ufotable Clarifies its New Fate/stay night Anime

July 29th, 2014 by John

Animation studio ufotable has confirmed that its upcoming Fate/stay night television series will adapt the 2004 PC game’s “Unlimited Blade Works” story arc that was previously adapted into a 2010 anime film by Studio DEEN. The first half of the new Fate/stay night television series will premiere on October 4. Its second half will premiere in April 2015.

Furthermore, ufotable is also developing a Fate/stay night feature film adapting the game’s “Heaven’s Feel” storyline that was not adapted by the 2006 television series or 2010 feature film.

I understand that Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night is like Japan’s Harry Potter or Star Wars – a native classic of contemporary fantasy literature – but I’m personally gettin’ really burnt out on Fate adaptations.

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Miritari! Anime Announced

July 29th, 2014 by John

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Mamo Williams’ four-panel comedy manga series Miritari! will be getting an anime adaptation. The five-volume series revolves around a high school boy stuck in the middle of a war between nations and constantly pestered by weapon-wielding schoolgirl soldiers.

Source: Anime News Network

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Terra Formars Anime Trailer Released

July 29th, 2014 by John

Warner Bros. has released a trailer promoting both the upcoming Terra Formars OAD series and TV series. The bulk of the trailer promotes the 2-episode OAD series that will be released with limited edition copies of the 10th & 11th collected volumes of Yuu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana’s sci-fi action manga. The manga volumes with DVDs will be available on August 20 and in November. The final footage in the trailer promotes this fall’s television series.

The acclaimed Terra Formars manga depicts the human effort to reclaim Mars hundreds of years after cockroaches introduced to terraform the planet have evolved into intelligent humanoid creatures. The TV anime will be set 20 years after the events depicted in the OAD series.

Source: Anime News Network

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7 Deadly Sins Teaser

July 29th, 2014 by John

The homepage for this fall’s Nanatsu no Taizai ~ The 7 Deadly Sins anime television series has added a teaser trailer. The adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki’s shounen manga revolves around 7 knights exiled from their kingdom who are called upon to reunite to save their former kingdom from internal treachery. The anime will premiere on October 5.

Source: Anime News Network

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X Japan Concert Tickets on Sale This Friday

July 29th, 2014 by John

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Tickets for X Japan’s next concert performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on October 11 will go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10am this Friday. Furthermore, according to PR firm RESONANCE Media, the group is “working on the upcoming release on Warner Music, scheduled to be released early next year.”

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AnimeSols Adds More Vintage Titles

July 24th, 2014 by John

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AnimeSols has launched crowdfunding campaigns for Dororo, Gordian The Warrior, and the current File of Young Kindaichi Returns anime television series. The first three episodes of Osamu Tezuka’s 1969 samurai horror story Dororo and the first three episodes of Tatsunoko’s 1979 mecha anime Toshi Gordian are now streaming. Public donations totalling $2,700 for each title will ensure that the next ten episodes of each titles are added to the website. After all of the Dororo and/or Gordian episodes have been funded for public subtitled streaming, AnimeSols will launch funding campaigns to release either/both titles on American DVD.

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R is presently streaming on Crunchyroll & AnimeSols. AnimeSols is seeking crowdfunding support of $26,000 to release the series’ first 14 episodes on limited edition domestic DVD.

On the 26th AnimeSols will add the first 3 episodes of Uchu Ace (1965) & Goku no Daibouken (1967). On August 9th the site will add the first 3 episodes of Time Bokan (1975) & Fuusen Shoujo Temple-chan (1977). On August 30 the site will release the first 3 episodes of Wonder 3 (1965) & Kerokko Dematan (1973). And on September 13 AnimeSols will begin streaming the first 3 episodes of Belfy to Lilbit (1980).

Not that I expect anyone especially cares, but Belfy to Lilbit is the only one of these shows that I’ve never watched any of.

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Sentai License Rescues Hunter Lime

July 24th, 2014 by John

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Sentai Filmworks has announced plans to release the 1996-1997 Jewel BEM Hunter Lime OVA series on bilingual DVD on November 4. Media Blasters released the 3-episode sci-fi comedy on VHS and DVD in 2001.

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10th Naruto Feature Film Announced

July 24th, 2014 by John

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As part of the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Naruto manga, the franchise’s 10th feature-length movie will premiere on December 6. Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto personally conceived the original story for “The Last -Naruto the Movie-” and will serve as the film’s chief story supervisor. Kishimoto also personally drafted the film’s concept character designs.

Source: Anime News Network

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Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu Drama Announced

July 24th, 2014 by John

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A live-action TV series adaptation of Mari Fujimura’s romance manga Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu (Today I Will Take a Day Off Work) will premiere on the NTV network in October. The ongoing manga about an office lady in her 30s who finds her first boyfriend premiered in 2011 and presently has six compiled volumes.

Source: Anime News Network

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Toonami to Air Gurren Lagann

July 21st, 2014 by John

Toonami will begin broadcasting the 2007 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann mecha anime television series on August 16 at 2:00 a.m. ET.

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Satelight to Animate Vanadis

July 21st, 2014 by John

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Anime studio Satelight is now developing an anime TV series adaptation of Tsukasa Kawaguchi’s light novel series Madan no Ou to Vanadis. The sword & sorcery story stars a young man taken prisoner by one of his world’s seven “Vanadis,” the powerful female warlords that rule the world. The light novel series premiered in 2011. Its 8th book was released last May. Uchuu no Stellvia & Mouretsu Pirates director Tatsuo Sato will direct the TV series for an October premiere.

Source: Anime News Network

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Absolute Duo Anime Announced

July 21st, 2014 by John

Media Factory has announced the development of an anime TV series based on Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi’s sword & sorcery light novel series Absolute Duo. The fantasy/school/harem story premiered in 2012. The fifth novel was published last June. Anime studio 8-Bit (Infinite Stratos, Tokyo Ravens) will produce the animation.

Source: Anime News Network

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New Hori-san & Miyamura-kun OVA in Production

July 21st, 2014 by John

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Taro Yamada, producer behind Hoods Entertainment’s 2013 & 2014 Hori-san & Miyamura-kun OVAs, has announced that a new staff is presently working on a third OVA at Yamada’s independent anime production company Marone. HERO, creator of the original four-panel Hori-san & Miyamura-kun school romantic comedy manga, has released an illustrated message encouraging fans to look forward to the new look of the third OVA, which is due for release this winter.

Source: Anime News Network

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Doraemon Movie 36 Trailer Released

July 21st, 2014 by John

The homepage for the 36th Doraemon feature film, Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes Uchuu Eiyuu-ki (Doraemon: Nobita’s Record of Space Heroes) has added a teaser trailer. The movie will premiere next March.

Source: Anime News Network

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Dia no Ace OAD Series Revealed

July 21st, 2014 by John

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The homepage for the current Dia no Ace television series has announced that the next three collected volumes of Yuji Terajima’s Ace of Diamond manga will be released in limited editions that include exclusive anime DVDs. The 44th volume will be released on November 17 and include an exclusive anime episode based on the “Face -Kominato Ryosuke Special Bangai-hen-” (Face: Ryosuke Kominato Special Bonus Story) manga chapter that appeared in the Ace of Diamond Official Guidebook Ura, a manga chapter that will not be adapted by the ongoing anime television series.

Source: Anime News Network

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