Viz Media Talks ‘Inuyasha: The Final Act’ Complete Anime Release

Viz Media Talks ‘Inuyasha: The Final Act’ Complete Anime Release Next week brings things to a close in a sense for one of the longer running properties that Viz Media has been involved in with the complete collection release of Inuyasha: The Final Act. The show is coming out on May 26th, 2015 in both DVD and Blu-ray editions that bring together the half season sets that we had before. The show is priced at $44.82 for the DVD and $54.97 for the Blu-ray release. Both discs are the same in terms of show content, but the Blu-ray has bonus features including production and storyboard art galleries and the original Japanese broadcast trailers while the DVD just has the broadcast trailers.

“INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT delivers the grand finale of Inuyasha and Kagome’s quest to restore the shattered Shikon Jewel,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Longtime fans can complete their INUYASHA personal anime complete with the release of THE FINAL ACT on DVD and Blu-ray and witness the epic showdown with the evil demon, Naraku, and discover the long-awaited answer to the ultimate question of Kagome and Inuyasha’s future together!”

Plot concept: In the thrilling conclusion to this famed anime series, Kagome is an ordinary schoolgirl who finds her destiny linked to a hotheaded but brave half demon named Inuyasha and the powerful Shikon Jewel. In their quest to restore the shattered Shikon Jewel, Inuyasha and Kagome face their ultimate enemy, the demon mastermind Naraku. Kagome finds herself pulled between two worlds as she struggles to fight alongside Inuyasha in the feudal era and study for her high school entrance exams in the present. As the battle enters its final stage, Inuyasha and his friends have their strength, loyalties and will to live pushed to the limit. The final key to Naraku’s and the Jewel’s destruction may lie in nothing more – and nothing less – than the trust between a half demon and a girl from the future. All roads have led here, to one last battle and one final act!

Viz Media Talks ‘Inuyasha: The Final Act’ Complete Anime Release

Crunchyroll Adds ‘Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ For Fall 2012 Anime Lineup

Crunchyroll Adds ‘Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ For Fall 2012 Anime Lineup Crunchyroll has set another simulcast series announcement today with news that they’ll be streaming Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. The series, the third of its kind for this property, will be a new story that’s coming from Manglobe and is separate from what has come before. The show is set to start its US simulcast run on October 3rd at 2pm ET.

The series will be available to premium members on air date in the following territories – North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and the South Pacific – and available a week later for free viewers.

Plot Concept: Kenjiro Hata, notable for creating Hayate the Combat Butler, also created the new series Hayate No Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. In this series, Hayate Ayasaki continues to work alongside Maria at the Nagi Sanzenin’s mansion. Nagi receives a call from “Area 51” inviting her to the universe but will she accept?

Crunchyroll Adds ‘Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ For Fall 2012 Anime Lineup

‘To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd’ Anime Character Spots Arrive

‘To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd’ Anime Character Spots Arrive With some well placed buttons to obscure things, NBC Universal Japan is getting a bit more promotion underway for To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd. With the show coming up as part of the summer season, the new promos take us to the core characters that do define the show with ones for Momo and Rito, which feels weird since we don’t often get male lead promos.

The series is set to premiere on Tokyo MX on July 6th, 2015 at 12:30 am.

The original staff is coming back as well with it Atsushi Ootsuki directing it at Xebec with Yuichi Oka on character designs. The cast includes Aki Toyosaki as Momo Belia Deviluke, Misato Fukuen as Golden Darkness, Yuka Iguchi as Mea Kurosaki, Akeno Watanabe as Rito Yūki, Haruka Tomatsu as Lala Satalin Deviluke, Sayuri Yahagi as Haruna Sairenji, Kanae Itō as Nana Astar Deviluke, Kana Hanazawa as Mikan Yūki, Kaori Nazuka as Yui Kotegawa, Ryoka Yuzuki as Risa Momioka & Celine, Satomi Arai as Peke, Mamiko Noto as Oshizu and Rina Hidaka as Mea’s Master.

Property concept: As close encounters of the twisted kind between the residents of the planet Deviluke (represented primarily by the female members of the royal family) and the inhabitants of Earth (represented mainly by one very exhausted Rito Yuuki) continue to escalate, the situation spirals even further out of control.

When junior princesses Nana and Momo transferred into Earth School where big sister Lala can (theoretically) keep an eye on them, things SHOULD be smooth sailing. But when Momo decides she’d like to “supplement” Rito’s relationship with Lala with a little “sisterly love,” you know Lala’s not going to waste any time splitting harems.

Unfortunately, it’s just about that point that Yami, the Golden Darkness, enters the scene with all the subtleness of a supernova, along with an army of possessed high school students! All of which is certain to make Rito’s life suck more than a black hole at the family picnic. Unless, of course, a certain semi-demonic princess can apply a little of her Devilukean Whoop Ass to exactly that portion of certain other heavenly bodies!

‘To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd’ Anime Character Spots Arrive

The Anime Network Adds Fourth ‘Space Brothers’ Collection Episodes

The Anime Network Adds Fourth ‘Space Brothers’ Collection Episodes

The Anime Network is adding another batch of episodes of Space Brothers onto their service today with twelve new episodes arriving that match up to the fourth collection from Sentai Filmworks. You can check out the new episodes here . The fourth collection is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray from Sentai on August 4th, and this streaming of the episodes gives you an early look at it before you can add it to your treasured home video collection.

