SAOA: GGO release date finally revealed!

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After a long wait, we finally get a release date for the upcoming spinoff anime Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online.

Revealed in Twitter by Aniplex of America, the anime will begin on April 7th! The anime will air on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

Here is what might be last recap news for this anime. This anime is a spinoff of the main Sword Art Online story where characters like Kirito or Asuna is will not appear. Instead, it will focus on a girl named Llenn who enters and competes in Gun Gale Online. Gun Gale Online first appeared in season 2 of the anime. Eir Aoi, singer in some Sword Art Online arcs, is out of hiatus and returning to sing the intro song and the voice of Llenn will be performing the ED song.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization teaser trailer and release month

As we get close to April, not only we’re getting Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, Aniplex of America made some surprising news for season 3.

Announced today, Aniplex of America released a new key image to the third season of Sword Art Online. Not only we’re given an image, but we got a short teaser trailer. This anime will be released in the fall of 2018.

Sword Art Online: Alicization is the third season of Sword Art Online and it will be in October 2018.

 

Manga/Anime News: Shonen Jump Dr. Stone print books and Aniplex Blu-Ray anime

Viz Media

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If you have been reading Weekly Shonen Jump, you may have seen this series Dr. Stone. On a website, Viz Media announced that this sci-fi survival series Dr. Stone will be released in print and the first volume will be on September this year. The manga artist was done by Boichi (artist in Sun-Ken Rock)and the author was done by Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21)

synopsis:

In the story, Taiju is about to confess to the girl he loves when a mysterious force hits the Earth and turns every human into stone. Taiju and his friend Senku wake up thousands of years later and begin to rebuild society.

If you are into science and anything survival, you may like this series.

Aniplex of America

Recently announced yesterday at Kawaii-Kon, Aniplex of America will be releasing Blu-Ray sets for anime titles like Granblue Fantasy, Eromanga Sensei, Oreimo and Oreimo 2. According to ANN, Granblue Fantasy will have English Dub. Here is what the site says:

The Japanese and English casts for Granblue Fantasy stars:

Julie Maddalena-Kliewer directed the English dub, and Michael McConnohie wrote the dub.

Granblue Fantasy will ship in two US$79.98 volumes on May 15 and July 17. Each volume will include an original soundtrack CD composed by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy games), a deluxe booklet (with character, prop, and background art), and exclusive illustration cards. Volume 1 will contain television episodes 1-7 and textless opening and ending sequences, while volume 2 will contain television episodes 8-12 and two “Extra” episodes exclusive to home video.

The anime Oreimo (including 2) and Eromanga Sensei will still be in subtitles, but they will have all the episodes with bonus anime content including OVAS. Both Oreimo anime sets will be out on separate dates on May 29 and August 21.

 

From the same creator of Oreimo, Eromanga Sensei is another anime that’s coming out on Blu-Ray. The sets will be out on June 12 and August 14 each $49.95.

Save up your money and prepare to spend more on books and anime!

Angel Beats! anime spoiler-free review

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Rightstuf synopsis:

It sucks being dead. It sucks even more to be trapped in a surreal afterlife where you’re caught between the living and the dead – where a mysterious, violent Angel is trying to pull you over to… somewhere. What do you do? Well, if you’re this group of rough-and-tumble teens, you grab every weapon you can get your hands on and give Heaven hell!

(No Spoilers here)

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AX News Announcements

If you have been unable to go to Anime Expo like me but you have been following the news, I will be announcing some exciting news in which may peak your interest. Just a heads up, if I missed anything, please comment down below and leave links so people can be informed as well. I won’t be able to get every news so feel free to help expand.

Aniplex of America

At the panel Aniplex of America announced that they will be releasing the home videos of the both anime Fate/Grand Order: First Order OVA and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga.

