Get ready for a big shift at Tōtsuki Academy with the arrive of Azami Nakiri in Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Third Plate. An early look at next week's issue of Shonen Jump has offered a preview of the designs for this cooking-competition series' new chief antagonist, along with the news that he'll be voiced by veteran of that sort of role, Shō Hayami (Bleach's Aizen).
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Media Blasters to Dub 2012 Boys-Love OVA Ai no Kusabi
Media Blasters announced on Wednesday that it will release the 2012 original video anime (OVA) Ai no Kusabi with an English dub in HD on Blu-ray Disc. A release date has not yet been announced.
The four-episode remake series adapts Rieko Yoshihara's boys-love novels. The anime studio AIC (Ah! My Goddess, Bamboo Blade), who previously animated the novels into two video volumes in 1992 and 1994, also animated the remake. AIC director Katsuhito Akiyama (Pumpkin Scissors, Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor) and character designer Naoyuki Onda (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Blassreiter) reprised the same roles they performed in the 1992-1994 effort. Yoshihara herself supervised and wrote the scripts. Nobuyuki Abe (Haru wo Daiteita) of On-Lead directed the sound.
The story is set in the future on the planet named Amoi which is controlled by a supercomputer named Jupiter. Among the mostly male human population, the light-haired elite class is allowed to temporarily keep the dark-haired "mongrels" as pets. One elite member, Iason, encounters a mongrel named Riki in the slums and decides to take him in. However, Iason keeps Riki longer than it is socially approved, and rumors abound about their possible relationship.
Media Blasters released the OVA on English-subtitled DVD in 2013. Digital Manga Publishing published the eight-volume novel series in English.
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.
Yuki Kure Launches New La Corda D'Oro Manga Series in December
The official website of Hakusensha's LaLa DX magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yuki Kure will launch a new manga based on the La Corda d'Oro (Kin-iro no Corda) franchise titled Kin-iro no Corda Daigakusei-hen (La Corda d'Oro College Arc) in the magazine's next issue on December 9. The first chapter will be 45 pages long, and will feature a color opening page. The manga will portray the cast in their college years.
Kure created the manga adaptation of KOEI's first La Corda d'Oro dating simulation game, and she ended that manga in 2011. Viz Media published the 17-volume series in North America. Kure also drew Linden Hall no Aria -Kin-iro no Corda Series- (Linden Hall Aria: La Corda d'Oro Series), another manga that followed La Corda D'Oro 3's Kanade. She also drew the main La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky manga, which ran from 2013-2014 and adapted the La Corda D'Oro 3 game. Kure launched the La Corda d'Oro 4 manga in LaLa DX in February 2016, and ended it in August of the same year.
The latest game in the series is La Corda d'Oro 4, which shipped in Japan in February 2016, and continued the story from the La Corda D'Oro 3 game. The series has a new upcoming game titled Kin-iro no Corda 2ff (La Corda D'Oro 2 Fortissimo) for the PlayStation Vita. The game is a remake of the original Kin-iro no Corda 2f (La Corda D'Oro 2 Forte) PlayStation Portable game, and is slated for December 21.
The franchise inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 2006, and a two-episode television special sequel, La Corda D'Oro ~secondo passo~, aired in spring of 2009. A third anime, La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky, premiered in 2014 and ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed all three anime and Sentai Filmworks released La Corda d'Oro and La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky in North America.
Juné to Exclusively Publish Sakira's Ore Miko! Manga
The official Twitter account for Digital Manga Inc.'s Juné imprint revealed on Thursday that bara (men's love) manga creator Sakira is launching an exclusive project with Juné for a manga titled Ore Miko!. The manga is slated for a spring 2018 release, and the first chapter is available to preview on Juné's site.
Juné also announced that its release of Junko's Return of the Prince (Ōji no Kikan) manga is slated for November as a digital release, with a print version to be released at a later date.
Juné describes Ore Miko!:
Could the random assaults happening around town be the work of a demon? On a dark, rainy night after finishing his part-time job as a bartender, college student Kyou Izakura is attacked by a demon who's disgusted himself as a older gentleman!! Before being completely devoured, cool but pushy exorcist Shin Goudo intervenes and discovers that Kyou has the power to absorb spirits into his body. However, in order to release the spirit from his body, Kyou must consume semen and Shin offers his help. Follow Kyou and Shin as their relationship deepens while they work together to stay alive in this all new supernatural erotic drama by SAKIRA!
