Watch the Zero Escape 3 and other announcements Aksys made at Anime Expo.
Watch the Zero Escape 3 and other announcements Aksys made at Anime Expo.
Looking forward to After War Gundam X.
RightStuf held its industry panel at Anime Expo on Friday in the wake of its recent and extensive site relaunch, and did not disappoint in terms of announcements, with new sescuesries, re and the confirmation of its first Blu-Ray disc releases.
First, RightStuf's Nozomi Entertainment will release the following series beginning this and next year:
Second, the publisher announced that it would release its first Blu-Ray titles after years of fan demand with the first Mobile Suit Gundam series and Revolutionary Girl Utena getting the Blu-Ray treatment. However, the publisher has since confirmed that the Gundam Blu-Ray release will still exclude the infamous "Cucuruz Doan's Island" episoode that was excised in previous US home video releases of the series.
Finally, the publisher confirmed more Gundam series slated for home video releases in the future:
On the heels of the announcement that Viz's Haikasoru label will publish Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes, a space-opera based on 19th century Prussian conflicts that inspired a huge body of anime between 1988 and 2000, including 110 OVA episodes and 52 side-story OVA episodes Sentai Filmworks announced at Anime Expo that they have licensed the cult anime!
Along with this,Sentai Filmworks licensed When They Cry (aka Higurashi ga Naku Koro ni), the anime adaptation of 07thExpansion's rural horror/mystery doujin visual novel series'
When They Cry was originally acquired by Geneon. FUNimation acquired the distribution license to the show with the other Geneon titles in 2008 after Geneon ceased to distribute titles in North America, but subsquently let the properly lapse.
Following the anthology novel book published by Fujimi Shobou in January, an art exhibition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hajime Kanzaka's long-running light novel series Slayers will be held at Art Gallery GoFa in Aoyama, Tokyo, from July 11 to August 30. It will focus on the works by the series' official illustrator, 49-year-old Rui Araizumi, displaying his original and copied arts and offering special collaboration menu at its cafe.
The exhibition will be divided into three periods: 1st stage (July11-26), 2nd stage (July 28-August 9), 3rd stage (August 11-30). Some of the items will be changed for each periods. On July 19, Araizumi will appear on a talk show with the novel author Kanzaka, and advance tickets for it are already sold out.
The first volume of the Slayers series was published in January 1990. So far it has 50 volumes in total
(original series: 15 volumes, Special series: 30 volumes, the ongoing Smash. series: five volumes), and
its total print has reached over 18 million copies.
Main visual for the exhibition
The cover of the 25th anniversary anthology novel book
Source: press release
The 10th edition of Comp Ace's irregularly published TYPE-MOON spinoff hit Japan on July 1st with news about various multi-media projects inspired by the Fate/stay night visual novel creator.
Illustrator/co-founder Takashi Takeuchi offered a look at Return to Avalon, a combination art book and travelogue of his trip to Saber's British homeland.
And speaking of Fate/ the latest on the Heaven's Feel anime movie
It also updated the plans for long anticipated remake of vampire vidual novel Tsukihime, which is actively being worked on, but which still has no release date. The center of action is being moved close to Tokyo and in addition to updating the designs for the existing cast new characters will be introduced, particularly related to protagonist Shiki Tohno's school.
Like most of Bandai Namco's other upcoming titles, Project X Zone 2 got a Japan Expo trailer this week. That's the good news. Unfortunately, the strategy-RPG sequel also got slapped with a delay, pushing its western release back from fall 2015 to early 2016.
Dig into the lengthy "Crossing Paths" trailer below.
Project X Zone 2 hits Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 12.
Before it was an anime, Legend of the Galactic Heroes started off as a series of science fiction novels by Yoshiki Tanaka. During Viz Media's Anime Expo 2015 panel, the company announced plans to bring the novels to North America.
Right now they have the first three scheduled, but they'll need fan support to get all ten out there.
Update: Volume 1 is set for March 8, 2016.
LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROS v1: DAWN—March 8, 2016.— Haikasoru (@Haikasoru) July 2, 2015
LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES v2, Ambition, and v3 Endurance, will also appear in 2016. We're going to binge-publish!— Haikasoru (@Haikasoru) July 2, 2015
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven will have two new playable characters.
You might use GURPS to play a fantasy campaign, then try a cyberpunk campaign, then switch to superheroes next. Or you might just have a wizard with a machine gun alongside a psi-mutant cyborg on a Sherman tank. That’s the power of GURPS.
This weekend's events, such as Paris' Japan Expo, are offering a look at BONES' new original anime Concrete Revolutio Chojin Genso. Fullmetal Alchemist and Un-Go director/writer collaborators Seiji Mizushima and Sho Aikawa are back at the studio for the project, set to be broadcast for two cours starting fall and stream on Daisuki. Kaito Ishikawa, Sumire Uesaka and Aki Toyosaki voice the leads in superheroes in "Apotheosis" era Tokyo.
