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24 May 18:26

Meet The Bishonen New Assassin In Latest "Fate/Grand Order" Promo

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 Aniplex of America has posted their second localized character servants promos for Fate/Grand Order (or reposted, since it was briefly online over the weekend). This time it's Assassin, designed by Nakahara and voiced by Mamoru Miyano. And, if you have a deep familarity with Fate/, you'll recognize him as the Beserker from Fate/Prtotype Fragments of Blue and Silver  a reiminaged version of Kinoko Nasu's original plan for Fate/stay night, written by Hikaru Sakurai and illustrated by Nakahara.

 

The Type-Moon inspired smartphone RPG is heading towards a summer English release.

 

See more at http://fate-go.us/

 

 

In other F/GO doings, the social media campaign has succeeded in unlocking Saber Lily

 

 

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24 May 18:26

Sony President Indicates Plans For More "Fate/Grand Order" Anime

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Yesterday was Sony IR (investor relations) Day 2017 and President/CEO Kazuo Hirai, Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer and other C-level officers offered a look at the enterprise in Tokyo. Among the subjects discussed by Kaz Hirai was Fate/Grand Order. With over 8 million domestic downloads for the smartphone RPG (it's celebrating 9 million this week), 6 million in China, and expansion to the US, more anime was mentioned as an upcoming extension for the franchise.

 

Fate/Grand Order: First Order anime special ran on New Year's.

 

 

 

 

via Yaraon

 

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23 May 22:59

Netflix Schedules "Little Witch Academia" TV Anime

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
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Thank goodness.

While Japan wraps up the second half of the second half of Little Witch Acadamia in its broadcast, Netflix is preparing to introduce the first cour to international audience on its streaming service. The winter season's 13 episodes of the Trigger anime are scheduled to offered starting June 30th.

 

Netflix previous streamed the 2013's Little Witch Academia Anime Mirai short and 2015 crowd-funded production.



 

via Fandom Post

 

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23 May 15:07

Viz Announces Launch Of Pre-Orders For "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" Anime

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Tragic bloodstain is not included with cotton bandana.

VIZ Media has announced the launch of preorders for the Jojo’a Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray Set. The set is scheduled for retail release on July 25th and features the entire first season, Episodes 1-26. The anime is based on the Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency arcs of the renowned long-running manga series created by Hirohiko Araki (and also published by VIZ Media). The set will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN.  

 

Fans that order the set from online retailer The Right Stuf will receive a “Word Effects” print, deep-purple cotton bandana as a special gift with purchase.

 

Blu-ray episodes will be presented in full 1080p HD, 16x9 video and stereo audio featuring English and Japanese dialogue options. Notable bonus content includes a 168-page booklet, a digital character art gallery and collectible art cards.

 

 

 

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22 May 22:03

FEATURE: Interview with Dark Horse's Michael Gombos on "Berserk" and More

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Berserk fans are enjoying a wealth of new content over the past month and into the summer, with the 38th volume of the manga releasing on July 18. It’s a great time to be a fan, and with that in mind we were happy to speak with Dark Horse Comics’ Director of International Publishing and Licensing, Michael Gombos, about Berserk, the publishing process, and more.

 

Berserk has reached several new audiences with the release of the latest anime series seasons this year and last, so are there any plans to bundle volumes into omnibus releases for collectors to get a fresh start?


Not at the moment—there is still excitement around the individual volumes (which are still coming out in Japan), and in a sense, the material is fresher than ever, with tons of new readers making the foray into Berserk. Furthermore, both the creator and licensor are pleased with the current format and releases, which is incredibly important to us as licensees of the work.


Why do you think the Berserk story resonates so much with fans?


The Berserk world is every bit as rich and complex as that of A Game of Thrones, and while the material is often horrific and genuinely disturbing, there is real human emotion and a generous serving of humor. The more you read, the deeper you are drawn in. Kentaro Miura’s imagination is boundless, and the series never fails to surprise. It really is an astonishing accomplishment.


If you were going to recommend additional Dark Horse titles for fans interested in Berserk, what would they be?


It’s difficult to compare anything to Berserk, but I’d suggest Gantz, another very adult and very disturbing series that is filled with imagination and heart. And Gantz is also one of the most spectacularly realistic works of comics illustration I’ve ever seen. You really believe everything you see—and some of it you’ll wish you could un-see!


