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Jun 11, 2013 4:25 AM

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Otome visual novel producer Otomate and its parent producer IDEA FACTORY, announced in a fan event, Otomate Party 2013, that the otome visual novel "Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden," will get an anime adaptation. The visual novel, with Tei Dai's characters design and Nobuo Uematsu's music, shipped for PSP on May 24, 2012, and the following is the synopsis:

The Juuza. That is the name given to those of the 13th Zodiac: the cat people. Seen as a vulgar and contemptuous race, they live a life of seclusion away from human eyes. However, as the end of the Han Dynasty draws near, the rise of the Yellow Scarves has thrown the land of the Three Kingdoms into turmoil. As armies converge, a young Juuza woman named Kan'u and her village are forced out of their peaceful lives as Sousou and his punitive force press their way into the village.

Source: PV of Juuza Engi

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Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden - Gaiden Youzhou Genya on MAL
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Soundtrack on the website is nice. Characters have lovely eyes. Age period is my thing. Will probably watch.
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More bishies are always welcome!! ^_^
 
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Another Otome title gets an anime adaptation? Wow it's good to be a female otaku this year. Many studios suddenly decide to cater to female market all at once. Maybe female audience is where the industry's growth will be; and male's total dominance in anime is coming to an end?!
 
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Male and female anime otaku buying and supporting power are equal since loooong ago.
 
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Many studios suddenly decide to cater to female market all at once. Maybe female audience is where the industry's growth will be; and male's total dominance in anime is coming to an end?!
Not sure about the answer to your speculation. However, the buying pattern of the female fans may be quite different from the male side. For example KyoAni decides to release the official guidebook for "Free!" at the same day when the anime starts airing, much earlier than the usual time when an official anime guidebook is released. It may be to help the female fans to study the characters to help them create fan-art and fan-fic that would not veer too much away from the official design (e.g. personality, hobbies, fashion taste, relationship etc), and KyoAni may deem such fan participation to be particularly important for promotion of this anime.
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Another otome game? If they really want to please the girls, I'd rather have something more serious or josei than this kind of things... I'll watch it only if I'll like the seiyuu cast è.é
 
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Jun 11, 2013 4:59 AM

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Hm, certainly looks interesting enough. I'll keep my eye on it.
 
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Let's just hope this one won't be treated as Hiiro no Kakera was treated before.

Speaking of beautiful soundtrack where Nobuo Uematsu contributed, NORN9 ♥

However I guess the major news at Otomate Party was K getting an otome game, no?
 
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Not sure about the answer to your speculation. However, the buying pattern of the female fans may be quite different from the male side. For example KyoAni decides to release the official guidebook for "Free!" at the same day when the anime starts airing, much earlier than the usual time when an official anime guidebook is released. It may be to help the female fans to study the characters to help them create fan-art and fan-fic that would not veer too much away from the official design (e.g. personality, hobbies, fashion taste, relationship etc), and KyoAni may deem such fan participation to be particularly important for promotion of this anime.

Pretty smart on the guidebook for Free! Social networking has been good to increase awareness and popularity for an anime. In addition, female fans are highly enthused in making fan-arts, fan-fics and such. Thus, we can expect the explosion of Free!'s images everywhere

My speculation is the feeling I have seeing bits and pieces in the industry moving in one direction. The gap between male and female buying power is definitely closing even in blu-ray side as evident by the current successes of female's catered anime.
 
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Woow.

So many Otome Visual novels getting animated.

I actually like that more Anime for girls is being made. I think guys instead of complaning everytime there comes something should learn how to deal with adaption for the other gender. I´ll say after the announcement of Free! which isn´t shoujo but have Bishies certainly was bad.

Beside Character design is good and the Music on the website is really beautiful ^_^
 
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Speaking of beautiful soundtrack where Nobuo Uematsu contributed, NORN9 ♥


To add, character designer of NORN9 is the same for Jyuzaengi.
 
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Woow.

So many Otome Visual novels getting animated.

I actually like that more Anime for girls is being made. I think guys instead of complaning everytime there comes something should learn how to deal with adaption for the other gender. I´ll say after the announcement of Free! which isn´t shoujo but have Bishies certainly was bad.


That reaction to Free!, was actually by people with homophobia... not really from the more tolerant guys.

