I haven't done one of these in a while, so here it is an Ani-TAY news featuring pilgrimages, a short fanboy ranting (mine) and some more, so read on:
Anime Pilgrimage Guidebook
It is now official an anime pilgrimage guidebook has finally been written. Anime pilgrimages has become a big thing in Japan in the past few years, with anime fans visiting real places which have been featured in many anime and manga series. Now to make those fans life easier The Pilgrimage Integrity Committee released last December the "Anime Tanbou Seichi Junrei Guide" literally meaning anime exploration and pilgrimage guide, including pictures of all the hot spots around Japan, and also which series the spot appeared on. So if you ever wanted to visit the Washinomiya Shrine featured in Lucky☆Star or the city in Saitama, Chichibu where AnoHana takes place, this is the book for you.
Kyoto Animation to produce Amagi Brilliant Park Anime
Kadokawa's Fantasia Bunko imprint announced on Wednesday that an anime adaptation of the Amagi Brilliant Park light novel series by Shoji Gatoh (Full Metal Panic!) with illustrations by Yuka Nakajima (Papa Kiki!) has been green-lit. Kyoto Animation will be producing the Anime!!.
First a little summary courtesy of ANN:
The "slapstick drama" begins with Seiya Kanie, a high school boy who is invited on a date in an amusement park by a mysterious beautiful transfer student named Isuzu Sento. He is introduced to Ratifa, a "real" princess and the park's manager, and is asked to be the acting manager of this "disappointing amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs."
This will be the first time since Hyouka in 2012 that KyoAni will be animating a project based on a third-party work. During the last CTFK 2013 there were some rumors that Yasuhiro Takemoto would be directing a project for the studio this year (2014) and it's pretty plausible that said project will be Amagi Brilliant Park, since he has worked with Gatoh in 3 past projects Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, FMP! The Second Raid and Hyouka (Tamekoto as Director and Gatoh in charge of Series Composition).
The good news, KyoAni still plans to do something outside original works and novels submitted for the Kyoto Animation Award competition, and Shoji Gatoh still mantains a work relationship to KyoAni. The bad news, this is not the fourth (third) season of Gatoh's most famous work (and my favorite thing to ever came out of Japan) Full Metal Panic! which is a shame, because at this point, even with the FMP! 15th anniversary BD collection (which was expensive as hell) as consolation, I wanted more, but at this point I think that's not happening. Still no details when this is airing, or even the format of the series and the staff, but already the Anime I'm looking forward the most (Sorry, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Anime to Air in April
If getting the game in English isn't enough Atelier for you, this week Dengeki Magazine has announced that the anime adaptation for Gust RPG Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ will be airing this April 2014 part of the spring lineup. The Animation will be in charge of Studio Gokumi (Nakaimo – My Sister is Among Them!, Saki series) and all the main voice actors from the main will reprise their roles. The Anime adaptation was announced during an event to commemorate Gust's 20th anniversary.
Bonus: Little news from around the web:
So time for some discussion:
- Is there any place you want to visit because of your favorite Anime/Manga? Which place is it.
- What's the series you want a second/third/fourth/etc. season most than anything, but that most probably we won't get
- Is there a game you want to be adapted into an anime? Which and Why?