This morning, home video distributors Shout! Factory and Scotland's Anime Limited have jointly announced that the cult hit anime anthology BARTENDER will be officially released in North America for the first time in January of 2021. Read on for the details.
The official YouTube channel for the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise has started streaming a two-minute digest clip of the forthcoming Blu-ray "Lyrical☆LIVE" that includes its 15th-anniversary concert of the same name held at Yoyogi National Gymnasium's 1st Gymnasium on January 18 and 19, 2020. Check out the highlights of the memorial event after the jump!
In commemoration of its fifth anniversary, the KING OF PRISM franchise will release "KING OF PRISM ALL SERIES Blu-ray Disc 'Dream Goes On!'" and "KING OF PRISM BEST ALBUM 'Music Goes On!'" on January 8, 2021. The male idol-featured franchise was launched in January 2016 as a spin-off to Pretty Rhythm: RainbowLive, the third installment of the Pretty series. Hit the jump for more details.
Seven months after its theatrical release, the DVD and Blu-ray of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, the second feature film in the My Hero Academia anime franchise, was released in Japan on July 15, 2020. According to Oricon's latest sales report, the Blu-ray's Plus Ultra edition sold 15,000 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling Blu-ray of the week. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Bungo Yamashita's romantic comedy manga series Seton Academy: Join the Pack! has announced the release schedule for its three-volume Blu-rays. Each volume comes with a newly-drawn manga by the author, and its third volume even includes an unaired hot spring-themed short episode. Hit the jump for more details.
Kotobukiya announced today that a Blu-ray of the compilation film Frame Arms Girl: Kyakkya Ufufu na Wonderland is set to be released as a limited production edition with bonus items in Japan on December 18, 2019. Hit the jump for more details about the release.
The Love Live! franchise's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 110-second anime CG music video for "KOKORO Magic 'A to Z'," a new song by Love Live! Sunshine!!' nine-member unit Aqours. It will be released as a collaboration single for the forthcoming smartphone game Love Live! School Idol Festival All Stars. Check out their exotic new song after the jump!
One month prior to its release, the official website for the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime franchise has posted a two-minute preview video for "i-n-g, I TRY!!," a newly-recorded bonus song by Aqours to be included in the special limited edition Blu-ray set of Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow. Check out the nine-member unit's brand new song after the jump!
Following the previous one for manga, Oricon has also announced the best-selling DVD/Blu-ray rankings for the first half of 2019, which were compiled between December 24, 2018, and June 17, 2019. The top-selling anime Blu-ray during the period was Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) that sold 49,390 units. Check out the recent hit anime discs after the jump.
The official website for the Love Live! anime franchise has revealed the double A-side jacket illustrations for the special limited and regular editions of the Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow Blu-ray to be available in Japan on July 26, 2019. Check out the two newly-drawn arts after the jump!
As reported, the DVD and Blu-ray of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes were finally released in Japan on February 13, 2019. According to the latest Oricon report, its Blu-ray's "Plus Ultra" edition took No.1 in the weekly sales chart selling 10,603 units in its first week, and became the top-selling Blu-ray of the week. Hit the jump for more details.
The first DVD/Blu-ray volume of the Sword Art Online: Alicization TV anime is set to be released in Japan on January 30, 2019, and its perfect limited production edition will come with a short novel "Distant Journey" newly-written by the Sword Art Online novel author Reki Kawahara himself. Aniplex has revealed a synopsis for the episode that happened during Kirito and Eugeo's journey, which was not told in the anime.