Does the amount of widely disseminated Berserk scans from fans tend to affect the sales of the Berserk volumes?


We’re selling more now than we ever have, so while scanlations likely have some impact on sales, a lot of readers are buying our Berserk volumes. That said, I believe that most people who read scanlations aren’t going to pay for the books anyway, so those aren’t really lost sales, and some who check out the scanlations become fans of the series and start buying the books.

How long of a lead time do you have between when volumes of Berserk are published in Japan and translating them for Western audiences?


Depends on a lot of factors too boring to go into. We get them out as soon as is practical; things as small as someone being out for a week with wisdom tooth surgery on top of Golden Week vacation in Japan can delay negotiations, and there are a bunch of other elements, such as solicitation with our distributor, translation, etc.  


Since the additional Berserk series and video games have released in the last few months, have you seen an uptick in manga sales?


Absolutely. And, actually, it has recently dethroned Lone Wolf & Cub as DH’s best-selling title (not just among manga, but across all titles and volumes), and in terms of units sold commercially—that is, via “normal” channels, not a special bulk pack-in ordered by a specific client—it is our historical bestseller.


Do you typically see more sales from later parts of the series or near the beginning with fans just getting into the franchise in general?


Generally, there’d be series attrition with any longer title, but this is one of those special titles (like Gantz or Lone Wolf & Cub) that remain steady across the board.


Were sales of the manga steady despite the four-year gap between volume 37 and volume 38?


Yes, surprisingly. However, Miura-sensei released Giganto Maxia, also published by DH and released a while back, which seemed to tide over the fans during the long wait.

 
Thanks to Dark Horse Comics and Michael Gombos for the interview!

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22 May 11:09

The Articles of Confederation - III: Finding Finances - Extra History

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With the newly United States on the verge of bankruptcy, Congress reaches out to the most able financier in the nation: Robert Morris. His ambitious plans attract the aid of Alexander Hamilton, but fall to ruins when the states abandon him.
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20 May 00:08

Seven Seas Announces Classic "Devilman" And "Devilman Vs. Hades" Manga

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Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license acquisition of the original 1972 horror-action Devilman manga series by Go Nagai and the 40th anniversary Devilman VS. Hadesmanga series by Go Nagai and TEAM MOON. 


Seven Seas will publish the Devilman: The Classic Collection manga series for the first time in North America in print as two large trim hardcover omnibus editions. Volume 1 will be released on March 6, 2018 for $27.99 USA / $31.99 CAN, in time for the upcoming Netflix original Devilman: Crybaby anime.

 

Seven Seas will publish the Devilman VS. Hades manga series for the first time in North America in print as single volume softcover editions. Volume 1 will be released on February 13, 2018 for $12.99 USA / $14.99 CAN.

 

Seven Seas describes them

Devilman: The Classic Collection is the original manga by Go Nagai first published in 1972, a dark tale following Akira Fudo as he harnesses the power of the demon Amon and transforms into the powerful Devilman. Devilman VS. Hades is a stand-alone sequel, continuing from the end of the original manga and following Akira’s new quest in hell--with a surprise showdown between Devilman and the legendary mecha Mazinger Z! Both series will be translated by acclaimed manga classics expert Zack Davisson.

 

“It’s an incredible honor to bring Go Nagai’s original Devilman to North America in special deluxe hardcover editions,” says Seven Seas editor-in-chief Adam Arnold. “And of all the Devilman spin-offs and sequels over the years, Devilman VS. Hades is an especially great one with amazing art and tons of Go Nagai bang for your buck. These two series are the perfect combination of timeless classic and modern continuation.”

 

 

 

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19 May 22:43

Right Stuf/Nozomi Ent. to Release Galaxy Angel Z, Ninja Nonsense, Zeta Gundam: A New Translation on Blu-ray

Trade-in program for Zeta Gundam: A New Translation DVDs revealed
19 May 18:26

Over 100 Smartphone Games Terminated Service In Japan In Just The First Four Months Of 2017

by Sato

A recent study shows that over 100 smartphone games terminated service in Japan between the start of 2017 and mid-April, and it includes many titles from popular IPs and companies.

