Category Archives: Anime News

Nanbaka Season 2 to be Simulcast on Crunchyroll

Interesteing news today coming from the official website for the anime adaptation of Nanbaka. The second season of the series has been confirmed to be a part of the 2017 Winter anime season and will begin airing in January of next year. The more interesting development is just how the show will be airing. From what we’ve gathered, it sounds like Nanbaka season 2 will be airing exclusively online rather than as part of a traditional block on television. The official site also released a promotional image for the second season of Nanbaka which you can see below: While the method of airing in Japan has changed, overseas it doesn’t sound like it’s going...


Umaru-chan Manga to Receive Original Anime Disc

According to the official twitter page for the manga Himouto! Umaru-chan the series will be receiving an original anime DVD included within the 10th compilation volume. This compilation volume will be available (in Japan) in January of 2017 and will run you around 3,400 yen. The tweet also mentions that the original staff and cast will be returning for this original anime DVD. For those who are unfamiliar with Himouto! Umaru-chan, it originally started as a manga back in 2013 and is written by Sankaku Head. As of Friday, the 9th compilation volume will be available with the tenth to arrive in January (but you already knew that). The manga has sparked an anime the...


Say Hello To The Death Note PPAP Version You Didn’t Know You Wanted

In what can only be described as a bizarre internet obsession (let’s be honest here, there are all a little bizarre), “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” has taken the world by storm. The original artist PIKOTARO, released his video back in August. The original has amassed over 80 million in video views. So it was only a matter of time before a marketing team adopted it to capitalized on the recent phenomenon. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who you are), the team behind the new live-action Death Note movie (called Death Note Light up the New World) thought it would be a great idea to have Ryuk perform the track. If you thought the original one was...


Fate/Grand Order to Receive TV Special

It was announced today on the official website for Fate/Grand Order game that it will be receiving a TV special before the end of 2016. This means that the RPG mobile app will be receiving an anime special to accompany the game itself. This is great news for any fans of the Fate series as a whole and is currently feeling the gap between Fate/stay night: Unilimited Blade Works and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel. Alongside this announcement came the new visual that can be seen below: Also mentioned on the website is the current characters and actors/actresses that will be playing them: Rika Fujimaru portrayed by by Nobunaga Shimazaki Kirieraito Mashu portrayed by Rie Takahashi Fou portrayed by Ayako...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Magic of Stella

In what will surely be a slew of announcements (starting yesterday with Long Rider!), Sentai Filmworks is back at it again acquiring Fall 2016 anime.Today, Sentai Filmworks announced their latest acquisition, Magic of Stella. Unlike the others though, this show is currently only available through Daisuki ‘s streaming service. No luck yet for users who are exclusively on Funimation or Crunchyroll. The series began originally as a manga series that started back in 2012. Magic of Stella is written by Cloba.U and currently has 3 volumes¹. The anime is currently scheduled to have 12 episodes in total. The anime is directed by Shinya Kawatsura and is animated by studio Silver Link. Sentai Filmworks describes the series...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Long Riders!

The folks at Sentai Filmworks have added yet another title to their Fall 2016 anime lineup, this time it is the biking series Long Riders! Long Riders! will be available through various digital outlets. In fact, it has already started airing since October 8th. The show is directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara (prior work being Monster Musume), written by Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!), and is animated by studio Actas. The anime series is based on the manga of the same name. Long Riders! first debuted in 2012, has 7 volumes published so far, and is currently still running¹. Since it is Sentai Filmworks, they will also release this on home video after it finishes...


Porter Robinson’s Shelter Anime Finally Arrives

The wait is finally over, Porter Robinson and Madeon’s Shelter: The Animation has finally arrived. The animation is as brilliant as we can expect from Studio A-1. This dystopian storyline blends perfectly well with the track, all culminated into the vibrant color of the video. Porter Robinson describes the story as: Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins...