Plot concept: Contrary to popular belief, the hardest part about becoming an astronaut isn’t being shot into orbit while sitting on top of the world’s largest fireworks display. Nor is it coming back home in a fiery reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. No, those events, while momentous, are easy compared to all the studying and training required to actually get to those points.

The hardest part of all is the waiting: waiting to see if the technology for a mission will be ready in time. Waiting to see who gets selected for each crew. Waiting to see if the weather is clear for each launch. And waiting to see if everyone makes it back home alive. That’s a lesson that Mutta is now painfully learning twice over, as he waits to find out the result of his JAXA exams and watches while his younger brother, Hibito, prepares for his own historic journey to the moon. Will Mutta finally pass and move on to the next stage of his own training? Will Hibito’s mission end in success or tragedy? The tension mounts as the countdown begins!

The Anime Network Adds Fourth ‘Space Brothers’ Collection Episodes

Second ‘Rozen Maiden’ Anime Promo Released

Second ‘Rozen Maiden’ Anime Promo Released

Anticipation is definitely there as we’re just over a week away from the July 5th premiere of the Studio Deen adaptation of the Rozen Maiden manga by Peach-Pit. The latest promotional video for the show has surfaced and it’s been some time between them as the first one came out back at the end of April. Check out more of how the series, animated by Studio Deen, will look in comparison to what came before.

Plot Concept: Sakurada Jun spends his days online, ordering whatever he takes a liking to, only to return it before the payment is due. Due to psychological trauma from school, Jun generally keeps contact with people as little as possible. One day he finds instructions online that tell him to put his order into his desk drawer. Rubbing it off as a joke, Jun mindlessly does so only to find that his order instantly disappears from his drawer. A package suddenly appears, containing a beautiful antique doll. When wound up, this doll comes to life. Sadly for Jun, this doll Shinku views Jun as an equivalent for a servant. Despite the constant demands Jun now receives from Shinku, she slowly helps him overcome his fears of human contact as well as protect him from the deadly battles that come into his life due to her appearance.

Second ‘Rozen Maiden’ Anime Promo Released

Sixth ‘Ranma 1/2′ Anime Releases Detailed

Sixth ‘Ranma 1/2′ Anime Releases Detailed Viz media is moving right along with their run on Ranma 1/2 as we get closer to the end of the popular property as the planned release for the sixth installment is just around the corner on June 2nd, 2015, and they’re now talking a bit more about it. The release is priced at $54.97 and will feature the original Japanese language track and English language track along with English subtitles while the DVD release is priced at $44.82.

What we now have are the confirmed extras for the release, which weren’t available during the original solicitation. THe Blu-ray bonus features include clean openings and endings as well as series trailers and special “We Love Ranma Part 6 – We Love Working on RANMA ½” and “We Love Ranma Part 7 – We Love Bloopers” segments. The set comes in another beautifully illustrated chipboard box with embossed foil stamping.

With regards to the DVD set, it comes with bonus features that include clean openings and endings and trailers.

Plot concept: The mayhem continues in RANMA ½ Set 6! A mysterious young man who uses pantyhose as a weapon steals the Jusenkyo guestbook and kidnaps Akane. In order to save her, Ranma teams up with Ryoga, Mousse, and Shampoo, but the young man, like Ranma, also undergoes a transformation when splashed with cold water! After that, monsters escape from strange hanging scrolls and cause chaos around town! The only way to stop them is for Ranma to go on a date with a scribbled panda that has also come out of a scroll! Finally, Ukyo stays at the Tendo Dojo to recover from the shock of a ruined okonomiyaki sauce that has been marinating for ten years. Could Ranma, who is acting strangely kind around Ukyo, have something to do with that too?

Sixth ‘Ranma 1/2′ Anime Releases Detailed

Vertical Sets May & June 2015 Manga Releases

Vertical Sets May & June 2015 Manga Releases Vertical has laid out some of their plans for the release period of May and June of this year and there’s a lot to like. While there’s a book or two that sneaks into April like the fourth installment of Witchcraft Works, the start of summer looks to have a lot of good stuff here. A new Gundam: The Origin is well timed and getting more My Neighbor Seki is definitely a treat. Ajin has done well with its first volumes and looks to be strong still with the fifth and Vertical is seeing good success overall with their release of the Cardfight!! Vanguard series.

  • Ajin: Demi-Human Graphic Novel 5
  • Sky Longing for Memories: The ASrt of Makoto Shinkai (Color)
  • Dream Fossil: The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon Graphic Novel
  • What Did You Eat Yesterday? Graphic Novel 8
  • Witchcraft Works Graphic Novel Part 5
  • Witchcraft Works Graphic Novel Part 4
  • Gundam, Mobile Suit: The Origin Graphic Novel 10 (Hardcover)
  • My Neighbor Seki Graphic Novel 2
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard Graphic Novel 6
  • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall – Kyklo Novel
Vertical Sets May & June 2015 Manga Releases