Last August, Studio 4°C announced international plans for Netflix to stream anthology Genius Party and acclaimed feature Mind Game, along with Sunao Katabuchi's 2001 feminist fairy tale film Princess Arete, inspired by Diana Coles's 1983 story The Clever Princess, and Yoshiharu Ashino's 2004 magic girl TV anime/OVA Tweeny Witches. This August, the chance to watch those distinctive works of anime on that platform ends.
Cross-cultural comedy KINMOZA! returns to anime this fall in special Kiniro Mosaic - Pretty Days, opening for a limited theatrical run on November 12th. Cast vocal unit Rhodanthe* return for the theme. With tickets for the screening now on sale, Kadokaw has posted its first commercial. Get a look after the jump.
Sorry ladies (and gents), Natsuki Hanae, the 25-year-old voice actor known as Tokyo Ghoul's Ken Kaneki, Twin Star Exorcists' Rokuro Enmadō, Your Lie In April's Kōsei Arima, Aldnoah.Zero's Inaho Kaizuka, Gundam IBO's Biscuit Griffon and more is taken. The 2015 Seiyuu Award winner announced his nuptials on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting's A&G (anime and game) Tribal Radio Agson.
An early look at the October issue of Megami Magazine has revealed some details 5pb.'s Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- DEATH OR KISS visual, and looks like that name is literal. In its original story, the Ruler Election has spun off a beauty contest, giving the winner a treasure that promises the recipient great luck and a powerful advantage to achieving the throne. More after the jump.
Following yesterday's updates on the plans for Shaft's eight-OAV Kubikiri Cycle adaptation of Nisio Isin's (Monogatari, Medaka Box) first Zaregoto novel, set to debut October 26th, a preview of the first part has been published. See what Monogatari anime talent like Akiyuki Shinbo and haracter designer/action director Akio Watanabe are doing with another Nisio Isin story after the jump.
As with the anime, their there's going on with Re:Zero in print. There's Daichi Matsuse's Truth of Zero manga adaptation in Comic Alive. There's Makoto Fūgetsu's adaptation of the series in Big Gangan. And, maybe the real noteworthly release of the month, series author Tappei Nagatsuki is doing new short stories, with one focusing on memorable villain Elsa Granhirte, "The Bowel Hunter."
On August 26th, a new, complete Blu-ray set of the Chaika - The Coffin Princess fantasy anime is being released in Japan for 32,000 yen (before tax) with new jacket art by light novel illustrator/original character designer Namaniku ATK and case art by anime character designer Nobuhiro Arai. Leading into this Nico streamed a marathon of the show, and to celebrate, Namaniku ATK posted new art of the series' heroic ladies, long with RTs of fan work.
The gender-swapped servants from the seven promoted leading into the release of Fate/Grand Order included Saber Attila The Hun and a Rider of late-Heian general Minamoto no Yoshitsune aka Ushiwakamaru, designed by Mineji Sakamoto and voiced by Saori Hayami. The character is now the subject of a new 1/7 bishojo scale figure from PULCHRA. Kamome Pusan sculpts the 21.8cm, shipping in January for 15,800yen.
Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko has laid out new print plans for fantasy comedy Konosuba. A long awaited art book is now scheduled. All you wanted to see and know about Aqua, Megumin and Darkness will all be in "Cheer!", an A4, 128 page collection of classic and new material from Natsume Akatsuki and of course Kurone Mishima, shipping February 1, 2017 for 3,024yen.
Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy action series The Seven Deadly Sins return to anime after its October 2014-March 2015 run, albeit in a limited fashion. A "Signs of Holy War" special will run on MBS/TBS for four weeks starting this month, with Suzuki providing the new story. Get a look at the third commercial after the jump.
Bandai is looking for the attention of older, female fans with new "2.5D" multi-media bishonen/cute guy idol property Dream-Fes! - Dream Festival, the TV anime for which will run on Tokyo MX and BS11 starting October 7th with a preview screening coming September 23rd at Cinemart Shinjuku.
This fall, family restaurant comedy Working!! returns, sort of. Yumi Kamakura returns to helm the A-1 Pictures adaptation of web manga spin-off WWW.Working!!, set to debut on Tokyo MX on October 1st. Promoting that, a new visual and character promos have been published, with support cast additions tagging along. Get the details after the jump.
Today, details have been revealed for the Shaft, eight Kubikiri Cycle OAV adaptation of Nisio Isin's (Monogatari, Medaka Box) first Zaregoto novel, set to debut October 26th. As previously reported from a promo ahead of the second Kizumonogatari movie, but not confirmed at the time, Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren) and Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Magica's Madoka) lead, with a staff of Madoka and Monogatari veterans on the production.
As Hideaki Anno's Khara celebrates their 10th anniversary, the anime studio best known for their work on the Rebuild of Evangelion movies have announced their first TV anime production. Headed to NHK BS Premium in February 2017, they will be expanding short "The Dragon Dentist" from the Animator Expo showcase into two 45-minute specials. More After the jump.
Talk about your unrealistic standards of beauty! Unilever Japan seems to be suggesting that you can look like Vocaloid Hatsune Miku wanting to look like actress Scarlett Johansson in a campaign for Lux Super Rich Shine Straight & Beauty shampoo. A LUX Ver. of producer Mitchie M's "Future Overture" is featured in the spots, launching August 30th and previewed for the Miku Symphony event.