Plot Summary: Jonah is a child soldier, born into the chaotic conflicts that rage across Africa, his family lost to a war fueled by weapons supplied by the so-called "Merchants of Death"--international arms dealers. Despite Jonah's hatred of weapons and violence, he employs both extremely well in the service of high-flying arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar and her band of mercenaries. Their journey through the dark underbelly of the world's arms markets may lead only to damnation, but will Jonah one day make his way back to the light. Only one thing is certain: it's going to be a long, hard road out of Hell...
An arms dealer whose crew member has one of those fetish eye patches?! I don't know when that detestable style of eye patch came into vogue; Baccano wasn't that long ago and it didn't use that style for the eye patch.
I can kinda see the Black Lagoon in this (I wish this had Black Lagoon's art), but the story behind the protagonist reminds me more of the main male leads' in Gundam 00 and FMP. That's not really a good thing; "You knows it!".
Why are there so many east Asians in Africa? I guess I'm forgetting the basic rule of Anime settings: when an anime series is set in a "real" country that isn't Japan, the setting can't be expected to be a realistic depiction of that country. Instead it is a combination of Japan and the stereotypes and beliefs that the Japanese have regarding that country. (See the depictions of America in Patlabor and Golgo 13, for example)
More importantly, where will this stream (please tell me somewhere besides just niconico)?
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Just to throw this out here for those who are curious...Jormungand (Showgate) and Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) (Fuji Creative) are getting simulcasts in France (Dybex). It remains to be seen if both series will be simulcasted by anyone here in North America.
And I'll just repost my comment...
I had a feeling Sentai might go after Jormungand when I made a thread for it on the TAN forum.
That it's listed as a Showgate license in France makes me even more inclined towards a Sentai license.
I guess from that though, it's safe to assume that Showgate is part of the Jormungand Production Partners listed on ANN.
17:09:30 <bay|AB|FUNi> new simulcast
17:10:26 <bay|AB|FUNi> jormungand
17:10:59 <bay|AB|FUNi> both parts of series
17:11:02 <bay|AB|FUNi> first part will air april
17:11:07 <bay|AB|FUNi> second part will air october
What did you guys think of it? Did it get awesome by the end of ep 2?
The way I saw it was to take Black Lagoon, take Balalaika's Russian Mafia squad and replace them with a hodgepodge of stereotypes (like Night Raid's commando team), and then replace the cool, calm, badass Balalaika herself with the main chick from Angel Beats.
Episode one said to me: "If you don't like spazzy moe girls in a contrived leadership role then this show isn't for you." Did ep 2 deliver something different?
Now that Funi is simulcasting this, and it's the only thing that they have that is remotely interesting this season (AFAIK;IMO), I want to know.
North American distributor Funimation announced at its Anime Expo panel on Saturday that it has licensed the Blood-C: The Last Dark film, Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, Ikki Tōsen: Xtreme Xecutor, the Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko to Hatchin) television anime series, and the Appleseed XIII series. It also announced that it will simulcast the Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (Hagure Yūsha no Aestetica) and Binbogami ga! television anime series. The company announced it has acquired additional rights to the following series:
• Aria the Scarlet Ammo (broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, mobile)
• Jormungand (broadcast, home entertainment, mobile)
• Blood-C (broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, mobile)
• EUREKA SEVEN AO (broadcast, home entertainment, theatrical)
Funimation has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, and mobile rights to both the Blood-C television anime series and the Blood-C: The Last Dark film. Manga creator team CLAMP developed the story and original character designs for both the Blood-C television series and the film. Production I.G animated both projects. Funimation streamed the television series as it aired in 2011 on the Nico Nico website. The sequel film, Blood-C: The Last Dark, opened in Japan on June 2.
Funimation has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, streaming and mobile rights to Michiko & Hatchin. The 22-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2008. Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy) produced the series, which marked the directorial debut of Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine). The series tells the story of sexy criminal Michiko (Yoko Maki) and abused runaway Hana "Hatchin" Morenos (Suzuka Ohgo). The two team up to cross the lawless frontier, searching for a man from their pasts while eluding the police and Hatchin's foster parents.
Funimation has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, and streaming rights for the Appleseed XIII series. Appleseed XIII is a 2011 13-episode direct-to-video retelling of Masamune Shirow's Appleseed future paramilitary manga, separate from Kazuyoshi Katayama's previous original video anime and Shinji Aramaki's two computer-animated movies.
