“Koisuru Shirokuma” Gets 1st PV

The first promotional video for the upcoming Koisuru Shirokuma anime adaptation has been released! The 1-minute video previews the two main character’s voices and gives a small glimpse of the dynamic between them. Natsuki Hanae will be voicing Azarashi (the seal) and Yuuichirou Umehara will be voicing Shirokuma (the polar bear). Koisuru Shirokuma, or Polar Bear in Love, began as a web manga back in December 2014 by Koromo.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis below:

“A polar bear falls in love with an earless seal, and he wants nothing else except to protect him, even though the seal constantly thinks the bear will eat him.”

The anime will begin airing on March 4.

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Key Visual, Cast, and Staff Released for “Boruto -Naruto Next Generations-” Anime

The anime adaptation of the Boruto -Naruto Next Generation- manga series has received a new key visual, cast, and staff list.

Yuuko Sanpei is cast as Uzumaki Boruto, Kokoro Kikuchi is cast as Uchiha Sarada, Ryuichi Kijima as Mitsuki, Kenshou Ono as Nara Shikadai, Ryoko Shiraishi as Akimichi Chouchou, Atsushi Abe as Yamanaka Inojin, Junko Takeuchi as Uzumaki Naruto, Nana Mizuki as Hyuuga Hinata, Saori Hayami as Uzumaki Himawari, Shoutaro Morikubo as Nara Shikamaru, and Shinji Kawada as Aburame Shino. The staff list includes Noriyuki Abe as general director, Hiroyuki Yamashita as director, Ukyo Kodachi as story supervisor, Makoto Uezu as series composition, Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki as character designers, Yasuharu Takanashi for music, and Studio Pierrot will be behind the animation production.

The synopsis can be found below from Viz Media:

“Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story… A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto’s own son, Boruto!”

Boruto will start airing on April 5.

New Key Visual for “Fate/Apocrypha” TV Anime

A new key visual has been released for A-1 Picture‘s anime adaptation of the Fate/Apocrypha light novel series.

The synopsis can be found below:

“The setting is a parallel world to Fate/stay night where the Greater Grail mysteriously disappeared from Fuyuki after the Third Holy Grail War. After many years of silence, around the same time as the Fifth Holy Grail War would have happened, the Yggdmillennia, a family of magi, openly declares their secession from the Mage’s Association, and that they are in possession of the Grail. The Association dispatches fifty magi to retrieve it, and all but one are instantly slaughtered by a mysterious Servant. The one remaining manages to activate the reserve system of the Greater Grail, allowing for the summoning of fourteen Servants in total.

In the city of Trifas, two factions will fight for the control of the sacred relic, each of them possessing their own team of seven Servants : the Black Faction whose members are part of Yggdmillennia, protecting the Grail, and the Red Faction whose members were sent by the Mage’s Association, trying to take the Grail back. For an event of this scale, the Grail itself summons its own Servant, the holy Ruler, to oversee the conflict.

This marks the start of the Great Holy Grail War.”

Fate/Apocrypha will begin airing sometime in 2017.

“Tsugumomo” Anime Gets PV and Key Visual

The official website for the Tsugumomo anime adaptation has uploaded a key visual and promotional video for the upcoming series. Tsugumomo began as a manga in November 2007 by Yoshikadu Hamada and was published in Monthly Action Magazine. It had a brief English publication through JManga before the site closed down with only two volumes translated.

The series’ synopsis can be found below:

“Kazuya Kagami never goes anywhere without the precious “Fukurobi” his mother gave him. One day a beautiful, kimono-clad girl named Kiriha appeared before him. Kiriha naturally began to live with Kazuya in his room. Then there’s Chisato, Kazuya’s childhood friend with glasses and a ponytail, who meddles in his affairs. Soon there’s also an overprotective older sister who seems to want to take baths with him. Jumble in a huge-chested priestess, a good-looking sorceress named Kokuyoura, beautiful women, and hot girls, and Kazuya’s happy, embarrassing, confusing life begins…”

Tsugumomo will begin airing on April 2.

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Key Visual, Character Designs, and Staff for “Hajimete no Gal” TV Anime

A new key visual, staff list, and character designs were uploaded onto the official website for the Hajimete no Gal TV anime!

The anime staff includes: Hiroyuki Furukawa as director and character designer, Yuichiro Higashida for series composition, and NAZ for the animation production studio.

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!”

The anime will begin airing in July 2017.

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“The iDOLM@STER SideM” Anime Project Announced with PV and Key Visual

The iDOLM@STER SideM anime project has been announced with a promotional video, key visual, and the launching of its official website. The project will be an adaptation of The iDOLM@STER SideM video game. The game is similar to other iDOLM@STER games, but all of the characters are male and their three main characteristics are Physical, Intelligent, and Mental instead of the usual Cute, Cool, and Passion traits.

The promotional video shows off some of the music and idol boys that are expected to appear in this adaptation.

More information on the project will be released on March 15.

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ClariS to Perform “Eromanga-sensei” Opening Theme

Sony Music announced on their website that ClariS will be performing the opening theme for the Eromanga-sensei anime adaptation! The new song, “Hitorigoto”, will be available as a CD single release on April 26.

For those unfamiliar with the series, MyAnimeList describes the plot below:

“The “new sibling romantic comedy” revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune’s little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn’t left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other’s only family.

Masamune’s novel illustrator, pen name “Eromanga,” draws extremely perverted drawings, and is very reliable. Masamune had never met his illustrator, and figured he was just a disgusting, perverted otaku. However, the truth is revealed… that his “Eromanga-sensei” is his own younger sister! To add to the chaos that erupts between the siblings, a beautiful, female, best-selling shoujo manga creator becomes their rival!”

The anime will begin airing this April.

Source: Sony Music

Key Visual, Character Designs, and CM for “Alice to Zouroku” TV Anime

The official website for the Alice to Zouroku television anime has released a new key visual, some character designs, and a short commercial! The anime will be produced by J.C. Staff and will star the voices of Hitomi Owada as Sana and Akio Otsuka as Zouroku. A new Twitter account for the series was launched less than 24 hours ago.

The series began as a manga in October 2012 with Imai Tetsuya responsible for both the story and the art. Alice to Zouroku was licensed for North American release by Seven Seas Entertainment. The first volume is expected in July 2017 with the English title of Alice & Zouroku.

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!”

The series will begin airing in April 2017.

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2nd PV Released for “Welcome to the Ballroom” Anime

A new 30-second promotional video has been released for the Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Youkoso) anime adaptation! 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 April 2017.

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