During today’s “Game no Dengeki Kanshasai 2013 & Dengeki Bunko: Haru no Saiten 2013” event, Dengeki publishing announced that two of its manga series will finally be turned into anime series. Yuyuko Takemiya’s Golden Time light novels and Gakuto Mikumo’s Strike the Blood is the second title which we will be able to watch on TV (or through the various online streaming services).
Gakuto Mikumo is a writer that has managed to win many otaku hearts across the world with works such as Asura Cryin’ and Dantalian. The upcoming anime series will be based on Mikumo-sensei’s Strike the Blood light novels. The story centres on Kojou Akatsuki, the young representative of a vampire clan that once was believed to be only existent in myths and legends, and vampire killer Yukina Hirameki. School and supernatural entwine as genres in this original story by the popular Japanese writer. This title’s volume one came out in Japan in 2011.
The second title announced to have an anime adaptation green-lit this Sunday is Yuyuko Takemiya’s Golden Time. Takemiya-chan is probably a name that looks and sounds familiar to any otaku around the globe. This is because Toradora! was also written by the hands of this same author! Golden Time is not very similar to Toradora! , but it it worth a shot for everyone who enjoyed the previous adaptation of Takemiya-sensei’s story. The first volume of the series was released on the Japanese market in 2010.
The main character in Golden Time is college student Banri Tada who lost all his memories just before his high school graduation ceremony. Kouko Kaga, also a main character, is a pretty girl with dark secrets and a lot of regrets. Another student that goes to the same college as well as Kouko’s ‘significant other’ is Mitsuo Yanagisawa.
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