Funimation will simulcast both Binbogami ga! and Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero. Binbogami ga! adapts Yoshiaki Sukeno's supernatural comedy manga of thqe same name. The story revolves around Ichiko Sakura, a girl whose blissful life comes from her bountiful "happiness energy" — gained by sapping that energy from other people. To restore the balance, the Binbō-gami (Poverty God) Momiji Binbada attempts to eliminate her. Yoichi Fujita (Gintama) is directing the series at Sunrise with Kento Shimoyama (Bleach) handling series composition. Kenji Tanabe (Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds) is designing the characters. The series will premiere on July 4.
Aesthetica of a Rogue Heroadapts Tetsuto Uesu's light novel series. The story follows an international training organization named Babel which protects the young people returning from another world. A wayward hero named Akatsuki has come back to the real world from a world of sword and magic called Areizaado, along with a beautiful girl who is a demon king's daughter. Rion Kujo (Samurai Harem, Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku) will direct the series at studio ARMS. Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Ninja Nonsense, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) is handling the series composition. The series will premiere on July 6.
Funimation added broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, and mobile rights for the Aria the Scarlet Ammo television anime series. Funimation previously streamed the series as it aired in 2011. The company has also acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, and mobile rights to the complete anime series of Jormungand. Funimation simulcast the 12-episode first season starting in April, and Funimation will also simulcast the second season that premieres in October.
Lastly, Funimation has added broadcast, home entertainment, and theatrical rights for the EUREKA SEVEN AO television anime series. Funimation previously revealed it had acquired the home media rights for the series in April, and the company is simulcasting the series as it airs.
Wow, Funimation got Hatchin? That was...unexpected, and probably disappointing. Hopefully the dub won't be too brutal (and might improve upon the ending) but I am interested to know why/how Sentai got the disappointing Alison and Lilia a while back instead of this.
Though thanks to internet reposts like this I don't miss much by not attending the Expo. Nice.
Maon Kurosaki (Hakuōki, Highschool of the Dead, Toaru Majutsu no Index II, Shakugan no Shana III (Final)) is providing the opening theme "Under/Shaft" for Jormungand Perfect Order, the second Jormungand anime season which will premiere in October.
Singer Nagi Yanagi (Waiting in the Summer) is returning to perform the ending theme "Laterality." Yanagi previously performed the first season's closer "Ambivalentidea." Elements Garden's Junpei Fujita (Senki Zesshō Symphogear) is composing and arranging for Yanagi's song again.
Funimation streamed the first anime season in North America, and Viz Media will publish the 10th volume of the manga next January. (Keitarō Takahashi ended the manga series this year after 11 volumes.)
...HOW did this show get a second season? I knew that the stereotypical fanboys go ape over Haruhi clones with reverse harems (umm...Freud?) and guns, but I was seriously hoping that the ultra-fugly art of said Haruhi clone would torpedo the fanboy appeal.
Sadly, that didn't happen. Haruhi + reverse harem + guns overpowers a heinous "plot" and awful artstyle. I guess it doesn't matter to the fanboys what the Haruhi clone looks like, as long as she acts like Haruhi. That's kinda scary.
Perhaps I wanted to "bury my head in the sand" and hope that the suck would go away.
I'll be honest: I did.
I probably did read it, I read most everything on here (when I'm on), but like everything else with that show, I'm trying to repress it.
At least in Book of Bantorra when they gave us a character with a face straight out of a nightmare (Hamyuts) they gave us other, ahem, "assets" to compensate. The fugly chick in Jormungand doesn't have anything else "going for her".
It's not just the fugliness, she's also a bit "special" and completely unbelievable in her role, but I don't think anyone really cares about the "plot" of Jormungand. They're watching it for something else, obviously, and I just can't figure out what that is. Maybe it's because the whole Haruhi archetype doesn't appeal to me? Oh well. Maybe the dub will be good. The dub made Book of Bantorra watchable, after all.
The official website for Jormungand Perfect Order, the second season of the anime adaptation of Keitarō Takahashi's Jormungand manga, has announced that the season will begin airing on Japanese television at 0:30 on Tuesday, October 9 (effectively at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10).
Funimation streamed the first anime season in North America, and the manga is published in North America by Viz Media. (Keitarō Takahashi ended the manga series this year after 11 volumes.)