d. It’ll premiere in October 2019 on Amazon Prime Video. -Synopsis-
“Manji is an immortal swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other than those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.”
Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki Series Composition: Makoto Fukami Character Design: Shingo Ogiso Music: Eiko Ishibashi Studio: Liden Films
Mangi (CV: Kenjiro Tsuda) Rin Asano (CV: Ayane Sakura)
Plot: The story centers around Mizuki Hijiri, a high school girl who just transferred schools. At her new school, she has a fateful encounter with boys suffering from chūnibyō (adolescent delusions of grandeur). There is Noda who dreams of becoming a hero, the tragically handsome otaku Takashima who only likes 2D girls, Nakamura the supposedly "reincarnated" angel or devil, and the self-professed string-puller Tsukumo.
A new key visual for the “Ahiru no Sora" TV anime has been unveiled. Its broadcast will begin October 2019.
“He’s short, weak, and has just transferred to a new school. Kurumatani Sora is the main character in this story who loves basketball. He has been shooting hoops ever since he was little and has been trying to grow tall just like his mother, who “used” to be a basketball player. What has happened to her and what Sora is going to do at the new school is all up to you to find out!”
Director: Shingo Tamaki Series Composition: Gou Zappa Character Designer: Yoshino HondaW Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi OP: the pillows「Happy Go Ducky!」 ED: SAJI「Tsubasa 」 Animation Production: diomedea
A new PV, key visual, staff, and cast for the TV anime adaptation of Mado Nozaki’s suspense novel “Babylon” has been revealed. It will premiere in October 2019.
“Zen Seizaki, a public prosecutor at Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, is investigating a case of illegal clinical research related to a drug company and a university. During the investigation, he finds a file that Shin Inaba, an anesthesiologist, kept, which includes blood that is mixed with hair, skin, and a paper written with letter F. As he investigates, he realized there’s a hidden plot that is connected with a huge election as well as to a certain person who is in charge of it.“
Tenka Hyakken: Meiji-kan e Yōkoso! (Welcome to Meiji Hall!)
Adaptation: Video Game Studio: Liden Films Date: October 2019
Plot: The Tenka Hyakken franchise centers around the "Mitsurugi," maidens who are physical incarnations of ancient swords. They have pledged to live peaceful lives after the era of warfare, but are now returning to battle to fight a new foe that has arisen during an alternate version of the Meiji Era, three hundred years after the Battle of Sekigahara. (The franchise uses different kanji characters for Meiji, which roughly translates as "legendary rule" as a wordplay on swordsmiths' mei signatures on their handiwork.)
Adaptation: Manga Studio: Bandai Namco/NHK Date: October 2019
Plot: The story of Mairimashita! Iruma-kun follows Iruma, a kind-hearted 14-year-old boy whose parents sell him to demons for their own selfish interests. However, the demon he is sold to has no grandson of his own, so he dotes on Iruma and sends him to demon school.
I didn't think we get anymore 2019 anime since we are doing the Fall 2019 guide. I'm not sure whether to put this on the Fall 2019 guide or Winter 2020 Guide because this airs on Youtube in Dec. 2019
An original CG anime series from Gen Urobuchi, titled “OBSOLETE,” has been announced for December on Youtube. -Synopsis-
“The year is 2014 and aliens have come to earth without warning to request for a “trade” - they offer conscious-control robots, “Exo-frames”, in return for limestone. “Exo-frames” are cheaper than fighter jets, tanks, or guns, and anyone can easily ride them. They quickly spread and begin to change the world.”
Original Plan, Series Composition: Gen Urobuchi Director: Hiroki Yamada, Seiichi Shirato Studio: BUEMON
The main cast and character visuals from the anime adaptation of Haruhisa Nakata’s manga series “Levius” has been revealed. It’ll be globally distributed via Netflix in Winter 2019. -Synopsis-
“In the 19th century empire after the war, rose “mechanical boxing” which involved people who had had their bodies modified. Under his uncle’s tutelage, Levius, a lonely youth who lost his father in the war and whose mother is in a coma, enters the mechanical boxing scene.”
Director: Keisuke Ide Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko Character Design: Yuki Moriyama Music: Yugo Kanno Studio: Polygon Pictures
The last seventh Blu-ray volume of the TV anime Sora no Method/Celestial Method is set to be released in Japan on July 24. In addition to the 13th episode, its 4,320-yen (about 34.75 US dollars) special edition also contains an approximately 10 minutes long newly-produced short episode titled "Aru Shoujo no Kyujitsu" (A Girl's Holiday). Bandai Visual has posted a short trailer for it.
We got a date for this episode. I won't be counting it for Best Anime of 2019 because it's only one episode.
The official Twitter account for the Celestial Method television anime series announced on Saturday that the previously announced new episode for the anime will debut on October 11. The wording used indicates the episode will screen in theaters, but the Twitter account has not yet confirmed that officially. The account stated it will reveal more details "soon." Marika Kōno will voice Carol
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT