Heaven's Memo Pad/Kami-sama no Memo-chō


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###Heaven’s Memo Pad/Kami-sama no Memo-chō

Genres: comedy, drama, mystery, psychological
Themes: conspiracy, crime, detective, drug smuggling, gangs, NEET, NEET detectives, secret agents, yakuza
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2011-07-02 to 2011-09-23

Plot Summary: Narumi Fujishima is an ordinary high school boy who remains isolated from his fellow classmates. One afternoon fellow classmate Ayaka Shinozaki invites Narumi to join the gardening club and introduces him to a reclusive detective named Alice. Alice hires Narumi as an assistant and puts him to work solving the strange mysteries of Angel fix, an illegal drug. Little does he know it could put him and Ayaka in serious trouble.

ANN Info Page
####Watch on the Anime Network Online Player


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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES LICENSE OF HEAVEN’S MEMO PAD

Houston, TX, July 22, 2011: Sentai Filmworks announced today their acquisition of Heaven’s Memo Pad, the amazing new series which merges an exploration of the growing phenomenon of social dropouts in Japan with a high school detective series. Based on the highly successful series of light novels by Hikaru Sugii, Heaven’s Memo Pad is directed by Katushi Sakurabi (Gunparade March, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) using character designs by Keichi Sano based upon originals by Mel Kishida and script supervision by Seishi Minakami (Paprika, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue.)

Narumi Fujishima is NOT your typical high school student; he’s never really fit in and has been becoming increasingly more isolated from his fellow classmates. But he’s not alone, and when Ayaka, the sole member of the Gardening Club, introduces him to the reclusive girl who lives above the Ramen shop, Narumi enters a whole new secret world. Alice is a NEET, someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training, but as Narumi quickly discovers, that doesn’t mean that she does nothing all day. In between tending to her small army of stuffed bears, Alice is an expert hacker and… has skills that suddenly become vital to Narumi when a new illegal narcotic invades his school and takes away someone important to him. Now it’s a deadly race as the strange but elite team of oddball associates that Alice assembles from her NEET acquaintances races to locate and destroy the source of the deadly drug. And in the middle of it all, Narumi will find his life changing forever in Heaven’s Memo Pad!

Digital distribution of Heaven’s Memo Pad will begin through The Anime Network on Sunday, July 31, with a home video release of the 12 episodes to follow next year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, Canaan and Angel Beats. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.


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This actually looks pretty interesting, and JC Staff, SOLD!. I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with at least two of these pick ups. I can’t wait for them to start.

It’s pretty interesting that they’re already saying this will be subtitled for it’s DVD release.


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Ahem…
PLEASE ADD THIS AND CROISEE to HULU ALSO TAN, I REALLY WANT TO WATCH THESE.

Heaven’s Memo Pad is a bit dumb of a name to be honest, prefer God’s Notebook.


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[quote=dragonrider_cody]
This actually looks pretty interesting, and JC Staff, SOLD!. I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with at least two of these pick ups. I can’t wait for them to start.

It’s pretty interesting that they’re already saying this will be subtitled for it’s DVD release.[/quote]

Yeah two of them look great.

I think for right now unless the streaming numbers are great none of the three will get a Dub or Blu-ray.


#6

One more thing really kind of wish they’d gone with God’s Notebook for the title, but that is a minor gripe.


#7

Appears while Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth will be free to registered users this and Bobbleheads playing Basketball will be only the first two episodes free. If things are as the normally are that is.

If anyone is wondering why it says I edited your post I was changing the titles to reflect (Coming to The Anime Network on Sunday, July 31st)


#8

This looks interesting.

I also have to admit to having a soft spot for teddy bears as I still have my first one.


#9

This seems like it could be fun. I’m glad (basically) everything that sounds interesting to me this season is getting simulcasted/licensed.


#10

The story sounds interesting I can’t wait to watch it.


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Heaven-s-Memo-Pad/The-Two-or-Three-Things-I-know-About-Her/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

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WOW! I have to say this isn’t really what I was expecting, but I’m really enjoying it. Some parts of the episode recalled Welcome to The NHK, and the darker tones toward the end made me think of Hell Girl and Shigofumi, especially when the girl was confronted in the end.

I also didn’t realize the episodes were double length (48 minutes). I actually think this is my first experience with an anime with episodes this long, outside of an OVA series. I also thought the end theme was hoot! Colorado Bulldog? LOL

I’m definitely looking forward to more!


#13

Only the first episode is double length.

After re-watching the second episode, I don’t think I like the glorification of NEETs that seems prevalent in the first half, but it’s saved by a solid conclusion.


#14
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Heaven-s-Memo-Pad/You-and-the-Travel-Bag/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

#15

Think I’m going to wait to this weekend to start watching since not a lot on TV need something to keep me busy else I want to sleep.


#16

I was wondering if just the first episode was double length. That’s pretty common in American TV, but not so much in Japan. I will probably check out episode two tomorrow.


#17
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Heaven-s-Memo-Pad/What-I-Can-Do-For-Those-Two/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

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You gotta love these rapid catchups to the Japanese! :slight_smile:


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Heaven-s-Memo-Pad/A-Full-Account-on-Hanamarus-Soup/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]

#20

Now that all 3 simulcast are through their catch-up stage, time to post my impressions.

Eps. 1-4

I wasn’t sure I’d actually like this one before it started.
The fact that it was a detective series was big turn-off for me, as well the complete contradiction of being a NEET detective.

That being said though, I have to say, I’m actually really liking this one.
I also have to agree with Cody (yet again) that it has a similar tone to, and very reminscient of, Shigofumi, which I also really enjoyed.

I’m looking forward to see how all this plays out.