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Violet Evergarden shows a new 40-second PV

ANIME, NEWS – On August 11th, Kyoto Animation‘s youtube channel uploaded another preview for their upcoming anime series, Violet Evergarden.

Unofficial translation by h4yze, r/anime:

0:00 I want to know… I want to know what love is
0:14 a girl with no emotions
0:22 a girl who doesnt know yet
0:28 what love means
At the end it says
broadcast begins January 2018 x worldwide distribution?????????

In the video description, it details that the anime series will broadcast on January 2018 and there will be a “worldwide distribution.” Not much information in regards to what “worldwide distribution” implies but I assume it means they’re giving rights for certain companies to sell the anime.

A girl with no emotions. A girl who doesn’t know yet what love means.

Hype. (internal screaming)

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Yuri anime “Citrus” reveals main cast

ANIME, NEWS – According to some leading anime news outlets, the anime adaptation of the yuri manga Citrus has revealed five main cast members on Friday. They are taking the same roles they played on the manga’s drama CD.

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KyoAni’s “Violet Evergarden” to air on January 2018

ANIME, NEWS – Kyoto Animation’s Youtube channel, Kyoanichannel, uploaded a preview video of their upcoming anime series, Violet Evergarden. The preview, according to JList’s recent news article states that this anime series will air starting January 2018. As for the opening team, it will be done by TRUE (Dream Solister – Hibike! Euphonium opening theme).

Kyoto Animation is planning a premiere screening in Anime Expo 2017 on July 2nd this year.

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Peek into “A Centaur’s Life,” visuals and staff

NEWS – An anime adaptation has been announced for manga series, “A Centaur‘s Life“, written by Kei Murayama. The official website released key visuals, character designs for the three main characters and the staff on Monday. The anime will air on Japanese television studio Tokyo MX from July to September with twelve episodes.

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Enter main protagonist, Himeno Kimihara – a centaur girl with a gentle personality. She is at the age where she is conscious of her body growth.

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Enter second main protagonist, Nozomi Gokuraku – a dragon girl. She is Himeno’s friend with a rough personality and lives in a karate dojo.

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Kyouko Nakaraku, a horned girl. She is Himeno’s friend and has a cool and composed personality.

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Fumitoshi Oizaki (Etotama) will be the anime’s general director while Naoyuki Konno (togainu no chi – Bloody Curs) will be directing the anime at Emon Animation Company. Sakae Shibuya (Guilty Crown) is the general animation director and character designer. Touko Machida (Wake up, Girls!) is in charge of series composition.

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga series and this is their synopsis:

Being a teenager is never easy…especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she’s a centaur; but she’s not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends—the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns—are down-to-earth, fun- loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.

As for this writer’s opinion, here’s to more animal girls!

[via ANN]

Himouto! Umaru-chan gets second season this fall

NEWS – An issue of the magazine, Weekly Young Jump, has revealed on Thursday that the anime series based on the manga Himouto! Umaru-chan will be getting a second season. The anime’s official website posted a teaser promotional video for the second season coming this fall.

 

The main staff will be returning from the first season, as well as the studio Doga Kobo (Gabriel Dropout), director Masahiko Ohta (Gabriel Dropout), series script supervisor Takashi Aoshima (Gabriel Dropout), and character designer Aya Takano (One Week Friends).

According to the teaser video description, the following cast members are also returning:

  • Aimi Tanaka (Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches as Eri) as Umaru Doma
  • Kenji Nojima (Yuri on Ice!!! as Seung Gil Lee) as Taihei Doma
  • Akari Kageyama as Nana Ebina
  • Haruka Shiraishi (Oregairu as Mori-chan) as Kirie Motoba
  • Yurina Furukawa as Sylphynford Tachibana

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[via ANN]

Kodansha, Production I.G. to produce new Ghost in the Shell anime

NEWS – Kodansha and Production I.G. announced this Friday that a new anime series based on Masamune Shirow‘s Ghost in the Shell manga has been green-lit. Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) are co-directing this new anime. The format and release date, however, is still unknown.

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Kamiyama had previously teased, last September, that he wanted “to report” on new information regarding Ghost in the Shell in the near future in response to fans asking about a possible third season for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime series.

Are you excited for this new development? What kind of format do you think it will be?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

[via ANN]

Sword Oratoria: DanMachi TV Anime’s English Subtitled Trailer released

NEWS – Anime streaming site, AnimeLab, posted an english-subtitled trailer for the anime series, Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Side Story. This is an anime adaptation of the DanMachi spin-off light novel series of the same name.

