Sentai Acquires First Queen’s Blade OVA Series

August 15th, 2014 by John

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Sentai Filmworks has announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to the Queen’s Blade: Beautiful Warriors (Queen’s Blade Utsukushiki Toshi-tachi) OAV series. The 2010 six-episode mini-series serves as an epilogue to the story of the second Queen’s Blade television series.

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Gugure! Kokkuri-san Full Trailer Released

August 15th, 2014 by John

Media Factory has released a full trailer for TMS Entertainment’s Gugure! Kokkuri-san television series based on the manga by Midori Endo. The reverse-harem supernatural comedy revolves around a schoolgirl who summons a fox spirit after using a “Kokkuri” ouija board. However, instead of haunting her, the fox spirit begins doting on the girl like a mother would. The manga premiered in 2011 and presently has 6 compiled volumes. The TV series will premiere in October.

Source: Anime News Network

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Denki-Gai no Honya-san Trailer Released

August 15th, 2014 by John

Pony Canyon has released a trailer for the upcoming Denki-Gai no Honya-san (Electric Town Bookstore Worker) television series. Studio Shinei Animation’s adaptation of Asato Mizu’s manga revolves around the lives of employees at a bookstore located in their town’s otaku district. The manga premiered in 2011 and presently has 7 compiled volumes. The TV anime will premiere in October.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ore, Twin Tail ni Narimasu Teaser Released

August 15th, 2014 by John

The homepage for the upcoming Ore, Twin Tail ni Narimasu (I, Will Become a Twin Tail) sci-fi action comedy television anime has added a teaser trailer. The adaptation of Yume Mizusawa’s light novels revolve around a high school boy enbued with the power to transform into a super-powered girl with two pig-tails in order to fight back alien invaders. The show will premiere in October.

Source: Anime News Network

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Fourth Lyrical Nanoha Series Announced

August 15th, 2014 by John

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An official website has launched to confirm the development of a Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid television series based on the manga by Masaki Tsuzuki and Takuya Fujima. The manga is set four years after the events of the third TV series and depict the now adult Nanoha Takamichi serving as a mentor to a new adolescent magical girl fighter. The manga series premiered in 2009 and presently has 12 compiled volumes.

Source: Anime News Network

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Strike Witches New OVA Series Trailer

August 15th, 2014 by John

Kadokawa has released a trailer for the first Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow vol. 1 – Saint-Trond no Raimei OVA. The three-episode “Operation Victory Arrow” OVA series will focus on the events that happen to the Strike Witches team members after they return to their home countries following the end of the Strike Witches 2 television series, before the events of the Strike Witches motion picture. The first OVA will get a limited theatrical premiere on September 20 prior to its home video release. The second episode “Aegean Umi no Megami” (Goddess of the Aegean Sea) will get its theatrical premiere on January 10, 2015.

Source: Anime News Network

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Parasyte Anime Teaser Released

August 15th, 2014 by John

The Mainichi Newspaper has released a teaser for the upcoming Kiseiju: Sei no Kakuritsu television series, known in English as “Parasyte.” Studio Madhouse is adapting Hitoshi Iwaaki’s 1990-1995 sci-fi/horror manga to coincide with the two live-action Japanese film adaptations that will premiere late this year and next year. The TV series will premiere in October.

Source: Anime News Network

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Dog Days Season 3 Teaser

August 15th, 2014 by John

The homepage for the Dog Days fantasy action TV series franchise has announced that a third season, Dog Days”, will premiere in January. New season footage begins 46 seconds into the teaser trailer.

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Prisma Illya Third OAD Teaser

August 15th, 2014 by John

Kadokawa has released a streaming teaser trailer for the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! OAD that will be released exclusively with limited edition copies of the 6th volume of Hiroshi Hiroyama’s manga next April. The Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei!! television series is airing on Japanese television now.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hitsugi no Chaika Second Season Teaser

August 15th, 2014 by John

Kadokawa has released a teaser trailer for Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle, the second season of the “Chaika the Coffin Princess” television series. The staff and cast at animation studio Bones have reunited to produce the second season of anime based on Ichiro Sasaki’s light novels. A small amount of second season animation appears in the second half of the teaser. The “Avenging Battle” TV series will premiere in October.

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Hello Kiniro Mosaic Teaser Released

August 15th, 2014 by John

Media Factory has released a teaser trailer for Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic, the second “KinMoza” television series based on Yui Hara bishoujo slice-of-life comedy manga. The primary staff and cast of the 2013 first season will return for the second season.

Source: Anime News Network

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FUNimation Reveals New Licenses & Rescues

August 12th, 2014 by John

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FUNimation has formally announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to the D-Frag!, BlazBlue Alter Memory, Akuma no Riddle, Freezing Vibration, and Unbreakable Machine-Doll television series and Strike Witches and Steins;Gate movies. FUNimation has also acquired new domestic distribution rights to the two-season Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television series, Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya & Nyoron Churuya-san web anime series, and the Lucky Star TV series and OVA, and Cowboy Bebop television series that were all previously distributed on domestic home video by Bandai Entertainment.

Cowboy Bebop will be re-released on domestic DVD and will be released on domestic Blu-ray for the first time in December. The series will be released on regular edition DVD and regular edition Blu-ray, and also in a FUNimation.com exclusive DVD/BD combo and an alternate Amazon.com exclusive DVD/BD combo with different packaging and premiums.

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Kinema Citrus Seeking Crowd Funding for New Anime

August 12th, 2014 by John

Japanese video game & anime music production studio Creative Intelligence Arts and anime studio Kinema Citrus have launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund the production of a 24-minute “Under the Dog” sci-fi action OVA based on a story concept that video game writer Jiro Ishii penned in 1997. The pilot production is seeking $580,000 by September 7 and presently has $113,405 from 1,702 backers.

I think this looks promising, so in order to support the production and get the BD/DVD combo with backer-exclusive cover, soundtrack CD, challenge coin, hardcover booklet, t-shirt, and autographed poster, I committed to donating $200.

Source: Anime News Network

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First Inou Battle Trailer Released

August 12th, 2014 by John

The homepage for Studio Trigger’s Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (Inou Battle Within Everyday Life) TV series has added a streaming trailer. The adaptation of Kota Nozomi’s romantic comedy light novel series revolves around a group of high school students that suddenly manifest supernatural powers. The kids eagerly await some sort of magic powered battle or epic supernatural conflict to occur that will put their new talents to use, but nothing else about their everyday lives changes. Angel Beats & Strike Witches episode director Masanori Takahashi will helm the show for an October broadcast premiere.

Source: Anime News Network

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Wake Up, Girls! Spin-Off Anime Announced

August 12th, 2014 by John

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The Wake Up, Girls! original idol anime television series from earlier this year is getting a spin-off anime series titled “Wake Up, Girl Zoo!” that will reimagine the cast as cute animals. When a small zoo on the outskirts of Sendai is facing closure, the zookeepers scout a team of 7 animal mascots to draw public attention and save the zoo’s future. A pilot episode of Wake Up, Girl Zoo! will premiere online next month.

Source: Anime News Network

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