It's a blast from the past for viewers of Chiba TV, because the station has begun rebroadcasting Magical DoReMi, a magical girl TV anime from 1999 with direction by Junichi Sato. Hit the jump to learn more.
Amanchu!, a shōnen manga by Kozue Amano about a teenage girl with a passion for scuba diving, is receiving an anime adaptation in the Summer of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Shin-Bungeiza Theater in Ikebukuro is hosting an all-night film festival dedicated to "literary anime', including a rare 35mm screening of Madhouse's 1985 short film, Bobby's In Deep. Hit the jump to learn more.
A teaser site with countdown timer has launched for a "new heroine" project from Junichi Sato, director on Sailor Moon, Aria and Magical Doremi, and creator of Kaleido Star and Princess Tutu. So far, there's just a burning image, but in a week, we learn more about the veteran director's "foolish action girl." Check out the teaser after the jump.
The latest work from director Junichi Sato (Prétear, Tamayura: Hitotose), together with illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi (most well known for the illustrations in the Kino's Journey light novels), is an OVA called oneoff. Hit the jump to see the first trailer and hear more!
Ushicon 2012—a Texas-based anime convention—made a big special guest announcement recently. Junichi Sato, prolific anime director of series such as Princess Tutu, Aria, and the early seasons of Sailor Moon, will be attending as an industry guest. More after the jump.