Best Magical Series You Haven’t Seen: Ayashi no Ceres
From Fushigi Yuugi creator Yuu Watase, this manga series, later adapted into an anime that condensed the manga’s story, is quite darker than Fushigi Yuugi and turns the tragedy amp up to 11. Twins Aya and Aki Mikage go their extended family’s house to celebrate their birthday, in which their grandfather presents them with a mummified hand. Both react intensely, and the response is that Aya must die.
Unfortunately for the twins, they are the reincarnation of Mikage, the family’s original ancestor, and Ceres, a tenyou (heavenly maiden) who Mikage tricked into marrying by stealing her celestial robe. Ceres spells the doom of the Mikage clan. Aya manages to escape, with some assistance from the mysterious Touya, hired by the Mikage. Along the way, Aya meets others like her, and those opposed to her, and finds herself more drawn to Touya, but conflicted when Aki begins manifesting Mikage’s personality…….one which is INCREDIBLY obsessed with Ceres and has no qualms about being a bad guy over it. Okay, probably one of the more, er, depressing magical genre shows, and while it has its flaws, it’s a still a good show for those who liked Fushigi Yuugi.
It was released in the US by VIZ Media, both the anime and manga. The anime doesn’t follow the manga as closely, and pars down a lot of things, so our suggestion is if you want to get a feel for the series, check out the anime and then the manga. The manga is a longer storyline, but a good one.
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Fans of Kamisama Kiss and shoujo anime: We’ve got two big announcements to share with you today—a very special new Kamisama Kiss release you have to see to believe, and the long-awaited cast announcement!
First, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes on a very special release for you, and today we’re excited to finally announce Kamisama Kiss: The Goddess Edition Premium Box Set, available for pre-order now! This super-exclusive premium edition is the first of its kind of us, and packed tons of wonderful Kamisama Kiss collectibles you won’t find anywhere else.
Kamisama Kiss Goddess Edition Premium Box Set includes:
- Nanami’s Ornamental Hair Stick (a jewelry replica from the show!)
- Tomoe Omamori Lucky Amulet
- Folding Fan
- Tote Bag
- Seven Postcards
- All 13 episodes on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack
- Video and Audio Episode Commentary
- Trailers, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
This box set is only available in a very limited quantity, and when it’s sold out, it will never be reprinted, so make sure to grab your copy today before they’re gone for good!
Standard Edition without the premium collectible items is also available on Blu-ray and DVD Combo pack at a low price. Both editions ship February 11, 2014, but you can order now by clicking this link!
We’re always looking for new, exciting ways to add value to the discerning anime superfan, so be sure to keep a look out more for more info about this release in the months to come!
And finally, here’s your cast announcement for Kamisama Kiss!
Nanami Momozono – Tia Ballard
Tomoe – J. Michael Tatum
Kurama – Sean O’Connor
Mizuki – Micah Solusod
Mikage – Joel McDonald
Otohiko – Ian Sinclair
Narrator – Luci Christian
Onikiri – Jād Saxton
Kotetsu – Josh Grelle
Himemiko – Monica Rial
Kotaro – Chris Burnett
Narukami – Lydia Mackay
Dragon King – Robert McCollum
Kamehime – Anastasia Muñoz
Yukiji – Tia Ballard
Megumi – Michelle Rojas
Chie – Apphia Yu
Ami – Alexis Tipton
Akura-Oh – Brandon Potter
ADR Director – Jerry Jewell
ADR Engineer – Kyle Phillips
Exciting ‘Sailor Moon’ Uncut Blu-ray News!
Exciting ‘Sailor Moon’ Uncut Blu-ray News!
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Q:Hello AB! I recently heard rumors that the Marriott Copley place won't be having a discount block for attendees? Is this true? It's getting very close to con time, and I want to be sure to get a room! Please advise!
We should have something up soon about the Marriott block. As with pretty much anything, unless it officially comes from us, rumors typically aren’t true and shouldn’t be given a lot of heed to.
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Best Magical Series You Haven’t Seen: Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne- Maron is an average, sometimes clumsy 16 year old who happens to be the reincarnation of Jeanne d’Arc. With the help of Angel-In-Training Finn Fish, Jeanne “steals” rare artifacts that are possessed by demons in an effort to collect them to help God. Except matters are complicated by the appearance of rival theif, Kaitou Sinbad, and his angel accomplice, Access Time.
And is Jeanne really serving God after all and is Kaitou Sinbad really an agent of the Devil?
It’s easy to compare this to Sailor Moon, and in many ways this anime and manga series has the similarities, but it’s also refreshing to see a heroine dealing with some very real emotional issues- coming from a broken home, abandonment, loneliness, trust issues, not understand the idea of being in love, and learning how to deal with these in the course of her mission.
The manga was released by now defunct CMX Manga and the anime was never licensed in the US. You can still find copies of the manga on sale on Amazon/Ebay and often through manga dealers at conventions.