Upcoming anime BNA has announced its key casting and story along with its second key visual! Tanuki person Kagemori Michiru will be played by Morohoshi Sumire, wolf person Ogami Shirou by Hosoya Yoshimasa, aspiring idol Hiwatashi Nazuna by Naganawa Maria, and youthful CEO Alan Sylvasta by Ishikawa Kaitou. An original anime by Studio Trigger, BNA
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Inspired by the series of light novels written by Nagatsuki Tappei and illustrated by Otsuka Shinichiro, the series follows a NEET named Natsuki Subaru who is suddenly transported to another world on his way home from the convenience store. There, he discovers that he has acquired an amazing power: “Return by Death”, which allows him
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Upcoming original anime ID: Invaded, the latest work from Fate/Zero and The Garden of Sinners’ Aoki Ei, will air from Jan. 5, with Episode 1 and 2 set to be broadcast together! It was also announced that a host of popular artists will be contributing to the soundtrack, including Miyavi for the ending theme with
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The live action TV drama adaptation of Afro’s slice-of-life manga Laid-Back Camp has released a series of new publicity shots featuring the main characters. Previously adapted as an TV anime, the series follows a group of high school girls in Yamanashi who enjoy going camping. The story begins when “solo camper” Rin runs into Nadeshiko
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Prize Fair kicked off the Tokyo edition of its 58th event on Nov. 6, showcasing exciting lineups of prize figures, plushies and more set for release between April and June next year. Among the major manufacturers featured, BANDAI SPIRITS CO., LTD.(BANPRESTO) brought to the table plenty of quality prizes showing their characteristic touches. As usual,
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Hypnosis Mic is a multimedia project that kicked off in in Sept. 2017, created by King Records. Set in a world where war is waged not with weapons, but words, it features a cast of male voice actors divided into units from separate “divisions”. Previous adaptations include manga, stage plays and a smartphone game. (C)Hypnosis
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The crowdfunding campaign for a new OVA adapting Key’s visual novel Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet has achieved its crowdfunding goal of 30 million yen! Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the original game was released on Nov. 29, 2014. An original net animation of the same name and an anime movie titled
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Upcoming TV anime 22/7 is set to air from Jan. 11! Along with the broadcast date announcement, the show has also released a new key visual featuring its eight main idols. 22/7 will feature an original story inspired by the idol group of the same name. Produced by Yasushi Akimoto in collaboration with Aniplex and
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Code Geass’ Taniguchi Goro and Black Butler’s Toboso Yana are teaming up for an original anime series to be produced by J.C.Staff! Titled Skate-Leading Stars, the series will follow a group of high school boys who participate in a type of competitive figure skating known as “skate-leading”. Taniguchi will be chief director, while Toboso will
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A new 30-second commercial showcasing profiles of the central characters was also released. Inspired by Horikoshi Kouhei’s popular manga, Honmono no Hero will bring the Vs. Hero Killer arc to the stage. Making their stage debuts are retired pro hero Gran Torino, who mentored the legendary All Might, and notorious villain Stain. (C)Horikoshi Kohei /
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The video also showcases the anime’s ending theme for the first time. Titled “Alicia”, it is performed by popular anisong duo ClariS. Gekidan Inu Curry will handle direction/series composition, while Aoki Ume will provide main character design, and Shaft will produce. TrySail is performing the opening theme, “Gomakashi”. (C) Magica Quartet/Aniplex, Magia Record Anime Partners
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Popular volleyball anime Haikyuu!! has announced that Season 4 is set to air from Jan. 10, with the second cour following in July! Along with the big announcement, a PV showing Karasuno’s numerous new rivals was released. It also features the opening theme, “PHOENIX” by Burnout Syndrome. Inspired by Furudate Haruichi’s manga, Season 1 of
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Obsolete, a YouTube Original anime created by Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass ‘s Urobuchi Gen, has confirmed that it will begin streaming via the service on Dec. 3. It was also announced that prominent American artist Skrillex and Dutch musician Nik Roos will perform the opening theme, “obsolete”, with Japanese unit Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund
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Music anime Show By Rock!! will be returning with a new TV anime on Jan. 9! The new series will revolve around band Mashumairesh!! and star Tono Hikaru as Howan, Natsuyoshi Yuko as Mashima Himeko, Watada Misaki as Delmin, and Yamane Aya as Ruhuyu. Kinema Citrus will produce with Polygon Pictures handling the 3D animation.
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Universal Studios Japan has released a new key visual for its Nintendo-themed area, including exciting elements like Peach Castle, Bowser Castle, and a ride inspired by beloved dinosaur character Yoshi! The area will also feature a Mario Kart ride as well as shops, restaurants, and other attractions inspired by the company’s iconic franchises. Universal Studios
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Popular diving manga Grand Blue will be heading to the big screen next summer with a live action movie directed by Hanabusa Tsutomu! Originally written by Inoue Kenji with illustrations by Yoshioka Kimitake, the series follows college student Kitahara Iori, as he relocates to Izu Peninsula and begins staying above Grand Blue, his uncle’s diving
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Shojo manga magazine Nakayosi is celebrating its 65th anniversary with an exhibition at Tokyo Yayoi Museum running from Oct. 4 to Dec. 25, 2019. TOM was given the opportunity to visit as part of a special press viewing, and we’ve put together a brief photo report to show you around the exhibition space. ※Color originals
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Twelve characters from the original franchise will be making their game debuts. In addition to Kazuma (Fukushima Jun), Aqua (Amamiya Sora), Megumin (Takahashi Rie), Darkness (Kayano Ai), Wiz (Horie Yui), Yunyun (Toyosaki Aki), Arue (Nazuka Kaori), Chris (Suwa Ayaka), Mitsurugi (Eguchi Takuya), Dust (Majima Junji), and Lean (Hanamori Yumiri), all familiar faces for fans of
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Swimming anime Free!’s next original movie will not be arriving next summer as originally announced, but instead on an as yet unspecified later date. The delay was revealed via a post on the official website which attributes it to “various circumstances” but also emphasises that the creative team are hard at work making sure the
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Kyoto Animation has announced that its Violet Evergarden movie will open on Apr. 24, 2020, following a delay from the original release date of Jan. 10. Inspired by the series of light novels written by Akatsuki Kana and illustrated by Takase Akiko, Violet Evergarden was first adapted into a TV anime in 2018 and streamed
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The TV anime adaptation of Hara Yasuhisa’s hit adventure manga Kingdom will be back for Season 3 next April! Following the second season, which aired from Jun. 2013 to Mar. 2014, the third season will have a new creative team working under Hara’s supervision. Also adapted into a live action movie earlier this year, the
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