 

The anime series will have a twelve episode cour and it will premiere on April the 14th. Sentai Filmworks has just licensed the anime series in the United States and will be simulcasted in Amazon‘s Anime Strike streaming first on the day of its release.

Sentai Filmworks‘ synopsis of Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Side Story:

Ais Wallenstein’s life changed forever on the fateful day she met Bell Cranel, but while Bell’s story launched him into his future, her story sends her deeper into her past. Within the dungeon’s treacherous depths, Ais and the other members of the Loki Familia encounter an irregularity that could threaten not just their party, but their entire world.

Youhei Suzuki (The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat) will be taking over as the anime series’ director. Staff returning from the original anime series are writer Hideki Shirane (Shakugan no Shana, Hayate the Combat Butler), character designer Shigeki Kimoto (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index), and music composer Keiji Inai (Btoom!). Yuki Iguchi will be returning to sing the anime’s opening theme song, and Kano is performing the ending theme song.

Yen Press is releasing this spin-off light novel series and its manga adaptation in English, as well as the original series Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

[via ANN]

No Game, No Life Zero anime film unveils first teaser video

NEWS – The No Game, No Life Zero anime film has unveiled its first promotional video, staff, cast, and characters.

 

The video teases a story from myths erased from people’s memories. Although the film has the same main characters as the anime series, many of them will play characters who lived six millennia before the arrival of Shiro and Sora.

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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sora) will play as Riku, the young leader of the human enclave

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Ai Kayano (Shiro) as Shuvi, a mechanized girl who meets Riku

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Yoko Hikasa (Stephanie Dora)  as Corone Dora, self-proclaimed sister-in-law of Riku

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Yukari Tamura returns as Jibril

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Yuka Iguchi (Clammy Zell) as Nonna Zell, girl from the human enclave

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Mamiko Noto (Feel Nilvalen) as Shinku Nilvalen, a noble Elf girl

Miyuki Sawashiro returns as Izuna Hatsune

Rie Kugimiya returns as Teto/Tet

Atsuko Ishizuka will return to direct the anime film. Same goes for Jukki Hanada, with the script writing, and Satoshi Tasaki for character design.

Kazuhiro Hocchi is doing concept art. Eiji Iwase returns as art director, and Tsukasa Ohira for the background art.

Newest addition to the staff would be Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Akuma no Riddle, GATE, Yuruyuri) who will be composing the anime film’s music.

The film will release on July 15.

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SOURCE:
AnimeNewsNetwork

New stunning CM for Violet Evergarden

NEWS – Kyoto Animation recently released a new promotional video for their upcoming anime series, “Violet Evergarden.” The video does not show new information but we do get to see more of the studio’s stunning work.

 

“I will run as fast as I can to wherever my customer desires. I am the Auto Memories Doll, Violet Evergarden.” – Violet Evergarden (at the end of the video)

There is still no exact date announced for Violet Evergarden so we will have to wait longer. Considering the animation quality of the promotional videos done by Kyoto Animation so far, it would not be too surprising that the series would still be in the works. After all, the level of quality has to remain consistent otherwise the whole series would be bad.

As far as the little information I have gathered regarding the anime series, here is a brief synopsis:

Auto Memories Doll.

It’s been quite a while since that name caused a fuss. Originally invented by Professor Orland solely for his beloved wife, Auto Memories Dolls eventually spread out into the world, and a machine that allows people to rent out the dolls was also created.

“I will run as fast as I can to wherever my customer desires. I am the Auto Memories Doll, Violet Evergarden.”

A girl who almost appears to have popped out of a fairy tale with her blonde hair and blue eyes said this with her inorganic beauty and sweet voice.

The promotional videos, so far, were worked by the following staff:

Director/Storyboard: Taichi Ishidate (Kyoukai no Kanata)
Character Design/Animation Director: Akiko Takase
Key Animators: Nami Iwasaki, Fumio Tada, Kohei Okamura, Shinpei Sawa, Nobuaki Maruki, Tatsuya Sato, Miku Kadowaki
In-Between Animation Check: Hiroko Kuroda
Color Design: Yūka Yoneda
Special Effects: Rina Miura
Background Art: Mikiko Watanabe
3D Art: Joji Unoguchi
Director of Digital Composite: Kōhei Funamoto
3D Computer Graphics: Tetsuro Umetsu

It is still unclear whether these people will be working the anime series itself.

On a personal note: *suppressed fanboy screaming*