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Sentai Reveals New Acquisitions

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Sentai Filmworks has announced its acquisition of domestic home video distribution rights to this season’s Kamigami no Asobi and Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to anime television series along with rights to last year’s shoujo school comedy television series Love Lab. Crunchyroll is presently streaming all three titles.

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AntiMagic Academy Anime Announced

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Kadokawa has announced that Toki Yanagimi’s light novel series AntiMagic Academy “The 35th Test Platoon” (Tai-Madou Gakuen: 35 Shiken Shoutai) will receive an anime adaptation. The novel series is set in an era when magic users have been nearly extinguished by new generations of soldiers that use firearms. The series stars a military school student who still uses a sword instead of a gun and is training to become a “witch” hunter. The light novel series premiered in 2012 and currently has 9 volumes.

Source: Anime News Network

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Kiniro Mosaic Second Season Announced

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Publisher Houbunsha has confirmed that last year’s bishoujo domestic school comedy TV series Kiniro Mosaic will get a second season. The anime based on the four-panel manga by Yui Hara revolves around a blonde British junior-high-school exchange student attending school in Japan while homestaying with her Japanese friend who is obsessed with European culture.

Source: Anime News Network

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OreGairu Second Season Announced

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Publisher Shogakukan has confirmed that last year’s school romantic comedy television series Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected) will get a second season. The adaptation of Wataru Watari’s light novel series revolves around a high school boy with no friends or girlfriend because of his cynical perspective on relationships.

Source: Anime News Network

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Usotsuki Lily to Get TV Anime?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Amazon Japan has published an unconfirmed claim that Ayumi Komura’s shoujo manga series Usotsuki Lily (Liar Lily) will receive an anime TV series adaptation. The manga stars a high school girl whose first boyfriend preferrs to cross-dress as a girl. The ongoing manga premiered in 2009. The series’ 25th collected volume will be released on the 25th.

Source: Anime News Network

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Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen Movie Teaser Released

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The first trailer for the Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyo (Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone) feature film has appeared online. Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine TV series animation director and character designer Takeshi Koike is directing the “spin-off sequel” feature film that will depict gunman Daisuke Jigen targeted for assassination by an expert sniper. The 51-minute-long feature will get premiere screenings at the Tokyo’s Shinjuku Wald 9 theater from June 21-27 before moving to home video.

Source: Anime News Network

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Stand By Me Doraemon Full Trailer Released

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The full-length theatrical trailer for director Takashi Yamazaki’s (Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki) second CG anime film, Stand By Me Doraemon, has appeared online. The 36th Doraemon theatrical feature will be the first of the franchise to be fully CG animated. The movie will adapt famous episodes from creator “Fujiko Fujio’s” original manga, including the “Mirai no Kuni kara Harubaruto” (All the Way from a Future Land), “Sayonara, Doraemon” (Farewell, Doraemon), and “Nobita no Kekkon Zenya” (The Night Before Nobita’s Wedding) scenes before leading up to a possible depiction of the end of the Doraemon story. The movie will premiere on August 8.

Source: Anime News Network

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Robot Girls Z Movie Trailer Released

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Toei has released a full trailer for this summer’s Robot Girls Z movie. The movie will consist of all three 2014 TV episodes, which consisted of three chapters each, plus the first of three home video exclusive bonus stories. The movie will premiere in 10 theaters across Japan on May 31.

Source: Anime News Network

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DiscoTek Acquires Hols & Sherlock Hound

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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DiscoTek has announced its acquisition of domestic home video rights to Isao Takahata’s directiorial debut, the 1968 fantasy film Taiyo no Ouji: Hols no Daibouken (Hols, Prince of the Sun). DiscoTek will release the film this December.

DiscoTek has also license rescued Geneon’s 2002 domestic DVD release of director Hayao Miyazaki’s 1984 television series Meitantei Holmes. The complete 26-episode series will be re-released in a single bilingual collection on September 30.

Will be nice to have both of these titles on official American DVD. The original domestic DVD release of “Sherlock Hound” is one of the most rare and valuable of all American anime DVD releases.

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GEN Adds Eden

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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GEN manga now hosts the English translated first chapter of independent Japanese manga artist Bash’s religious/fantasy/horror manga serial Eden.

Mysterious beings that do not belong in our world known as ANGELS are looking for a village that exists in between space and time. But, the village is also searching for something, a boy named TOURU. When the ANGELS find TOURU, a war breaks out and the ANGELS are determined to exterminate the villagers! What is the secret the village holds and why must the villagers find TOURU?

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Wolf Girl & Black Prince TV Series Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji anime announcement

Shueisha has announced that Ayuko Hatta’s shoujo manga Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (“Wolf Girl & Black Prince”) will get an anime TV series adaptation. The ongoing manga series that premiered in 2011 revolves around a high school who claims that a boy in a photograph is her boyfriend. To sustain her image, she then has to convince the boy to pretend to be her boyfriend, but the boy turns out to be a spiteful sadist who treats the girl like a dog.

Source: Anime News Network

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Fourth J9 Anime Series Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A production committee known as “GDW Project” has announced that Yu Yamamoto, creator of the J9 trilogy, will write a fourth J9 television series titled Ginga Jinpu Jinraiger. Yamamoto’s Ginga Senpu Braiger (“Galaxy Cyclone Braiger”) was loosely inspired by “Hissatsu” live-action samurai movie franchise and aired from 1981-1982. The Ginga Reppu Baxingar (“Galactic Gale Baxinger”) sci-fi adventure series loosely inspired by Japan’s historical Shinsengumi aired from 1982-1983. The Ginga Shippu Sasuraiger (“Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger”) series loosely inspired by Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days aired from 1983-1984. The new “Jinraiger” sci-fi action anime will use the classic Chinese novel “Water Margin” as its theme.

Source: Anime News Network

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Seven Deadly Sins Anime Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Kodansha has formally announced the development of an anime TV series based on Nakaba Suzuki’s acclaimed shounen fantasy manga series Nanatsu no Taizai ~ The Seven Deadly Sins. The series is unrelated to Hobby Japan & OrchidSeed’s similarly named buxom bishoujo multimedia franchise. Suzuki’s manga series that premiered in 2012 revolves around a princess on the run who seeks the aid of her kingdom’s former elite knights, known as the Seven Deadly Sins.

Source: Anime News Network

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Sega Hard Girls Anime Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Last year’s Sega Hard Girls lite novel by author Toru Shiwasu and illustrator & Hatsune Miku character designer Kei will get an anime adaptation. The serial novel reimagines 17 Sega video game consoles including the Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, SG-1000, and TeraDrive as anthropomorphized goddesses in modern Tokyo.

Source: Anime News Network

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Trigger to Animate Ninja Slayer

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Publisher Enterbrain has announced that studio Trigger (Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill) will produce the anime TV series adaptation of the Ninja Slayer lite novel series. The first novel composed by “translators” Honda Yu and Sugi Leika and credited to fictional American creators “Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez” premiered in 2012. An English language translated excerpt from the first novel is now available online from Tokyo Otaku Mode.

Source: Anime News Network

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