This spring, Kyoto Animation and their KA Esma Bunko publication label's eighth talent search recognized Hiroshi Yuuki's novel 20th Century Electric Catalog with an encouragement prize. 2015 and 2016 did not honor any works. Before that, 2014 had The Kyoto Animation Award's first ever Grand Prize winner with Akiko Takase's Violet Evergarden. 2018 is not going have any honors again, but this time, it's because the awards are skipping a year.
True love and delusional "psychic powers" are no match for turnstiles in the latest teaser trailer for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Take on Me, an upcoming theatrical anime film that continues the teenage turmoil of the Dark Flame Master and wielder of the Wicked Eye from Torako's humorous light novel series. Hit the jump to check it out.
In anticipation of the upcoming "3rd Annual Kyo Ani & Do Fan Thanksgiving Event", Kyoto Animation has released a preview video of Baja no Studio ("Baja's Studio"), a work of animation that will be available as part of the event and that stars Kyoani's own adorable mascot character, Baja. Hit the jump to check it out.
According to the latest box office report from Japan, Free! -Timeless Medley- Yakusoku (Promise), the second compilation film based on Kyoto Animation's Free! TV anime series released on July 1, ranked 10th in its opening weekend. The first film Kizuna (Bonds) also made the same 10th place debut in April. Hit the jump for more details.
Four more voice actors have joined the cast of Violet Evergarden, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of light novels published by Kyoto Animation about a world in which robots who assist people with disabilities are re-purposed as weapons of war. Hit the jump to learn more.