English text on the project's promotional materials reads, "No one starts from the spotlight. They all start as nobody. Only way there is to prove that she is a true idol." The multimedia project will include anime, video games, music, and several other forms of entertainment.
Ringarindo is a land surrounded by a wall. The wall covers, protects, cultivates, and nutures this land. The wall is god ... it is the foundation of this land of Ringarindo.
One day, a mysterious man named Back Arrow appears in Essha village on the outskirts of Ringarindo. Arrow lost his memories, but says that all he knows is, "I came from beyond the wall." To restore his memories, Arrow heads out beyond the wall, but is embroiled in a battle with himself as the stakes.
An anime adaptation of Shigemitsu Harada’s manga series, “Hataraku Saibou Black” (Cells at Work! Code Black), has been announced for January 2021. -Synopsis-
“The manga follows in Hataraku Saibou’s footsteps, but is set inside the body of someone who drinks too much, smokes, has high stress, cholesterol and insufficient physical activity, with cells struggling to fulfill their duties, and where the possibility of cells dying is a daily reality.
TYK Promotion, which is based in Nagoya, Aichi, held auditions for new voice actors for the anime's seven main characters. The staff also held an audition for an English-speaking role in the anime at Anime Expo in July 2019. The anime's main staff judged the audition.
Asaka will perform the anime's theme song. Asaka is also from Nagoya.
Chukyo TV and CG animation studio Sublimation are producing the anime. The anime will have 12 30-minute episodes.
The anime is set in the Tōkai region, and most of the series' main staff members are based in the area. Shin'ya Sugai (Walking Meat) is directing the anime at Sublimation (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Ghost in the Shell Arise, Yamato 2202 CG animation), with Tomoyasu Nishimura (Maria the Virgin Witch, Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) as producer. Both Sugai and Nishimura are board members of Sublimation. K&K Design is credited for character designs. The production will use both hand drawn and 3D CG animation.
Aside from Chukyo TV, the production committee also includes Sublimation, Tamakoshi, Nakanihon Kōgyō, and K&K Design. The companies are all based in the Nagoya area. Sublimation established its Nagoya studio in 2017.
The official Twitter account for Ichigo Animation and Mamoru Oshii's new anime series Vladlove revealed on Friday that the series is delayed due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The announcement stated that the producers want to protect the anime's staff, and they will announce the new release schedule after it is decided.
The announcement also included the following message from Oshii:
Serialized anime is not a cheaper edition of theatrical anime! I wanted to do something that I can do only with a serialized work. It's been fun to create the first serialized anime in a long while. I'm very interested in how this comedy is received by the audience
The anime was previously scheduled to premiere in fall 2020 and run for 12 episodes.
Shueisha announced on Tuesday that Kotaro Shono's World’s End Harem science-fiction manga is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in 2021. Shono posted an illustration to celebrate the news:
The manga's 82nd chapter teased on Sunday that the manga will have an "important announcement" on Wednesday to mark the manga's four-year anniversary and the release of the 11th volume on the same day. The manga also entered the "climax" of its first part with the 82nd chapter.
The manga launched in May 2016 on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website and app.
Seven Seas' Ghost Ship imprint is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world's male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet's most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible! All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love?
Warlords of Sigrdrifa Anime Delayed to October Due to COVID-19
The official Twitter account and website for Aniplex's original anime Warlords of Sigrdrifa (Senyoku no Sigrdrifa) announced on Friday that its broadcast and streaming has been delayed from July to October due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The anime's production committee said that the website will announce more details such as the precise premiere date when they have been decided.
In the anime's original story, the Pillars suddenly appeared above Earth, threatening all life. A god who called himself Odin came to the aid of humanity as it was driven to near complete defeat. To counter the Pillars, Odin declared a counterattack by bequeathing humanity with the battle maidens Walküres and the "herocraft" as their wings.
Several years later, the battle between humanity and Pillars rages on, with men supporting the Walküres as they soar through the treacherous skies to save the world.
