Archive for the ‘Video & Trailers’ Category

Shunji Iwai’s First Anime Online

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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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Latest Sunday CM Released

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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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Terra Formars First TV Spot

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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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First Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai Trailer Released

Friday, September 12th, 2014

The homepage for the Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai ~ A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd television series has added a streaming trailer. Animation studio Hoods Entertainment (Aki Sora, Manyu Hikencho) is producing the adaptation of August’s adult PC game for an October 9 broadcast premiere. The original game is a harem story revolving around a the male member of his school’s library club.

Source: Anime News Network

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Garo Anime TV Spot Released

Friday, September 12th, 2014

A new TV spot featuring the first animation footage from the Garo: Honoo no Kokuin (Garo: Seal of Flames) television series has surfaced on YouTube. Studio Mappa (Sakamichi no Apollon, Teekyu) is producing the anime adaptation of the popular live-action late-night “dark hero” show created by Keita Amemiya. The TV anime will premiere on October 3.

Source: Anime News Network

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A Certain Magical Index Anniversary Video Released

Friday, September 12th, 2014

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of author Kazuma Kamachi’s breakthrough debut, the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series, J.C. Staff has animated a cross-over video featuring characters from Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index, Heavy Object, Intelle Village no Zashiki Warashi, and Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou novel series.

Source: Anime News Network

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Cardfight!! Vanguard Movie Long Trailer Released

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Film studio Shochiku has released a three-minute-long trailer for the anime half of the new Cardfight!! Vanguard feature film. The feature will consist of a “Neon Messiah” anime segment and a “Mittsu no Game” live-action segment. The movie opens in Japanese theaters tomorrow.

Source: Anime News Network

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Granrodeo to Get an Anime TV Series

Friday, September 12th, 2014

A series of Flash anime shorts titled “GraP & RodeO,” inspired by the Japanese pop music duo Granrodeo, will air during the Rodeo Club ~ Season II program beginning next month and stream on YouTube. Granrodeo vocalist Kisho Taniyama will co-star in the anime as RodeO, a high school boy who aspires to become a rock star. Commedian Hiroki Konno will play GraP, a music producer from the future.

Source: Anime News Network

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Crunchyroll to Simulcast Karen Senki

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Crunchyroll has announced plans to simulcast this month’s Japanese created/Korean animated CG anime series Karen Senki (“Karen Battle Strategy”). The post-apocalyptic action series was created by Sakura Taisen creator Ouji Hiroi. The character designs were provided by Sakura Taisen character designer Kousuke Fujishima. The first episode will premiere online on the 27th.

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Show By Rock!! Anime Announced

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Sanrio has announced that its 2012 mobile phone rhythm game Show By Rock!! will get an anime TV series adaptation. The production will be Sanrio’s first ever otaku-oriented late-night anime production. The original game revolves around four animal-girls who form a rock band called “Plasmagica.” The anime TV series will premiere next year.

Certainly this announcement is following upon the popularity of girl rock anime like K-On and idol anime including Love Live, Wake Up Girls, and Idolm@ster, but the entire idea of rockin’ animal girls in an otaku anime from Sanrio appeals to me tremendously. It feels like another example that Sanrio is growing up with its audience and becoming more responsive to hardcore otaku fans.

Source: Anime News Network

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Wake Up, Girl Zoo! First Episode Online

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The first episode of the web-exclusive Wake Up Girls! spin-off anime series Wake Up, Girl Zoo! is now online. The web anime series is set at a zoo in need of animals that attempts to hire a new selection of animal girls.

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First Wolf Girl & Black Prince Trailer Released

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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.

Source: Anime News Network

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