The fourth episode of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled is currently scheduled for a July 4th, 2015 release date in theaters, which will have a fifth episode arriving later this fall to bring it to a close. Now that we’re just within sight of the fourth episode, Bandai Visual has set an October 28th, 2015 release date for the episode with the usual regular and limited edition Blu-ray releases, both of which will feature English subtitles. Check out the cover artwork for them below.
The third episode premiered on May 2nd, 2015 in theaters with a home video release to follow. The episode was originally going to get a March 2015 premiere, but was pushed back after the second episode got pushed back significantly previously.
The show has been picked up for release in North America by FUNimation and has been licensed in Australia by Madman. The original series was licensed in North America by Bandai Entertainment but has fallen out of print since the closure of the company. FUNimation picked up the rights to both properties back in the summer of 2013.
Plot concept: The story takes place in Europe in the year a.t.b. 2017. A Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Area Eleven are thrown into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European war front.
[Source: WTK ]
The anime adaptation of the High☆Speed! is inching ever closer to its release in just a few weeks and it’s now got another character trailer out to get fans excited. This one brings us a quick look at Nao Serizawa, who is being played by Satoshi Hino. The promo is the same as previous ones in that it serves to remind of the upcoming film while focusing on one of the characters as each of them has a pretty decent fanbase in general that rallies behind them. This kind of promo allows for quick and easy sharing to promote them as well.
The cast for the film includes Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Makoto and Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka again. Supporting cast includes Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Asahi Shiina, Kouki Uchiyama as Ikuya Kirishima, Kenji Nojima as Natsuya Kirishima and Satoshi Hino as Nao Serizawa.
The theatrical anime adaptation is being released as High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days, which is set to land on December 5th, 2015. The light novel comes from Kouji Ohji with illustrations by Futoshi Nishiya and served as the original inspiration for the anime series, but the differences are that the anime upped the characters to high school level while the novel had them in junior high. The theatrical anime adaptation is expected to serve as a prequel to the TV series and breathe a little more life into the property for fans.
The original novel was written by Kouji Ohji back in 2011 and it received formal publishing in 2013 and 2014 via Kyoto Animation, who also produced the anime series. A manga adaptation of this project is also underway with Shiori Teshirogi set to illustrate it. The film is directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto based on the composition by Masahiro Yokotani and screenplay from Maiko Nishioka.
Plot concept: Haruka Nanase feels something special when he touches water. The medley relay was the last competition he was able to participate in during elementary school. Haruka, along with Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka, saw something they’d never seen before. In spring, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Haruka moves on to Iwatobi Middle School with Makoto and starts a new life. Both enter the swim team, and plan to compete in the medley relay together with Asahi Shiina and Ikuya Kirishima.
All four students have different objectives and ways of thinking, and different baggage they’re carrying, and so their practice for the relay hasn’t been going well. What is required to make a team? What does Haruka, whose heart is trapped in the medley relay of the past, think during this new event? High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- depicts these boys trying to find the answer, and discovering new ideas about swimming. The boys’ sparkling youth, and the future they’ve bet on swimming, begins.
After confirming that an adaptation is coming and then revealing that Bones would be producing it, we got our first key visual yesterday for My Hero Academia. Now the upcoming issue of Weekly Shonen Jump is set to reveal the staff when it debuts next week. Naturally, early scans are sneaking it out and we’ve learned that Kenji Nagasaki will be directing it. Nagasaki handled the recent Classroom Crisis series. Yousuke Kuroda is handling the scripts while Yoshihiko Umakoshi is handling the character designs.
Originally starting back in the summer of 2014, after creator Kouhei Horikoshi Barrage series ended, My Hero Academia is one of the more well-received books in the English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Horikoshi received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006 after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump. His first serialized work was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen back in 2010.
Plot concept: What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…
[Source: ANN ]
While another series may not be happening at the moment, a new two part Strike the Blood OVA series is set to debut at the end of this year, according to news out of the Dengeki Game Festival 2015. The first promotional video from it, with commentary by the announcers, has surfaced online that you can see below. The property is based off of the light novels of the same name by Gakuto Mkumo with artwork by Manyako, which began in 2011 and has twelve volumes to date. A manga adaptation began in 2012 summer that’s progressing slowly with artwork be Tate. The new OVA will be written by Mikumo as an original story to be animated.
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kojō Akatsuki
Rise Taneda as Yukino Himeragi
Asami Seto as Asagi Aiba
Rina Hidaka as Nagisa Akatsuki
Ryota Ohsaka as Motoki Yaze
Hisako Kanemoto as Natsuki Minamiya
The TV series had Hideyo Yamamoto directing based off of scripts by Hiroyuki Yoshino with character designs by Keiichi Sano. No staffing for this OVA has been revealed yet. Discotek Media has picked up the home video rights for the show in North America.
