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Sunrise Teases Next 'Gundam' Project

Animation studio Sunrise, in a joint panel with Bandai Namco Pictures at Anime Expo 2015, provided more information about its next project in the Mobile Suit Gundam series. Akane Hagino, a manager in the international sales department of Sunrise, specified that the project will be revealed on July 15 at noon Japan time. A teaser site (http://www.g-tekketsu.com/) opened on July 3 with a silhouette of the key visual and a countdown clock for the announcement. The press conference will be stre...

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Studio 4°C Introduces Kickstarter Project 'Red Ash the Animation: Magicicada'

At a joint panel at Anime Expo 2015, Studio 4°C introduced its first anime crowdfunding project, titled Red Ash the Animation: Magicicada. The studio is also partnering with Comcept in developing a video game titled Red Ash: Kikanjou Karkanon no Majo (Red Ash: The Indellible Legend). Comcept was founded by Keiji Inafune, best known as a co-designer of the Rockman (Mega Man) character at Capcom. It has created games such as Soul Sacrifice and Mighty No. 9. According to Studio 4°C presi...

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Anime Adaptation of 'Dimension W' Announced, FUNimation Involved in Production

It was revealed today at the FUNimation panel for Anime Expo 2015 that an anime adaptation based on sci-fi manga Dimension W is in production. Announced in the United States before Japan, FUNimation further revealed that they will be part of the production committee for the anime. Staff Director: Kanta Kamei (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, Usagi Drop) Script: Shoutarou Suga (Isshuukan Friends.) Character Design: Tokuyuki Matsutake (Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike) Original Creator: Yuj...

NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Jun 20 - 27

Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for June 20th - 27th *1. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.10 *2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1 *3. Naruto Vol.70 *4. Attack on Titan Vol.1 *5. Deadman Wonderland Vol.9 *6. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol.1 *7. Seraph of the End Vol.5 *8. Noragami Vol.5 *9. Assassination Classroom Vol.4 10. Big Hero 6 Vol.1 Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List Previous related news: North American Anime & Manga Releases for June &lar...

Shaft Announces 40th Anniversary Exhibition Tour

Animation studio Shaft has opened a website for an exhibition tour titled Madogatari-ten (Madogatari Exhibition). The studio, founded in 1975, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and will take the exhibition to three cities in Japan—Tokyo, Osaka, and Sapporo. Shaft gained fame for the original series Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (2011) and adaptations of Isin Nisio's Monogatari light novels (2009 onward). Its most recent work is Koufuku Graffiti, an adaptation of the manga of th...

'Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu' to Air on Toonami in Fall

Sentai Filmworks announced during their panel at Anime Expo 2015 that Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte -the maxim-) will air on Adult Swim's Toonami block in Fall 2015, replacing Sword Art Online II. The 24-episode anime by Madhouse, which aired in Fall 2014 in Japan, is an adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's original manga. Two live-action movie adaptations opened in Japanese theaters in November 2014 and April 2015. Source: Official site News submitted by Hongu

NHK Announces Original TV Series 'Classicaloid' for 2016

An official website has opened for an original TV anime titled Classicaloid, scheduled to premiere in 2016 on NHK E-TV. Synopsis In a rural town undergoing revival through music, high school students Kanae and Sousuke meet none other than Beethoven and Mozart! Calling themselves "Classicaloids", this mysterious duo creates a strange power through the "music" they play. One night, stars fall from the sky and gigantic robots appear, causing trouble every single day! Bach, Chopin, Schubert...

BL Manga 'Junjou Romantica' Gets New OVA

Kadokawa has opened pre-orders for a premium edition of the 20th volume of the Junjou Romantica manga, which will bundle an anime DVD. Pre-orders will be accepted through October 4, 2015, and the set will be released on December 1, 2015. The following cast members will reprise their roles from previous anime adaptations. Misaki Takahashi: Takahiro Sakurai Akihiko Usami: Hikaru Hanada Hiroki Kamijou: Kentarou Itou Nowaki Kusama: Nobutoshi Canna Shinobu Takatsuki: Daisuke Kishio You Miy...

Ninth 'Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan' Light Novel Bundles Unaired Anime

Kadokawa has opened pre-orders for the ninth light novel volume of Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan, which will bundle a Blu-ray disc containing an unaired 13th episode of the TV anime adaptation. Customers can pre-order the light novel through November 11, 2015, and it will be released on March 9, 2016. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan is set in a world where humanity, driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects, now live in aerial floating cities. Aerial combat mages...

'Legend of the Galactic Heroes' and 'Higurashi no Naku Koro ni' Licensed for North America [Update 7/3]

Sentai Filmworks announced at their Anime Expo panel that they have acquired the Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) anime series. It was also announced that Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry) and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (When They Cry 2), as well as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (When They Cry Gratitude) have been licensed. In addition to the anime, Viz Media's panel announced plans for the release of the first three volumes of Legend of the Galactic Heroes ligh...

'Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai' Main Cast Announced

Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai's official website has announced the main cast, along with character designs, for the upcoming movie by A-1 Pictures. Dorothy (Ayane Sakura) (Non Non Biyori) Dual (Risa Taneda) (Shokugeki no Souma) Remo (Yumiri Hanamori) (Rolling☆Girls) The movie's plot, scenario, and illustration were written by Physics Point, which won the grand prize at Pony Canyon's first Anime-ka Taishou competition. A movie adaptation was announced in 2014, with direction by...

Seiyuu Miyu Matsuki Suffers from Pneumonia

The staff of Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor's broadcast commemorative event posted a blog entry on behalf of Miyu Matsuki, stating that the voice actress is unable to make an appearance due to her suffering from pneumonia. They further apologized for the sudden report of her absence and thanked Matsuki's fans for their support. Miyu Matsuki played the role of Shouko Hazama in Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor. She is also known for her leading roles as Cthuko in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san and Ku...

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Manga 'Piano no Mori' Begins Final Arc in August

Editors of Kodansha's Morning magazine announced that Makoto Isshiki's manga Piano no Mori will resume serialization in August. The series had been on hiatus since the announcement of the results of the Chopin Competition in the story. Piano no Mori had been serialized in the now-defunct Young Magazine Uppers between 1998 and 2002. It resumed serialization in Morning in 2005, and was previously announced to conclude in the 26th volume. The 25th volume was released in October 2014. It won the...

Fifth 'Magi: Sinbad no Bouken' OVA Previewed

Shogakukan's web comic magazine Ura Sunday posted a trailer for the fifth Magi: Sinbad no Bouken OVA, which is scheduled to ship with the limited edition seventh volume of the manga on July 15. The fifth installment concludes the three-part Valefor dungeon arc, and a message from the editors of Shogakukan also indicated that this release concludes the current OVA series. However, the editors do not rule out the possibility of future announcements. The OVA series is an adaptation of the Magi:...

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Fourth and Final 'Persona 3' Movie Opens January 2016

The official website of the Persona 3 anime adaptation announced that the fourth and final movie, Persona 3 the Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth, will open in theaters in Japan on January 23, 2016. It continues the story from the previous movie and will cover the winter arc. Tomohisa Taguchi, who previously directed the second movie, returns to direct the final installation. A-1 Pictures also returns to animate the movie, along with the previous staff and cast. The Persona 3 movies are based on the...

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Bones Original Anime 'Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou' to Air in Fall 2015 [Update 7/3]

Studio Bones is expected to announce an original anime, Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou, for broadcast in October 2015. The official anime website has been registered but requires authentication to access. A key visual has been displayed at Daisuki's booth at Anime Expo 2015. Synopsis Apotheosis, a superhuman phenomenon in Tokyo. The reason of their birth is unknown. Some of them were modified by evil organizations; some came from outer space. Some came from a magical world, while others...

Jump SQ.Crown to Include a New 'D.Gray-man' Story, 'Kekkai Sensen' Resumes [Update 7/3]

Scans of Jump SQ's upcoming issue have revealed more information about the first issue of its new spin-off, Jump SQ.Crown. To be released on July 17, Jump SQ.Crown begins 5 months after another spin-off magazine, Jump SQ.19, ceased publication. First issuing quarterly and then every second month, Jump SQ.19 serialized one-shots and side-stories from Jump SQ main titles, along with original series such as Kekkai Sensen. On hiatus since the magazine ended, Kekkai Sensen will resume in Jump S...

Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jun 22 - 28

Here are the weekly light novel rankings for June 22nd - 28th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books *1. 122,607 122,607 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.11 *2. *31,282 *56,908 Date A Live Vol.12 *3. *21,419 *21,419 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.5 *4. *20,758 *27,388 Bakemono no Ko *5. *13,993 *30,569 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.8 *6. *13,867 *13,867 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki...

Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Jun 22 - 28

Here are the weekly manga rankings for June 22nd - 28th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles *1. 260,637 629,991 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.3 *2. 203,087 728,942 Gin no Saji Vol.13 *3. 181,852 181,852 Kinou Nani Tabeta? Vol.10 *4. 172,402 172,402 Ore Monogatari! Vol.9 *5. 161,377 560,472 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15 *6. 102,573 102,573 Vinland Saga Vol.16 *7. 101,617 101,617 Genshiken Vol.18 *8. *87,803 *87,803 Kakegurui Vol.3 *9. *87,181 *87,181 Working!!: Re:order...

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'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin' 2nd OVA to be Released in October

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin's official site has announced that the second of four OVA episodes will be released on October 31. Additional cast members were also announced and a new key visual was released (pictured right). Cast Ray Amuro: Toru Furuya (original) Char Aznable: Toshihiko Seki (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) Mirai Yashima: Ayumi Fujimura (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) Staff Episode Director: Nana Harada (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) The OVAs are based on the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin...
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