“Military!” Anime Scheduled to Air Winter 2015 Season

Miritari Anime News-02

T-that was fast.  Announced in July, the 4-Koma manga based anime is scheduled to air next season (Winter 2015).  Staff and cast were recently announced so it seems that production is moving along according to schedule.  More details here and here.

Depending upon one’s point of view, there is some potential bad news, however. The anime is likely (if not already confirmed) to to be a “short”.  It may turn out fine, but I really haven’t had much luck with anime shorts (i.e. 5 minutes or so long including any OP/ED).  I can understand that the source material may not be well suited for full length episode adaptation (though other 4-koma mangas have been successfully adapted into full episode length anime), but there is the option of a 1/2 length episode format (13 min. including OP/ED).  I’ve watched a couple of series using that format,  and I thought it worked quite well for them.

While I am a little disappointed regarding the apparent short format, I still plan to check out Miritari! anime.  No reason not to do so – especially if it only takes a few minutes. I like comedies, and the anime could end up better than expected.


Girls und Panzer Movie Now Scheduled for Summer 2015

Girls und Panzer movie promo

First, thanks to flaze35 for the news update. Well… at least we got a premier date announcement, but to be honest, that’s considerably later than I had expected.  According to the AnimeNewNetwork article, the movie was originally scheduled for release this year.  I guess they hit a snag somewhere along the way.  That seems to be happening somewhat frequently these days (*looks at KanColle anime*).  However, an announced opening date is better than none.  The TV anime itself ran into delays as well, and the extra time was put to good use.  I expect the same will hold true for the movie, and I’m certainly looking forward to it.

KanColle Anime PV 2 & Story Outline Out

The second PV for KanColle Anime is out, and this time it’s a “slice of life” (SOL) view of the show.  I spotted a few characters not yet up on the official site and/or mentioned previously: Ashigara (CA), Tone (CA), Kisaragi (DD) and Samidare (DD).  On a personal note, I was gad to see Samidare in the anime since she was my choice as my first ship when I started to play the game (sorry Fubuki XD ).  I’m not entirely sure, but I think I saw Asashio (DD) as well.

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