Japanese artist managing company 1st PLACE announced on June 8 that composer/arranger/pianist Ai Kamachi passed away on May 30, 2020. She was 48. After graduated from the songwriting course at Kunitachi College of Music, she had been active in various music fields, including J-POP, anime, commercials, and film soundtrack. Hit the jump for more details.
During the latest Genron Café livestream on Nico Nico Douga, famed writer of CLANNAD and Angel Beats, Jun Maeda announced that he would be launching a new slate of projects in an announcement slated for May 10th. Hit the jump for the preliminary details.
An angelic new figure featuring Kanade of Angel Beats! is coming to the Crunchyroll Store! Designed by the show's original character designer, the figure features semi-translucent wings and ornate Japanese attire. Preorder yours after the jump!
Angel Beats! Heaven's Door, Jun Maeda and Yuriko Asami's manga spin-off to the 2010 P.A.Works/Aniplex anime is wrapping up in the new December issue of Dengeki Comic. Taking its place in 2017, series mastermind and co-founder of visual novel brand Key, Jun Maeda is preparing a new manga. Again illustrated by Asami, this one is described as the "True Angel Beats! he wanted to write."
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.
The 2010 Angel Beats! anime series will be collected in a Blu-ray set June 24th, also featuring a new, Jun Maeda written OVA "Hell's Kitchen." The set with mook (magazine/book), box art by original character designer Na-Ga, digipack art by character designer/animation director and Katsuzo Hirata sells for 26,800yen. Get a look at the new preview after the jump.