Japan is no exception. Three Walküres confront the giant Pillar looming over sacred Mt. Fuji. Each Walküre is skilled, but each also has issues. And now, an ace pilot has arrived from Europe.
"Now is the time to fight back, humanity. The day of reckoning has arrived. The time of Ragnarok draws nears."
The official website for Kadokawa's original television anime Maesetsu! revealed on Friday that the series is delayed to October due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Both the anime's digital distribution and broadcast on Tokyo MX, AT-X, and other networks are delayed. The anime was previously scheduled to premiere this summer.
The cast, organized by their respective comedy duos, includes:
Aguri Ōnishi as Fubuki Kitakaze (Tokonatsu)
Naomi Ōzora as Mafuyu Kogarashi (Tokonatsu)
Hiromi Igarashi as Rin Araya (R凸)
Sakura Nakamura as Nayuta Asōgi (R凸)
Ayaka Shimizu as Arashi Waraino (JK Cool)
Asuka Aida as Eru Kusaba (JK Cool)
Yūki Takada as Manatsu Kogarashi (Tsundora)
Nozomi Furuki as Kanae Kanari (Tsundora)
Junki Tomita as self (Freak!)
Hatsuna Ubuno as self (Freak!)
The cast also includes:
Risako Murai as Hajime Chūkan, Nayuta's older sister Seirou Ogino as Carlos Ali Kentarō Tone as manager Rei Shimoda as Aunt Keiko Masatake Yamamoto as self (BANBANBAN) Hiromi Sameshima as self (BANBANBAN)
Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ. Mugendai∞ is credited with the original work, and Lucky Star manga author Kagami Yoshimizu is credited with the original illustrations. Touko Machida (DIVE!!, Wake Up, Girls!) is in charge of series composition, and she is writing the scripts with Shōta Gotō and Joe Itou (Nichijō, Lucky Star). Katsuzo Hirata (Ben-To, Angel Beats!) is designing the characters for the anime. Masaru Koseki (Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles, Demon King Daimao) and Naoki Yamauchi (animation director for Bleach, Chronicles of the Going Home Club) are the chief animation directors.
Yoshimizu is drawing a four-panel manga for the project, and also drew the visual for the project.
The project centers on four girls at the height of their youth, attempting to achieve their dreams even as they struggle gallantly.
The official Twitter account for the anime of Atto's Non Non Biyori manga unveiled the returning cast and staff, January 2021 premiere, title, and first key visual for the third television anime season on Saturday. The visual for the new Non Non Biyori Nonstop season features the familiar characters Renge, Hotaru, Natsumi and Komari in the lush, verdant countryside.
The main cast is returning for the third season:
Kotori Koiwai as Renge Miyauchi Rie Murakawa as Hotaru Ichijo Ayane Sakura as Natsumi Koshigaya Kana Asumi as Komari Koshigaya Kaori Nazuka as Kazuho Miyauchi Rina Satou as Kaede Kagayama Misato Fukuen as Hikage Miyauchi Ryoko Shintani as Konomi Fujimiya
As in previous seasons, the cast for Natsumi and Komari's older brother Suguru Koshigaya is officially credited as "?"
Shinya Kawatsura is returning to direct at SILVER LINK, and Reiko Yoshida is back to supervise the series scripts. Mai Otsuka is again designing the characters, and Kusanagi is returning to handle the background art.
Atto's Non Non Biyori manga previously inspired two television seasons and two original anime DVDs. The first television series from director Shinya Kawatsura and anime studio SILVER LINK (WATAMOTE, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) premiered in 2013, while the second season premiered in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both television seasons as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed and released both series for North American digital and home video release.
The manga also inspired an anime film titled Non Non Biyori Vacation, which opened in Japan on August 25. The main cast and staff returned from the previous two television anime seasons for the film. Sentai Filmworks also licensed the film.
