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OVA of Highschool of the Dead Announced

According to Mangaoh, an OVA of Highschool of the Dead will be bundled with the manga volume 7. The 20 min extra episode “Drifters of the Dead” in Blu-ray will be released next Spring.

Source: Mangaoh

MAL

Second Season of Mitsudomoe Confirmed

According to the cover note of the manga volume 10, the second season of Mitsudomoe was announced. The information has already been leaked by animator Kubo Satoshi on August 31st. The new season will start in January 2011.

Sources: Scan of the cover noteScan2

Updated on September 8th
According to the official website, the second season of Mitsudomoe is eight episodes long.

Source: Mitsudomoe official website

MAL

Spice and Wolf Light Novel Series Enters Final Story Arc

The wraparound jacket band and jacket blurb on the 15th volume of Isuna Hasekura‘s Spice and Wolf (Ōkami to Koshinryo) light novel series has confirmed this week that the series is “entering the final story arc at last.” It has been seven months since ASCII Media Works‘ Dengeki Bunko shipped the 14th volume, and over four years since the first volume shipped in 2006. The 15th volume itself is not the final volume of the series; in fact, it is the first part of the “Taiyō no Kinka” storyline.

Spice and Wolf is the acclaimed novel series that avoids the usual sword-and-sorcery trappings of fantasy stories and focuses on how business (and religion) gets done in a medieval world — with a wolf girl. In the story, a peddler discovers a wolf girl who wants to return to her northern home after serving as a town’s goddess of harvest for many years. The peddler strikes a deal to bring the wolf girl north, and she brings him both prosperity and unwanted attention from the church.

Yen Press will publish the third volume of the light novel series in December, and it published the second volume of Keito Koume‘s mangaadaptation in July. Funimation licensed the two television anime seriesbased on the light novel series.

ANN

KOBUKURO for BAKUMAN

Japanese rock band Kobukuro has been selected to perform the opening theme song to“BAKUMAN“, as announced on NHK’s Anime blog.

While the song title is unknown at this time,  it will be Kobukuro’s first single of 2010 – their last single, “STAY”, was released July 2009. They did, however, release an “ALL COVERS BEST” album last month, and a live tour DVD in April.

Tokyohive

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