Announced in the November issue of Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine, the upcoming return of Blue Exorcist, “Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc“, is scheduled to premiere on January 2017. The magazine revealed the cast of the previous anime will return and new people will join in the anime, such as new voices for characters and team that will handle the anime. As a reminder, the new anime will focus on the “Kyoto Impure King Arc”. Here is what is described based on Viz’ description on volume 5th volume:
In the late Edo Period, a demon known as the Impure King killed thousands of people. After defeating the demon, the Knights of the True Cross kept its left eye safely sealed away on Academy grounds—but now someone has stolen it! Hearing the thief has taken a child hostage, Yukio and Rin go to help. The investigation and pursuit will lead Rin and his friends to Kyoto and involve them even deeper in a sinister plot! But will his friends’ knowledge that Rin is the son of Satan drive a wedge between them?
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
According to the official website, the website streamed a new teaser video showing new characters joining the film, “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”. Thanks to Aniplex of America, here are the new characters and the descriptions:
Yuna: “An idol in the AR world of Ordinal Scale. If a player encounters her in the game, they can acquire special upgrades.”
Dr. Shigemura: “A developer and an authority on non-invasive BMI (Brain Machine Interface) research. He is also a professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Toho Technological University. Due to his radical theories on electrical physiology, his peers regard him as a crackpot.”
Eiji: “A mysterious young swordsman, who is the top ranked player in Ordinal Scale. Kirito and his friends encounter him during gameplay.”
The film also released a new visual key art and it is also announced that the film will be released in theaters in February 18 in Japan. Aniplex of America are hoping to release the movie outside of Japan in spring 2017. Here is what the plot states:
It’s just a game,or so I thought..
A brand new story written by original author, Reki Kawahara!! People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world was starting to spread into reality!! As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again.
Accel World VS Sword Art Online
Announced today, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced of a new video game titled “Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight“. It was first revealed at the “Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2016” event. The game will be playable for PS4 and PS Vita for 2017. The game will be an action-action roleplaying game. The tagline for the video and website translate into this:
“Cross through time, and the worlds of acceleration and imagination will clash.”
Sword Art Online and Accel World are all owned and created by Reki Kawahara. Sword Art Online takes place in 2022 and Accel World takes place 2046.
Aniplex of America
Last but not least, announced at the Anime Weekend Atlanta, Aniplex of America will license two anime series. One is called March comes in like a lion and the other is called Occultic; Nine. These two anime will be streamed at the same time as it airs in Japan in Crunchyroll and Daisuki.
- March comes in like a lion will premiere on October 8 and at 1:00 pm EDT at Crunchyroll and October 15 at 11:00 am EDT at Daisuki in North America.
- Occultic; Nine will be on Crunchyroll on October 8 and at 12:30 pm EDT at Crunchyroll and October 15 at 12:00 pm EDT at Daisuki in North America.
March comes in like a lion description:
a solitary shōgi player named Rei and his relationships with a neighboring family. He becomes acquainted with Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, who also have have a large number of cats.
Based on Chika Umino’s manga
Occultic; Nine description:
The “paranormal science” story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the “Chōjō Kagaku Kirikiri Basara” occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yūta Gamon. Little incongruities that occur around these nine eventually lead to a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what is considered common sense in this world.
based on the light novel series by MAGES. head Chiyomaru Shikura (Steins;Gate)