Latest Sunday CM Released

September 19th, 2014 by John

Shogakukan has released its latest original Shounen Sunday anime TV spot. The 30-second ad animated by studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) is the second Shounen Sunday ad to feature Jun Sakura’s comedy manga Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai (He Does Not Have Any Friends). Shounen Sunday magazine has released 31 anime TV commercials since 1995.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hacka Doll Promotional Anime Online

September 19th, 2014 by John

Social game company DeNA has released two original promotional anime clips this week to advertise its new customized news feed reader application Hacka Doll. Both anime shorts were animated by Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill).

Source: Anime News Network

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Hitman From Today Drama Scheduled

September 19th, 2014 by John

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A live-action series based on Hiroshi Muto’s manga Kyou Kara Hitman ~ Hitman From Today will premiere on BeeTV’s d-Video service on October 1. Jun Kaname (Kamen Rider Agito) will star as a 34-year-old salaryman forced to replace a legendary hitman. The ongoing manga series premiered in 2005 and received a live-action feature film starring Shinji Takeda in 2009.

Source: Anime News Network

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Fist of the Wolverine

September 15th, 2014 by John

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According to IMDB trivia, Logan’s bullet wounds are a deliberate homage to Kenshiro.

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Sentai Acquires Prisma Illya Season 2

September 12th, 2014 by John

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Sentai Filmworks has announced its acquisition of domestic home video distribution rights to the just-concluded Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei television series. Sentai released the series’ first season on domestic home video earlier this month.

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Prisma Illya Third Season Announced

September 12th, 2014 by John

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This week’s 10th and final episode of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei television series ended with an announcement that the franchise will get a third season next year. The third TV series based on Hiroshi Hiroyama’s manga spin-off from Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night computer game will be titled “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!”

Source: Anime News Network

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Terra Formars First TV Spot

September 12th, 2014 by John

Warner Bros. has released the first brief teaser for this month’s Terra Formars television series. The adaptation of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana’s sci-fi/action/horror manga will cover the “Annex 1″ story arc set 20 years after the events depicted in the current Terra Formars OAD series. The TV series will premiere at 12:30am on the 27th.

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Shingeki no Kyojin OAD Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

Kodansha has released a trailer for the upcoming two-episode Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku (Attack on Titan: No Regrets) OAD series based on artist Hikaru Suruga and writer Gan Sunaaku’s manga spin-off from Hajime Isayama’s manga. The Wit Studios staff that produced last year’s Shingeki no Kyojin TV series is also producing the prequel mini-series that will depict the first meeting between Captain Levi and Commander Erwin. The two episodes will be released exclusively with volumes 15 & 16 of Isayama’s original Shingeki no Kyojin manga on December 9, 2014, and April 9, 2015.

Source: Anime News Network

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Full Rakuen Tsuiho Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

A full trailer for Toei & Nitroplus’ original feature film Rakuen Tsuiho ~ Expelled From Paradise has been released to YouTube. Seiji Mizushima (Oedo Rocket, Gundam OO) will direct the film based on a script by Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass). The sci-fi/action movie will open theatrically on November 15.

Source: Anime News Network

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First Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

The homepage for the Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai ~ A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd television series has added a streaming trailer. Animation studio Hoods Entertainment (Aki Sora, Manyu Hikencho) is producing the adaptation of August’s adult PC game for an October 9 broadcast premiere. The original game is a harem story revolving around a the male member of his school’s library club.

Source: Anime News Network

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Garo Anime TV Spot Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

A new TV spot featuring the first animation footage from the Garo: Honoo no Kokuin (Garo: Seal of Flames) television series has surfaced on YouTube. Studio Mappa (Sakamichi no Apollon, Teekyu) is producing the anime adaptation of the popular live-action late-night “dark hero” show created by Keita Amemiya. The TV anime will premiere on October 3.

Source: Anime News Network

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A Certain Magical Index Anniversary Video Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of author Kazuma Kamachi’s breakthrough debut, the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series, J.C. Staff has animated a cross-over video featuring characters from Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index, Heavy Object, Intelle Village no Zashiki Warashi, and Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou novel series.

Source: Anime News Network

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Cardfight!! Vanguard Movie Long Trailer Released

September 12th, 2014 by John

Film studio Shochiku has released a three-minute-long trailer for the anime half of the new Cardfight!! Vanguard feature film. The feature will consist of a “Neon Messiah” anime segment and a “Mittsu no Game” live-action segment. The movie opens in Japanese theaters tomorrow.

Source: Anime News Network

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Narihero www TV Series Announced

September 12th, 2014 by John

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The Konna Watashi-tachi ga Nariyuki de Heroine ni Natta Kekka www ‘Narihero www’ (How We Became the Heroines [lol] ‘Narihero [lol]‘) CG comedy feature film that will open as a double-feature with the gdgd Fairies movie on the 27th will also be getting a TV series. A series of 15-minute “Narihero www” episodes revolving around the spontaneous conversations of three sisters in space will premiere on the Tokyo MX network on October 6. Creator/director Souta Sugahara’s gdgd Fairies & Narihero www movie double-feature will open theatrically on September 27. gdgd Fairies received TV series in 2011 and 2013.

Source: Anime News Network

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Granrodeo to Get an Anime TV Series

September 12th, 2014 by John

A series of Flash anime shorts titled “GraP & RodeO,” inspired by the Japanese pop music duo Granrodeo, will air during the Rodeo Club ~ Season II program beginning next month and stream on YouTube. Granrodeo vocalist Kisho Taniyama will co-star in the anime as RodeO, a high school boy who aspires to become a rock star. Commedian Hiroki Konno will play GraP, a music producer from the future.

Source: Anime News Network

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