So I was following Steven’s non-link to an article over at Anime News Service about a 40-minute OVA to be released on the web, done entirely in (probable) Engrish.Â It involves a 20-something catgirl who can triple-wield weapons using her tail.Â But scrolling down past that, I caught sight of the following report
First announced via ANS July 31st, based on the shounen / comedy manga by Takeshi Fujishiro, serialized in Shounen GanGan magazine, animation studio Feel will adapt Nagasarete Airantou to an animation TV series in Japan. Debut is expected in April on TV Tokyo. Confirmed staff now includes Director Hideki Okamoto (Iketeru Futari, Zipang), Character Designer Naoto Hosoda (Shuffle!, Jinki:Extend) and Script by Mamiko Ikeda (Fruits Basket, Gravitation). The 26 episode series will follow the story of a 14 year old boy runaway who stows away onboard a ship. After falling into the ocean and being being caught up in a storm he finds himself washed ashore the remote island of Airantou. The only inhabitants of the island are teen girls who have never seen a boy. The official website at www.starchild.co.jp/special/airantou/ launches November 22nd.
I guess I used up all my inventive humor last night.Â There’s just nothing adequateÂ I canÂ sayÂ about that kind of a set up.
Anyone else remember the old Bud Light commercial (from about 20 years ago?) with the two astronauts stranded withÂ a broken-down spaceship?Â One’s sitting by the airlock looking glum when the bushes rustle. “Frank?Â I told you to go find some….help?” As Frank is tossed out of the bushes, several busty, spear-and-beer toting amazons step out as well, dressed in glittering… uh, swimsuits.Â Frank’s got a lot of lipstick on him.Â “Wellllllllll….”Â Cue the narrator, then cut back to the formerly glum spaceman talking to the leader of the Space Amazons.Â “So, there’s nothing here to drink but Bud Light,Â we’re the only men on the planet, and we can NEVER leave.”
“Correct.” says the Space Amazon.
“Ah.. we can live with that.”
Maybe it’s just me, but I always thought they were idiots for not trying to find out WHY they were the only men on the planet.Â Did the Amazons go all praying mantis on their mates?Â Â And how’d they get the beer franchise?
Proof positive that I think too much, isn’t it?Â Anyway, this absurd setup reminds me of that commercial.