The manga takes place in the countryside, where the nearest bookstore is 20 minutes away by bicycle, a certain "Ju_p" magazine comes out on Wednesdays instead of Mondays, and the video rental store is 10 stations away. Hotaru Ichijō transfers from Tokyo to this school and readjusts to the slow life in the country. Her fellow schoolmates are Natsumi, Komari, Renge, and Komari's big brother Suguru in the third year of middle school.
Atto launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in 2009, and Kadokawa published the manga's 13th compiled volume on November 21. Seven Seas Entertainment releases the manga in English.
Shaman King is the only one in this post with a confirmed date for April 2021. The rest are unknown.
Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King is returning to the world of anime in April 2021, according to the official website for the franchise. The series is announced to adapt all 35 volumes of Hiroyuki Takei's famous manga, similar to how Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood or Fruits Basket revisited their respective franchises many years after a first anime project that completed before the manga was able to provide the canonical ending.
Manga creator Hiro Mashima announced on Friday that his Edens Zero manga is getting a television anime adaptation. He asked fans to "Stay tuned for incoming updates!"
This year's 28th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine teased on Tuesday that the manga would have an "important announcement" in the magazine's next issue on June 17.
Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English both digitally and in print, and it describes the story:
At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park's front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion…And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.
The character settings have been published for the principal cast of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of VRMMORPG / isekai fantasy light novels written by Kumanano and illustrated by 029 about a young lady who finds herself stuck in a world similar to her favorite video game in an adorable and over-powered bear costume. The character settings include:
A character setting of Yuna, the bear kigurumi-clad protagonist from the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear TV anime.
Yuna (CV: Maki Kawase).
A character setting of Fina, a young girl from the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear TV anime.
Fina (CV: Azumi Waki).
A character setting of Noire Foschrose, a young girl from an aristocratic family from the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Beari TV anime.
A character visual of Shuri, Fina's younger sister from the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear TV anime.
A character setting of Misana Farrengram, a young girl from a noble household from the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear TV anime.
A character setting of Kumayuru, a large black bear who is summoned by Yuna in the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear TV anime.
A character setting of Kumakyuu, a large white bear that is summoned by Yuna in the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear TV anime.
The original Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear light novels are published in Japan by Shufu to Seikatsu-sha, and an English language version of the series is also being published by Seven Seas Entertainment, who describe the story as follows:
Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO to doing anything else, including going to school. When a strange new update gives her a one-of-a-kind bear outfit that comes with overpowered abilities, Yuna is torn: the outfit is unbearably cute, but too embarrassing to wear in-game. But then she suddenly finds herself transported to a world like the game, facing down monsters and magic for real, and the bear suit becomes the best weapon she has!
Plot Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he's a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto's most sinister delinquent gang!!
Date: January 2021 - two consecutive cours (quarters of a year)
The novels take place in a world where the hero and the demon king are locked in a continuous dispute. Their grand magic crosses into another world, and ends up exploding in a classroom, killing the students inside. The students are then reincarnated into a fantasy world. The protagonist, who has the lowest position in the class, is reincarnated as a one-meter-long monster spider. But she accepts this fate and adapts to her new life and situation quickly. The story follows the protagonist as she survives in this new world.
Adaptation: Video Game Studio: DOMERICA (Flying Witch Petit) and Shin-Ei Animation date: 2021 confirmed
Plot: When Ichikawa was asked whether the anime will follow the story of the game, he said the staff kept some parts and changed some parts in the anime in order to adapt it for the anime, but whether the story follows the path of the game, he stated he could not reveal that information at this time. He also stated the anime will depict Shibuya as it is today, instead of from 2007 in the game. The cell phones in the game will also be smartphones instead of flip-phones in the game.
Nanashi's Don't Mess with Me, Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san)
Date: ? Adaptation: Manga Studio: Telecom Animation Film
Plot: Mischievous Nagatoro-san always bugs Senpai to get a reaction out of him. What is her motivation? Does she just want to create misery for Senpai? Or maybe she secretly likes him?
