Not only can this not come out fast enough in Japan, it can’t be licensed fast enough. Considering how many things are getting licensed before they air or just as they air, I continue to hold out hope that Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler will find its way here quickly. And to make that desire stronger, a new theatrical poster has debuted for the film, which in turn encourages all of us to go hunt it down for international purchase as well. The first of three features is set to debut in January 2012 with a new cast behind the characters.
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We got word about halfway through the spring anime series Chaika – The Coffin Princess that a second season was coming and that it would be in October. With the first season finishing up now, a new key visual has been released for what’s to come and it should definitely excite fans of the show. The property comes from writer Sakaki Ichirou, who is known for his work Scrapped Princess primarily. The series is animated by Bones with directer Soichi Masui directing, which is amusing since he did Scrapped Princess as well. The series will be adapted by Touko Machida while Nobuhiro Arai will be handling the character designs. Known as Hitsugime no Chaika in Japan, the novels began back in 2010 and a manga adaptation kicked off in late 2011.
Crunchyroll is currently simulcasting the first season in the U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), Europe (excluding German speaking territories), the Arab League, and the Middle East.
Plot concept: The story revolves around Toru Acura, a 20-year-old retired soldier who struggles to cope with ordinary life now that the war has ended. He meets Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old sorceress carrying a coffin, and follows her in hopes of finding meaning to his life again. The two also travel with Toru’s adopted sister Akari, who is their main source of income.
Sentai Filmworks has a new anime license announcement out of Otakon this weekend with word that it’s picked up the rights to Nakaimo ~ My Little Sister is Among Them!, aka Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru. No release date or format plans are in place and likely won’t come until sometime next year after the series has finished its run this year and home video release in Japan.
Plot Concept: In accordance with his father’s will, Shougo Mikadono transfers to the school that his future wife is said to be attending. But also attending the school is Shougo’s younger sister who was separated at birth, and he doesn’t know what she looks like – but she attempts to get close to him without revealing who she is! Can Shougo figure out which of the girls at this school is his sister and find his destined life partner at the same time?
Viz Media’s path for Accel World has been fun to watch, especially for anime fans who have observed Viz Media for years. After simulcasting Accel World during its original broadcast, bringing it out on Neon Alley in dubbed form and this past week releasing it on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray, they’ve now brought out the first four episodes for easy and free access via Hulu. The show, which ties into the Sword Art Online world in a brief scene that makes sense since the shows share the same creator, is another of the virtual gaming properties that plays with the concept well. Check out the first episode below.
Plot concept: The year is 2046. Haruyuki Arita is a young boy who finds himself on the lowest social rungs of his school. Ashamed of his miserable life, Haruyuki can only cope by indulging in virtual games. But that all changes when Kuroyukihime, the most popular girl in school, introduces him to a mysterious program called Brain Burst and a virtual reality called the Accel World.