Shunji Iwai’s First Anime Online

September 19th, 2014 by John

Acclaimed live-action film director Shunji Iwai’s first anime shorts have been added to YouTube this week. Iwai is best known for his multi-award-winning live-action feature films including Swallowtail Butterfly (1996), April Story (1997), and All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001). Iwai also wrote director Ryuhei Kitamura’s 2009 rotoscoped sci-fi anime short film Baton. Iwai’s three “Town Workers” anime shorts are likewise rotoscope animation.

Source: Netlab

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God Eater TV Anime Announced

September 19th, 2014 by John

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Bandai Namco Games has revealed word that anime studio ufotable (Kara no Kyokai, Fate/zero) will produce an anime TV series based on the popular God Eater Playstation action game franchise. ufotable produced a 12-minute promotional anime based on the God Eater Burst video game in 2011.

Source: Anime News Network

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Tokyo Ghoul Second Season Announced

September 19th, 2014 by John

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The official Chinese webpage for the recently concluded Japanese anime television series Tokyo Ghoul reports that a second season will premiere in January.

Source: Anime News Network

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Second Nisekoi OAD Announced

September 19th, 2014 by John

The 16th collected volume of Naoshi Komi’s comedy manga Nisekoi will be released on February 4, 2015. Limited edition copies will include an exclusive OAD produced by the staff of the 2014 television series. The series’ 14th collected volume will be released on October 3. Limited edition copies will include the series’ first OAD adapting manga chapters 58 & 64. The second OAD will adapt manga chapters 65 & 71.

Source: Anime News Network

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Milky Holmes Fourth Series Announced

September 19th, 2014 by John

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The Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD television series will premiere in January. The series will be the fourth Milky Holmes bishoujo detective comedy/adventure series since 2010.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ganbare! Lulu Lolo Second TV Series Scheduled

September 19th, 2014 by John

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A second Ganbare! Lulu Lolo – Tiny Twin Bears anime television series will premiere on the NHK Educational network on the 25th. The new series will introduce Lulu & Lolo’s michevious little brothers Pak and Pero. Writer Hiroyuki Aihara and illustrator Nami Adachi’s children’s picture book Kuma no Gakko received an anime feature film in 2010 then inspired the first Ganbare! Lulu Lolo television series in 2013.

Source: Anime News Network

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Latest Sunday CM Released

September 19th, 2014 by John

Shogakukan has released its latest original Shounen Sunday anime TV spot. The 30-second ad animated by studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) is the second Shounen Sunday ad to feature Jun Sakura’s comedy manga Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai (He Does Not Have Any Friends). Shounen Sunday magazine has released 31 anime TV commercials since 1995.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hacka Doll Promotional Anime Online

September 19th, 2014 by John

Social game company DeNA has released two original promotional anime clips this week to advertise its new customized news feed reader application Hacka Doll. Both anime shorts were animated by Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill).

Source: Anime News Network

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Hitman From Today Drama Scheduled

September 19th, 2014 by John

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A live-action series based on Hiroshi Muto’s manga Kyou Kara Hitman ~ Hitman From Today will premiere on BeeTV’s d-Video service on October 1. Jun Kaname (Kamen Rider Agito) will star as a 34-year-old salaryman forced to replace a legendary hitman. The ongoing manga series premiered in 2005 and received a live-action feature film starring Shinji Takeda in 2009.

Source: Anime News Network

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Fist of the Wolverine

September 15th, 2014 by John

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According to IMDB trivia, Logan’s bullet wounds are a deliberate homage to Kenshiro.

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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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