Date: 2021 Confirmed Studio: Ajia-do Adaptation: Manga
The manga starts in a quiet rural village, where many domestic animals die unnatural deaths in a strange incident. To resolve the incident, an odd-looking man from Tokyo who goes by the name "Inugami" comes to the town to investigate. In the town, he meets a young boy who has a mysterious air about him called "Dorotabō."
Adaptation: Original Studio: Production I.G. Date: Delayed from Fall 2020
Mitsugu Bamba is a high school girl who is crazy about donating her blood, to the point that she feels compelled to visit a local blood bank despite the unfriendly nurse. One day, Mitsugu encounters a beautiful girl there who looks like she has come from overseas. The girl is so pale that she appears ready to faint. Instead, she suddenly starts trashing the blood bank. The girl then loses consciousness and so Mitsugu takes her home...
Plot: Fena: Pirate Princess is a 12 episode original anime series that tells the tale of a young orphan girl, Fena Houtman. Fena has been raised on an Island where there is no hope of becoming anything more than chattel, to be used and discarded by soldiers of the British Empire. But Fena is more than just another powerless orphan. When her mysterious past comes knocking, Fena will break the chains of her oppressors. Her goal: forge a new identity, free of bondage, and search for a place where she can truly belong and find out the true mysteries behind a keyword “Eden.” It is the story of a lifetime adventure she and her crew of misfits and unlikely allies will have, in pursuit of her goals!
Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirou. (I Shave My Beard. Then I Pick Up a High School Girl.)
Studio: project No.9 Adaptation: Novel
Plot: The novels' romantic comedy story begins when 26-year-old Yoshida, an employee at a major IT company, meets a high school girl on his way home after drinking. Yoshida's crush had decisively rejected him after he pined for her for five years, and he had decided to drink his sorrow. Sayu, the runaway high school girl he meets, says they could sleep together if he lets her stay with him. Yoshida chides the girl for the suggestion but eventually lets her stay with him.
The four-episode mini-series will premiere on Toonami. The anime was originally slated to debut on Toonami before it premiered in Japan, and it is currently unclear if that is still the case after the delay to 2021. Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi) is directing the mini-series at Studio Drive. Production I.G. USA and Adult Swim are co-producing the anime. Colin Stetson (Hereditary) is composing the music.
The city of Tajimi, located in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, is famous for Mino earthenware. The city is dotted with historical pottery producers and ceramic art museums. It has facilities where you can try your hand at making pottery, and many restaurants that serve food on Minoware dishes.
The story begins when a high school girl moves to a shopping street in Tajimi. Many encounters await her, friends, town folk, ceramic art, etc. What will she discover in a town famous for ceramic?
The coming-of-age drama follows a girl as she comes across a boy on the street with an unusual instrument case. This chance encounter between an idol singer hopeful and a player of the traditional Japanese three-stringed shamisen leads both on a journey to discovering their figurative and literal voices.
Studio: Signal M.D. no confirmed date. I assume not 2020 Adaptation: Manga
When a dragon fails to live up to the fearsome standards set for him, his family kicks him out. He embarks on a quest to find a new home, but soon finds that life on the road is no place for a cowardly beast of legend. In a fantasy world full of elves, dwarves, and other mythical creatures, where everyone wants a piece of him—literally!—the frustrations of house-hunting reach a whole new level.
Adaptation: spin-off of the Cells at Work! medical comedy manga by Akane Shimizu Date: January 2021 Studio: Liden Films
Plot: A rookie Red Blood Cell has been bustling about, frantically making oxygen deliveries all around the body! But it turns out that his workplace is on the brink of going Code Black!! Drinking, smoking, stress, sleep deprivation… Struggling to survive a life not unlike the brutal corporate world, what must these overworked cells be thinking at the end of the day? This is a tale about the inside of your body…
This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the television anime of Shinya Komi and HiRock's EX-ARM manga will debut in January 2021.
