Now, I'm starting to wonder if the announcements are following a clear pattern and shape because if they are. . . . Friday should be beyond awesome. (Let's not hold our breath though just in case.)
Anyway, today Funimation announced via their blog (though I first saw the notice on ANN due to blog downage) that they have licensed Jyūshin Enbu - Hero Tales, a martial arts fighting 26 episode series and Master of Martial Hearts, a 5 episode OVA of hot girls and street fighting called Zettai Shougeki ~Platonic Heart~ in Japan. (Which so sounds like something I'd buy!)
The splash pages for Hero Tales and Master of Martial Hearts can found by following the links in this sentence.
Hero Tales looks like a good quest show with battle at the center. This is certainly going to sell well if it gets the right exposure. This sort of series pretty much always sells well. I can dig this kind of show though I'm uncertain about saying straight out that I'll buy it. I need more info but this looks promising.
Master of Martial Hearts must have Carrie Savage somewhere in the cast! This I command! Media Blasters cheated us out of her reprising Hakafu in Ikki-Tousen, lets get to enjoy her voice in this at least! (I mean, this looks like a spiritually similar OVA series.) Probably another decent seller, especially when you factor in the low price Funi will likely ask for it. Hot girls and brawling? If there's clothing damage, I'm there.
Now, we have some fresh series and as previously noted, there's symmetry with previous announcements. Hmm. Hope to see a large number of anime licenses on Friday! (Fingers, toes and eyes crossed! Ow, headache.)
Half season sets for Hero Tales and a single disc complete release for Master of Martial Hearts, since it's just 5 episodes. Why do I already feel like I'm going to lament that shortness?
I am so glad I get to use the next of my Fate ratings!
Riot Rating:3 of 4!
I'll see all of you, I hope, tomorrow for the final day of this Roll-Out Riot! So far, it's been surprising, confusing, frustrating but ultimately happy-making. I hope you my dear readers are enjoying my poor quality coverage of it!
Another reminder: Spice and Wolf season 1 set review on Saturday. (Assuming nothing tragic happens to me before then.)