Free! Iwatobi Swim Club – Episode 8

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The Iwatobi team took a heavy blow to their pride in last week’s episode of Free!. But the regional tournament isn’t over yet! We still have three events to go and a lot of swimming to do. Let’s go!

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Free! Iwatobi Swim Club – Episode 7

Free! Episode 6 | Saru Anime

This is it- the regional tournament everyone has been waiting for. This week’s episode holds the promise of at least one intense swim match for the Iwatobi team. How will the cast do under pressure? Will Rin get the rematch he’s been itching for? Let’s see for ourselves.

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Sailor Moon Director’s New Project Revealed

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A teaser site and trailer were launched earlier this month for an unnamed anime project. Little was known about it, except for the fact that Junichi Sato would be involved. Name sound familiar? It should, if you’re at all into magical girl series. He’s been involved with quite a few big name titles, including Sailor Moon.

The shroud of mystery surrounding this new project has just been lifted. It’s an OVA project called Destructive Dangerous Foolish Girls – Amazing Twins (Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins), and the “foolish action girl” who was shown in the trailer is named Amane Todoroki. This does beg the question though: twins? So where’s our other heroine?

Other big names involved in the project include Takehito Harada (character designer for the Disgaea video game series) and Mari Okada (writer who has been involved with Anohana, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, and Black Rock Shooter, among many other series).

I really love the look of the promotional materials that have been released so far, and I’m a big fan of a lot of Sato’s past works like Princess Tutu and Pretear. It looks like Amazing Twins will be released in 2014, so I’ll be waiting impatiently until then to see the final result.

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Free! Iwatobi Swim Club – Episode 6

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We left our favorite swim team in a life-or-death situation last week. Fans have been speculating that we might actually lose one of the main cast to the ocean in this newest episode, while others are certain the series would never go down that dark of a route. Who ended up being right? Let’s hurry up and find out before someone drowns!

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“Salaryman Exorcist” Blue Exorcist Spinoff Getting Own Series

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It’s what spinoffs around the world dream of becoming: their own full-fledged series, untethered by the bonds of their parents… or something like that. Poetic wondering aside, the facts are that the Blue Exorcist spinoff manga Salaryman Exorcist is getting its own series in Jump Square magazine. It started out as a single gag manga by Minoru Sasaki, created under the supervision of Blue Exorcist‘s creator Kazue Kato. It will now become a reoccurring series in the monthly manga magazine starting this October.

Salaryman Exorcist features the brother of Blue Exorcist‘s protagonist as the main character. Yukio is a straight-laced, hard-working sort of a guy; especially when compared to his irresponsible and energetic brother Rin. The new manga follows Yukio’s everyday life as he deals with the stresses that come along with being the responsible younger brother. The manga’s full title is Salaryman Exorcist: The Sorrow of Yukio Okumura. Owch. Good luck Yukio, you’re going to need it.

Blue Exorcist fans in the US, don’t forget that the movie is coming out in theaters soon!


Free! Iwatobi Swim Club – Episode 5

Free! Episode 5 | Saru Anime

It’s been a week longer than anyone expected, but Free! Iwatobi Swim Club is finally back. Week before last, the boys worked together to help newcomer Rei overcome a few key difficulties in becoming the swimmer we all knew he could be. This week, everyone’s swimming prowess is put to the test. But are the difficulties too much for some of them to overcome?

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Sale Alert: Funimation Anime Sale on PSN

Anime August - Funimation | Saru AnimeA large variety of Funimation‘s anime offerings are on sale as part of their Anime August event via the PlayStation Network. If you’re the type who prefers to buy digital versions of your favorite series, then this is definitely worth checking out. Some popular series that are part of the sale include Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Attack on Titan, Dragonball Z, and Tiger & Bunny. Single episodes are going for $1.99 each in HD and $.99 in SD. Want to see what’s in stock? You can see the full listing here.