Fans of Miho Obana's classic shōjo manga, Kodomo no Omocha (Kodocha for short) are in for a treat, because the September issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine will feature a new original Kodocha story, the first to appear in Ribon in 17 years.
Kodomo no Omocha features the adventures of a hyper-energetic child-actress named Sana as she grows up and falls in love. Kodomo no Omocha originally ran in Ribon magazine from 1994 until 1998. Tokyopop published the manga in English from 2002 to 2006, but the license has lapsed and this version is now out-of-print.
The September issue of Ribon goes on sale on August 03, 2015.
Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.
North American anime distributor FUNimation has announced that they will simulcasting 20 anime this summer, and named 18 of the planned titles.
Broadcast Dubs plans will be announced at a later date.
Head’s up! Crunchyroll is bringing Miki Yoshikawa, creator of the Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches manga, to Anime Expo 2015! Read on for all the details about her special guest appearance below!
Photo by Takahiro Kagawa
Miki Yoshikawa is a Japanese manga author and artist most known for her work on Yamada-Kun. Yoshikawa made her pro manga debut in 2003 with Glory Days, a one-shot in Kodansha’s Magazine Special. After a stint as an assistant for Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), she published another one-shot, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, in Shonen Magazine Wonder in 2005. Thanks to its deft comedic touch, Yankee-kun went on to become first a short series and then later Yoshikawa’s first long-running series in Weekly Shonen Magazine. It was adapted into a live-action drama in 2010-11.
Yoshikawa’s current and best known work is Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, which started serialization in 2012 and has since sold more than 3 million copies. The manga is currently published by Kodansha Comics in the U.S. It's been adapted into a live-action drama in 2013, and a TV anime in 2015. Both the anime and the manga are currently streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll, where it is one of the site’s most popular titles in both formats.
MIKI YOSHIKAWA'S ANIME EXPO SCHEDULE:
Friday, July 3rd: 3PM-3:30PM - Interview and Q&A on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)!
Friday, July 3rd: 3:30PM-4:30PM - Live drawing on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)!
Saturday, July 4th: 12:15PM-1:15PM - Miki Yoshikawa Panel in panel room LP5 (409AB)!
Saturday, July 4th: 1:45PM-2:45PM - Autograph session in Kentia Hall!
In addition, Kodansha Comics will release a special Yamada-kun app, containing the manga and special messages from Yoshikawa to her English-language fans, in time with her appearance at Anime Expo. Details on the app, which will be produced by Kodansha Advanced Media, will be released closer to the event. Stay tuned at kodanshacomics.com.
Crunchyroll will be handing out EXCLUSIVE Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches posters at the Crunchyroll booth all weekend. These posters have an original Yamada-kun drawing done by Miki Yoshikawa and you'll need one (or a shikishi from Kodansha) in order to enter the autograph signing, so make sure you stop by our booth (#1001)!
We are looking forward to making Miki Yoshikawa's first time at Anime Expo the best, see you all there!
Toei announced today that the movie edition of the ongoing PreCure TV series Go! Princess PreCure will be released in Japan on October 31 as a three-part film for the first time in the franchise. Back in 2008, Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!: Happy Birthday in the Sweets Kingdom was released with five-minute short "Cho Tanpen PreCure Allstars GoGo Dream Live." The 12th TV series has been aired in Japan since February 2015, and has been highly acclaimed by critics and the fans.
While its main part "Pumpkin Oukoku no Takaramono (The Treasure of the Pumpkin Kingdom) will be drawn with traditional cell look 2D animation, other two shorts, "PreCure to Refi no Wonder Night!" (PreCure and Refi's Wonder Night!) and "Cure Flora to Itazura Kagami" (Cure Flora and the Trick Mirror) will be CG animated. The first full CG PreCure film was the 12-minute short PreCure Allstars DX 3D Theater released in 2011.
"Pumpkin Oukoku no Takaramono" will feature the four PreCure girls from Go! Princess PreCure trying
to rescue a princess who is held captive. "PreCure to Refi no Wonder Night!" is set in the Night Kingdom
lost its daytime, the PreCure team fight to take the daytime back alongside the princess Refi. "Cure
Flora to Itazura Kagami" will be a dialog-less story featuring Cure Flora and a mischievous ghost in a
mirror. Since the film will be released around the season of Halloween, the stories of all three will have
some elements of Halloween in them.
Advance tickets with a two-color (pink or blue) "Princess Elegant Pouch" will be available at theaters
across Japan from July 18.
© 2015 Movie Go! Princess PreCure Production Committee
I remember Shad being interested in this.
Rice Digital will also offer the El Psy Kongroo Edition of the game.
Oh, and Ryu and Roy and Lucas weren't added based on fan votes.
