Sentai Acquires Prisma Illya Season 2

September 12th, 2014 by John

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Sentai Filmworks has announced its acquisition of domestic home video distribution rights to the just-concluded Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei television series. Sentai released the series’ first season on domestic home video earlier this month.

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Prisma Illya Third Season Announced

September 12th, 2014 by John

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This week’s 10th and final episode of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei television series ended with an announcement that the franchise will get a third season next year. The third TV series based on Hiroshi Hiroyama’s manga spin-off from Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night computer game will be titled “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!”

Source: Anime News Network

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Terra Formars First TV Spot

September 12th, 2014 by John

Warner Bros. has released the first brief teaser for this month’s Terra Formars television series. The adaptation of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana’s sci-fi/action/horror manga will cover the “Annex 1″ story arc set 20 years after the events depicted in the current Terra Formars OAD series. The TV series will premiere at 12:30am on the 27th.

Source: Anime News Network

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Shingeki no Kyojin OAD Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

Kodansha has released a trailer for the upcoming two-episode Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku (Attack on Titan: No Regrets) OAD series based on artist Hikaru Suruga and writer Gan Sunaaku’s manga spin-off from Hajime Isayama’s manga. The Wit Studios staff that produced last year’s Shingeki no Kyojin TV series is also producing the prequel mini-series that will depict the first meeting between Captain Levi and Commander Erwin. The two episodes will be released exclusively with volumes 15 & 16 of Isayama’s original Shingeki no Kyojin manga on December 9, 2014, and April 9, 2015.

Source: Anime News Network

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Full Rakuen Tsuiho Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

A full trailer for Toei & Nitroplus’ original feature film Rakuen Tsuiho ~ Expelled From Paradise has been released to YouTube. Seiji Mizushima (Oedo Rocket, Gundam OO) will direct the film based on a script by Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass). The sci-fi/action movie will open theatrically on November 15.

Source: Anime News Network

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First Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

The homepage for the Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai ~ A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd television series has added a streaming trailer. Animation studio Hoods Entertainment (Aki Sora, Manyu Hikencho) is producing the adaptation of August’s adult PC game for an October 9 broadcast premiere. The original game is a harem story revolving around a the male member of his school’s library club.

Source: Anime News Network

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Garo Anime TV Spot Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

A new TV spot featuring the first animation footage from the Garo: Honoo no Kokuin (Garo: Seal of Flames) television series has surfaced on YouTube. Studio Mappa (Sakamichi no Apollon, Teekyu) is producing the anime adaptation of the popular live-action late-night “dark hero” show created by Keita Amemiya. The TV anime will premiere on October 3.

Source: Anime News Network

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A Certain Magical Index Anniversary Video Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of author Kazuma Kamachi’s breakthrough debut, the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series, J.C. Staff has animated a cross-over video featuring characters from Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index, Heavy Object, Intelle Village no Zashiki Warashi, and Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou novel series.

Source: Anime News Network

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Cardfight!! Vanguard Movie Long Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

Film studio Shochiku has released a three-minute-long trailer for the anime half of the new Cardfight!! Vanguard feature film. The feature will consist of a “Neon Messiah” anime segment and a “Mittsu no Game” live-action segment. The movie opens in Japanese theaters tomorrow.

Source: Anime News Network

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Narihero www TV Series Announced

September 12th, 2014 by John

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The Konna Watashi-tachi ga Nariyuki de Heroine ni Natta Kekka www ‘Narihero www’ (How We Became the Heroines [lol] ‘Narihero [lol]‘) CG comedy feature film that will open as a double-feature with the gdgd Fairies movie on the 27th will also be getting a TV series. A series of 15-minute “Narihero www” episodes revolving around the spontaneous conversations of three sisters in space will premiere on the Tokyo MX network on October 6. Creator/director Souta Sugahara’s gdgd Fairies & Narihero www movie double-feature will open theatrically on September 27. gdgd Fairies received TV series in 2011 and 2013.

Source: Anime News Network

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Granrodeo to Get an Anime TV Series

September 12th, 2014 by John

A series of Flash anime shorts titled “GraP & RodeO,” inspired by the Japanese pop music duo Granrodeo, will air during the Rodeo Club ~ Season II program beginning next month and stream on YouTube. Granrodeo vocalist Kisho Taniyama will co-star in the anime as RodeO, a high school boy who aspires to become a rock star. Commedian Hiroki Konno will play GraP, a music producer from the future.

Source: Anime News Network

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Crunchyroll to Simulcast Karen Senki

September 9th, 2014 by John

Crunchyroll has announced plans to simulcast this month’s Japanese created/Korean animated CG anime series Karen Senki (“Karen Battle Strategy”). The post-apocalyptic action series was created by Sakura Taisen creator Ouji Hiroi. The character designs were provided by Sakura Taisen character designer Kousuke Fujishima. The first episode will premiere online on the 27th.

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Show By Rock!! Anime Announced

September 9th, 2014 by John

Sanrio has announced that its 2012 mobile phone rhythm game Show By Rock!! will get an anime TV series adaptation. The production will be Sanrio’s first ever otaku-oriented late-night anime production. The original game revolves around four animal-girls who form a rock band called “Plasmagica.” The anime TV series will premiere next year.

Certainly this announcement is following upon the popularity of girl rock anime like K-On and idol anime including Love Live, Wake Up Girls, and Idolm@ster, but the entire idea of rockin’ animal girls in an otaku anime from Sanrio appeals to me tremendously. It feels like another example that Sanrio is growing up with its audience and becoming more responsive to hardcore otaku fans.

Source: Anime News Network

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New GitS Movie Announced

September 9th, 2014 by John

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The homepage for the current Ghost in the Shell: Arise OVA series has announced that a new Ghost in the Shell feature film will premiere next year.

Source: Anime News Network

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Diabolik Lovers OVA Announced

September 9th, 2014 by John

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Limited edition copies of the Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate PlayStation Vita game sold by the Animate retail chain will include a bonus exclusive Diabolik Lovers OVA. The OVA will introduce new characters, the four Mukami brothers: Kou, Ruki, Yuma, and Azusa. Rejet’s Diabolik Lovers drama CD and PSP game franchise received an anime TV series adaptation from studio ZEXCS last year.

Source: Anime News Network

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