Japanese entertainment producer & distributor Pony Canyon has launched an English language website and confirmed plans to self-publish anime DVD/BD releases for the American market. Pony Canyon is also promoting its upcoming Denki-gai no Honya-san and Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru television anime series, both of which will simulcast on Crunchyroll starting next month.
Sentai Filmworks has announced plans to begin releasing the Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse television series on domestic bilingual DVD and Blu-ray in January. The 24-episode mecha/action anime from 2012 is based on author Yoshimune Kouki’s 6-volume light novel series, which is a spin-off from AGE Soft’s 2006 PC game Muv-Luv Alternative, the sequel to the 2003 PC game Muv-Luv.
Can’t say that this is much of a surprise. “Total Eclipse” has always felt like a title for Sentai’s wheelhouse.
Los Angeles-based Marvista Entertainment has acquired the international distribution rights to Asahi Production’s forthcoming shounen anime television series Heroes ~Legend of the Battle Disks~. The long-delayed anime series based on Magic Box International’s line of children’s toys was originally announced for a winter 2013 premiere. Marvista will promote the series to potential broadcasters at the MIP Jr. industry convention in Cannes, France, on October 11-12.
Rondo Robe has released the first teaser trailer for next month’s Grisaia no Kajitsu ~ Le Fruit de la Grisaia television series. Studio 8-Bit is producing the adaptation of the 2011 adult PC game from developer Frontwing. The angst-ridden school harem anime will premiere on OCtober 5.
A new teaser for next month’s Donten ni Warau television series reveals animation footage from the show. Anime studio Dogakobo is producing the adaptation of Kemuri Karakara’s historical adventure manga that revolves around three handsome brothers charged with transporting criminals and political dissidents to an island prison in 1879. The 7-volume manga series was serialized from 2011 until 2014. The TV anime will premiere on October 10.
An official website has launched to announce the Binan Koukou Chikyu Boei-bu Love! (Handsome High School Earth Defense Club Love!) anime television series. The original TV anime will premiere next January.
Kyoto Animation has released a short teaser trailer for its upcoming Kyokai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) feature film. The film, due out next spring, is anticipated to be a summarized version of the 12-episode 2013 television series inspired by Nagomu Torii’s original fantasy novel.
The 14th collected volume of Ritz Kobayashi’s bishoujo mahjong manga Saki will be released on July 25, 2015. Limited edition copies of the book will include an OAD based on Saya Kiyoshi’s spin-off four-panel manga Saki Biyori. The ongoing Saki Biyori manga premiered in 2011 and presently has 3 compiled volumes of its own.
The homepage for next year’s IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls television series has added its first streaming trailer. Most of the core staff of studio A-1 Pictures’ 2011 IDOLM@STER television anime will reunite to produce the adaptation of the “Cinderella Girls” mobile game spin-off from the original iM@S game franchise. A promotional Blu-ray and DVD advertising the new TV series will go on sale on November 5. The TV series will premiere in January.