It was announced at the advance screening event in Ikebukuro yesterday that 78-year-old voice actress Masako Nozawa will make a guest appearance as herself in the first episode of the summer 2015 TV anime Sore ga Seiyu!/Seiyu's Life!. In the talk show after the screening, her advice as a voice actress to the three main cast: Rie Takahashi (Futaba Ichinose), Marika Kouno (Rin Konaha), and Yuki Nagaku (Ichigo Moesaki), was introdued on the stage.
The TV anime is based on the collaborative four-panel doujin manga work by anime voice actress Masumi Asano (story) and author of Hayate no Gotoku/Hayate the combat butler, Kenjiro Hata (art). The story centers on three young anime voice actresses, telling their everyday life in the Japanese anime voice acting industry. Nozawa is expected to appear as the veteran actress they have respected. It will premiere on Tokyo MX at 23:00 on July 7, at 27:00 on MBS on the same day, then at 24:30 on BS Fuji on July 7.
Nozawa, who has over fifty-year career as an anime voice actress, is best known as Son Goku in
Toei Animation's long-running Dragon Ball anime series, and is set to play the character (and his sons,
Gohan and Goten as well) one more time in the latest TV anime Dragon Ball Super.
"Sore ga Seiyu!" latest CMs
"TV News" edition
"TV Shopping" edition
"Drgaon Ball Super" latest official trailer narrated by Masako Nozawa
via: Comic Natalie
Kate might actually agree with SOME of the Ideal 2D Bridegroom Ranking,
Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp today announced the result of its latest survey targeting male and female Japanese otaku who were the users of its free market app Otamart. The question was "Who is your ideal bride/bridegroom?" It was conducted with 2,122 females and 431 males between June 8 and 14. 10.3% of them were under the age of 15, 57.9% were between 15 and 19, 27.6% were in their 20s, 3.1% were in 30s, 1.9% were in 40s, 0.1% were over 50. Check the top 10 rankings below.
Ideal 2D Bride Ranking Top 10
1. Hanayo Koizumi (Love Live!)
2. Nozomi Tojo (Love Live!)
3. Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!)
4. Nico Yazawa (Love Live!)
5. Kotori Minami (Love Live!)
5. Eri Ayase (Love Live!)
7. Haruka Nanami (Uta no Prince-sama)
7. Maki Nishikino (Love Live!)
9. Umi Sonoda (Love Live!)
10. Chizuru Yukimura (Hakuouki)
Ideal 2D Bridegroom Ranking Top 10
1. Makoto Tachibana (Free!)
2. Yasutomo Arakita (Yowamushi Pedal)
3. Syo Kurusu (Uta no Prince-sama)
4. Tokiya Ichinose (Uta no Prince-sama)
5. Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
6. Reiji Kotobuki (Uta no Prince-sama)
7. Ai Mikaze (Uta no Prince-sama)
8. Masato Hijirikawa (Uta no Prince-sama)
9. Ranmaru Kurosaki (Uta no Prince-sama)
10. Seijuro Akashi (Kuroko's Basketball)
10. Koushi Sugawara (Haikyu!!)
Ideal 3D Bride Ranking Top 10
1. Kana Hanazawa
2. Miyuki Sawashiro
3. Nana Mizuki
4. Suzuko Mimori
5. Hiro Shimono (it is no mistake)
6. Maaya Sakamoto
7. Yoshino Nanjo
8. Rie Kugimiya
9. Sora Amamiya
10. Aya Uchida
Ideal 3D Bridegroom Ranking Top 10
1. Mamoru Miyano
2. Hiro Shimono
3. Tatsuhisa Suzuki
4. Yuuki Kaji
5. Hiroshi Kamiya
6. Shouta Aoi
7. Daisuke Ono
8. Nobunaga Shimazaki
9. Kenichi Suzumura
10. Hiroki Yasumoto
Source: press release
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is out now in Japan, so Atlus went ahead and uploaded its opening movie. See the cheery dance animation that kicks off the PS Vita rhythm game below.
A North American release is set to follow this fall.
Crunchyroll announced plans to simulcast the second arc of the Durarara!! X2 anime, which is set to broadcast every Saturday starting July 4 at 9:30am Pacific Time.
Durarara!! X2 The Second Arc will be available to Crunchyroll members in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Ikebukuro, a city teeming with the most peculiar characters and the twisted schemes they indulge in—. In the aftermath of the assault against the information broker, signs of new disorder begin to develop like ripples across the water. Holding his own ideals, the young man who gains the powers of both the “Dollars” and the “Blue Squares” treads the path to total annihilation. Someone struggles to save their best friend while a psychopath creeps up on a popular idol. Slowly but surely a new threat gains power within the city’s shadows…
Paths cross and trouble brews as the plot thickens in this complicated web of conspiracies—.