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The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis announces premiere

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Production I.G’s new anime series for The Legend of the Galactic Heroes has announced its premiere for April 3rd this year. This continuation of the epic space drama based on Yoshiki Tanaka’s sci-fi novels is titled The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (The New Thesis) and its first season is named ‘Kaikou’, […]

Weekly round-up

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Even with a new-look littleanimeblog now live (as you’ve almost definitely noticed) we’re both still the same ani-ramblers you’ve come to know and love. That’s why we’re back with our old familiar round-up, and a faery and fantasy-filled look back over the past week’s goings on. Let’s get to it! News Netflix to co-produce anime […]

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Netflix to co-produce anime with WIT Studio, Production I.G and BONES

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Netflix have just announced a business alliance with Production I.G and BONES, the respective names behind Ghost in the Shell and the Fullmetal Alchemist anime. This new team up can only mean one thing. Sure enough, Netflix plan to co-produce with both studios, directly working on individual episodes of series and streaming them in 190 […]

Production I.G produced Ultraman anime unveiled

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A countdown to a “major announcement” for the Ultraman manga came to fruition today, and it’s certainly major. Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi’s series is getting its own anime, but there’s also a major downside – we’ll have to wait till 2019 to see it. Not to worry though, as the staff announcements made at […]

Update: Haikyu!! season 3 reveals opening theme in new promo video

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Shonen Jump magazine’s August 29th issue announced that the third season of Haikyu!!, given its full title Haikyu!! Karasuno Koko vs Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koko (Karasuno High vs Shiratorizawa Academy) would premiere on October 7th. This news has now been followed up with Sunday’s (September 11th) third trailer for the series, revealing and previewing its opening theme ‘Hikariare’ by Burnout Syndromes. Back in […]

Update: Come face to face with team Shiratorizawa in new preview of Haikyu!! season 3

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On “Haiku Day” in Japan (August 19th or 8/1/9, pronounced ha/i/ku), or, going with an alternate pronunciation, Haikyu!! day, a Nico webcast celebrated with the release of a second promo video for season three. This one introduces us to Karasuno’s forbidding adversaries, the Shiratorizawa volleyball team. On July 18th, Shonen Jump magazine announced seven additions to the cast of Haikyu!!’s third series, […]

Persona 5 swipes European release date

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Last month, game publishers Deep Silver picked up Persona 5 and all other future Atlus titles from NIS America, who previously dropped the studio from their distributions list and abandoned their sole responsibility for distributing Atlus games in Europe. Although a European release date was still to be confirmed at the time, we can now firmly say that we can steal […]

News: Persona 5 game’s prologue anime special previews A-1 Pictures animation in trailer

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Aniplex have released a preview of the Persona 5 tie-in anime special Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, revealing the TV one-shot’s main staff. The show will air on September 3rd head of the game’s release, and is directed by Takaharu Ozaki (previously director of photography on Occult Academy) at A-1 Pictures. Shinichi Inotsume of Gangsta. writes the script, while Joker Game‘s Toshiyuki Yahagi […]

Mamoru Oshii and Stand Alone Complex director visit live-action Ghost in the Shell set

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Original Ghost in the Shell movie director Mamoru Oshii, Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama, and composer for the first two films Kenji Kawai, dropped in to visit the set of the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Oshii’s film in June. They spoke with the Paramount/DreamWorks feature’s director Rupert Sanders, and the centre of the whitewashing controversy Scarlett Johansson, who portrays […]

Futurology on screen: how anime anticipates tomorrow

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At the intersection of science fiction and reality is futurology – or future studies – the tenets of which imagine our future economy, politics and technology and reverse-engineer our means of getting there. An illuminating New Statesman piece likens futurologists to “doomsday preachers” in their forecasts of tragedy and technology growing at a rate that […]

Review: Haikyu!! Season 1 Collection 2

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The second collection of the hit volleyball anime picks up in the midst of vigorous training under coach Keishin Ukai’s tough love approach, whipping the Karasuno boys into shape ahead of the interscholastic preliminaries where only one team in 60 makes it through to the nationals. In between bouts of ball-time, the team talk strategy […]

News: English trailer for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness introduces new characters

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With a western release forthcoming for the Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness visual novel, NIS America have unveiled the UK, US and French trailers for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita game. The video introduces us to three new characters who merge with the familiar cast of the anime, and also shows some scenes from the story, set within the time-frame of […]