Starting in June of 2019, everyone's favorite red panda over-worked office lady / death metal karaoke enthusiast is back in the second season of Aggretsuko, a Netflix original anime based on the working life of Sanrio's popular mascot character, and this time Retsuko has new challenges to contend with: a new junior at her company as well as her own overbearing mother. Hit the jump to learn more.
A dramatic new trailer has been published for Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume o Minai ("Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl"), an upcoming theatrical anime film adapting the 6th and 7th books of Seishun Buta Yarou, a series of novels written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keeji Mizoguchi about the awkwardness of youth. Hit the jump to learn more.
Samurai Showdown (known as Samurai Spirits in Japan), the latest entry in SNK's long-running series of weapon-based fighting games with a samurai setting and theme, has released a new trailer highlighting another one of their cast of worldly warriors: the French noblewoman and knight errant, Charlotte. Hit the jump to check it out.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games can be a great opportunity for estranged fathers and sons to get to know one another, or at least that's the premise of Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light the Movie, an upcoming live-action film based on the true life events that also inspired a 2017 TV drama adaptation. Hit the jump to learn more.
After a production snag delayed its initial release from April 2019 until June 2019, 7SEEDS, an anime adaptation based on the post-apocalyptic shojo / josei manga by Yumi Tamura about groups of young people attempting to rebuild human civilization after a cataclysmic meteorite impact, is back on track with a new release date. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shiki, an amnesiac lady ninja with a provocative fighting style, dances with death in a new character trailer for Samurai Showdown (known as Samurai Spirits in Japan), the latest entry in SNK's long-running series of samurai-themed weapon-based fighting games. Hit the jump to check it out.
Trigger's outrageous 2013 TV anime Kill la Kill has always had an awesome soundtrack, and now the series is getting a definitive music collection with the Kill la Kill: Complete Soundtrack, a special 3 disc album that will be released in Japan in June of 2019 to coincide with the release of a new Japanese Bluray box set for the series. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF 2019 for short) has announce its full slate of films for screening and competition, and since Japan is the "Country of honors" for the festival this year, the slate includes some eight Japanese works in four different categories, including Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave competing for the Cristal (grand prix) in the Feature Film category. Hit the jump to learn more.
The theme song performer has been revealed for For Whom the Alchemist Exists (known in Japan as Tagatame no Alchemist), an upcoming theatrical anime film based on the tactical simulation RPG smart phone game published by Fuji&gumi Games. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just in time for Anime Japan 2019, a new key visual has been revealed for Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume o Minai ("Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl"), an upcoming theatrical anime film that adapts the sixth and seventh volumes of Seishun Buta Yarou, a light novel series written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keeji Mizoguchi about the weirdness of being a teen. Hit the jump to learn more.
Life on post-apocalyptic Earth is perilous in a new teaser trailer for 7SEEDS, an upcoming anime adaptation based on the science fiction shojo / josei manga by Yumi Tamura about groups of people coming out of cryogenic stasis after a cataclysmic meteorite strike destroys human civilization. Hit the jump to learn more.
Recently announced and some ten years in the making, CENCOROLL CONNECT - an upcoming theatrical anime film that combines Cencoroll and the previously unpublished sequel Cencoroll 2 into a single movie - now has a new preview video that's full of monster-bashing action, awkward adolescent encounters, and bass-dropping beats. Hit the jump to check it out.
Cencoroll - an animated short film written, directed, and animated by Atsuya Uki - is finally getting a sequel in the form of a new project entitled CENCOROLL CONNECT that combines the first film and its follow-up (the long-awaited Cencoroll 2) into a single theatrical release that will invade Japanese cinemas in June of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some sad news for fans of shojo manga and science fiction survival stories: 7SEEDS, the upcoming Netflix anime adaptation based on the manga by Yumi Tamura about groups of young people trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, has been postponed from its original launch date in April to a new date in June of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.