North American distributor, BANDAI Entertainment, announced at its Otakon panel that it has licensed two new anime series, Nichijou & GOSICK. BANDAI also announced at its panel that it has acquired licenses to two new manga’s, one being Nichijou and the other, Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya.
Nichijou is a Japanese comedy manga by Keiichi Arawi. The manga began serialization in the December 2006 issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Shōnen Ace, and was also serialized in Comptiq between the March 2007 and July 2008 issues. An anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation began airing in Japan in April 2011. A PlayStation Portable game by Vridge and Kadokawa Games will be released in July 2011.
GOSICK is a Japanese light novel series by Kazuki Sakuraba, published by Fujimi Shobo. Set in a fictional European country in 1924, a Japanese exchange student meets a mysterious, brilliant girl who only leaves the library to sleep. Tokyopop released the first novel in the series in English in April 2008 and the second in March 2010. The series has been published in Germany by Tokyopop since November 2006. A manga adaptation started serialization in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age on December 9, 2007. An anime adaptation by Bones premiered on January 7, 2011. Crunchyroll is currently simulcasting the series.
- via ANN