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Sora Kasugano
06-03-2011, 12:23 PM
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According to the official Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/is_anime) for the anime series, a new 「IS: Infinite Stratos (http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is/index-j.html)」 OVA, entitled IS Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Rokujuusou, will be released on November 25th. The announcement was originally made at this weekend’s 「IS: One Off Festival! (http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is/special/event03.html)」 event.

More details will be announced on the official website, but the organizers were already taking pre-orders for the release immediately after the festival ended. The Twitter account also announced that the IS One-Off Festival itself will be release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 26.

The anime adapts Izuru Yumizuru's "popular high-speed school battle romantic comedy" light novel series. The story centers around the IS Academy: a school for training the pilots of the Infinite Stratos weapon system, which can only be used by females. Candidates plucked from girls from countries all over the world are brought here — as well as one boy named Ichika Orimura. As it turns out, Ichika IS "the only male in the world who can use the IS."


“Kiss Dum” – OVA Announced

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According to the official website (http://www.kissdum.com/) of the series, an OVA will be included in the upcoming 「Kiss Dum R -ENGAGE planet- (http://www.kissdum.com/bd.html)」 Blu-ray boxset. However, this collector’s item will only be released if enough pre-orders are met (over 2,000). Target date is September 26th.


*OVA Staff:

Director: Satou Hidekazu
Script: Ohnogi Hiroshi
Animation Director: Takahashi Noriko


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“Chihayafuru” – TV Anime Adaptation


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According to Moonphase Diary (http://d.hatena.ne.jp/moonphase/20110531#p1), a TV anime adaptation of Suetsugu Yuki’s slice-of-life josei manga series, 「Chihayafuru (http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/content/top.php/1000003555)」, has been green-lit for production. Broadcast will begin this October.


The 「Chihayafuru」 manga series currently has 12 volumes to date – with the first volume debuting on May 13th, 2008. It began serialization in BE LOVE (http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/magazine/index.php/02766) magazine in 2007.

*Synopsis (courtesy of Manga-Updates):


All her life, Chihaya’s dream was to see her model sister become Japan’s best… That is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself.

Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game–known as Hyakunin Isshu–in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata’s place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta.

Chihayafuru won the 2nd Manga Taisho Award. Winner of the 35th annual Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shoujo.


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Shoutbux
06-03-2011, 06:04 PM
2000 pre orders...mathematically I think its possible...to many fans around the globe.

takasuryuuji
06-03-2011, 06:32 PM
I want one too....

witchhuntress
06-03-2011, 07:28 PM
That's great to hear ^^ I'll be waiting for Chihayafuru hehe ^^ The manga's good.

DarkenLight
06-03-2011, 09:01 PM
kiss dum ova..cool

i still haven't finished the series yet because there are no english subs available for ep 20 to 26

hades013
06-03-2011, 09:35 PM
never hear of this...
saate... should a watch???

ranmachua
06-04-2011, 07:30 AM
Kiss Dum OVA? Not that I have watched the TV Series either

Ceres
06-04-2011, 07:55 AM
Thanks for the news update, Sora! I recall reading about the Chihayafuru adaptation and thinking that I should add it to my "To Watch" list. Just the fact that it's being serialized in a josei magazine rather than a shounen magazine is enough to pique my interest ^_^

I haven't had a chance to read the manga yet, but I'm hoping that it doesn't veer too much into the romance territory like so many shoujo/josei titles do. I've learned that just because a synopsis doesn't mention a romantic plot doesn't mean there isn't one. A little bit is fine so long as it isn't a focal point. I have my fingers crossed for a story with a well developed plot and some interesting characterization!

Request1100
06-04-2011, 09:21 AM
i didn't even know there was such a series...i should watch more often...

pikel
06-05-2011, 12:57 PM
I'm hoping since the IS OVA says "Encore" it's a continuation rather than one of those useless insert OVA's. I mean, I enjoyed IS, but they spent so long introducing the characters than any plot at all was shoved into too small timeframe. Horrible pacing, lol. As for the Chihayafuru, it sounds like a rip-off of Saki to me, lol, but I'll probably give it a try.

