News Roundup for December 8th, 2014

Low Concept, High Fantasy

Kuusen madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan

In the world of light novel Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (Aerial Combat Wizard Candidate Instructor), mankind has retreated to floating cities against the threat of insect-like monsters. The army needs more mages to fight them, which is where ace-swordsman turned instructor Kanata Eiji comes in--except he's been assigned to train a squad of three girls with personality issues that are on a ten-battle loosing streak! See Eiji turn their quirks into perks when the anime adaptation hits in April.

Official homepage: Official homepage: http://ku-sen.jp/

What a Tease

Highschool DxD Born

Magical breast harem anime Highschool DxD will be back with a third season this April. The latest promo gives us a peak at Rossweisse, the purple-haired Valkyrie and Sairaorg Bael, Rias' cousin who loves a good fight. Head over to the official homepage to see the cast in action.

Official homepage: http://www.haremking.tv/news/#141261_tt

Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangster 

GANGSTA

When you're surrounded by scum, getting your hands dirty is all part of a day's work. Drama CD turned anime TV series Gangsta follows Nick and Worick who play both sides of the law as they take care of dirty deeds for the cops and the mob in a city as corrupt as the pigs in charge. Animation studio Manglobe (Deadman Wonderland, Samurai Flamenco) brings these exploits to the small screen next July.

Official homepage: http://gangsta-project.com/

Ghosts 'n Giggles

Re-Kan! anime adaptation

High schooler Hibiki Amami sees dead people. But that doesn't stop her from having wacky fun with her friends in the yon-koma manga, Re-kan! While ghosts may not be able to find rest at least they can be comic relief when the anime adaptation haunts the airwaves next spring.

Official homepage: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/re-kan/

Keep Your Bearings

The new trailer for Yuri Kuma Arashi proves what I've suspected all along: that bears are invaders from outer space here to eat all the cute girls! It's a crazy setup for a plot, but director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum) wears crazy as naturally as, uh, a space bear wears the skin of a bishoujo. Grab your bib because the yuri feast begin this January. Gao!

Official homepage: http://yurikuma.jp/

Super-size Your Prize

Super Sonico Ichiban Kuji

What's pink, soft and waiting for you to bury your face in it? These Super Sonico hand towels, of course! Win them and more merch in the latest Ichiban Kuji promotion for Super Sonico: The Animation. See the homepage below for the full spread.

Official homepage: http://1kuji.bpnavi.jp/item/900/

Kancolle for Gearheads

Shanago 1
Shanago 2

Kick your obsession for min/maxing into high gear with Shanago, a social game that gives you a garage full of anthropomorphic versions of flagship cars from Japan's top auto makers. Customize your ride, overhaul their chassis and become the fastest thing on four wheels. Just don't ruin that petite frame by putting a HEMI in it.

Official homepage: http://syanago.com/

Amplify the Flavor

Does feeding guitar feedback to miso make it taste better? Miso maker Marukome aims to find out with a new kind of sonic-enriched soybean. Look for this GMO (guitar modified organism) this winter.

Official homepage: http://misoshiru-s.com/