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The summer 2018 anime season is fast approaching, and you'll be seeing plenty of additions to Crunchyroll's simulcast lineup. Consider this post your one-stop, regularly-updated destination for all things summer, so let's take a look at some of the series we can look forward to so far.
Blue Moon, the official fan club of voice actress / singer Saeko Shimazu, is sponsoring a special live event in Tokyo that will feature the original cast of the classic magical girl TV anime Magical Angel Creamy Mami reprising their roles in an original voice drama performance. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oniou no Fukkatsu (The Return of The Oni King), the fourth feature film in the Yo-kai Watch anime franchise, announced today that the seven main characters from Shigeru Mizuki's Gegege no Kitaro manga series will make guest appearance. Hit the jump for more details.
Toei Video today confirmed that a three-member new team "M" will appear in the newly-produced episode to be included in the upcoming "fullcomp" Blu-ray disc of Toei Animation's Robot Girls Z anime series. The three new girls are: Govari-san (Psycho Armor Govarian), Gro-chan (Groizer X), and X-san (X Bomber). Hit the jump for more details.
Several Japanese media have reported that a TV anime adaptation of Masao Ohtake's comedy manga Hinamatsuri is in the works for a Spring 2018 premiere. The author is a former assistant for Tetsuya Saruwatari, who is known for his action/violence manga series, such as Riki-Oh and Tough. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for anime voice actress Rie Murakawa has posted two edition CD jacket images and a short version music video for her upcoming 4th single "Night terror." She is best known as Hotaru Ichijo in Non Non Biyori and Ram in Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World. Check out her dance performance in Gothic & Lolita dress after the jump!
Aniplex has announced that Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale will receive wide release in over 6,000 theaters in the mainland China from September 15, and director Tomohiko Ito and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (the voice of Kirito) will join a premium screening event in Beijing this Saturday. Hit the jump for more details.
The special edition of "Hiromu Arakawa Artworks Fullmetal Alchemist," a 288-page book including over 300 color illustrations by the original manga author, comes with a DVD introducing a 35-minute drawing process of the main visual for the upcoming "Fullmetal Alchemist Art Exhibition." The publisher has posted a 90-second digest video of the bonus DVD.
Seven Seas has announced the license of The Voynich Hotel, a manga series that they describe as a heavily requested fan-favorite by Seiman Douman. Volume 1 will be released on June 26, 2018 for $12.99 USA / $14.99 CAN.
Crunchyroll continues to add fan favorite series from Funimation, with D-Gray-man Season 2 and The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan leading off today's additions. Hit the jump for details!
Hobby Stock couldn't let summer entirely pass without another seasonal take on Rem. The character good maker/seller is offering a life-sized tapestry of the Re:Zero oni in a sundress. With art by anime character designer Kyuta Sakai, the 170x65cm item seems for 9,720yen with tax ahead of an October release. Their shop is offering it with an exclusive 20x64cm microfiber towel with the same art.
The most recent trailer for Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time seemed to hint at a playable Diana Cavendish, and it looks like that's precisely what Bandai Namco has in mind. The latest reveal has Diana as playable along with Hannah England and Barbara Parker, slightly expanding the side-scroller's roster. Read on for more.
Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license acquisition--both print and digital--of the super-hero spoof manga Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General by Jin. Volume 1 will be released on June 19, 2018 for $12.99 USA / $14.99 CAN. Along with this is Little Devils by Uuumi. Volume 1 will be released on July 10, 2018 for $ 12.99 USA / $ 14.99 CAN in print and digital. More after the jump.
You never forget your first School Idol Project. All the hype for Aqours touring and October anime return hasn't crowded out μ's-love from the heart of fans and creators. Anime character designer Asako Nishida joined fans in celebrating the September 12th birthday of Kotori Minami. Get a look after the jump.
Kodansha Comics has launched their English releases of Azu's Magical Sempai and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming today. The two comedy series are available on digital platforms including Kindle/Comixology, iBooks. Nook, and Kobo. More after the jump.
The live-action Death Note that ran on Netflix this summer wasn't exactly well recieved by fans or critics and director Adam Wingard certainly heard about it on Twitter. Wingard fired back with his own contentious comments like "Film criticism is different than bitching at filmmakers on twitter." Reportedly, the exchanges got heated to the point where the harassment of Wingard included threats. In the wake of this, Wingard has deleted his Twitter account.