The anime was delayed to "fall 2020 or later" due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The anime would have premiered in July before the delay. Crunchyroll will stream the anime as a Crunchyroll Original series.
The anime will star:
Sōma Saitō as Akira Natsume Mikako Komatsu as Minami Uezono Akari Kitō as Arma
The manga's crime battle story centers on high school student Akira Natsume. Only his brain is saved when he is involved in a traffic accident, and it later becomes part of an advanced weapon. Akira cooperates with the police's EX-ARM countermeasure division in order to regain his lost memories and body.
Crunchyroll announced today during Virtual Crunchyroll Expo that an anime adaptation of the Shenmue game series is currently in production.
The third Crunchyroll and Adult Swim collaboration, based on the classic SEGA Dreamcast game series, will be a 13 episode series with animation production from Telecom Animation Film (Tower of God, Lupin the Third: Part 5), directed by Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo, One-Punch Man Season 2). Shenmue creator and game designer Yu Suzuki will act as Executive Producer for the project. Further details will be released at a later date.
The original Shenmue game for the Sega Dreamcast released in 1999, with the sequel Shenmue II coming out two years later in 2001. Shenmue III was released 18 years later in November 2019, after raising $6 million in a Kickstarter campaign that launched in 2015.
Stream: Crunchyroll Adaptation: Web Novel Date: January 2021
Plot: Noir is the son of a minor noble with very little to his name other than a job offer--which is canceled before he can even start his first day. He does possess one rare trait, though: the magical ability to consult with a great sage, even if using the skill gives him terrible headaches! Unsure of what his future holds, he accesses the sage for advice on how to move forward and is directed to a secret dungeon filled with rare beasts and magical items. It is here that Noir will train, compiling experience and wealth, until he's powerful enough to change his fate.
Ryota Osaka (Nariyuki Yuiga in We Never Learn: BOKUBEN) voices Noir:.
Noir is the third son from a family of minor nobles. Olivia gives him some of the world's most powerful skills of 'Create', 'Grant', and 'Edit'. He also possesses the 'Great Sage' that allows him to gain all kinds of knowledge, but with an intense headache as a toll. Noir is a bit stupid at times but also has a serious and careful personality.
Miyu Tomita (Rizu Ogata in We Never Learn: BOKUBEN) voices Emma:
Emma is the daughter of a baroness and a childhood friend to Noir. Her specialty is using a dagger during melee combat. She treats everyone around her equally with a kind heart. Because of her looks and voluptuous body, Emma is very popular with the opposite gender. Emma gets irritated because Noir doesn't notice she has feelings for him.
Rumi Okubo (Chinatsu Yoshikawa in YuruYuri) voices Lola:
Lola is the gorgeous receptionist at the adventurer's guild Odin. As the person in charge of Noir, she arranges various quests for him to go on but secretly hopes to become his wife. Despite her calm demeanor, Lola has a competitive streak and considers Emma, who is close to Noir, to be her rival.
Yui Horie (Felix in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) voices Olivia:
Olivia was a top-tier adventurer who worked 200 years ago. She became trapped in a labyrinth by a curse after discovering a hidden dungeon. She communicated with Noir through telepathy and became his master by giving him the world's most powerful skills. Olivia has the personality of a mischievous older sister with a light-hearted attitude.
Etsushi Ogawa's Shin Chūka Ichiban! sequel manga series
Studio: NAS, Production I.G. JY Animation
The manga is set during a fictitious 19th century China, where chefs from all over China competed in culinary tests of ability, and being a master chef granted one respect and authority. The story centers on Liu Maoxing, a young chef from Szechuan province who learns cooking from his mother. After saving his mother's restaurant, Mao goes on a journey to become a Super Chef, battling other chefs with other cooking styles along the way, and contending with the conspiracies of the Dark Cooking Society.
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT