Parasyte Anime Teaser Released

August 15th, 2014 by John

The Mainichi Newspaper has released a teaser for the upcoming Kiseiju: Sei no Kakuritsu television series, known in English as “Parasyte.” Studio Madhouse is adapting Hitoshi Iwaaki’s 1990-1995 sci-fi/horror manga to coincide with the two live-action Japanese film adaptations that will premiere late this year and next year. The TV series will premiere in October.

Source: Anime News Network

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Dog Days Season 3 Teaser

August 15th, 2014 by John

The homepage for the Dog Days fantasy action TV series franchise has announced that a third season, Dog Days”, will premiere in January. New season footage begins 46 seconds into the teaser trailer.

Source: Anime News Network

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Prisma Illya Third OAD Teaser

August 15th, 2014 by John

Kadokawa has released a streaming teaser trailer for the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! OAD that will be released exclusively with limited edition copies of the 6th volume of Hiroshi Hiroyama’s manga next April. The Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei!! television series is airing on Japanese television now.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hitsugi no Chaika Second Season Teaser

August 15th, 2014 by John

Kadokawa has released a teaser trailer for Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle, the second season of the “Chaika the Coffin Princess” television series. The staff and cast at animation studio Bones have reunited to produce the second season of anime based on Ichiro Sasaki’s light novels. A small amount of second season animation appears in the second half of the teaser. The “Avenging Battle” TV series will premiere in October.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hello Kiniro Mosaic Teaser Released

August 15th, 2014 by John

Media Factory has released a teaser trailer for Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic, the second “KinMoza” television series based on Yui Hara bishoujo slice-of-life comedy manga. The primary staff and cast of the 2013 first season will return for the second season.

Source: Anime News Network

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FUNimation Reveals New Licenses & Rescues

August 12th, 2014 by John

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FUNimation has formally announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to the D-Frag!, BlazBlue Alter Memory, Akuma no Riddle, Freezing Vibration, and Unbreakable Machine-Doll television series and Strike Witches and Steins;Gate movies. FUNimation has also acquired new domestic distribution rights to the two-season Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television series, Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya & Nyoron Churuya-san web anime series, and the Lucky Star TV series and OVA, and Cowboy Bebop television series that were all previously distributed on domestic home video by Bandai Entertainment.

Cowboy Bebop will be re-released on domestic DVD and will be released on domestic Blu-ray for the first time in December. The series will be released on regular edition DVD and regular edition Blu-ray, and also in a FUNimation.com exclusive DVD/BD combo and an alternate Amazon.com exclusive DVD/BD combo with different packaging and premiums.

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Kinema Citrus Seeking Crowd Funding for New Anime

August 12th, 2014 by John

Japanese video game & anime music production studio Creative Intelligence Arts and anime studio Kinema Citrus have launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund the production of a 24-minute “Under the Dog” sci-fi action OVA based on a story concept that video game writer Jiro Ishii penned in 1997. The pilot production is seeking $580,000 by September 7 and presently has $113,405 from 1,702 backers.

I think this looks promising, so in order to support the production and get the BD/DVD combo with backer-exclusive cover, soundtrack CD, challenge coin, hardcover booklet, t-shirt, and autographed poster, I committed to donating $200.

Source: Anime News Network

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First Inou Battle Trailer Released

August 12th, 2014 by John

The homepage for Studio Trigger’s Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (Inou Battle Within Everyday Life) TV series has added a streaming trailer. The adaptation of Kota Nozomi’s romantic comedy light novel series revolves around a group of high school students that suddenly manifest supernatural powers. The kids eagerly await some sort of magic powered battle or epic supernatural conflict to occur that will put their new talents to use, but nothing else about their everyday lives changes. Angel Beats & Strike Witches episode director Masanori Takahashi will helm the show for an October broadcast premiere.

Source: Anime News Network

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Wake Up, Girls! Spin-Off Anime Announced

August 12th, 2014 by John

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The Wake Up, Girls! original idol anime television series from earlier this year is getting a spin-off anime series titled “Wake Up, Girl Zoo!” that will reimagine the cast as cute animals. When a small zoo on the outskirts of Sendai is facing closure, the zookeepers scout a team of 7 animal mascots to draw public attention and save the zoo’s future. A pilot episode of Wake Up, Girl Zoo! will premiere online next month.

Source: Anime News Network

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Wit Studio Unveils Rolling Girls Anime

August 12th, 2014 by John

Wit Studio (Shingeki no Kyojin, Hozuki no Reitetsu) has unveiled its first original anime project, a bishoujo television series titled “The Rolling Girls.” Gin no Saji second season director Kotomi Deai will direct the show for a 2015 broadcast premiere.

Source: Anime News Network

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Re-Kan! TV Anime Announced

August 12th, 2014 by John

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Publisher Houbunsha has announced that Hinako Seta’s four-panel horror/comedy manga Re-Kan! will get an anime adaptation. The slice-of-life story stars a high school girl who can see ghosts. The ongoing manga premiered in 2009 and has four collected volumes so far.

Source: Anime News Network

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Working!! Third Season Announced

August 12th, 2014 by John

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During last weekend’s Working!! & Servant × Service Summer Festa publicity event the voice cast of the Working!! television franchise announced that a third season of the Working!! anime series is in development. The slice-of-life comedy about the employees of a family restaurant aired its first 13-episode TV series in 2010 and a second 13-episode season in 2011.

Source: Anime News Network

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Makoto Shinkai Directs Third Taisei Construction Ad

August 12th, 2014 by John

The Taisei Construction company has released its fourth original anime TV commercial, its third ad spot directed by Makoto Shinkai. The current ad illustrates a boy who follows in his construction worker father’s footsteps to work on the building of the Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ask John: Why are Doujinshi Allowed in Japan but Not in America?

August 12th, 2014 by John

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Question:
If doujinshi in Japan is perfectly legal then why not allow it in America too? I see no reason why Viz and others can’t allow doujinshi of Bleach, Naruto, One Piece or Hunter x Hunter to be traded. Why do the Japanese get to live large and enjoy the good life with endless doujinshi for Japanse anime/manga while we have paranoia and rampant lawyers and fear over in the States?

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Gundam G no Reconguista First Ten Minutes Online

August 8th, 2014 by John

The homepage for this fall’s Gundam G no Reconguista television series is now streaming the series’ first ten minutes. Mobile Suit Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino personally created and is directing the latest Gundam series that is set in Regild Century year 1014, roughly a thousand years after the events depicted in the V-Gundam television series and G-Saviour movie.

A compiled edit of the series’ first three episodes will screen in 13 Japanese theaters from August 23 to September 5 and stream online from September 8 to September 30. The series will premiere in its weekly broadcast on the MBS network in October.

Source: Anime News Network

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