Deadline is reporting the Hollywood business buzz that Warner Bros. is negotiating for feature film rights to Attack on Titan, based on Hajime Isayama manga that has inspired anime and Japanese live-action features. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman is overseeing the project. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced that it acquired home video and transactional video on demand rights to action-horror anime Ajin: Demi-Human, created by Polygon Pictures, under an exclusive license with the Ajin Production Committee. More after the jump.
Discotek has announced the license of Goku Midnight Eye, the 1989 OVA adaptation of Cobra creator Buichi Terasawa's sci-fi private eye manga with Journey to the West elements. Look for the anime on DVD in May or June.
Preparing for next season, Avex pictures and the series' site have published a teaser trailer for the TV anime adaptation of Higasa Akai's The Royal Tutor (aka Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine). The Bridge (Mitsudomoe, Seisen Cerberus)-produced series will be directed by Katsuya Kikuchi (Idol Memories). Get a look after the jump.
Three new Nendoroid figures have gone on sale from Good Smile Company. And, for once, Homura Akemi from Madoka Magica has the crowd's most affable expression. The adorable kimono version of Homuhomu is dressed for winter, but shipping in July. She's joined that month by Haikyu!!'s Keiji Akaashi (a month after teammate Kotaro Bokuto). Then, Naruto's Kakashi Hatake ships in August. Get a look after the jump.
Shout! Factory and Toei Animation have announced a deal for the Digimon Adventure tri. anniversary anime series that will see Shout! Factory handle the North American release of the first three movies, subbed and dubbed, on home video, including DVD, Blu-ray and electronic sell-through digital. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced tts Canadian release schedule for the English-dub of anime feature Girls und Panzer der Film. Beginning January 26, 2017, the tankery sequel will screen in more than 30 major Canadian cities, including: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. More after the jump.
Popular writer Gen Urobuchi has been fairly quiet on social media lately. And, there hasn't been much on the sequel to Taiwanese puppet co-production Thunderbolt Fantasy (or the anime Godzilla he was attached to in August either). Still, when you get your hands on a wuxia puppet, you have to show it off, and, Urobuchi took to Twitter to share a look at the one that just arrived. Get a look after the jump.
After the conclusion of Nisekoi, the October 20th issue four of Giga Jump featured author Naoshi Komi's 50-page one-short "Toki Doki." This week, Viz announced plans to run this in their English languaged edition of Shonen Jump next week, along with the 2013 Haikyu!! x Nisekoi crossover.
This weekend, hit mobile RPG Granblue Fantasy gets its animated adaptation with a special from A-1 Pictures and director Yuuki Itoh. Aniplus Asia, from Southeast Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand) has offered a subtitled look ahead of its January 21st debut. check it out after the jump.
Right now, the Konosuba 2 anime is adapting Natsume Akatsuki's third light novel, "They're Calling For You, Darkness-san." As the title suggests, a certain masochist will be playing a crucial role in the plot. And yet, the Dustiness heiress still managed to find her way into Akihabara, and presumably other Japanese arcade centers, for a plushie UFO catch prize newly released by Sega.
Sword Art Online, a gaming sci-fi by Reki Kawahara set in the year 2022, and Accel World, a gaming sci-fi set in the year 2046, are set to meet again in Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight, heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on March 16, 2017. Along with Kirito, Asuna, Black Lotus, Silver Crow and company, anime adaptation theme song singers Luna Haruna and Kotoko will be meeting in theme song "SxW -Soul World-."
This week's issue of Shonen Jump is out, and, with it, a new set of cast additions for season two of My Hero Academia have been officially introduced. Meet class 1-B president Itsuka Kendou and classmate Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, plus support-hero-in-training Mei Hatsume after the jump.
The new Black Butler anime movie, Book of the Atlantic, opens in Japan on January 21, 2017, with special "Black Butler CRUISING PARTY - That Butler Ships Out" preview screening this weekend aboard the Symphony Moderna luxury liner on Tokyo Bay. Leading into this, a new promo offered the latest look at the feature. Check it out after the jump.
After a 0.5 early edition in December, over 15 dedicated Yuri!!! on Ice doujinshi events have already been planned for 2017. The Ginban no Glory tour started in Tokyo at Comiket's Big Sight location today. That goes to Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sapporo and more in the coming months. Get a look after the jump.