News of the Day – 24/05/18 | Märchen Mädchen’s Ending Delayed Further

Märchen Mädchen Finale Sees Further Delays

The 11th and 12th episodes that are set to conclude the anime series have been delayed to this December. Also, BD volumes 3 – 6 are delayed as well in order to improve animation quality. The release window is now as follow:

  • Volume 3: August 29
  • Volume 4: September 28
  • Volume 5: October 31
  • Volume 6: January 30 (Of next year)

Source: Official Website (Link 1 and Link 2) and Article Image: Official Website

Extraterrestial Children Anime Announced

A new anime by Dennou Coil’s Mitsuo Iso has been announced under the title Chikyugai Shonen Shojo. It’s about a future where A.I. and space travel are common place and a group of youth needing to overcome a crisis while stranded on a space station.

Source: Comic Natalie

SAO Film Added to Hulu

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale is streaming on Hulu in both original Japanese with subtitles as well as its English dub.

Source: Hulu

Boruto is Popular

Sounds like a strange title but with the new series navigating new waters and the fanbase being divided over its worth many have probably wondered just how well or bad Boruto has been doing. Turns out, quite good. Despite not having home video sales outside of Japan yet, Boruto came in 3rd as the series bringing in the most sales for TV Tokyo for the period of March 2017 to March 2018. It also came in 5th for gross profits.

Here is the full list of the top 5 series:

Sales:

  1. Naruto
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh!
  3. Boruto
  4. Gintama
  5. Pokémon

Gross Profits:

  1. Naruto
  2. Pokémon
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh!
  4. Gintama
  5. Boruto

This is interesting in that it indicates the franchise has maintained its popularity in spite of the main series ending and the new manga being released at a slower pace. It also vindicates, I believe, my earlier claim that Naruto has defended its position amongst the new Big 3 even as the series shifted to a new generation.

Source: Spiraling Sphere

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