Archive for the ‘Video & Trailers’ Category

Digimon Sequel in Development

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Event revealed yesterday that a new Digimon anime series is presently in development. The spring 2015 series will be a direct sequel to the original 1999 anime, now placing the original series characters in high school.

Source: Anime News Network

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30 Second The Last -Naruto the Movie- Teaser Released

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The homepage for the The Last -Naruto the Movie- feature film has added a 30-second teaser that introduces the film as the introduction to the final stage of the Naruto story. The movie is part of the “Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project” (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project) that commemorates the 15th anniversary of Masashi Kishimoto’s ongoing manga. The 10th Naruto feature film will open theatrically on December 6.

Source: Anime News Network

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Anime Industry to Crack Down on Piracy

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The NHK television network has reported that this month the Japanese government, in collaboration with 15 Japanese anime industry companies, will launch a five-month campaign to reduce anime & manga piracy. The effort will primarily focus on roughly 580 websites based in China that the Japanese Cultural Affairs Agency estimates are responsible for 560 billion yen ($5.5 billion USD) in lost revenue due to anime/manga piracy during the past year. The anti-piracy campaign will issue take-down notices for unauthorized distribution of 500 different manga titles and 80 specific anime titles.

The 15 anime industry companies involved in the campaign, along with the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) and Tokyo Otaku Mode have launched the Manga Anime Guardians website to direct users to legally authorized distribution options for roughly 250 of the 580 selected works.

Source: The Japan Times & Anime News Network

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ufotable Clarifies its New Fate/stay night Anime

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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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Terra Formars Anime Trailer Released

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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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Toonami to Air Gurren Lagann

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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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Absolute Duo Anime Announced

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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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Doraemon Movie 36 Trailer Released

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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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HappinessCharge Precure Movie Trailer

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The first full trailer for the Eiga HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyo no Kuni no Ballerina (HappinessCharge PreCure! the Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls) feature film has appeared online. The 17th Pretty Cure feature film will open theatrically in Japan on October 11. The current HappinessCharge Precure television series premiered last February.

Source: Anime News Network

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Princess Kaguya US Release Date Announced

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Deadline reports that Studio Ghibli’s film Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) will open in limited American theatrical release on October 17 in order to qualify for year-end awards recognition. The English-language dub will star ChloĆ« Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) along with James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain.

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Funimation Acquires Bayonetta Movie

Friday, June 20th, 2014

FUNimation has secured the domestic distribution rights to Gonzo’s 2013 feature film Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, based on the Platinum Games action/shooting game franchise.

Source: Anime News Network

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V to Air Internationally Next Year

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Konami’s media distributor 4K Media has revealed that the currently airing Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television series will premiere internationally in the spring or summer of 2015.

4K Media has also announced that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film is now in development in Japan.

Source: Anime News Network

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Feature Length Shinra Bansho ONA Announced

Friday, June 20th, 2014

On June 29 niconico will stream a feature-length Original Net Anime based on Bandai’s Shinra Bansho Choco ~Tenchinmei no Shou~ line of chocolate candy with collectable cards. The web feature based on the latest series of cards will commemorate the Shinra Bansho franchise’s 10th anniversary.

Bandai released an original anime web ad for the “Tenchinmei no Shou” series cards last March:

Source: Anime News Network

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Shin Strange+ Teaser Released

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A teaser trailer announcing a second season of the Strange+ anime television series has appeared online. First series character designer Hiroyuki Furukawa will character design and direct the second season, titled “Shin Strange+”. The second season of the slapstick detective anime, based on the manga by Verno Mikawa, will premiere next month.

Source: Anime News Network

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