Anime News

Viz to Simulcast Inu-Yasha: Kanketsu-Hen

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You may remember that back in July, I’d had my fingers crossed for a simulcast of Inu-Yasha: Kankestu-hen. Well, it’s official; Viz announced at its panel at New York Anime Fest this Sunday that they would be simulcasting the new Inu-Yasha series. Called “Inu-Yasha: The Final Act” in English, the series will be adapting the last 21 volumes of the Inu-Yasha manga for TV, picking up where the previous series left off. The series will begin airing Saturday, Oct. 3 (that’s this coming Saturday) at as well as on Hulu, so don’t miss it!

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

Image from Newtype magazine

EDIT: Check out the trailer here!

Anime News

After Five Years, “Inuyasha” Anime to be Resumed


The Inuyasha anime, which stopped airing in 2004, is now set to experience a revival. The original anime had a very unsatisfactory and inconclusive ending, with the story only reaching up to about volume 36 out of the 56 manga volumes eventually written. Now, with the manga having ended last June, the anime is picking up where it left off. The new anime, Inuyasha Kanketsu-Hen, will air on Japan’s YTV in the fall and will complete the story. You can be sure I’ll be watching it.

EDIT: According to The Rumic World, VIZ has already acquired the rights to this new Inu-Yasha anime. Hopefully this’ll mean a simultaneous release. Keep your fingers crossed!

[Source: AnimeNewsNetwork]

Manga Reviews

Kyoukai no Rinne: “So you say Shinigami are the ‘in’ thing now?” says Rumiko Takahashi

The cover of the first chapter
The cover of the first chapter

As some of you may know, I am a rabid Inu-Yasha fangirl, which led me by extension to become a general fan of its author, Rumiko Takahashi. As such, when I found out Takahashi was starting a new series, there was no question about whether I would read it. The subject this time: wacky hijinks involving shinigami and a high-school girl with the power to see spirits.

The main character (a girl by the name of Mamiya Sakura) has been able to see spirits ever since an incident that occurred when she was a little girl. This becomes of interest when she meets Rokudo Rinne, a red-headed transfer student who, oh yeah, she first sees while no one else can. This is because Rinne is a shinigami (“death deity”), in possession of a haori that allows him to take spirit form and allows spirits to take solid form. Rinne is also totally, destitutely, broke-ass poor due to various circumstances involving a wacky and flippant grandmother and something about a mackerel. Sakura, due to her ability to see spirits and apparent inability to keep her nose to herself, ends up helping Rinne in his shinigami duties. These apparently include squatting in abandoned buildings, fleecing students for bread money and chasing off giant undead Chihuahuas.

Announcements Events

CJAS Marathon December 1

The semesterly CJAS marathon is back once again on December 1, from noon to midnight, in Goldwin Smith Lewis Auditorium. Enjoy 12 hours of various anime, the game show, and AMVs during the breaks!

12:00 Grenadier 1
12:25 InuYasha 1
12:50 Master Keaton 1
 1:15 Vandread 1
 1:40 Vandread 2
 2:05 Break
 2:15 Mushishi 1
 2:40 Millennium Actress
 4:10 Break
 4:20 Game Show
 4:45 Death Note 1
 5:10 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society
 6:55 Dinner
 7:55 Twelve Kingdoms 1
 8:20 Eureka Seven 25
 8:45 Eureka Seven 26
 9:10 Crest of the Stars 13
 9:35 Break
 9:45 Gunslinger Girl 13
10:10 Utawarerumono 12
10:35 Utawarerumono 13
11:00 When They Cry (Higurashi) 1
11:25 When They Cry (Higurashi) 2