New Key Visual Released for “Hinako Note” Anime

The official website for the Hinako Note anime adaptation has uploaded a new key visual in anticipation of the premiere! The visual includes the main characters (from left to right) Yua Nakajima, Ruriko Kuroyanagi, Kuina Natsukawa, Hinako Sakuragi, Mayuki Hiiragi, and Chiaki Ogino.

The series’ synopsis can be found below:

“Hinako lives in the countryside and is poor at speaking. She wants to improve her speech to be able to talk to people fluently, so she moves to Tokyo and plans to join the drama club in high school. When she arrives, however, it turns out her boarding house is a secondhand bookstore, and a beautiful girl who eats books lives there.”

Hinako Note will begin airing on April 7.

“Gakuen Babysitters” TV Anime Announced

The latest issue of LaLa, a monthly shoujo manga magazine, has announced a Gakuen Babysitters television anime adaptation! The Gakuen Babysitters manga series was first published in LaLa Magazine in September 2009 by Hari Tokeino (story and art). The series is currently ongoing with 13 volumes released as of August 2016.

For those unfamiliar, you can find the synopsis below:

“After their parents are killed in a plane crash, Ryuuichi and his younger brother Kotarou are taken in by the chairman, who they never met before, of an elite academy. Ryuuichi becomes the school daycare’s new babysitter.”

More information on this adaptation should be available soon.

New Merchandise for “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, “Girls und Panzer”, “Gravity Rush 2”, “Touken Ranbu”, and “Re:ZERO”

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to their shop!

A Ruby Kurosawa Nendoroid (Love Live! Sunshine!!), a rereleased Miho Nishizumi Nendoroid (Girls und Panzer), a rereleased Yukari Akiyama Nendoroid (Girls und Panzer), a rereleased Saori Takebe Nendoroid (Girls und Panzer), a rereleased Hana Isuzu Nendoroid (Girls und Panzer), a rereleased Mako Reizei Nendoroid (Girls und Panzer), a Yukari Akiyama figma (Girls und Panzer), a Girls und Panzer-themed Nendoroid More Face Parts Case, a Gravity Raven figma (Gravity Rush 2), a 1/8th scale Heshikiri Hasebe figurine (Touken Ranbu), and a 1/7th scale wedding Rem figurine (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break!

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Part 1 of “Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter” Film Series Receives New Visual

A new key visual has been released for part 1 of the Girls und Panzer: Saishuushou (Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter) film series!

Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter is the continuation of the Girls und Panzer anime as a six-part film series.

The first film will open in theaters on December 9. You can find the announcement trailer after the break!

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New Visual and Website Launch for Yuri Romance Anime “Citrus”

The official website for the Citrus anime adaptation project has launched along with a key visual. The yuri romance series began as a manga drawn by Saburouta (story and art) and has been published in Comic Yuri Hime magazine since November 2012. Seven Seas Entertainment has been publishing the series in English since December 2014 with 5 volumes currently released.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis below:

“Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother’s remarriage a bit differently; she didn’t know it’d be an ultra-strict and conservative girls’ school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei—who turns out to be her new step sister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.”

More information will be available as the air date draws closer.

PV and Key Visuals for “Free! -Timeless Medley-” Films Released; “Free! -Take Your Marks-” Film Announced

Kyoto Animation has uploaded a promotional video for the upcoming Free! -Timeless Medley- films to their Youtube channel! The video previews the movie’s theme song, “Rising Free”, by Style Five and gives a quick look at all of the characters.

An official website and set of key visuals have been released for the two films. Kizuna/Bonds will be released on April 22 and Yakusoku/Promises will be released on July 1. Both films will recap the television anime series along with some new footage.

In addition, the Free! -Take Your Marks- film has been announced for Fall 2017! This film will continue the story after Haru’s graduation from high school.

You can find the promotional video and visuals after the break!

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Second PV Released for “Clockwork Planet” Anime

A second promotional video has been released for the anime adaptation of the Clockwork Planet light novel series. The 1-minute video previews the series’ opening theme song performed by fripSide.

The series’ cast includes:

  • Naoto Miura voiced by Yoshino Nanjo (Eli Ayase from Love Live!)
  • RyuZU voiced by Ai Kakuma (Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park and Lala from Monster Musume)
  • Marie Bell Breguet voiced by Saori Oonishi (Aiz Wallenstein from Danmachi and Eriri Spencer Sawamura from Saekano)
  • and Vainney Halter voiced by Kenichirou Matsuda (Batou from Ghost in the Shell and Mink from DRAMAtical Murder).

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis of the anime below:

“The Clockwork Planet”

One day, a black box suddenly crashed into the house of the high school dropout Naoto Miura. Inside it was a female automaton. The endless cycle of failure and success. The world that does change and the mankind that does not change. At a time where reality and fantasy are screaming, the encounters of these two make the gears of fate move!”

Clockwork Planet will being airing on April 6.

You can find the video after the break!

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“Gin no Guardian” TV Anime Receives PV and Cast

The Gin no Guardian (The Silver Guardian) anime adaptation has received a promotional video and cast list announcement! Twinstar will be voiced by Ami Koshimizu (Holo from Spice and Wolf and Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill), Farin will be voiced by Nozomi Nishida (Satori Tamaba from Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism and Makina Nakajima from Macross Δ), and Phoebe will be voiced by Nana Mizuki (Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto and Fate Testarossa from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha). The opening theme is “Mamori Tsunagu” by Rin Akatsuki.

The Gin no Guardian anime is an adaptation of Yin Zhi Shou Mu Ren, an online web manhua by Ling Meng. The series is being published through the online portal with 264 chapters released as of March 16.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as:

“Lu Shuiyin (Riku Suigin in Japanese) is a master of gaming, a skill only known to his classmate Lu Lian (Riku Lin in Japanese). One day, Shuiyin receives a device from Lu Lian for a tomb raiding online game. While Shuiyin is excited to receive the device, Lian is suddenly kidnapped. Shuiyin touches the device that was left behind, pulling him inside the game and trapping him there. What is the imaginary world inside the device? What will Shuiyin find there?

It is a world where two groups of people fight over the power of the gods, which originates from the tomb the mother goddess Pangu (Bango in Japanese). The two groups are the tomb raiders and the tomb protectors. The device Shuiyin received from Lian is called the Monolith, and it allows a normal gamer to go near the tomb. The tomb raiding group plans its attack by recruiting common people in the name of gaming. Shuiyin, as the final tomb protector, must fight against the raiders in order to save Lian.”

Gin no Guardian will begin airing on April 1.

You can find the promotional video after the break!

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