Digital Manga Inc., previously published Sakira's Wild Boyfriend, Sailor Men, and Don't Rub Yourself Against My Ass! manga digitally, and it also ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to publish the three manga in print alongside Sakira's Boyfriend in Heat manga.
Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Fall 2017
This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Fall 2017 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the show, Rebecca Silverman will be wrapping up her reviews of Altair: A Record of Battles this week. (Anne Lauenroth and Amy McNulty have likewise wrapped their coverage of Elegant Yokai Apartment Life and Magical Circle Guru-Guru last week, respectively.)
We may add coverage of more fall anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that Children of the Whales cannot be covered this season, because Netflix is not simulcasting it weekly.)
Without further ado, your schedule:
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Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War
Garo -Vanishing Line-
Himōto! Umaru-chan R
Inuyashiki Last Hero
Yuki Yuna is A Hero Season 2
Welcome to the Ballroom
Food Wars! The Third Plate
Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-
King's Game The Animation
A Sister's All You Need.
UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2
Dragon Ball Super
Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World-
Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
Girls' Last Tour
Land of the Lustrous
March comes in like a lion season 2
Recovery of an MMO Junkie
The Ancient Magus' Bride
Mr.Osomatsu Season 2
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations-
Love Live! Sunshine!! season 2
Thanks to everyone for participating in the poll and continuing to support Daily Streaming Reviews!
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto English Dub Stars Houston Hayes
Sentai Filmworks announced the full English dub cast for Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto on Friday. The company also began streaming the first of three English dub clips.
The cast includes:
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Houston Hayes as Sakamoto
Greg Ayres as Kubota
Andrew Love as Atsushi
Adam Noble as Kenken
Gabriel Regojo as Mario
Genevieve Simmons as Fujita
Ty Mahany as 8823 (Hayabusa)
Chris Patton as Sera
Luci Christian as Aina
Joanne Bonasso as Shigemi
Kregg Dailey as Morita
Shanae'a Moore as Mii
Jovan Jackson as Coach Kakuta
Gareth West as Yasuda
Greg Cote as Maruyama
Katelyn Barr as Yagi
Chaney Moore as Kana
Justin Doran as Fukase
Juliet Simmons as Tanaka
Scott Gibbs as Ryo
Adam Gibbs as Kohei
Steven Fenley as Narrator
Kyle Jones is directing and writing the dub and Ricardo Contreras is handling the mix and sound design. Additional voices include: Bryson Baugus, Orlanders Jones, Benjamin McLaughlin, Chelsea McCurdy, James Belcher, Brittney Karbowski, John Swasey, Kira Vincent-Davis, David Wald, and Maggie Flecknoe.
Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on November 21. The limited edition includes a Japanese promo booklet, "survival guide," 47-track soundtrack CD, five double-sided art cards, socks, and microfiber cloth.
The series premiered on the TBS channel in Japan in April 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Just who is Sakamoto? He's enigmatic. He's clever. He's dashing. No challenge is too great and no cause is too small for Sakamoto. Girls love him, guys hate him for it, and despite efforts to humiliate him, Sakamoto is flawlessly able to emerge from the fray, even cooler than ever. Who knows what Sakamoto is going to do next? Whatever it is, it will be fabulous!
Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, School Rumble) directed the anime at Studio DEEN. Atsuko Nakajima (You're Under Arrest, Ranma ½, Hakuōki) designed the characters for animation. Yasuhiko Fukuda (Kocchi Muite Miko, Doamaiger D, Kurayami Santa) composed the music. Masatoshi Muto (Tokyo Ghoul, Riddle Story of Devil) served as art director.
Boruto & Naruto Prank Kami-Usagi Rope in TOHO Cinema Ads
Boruto and Naruto are pranking paper rabbit Rope and his quick-tempered squirrel friend Akira in new ads to promote TOHO Cinemas. The ad was created specifically to promote the new theater opening in Ueno on November 4. In the ad, Boruto asks Rope and Akira about the new cinema, but before they answer another Boruto appears with the same question, then another, and finally Naruto, too.