It is a good sign to see that the imbalance between male and female orientated anime per season is getting smaller... However, I think the actual reason why there isn't that many anime aimed specifically at females right now and in the past, is because it is more risky to do so, as many shoujo manga and otome game adaptations have not done very well. There are some exceptions such as UtaPri, but that one already had an established fanbase from the games.
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I kinda don't understand myself anymore...Before, I'd be glad to check out such anime which have reverse harem genre or which have many bishies...But lately, as soon as i see that the male lead is a bishounen in an anime or a manga, expect me that I won't even try a single episode or chapter of it...Seeing that many Otome Visual Novels are going to have an anime adaptation, it doesn't really interest nor excite me...It's probably because of certain shoujo manga that made me not like bishounen characters anymore...
 
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Another otome game, uhm... Let's see :/
 
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Otome adaptions are always welcome on my list<3
 
Jun 11, 2013 6:00 AM

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Interesting... Ishida-san, SuzuKen, Nobu, etc.!

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Nobuo Uematsu's music

Wow, more interesting!
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Jun 11, 2013 6:04 AM

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Another otome game...damn, is the female otaku on the rise I presume or the opposite?
 
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The art won't be as awesome in an anime, but I'm still looking forward to it~
 
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Having more anime that caters to the female audience is a good thing, but it doesn't help that I find pretty much all otome adaptations to be fucking horrible.
 
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If I read it correctly on Twitter, Maon Kurosaki did some theme song for the game.
I'm not sure if this is the sort of series I'd enjoy though.
 
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I'm conflicted. I want more otome anime and otome games to get popular but at the same time the adaptations sometimes make me want to cry.
But still, there is something that comes to mind. Hiiro no Kakera, Arcana Famiglia and AMNESIA all sold/selling very poorly so I thought that no more otoge would be animated because of the poor reception.
But, no, Diabolik Lovers was announced and now Juuza Engi.
So, I think that even if the anime don't sell well, they boost the sales of the games?
Which is a good thing because the games are great!

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Having more anime that caters to the female audience is a good thing, but it doesn't help that I find pretty much all otome adaptations to be fucking horrible.


Took the words right out of my mouth. The only otoge anime I really like were UtaPri, La Corda D'oro and Hakuoki.
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Loved the game, but this will probably turn into a horrible anime, like all the other otome game adaptions... :(
 
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Finished watching bits of the preview and this is not my type of anime tbh.
 
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I'm happy that studios give a chance for more anime targeted at the female fanbase but all of the otome adaptations have been very bad. Visual Novel adaptations in general don't tend to be good.

Even UtaPri as an adaptation is bad since nearly all of the content is anime-original (Haruka is a decent heroine in the games and doesn't do so many stupid things e.g in Syo's episode this season) but it works because it maintains the comedy.

And why this otome in particular? Even if it gets butchered, I would love Clock Zero having an anime. Or the recent Norn9 which has an interesting story although it's the type of story where you get the plot after you play most of the routes.
 
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I'm happy that studios give a chance for more anime targeted at the female fanbase but all of the otome adaptations have been very bad. Visual Novel adaptations in general don't tend to be good.


Agreed.

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Even UtaPri as an adaptation is bad since nearly all of the content is anime-original (Haruka is a decent heroine in the games and doesn't do so many stupid things e.g in Syo's episode this season) but it works because it maintains the comedy.


I agree with this as well. And yes, studios/people have a tendency to butcher good/respectable heroines.

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And why this otome in particular? Even if it gets butchered, I would love Clock Zero having an anime. Or the recent Norn9 which has an interesting story although it's the type of story where you get the plot after you play most of the routes.


Norn9 was JUST released so it's probably too early for that one. Clock Zero on the other hand...same reason why Wand of Fortune didn't get an anime either?
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Wow after Diabolik Lovers, we now have Jyuuzaengi. Not really a fan of period themes but becaause it is otome I'm still looking forward to it. I love otome games having adaptations but I can't help but to lower my expectations for these. i'm still not losing hope though, I'm still waiting for a good otomege adaptation.
 
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Another otome game? If they really want to please the girls, I'd rather have something more serious or josei than this kind of things... I'll watch it only if I'll like the seiyuu cast è.é

Well, "josei" includes a wide range of ages, but apparently, there are many women in their twenties (making up the majority with nearly 50%) and even some in their thirties playing otoge as well :O

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And why this otome in particular? Even if it gets butchered, I would love Clock Zero having an anime. Or the recent Norn9 which has an interesting story although it's the type of story where you get the plot after you play most of the routes.

That'd be interesting, I have especially high expectations for the latter. Of course there's teita's art too, but I think having multiple heroines would translate better into an anime than to go with just one.
 
