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PV Released for “Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry” Film

A new promotional video has been uploaded for Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, the series’ second film!

The staff members behind this film are Tatsuma Minamikawa as director, Shouji Yonemura as script writer, Yuuko Yamada as character designer, Yasuharu Takanashi for music, and A-1 Pictures as the animation production studio. Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Gray, Erza, Wendy, and Charle’s voice actors will be reprising their roles. The voice actors for the three new original characters, Sonya, Zash, and Animus, have yet to be announced.

An official website for the film has also been launched along with some character designs.

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry will open in theaters on May 6.

Check out the PV and character designs after the break!

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1st PV Released for “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”

The first trailer has been uploaded for Studio Ponoc’s debut film, Mary and the Witch’s Flower!

Studio Ponoc was founded in April 2015 shortly after Studio Ghibli’s production halt. Many former Ghibli animators and staff members left to help found it. Their first film, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, is based on the children’s novel, The Little Broomstick, written by Mary Stewart.

The trailer previews the film’s animation, plot, and the theme song, “Fly-by-Night”. The film’s staff include Riko Sakaguchi and Hiromasa Yonebashi as screenplay writers, Takatsuugu Muramatsu in charge of music, Yoshiaki Nishimura as producer, and Hiromasa Yonebashi as director.

Check out the trailer after the break!

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New Key Visual for “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya” Film

A key visual was uploaded to the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya official anime website for the series’ upcoming film. More information on the project should be available soon.

The film will open in Japanese theaters this summer.

You can find the previously released key visual and commercial after the break!

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“Bungou Stray Dogs” Anime Film Announced

The official Bungou Stray Dogs Twitter account has announced that a film is in production! The series is an adaptation of a currently ongoing manga and so far has had two seasons at 12 episodes each and an OVA.

MyAnimeList describes the series’ synopsis below:

“For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima’s orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.

While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.”

The visual is also available on the anime’s official website.

“Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel” Film to Open in September

Chapter 1 of the Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel film adaptation is now listed on the TOHO Cinemas website under the advance ticket information section. The site lists the film as having a September 30, 2017 release date with advanced tickets going on sale on February 18 for 1,500 yen (about $13.30). The bonus clear file that comes with buying the tickets early is currently sold out.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis for the series’ third route film adaptation below:

“Emiya Shirou is a young magus who attends Homurahara Academy in Fuyuki City. One day after cleaning the Archery Dojo in his school, he catches a glimpse of a fight between superhuman beings, and he gets involved in the Holy Grail War, a ritual where magi called Masters fight each other with their Servants to win the Holy Grail. Shirou joins the battle to stop an evildoer from winning the Grail and to save innocent people, but everything goes wrong when a mysterious “Shadow” begins to indiscriminately kill people in Fuyuki…”

New 15-Second CM for “Hirune Hime” Anime Film

Warner Bros Japan has uploaded a 15-second commercial for the Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari movie! The video previews some of the animation and music this film will have.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis below:

“This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear.”

The film will open in theaters on March 18.

Check out the video after the break!

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New PV for “Sakurada Reset” Live Action Film

The second promotional video for the Sakurada Reset live action film adaptation was uploaded earlier this month. The trailer shows off some of the cast, acting, and music to expect in this upcoming film. Sakurada Reset began as a light novel series in 2009 and will be receiving an anime adaptation this coming April.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis below:

“Nearly half the population of Sakurada, a small town near the Pacific Ocean, has some sort of unique power. These powers range from being able to enter the mind of a cat, to resetting the world back to a certain point in time in the past. There is a group known as the “Kanrikyoku” that controls and monitors the use of these powers. Asai Kei and Haruki Misora work for their school’s club called “Houshi” club, which execute any missions received from the Kanrikyoku. Misora has the ability to reset the world 3 days. This means that all events and any memory of the past 3 days that “could have” happened, never happened. Kei has the ability to “remember” the past. Even after Misora uses her powers to reset the world back 3 days, Kei will retain those 3 days in his memory. Combining their powers, these two solve missions issued by the Kanrikyoku.”

The movie will open in theaters on March 25.

You can find the video after the break!

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New PV for “Ao Oni The Animation” Movie

A new promotional video for Studio Deen’s Ao Oni The Animation film adaptation has been released. The movie is based on the Ao Oni horror game, but will feature a new original storyline. A preview of the theme song by Akiko Shikata is played during the trailer.

The film opens in theaters on February 11.

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New 30-Second CM for “March Comes in Like a Lion” Live Action Film

A 30-second commercial has been uploaded for the March Comes in Like a Lion (3-gatsu no Lion) live action film adaptation! The film will be released in two parts, with the first part opening in theaters on March 18 and the second part on April 22. The series began as a manga that was first published in July 2007 by Umino Chika before being turned into a television anime adaptation in October 2016.

MyAnimeList describes the story below:

“Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he’s yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate.

Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too close to the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home.

This is the story of Rei’s triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.”

You can find the trailer after the break!

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New PV and Key Visual for “Yuuki Yuuna -Washio Sumi no Sho-” Film 1

A promotional video and key visual have been released for the upcoming prequel film series for Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru (Yuki Yuna is a Hero)! The video specifically covers the first film in the Yuuki Yuuna -Washio Sumi no Sho- trilogy. The films were previously announced earlier last year.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis of the film series below:

“In the year 298 from the era of the gods, elementary school girls Sumi Washio, Sonoko Nogi, and Gin Minowa are tasked with an important mission. They are to become heroes and fight Vertex, a mysterious enemy that is attacking Shinju-sama, the god tree that protects Shikoku, the only area in the world that is still habitable. What they don’t know, is that this fight will cost them more than they could have ever imagined.”

Film 1 will open in theaters on March 18, and season 2 of Yuuki Yuuna will begin in October 2017.

The video and visual are after the break!

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