Plot Concept: The Fourth Primogenitor—That’s the world’s strongest vampire that should only exist in legends. Accompanied by twelve Kenjuu and spreading calamity, this phantom vampire appeared in Japan. For the observation and obliteration of this Fourth Primogenitor, the government and Lion King decided to dispatch an attack mage known as a Sword Shaman. However, for some reason, the one chosen for the observation was a apprentice Sword Shaman girl, Himegari Yukina. Wielding the strongest anti-primogenitor spirit spear, Yukina arrived at Demon District, Itogami City. What is the true identity of the Fourth Primogenitor, Akatsuki Kojou, she encountered over there!?
One of those comics from my youth that has always stuck with me was the dense and unusual twelve issue Squadron Supreme series that really went the distance in dealing with some good material in a serious way, as could be done at the time in the 80′s .With the property getting a revival in Secret Wars, it looks like the team is going to make its way in a slightly different form into the mainline continuity this fall with a new ongoing series. it’s got a lot of clout behind it with it being written by Eisner Award-winning writer James Robinson (Fantastic Four, Starman) along with artwork from critically acclaimed artist Leonard Kirk (Fantastic Four). And if that’s not enough, it’s even getting Alex Ross covers.
“They’re willing to do a lot of things that turn people off,” says writer James Robinson in an interview with Marvel.com. “They can seem a little cold blooded and ruthless but their idea is ‘we have a planet to save’. And if that means we have to sacrifice a few people to do it, we will. So they’re definitely at the darker end of the heroic spectrum.”
Plot concept: Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (The Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Warrior Woman (Squadron Sinister) don’t care what the rules are, and they’re not out to ask for permission. Each hailing from different universes, their Earths were all destroyed. But there is no time to grieve for the loss of their homes – because they’re out to make sure it never happens again! All that matters is the safety of our Earth, and if you stand in the way – they’re going right through you!
Their first target? Namor! Responsible for the destruction of Dr. Spectrum’s reality, it’s time Namor paid for his crimes. But at what cost to the people of Atlantis?
This Fall, the Marvel Universe has new protectors. You may not like their methods. You may not like that they cross the line. But the Squadron gets results. And if you try to get in their way, you’re going down! Don’t miss their epic debut this fall in SQUADRON SUPREME #1!
SQUADRON SUPREME #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Coming Fall 2015!.
Aniplex USA has brought out some new material to Hulu this week for fans to check out now that the home video release has long come and gone with Nekomonogatari Black: Tsubasa Family. The four part arc is now available in full on Hulu in its original Japanese language with English subtitles, which mirrors the presentation from the home video release. Those that are Hulu Plus members can stream this to your TV, mobile device and computer in high definition.
Check out our review of this arc on Blu-ray here and check out the first episode below!
Plot concept: The story is about an incident that happened before “BAKEMONOGATARI”….
On his way to the bookstore, Koyomi Araragi encounters Tsubasa Hanekawa whose face is covered with a bandage. The incident allows Koyomi to learn what has been happening in the Hanekawa household, but Tsubasa begs him not to tell anyone about it, saying she’ll do anything to keep him quiet.
Without revealing her family’s circumstances, Koyomi tells of the day’s incident – he and Tsubasa buried a “cat” that had been hit by a car- to Meme Oshino. Meme tells Koyomi that he must immediately go to confirm Hanekawa’s safety. He heads to her house, only to find…
So begins the nightmarish nine days of Golden Week…
FUNimation’s working the Fairy Tail world a bit this week as the company has released the latest DVD/BD volume as it nudges just a bit closer to the simulcast side of it. Overall, it continues to be impressive how quickly we do get this material and that the show is still ongoing as a lot of TV series really do struggle with sales past a certain point. The 18th DVD/BD set has released this past week and FUNimation has a new trailer out to remind you about it as well as providing a sample of the dub from it. This set brings out episodes 200 through 2012 for thirteen more episodes of guild goodness. Priced at $54.98, it comes with some good extras as well including new Episode Commentaries, Guild Pride: Quatro Cerberus, Textless Opening: MASAYUME CHASING and the Textless Closings: Kokoro no Kagi and Kimi no Mirai.
Plot concept: After Fairy Tail makes a triumphant return to Magnolia, it’s back to business as usual. The guild starts taking on some seriously odd jobs and gets a sneak peek into the daily goings-on of the Sabertooth Guild—but when something strange starts happening to one of their own, it’s a sure sign that things are about to get serious.
Lucy begins having trouble summoning her celestial spirits, and when they finally appear, they’ve transformed into opposite versions of themselves with no memories of her. When the angry spirits demand their freedom at any cost—even death—it’s up to the guild to enter a series of unusual battles to seal them away until the mystery of what’s gone wrong in the Celestial Spirit World can be sorted out.
From an epic dance battle between Gray and Cancer, to Lucy trying to escape a sadistic Virgo—it’s up to Fairy Tail to save the celestial world from itself.