So, Clannad is indeed getting its sequel with the After Story being animated. Never doubt the power of fanboys and Kyoani. The format for the After Story is unknown right now, but a twelve to thirteen episode season is most likely. I enjoyed Clannad enough and everybody does say After Story is the best part, so I’ll have to check it out. What I’m wondering now is, when the hell is Kyoani going to do Haruhi 2? Was that ever confirmed for summer?

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The Gurren-Lagann movie will be in September. Having just finished watching DVD episode 27 - no ghosting makes for fuckawesome animation - I’m very excited about this. Still no idea what the plot is. Could be sidestory, alternate universe, lovelove highschool romance, or all three knowing Gainax.

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Madhouse will be doing a remake of the seventies series Casshern. I’m really starting to like Madhouse as a studio and am hoping they can reinvent Casshern into something incredibly badass, much like Bones’s reinvention of Skull Man.

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Speaking of Bones, they unveiled their new mecha series, Bounen no Xamdou. Getting some very big Eureka 7 vibes here, along with some King Gainer vibes. I could never actually watch Eureka 7, started too slow and Renton is an annoying protagonist, but I’ll keep an eye on this when it comes out.

There was other TAF news today that isn’t relevant to my interests, so check out Moetron for more complete coverage.