Mystical
06-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Can't wait for the IS OVA. :)

SpazKaz
06-05-2011, 01:27 PM
I wish I could pre-order. =/
Can't afford all the fees involved with foreign currency with any of my cards @[email protected]

Can't wait to see it in my favorite online anime store.

gala1221
06-05-2011, 02:04 PM
YAY IS!! I hope it gets uploaded on OS :)

MCoftheD
06-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Havent heard of Kiss Dum before but hopefully the IS OVA will be good.

Shoutbux
06-05-2011, 05:25 PM
though I havent finished IS yet...this would be awesome.

Kimono
06-05-2011, 06:35 PM
Looking forward to that new IS. Hopefully it will be good ~

lon3lyh3art
06-05-2011, 06:40 PM
MAOR IS trolololo
Can't wait for moar Charles and Laura :3
Novemeber is too long >.<

takasuryuuji
06-05-2011, 07:14 PM
I'll wait for IS here...

Rumic
06-05-2011, 07:27 PM
I could hardly wait for IS ^^

globeopinion
06-05-2011, 07:56 PM
Kiss and IS! wow!! a great blessing! xD

maoyurui
06-05-2011, 08:20 PM
IS... Power to the 2D Girls!!!! Harem!!!!!!!!

JotaHora
06-05-2011, 08:36 PM
Nov. is way too far, but time flies by and maybe I'll forget about it.

Upload it if it's available already so we can remember =) *cheers*

KKAT03
06-05-2011, 09:25 PM
Yay! I can't wait! I hope there's season 2 also :D :love:

lastshin
06-05-2011, 10:54 PM
cool~~~!!!
an OVA of IS!!

ahyie20
06-06-2011, 01:50 AM
nice one IS OVA i cnt wait.....>.<:goodjob:

aira1234
06-06-2011, 03:03 AM
Looking forward for IS OVA!!

hades013
06-06-2011, 05:12 AM
YEAH!!!
IS for da WIN!!!
when's da release of season 2???
OVA is comin' up soon...

kingot
06-06-2011, 06:32 AM
yes! IS OVA. I hope the story isn't related to the main arc.

Kazuki4
06-06-2011, 08:05 AM
IS!... it's too long.... 5 months...aw...5 months...

kaifox
06-06-2011, 08:13 AM
Ecchi fans cant wait to see the OVA "Encore" of IS: Infinite Stratos hahahaha..
I may be one of them :D
<------------------ Playing Safe
anyways cant wait to see it xD

Wolfbeat
06-06-2011, 10:04 AM
I will wait for IS:Infinite Stratos......For sure!!!!!!!!!!

Sora Kasugano
06-06-2011, 12:30 PM
yes! IS OVA. I hope the story isn't related to the main arc.

「Yes, when it said "OVA". It really piques my Interest. I had a feeling this isn't related to the Main Arc. Rather, I think it's a Fan Service OVA. You know, despite all the Cute Girls, I bet this is a Fan Service OVA~ Or not XP」

Viletomb2010
06-06-2011, 06:13 PM
I only hope one thing in this news...I just hope the ova of IS is not the same as the ova of hotd or else...*sighs* I guess I will just wait for it. I also want a s2 of IS.

watashiwasai
06-06-2011, 10:02 PM
i'm gettin' excited for IS.<3..uwahahaha

stepdown35
06-07-2011, 12:51 AM
Watta Nice News im excited to watched that >.<V

InSoulFallen
06-08-2011, 12:24 AM
cant w8 for OVA :D

jeffnat19
06-08-2011, 04:42 AM
hmm gonna wait for it... especially the chihayafuru... makes me curious...

Shiro
06-08-2011, 06:10 AM
I hope Ichika isn't as dense as he was in the previous IS >__>

tanxcb
06-08-2011, 08:13 AM
Sounds good.
IS: Infinite Stratos OVA was slightly to be expected because it was kinda popular..
Chihayafuru... is it good?
More slice-of-life. Maybe this will be enjoyable.
Anyway, thanks natsora for the info.

chimaera02
06-08-2011, 04:49 PM
waiting for this launch.. ^^

nekolove
06-10-2011, 11:14 AM
yayy wanna watch it :D~ soon yay

LuNic
06-10-2011, 01:37 PM
I want to watch it already!

hambo
07-21-2011, 06:23 PM
Cool cant wait for this ova but it would be nice for a season 2 of IS

restpice
07-22-2011, 11:25 AM
I want all of it~
*craving*