The August issue of Enterbrain's Tech Gian magazine is announcing on Saturday that a television anime adaptation of Ricotta's adult PC game Walkure Romanze Shōjo Kishi Monogatari has been green-lit.
The visual novel centers around Takahiro Mizuno, a student training to be a begleiter (knight's assistant) at an academy where aspiring knights joust. He himself had come to this academy to train as a knight, after becoming the unrivaled junior champion in his own home country. However, an injury in a tournament's finals forced him to withdraw. Instead, he decides to be a begleiter to one of the academy's maiden knights and help her win.
The game debuted in October 2011 with designs by Kei Komori and theme songs by Miyuki Hashimoto. It already inspired several manga series by Mitsu King in ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine, by Manoa Nagisa in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Hime magazine, by No.Gomesu in Kill Time Communication's Comic Valkyrie website, and by Sawayoshi Azuma in Dengeki Hime. Frontier Works also released two drama CDs with Ai Shimizu as Mio Kisaki, as Eriko Nakamura as Marres Ascot, and Kei Mizusawa as Celia Cumani Aintree. A spinoff game Walkure Romanze More & More is planned for this year.
Ricotta's first title, Princess Lover!, also inspired both video anime projects and a television anime series.
Have you guys heard of Daisuki? It's a new official anime streaming site featuring titles from the likes of Toei, TMS, Sunrise, Aniplex, & Nihon Ad Systems! Right now the site doesn't offer all too much, but for this past month they've been surveying the fanbase, asking what titles (from a total or just over 300!) everyone wants to see streamed on the site with an English translation. With the final survey closing this weekend I've decided to look over all that has been listed & bring up the underlooked titles that I feel deserve to be on Daisuki at some point or another. This will be split up across five parts, so here's part one!
P.S. On a personal note, please visit Daisuki's last survey while it's still going on and while you go & check in the boxes for the shows you want to see can do give a guy some hope & check the boxes for "SAINT SEIYA", "NUBE", & (especially) "RING NI KAKERO"? I would certainly do the same if you guys were asking the same thing of me, especially when it's as simple as simply clicking a box. You have until this Sunday, guys! Thanks. Read More...