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4th PV Released for “Welcome to the Ballroom” TV Anime

A fourth promotional video for the Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Youkoso) anime adaptation has been released! The 30-second trailer gives us a look at some of the music and ballroom dancing action to expect in this upcoming project.

The series began as a manga published in Monthly Shounen Magazine in November 2011. The manga was licensed by Kodansha Comics USA for North American release in September 2016 with only 3 of the 8 total volumes currently localized. The story is still ongoing.

Kodansha Comics describes the synopsis for the series below:

“Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku’s not the neighborhood watch, though. He’s a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same.”

Welcome to the Ballroom will begin airing in July 2017.

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PV, Key Visual, and Cast List Released for “Code:Realize” TV Anime

Idea Factory’s visual novel otome game, Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, is receiving an anime adaptation! The game was released to PS Vita on November 27, 2014 in Japan and October 20, 2015 in North America and Europe through the publisher Aksys Games. The anime’s official website was updated with a cast list.

  • Cardia Beckford (the protagonist) will be voiced by Saori Hayami (Shirayuki from Snow White with the Red Hair and Shinoa Hiiragi from Owari no Seraph)
  • Arsène Lupin will be voiced by Tomoaki Maeno (Decim from Death Parade and Hajime Tenga from Kiznaiver)
  • Abraham Van Helsing will be voiced by Junichi Suwabe (Archer from the Fate series and Aomine Daiki from Kuroko no Basket)
  • Victor Frankenstein will be voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara (Jin Kisaragi from Blazblue: Alter Memory and Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail)
  • Impey Barbicane will be voiced by Shoutaro Morikubo (Shikamaru Nara from Naruto and Akaya Kirihara from Prince of Tennis)
  • Saint-Germain will be voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei Ryuugazaki from Free! and Noriaki Kakyoin from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)
  • and Finis will be voiced by Yuuki Kaji (Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan and Kanato Sakamaki from Diabolik Lovers)

The game’s synopsis can be found here:

“Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.” Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers’ clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…”

Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi is set to air in October 2017.

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Key Visual, Character Designs, and Illustrations Released for “Centaur no Nayami” TV Anime

The Centaur no Nayami (also called A Centaur’s Life and Centaur’s Worries) anime adaptation has received a new key visual and character designs for the three main characters! Some super cute illustrations drawn by the anime staff members have also been uploaded to the official anime website. Fumitoshi Oizaki, the chief director, Naoyuki Konno, the director, and Hide Shibuya, the character designer and chief animation director, have each drawn one!

The series began as a manga and was first published in February 2011. It is currently ongoing and is also being published in English through Seven Seas Entertainment.

Seven Seas Entertainment describes the plot below:

“Being a teenager is never easy… especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she’s a centaur; but she’s not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends-the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns-are down-to-earth, fun-loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.”

Centaur no Nayami will begin airing in July 2017.

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3rd PV and Key Visual for “The [email protected] SideM” Anime Project

The official website for The [email protected] SideM anime adaptation has been updated with a new promotional video and key visual! This time it’s for the idol unit -S.E.M-.

Jiro Yamashita, Rui Maita, and Michio Hazama make up this educational idol unit of three. The group name -S.E.M- stands for “Science. English. Math.” with each group member being an ex-teacher for one of the subjects.

The previous series’ announcements showed off the DRAMATIC STARS and Beit idol units. Look forward to more group announcements as the anime project gets closer to completion!

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Anime Adaptation Announced for “Girlish Number” 4-Koma Spinoff

The Girlish Number 4-koma spinoff manga, Girlish Number Shura, is receiving an anime adaptation!

The news was announced at the “Gi(a)rlish Number Kuzu Fes 2017” event at Roppongi. Girlish Number Shura ran from August to November 2016 in Dengeki Comics EX.

More information on the adaptation should be available soon.

2nd PV Released for “Alice to Zouroku” TV Anime

A second promotional video has been uploaded for the Alice to Zouroku (Alice & Zouroku) television anime adaptation! The 1:30 long video shows off more of the series’ characters and previews the opening theme, “Wonder Drive”, by ORESAMA.

Seven Seas Entertainment describes the synopsis as:

“A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as “Alice’s Dream,” which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!”

Alice to Zouroku will begin airing on April 2.

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“What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?” TV Anime Receives PV and Character Designs

The anime adaptation for What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?), or SukaSuka for short, has received a promotional video and character designs. The 3-minute video sets the tone for the series and gives you a quick look at the cast. The series’ opening and ending themes will be “DEAREST DROP” performed by Azusa Tadokoro and “From (フロム)” performed by TRUE.

MyAnimeList describes the series’ synopsis below:

“Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious ‘Beasts’. The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts.

Only a small group of young girls, the Leprechauns, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.

Unable to fight any longer, Willem becomes the father that the girls never had, caring for and nurturing them even as he struggles to come to terms with his new life, in which he feels the pain of helplessly waiting for his loved ones to return home from battle that his ‘Daughter’ once felt for him so long ago. Together, Willem and the girls gradually come to understand what family means and what is truly worth protecting.”

SukaSuka began as a light novel series in November 2014 by Akira Kareno (story) and ue (art). The series was completed in April 2016 with 5 volumes released. The sequel, Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichido dake, Aemasu ka?, is currently ongoing and was first published on April 1, 2016.

SukaSuka will begin airing on April 11.

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1st PV Released for “Hajimete no Gal” TV Anime

The first promotional video for the Hajimete no Gal anime adaptation has been released! The video shows off each main cast member along with their respective voice actors.

In order of appearance in the video:

  • Yukana Yame is voiced by Yuki Nagaku (Arisa Ahokainen from Akiba’s Trip the Animation and Ichigo Moesaki from Sore ga Seiyuu!)
  • Ranko Honjou is voiced by Eri Kitamura (Sayaka Miki from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Yui from Angel Beats!)
  • Yui Kashii is voiced by Ayana Taketatsu (Kirino Kousaka from Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai and Azusa Nakano from K-On!)
  • Nene Fujinoki is voiced by Yui Ogura (Yuuko Shionji from Heaven’s Memo Pad and Hinata Hakamada from Ro-Kyu-Bu!)
  • and Hashiba Junichi is voiced by Shintaro Asanuma (Takumu Mayuzumi from Accel World and Takatoshi Tsuda from Seitokai Yakuindomo).

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis below:

“Spring. The “season of love” has arrived and it seems that finding himself a girlfriend was harder than Junichi believed. To break the status quo, Junichi’s friends have forced him into confessing to the gal, Yame Yukana. However, things do not go quite as he expected. A series of “firsts” begins!”

Hajimete no Gal will begin airing in July 2017.

Check out the video after the break! Saucy warning.

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2nd PV Released for “Attack on Titan” Season 2

The second promotional video for season two of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) has been uploaded! The video previews a bit of the new season’s soundtrack along with the wide variety of titans that will appear.

The series’ synopsis can be found below:

“Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. Based on Hajime Isayama’s award-winning manga, Shingeki no Kyojin follows Eren, along with his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and his childhood friend Armin Arlert, as they join the brutal war against the titans and race to discover a way of defeating them before the last walls are breached.”

Season 2 will begin airing on April 1.

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