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Mekaku City Actors
The series has been announced to air April 2014.
Source: New Shounen Brave PV
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News submitted by LoLyeah
Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu
A key visual on the official site announces that the movie will open in Japanese theaters March 8, 2014.
Source: Official Site
Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu
According to a scan from the upcoming February issue of Coro Coro Comic
, the movie will open in Japanese theaters July 19, 2014.
Source: Scan via ANN
Kantai Collection: Kan Colle
A few staff members for the series have been announced and are as follows:
Director: Keizo Kusakawa
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Source: Scan via Yaraon
Soul Eater Not!
Some cast members and staff have been announced for the series.
Tsugumi Harudori: Haruka Chisuga
Anya Hepburn: Saori Hayami
Meme Tatene: Aoi Yuki
Director, Series Composition: Masakazu Hashimoto
Other Anime News
The upcoming film has been endorsed by the Dalai Lama by saying he is "thankful to have the world of the Buddha be spread by the film."
Source: Anime! Anime!
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It has been revealed on a blog by Kazuhiro Takamura
, director for the series, that a "New Project" for the series will be released sometime in 2014. It was previously announced in October that a new season along with an OVA, tentatively titled "Operation Victory Arrow (O.V.A), were green-lit however no airing dates were given. The "New Project" reveal doesn't specify if whether the new season or the OVA is what will be coming this year.
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The latest Simpsons
episode pays tribute to Miyazaki and his work by including references from movies Howl no Ugoku Shiro
(Howl's Moving Castle), Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
(Spirited Away), Tonari no Totoro
(My Neighbor Totoro), along with a few others.
Source: Episode Trailer
News submitted by jimi888