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“Blend S” TV Anime Receives Key Visual and Website Launch

An official website has been launched, along with a key visual, for the upcoming Blend S television anime adaptation! The new site also announces the project’s staff members: Ryouji Masuyama as director, Gou Zappa for series composition, Yousuke Okuda as character designer, and A-1 Pictures for animation production studio.

The series’ synopsis is listed as:

“The story of Blend S follows Maika Sakuranomiya, a young lady whose neutral facial expression makes her appear perpetually in a bad mood. This feature makes it difficult for Maika to find a part time job, until one day she lands an interview for a position at a cafe. However, it turns out that the venue is maid-style cafe in which all of the waitresses act out “roles” for the customers, and Maika is assigned the role of “extreme sadist”…”

Blend S will begin airing this October.

You can find the key visual after break!

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2nd PV, Key Visual, and Character Designs Released for “Knight’s & Magic” TV Anime

The official website for the Knight’s & Magic anime adaptation has been updated with a new promotional video, key visual, and set of character designs! The video previews the series’ opening theme, “Hello! My World!!”, by fhána (performed the Dragon Maid opening theme, the Comet Lucifer opening theme, and much more) along with the main voice cast. The ending theme, “You & I”, will be performed by Ayaka Ohashi.

For those unfamiliar, here’s the synopsis from MyAnimeList:

“A mecha otaku is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevalier, also known as Eru. In this world exists huge humanoid weapons known as Silhouette Knights. Dreaming of piloting those robots, Eru, with childhood friends, Archid Olter and Adeltrud Olter, aim to become Knight Runners, pilots of these Silhouette Knights.”

Knight’s & Magic will begin airing on July 2.

Check everything out below the cut!

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Preorders Open for Luna Sakurakouji Nendoroid

Preorders have begun for a Nendoroid of Luna Sakurakouji from the popular visual novel, Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou ~Hidamari no Hibi~, developed by Navel!

This Nendoroid is approximately 100mm tall (about 3.9 inches) and is priced at 4,200 yen (roughly $37.64) including tax. You can preorder her through the Good Smile Company Online Shop. Orders can only be taken until June 22. She will be officially released and shipped out in October 2017.

More pictures and information are available after the break!

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Music: Re:Zero Medley (English Cover by Sapphire)

It’s been a while since we’ve had a music post. Actually, I don’t think we’ve had any at all this year. Whoops!

Today we’ve got an English cover medley of the Re:ZERO songs “Styx Helix” and “Paradisus Paradoxum” performed by Sapphire.

Check it out after the break!

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1st PV Released for “Netsuzou TRap -NTR-” TV Anime

The first promotional video for the yuri television anime Netsuzou TRap (NTR) has been released!

The 30-second video shows off a bit of the series’ soundtrack along with the voice talent for the two main characters. Yuma Okazaki, the pink-haired girl, is voiced by Ai Kakuma (Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park and RyuZU from Clockwork Planet), and Hotaru Mizushina, the dark-haired girl, is voiced by Hiromi Igarashi (Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingenohl Friedeburg from High School Fleet and Anzu Futaba from The [email protected] Cinderella Girls).

The series’ synopsis is listed as:

“Yuma and Hotaru have been friends since childhood, so it’s only natural that when Yuma is nervous about her new boyfriend, she asks Hotaru for advice. But when Hotaru starts coming onto Yuma for what feels like more than just ‘practice,’ what does it mean…? With boyfriends in the foreground but a secret, passionate tryst in the background, will Yuma and Hotaru try to forget what happened between them or have they fallen into a trap of true love and betrayal?”

Netsuzou TRap will begin airing this July.

You can find the video after the break!

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Voting Opens for Snow Miku 2018

It’s that time of year again. The designs for Snow Miku 2018 have been submitted and voting has officially begun for the final 6 designs!

Each year, Good Smile Company and piapro collaborate on a contest. Fans submit their own design of both Hatsune Miku and her rabbit companion, Yukine, and the submissions are narrowed down to a group of 6. Voting is then opened up to the public for a short period of time.

This year’s voting period will last until May 29 in Japan, so pick your favorite as soon as possible! You can cast your vote right here. The winning design will be announced at Magical Mirai 2017, which takes place from September 1st to the 3rd. Afterwards, the winning Snow Miku will be turned into the official Snow Miku 2018 Nendoroid and figma, and will also appear on the Snow Miku tram and everywhere else you usually find her.

Each design is so cute that it will be hard to pick just one~! You can find last year’s Snow Miku after the break.

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New Merchandise for “BanG Dream!”, “Sword Art Online”, “Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-“, and “Vocaloid”

New merchandise has been added to Good Smile Company’s shop!

A Tae Hanazono Nendoroid (BanG Dream!), a Kirito figma (Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale), a 1/7th scale Ramlethal figurine (Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-), and a 1/4th scale Megurine Luka figurine (Vocaloid) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break!

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