Read Over 100 Smartphone Games Terminated Service In Japan In Just The First Four Months Of 2017 on Siliconera!

19 May 18:25

One in Four Anime Studios Reportedly Losing Money

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

In terms of numbers of TV productions, the anime business is burning on all cylinder. In terms of that translating to health of the studios producing all that anime, no so much. Public TV broadcaster NHK's Oikonomiya examined the industry found that one out of four anime studios is experiencing net losses. 

 

After hovering around 20% in 2011-2014, the number of studios in the red broke 25% in 2015.

 

 

Looking at the difficulties for those working in the industry, the program went to the Tokyo Animator Dormitory for young artists and spoke to host Naoki Matayoshi. It reported that 80% of animators quit within their first three years, and average wages for an in-between animator come out to about 60,000yen ($540) a month. Animator Tetsuya Akutsu revealed he had once spent five hours on a frame for which he was paid 200yen (under $2).

 

via Otaku USA 

 

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19 May 15:53

The Wicked Eye Returns in "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions" Movie

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Big news for all you secret chunis out there: The "Dark Flame Master" and the wielder of the "Wicked Eye" are returning for another round of "eighth-grader syndrome" antics in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Take on Me, a new animated theatrical film that picks up where the earlier adaptations of Torako's delusional romantic comedy light novels left off.

 

 

The main staff and cast for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Take on Me have been announced, including:

 

STAFF

  • Original work: Torako (published by Kyoto Animation under their KA Esuma Bunko imprint)
  • Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
  • Screenplay: Jukki Hanada
  • Character design: Kazumi Ikeda
  • Art director: Mutsuo Shinohara
  • Color design: Akiyo Takeda
  • Settings: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Director of photography: Akihiro Ura
  • 3D director: Rin Yamamoto
  • Sound director: Yota Tsuruoka
  • Music: Nijine (Akito Masuda)
  • Theme song artist: ZAQ
  • Animation production: Kyoto Animation
  • Production: Chunibyo Production Committee
  • Distribution: Shochiku

 

CAST

  • Jun Fukuyama as Yūta Togashi.
  • Maaya Uchida as Rikka Takanashi.
  • Chinatsu Akatsuki as Shinka Nibutani.
  • Azumi Asakura as Kumin Tsuyuri.
  • And Sumire Uesaka as Sanae Dekomori.

 

 

The story of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Take on Me is set in the third and final year of high school, with Rikka Takanashi still suffering from a terminal case of "chunibyo". Her peaceful life with Yūta Togashi is disrupted when Tokka, Chikka's older sister, decides to take a job that will force the Takanashi family to re-locate to Italy. Since Yūta is in the middle of college entrance exams and doesn't want to be separated from his one true love (and the wielder of the "Wicked Eye"), Yūta and Rikka plan to elope to the Japanese countryside, and comic misadventures ensue.

 

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Take on Me hits theaters in Japan on January 06, 2018.

 

Source: MoCa

 

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19 May 12:14

Hunting the Bismarck - II: The Mighty HMS Hood - Extra History

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The Bismarck had been sighted, and the British fleet raced to intercept it with their own flagship: the mighty HMS Hood. As Hood and her escort caught up, a harrowing battle between four giant ships ensued.
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18 May 23:02

Toonami Broadcast Of "LUPIN THE 3rd - Part 4" Scheduled

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TMS Entertainment USA announced today that the latest installment of the Lupin 3rd series, LUPIN THE 3rd Part 4, will launch on Adult Swim on Saturday, June 17th. It will appear in the weekly TOONAMI programming block.

 

 

 

TMS describes the series

LUPIN THE 3rd Part 4 (26 x 30-minute episodes) is the latest series with Lupin trying to outmaneuver MI-6 throughout Italy! The story that began in San Marino will now expand all over Italy as Lupin pursues love and freedom in this exciting new adventure. While Lupin deals with a motley crew of unique characters that come his way, an extraordinary genius that lived centuries ago steps out of history into his life.



Lupin The 3rd is one of the most well-known animated TV series in Japanese history. It debuted fifty years ago in 1967, as a Japanese Manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. The series follows the escapades of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc's series of novels. The TV series followed in 1971, with the broadcast starting on Japanese TV and became a very popular long airing show.