Black Butler Film Teases New Images and Promo Video

The official site for the upcoming film for the Black Butler series, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic, released a smorgasbord of new promotional content today. Included among the list is a new promotional trailer, additions to the cast, a new movie poster, and the plans for a special screening of the film on a cruise ship. That last one really sticks out but I’ll admit is pretty suitable for a series like Black Butler. Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic PV2 by pKjd The new cast includes Ryohei Kimura as Charles Grey, Tomoaki Maeno as Charles Phips, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Viscount Druitt. The new image from the official site teases the designs of...


Porter Robinson Teams Up With Studio A-1 For An Animation

That is right everyone. The studio behind recent work such as Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Erased, and Occultic;Nine are going to be teaming up with Porter Robinson.  In an announcement made on Porter Robinson’s facebook page (see below), came the news that the two will be teaming up for an animation. This animation will tie in with Porter Robinson and Madeon’s recent tour called “Shelter.” The animation will be debuting on October 18th, so get hyped people! This is incredibly exciting as Porter Robinson is notorious for utilizing animated visuals and various Japan inspired themes. So it comes as no surprise, but that just means that everyone will get to experience...


Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Gets NA Theater Run

This is certainly a bit of a surprise (to me anyway). The latest film in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, is actually slated to hit movie theaters in the United States and Canada. While the release is a limited one, its still an impressive feat by Screenvision Media and 4K Media. The release for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions currently includes 500 theaters across Canada and the US which are set to air the film started January 20 next year (2017). Details about the release including a list of participating theaters will be released later this year, the official page reading “Specific ticketing information will be announced...


Crunchyroll Adds Five Titles to the Fall 2016 Lineup

Crunchyroll just popped the Pringles can on its simulcast announcements yesterday. Today they didn’t let off the gas and announced five new series that will be airing as part of their Fall 2016 streaming lineup. I’ll be listing the announcements alphabetically, so let’s get to it. A continuation of Anime De Training! Ex, Anime De Training! XX will begin streaming this Thursday (10/6) at 7:55 AM PST. Crunchyroll has also made the original series available to stream since the announcement. The series will be available to stream worldwide excluding Asia. Crunchyroll describes the series: That burning TV anime, “Ani Tore! EX” is coming back even more powered up as “Ani Tore!...


Crunchyroll to Simulcast Trickster and JOKER season 4

It’s that time of year again ladies and gentleman. The new season of anime is starting and so we are due to start learning who will be simulcasting which series. What’s particularly interesting about the Fall 2016 anime season is that this will be the first season since Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced their streaming partnership. I’m curious to see what effect this new partnership will have on this season. Will we see the series shared by the streaming services with air dates being the only differing factors between the two? Will some series remain exclusive? So far only big, hit series and recent more popular series have been shared between...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Flip Flappers

As things are starting to kick off this Fall 2016, it is time to look forward to everything that is being offered. Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have acquired the Fall series Flip Flappers that is expected to air in October 2016. Sentai Filmworks, therefore, will be bringing this show to us this Fall as well. This magical girl show is a complete original anime. The series will be directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama, the chief animator and character designer will be Takashi Kojima, and Studio 3Hz will animate the show. Sentai Filmworks describes Flip Flappers as: Cocona is a model honor student, cautious and slow to embrace new opportunities. This makes life complicated when...


One-Punch Man Season 2 Announced

Yesterday, according to the official twitter for the hit series One-Punch Man, the second season is a go! Other than the overall confirmation, the mobile game that will be expected in 2017. No other information was released at this time. See the official twitter announcement below: Once we know dates, and other confirmed details from studio Madhouse and other affiliates, we will do our best to keep people updated.


Crunchyroll Adds Looking Up At The Half-Moon

Crunchyroll announced that they have added a new series to their repertoire called Looking Up At The Half-Moon. This drama and romance anime originally began as a light novel series that started in 2003. It was written by Tsumugu Hashimoto and illustrated by Keiji Yamamoto and ended in 2006. In the meantime, the light novel series has received a manga series (and by series, we mean two volumes), the recently uploaded anime show, and a TV live-action drama. Looking Up At The Half-Moon is a rather short anime series. Only having 6 episodes, it can be easily binged in a short session (comparatively by Netflix standards). For those who have yet ot hear...