Otaku World - August 2010 - 2.7

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Volume 2, Issue 7

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I N T HE S POTLIGHT High School Debut Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film The September issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine has announced on Wednesday that a liveaction film adaptation of Kazune Kawahara's High School Debut (Kōkō Debut) shōjo manga has been green-lit. The release date, cast, and other details have not been announced yet. In this high school romantic comedy, a girl named Haruna recruits a boy named Yoh to remake her image and get a boyfriend. Under Yoh's "coaching," Haruna transforms from a softball-playing tomboy to a feminine girl. However, Yoh adds one catch to their agreement: Haruna cannot fall in love with Yoh himself. The manga ran in Bessatsu Margaret from 2003 to 2008, and 13 book volumes were compiled and published. Viz Media published the final manga volume in North America in February. Kawahara has been drawing her new Aozora Yell (Yell for the Blue Sky) high school band manga in Bessatsu Margaret since August of 2008.

DEB'S MANGA BLOG By Deb Aoki, Manga Guide Reading a first volume of new manga series is like a blind date: You pick it up because someone recommended it, or you liked how it looked. If the first date went well, you go out again and hope for the best. After going on a first and second "date" with Kazune Kawahara's new shojo manga romantic comedy series, High School Debut, I'm happy to say that I not only had a nice time, I'm on the hook for a long-term relationship with this new series from Shojo Beat / VIZ Media. (or at least to Volume 3!) When all her efforts fall flat, Haruna decides to try the same tactics that helped her to become an all-star softball player in intermediate school: She looks for a coach. Haruna recruits Yoh, one of the best-looking guys in school to help her. Crabby and cynical Yoh isn't into it, but Haruna's enthusiasm wears down his resistance. He agrees to be her "dating coach" with one condition: She can't fall for him. What happens from there is pure comic gold -- these two opposites banter and bicker in a way that feels authentic and genuinely funny. Kawahara draws facial expressions that are just priceless! Add to the mix nicely crafted art, wonderful, well-rounded characters and a nicely paced story, it's little wonder that both volumes of High School Debut hit it out of the park for me. Read my reviews of High School Debut Volume 1 and High School Debut Volume 2 and maybe you'll fall in love with this shojo manga rookie too. http://manga.about.com/b/2008/02/14/review-fall-in-love-with-high-school-debut-vol-1-2.htm Image Source: http://sleepisfortheweak.org/reviews/micros/highschooldebut

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OTHER UPCOMING CONVENTIONS

• Price

SacAnime September 3-5, 2010 Radisson Hotel Sacramento Sacramento, CA

per person: $300.00 • Registration Fee: $50.00 (Due by June 1, 2011) • Hotel Accommodations = $200.00 (Due by June 5, 2011) • Transportation = $50.00 (Due by June 15, 2011)

Includes: • Registration for Anime Expo Pass

• Hotel Accommodations for 4 days/4 nights • Roundtrip transportation (Merced/Los Angeles) • Snack Packs for Friday to Sunday • 1 Ticket to the following events - Anime Expo AMV Contest • Customized Anime Club Shirt • DVD of Events at Expo after the event • RAC Button Anyone that fundraises and raises $50.00 or more can receive one (1) or more meals free during entire trip. Members are given gift cards in the amount of $20 for restaurants in the area to use for their meals. Some restaurants will not be available. Members can choose from available cards one (1) month before the trip.

Hyper-Con September 18-19, 2010 Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco San Francisco, CA Please go online to view more about these conventions in our Trips/Conventions area. Thank you.

Buy Anime Club merchandise featuring our mascot— Rinaka, and support the club when you do!!! You can also get points to earn Anime Cash on select items. www.zazzle.com/rintaki

Anime Network to Begin Streaming Maid-Sama on June 15 posted on 2010-06-08 13:44 EDT

The Anime Network of North America has announced that it will start streaming the Maid-Sama anime series on June 15. The first episode will be available to Premium subscribers on that day, and then it will be available to Registered users on June 17. A new episode will follow on June 24 and every Thursday thereafter. The anime adapts Hiro Fujiwara's Kaichou wa Maid-sama! romantic comedy manga. The story centers on a class president named Misaki Ayuzawa who despises the mostly male, slovenly population at her school, which was once an all-boys school. However, Misaki's most handsome schoolmate just discovered her secret — that she works afterschool at a maid café. The anime premiered in Japan on April 1, and the 13th episode is slated to air there on June 24. Hiroaki Sakurai (Cromartie High School, Revolutionary Girl Utena) is directing the series at J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Azumanga Daioh). Tokyopop is publishing the fifth volume of the manga this month under the Maid-Sama title. Episode 1 can be watched for free as long as you register. WATCH it HERE: http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Maid-Sama/Info READ it HERE: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/kaichou_wa_maid_sama/ Anime Network Subscriptions Monthly = $6.95 / Quarterly = $18.98 / Yearly = $69.98 http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Subscriptions


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Kaichou wa Maid-sama by kamanashi © Fuji Film/ Hoei Sangyoi Co., Ltd. Source: http://www.fanpop.com/spots/kaich ou-wa-maid-sama/images

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editor-in-chief Kimberly Johnson Printed by

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Kaichou wa Maid-sama © Fuji Film/ Hoei Sangyoi Co., Ltd. Source: N/A Special Thanks To: Everyone!

Club Officers Wanted

So here is how it works. Below are titles of series that have been scrambled up. All you have to do is unscramble them

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We would like get member involvement. For the most part officers won’t really have to do much. Just show up at a meeting or two. Sign some club documents; like awards, etc. Officers have the special benefit of receiving 100 points per month instead of regular membership point bonus along with $5.00 of Anime Cash.

■ Unless otherwise specified all design, text, layout, images, graphic and the selection and arrangement thereof are the copyrighted works of Rintaki Anime Club Society © 2009. All rights reserved. No portion of this newsletter may be reproduced, in whole or in part without the written consent of the publisher. ■ Other content subject to copyright may be the property of their respective owners. The names of actual companies, products mentioned herein and/or third party trademark, trade names and logos contained herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. ■ Any Materials sent to Rintaki Anime Club Society becomes our property.

Journalists Wanted We would like to let everyone know that the newsletter will continue, however it would be a lot easier with help from members. We will add this incentive: any member that contributes as a regular journalist will be given 50 points a month including any points for articles included in the newsletter. With that said, break out the pen and paper and join the newsletter team!

Rintaki Anime Club Society Web: rintaki.squarespace.com e-mail: rintaki.animeclub@yahoo.com

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