"Lupin is a cool, comedic, and attractive character; I have watched the show since I was a child. The style has not changed and it is still my favorite show. We are so excited about launching on Adult Swim to celebrate the 50th anniversary," said Masami Tokunaga, Vice President of TMS USA. "We are planning a lot of marketing activities for Lupin's 50th anniversary, along with this new broadcast and would like to expand Lupin in various ways in the US."



LUPIN THE 3rd Part 2 was on Adult Swim a decade ago. Now Part 4 is here! Get ready for the long awaited return of Lupin and his gang! The English dubbed version is only available on Adult Swim.

 


The LUPIN THE 3rd Part 4 English subtitled version is on Crunchyroll, video streaming service.

 

 

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18 May 23:02

Shout! Factory and Funimation Films To Bring Anime Movie "In This Corner of the World" to U.S. Cinemas In August

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Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has teamed up with Funimation Films for their distribution of In This Corner Of The World in U.S. cinemas on Friday, August 11, 2017. Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the anime film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi at studio MAPPA.

 

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD

Shout! Factory Films and Funimation Films

Movie opening date: August 11, 2017 

Director: Sunao Katabuchi

Voice Cast: Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Inaba, Minori Omi, Daisuke Ono

Written by:  Sunao Katabuchi

Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno

Produced by: Taro Maki and Masao Maruyama

Genre: Animated Feature       

*Japanese with English subtitles

*English

MPAA Rating: PG-13

 

 

 

They describe the feature

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, is an empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of WWII and captures the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. This highly-anticipated movie recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize and has been selected to premiere in competition at the LA Film Festival in June. The announcement was made today by Melissa Boag, Shout’s Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory and Mike DuBoise Executive Vice President and COO of Funimation.



“In This Corner of the World is an incredibly exquisite, artful and socially relevant film that will impact everyone who sees it. We’re really proud in presenting this remarkable, hand-drawn animated film to North American movie audience,” said Melissa Boag, Shout’s Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment. “Funimation Films has a great track record in launching prominent international animated movies across cinemas in North America. We couldn’t find a more committed and perfect company to join us on the theatrical launch of In This Corner of the World.”



The award-winning story of IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.



Film director Sunao Katabuchi began his career working closely with Hayao Miyazaki before directing his own animated films, including Katabuchi’s acclaimed animated features MAI MAI MIRACLE and PRINCESS ARETE.

 

 

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18 May 09:56

"Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution" 1st Part Hits Theaters September 16

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The official website for Bone's Eureka Seven anime franchise today announced that "Hi-Evolution 1," the first part of the upcoming trilogy film project Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution based on the 50-episode first TV anime series, will be released in 107 theaters across Japan on Septmeber 16, 2017, and that its "MoviChike" advance tickets with a three-type clear file will go on sale at the theaters this Saturday. The first part will be released simultaneously in the US by FUNimation.

 

While all of the main voice cast are confirmed to reprise their roles in the films, 63-year-old Toru Furuya (Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam) joins as the protagonist Renton Thurston's father Adrock. The character had no voices in the TV anime episodes. And 50-year-old Toshiyuki Morikawa is newly cast as Holland Novak in place of the previous series' Keiji Fujiwara who has been in hiatus due to sickness since last summer.

 

 


 

Teaser

 

 

The trilogy will again feature the two protagonists of the first TV anime series, Renton Thurston and

Eureka, but will also introduce the "First Summer of Love" incident that occurred 10 years before the

TV anime story and was never directly illustrated in it. All three main staff members of the TV series,

Tomoki Kyoda (general director), Dai Sato (screenplay writer), and Kenichi Yosida (character designer)

are set to return. The second and third parts will follow in 2018 and 2019.

   

 

Source: "Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution" official website 

 

©2017 BONES/Project EUREKA MOVIE

 

17 May 18:39

Why Do We Ship Buggy Games? - A Look Behind the Scenes - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits
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Another video that pulls back the curtain on something that seems rather cut and dry.

