. This is the second time the show reached the No. 1 spot. The Uta no Prince-sama franchise also teased a new project called “theater Shining.”
Diabolik Lovers More, Blood, is set to begin airing its second season Sept. 23. It will be 12 episodes. Bloggers note: I hope this one gets simulcasted in the U.S.!
Cute High Eart Defense Club LOVE! Is also getting a second season, which was recently green-lit according to its official site. According to Funimation, “Teenage boys are notoriously lazy, and the members of Binan High School’s Earth Defense Club are no exception. Their definition of “earth defense” is bumming around all day at the local bathhouse. But when a pink wombat appears out of thin air and begs the boys to help him save the planet, even the idlest high schoolers jump to action. Watch the magical boys transform and save the earth with the power of LOVE!” The show’s first season was streamed on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Ayumi Komura, creator of Mixed Vegetables, to end her Full Dozer manga in the 18th issue of Shueisha’s Margaret magazine. According to ANN, “The story centers on Ryōma, a third-year middle school student who has a crush on his childhood friend Mao. Mao is the type of girl who, when she decides on something, she moves forward in a straight line like a bulldozer. Mao develops a crush on a popular new actor named Hayato, and she chases him to Tokyo. Ryōma follows Mao and decides to enter show business.”
Bessatsu Margaret shoujo series “Rainbow Days” is getting an anime this fall. According to ANN, “The manga series by Minami Mizuno centers on a group of four male high school students who are close friends: Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. The four boys have no club activities, and they hurry through their studies so they can spend their days having fun and flirting. Natsuki has an unrequited crush on Anna, a girl from another class, and his friends keep meddling in their relationship.”