Update: No Game No Life -Zero- slates July opening date

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The No Game No Life anime movie that went into the dark after last summer’s reveal is finally back with a title, a teaser trailer, and now a release date. With a list of returning cast and staff, it’s been revealed in poster ads from Kadokawa that No Game No Life -Zero- will open in Japan on July 15th. The twist, […]

Update: A Certain Magical Index producer asks fans to wait for season 3

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After asking fans to “please wait” for a new A Certain Magical Index season last spring, Kazuma Miki, anime producer and former editor of the Index light novels, is back to assure us that plans are still in the works. Last weekend’s Dengeki Game Festival saw its usual New Work Announcement panel buzzing over the Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On game, a collaboration […]

Anime to adapt Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody light novels

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Kiro Ainana and shri’s Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody light novels are the next of the dropped-in-fantasy-world titles heading for an anime adaptation. The fourth volume (pictured below) of Megumu Aya’s manga adaptation will share the news tomorrow on its wraparound jacket band. Ainana’s novel began as a 2013 online series, with Ayu’s manga following in Kadokawa’s Age Premium, before moving […]

Update: Premiere announced for Himoto! Umaru-chan team’s Gabriel Dropout anime

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Kadokawa’s Dengeki Daioh magazine announced in July that mangaka Ukami’s lazy angel Gabriel Dropout will star in her own anime, reuniting the staff of summer 2015’s Himoto! Umaru-chan anime. That means Masahiko Ohta is back directing, with series composition by Takashi Aoshima, and character design by Katsuhiro Kumagai at studio Doga Kobo. Yesterday, the series’ official website updated us with the news that it will premiere […]

News: Blood Lad author wishes manga farewell, teasing next project

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Last weekend, in the September issue of Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine published on September 4th, Yuki Kodama ended his vampire comedy manga Blood Lad as announced in the mag on August 11th. So yesterday (September 5th), the author took to Twitter to say he hoped fans enjoyed the ride, but to be patient for news of a follow-up. With […]

News: Umaru-chan studio’s lazy angel anime welcomes archangel Kana Hanazawa

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With the first promo video released on the official website for the comedy anime Gabriel Dropout, a main cast of angels and demons is revealed. The trailer below also confirms the staff and plot for the show based on Ukami’s ongoing manga. The anime stars, as follows: Miyu Tomita (Aikatsu Stars!‘ Yume Nijino) as Gabriel White Tenma […]

Update: Spice & Wolf’s two fall volumes show cover art previews, new look at Myuri

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Back in April, Isuna Hasekura and Ju Ayakura’s Spice & Wolf novels celebrated their 10th anniversary with a new story called ‘Spring Log’ in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Bunko Magazine. Set ten years after the original series’ happy ending, Lawrence has opened a bathhouse in Nyohira’s hot springs, and plays host to two travellers who want to relax after a long […]

Update: Reki Kawahara and series creators comment on Sword Art Online live-action project

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In partnership with Kadokawa, independent production company Skydance Television have announced their acquisition of the global live-action rights to the Sword Art Online franchise. They now want to fast-track the launch of a new franchise, by developing and producing the first ever live-action series based on Reki Kawahara’s VRMMORPG sci-fi light novels. Laeta Kalogridis, producer of James Cameron’s Avatar, is writing the […]

Update: GoHands anime Hand Shakers unveils actors and artwork for key characters

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The Animate chain of anime character merch stores reaches its 30th anniversary this year, so to celebrate, K animation studio GoHands, Food Wars! production company Frontier Works and manga publishers Kadokawa are working on an original anime project called Hand Shakers. The show’s official website has now posted artwork displaying the designs for three key characters. At least four other […]

Update: No Game No Life author hints at upcoming anime film’s storyline (spoiler warning)

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No Game No Life‘s hikikomori step-siblings, gamers and soulmates, Sora and Shiro, are about to brave the crowds and make the next step to the silver screen. An anime film of Yu Kamiya’s light novels was announced during MF Bunko J’s streaming of the Summer School Festival 2016 on Sunday (July 17th), and Kamiya drew the […]

News: Familiar of Zero’s final novel to be released in 2017

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Before his passing in 2013, Familiar of Zero author Noboru Yamaguchi entrusted the legacy of the light novels’ ending to his publishers MF Bunko. With the series left two volumes short of its intended 22, the publishers decided to share the plots Yamaguchi had left with a different writer who would complete the story in his stead, and […]

Update: Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation gets English trailer exploring the mysteries of new characters

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On June 27th, Bandai Namco unveiled their third trailer for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation. While we meet new characters including Genesis who, like Kirito, is a “black knight”, the video previews combat, equipment customisation, the party creation function including 300 “player characters” and NPCs, and the game’s theme […]