Sentai Filmworks has announced its acquisition of domestic home video distribution rights to this season’s Kamigami no Asobi and Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to anime television series along with rights to last year’s shoujo school comedy television series Love Lab. Crunchyroll is presently streaming all three titles.
Kadokawa has announced that Toki Yanagimi’s light novel series AntiMagic Academy “The 35th Test Platoon” (Tai-Madou Gakuen: 35 Shiken Shoutai) will receive an anime adaptation. The novel series is set in an era when magic users have been nearly extinguished by new generations of soldiers that use firearms. The series stars a military school student who still uses a sword instead of a gun and is training to become a “witch” hunter. The light novel series premiered in 2012 and currently has 9 volumes.
Publisher Houbunsha has confirmed that last year’s bishoujo domestic school comedy TV series Kiniro Mosaic will get a second season. The anime based on the four-panel manga by Yui Hara revolves around a blonde British junior-high-school exchange student attending school in Japan while homestaying with her Japanese friend who is obsessed with European culture.
Publisher Shogakukan has confirmed that last year’s school romantic comedy television series Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected) will get a second season. The adaptation of Wataru Watari’s light novel series revolves around a high school boy with no friends or girlfriend because of his cynical perspective on relationships.
Amazon Japan has published an unconfirmed claim that Ayumi Komura’s shoujo manga series Usotsuki Lily (Liar Lily) will receive an anime TV series adaptation. The manga stars a high school girl whose first boyfriend preferrs to cross-dress as a girl. The ongoing manga premiered in 2009. The series’ 25th collected volume will be released on the 25th.
The first trailer for the Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyo (Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone) feature film has appeared online. Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine TV series animation director and character designer Takeshi Koike is directing the “spin-off sequel” feature film that will depict gunman Daisuke Jigen targeted for assassination by an expert sniper. The 51-minute-long feature will get premiere screenings at the Tokyo’s Shinjuku Wald 9 theater from June 21-27 before moving to home video.
The full-length theatrical trailer for director Takashi Yamazaki’s (Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki) second CG anime film, Stand By Me Doraemon, has appeared online. The 36th Doraemon theatrical feature will be the first of the franchise to be fully CG animated. The movie will adapt famous episodes from creator “Fujiko Fujio’s” original manga, including the “Mirai no Kuni kara Harubaruto” (All the Way from a Future Land), “Sayonara, Doraemon” (Farewell, Doraemon), and “Nobita no Kekkon Zenya” (The Night Before Nobita’s Wedding) scenes before leading up to a possible depiction of the end of the Doraemon story. The movie will premiere on August 8.
Toei has released a full trailer for this summer’s Robot Girls Z movie. The movie will consist of all three 2014 TV episodes, which consisted of three chapters each, plus the first of three home video exclusive bonus stories. The movie will premiere in 10 theaters across Japan on May 31.
DiscoTek has announced its acquisition of domestic home video rights to Isao Takahata’s directiorial debut, the 1968 fantasy film Taiyo no Ouji: Hols no Daibouken (Hols, Prince of the Sun). DiscoTek will release the film this December.
DiscoTek has also license rescued Geneon’s 2002 domestic DVD release of director Hayao Miyazaki’s 1984 television series Meitantei Holmes. The complete 26-episode series will be re-released in a single bilingual collection on September 30.
Will be nice to have both of these titles on official American DVD. The original domestic DVD release of “Sherlock Hound” is one of the most rare and valuable of all American anime DVD releases.
GEN manga now hosts the English translated first chapter of independent Japanese manga artist Bash’s religious/fantasy/horror manga serial Eden.
Mysterious beings that do not belong in our world known as ANGELS are looking for a village that exists in between space and time. But, the village is also searching for something, a boy named TOURU. When the ANGELS find TOURU, a war breaks out and the ANGELS are determined to exterminate the villagers! What is the secret the village holds and why must the villagers find TOURU?