Category Archives: Anime

Attack on Titan Season 3 Confirmed

Today after the finale for the season of Attack on Titan came the announcement that season 3 is confirmed.  See the video below video for more information. Based on the video alone, we can tell that season 3 is going to contain a lot of content. We won’t spoil anything, but by mentioning the sea, that means they will get through two arcs during the duration of that season. Which could potentially imply that there will be 25 episodes. This is not confirmed yet, but would make sense given how much content they are showing in the preview. Considering that they have been following the manga to a T, we are pretty...


Violet Evergarden to Premiere at Anime Expo

In an announcement made today by Anime Expo, the anime film Violet Evergarden will be making it’s world debut at the convention. On top of seeing the film, the convention is also offering a Q&A session with the director of the movie Taichi Ishidate (known for other work like Beyond the Boundary, Clannad, and Nichijou: My Ordinary Life). The movie will premiere on ate: Sunday, July 2, 2017. For those attending the convention, we highly recommend taking some time out of your day and checking this visually stunning movie out. While you are at it, watch the trailer below: Violet Evergarden is animated by Kyoto Animation and is highly anticipated as the light novel it is based...


The Irregular at Magic High School Film Gets New Trailer Just Before Release

To support the impending release of the film adaptation to The Irregular at Magic High School (or Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei), The Irregular at Magic High School: The Movie ~The Girl Who Calls the Stars~, Aniplex has published a new trailer for the film on the official Aniplex YouTube page. The longform trailer features the film’s theme by GARNIDELiA, “Speed Star”. Unfortunately, at the time of posting, neither the trailer nor the Aniplex Japan YouTube page are accessible from the US (where I’m writing this piece.) Fortunately, I did find a mirror. You can check out the new trailer below: The Irregular at Magic High School: The Movie ~The Girl Who Calls the Stars~ is slated to...


Blame! Anime Movie Review

Having read the Blame! manga, I was incredibly excited to see the film finally launch on Netflix over the past weekend. However, after almost two hours, I had a lot of mixed feelings after my viewing experience. Before we dive in, I have to mention that this review contains spoilers to the movie and the manga (up until volume 3). You have been warned. Blame! has a lot going for it; a crazy setting, great action, ultra-violence to back up said action, and a solid soundtrack. The problem with the film is they didn’t add enough of all the things that make the manga as entertaining as it is. In my opinion, Blame! is...


Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Anime Staff Announced

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e updated today with the announcement of their main staff: As you can see from the image from their Twitter above, the staff announcements are: Role of directors will be filled by Seiji Kishi (known for Arpeggio of Blue Steel and various Danganronpa films) and Hiroyuki Hashimoto (known for Angel Beats! and Accel World) The series composition is being handled by Aoi Akashiro (known for Fuuka) The character design will be done by Kazuaki Morita (Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Assassination Classroom) Animation will be done by Studio Lerche Finally, production will be handled by the Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Production...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Three New Series for Spring 2017 Season

We haven’t seen a lot of competition for new series in the anime seasons since Crunchyroll and FUNimation became besties last year. However, that seems to be changing this season. Sentai Filmworks has announced the acquisition of three series (at the time of writing) that are airing as part of the Spring 2017 anime season. Each series will be simulcast on Anime Strike, Amazon’s dedicated anime streaming service. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the series Sentai Filmworks has grabbed for the upcoming season along with their provided synopses. Kabukibu! Unlike other kids his age, freshman Kurogo Kurusu finds his true passion in kabuki, a form of classical...


BLAME! Anime Air Date, Preview, and Visual Released

Today on the official BLAME! anime twitter account came two new interesting pieces of info; the first being a stellar looking main visual, and the second being the official release date. The anime is set to air (worldwide) on May 20th, 2017. This means that BLAME! will join the ever increasing ranks of anime featured on the Netflix streaming service. Also released today came a preview that can be seen below: BLAME! is originated as a manga that started in 1998. It was written and drawn by Tsutomu Nihei (known for his brilliant science fiction abilities with Knights of Sidonia), the series ran from 1998-2003 with a total of 10 volumes. This upcoming anime feature...


