Funimation announced at Anime Atlanta last week that they have acquired practically all of the good rights to Guilty Crown. The rights they're going to be enjoy9ing include simulcast, home entertainment, digital / mobile, broadcast and merchandising. The first two episodes of the latest Noitamina sci-fi series will be screened at the upcoming New York Anime Festival, making it the world premier of the second episode.
With direction by Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Highschool of the Dead) and character designs by supercell's redjuice and music by supercell's Ryo, there's no reason not to check this series out. Read on to find a trailer and synopsis below.
A very popular J-RPG series in Japan called The Legend of the Heroes has gotten an anime adaptation, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the company behind it all, Nihon Falcom. The OVA will be based on the first game of the Tales in the Sky trilogy and features 40 minutes of footage. It is stated to be released in DVD & Blu-ray formats on November 25, 2011.
To find out more about this, check out the anime’s official site.
If you've been aching to get details on Madoka Magica the wait is over. Field correspondent, SolidX, has obtained the much awaited voice cast and release details. The most surprising detail of them all is that yes they will release Madoka on both DVD and BluRay! Read on for more details.
Yen press has announced a whole slew of new releases for their Yen Plus online magazine, and new titles that they’ve acquired for the upcoming year. The first main draw is the new adaptations of two widely popular English young adult novel series into graphic novel form: The Infernal Devices, written by Cassandra Clare and Dark Hunters: Infinity written by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
The Infernal Devices is a prequel of Ms. Clare’s Moral Instruments - a riveting tale about the adventures of American teen Tessa Gray in the supernatural hallows of Victorian London. Dark Hunters: Infinity is also a prequel to the Dark Hunters series. It follows Nick Gautier and his travels into the occult and horrifying within the streets of New Orleans, encountering the Dark Hunter Kyrian of Trace. Both comics will be making their big splash in Yen Plus this fall!
The second draw is the announcement of the addition of the popular Soul Eater Not! series to Yen Plus for 2012. Yen Press also took the opportunity to announce that following the release of the current English issues, Yen Press (in collaboration with the author and publisher) will make Soul Eater Not! a simultaneous release series. As soon as those issues hit the shelves in Japan, all you yen plus subscribers will get you fix of Soul Eater slice-of-life goodness!
Auditions for the first ever AKB48 anime series started today. AKB48 is a Japanese idol group in which members compete against each other in general popularity contests and is known to have some some of the most infamous (and at times cruelest) fans in the otaku-verse.
The members of AKB48 and it's many spin-off groups, which include SKE48 and NMB48, have roughly 200 members. All of those members will be vying for only 9 spots in the TV anime which is scheduled to in Spring of 2012. Of the 200 or so members, the auditionees will be narrowed down to 30 in November and then those 30 will be further cut down to 9.
The series will follow 9 aspiring idols as they compete against each other to presumably join a group similar to AKB48. It's being written and supervised by Mari Okada (Toradora!) and directed by Shouji Kawamori (Macross F ). Toshimichi Ohtsuki one of the producers of Neon Genesis Evangelion will be executive producer for this series as well. Further details aren't known at this time, but the 9 chosen idols will also be performing the series' theme song.
Editor's Note: Yes that is is an idom@ster header. It was intentional.
If you've been waiting for more Black Rock Shooter anime the wait is drawing to a close. The project which was initially announced in August by Studios Ordet and Sanzigen is on track. The official website for the series unveiled a trailer for an 8 episode TV anime series earlier today. The series will air in the Noitamina animation block starting next January. Based on that alone, it's almost safe to assume that Funimation will pick up the license for it.
The Black Rock Shooter anime series is inspired by the popularity of the previously released OVA which was in turn inspired by a song by Ryo from supercell which drew its inspiration from character illustrations by huke. The series has also inspired figures and an RPG, as well as 2 different manga series.
"Listen to me, girls... I am your Father!" Imagine a certain black armored, black cloaked man wearing a very peculiar helmet, who wields a light saber saying that particular line. Now throw all that out the window because the Protagonist isn't D*rth V*der. "Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!", that's the actual title, has both an anime coming out in January 2012 and a PSP game release to cater to specific Loli-loving bastards. It's a treat for those Loli-lovers (including me, by the way), and possibly a treat for fanservice hunters everywhere.
The internet is abuzz about the character song CD bundled with the ninth volume of the Minami-ke manga. The CD contains a track in which the voice cast discusses a new anime adaptation in that is in the works while still in character. The track doesn't give much detail but hints that the new project may be on aired television.
The slice of life / comedy manga has already spawned 3 anime series and an OVA previously. It follows the comedic situations in the daily lives of the three Minami sisters, Chiaki, Kana and Haruka who are in elementary, middle and high school respectively.