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Jaden Smith Stars in Netflix’s New Original Anime “Neo Yokio”

Netflix has just released a trailer for their new original anime series titled Neo Yokio. Neo Yokio follows the story of the wealthy purple-haired protagonist, Kaz Kaan, discovering his supernatural powers and battling strange creatures in his upper-class city dubbed “the greatest in the world”.

“Wealthy bachelor? Absolutely. Elegant man about town? Of course. Sworn demon slayer of Neo Yokio? Sigh… if he must.

Joined by his faithful mecha-manservant, Kaz Kaan pursues love, fashion, and supernatural forces amid Neo Yokio’s sinister high society.”

The series was created by Ezra Koenig and stars the voice talents of Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Steve Buscemi, Jason Schwartzman, Tavi Gevinson, and the comedy duo Desus & Mero.

Neo Yokio will premiere on Netflix services on September 22.

Watch the trailer below the cut!

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New “Himouto! Umaru-chan R” PV Released Featuring Sylphinford Tachibana

Another short Himouto! Umaru-chan R character PV has been released and this time it’s for Sylphinford Tachibana! Promotional videos featuring Umaru Doma, Nana Ebina, and Kirie Motoba were released last month.

The series’ synopsis is listed below:

“People are not always who they appear to be, as is the case with Umaru Doma, the perfect high school girl—that is, until she gets home! Once the front door closes, the real fun begins. When she dons her hamster hoodie, she transforms from a refined, over-achieving student into a lazy, junk food-eating otaku, leaving all the housework to her responsible older brother Taihei. Whether she’s hanging out with her friends Nana Ebina and Kirie Motoba, or competing with her self-proclaimed “rival” Sylphinford Tachibana, Umaru knows how to kick back and have some fun!

Himouto! Umaru-chan is a cute story that follows the daily adventures of Umaru and Taihei, as they take care of—and put up with—each other the best they can, as well as the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings.”

Himouto! Umaru-chan R, the series’ second season, will begin airing this October.

You can find Sylphinford Tachibana’s video, as well as the three previously released videos, after the break!

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“Osomatsu-san” Season 2 Receives New Key Visual

A new key visual has been uploaded to the Osomatsu-san official website in anticipation of its second season.

For those unfamiliar with the series, the synopsis can be found below:

“The majority of the Matsuno household is comprised of six identical siblings: self-centered leader Osomatsu, manly Karamatsu, voice of reason Choromatsu, cynical Ichimatsu, hyperactive Juushimatsu, and lovable Todomatsu. Despite each one of them being over the age of 20, they are incredibly lazy and have absolutely no motivation to get a job, choosing to live as NEETs instead. In the rare occurrence that they try to look for employment and are somehow able to land an interview, their unique personalities generally lead to their swift rejection.

From trying to pick up girlfriends to finding the perfect job, the daily activities of the Matsuno brothers are never dull as they go on all sorts of crazy, and often downright bizarre, adventures. Though they desperately search for a way to improve their social standing, it won’t be possible if they can’t survive the various challenges that come with being sextuplets!”

Season 2 will start on October 2.

You can find the visual in a bigger size after the break!

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New PV and Key Visual for “A Sister’s All You Need” TV Anime Adaptation

The official website for the Imouto sae Ireba Ii (A Sister’s All You Need) anime adaptation has been updated with a new key visual and promotional video!

The light novel series began in March 2015 with Yomi Hirasaka writing the story (well-known for writing the Haganai series) and Kantoku (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. light novel illustrator) providing the art. Yen Press announced their English license for the series earlier this year at Anime Expo.

The series’ synopsis is listed as:

“This is the story about the daily life of a young siscon novelist, Itsuki Hashima with his perfect little sister Chihiro, the genius illustrator Nayuta Kani, his best friend Shirakawa Kyoto and some insane partners from his publishers.”

Imouto sae Ireba Ii will begin airing on October 8.

You can find everything after the break!

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New Key Visual for “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” TV Anime

A new key visual for the Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride) adaptation has been added to the TV anime’s official website!

For those unfamiliar with the series, the synopsis is listed as:

“Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again.

The man is a “magus,”a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice–and his bride!”

Mahoutsukai no Yome will begin airing on October 7.

A larger version of the visual is available after the break!

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PV, Key Visual, and Cast List Released for Yuri Romance Anime “Citrus”

The official website for the upcoming Citrus anime adaptation has been updated with a promotional video, key visual, and cast list!