Aooni The Animation Trailer Released

Good news for fans of horror series out there. The upcoming feature film adaption of AoOni (which translates Blue Demon) put out a new trailer today, which you can view below: The feature film will follow an original story line that borrows themes from the source material. And by themes, I mean the basic premise seems to be the same; a bunch of students (and a teacher) get trapped in a close quarters situation with a murderous, strangely-shaped blue monster that’s trying to kill them all. AoOni is something of an internet success story. What began as a freeware horror game available to all on the internet has grown in popularity to the...


Sentai Filmworks Acquires Ajin: Demi-Human

Today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they have acquired the distribution rights for the hit Netflix series, Ajin: Demi-Human. This means that Sentai Filmworks will be bringing you Ajin: Demit-Human on DVD and Blu-Ray. So be on the lookout for the show to appear on shelves and across select digital media outlets as it will have exclusive extras that are only available with this release. That being said, it has yet to be mentioned whether this includes both seasons or merely season 1. Animated by Polygon Pictures, written by Gamon Sakurai, directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Hiroaki Andō, Ajin: Demi-Human started as a manga back in 2012. The series is currently streaming on Netflix and has 26 episodes....


Top 5 Sports Anime of 2016

Now everyone knows that 2016 was a incredibly strong year for sports anime. Which is why this list was very difficult to compile. After many arguments, a few broken friendships, some tallying, further dispute, and blood, sweat, and tears we finally came to a decision. So without further ado (buckle up everyone), here at number five we have: 5. Yuri on Ice Now I know what you are thinking, “NUMBER 5?? HOW COULD YOU? YOU F**KING MONSTERS! F**K YOU GUYS!” *Clicks unsubscribe* Now now, hear me out. Yuri on Ice was excellent but it just didn’t bring as much heat as we would have desired to see in a sports anime, unlike...


Gintama 2017 to Stream on Crunchyroll

A lo! A new year comes along with a anime season! With the Winter 2017 anime season ready to kick off, it’s time to get a bunch of announcements about what is going to be streaming on which service. While the list is nowhere near divided as it used to be since Crunchyroll and FUNimation have become BFFs, it merits a review. In a not so surprising announcement, Crunchyroll has confirmed that it will be streaming the newest season of Gintama. The new season is being called Gintama 2017 since there are so many seasons of the series at this point. Slated to air as part of Crunchyroll’s Winter 2017 line up, the series will premiere...


New Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul Preview Released

Yesterday, a new preview for the upcoming second season of Rage of Bahamut (otherwise known as Shingeki no Bahamut) was released. It was also revealed that the new season, dubbed Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, is expected to air in April of 2017. Check out the second preview below: Animated by studio MAPPA, the first season, called Rage of Bahamut: Genesis originally aired back during the Fall 2014 anime season. The show had twelve episodes and was one of the more visually stunning shows at the time. Which is why the second season is really going to continue this trend of great story telling and equally impressive visuals. Below is a link to the original announcement of season...


Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Adaptation Announced

On the cover of the February copy of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine will reveal that there will be an anime adaptation of the hit manga, Welcome to the Ballroom.  Welcome to the Ballroom is a manga series illustrated and written by Tomo Takeuchi. The Welcome to the Ballroom series started back in 2011, is released in Monthly Shonen Magazine, currently has 8 volumes available, and is published in North America by Kondansha. Kodansha describes Welcome to the Ballroom as: Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash,...


Ajin: Demi-Human Season 2 Goes Live on Netflix

For fans of the Netflix original series Ajin: Demi-Human, then today is your day. The second season has officially started streaming on Netflix. Although the series already started airing in Japan on October 8th, it is now available in its entirety. So buckle down, and get ready to binge this evening for the fallout that is the continuation of the events of season 1. Ajin: Demi-Human originally made its debut as a manga series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai back in 2012. Currently there are 8 volumes published (Vertical Inc. is the English publisher), and the series is still ongoing. The first season debuted in January of 2016 (only to air in...


Naruto Live-Action Movie Production Announced

In what will surely join the ranks of terrible anime to film adaptations (*cough* Dragonball: Evolution *cough*), it was announced that the production for the adaptation of Naruto has begun. At the stage event Jump Festa on Saturday the 17th came the confirmation that Michael Gracey (alongside Lionsgate studio and creator Masashi Kishimoto) will be heading the production for Naruto.  The public has yet to see a full length film come from Michael Gracey, as his current movie, The Greatest Showman, is not expected to be released until 2017. The announcement also confirmed some of the staff that will be joining the production. This includes that the screenwriters will be Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (known for...