Preoders will begin on July 5th for Fate/Grand Order: First Order OVA with the store price of $69.98 for Blu-Ray. The anime will be have English Sub and Dub, a booklet, soundtrack and other extras. Here is the synopsis:

The year is AD 2017
The last era in which magecraft still thrived.
The Chaldea Security Organization was founded to focus on preserving the continuation of human history. They observe a world which magecraft couldn’t observe and science couldn’t measure all to prevent the certain extinction of humanity. But one day, the future that Chaldea continued to observe disappears and humanity’s extinction in 2019 becomes clear. Rather, it had already happened.
The cause seems to be related to Fuyuki, a provincial town in Japan, in the year AD 2004. There, an “unobservable region” that had not existed before appears.
Based on the assumption that Fuyuki is the reason for humanity’s extinction, Chaldea issues an order to explore, investigate, and possibly destroy this singularity – a quest for the Holy Grail: the Grand Order.

Also announced is Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. Aniplex will release the anime in two sets with the option to pay for DVD or Blu-Ray sets. The first set will be released on November 14, 2017 and the second set will be on February 13, 2018. The DVD will be priced as $29.96 and the Blu-Ray will be $59.96. The sets will each have bonus content. Here is the anime synopsis:
Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?

Sentai Filmworks

English anime company Sentai Filmworks announced at their panel in regards to English Dub anime. Here is the following anime that will receive English Dubs.

  • Haikyu!!
  • Flip Flappers
  • Tanaka-kun is always Listless
  • Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
  • Squid Girl Season 2

FLCL

The classic and crazy anime FLCL (pronounced as FOOLY COOLY) returns and it’s coming back with two sequels. Production I.G announced that they will be making a FLCL 2 and FLCL 3 and it will be released in 2018. Both anime will have 6 episodes like the previous anime and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Japanese Rock band The Pillows will return along with a new staff. Here is the synopsis from Adult Swim:

In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day when a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock.

But why did Haruko return to Earth? What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 she left with Naota? And where did the human-type robot ‘Canti’ go?

FUNimation

FUNimation announced at their panel that they will be releasing some DVDs and Blu-Ray sets for certain anime. First they plan to release the anime Orange, The Testament of Sister New Devil (also includes season 2 BURST) and your name.

your name. is set to be release sometime this year with a “final” version of the movie with edits different from the theatical version supervised by the director Makoto Shinkai.

Funimation will also release the anime Rosario Vampire in Blu-Ray, Speed Racer with the original English Subtitles and Japanese Dub, and the third season of D.Gray-Man.

That’s all I have for now. Feel free to comment down below your thoughts and opinions.

Sekirei (season 1) review

Rightstuf describes it:

Minato had no luck with the ladies until the day a well-rounded warrior-babe named Musubi fell into his life – and crushed his face with her ginormous cleavage. Hunted by a stunning pair of twin sisters, Musubi was searching for the right guy to give her a squeeze and unlock the hidden powers lurking beneath her ample assets. Minato fits the bill, and now he’s caught in the middle of a supernatural slugfest in which voluptuous vixens take turns beating each others’ clothes off!

(No spoilers)

(The DVD I owned is not from Madman Entertainment if you are wondering. I just found this wallpaper and wanted to use it.)

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News: Kingdom Hearts III and Aniplex USA!

Kingdom Hearts III

Even though Square Enix mentioned that they won’t be talking about Kingdom Hearts at E3, last night we got some in regards to video game news in regards to Kingdom Hearts III.  Premiered at the KH Orchestra -World Tour- at Los Angeles, fans were given a new trailer of Kingdom Hearts III. The trailer revealed Sora using new powers and fighting Heartless at Olympus Colosseum, Maleficent and Pete in search for an item, and a cliffhangar moment in regards to Roxas. There will be more information at the D23 Expo 2017 event on July 15.

Aniplex USA

Gurren Lagann

Announced at the A-Kon convention, Aniplex USA will be releasing a complete Blu-Ray set of the entire anime Gurren Lagann. The set will include the TV series and the movies -Childhood End- and -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars-. The set is to commemorate 10th Anniversary of the anime. THe series is set for preorders on June 12th and the product will be sold on August 8th.