When launch day bugs ruin a game, why don't publishers just delay the release to fix everything? While it's definitely bad business for them to make such broken games, it's worth taking a look at how the problems get that bad instead of just blaming "lazy developers."
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17 May 13:44

Weekly Shonen Jump Circulation Drops Below 2 Million Copies

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WOW!

I wonder how much that has to do with people moving to digital since they don't mention that at all.

According to the latest numbers reported by Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA) yesterday, the average circulation of Shueisha's signature manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump in the period between January and March 2017 was confirmed as 1,915,000 copies.

 

The number was less than one third of its peak of 6.53 million in December 1994 when it had nationally popular series including Dragon Ball (Akira Toriyama), Rurouni Kenshin (Nobuhiro Watsuki), and SLAM DUNK (Masahiko Inoue). And it is the first time for Japan's top-selling manga magazine to dip in circulation below two million since 2008 when the association started reported the verified circulation numbers.

 

Circulation of other two major Japanese weekly shonen manga magazines have been also falling. Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine, which had 4.36 million copies in its peak of 1995, now prints

964,158 copies in average. Meanwhile, Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday currently has 319,667

copies, only 14 percent of its peak of 2.28 million in 1983.

 

 

Weekly Shonen Jump latest 24th issue of 2017

 

 

Source: Japan Magazine Publishers Association via: Yomiuri Shimbun

 

17 May 13:43

Your OC Is Now Canon Thanks to "Sonic Forces"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
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And so the Seventh Seal was broken and the horsemen heralded in the Apocalypse.

For all those Sonic the Hedgehog fans wishing they could see their original characters alongside our heroes in a game... now's your chance. The latest Sonic Forces trailers show the game's "Custom Hero" feature -- which allows players to create their own playable character for the first time in the history of the series.

 

 

The character creation function allows you to choose from a variety of colors, species, clothing, and gadgets to perfect your custom hero. A second new clip debuts Custom Hero gameplay on the Park Avenue stage:

 

 

The new game teams up two iterations of the speedy blue hedgehog to take back the world from Dr. Eggman. Players can play on 3D levels as Modern Sonic, and on old-school 2D platformers as Classic Sonic.

 

Sonic Forces will be available this holiday season for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

 

Source: Sonic the Hedgehog Official YouTube Channel

 

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16 May 15:57

Evangelion VR Puts You In The Pilot's Seat. Literally. 

by Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku, shared by Rob Bricken to io9

Namco Bandai announced a new virtual reality experience called Evangelion VR: The Soul Seat

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16 May 11:21

Kadokawa Holds Light Novel Contest for Stories About Adult Men

Kadokawa's Kakuyomu website announced on Saturday that it is holding a contest for "entertainment novels that adults want to read." The website is partnering...
16 May 11:21

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Getting A New App Featuring Its Manga And An Iggy-Raising Game

by Sato

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and with it comes a new smartphone app this June in Japan that will let you read the manga and play an Iggy-raising game.

Read JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Getting A New App Featuring Its Manga And An Iggy-Raising Game on Siliconera!

15 May 00:02

The Articles of Confederation - II: Ratification - Extra History

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The Continental Congress sent the Articles of Confederation to the thirteen states for ratification, but Maryland insisted on changes that Virginia rushed to oppose. Meanwhile, the American Revolutionary War raged on.
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12 May 12:35

Cast Your Gaze On New "Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel" Anime Movie Visual

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Saber and Rider throw down in a new visual for Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] - 「Ⅰ.presage flower」, the first part of an anime movie trilogy of the third route in TypeMoon visual novel. The feature is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on October 14th.  

 

 

The trilogy of anime movies adapting the Type-Moon visual novel route in which Sakura Matō is the heroine features Tomonori Sudou, animation director/character designer of ufotable's Unlimited Blade Works TV anime, as director. Yuki Kajiura will be composing the music, with Aimer on the theme.

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

11 May 17:55

Hunting the Bismarck - I: The Pride of Germany - Extra History

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10 May 12:10

Opening Visual for "Legend of the Galactic Heroes" New Anime Project Posted

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The official website for the upcoming new anime adaptation project based on Yoshiki Tanaka's sci-fi novel series Ginga Eiyu Densetsu/The Legend of the Galactic Heroes is today updated with a new "opening visual" featuring Reinhard looking up the starry sky. The visual is also published in the latest June 2017 issue of Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine released today. The publisher released the 14-volume novel series in Japan from 1982 to 1989.