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http://myanimelist.net/forum/?action=search&q=otome&u=&uloc=1&loc=15
Six entries for Otome anime adaptions this year. This is getting pretty interesting, isn't it?
 
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Cat people @_@ must resist instant urge to watch

If you really want to fit in, just put Legend of the Galactic Heroes in your top 5 and have it be the only 10-rated anime in your list.
 
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Reminds me of Saiunkoku Monogatari. Anime set in this psuedo-ancient China period is my thing :) The characters don't look too bishie-y and the music sets a good mood. I'll definitely be trying it out. But please, PLEASE don't make the female lead a mindless dunce. That's all I ask for :'|
 
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Reminds me of Saiunkoku Monogatari. Anime set in this psuedo-ancient China period is my thing :) The characters don't look too bishie-y and the music sets a good mood. I'll definitely be trying it out. But please, PLEASE don't make the female lead a mindless dunce. That's all I ask for :'|


Well, Kanu is not a dunce, she's actually pretty decent and prettier than your usual otome heroine. But it depends on how they portray her in the anime...look at what they reduced Felicita from Arcana to.
I'm praying that Production I.G does this anime. I hope.
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Uwah, who are the seiyuus? I can't read kanji T_T

I'm in, of course. Need to buy psp soon :( Anyone knows if I need ntsc-j system one? Or regular from other country will be okay as well?
 
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I wish they would release more in the US so I could have a collection >(^x^ )<
 
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Just don't make this suck like most of the other otome games adaptions ; u ;
 
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Uwah, who are the seiyuus? I can't read kanji T_T

I'm in, of course. Need to buy psp soon :( Anyone knows if I need ntsc-j system one? Or regular from other country will be okay as well?


Seiyuus of the original game:
Liu Bei : Ishida Akira
Zhang Fei : Nobuhiko Okamoto
Zhao Yun : Suzumura Kenichi
Cao Cao : Toriumi Kousuke
Xiahou Dun : Suzuki Tatsuhisa
Zhang Liao : Yusa Kouji

Also, PSP games are region free so you don't need to buy a specific region one.
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Yeeeeeeesssssssss another otome game gets an anime adaption!!!
Finally they understood that girls deserve more bishounen anime!!!!\(^o^)/
 
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Well, Kanu is not a dunce, she's actually pretty decent and prettier than your usual otome heroine. But it depends on how they portray her in the anime...look at what they reduced Felicita from Arcana to.
I'm praying that Production I.G does this anime. I hope.


I'm glad that's not the case in the game, but you're right, they can screw up her character in an instant for the anime. I'm hoping they've learned from their mistakes and won't do that this time. No one wants to watch a dull, lifeless heroine. Felicita was just wrong... and don't get me started on the one from Amnesia!

Heroines should be strong, like Shuurei from SaiMono... ♥ :3
 
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Otome adapations can get pretty painful though.
I just have to sit there and tell myself that we in there for the bishies.
 
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The art looks pleasing and the kemonomimi mc, will watch it.
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Why can't we have a normal shōjo or josei anime for a change? Why does this stuff sell so much better? I'm a girl; I don't mind bishies, or BL undertones. I should be able to understand it but I really don't. Shows like UtaPri or Amnesia just make me cringe with embarrassment.


UtaPri makes it up with the comedy and the really sweet moments with some of the characters. But yeah, Amnesia is just plain bad. The game was amazing, but they decided to butcher the story and it ended up as shit.

Otoge are just really popular with female otaku, which is why they sell better and are more towards anime adaptations than shoujo/josei manga are (this is what I think).

Anyways, this sounds good so I'll definitely give it a watch. Praying that it won't turn into a shitty OVA series like KuroKin.
 
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Awesome, can't wait to see how this turns out.
 
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I'll give it a shot. Otome adaptations are definitely a mixed bag but I'm always happy when anything gets made for females out there.

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Ummm...Chinese zodiac, hatred against cats, and Yellow Scarves? Do I smell a cross between Fruits Basket and Durarara?
 
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paean said:
Why can't we have a normal shōjo or josei anime for a change? Why does this stuff sell so much better? I'm a girl; I don't mind bishies, or BL undertones. I should be able to understand it but I really don't. Shows like UtaPri or Amnesia just make me cringe with embarrassment.


Otome games are just really shoujo/josei in visual novel format most of them do have great storyline its just the adaptation sucks.
 
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Yay! The game's pretty good. Gonna watch.
 
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Seems relatively interesting.




 
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great... another one x__x
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I think I might watch this, just for Nobuo Uematsu's music X) Such a great composer.
 
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