30-Second CM Released for “Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202” Film

Bandai Visual has released a new 30-second commercial for the upcoming Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi film!

This film continues the story of the Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 anime series. Daisuke OnoHouko Kuwashima, and Houchuu Ootsuka will be returning for their voice roles of Kodai Susumu, Mori Yuki, and Sanada Shirou. The staff for this film include Habara Nobuyoshi as the director, Kobayashi Makoto as the assistant director, Fukui Harutoshi as the screenwriter, and Yuuki Nobuteru as the character designer.

MyAnimeList describes the plot of Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 below:

“In the year 2199, Earth faces its greatest crisis. Due to unrelenting bombings by the alien race known as “Gamilas,” the planet can no longer sustain its inhabitants. In exactly one year, humanity is set to become extinct.

In desperation, the people of Earth establish the Earth Defense Force, their last defense against the power-hungry Gamilas Empire. However, humanity finds a glimmer of hope after receiving a message from the mysterious planet Iscandar, which offers them a device that would restore Earth to its former glory. With salvation in sight, the Earth Defense Force calls on the prolific Space Battleship Yamato and swiftly assembles a crew to make the 148,000 light-year trek to Iscandar and receive their aid.

Among the crew are young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima, along with several other newly promoted leaders, all under the command of the distinguished Captain Juuzou Okita. Forced to learn how to handle the ship’s innovative technology while dealing with the onslaught of Gamilas fleets, the inexperienced cast of Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 must summon every inch of their resolve to survive the many hardships aboard the Yamato and complete their mission: to save humanity before it’s too late.”

Part 1 of the film series will premiere in theaters on February 25, 2017.

Check out the video after the break!

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New “Chaos;Child” PV Released

A new promotional video has been released for the upcoming Chaos;Child anime!

The Chaos;Child anime is an adaptation of the visual novel by the same name developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus in 2014. It is the sequel to Chaos;Head, both an anime and a visual novel, and the story begins six years after the events of its prequel. This science fiction series takes place in the same world as the Steins;Gate, Robotic;Notes, and Occultic;Nine series.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis of the prequel Chaos;Head as:

“Shibuya, Japan, 2008. Takumi Nishijou, a high school student at the Private Suimei Academy, one day hears about the ‘New Gen’ murders that have been occurring around the city. Although dismissing the subject because it doesn’t involve him, Takumi begins to experience strange mishaps around him, from a horrific picture he received while on his PC, to a mysterious Pink-Haired girl standing at a murder scene.

From there on Takumi struggles to cope with the events unfolding around him, and is soon unaware of what is real or a delusion. As his fate opens up before him, the perpetrator behind the ‘New Gen’ events attempts to find him, leading him into a world where nothing is as it seems.”

The anime will begin airing on January 11.

You can find the video after the break!

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Vote in the Crunchyroll Anime Awards!

We’re a bit late on this one, but the Crunchyroll 2016 Anime Awards are live!

Crunchyroll has launched their first anime awards, with a handful of categories available. Voting goes from the 3rd to the 10th, so be sure to head over there and get your votes in.

Voting categories include Anime of the Year, Hero of the Year, Best Animation, Most Heartwarming, Best Opening, and many more.

Click the image or here to get your vote in!

Anime Rewatch #2: Cowboy Bebop – Episode 19

Is there a better combination than cowboys and horses?

Today we’ll be watching episode nineteen of Cowboy Bebop, titled “Wild Horses.”

Watch it on FunimationHuluCrunchyroll, or wherever else, and come back here to talk about it when you’re done!

Discussion and spoilers below.

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Stage Play for “Joker Game” Announced

A new visual and website have popped up for the upcoming Joker Game stage play!

Premium tickets will go on sale for 10,800 yen (roughly $93.67) before tax, and the general seating tickets for 7,800 yen (roughly $67.65) before tax. Daisuke Nishida will be working as the director and screenwriter for this project. The play will take place from May 4 to May 7 at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi.

Source: Stage Play website

1/5/17 Anime Releases

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Crunchyroll
5:55am – Naruto Shippuden – Episodes 487, 488
8:00am – Flip Flappers – Episode 13
11:40am – Koro Sensei Quest! – Episode 2
12:00pm – March Comes In Like A Lion – Episode 11.5
12:30pm – ALL OUT!! – Episode 13

Funimation
9:00pm – Show By Rock!! (Dub) – Episode 34
9:30pm – Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru (DUB) – Episode 10
10:00pm – Trickster (Dub) – Episode 10

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