At Viz Media's Shojo Beat label panel at this weekend's Anime Expo event, the North American publisher announced plans to release Vampire Knight author Matsuri Hino's 2014 ongoing Shuriken and Pleats and Ouran High author Bisco Hatori's 2014 ongoing drama club titles Behind the Scenes, aka Urakata!! More after the jump.
A second preview offers the latest look at this summer's TV anime adaptation of Sorata Akizuki's 2007, ongoing shoujo manga Akagami no Shirayukihime/Snow White with Red Hair. Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha, Sword of the Stranger) will be directing the Bones production with Deko Akao (Noragami) writing and Kumiko Takahashi (Cardcaptor Sakura, Witch Hunter Robin) on character design.
Shizuka Itō's Underground Student Council vice president Meiko Shiraki is the subject of the latest ad for the July 10th debut of the anime adaptation of Akira Hiramoto's Prison School. Get a look after the jump.
Going into the original sci-fi anime's premiere, Classroom☆Crisis introduced Yūma Uchida (Gundam Build Fighters Try's Yuma Kousaka) as the prior art department's Nagisa Kiryu and Yu Kobayashi (Blood Blockade Battlefront's Chain Sumeragi) as the finance department's Angelina. More after the jump.
A holiday tradition continues as Tsuyoshi Nonaka, a designer on Power Rangers, Ben 10, the Soul of Chogokin, Shin Mazinger, Mazinkaiser SKL and more celebrated US Independence Day with Daidenjin from Denshi Sentai Denjiman (the fourth entry in the Super Sentai series - known for providing Power Rangers with its action scenes), which has “ID” logo on his chest.
During an Anime Expo presentation, Viz Media announced that their new English dub of Sailor Moon S will introduce Erica Mendez as Sailor Uranus, Lauren Landa as Sailor Neptune, Christine Marie Cabanos as Sailor Saturn and Keith Silverstein as Professor Tomoe. More after the jump.
Yesterday, Anime Expo hosted a presentation of the English versions of episodes 3 and 10 from season one of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure along with Joseph Joestar voice Ben Diskin and Naokatsu Tsuda, animation director at David Production and director of Jojo’s. See who else is involved in the dub after the jump.
Before there was the Monogatari anime or Madoka Magica anime (but after Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling), there was Shaft's Pani Poni Dash, an adaptation of Hekiru Hikawa's Pani Poni manga. The production, released in North American by ADV, turns 10 on July 3rd, and Hikawa among others celebrated the anniversary, recommending fans check out the DVD or Bandai Channel offering. Get a look at the results after the jump.
2016 NHK-E broadcast plans have been announced for Sunrise (Gundam, Gintama, Love Live) original music themed slapstick comedy Classicaloid. Gintama's Yoichi Fujita will helm the project featuring original character designs by Sengoku Basara's Makoto Tsuchibayashi. More after the jump.
One Piece hits episode 700 this week. With that milestone the anime begins exploring the backstory of the popular Trafalgar Law. Plus, fans will get to hear the voice of Corazon. The series site reveals that Kōichi Yamadera, Cowboy Bebop's Spike, will be voicing that character, whose introduction signals the final phase of the Dressrosa Arc. More after the jump.
Anime's summer 2015 season should be an interesting one. For otaku, there's a lot of bishoujo favorites as well as some anticipated light novel adaptations. Then, you can't get any more mainstream than the return of Dragon Ball to TV anime! As the schedule has shaken out, there's a new chart of when to find out. Get a look after the jump.
North American distributor Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license of manga series Angel Beats!: Heaven's Door. The ongoing series is at its eighth volume in Japan. Seven Seas will publish the series as individual volumes, each with a color insert. The first volume will be released on February 9, 2016 for $12.99 US / $14.99 CAN.
Sayaka Ohara's Underground Student Council President Mari Kurihara is the subject of the latest ad for the July 10th debut of the anime adaptation of Akira Hiramoto's Prison School. Get a look after the jump.
From the creative team that brought you Anohana (director Tatsuyuki Nagai, writer Mari Okada and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka) comes an all new ode to youth theatrical anime The Anthem of the Heart (aka Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda or KokoSake). A new commercial offers the latest look at the feature, which opens in Japan on September 19, 2015. More after the jump.
Producer Toei announced on social media that an English dub of the ongoing adaptation of Daisuke Ashihara's Shonen Jump action sci-fi World Trigger will premiere at this weekend's Anime Expo convention. More after the jump.