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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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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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BanG Dream!’s all-male unit Argonavis is getting its very own TV anime and app game! [embedded content] [embedded content] In addition to announcing the anime and app, BanG Dream! has also announced two additional bands joining the franchise: Gyroaxia and Fantome Iris. (C)ARGONAVIS project. (C)DeNA Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. (C)bushiroad All Rights Reserved.
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Pokémon’s upcoming TV anime has released its latest key visual and trailer, promising adventures aplenty! [embedded content] In addition to Satoshi (Ash) and his new companion Gou, the trailer features familiar friends and foes, both of the human and Pokémon variety. The new anime is expected to feature all of the territories included in the
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Koei Tecmo has released the first trailer for its upcoming Fairy Tail RPG. [embedded content] Inspired by Mashima Hiro’s hit fantasy manga, the game will be released for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam in 2020 and is expected to feature some of the series’ most popular episodes as well as original content. In addition to
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The anime movie adaptation of Shirobako is set to open in Japan on Feb. 29, 2020! Along with the announcement, a new trailer was also released. [embedded content] Directed by Girls und Panzer’s Mizushima Tsutomu and produced by P.A. Works, the original anime series follows former members of a high school anime club as they
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Inspired by Shirow Masamune’s classic manga from 1989, the 3DCG anime is the latest in the series which began with Oshii Mamoru’s Ghost in the Shell in 1995. Original SAC director Kamiyama Kenji will co-direct with Appleseed’s Aramaki Shinji, while Production I.G. and Sola Digital Arts will produce. (C)Shirow Masamune, Production I.G. / Kodansha, Ghost
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Idol-raising game IDOLiSH7‘s TV anime adaptation is getting a second season in Apr. 2020! The first episode of Season 2 will be previewed through a special screening at a IDOLiSH7 fan appreciation event on Dec. 14. IDOLiSH7 is a multimedia idol raising franchise spanning games, music, and anime. The first season of the TV anime
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Rap project Hypnosis Mic has released a music video for “Ah, Osaka dreamin’ night”, the upcoming CD release from Osaka division’s unit Dotsuitare Hompo! [embedded content] Following “Ah, Osaka dreamin’ night”’s Oct. 30 release is Nagoya division unit Bad Ass Temple’s yet untitled CD on Nov. 27. The franchise has also announced new release dates
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P.A. Works has opened an official website and released its first trailer for an original anime titled Appare-Ranman! [embedded content] Hashimoto Masakazu will direct as well as handling story and series composition, with original character design by Ahndongshik, character design and animation direction by Oohigashi Yurie, mecha design by Takeuchi Shiho, and music by Evan
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Upcoming TV anime Dorohedoro is set to hit the airwaves in Jan. 2020! [embedded content] A PV was also released with the announcement, illustrating the dark yet dynamic world of Dorohedoro. Produced by Mappa, the anime will adapt Q Hayashida’s dark fantasy manga, which ran for over 18 years. It follows a young man named
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Assault Lily, a multimedia project inspired by Azone and acus’ popular doll line, is getting an anime adaptation! The anime will feature the same main cast from the upcoming stage play, Assault Lily: League of Gardens: Akao Hikaru as Hitotsuyanagi Riri, Natsuyoshi Ruko as Shirai Yuyu, Izawa Mikako as Kaede Johan Nouvelle, Nishimoto Rimi as
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