Archive for the ‘Video & Trailers’ Category

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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Ask John: Which Unlicensed Anime Are Potential Hits?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Question:
What are some anime titles you are surprised haven’t made it to America yet? They are titles that have been out in Japan for quite some time and exhibit many traits found in the most popular selling anime titles in the U.S. Titles that would be an almost sure-fire success if they were sold in the U.S.

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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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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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K Movie Trailer Released

Friday, April 11th, 2014

King Records has released the first trailer for studio GoHands’s anime feature film K: Missing Kings. The film continues the story from the 13-episode 2012 television series. The movie will hit Japanese theaters on July 12.

Source: Anime News Network

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Yokokuhan Movie Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Shueisha has announced the development of a feature film based on Tetsuya Tsutsui’s crime manga Yokokuhan (“Prophecy”). The 2011-2012 manga revolves around a police investigation of a serial arsonist known as “Newspaper Man.” The announcement doesn’t specify whether the film will be live-action or animated.

Source: Anime News Network

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FUNi Acquires One Piece Movie 11

Monday, April 7th, 2014

FUNimation has announced plans to release One Piece Film Z, the 11th One Piece theatrical feature, on domestic home video this fall. One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda personally executive produced the 2012 film.

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Im@s Cinderella Girls Anime Announced

Monday, April 7th, 2014

A new website has launched to announce the development of an IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls anime television series, based on the tremendously successful IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls mobile device game that launched in November 2011 as a spin-off from Bandai Namco’s original hit 2005 simulation game franchise. Noriko Takao, who directed several episodes of the 2011 IDOLM@STER anime television series, will direct the Cinderella Girls TV series. Tatsuya Takahashi, who wrote multiple episodes of the 2011 TV series and the screenplay for the 2014 IDOLM@STER anime film, will co-write the new series along with director Takao. Yuusuke Matsuo, who served as animation director on select episodes of the 2011 TV series, will serve as character designer for the new series. Studio A-1 Pictures, which produced both the 2011 TV series and 2014 movie, will animate the new series for broadcast next year.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ask John: What’s John’s Favorite Anime-style Video Game Intro?

Monday, April 7th, 2014


Question:
What are your favorite videogame intros which mimic the typical anime intro format? Even though you’re more of an anime guy, I’m sure you’ve played more than your fair share of Japanese games and must have developed a few favorites over time that you’d like to share.

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FUNimation Acquires New Fairy Tail & Daimidaler

Friday, April 4th, 2014

FUNimation has announced its acquisition of streaming rights to this month’s second Fairy Tail television series and the new robot anime comedy Kenzen Robo Daimidaler. Both shows will premiere in Japan on the 5th. FUNimation will begin streaming both titles shortly afterward.

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Ninja Slayer Anime Announced

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Twitter account for the popular lite novel series Ninja Slayer has announced that the book series will get an anime adaptation. The “cyberpunk ninja action drama” published by Enterbrain is credited to American authors “Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez,” who do not actually exist. The 12 volume continuing series is actually written by its Japanese “translators” Honda Yu & Sugi Leika.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ane Log OVA Scheduled

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Ane Log: Moyako Nee-san no Honpen wo Tobidashitemo Tomarai Monologue OVA will hit Japanese home video on the 18th. The 50-minute-long Flash anime is based on Kenji Taguchi’s comedy manga Ane Log: Moyako Nee-san no Tomaranai Monologue (Sister’s Log: Moyako’s Monologue That Won’t Stop) about an elder sister who believes that her younger brother is in love with her.

Source: Anime News Network

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Seikoku no Dragonar TV Ad Released

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The first TV spot for next week’s new Seikoku no Dragonar (Dragonar Academy) television series has appeared online. The adaptation of Shiki Mizuchi’s ongoing light novel series will premiere on the 10th. The original novels, which premiered in 2010 revolve around a deficient male student at magic school who summons a dragon familiar that happens to resemble a human girl.

As pointed out elsewhere, Seikoku no Dragonar is just a gender-swapped clone of late author Noboru Yamaguchi’s 2004-2011 light novel series Zero no Tsukaima.

Source: Anime News Network

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