 

It is also confirmed that a kick-of event for the new adaptation animated by Production I.G, titled "New Anime Project 'The Legend of the Galactic Heroes' Event ~The Encounter of The Stars~" will be held at Shinjuku Cultural Center in Tokyo on September 20.

 

The three main voice cast from the first anime series animated by Kitty film, Magic Bus, and K Factory: Ryo Horikawa (Reinhard von Lohengramm), Masashi Hironaka (Siegfried Kircheis), and Nozomu Sasaki

(Julian Mintz) are confirmed to join the event, alongside the original novel author Tanaka and the yet-revealed

new voice cast for Reinhard, Kircheis, and Yang Wen-li. At the event, the new voice cast and production

staff for the new anime will be revealed and a new promotional footage will be screened for the first

time. Pre-orders for the 5,400-yen ticket will be accepted on the ePlus online ticket service from 10:00 am

on May 13.  

 

 

 

Source: "The Legend of the Galactic Heroes" new anime project official website, Twitter

 

09 May 12:20

"Gosick" Light Novel Artist Passes Away

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The June issue of Dragon Age magazine and the site for Kazuki Sakuraba's alternative-history mystery series Gosick has posted a message sharing the sad news that artist Hinata Takeda passed away in January of an undisclosed illness. Takeda also wrote and illustrated the Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth manga, and Sakuraba says that the time they met, Takeda reminded them of that series' heroine, Yune. 

 

 

Gosick and Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth were both adapted into 2011 TV anime.

 

 

via LiveDoor 


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08 May 11:24

Sunrise Teases New "Gundam Build Fighters" Project with PV

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Good news for fans of Gundam Build Fighters: Sunrise has announced a new project entitled Gundam Build _Extra Battle Project with a teaser preview video that summarizes the action from the two previous Gundam Build Fighters series and the Island Wars TV special.

 

 

Details (such as the format, the cast, the crew, and the release date) are currently scarce about the new project. So far, only the title has been announced. More information will be released at a later date via the official Gundam Build Fighters home page and Twitter feed (@buildfighters).

 

Source: Otakomu

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

08 May 11:24

Crowdfunding Campaign Aiming To Revive "Megazone 23" Nearly Hits Goal With 2 Months Left

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For anime fans of a certain age, Megazone 23 was either a gateway anime, or just one of many anime titles that came to form the basis for much of late 80's and early 90's anime fandom with its focus on sci-fi action and mechanical designs, with the first episode of the series selling a reported 25,000 VHS copies in 1985. As previously reported, recent train station ads were found by eagle-eyed anime fans that confirmed a crowdfunding project to revive the franchise along with Pretty Sammy using the Campfire platform with AIC being involved.

 

Now, the Japanese Campfire campaign for Megazone 23 sits at 94% funded, with 63 days left on the campaign to raise 10 million yen. Normally, such a campaign would easily hit its goal and most wouldn't worry outside of the immediate backers, but with such a large amount being raised per person to fund a promotional video for the Megazone 23 revival before work gets underway on the new project, it's a wonder that fans still remember the show after all this time. It's too bad that Campfire is Japan-only, because I know plenty of people that would be willing to help fund this project.


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08 May 11:15

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Voice Actor: See You in the Movie Version

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This is probably nothing more than a compilation movie but I just wanted to point it out.

At the end of the third and final live-streamed Ano Hito to Tekkandan special for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans anime on Saturday, voice...
08 May 10:57

New (Old) Japanese Genshiken Re-Release!

by sdshamshel

The first Genshiken manga is getting a new edition in Japan. Called Genshiken “Shinsouban” (“New Edition”), this new version will be five omnibus-sized volumes in total (as opposed to nine volumes in the original release), and will be printed on larger, A5-size paper. The volumes will also feature brand new covers, as seen above.

The first volume goes on sale May 23rd. As to whether or not I’ll be getting it, the answer is “probably.” I am a sucker for new covers, and the only thing preventing me from owning the anime version five times over was cost. It’ll also hinge on whether or not there are any store-exclusives like with the Genshiken Nidaime releases. No word yet on what, if any, special image cards will be included.