News Roundup for January 5th, 2015

Scent of a Senshi

Rainbow Moon Chalice air freshener

Have your room smell as nice as Queen Serenity's bedchambers with this Rainbow Moon Chalice air freshener. If you're sensitive to artificial aromas then it also makes a fine decorative paperweight, what with its metal top encrusted with rhinestones that represent the inner sailor senshi.

Official homepage: http://p-bandai.jp/creerbeaute/sailormoon/20thspecial-2/

Blondes Have More Fun

The cast of Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic have entered their second year of high school but I don't expect the series to get any more serious for it. Shinobu's burbling laugh in the trailer promises to blot out real world concerns for another season. Turn your frown upside down when it starts in April!

Official homepage: http://www.kinmosa.com/

Seiyuu Go Off Script

Sore ga Seiyuu

Voice actress Masami Asano provides the gags and Hayate no Gotoku author Kenjito Hata provides the ink for the 4-koma web manga, Sore ga Seiyuu. Now that it's been green lit for an anime adaptation we can all enter the recording studio to discover that what happens behind the mic is often funnier than what ends up on screen.

Official homepage: http://blog.livedoor.jp/hajimemashite_maru/

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Grisaia

The Fruit of Grisaia saved its most shocking reveal for last--the other titles in the trilogy, The Labyrinth of Grisaia and The Eden of Grisaia, will also be adapted into anime! You could look up the plot details but that would spoil the fun. Try to stay pure until the new series premiers this spring.

Official homepage: http://www.grisaia-anime.com/news/index00660000.html

Swords and Sandals

Some stories are too epic for the page to contain. Set in a fantasy version of Persia, The Heroic Legend of Arslan began in 1986 as a series of novels by Yoshiki Tanaka (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) that spawned numerous manga and anime adaptations. The latest attempt to capture the tale of war, slavery and religious fanaticism comes from author Hiromu Arakawa (Full Metal Alchemist). If you start now you can finish all 14 volumes of the book before the next anime adaptation in April.

Official homepage: http://www.arslan.jp/

Yuri Fun in the Sun

Prisma Illya

Watch out, Illya and friends are looking to make the summer anime season the hottest on record! I'm talking about the blistering fight scenes, of course. Have your sunscreen and lotion at the ready when Prisma Illya 2wei Herz arrives with the fan service.

Official homepage: http://anime.prisma-illya.jp/