Archive for the ‘Video & Trailers’ Category

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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Ask John: Why Hasn’t Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters Been Released in Japan?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014


Question:
Why hasn’t Yu-Gi-Oh Capsule Monsters show been released in Japan yet? Yu-Gi-Oh The Movie Pyramid of Light was released in Japan back in 2005, so why not for Capsule Monsters show in Japan? Yu-Gi-Oh Capsule Monsters takes place between Grand Championship and Millennium Arc. Is it because of the storyline, or they just don’t want to release it because the Capsule Monsters show was too American since it was based on Mattel’s product?

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Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo OAD Announced

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Since the original promotional anime for Miki Yoshikawa’s school gender-swapping manga Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) reached one-million views yesterday, Kodansha has released a brand new teaser announcing the development of a Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo OAD. IDOLM@STER: XENOGLOSSIA episode director Tomoki Takuno will helm the production at Liden Films. The ongoing manga about a high school boy and girl who swap bodies premiered in 2012. Its 13th collected volume will be released in Japan next month.

Source: Anime News Network

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Windows Introduces Azure Mascot

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Microsoft’s Japanese branch has formally introduced Claudia Madobe, its new anime mascot character for the “Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform.” Claudia Madobe is actually the cousin of the Japanese Windows 7 mascot Nanami Madobe, who was formally introduced in 2009.

Source: Anime News Network

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GKids Acquires Yume to Kyouki no Oukoku

Friday, June 13th, 2014

GKids has acquired the domestic distribution rights to director Mami Sunada’s 2013 documentary history of Studio Ghibli Kingdom of Dreams & Madness (Yume to Kyouki no Oukoku). The Japanese home video release of the film includes optional English subtitles.

Source: Variety

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Fantasista Stella OAD Trailer

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Shogakukan has released a 30-second trailer advertising the Fantasista Stella OAD that will be released exclusively with limited edition copies of the 8th volume of Michiteru Kusaba’s Fantasista Stella manga on September 18.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ask John: Is Bringing Back Violence Jack a Good Idea?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Question:
Considering all the blame media – video games in particular – gets for random shootings, is it a good idea for Discotek to bring back Violence Jack? Or will Violence Jack just be another under-the-radar grindhouse release that only anime fans in the know would care about, like Mad Bull? And in today’s world of casual Game of Thrones/South Park/FPS-type fantasy violence, does it even matter?

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