Tribe Cool Crew Anime to Premiere This Month

September 5th, 2014 by John

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Sunrise has announced that its original anime TV series Tribe Cool Crew will premiere on the 28th. You Are Umasou movie and TV series director Masaya Fujimori is directing “Japan’s first full-fledged dance anime.” Professional dancer Yuki Tanno will supervise the dance choreography for the series. The Japanese Street Dancing Association will overseeing the entire series’ production.

Source: Anime News Network

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Calimero Revival TV Series Announced

September 5th, 2014 by John

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An unspecified Japanese production studio, in collaboration with animation studios in Italy & France, is producing the first Calimero anime TV series in 21 years. Toei first animated the adventures of Ignazio Colnaghi and the Pagot brothers’ Italian comic character in a 47-episode 1974 television series. Toei then produced a 52-episode remake TV series that aired from October 1992 to September 1993. The new anime series will be animated with CG. The show’s 15-minute episodes will premiere on the TV Tokyo network on October 7.

Source: Anime News Network

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Piece of Cake Live-Action Movie Announced

September 5th, 2014 by John

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Japanese publisher Shodensha has announced that female mangaka George Asakura’s 2003-2008 josei manga Piece of Cake will receive a live-action film adaptation. The five-volume romance manga tells the story of a woman in her 20s who reboots her life by quitting her job, moving, and developing a romantic interest in her neighbor who already has a girlfriend.

Source: Anime News Network

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Sorako is Stellar

September 2nd, 2014 by John

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Having grown up as a geek during the 1980s, the Hernandez brothers’ independent slice-of-life comic book series Love and Rockets defined the offbeat, alternative, independent comic book in my mind. Since I grew up with America’s independent comic boom, I was also aware that indie comics featured belligerent anthropomorphic animals, ninja (of the female, fat, turtle, and high school varieties), all manner of criminals, hardboiled detectives, and much more. But twenty years later I still find my core definition of “indie comics” falling back on slice of life stories about the small existential anxieties of everyday life. So no title from GEN Manga’s stable better illustrates the translator’s canon of imported Japanese indie comics than Fujimura Takayuki’s deceptively simple routine life drama manga Sorako.

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First Wolf Girl & Black Prince Trailer Released

August 29th, 2014 by John

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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Over Lord Anime Announced

August 29th, 2014 by John

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The advertising obi found on new copies of the 7th volume of Kugane Maruyama’s fantasy light novel series Over Lord reveals that the franchise will be getting an anime adaptation. The novel series stars a boy who refuses to log-out of an online fantasy game when the game is shut down. The boy finds that the game world continues to exist and evolve independently, so he decides to strive to become the overlord of the entire digital world. The novel series premiered online in 2010.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hayao Miyazaki to Receive Lifetime Achievement Oscar

August 29th, 2014 by John

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The MPAA’s Board of Governors has announced that it will present an honorary Oscar statuette for lifetime achievement in film-making to Hayao Miyazaki. The award will be presented at the 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, in Hollywood. Miyazaki won the Best Animated Film Oscar for Spirited Away in 2002 and was again nominated for Best Animated Film Oscars for Howl’s Moving Castle in 2005 and The Wind Rises in 2013.

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Adult Swim to Broadcast Hellsing Ultimate

August 28th, 2014 by John

FUNimation has confirmed that Adult Swim will broadcast the “Hellsing Ultimate” OVA series during its Toonami programming hours beginning September 13 at 3:00AM. The episodes will be heavily edited to meet TV-MA broadcast standards and fit within one-hour broadcast spans. FUNimation will release the final two Hellsing OVAs, episodes 9 & 10, on domestic home video on October 28th.

Factoring in time for TV commercials, Toonami’s “hour” broadcast timeslot allows for 43 minutes of program. Only OVA episodes 2 & 9 are 43 minutes or less without edits.

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Seraph of the End TV Anime Announced

August 28th, 2014 by John

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Shueisha has announced that writer Takaya Kagami and artists Daisuke Furuya & Yamato Yamamoto’s dark fantasy manga series Owari no Seraph ~ Seraph of the End will get an anime TV series adaptation. The manga series is set in a future world in which only children remain alive, and the world’s children are enslaved by vampires. Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu & Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi novelist Takaya Kagami writes the manga. Daisuke Furuya then storyboards the art which Yamato Yamamoto draws. The manga series premiered in 2012 and presently has 5 collected volumes.

Source: Anime News Network

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First Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru Trailer Released

August 28th, 2014 by John

Pony Canyon has released the first trailer for Studio Gokumi’s original bishoujo fantasy/slice-of-life anime TV series Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru (Yuki Yuna Will Be a Hero). The series stars four junior high school girls that comprise their school’s “hero club.”

Source: Anime News Network

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Sega Hardware Girls TV Series Trailer Released

August 28th, 2014 by John

The TMS network has released the first trailer for the upcoming Hi sCoool! SeHa Girl anime television series. The series stars “Dreamcast,” “Sega Saturn,” and “Megadrive,” who transfer into SeHaGaga Academy and find that their classes occur inside video games. The show will premiere on October 8.

Source: Anime News Network

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Yokai Watch Movie Trailer Released

August 28th, 2014 by John

Media Factory has released the first trailer for this winter’s Yokai Watch: Tanjo no Himitsu da Nyan! (Yokai Watch: It’s the Secret of Birth, Meow!) movie. The film is the first feature based on studio OLM’s smash hit television series based on Level-5’s Nintendo DS game. The movie is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on December 20.

Source: Anime News Network

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New Ikkitousen OVA Announced

August 28th, 2014 by John

The homepage for the Ikkitousen anime franchise has released a trailer announcing the upcoming Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch OVA. The OVA is the latest anime based on Yuji Shiozaki’s 2000 and ongoing school battle manga that received its first anime adaptation in 2003.

Source: Anime News Network

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New Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA Scheduled

August 28th, 2014 by John

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Reportedly Seitokai Yakuindomo*, the second TV season adaptation of Tozen Ujiie’s sexual-innuendo-gag school comedy manga, will get a new OVA release on DVD and Blu-ray on October 22. Seitokai Yakuindomo OADs 10 & 11, released exclusively with manga volumes 10 & 11, were spin-offs from the second TV series.

Source: Anime News Network

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Tokko Jimuin Minowa Drama Announced

August 28th, 2014 by John

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Kei Ogawa’s award-winning legal comedy manga Tokko Jimuin Minowa will be adapted into a live-action TV series titled “Binta! ~Bengoshi Jimuin Minowa ga Ai de Kaiketsushimasu~.” EXILE pop group member Toshio Matsumoto will star as a former biker gang member turned legal clerk despite not knowing anything about law. The manga series premiered last year and presently has 2 collected volumes. The TV series will premiere on October 2.

Source: Anime News Network

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