Fate/Grand Order

At A-Kon, Anipkex USA announced that the upcoming app game Fate/Grand Order will be released for iOS and Androids on June 25th in United States and Canada. Besides the game app, they also revealed that they are producing the English Dub to the anime special Fate/Grand Order: First Order at Anime Expo.

Aniplex USA News: Hulu, Dubs and DVDS

Aniplex of America have been busy lately with some anime titles.

Hulu

If you have Hulu and you like English Dub, I got some news for you. Aniplex USA announced that they will be streaming Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga exclusively in English Dub for Hulu users. The voice actors in the previous anime returns and if you don’t remember, this arc covers the Impure King Arc from the manga.

Synopsis:

Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?

DVDs/Dubs

Aniplex USA participated in a convention called Anime Central and they released some new infomation.

They will be releasing a complete Blu-Ray DVD set of the first Blue Exorcist anime. The anime will collect all 25 episodes and OVA and a anime short called “Ura-Eki”. The set will be available on June 27th.

Aniplex also licensed the anime Occult; Nine and will also be releasing the anime in Blu-Ray sets in English and Japanese Dubs on September 26th and December 26th.

WWW.WAGINARIA!! is another anime licensed by Aniplex and will also be receving a Blu-Ray set but only in English Subbed. The anime will be released in sets in July 18th and October 17th for Blu-Ray.

There is more information left in the hyperlink above so you can read more. If you are interested in buying these DVDs, save up your money!

 

News: Black Butler expiring license

Sad news for Aniplex anime.

It is confirmed on Thursday that the FUNimation anime Black Butler season 1 license will expire on May 29th. However, it is also mentioned that the other anime like Black Butler II, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Black Butler: Book of Murder will be available especially for streaming.

This is not new for other anime. This sort of events have happened to others like Fullmetal Alchemist, Bacanno!, and Sekirei. If you haven’t got this anime yet, now it’s the time to buy the first season and the rest of the anime before they disappear.

Sakura-Con news: Anime Dub and Fate App

First, Happy Resurrection Day! Second, here is some news from Sakura-Con!

FUNimation

I found out this news from a blogger named Takuto’s Tweet in Twitter first and then I had to check at Anime News Network to confirm it and it’s true. Feel free to check out his blog here.

At Sakura-Con, FUNimation announced that they got license to release Kyoto Animation’s anime Hyuoka. This anime is 22 episodes long and the anime director is the same person who did Full Metal Panic Fumoffu and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Here is the plot for the anime:

The story follows a boy named Hōtarō who is not assertive about getting involved, but was ordered by his older sister to join the classic literature club. In the club, he gets close to the truth about an incident, involving a female member’s uncle, which happened 33 years ago. The “energy-saving” boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.

FUNimation states that the first part of the anime will be released on July 4th in DVD with an English Dub.

They also announced another anime to join in the July release. The anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches will be released in DVD with English Dub. Here is the plot:

The story begins when high school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful female honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

Aniplex

Anime from Aniplex of America is also joining the news!

Well-known for making anime fans cry harder than Clannad and Angel Beats, the anime anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day will be receiving an English Dub. Led by voice actor Patrick Seitz (Franky in One Piece, Dio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Isshin from Bleach), the anime already found a cast to play as the characters. It’s unknown when will the anime will be released for DVD or stream.

Aniplex will also be releasing complete Blu-Ray Sets for the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Magi: The Kingdom of Magic for $119.98. Both sets are in English Dub and Sub with textless opening and ending songs.

Fate/Stay Go

Even though this is not another anime news but related, Aniplex of America announced that they will be releasing the app game Fate/Grand Order for U.S. and Canada. This game is well-known for fans especially since they played the JP version. Aniplex announced some updates to the game in regards to players who have access to the JP version such not being able to transfer accounts and keeping up with campaign events. The app is planned to be released in the summer but you can read the details here.