The homepage for the upcoming Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl & Black Prince) television series has released its first trailer. Studio TYO Animations’ adaptation of Ayuko Hatta’s shoujo manga stars a high school who lies to her friends about having a boyfriend. The boy whom she claimed is her boyfriend agrees to play along with the deceit so long as he can taunt & tease the girl privately. The show will premiere in October.
The advertising obi found on new copies of the 7th volume of Kugane Maruyama’s fantasy light novel series Over Lord reveals that the franchise will be getting an anime adaptation. The novel series stars a boy who refuses to log-out of an online fantasy game when the game is shut down. The boy finds that the game world continues to exist and evolve independently, so he decides to strive to become the overlord of the entire digital world. The novel series premiered online in 2010.
The MPAA’s Board of Governors has announced that it will present an honorary Oscar statuette for lifetime achievement in film-making to Hayao Miyazaki. The award will be presented at the 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, in Hollywood. Miyazaki won the Best Animated Film Oscar for Spirited Away in 2002 and was again nominated for Best Animated Film Oscars for Howl’s Moving Castle in 2005 and The Wind Rises in 2013.
FUNimation has confirmed that Adult Swim will broadcast the “Hellsing Ultimate” OVA series during its Toonami programming hours beginning September 13 at 3:00AM. The episodes will be heavily edited to meet TV-MA broadcast standards and fit within one-hour broadcast spans. FUNimation will release the final two Hellsing OVAs, episodes 9 & 10, on domestic home video on October 28th.
Factoring in time for TV commercials, Toonami’s “hour” broadcast timeslot allows for 43 minutes of program. Only OVA episodes 2 & 9 are 43 minutes or less without edits.
Shueisha has announced that writer Takaya Kagami and artists Daisuke Furuya & Yamato Yamamoto’s dark fantasy manga series Owari no Seraph ~ Seraph of the End will get an anime TV series adaptation. The manga series is set in a future world in which only children remain alive, and the world’s children are enslaved by vampires. Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu & Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi novelist Takaya Kagami writes the manga. Daisuke Furuya then storyboards the art which Yamato Yamamoto draws. The manga series premiered in 2012 and presently has 5 collected volumes.
Pony Canyon has released the first trailer for Studio Gokumi’s original bishoujo fantasy/slice-of-life anime TV series Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru (Yuki Yuna Will Be a Hero). The series stars four junior high school girls that comprise their school’s “hero club.”
The TMS network has released the first trailer for the upcoming Hi sCoool! SeHa Girl anime television series. The series stars “Dreamcast,” “Sega Saturn,” and “Megadrive,” who transfer into SeHaGaga Academy and find that their classes occur inside video games. The show will premiere on October 8.
Media Factory has released the first trailer for this winter’s Yokai Watch: Tanjo no Himitsu da Nyan! (Yokai Watch: It’s the Secret of Birth, Meow!) movie. The film is the first feature based on studio OLM’s smash hit television series based on Level-5′s Nintendo DS game. The movie is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on December 20.
The homepage for the Ikkitousen anime franchise has released a trailer announcing the upcoming Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch OVA. The OVA is the latest anime based on Yuji Shiozaki’s 2000 and ongoing school battle manga that received its first anime adaptation in 2003.
Reportedly Seitokai Yakuindomo*, the second TV season adaptation of Tozen Ujiie’s sexual-innuendo-gag school comedy manga, will get a new OVA release on DVD and Blu-ray on October 22. Seitokai Yakuindomo OADs 10 & 11, released exclusively with manga volumes 10 & 11, were spin-offs from the second TV series.
Kei Ogawa’s award-winning legal comedy manga Tokko Jimuin Minowa will be adapted into a live-action TV series titled “Binta! ~Bengoshi Jimuin Minowa ga Ai de Kaiketsushimasu~.” EXILE pop group member Toshio Matsumoto will star as a former biker gang member turned legal clerk despite not knowing anything about law. The manga series premiered last year and presently has 2 collected volumes. The TV series will premiere on October 2.
The advertising obi found on new copies of the third compiled volume Chie Shinkyu’s gourmet manga Wakako Zake reveals that the series will be getting a live-action TV series adaptation. The acclaimed drama manga follows a 26-year-old woman who enjoys visiting different bars to sample different varieties of sake.
GEN Manga has published the fifth chapter of BASH’s indie epic fantasy manga series Eden. The collected print edition of the boys-love manga story One Is Enough by author LOVE is also now available in bookstores nationwide. I reviewed the book here.
The NickToons television network will begin broadcasting the 2011 “Little Battlers eXperience” (Danboru Senki) shounen anime TV series on Sunday at 10am. NickToons is already streaming the complete English-dubbed first episode.
FUNimation has announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to this fall’s Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder OVA. The series’ two episodes will get limited theatrical premiere screenings in 10 theaters across Japan beginning on October 25 and November 15.