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30 June 2012 @ 12:11 pm
Right Stuf has licensed Ristorante Paradiso, Hyakko, and Aoi Hana. This is just an AX announcement, but they have added that these titles will be released under a new label -- "Lucky Penny." This label will focus on "high-quality and budget-friendly editions" of anime, while the Nozomi Entertainment label will continue to release somewhat less niche titles. According to the Right Stuf "Coming Soon" page, the complete series will be released in Fall of 2012.

Further details to be added as they surface.
Current Mood: cheerful
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30 April 2012 @ 10:15 pm
Hi there! I've always lurked around and here's a post about Ono-san's special manga that I've came across. :)

The manga is commemorating the release of Gorotsuki ha Itsumo Shokutaku wo Osou - 50 Food Theory and Stereotyped Food (ゴロツキはいつも食卓を襲う  フード理論とステレオタイプフード50) written by Rika Fukuda with insert illustrations by Ono-san herself.

The manga is titled Supermarket Romance. I think it's really lovely and looking forward to the second chapter.

The story came from the 12th chapter of the book, 'Two people standing in front of an aisle, both reaching out for the same foodstuff at the same time, love is born'. And this story is based on the line above.

You can find the page here and click on the big yellow button to start reading it :D
Current Music: Fujita Maiko - Anata wo Suki ni Natte
23 April 2012 @ 07:14 pm
Danza will be released in English by Kodansha. The listed release date for the title is December 4th. So mark that one on your calendar, folks!

Unrelated: I'm afraid I simply don't have time to track down every piece of Ono Natsume news at the moment (real life and all that). So if you've got news -or any other content for that matter- please don't hesitate in posting it. :)
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Emika - Professional Loving | Powered by Last.fm
27 February 2012 @ 09:59 pm
I'm afraid I've fallen behind on announcing Ono Natsume stuff in recent months due to, well, real life (and all that other thrilling jazz). For the first time in a while, however, there's actual Rispara news to announce so I weaseled myself some free time.

Movic announced earlier this month that it will be releasing a set of six Ristorante Paradiso PVC character hangers. The box will retail for 3150 yen (with tax) when it is released in June 2012. Ono Natsume will contribute packaging art. There is currently a preorder page up at Hobby Stock. They're pretty cute, as you can see below:

There will also be an Erotics F chara hanger collection out at some point in 2012, featuring key characters from prominent Erotics F manga series. Rispara's Claudio is also to be included in this set (although this version appears essentially identical to the one in the Rispara-only set). Each box will contain eight pieces.

If Sarai-ya Goyou goodies are more your thing, remember that NIS America have licensed the anime series for US release. A Premium Edition DVD box set is due for release on March 6th, with a RRP of $59.99. What do you get in a "Premium Edition"? A full-color, 30-page hardcover artbook featuring series details and art, in addition to a standard DVD set contained in a pretty box. For those interested, Right Stuf's preorder page is here. As is standard with NIS America releases, the series does not have an English dub track.
Current Mood: nostalgic
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30 September 2011 @ 05:17 pm
Sign ups are open for the Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange!

Kaleidoscope is a multimedia fanwork exchange (fic, art, vids, graphics) hosted by [community profile] dark_agenda for rare chromatic source fandoms. Sarai-ya Goyou was nominated this year, which means you can request and offer fanworks for it if you sign up.

For more information, see: Official Announcement, Policies and Procedures | Frequently Asked Questions

To sign up, see: Sign-ups Announcement and Instructions | Sign-up Form | Countdown Clock for Sign-up Period | Current Sign-ups | Eligible Fandoms and Characters

Sign-up date: 2011 September 26th to October 8th, 9 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.A.).
Due date: 2011 November 12th, 9 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.A.).
Posting date: 2011 November 19th Pacific Time (U.S.A.).
21 June 2011 @ 12:51 pm
Hello! I'm looking for Sarai-ya Goyou drama CD, could someone upload it, please? (*-*)
17 May 2011 @ 12:17 pm
Samurai Beat Radio has posted up the 1st part of their Natsume Ono interview podcast that was on May 10th.

Their website is currently down with technical difficulties.
Will let you know when part 2 is posted.
Current Mood: happy
11 May 2011 @ 06:04 pm
TCAF 2011

Even thought I was exhibiting at the show I just couldn't miss the chance to go to the Natsume Ono panel on Saturday. (There is a pretty good review of it over here)

After the Q&A she signed books for those who had gotten tickets in advance for the panel, taking time to do a little sketch for each person. She also had some bookmarks laid out on the table that she welcomed us to chose one to take home. I brought my copy of Gente 2 since Teo is one of my favourite characters of her (She mentioned Teo was her favourite RisPara character also!) and was so happy when she did a little sketch of him. Of course I took the bookmark with a picture of him on it.

It was really nice to get to talk to her. I was so surprised that it was her first public appearance and we were all very appreciative that she came all the way to Canada!

Did anyone else on here make it to TCAF or to the Kinokuniya singing that happened in New York yesterday?
03 May 2011 @ 11:48 am
Perhaps I'm pimping a bit and at the same time I'm also looking at what other fans think of her work.

I've currently written a spotlight on Natsume Ono. It's a look at almost all of her works both as Natsume Ono and Basso with a bit of information on her future projects.

For those of you who live in Toronto or will be traveling there soon, Natsume Ono will be attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and will have an interview with Deb Aoki and some book signing. Click the link to see the details. I hope some of you would take a chance in meeting her and listen to her talk about her work.
05 April 2011 @ 06:57 pm
+8 House of Five Leaves
+7 Ristorante Paradiso

( Now my lone companion is this shotgun in my hand. )