Kicking off this news roundup with one of my favorite manga authors, Takako Shimura, is having her work Blue Flower made into an anime. The story follows two girls who were friends as kids, but one moved away, effectively putting an end to their relationship. But, as all good stories go, the two girls bump into each other when they're on their way to high school, and their friendship reunites. It's a great read, but Hourou Musuko still tops my list as favorite Takako Shimura work.
Next up is White Album, which has been renewed for a second season, according to the show's website. I've been bad about watching the latest series from Japan, but White Album, along with Toradora and Casshern Sins have been at the top of my to-watch list, from peoples' recommendations and curiosity. I'd love to see how a relationship between an idol and a college man turns out.
Lastly is the new cast list for Fullmetal Alchemist. I'm horrible at reading names, so Canned Dogs have the translations. Most of the cast has been changed, save for Ed, Al, Armstrong, Maes, and King Bradley. I can't say much, as I lack seiyuu knowledge, but from the comments over at CD, it doesn't look like too bad of a change up.
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