The ads are running before feature films in TOHO Cinema locations in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama (excluding Kinshicho) and are part of a larger collaboration with Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Participating theaters began giving away Boruto posters on August 12. Theaters will also distribute 1,000 exclusive postcards for three days starting on November 4.
Kami-Usagi Rope was created by Yūji Uchiyama as a series of comedy shorts at the Oscar-winning studio Robot. The franchise previously collaborated with Despicable Me and Tim Burton.
K: Missing Kings Stage Play Commercial Streamed
Marvelous began streaming a 15-second commercial for K: Missing Kings stage play on Friday. The video shows clips from performance.
The performances will take place at the Kyoto Theater on October 19-22 and at the Galaxy Theater in Tokyo on October 26-29. The play will also get live viewing screenings at theaters in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The live viewings will screen on October 29 during the play's final performance.
Kenichi Suemitsu is directing the stage play and writing the script.
The first stage play, titled Butai K, ran in Tokyo from August through October 2014. The second play, titled K Dai-ni-Shō: Arousal of King, ran in Tokyo and Osaka in August 2015. The third play, K―Lost Small World―, ran in Tokyo in July 2016.
The original 13-episode K television anime series aired in Japan starting in October 2012. The anime inspired the K: Missing Kings sequel film in July 2014, and then the 13-episode K: Return of Kings television anime series premiered in October 2015.
Viz Media licensed the original K anime series, K: Missing Kings, and K: Return of Kings. Hulu and Neon Alley streamed the first K anime series and the K: Return of Kings sequel series.
The anime is getting an upcoming theatrical anime project titled K: Seven Stories that will open in theaters "sequentially" starting in summer 2018.
The franchise has also inspired novels, CDs, and manga.
Manga Characters Dress Up as Kaito Kid for Halloween Project
Shogakukan's manga characters are getting in the Halloween spirit. The main characters of ten series are dressing up as Magic Kaito's Kaito Kid for the publisher's Halloween promotion this year. A website for the campaign opened on Friday.
In addition to Magic Kaito, the manga participating in the project are Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san, Queens Quality, Shitsuji-tachi no Chinmoku, Koi Furu Colorful, Maō de Oyasumi, Wagahai no Heya de Aru, Neko no Otera no Chion-san, Violence Action, Ningyo-hime no Gomen ne Gohan, and Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi. People who buy designated volumes of seven of the series from certain bookstores in Japan will receive one Halloween campaign postcard for each volume.
The project is also offering a special sticker set for the LINE messaging and social media app. In addition, people who cosplay as Kaito Kid and tweet pictures of themselves with the campaign hashtag have a chance to win one of five Halloween cards with a handwritten message from manga creator Gosho Aoyama. The Twitter campaign will end on Halloween.
For the first time in about 10 years, Gosho Aoyama's Magic Kaito manga received a new book publication in July. Aoyama's Detective Conan collaborated for live-action commercials celebrating the release of the Magic Kaito's fifth volume.
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Ships on December 8 in N. America
Aksys Games announced on Friday that it will release the PlayStation 4 game Tokyo Xanadu eX+, the enhanced version of Nihon Falcom's Tokyo Xanadu game, in North America on December 8.
Tokyo Xanadu EX+ will also get a PC release, but Aksys Games has not yet announced the release date.
The limited edition release for PlayStation 4 includes a White Shroud statue, a Blade card game deck, a 60-page art book, a CD soundtrack, and a collector's box.
The original Tokyo Xanadu game shipped for PlayStation Vita in North America in June.
Nihon Falcom's Tokyo Xanadu game shipped for PlayStation Vita in Japan in September 2015. Tokyo Xanadu eX+ shipped in Japan last September.
The "urban legend action RPG" takes place in Tokyo after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake cause fires, tsunamis, toxic gas leaks, and other calamities to hit the city, leaving 20,200 dead and 7,000 missing. The story will follow high schoolers Kō and Asuka in a post-earthquake Tokyo, as well as the spirit world labyrinth "Xanadu."
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