This yuri romance series was first published as a manga in Comic Yuri Hime Magazine by Saburouta (story and art) in November 2012. The series was picked up by Seven Seas Entertainment for localization and they have been publishing the series in English since December 2014 with 6 volumes currently released and the 7th scheduled for February 2018 release.

Seven Seas Entertainment lists the synopsis as:

“Yuzuko Aihara, a high school girl whose main interests are fashion, friends and having fun, is about to get a reality check. Due to her mom’s remarriage, Yuzu has transferred to a new, all-girls school that is extremely strict. Her real education is about to begin.

From Day One, happy-go-lucky Yuzu makes enemies, namely the beautiful yet stern Student Council President Mei. So what happens when a dejected Yuzu returns home and discovers the shock of her life: that Mei is actually her new step-sister who has come to live with her? Even more surprising, when Mei catches Yuzu off-guard and kisses her out of the blue, what does it all mean?”

Citrus will begin airing in January 2018.

The video, visual, and cast list are after the break!

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Art Revealed for “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! & Herz!” Blu-ray Box Set

The official art for the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! & Herz! box set has been released! This blu-ray box set will include the series’ second and third seasons along with the OVA that was bundled with 3rei!! volume 6 for a total of 21 episodes. The box art features two illustrations from the manga’s artist Hiroshi Hiroyama and comes with four sheets drawn by the TV anime’s character designer Nozomi Ushijima.

The Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! & Herz! blu-ray box set will be released on December 22 and is priced at 34,560 yen (about $316.33) through Amazon (Japan Only).

Check out the art after the break!

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“Kaijuu Girls” Season 2 Announced

A second season of Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku (also known as simply KAIJU GIRLS) has been announced for January 2018!

The series’ synopsis is listed as:

“Humanity’s battle of many years with the kaiju, giant monsters, has finally come to an end. Now that Earth has entered an age of peace, girls with the souls of kaiju have begun to appear, giving them the ability to transform into kaiju. They are known as the Kaiju Girls, and this is the powerful, transient, beautiful, and at times easygoing story of the strange fate these girls bear.”

Kaijuu Girls is a series of short anime web episodes that were released as part of the Ultra Monsters Anthropomorthic Project. This moe anthropomorphism project was created by Tsuburaya Productions and the monsters are based on characters that have appeared in the studio’s popular Ultraman series.

“Houseki no Kuni” TV Anime Receives PV and Key Visual

A new promotional video and key visual have been released for the Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) TV anime adaptation! Houseki no Kuni began as a manga series in October 2012 with story and art by Haruko Ichikawa. The series was picked up for localization by Kodansha Comics USA and two volumes have been published in English as of August 2017.

The series’ synopsis from Kodansha Comics is listed as:

“In a world inhabited by crystalline lifeforms called The Lustrous, every unique gem must fight for their way of life against the threat of lunarians who would turn them into decorations. Phosphophyllite, the most fragile and brittle of gems, longs to join the battle. When Phos is instead assigned to complete a natural history of their world, it sounds like a dull and pointless task. But this new job brings Phos into contact with Cinnabar, a gem forced to live in isolation. Can Phos’s seemingly mundane assignment lead both Phos and Cinnabar to the fulfillment they desire?”

Houseki no Kuni will begin airing on October 7.

You can find everything after the break!

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Nana Ebina Featured in New “Himouto! Umaru-chan R” PV

A short character promotional video for Nana Ebina has been released for Himouto Umaru-chan season 2! The video focuses mainly on Ebina and includes a few scenes from the upcoming second season.

The series’ synopsis is listed below:

“People are not always who they appear to be, as is the case with Umaru Doma, the perfect high school girl—that is, until she gets home! Once the front door closes, the real fun begins. When she dons her hamster hoodie, she transforms from a refined, over-achieving student into a lazy, junk food-eating otaku, leaving all the housework to her responsible older brother Taihei. Whether she’s hanging out with her friends Nana Ebina and Kirie Motoba, or competing with her self-proclaimed “rival” Sylphinford Tachibana, Umaru knows how to kick back and have some fun!

Himouto! Umaru-chan is a cute story that follows the daily adventures of Umaru and Taihei, as they take care of—and put up with—each other the best they can, as well as the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings.”

Himouto! Umaru-chan R will begin airing this October.

Check out the video after the break!

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