FEATURE: Anime Japan 2017 Photo Report Part 1: Life-Size Titan Eren Appears!


Following the business area opened for the first two days of March 23 and 24, the main area of Anime Japan 2017 finally opened to public using the seven east exhibition halls of Tokyo Big Sight from today, March 25 to 26. One of the largest displays at the event was a life-size statue of Titan Eren (approximately 15m tall in the manga and anime) at the booth of the upcoming Attack on Titan TV anime second season. In addition, cosplayers of the human Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, and other popular titans in human-size are making poses for the gathered fans.

 

The second season of the TV anime Attack on Titan is set to premiere in Japan on April 1. And its first Blu-ray volume will be released on June 21, then the second volume will follow on August 18.

 

* all of the photos were taken by Mikikazu Komatsu with the permissions from the organizer and exhibitors.

 

Tokyo Big Sight

 

“Anime Japan 2017” welcome board

 

Entrance

 

You can take a 90-page guidebook for free

 

 

TV anime “Attack on Titan Second Season” booth (East Hall 3: A72)

 

 

“Attack on Titan” TV anime second season key visual

© Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/”Attack on Titan” Production Committee

 



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Crunchyroll Adds Season Two of “Monster Strike” Anime to Spring Lineup


Hey Everyone,

We’ve got another new title hitting the Spring Lineup, as Anime Monster Strike 2nd season hits Crunchyroll Saturday, March 25 with Episode #0 at 3:10am PT for members worldwide except for Japan and China!

Monsters are just a daily fixture of life these days.

Ren, Aoi, Akira, and Minami have taken it upon themselves to clear the neighborhood of violent monsters.

Days pass, until a transfer student from America, Mana Livingston, appears in their class. Mana quickly becomes a friend as the gang bond over their monsters.

But a creeping shadow begins to lurk in the darkness, a harbinger of the danger to come.

A new chapter of Monster Strike is about to be written!



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Funimation Announces Returning Cast For “Code Geass: Akito The Exiled”


Joining its host of new characters, Code Geass: Akito The Exiled will have some returning favorites from the now 11-year-old Sunrise anime. And, looking ahead to the June 27th North American release, Funimation has confirmed that the classic dub voice actors will be returning to the roles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Leila Malcal, commander of her very own W-0 unit for the European army, takes on dangerous missions with her powerful and mysterious lieutenant, Akito Hyuga. With a group of rebels on their side, they fight the Britannian army but face more than the typical perils of war. A foe from Akito’s past seeks his life and a dark power threatens all that Leila has worked for.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.



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Crunchyroll to Stream Seasons One and Two of “My Hero Academia” Anime!


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s official: My Hero Academia, the smash hit anime based on the manga by Kohei Horikoshi, is heading to Crunchyroll! Soon you’ll be able to watch all of Season One, as well as enjoy simulcasts of the all-new Season Two!

 

As part of Crunchyroll’s on-going partnership with Funimation, the complete run of Season One of My Hero Academia will be available for viewing shortly before the Seaon Two premiere so everyone can catch up…

 

About Season One of My Hero Academia

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.

Season One of My Hero Academia will be available to CR members in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.

 

AND, on Saturday, April 1, the simulcast of the all-new Season Two begins streaming as well! Time and regions are still TBA, but we hope to have more details real soon!

 

 

About Season Two of My Hero Academia

In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that won’t stop him from enrolling in a prestigious hero academy. Now, the promising freshman class is making its debut at the world-renowned U.A. Sports Festival! It’s Quirk versus Quirk as our young heroes face off in the ultimate showdown.

 

 

 

Stay glued to Crunchyroll News for more info about the My Hero Academia streams!

 

Patrick Macias is editor in chief of Crunchyroll News & Otaku USA magazine.

He is currently serializing his latest writing project, MONDO TOKYO, on Wattpad.

 



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Rem Shows Some Wedding Night Love For Subaru-kun In New “Re:Zero” Figure


It was a pin-up illustration. It was teased. And now, it’s here. Phat!’s Re:Zero Rem: Wedding Ver. figure is now available for order, distributed by Good Smile Company

It was a pin-up illustration. It was teased. And now, it’s here. Phat!’s Re:Zero Rem: Wedding Ver. figure is now available for order, distributed by Good Smile Company.

 

“I love you, Subaru-kun”

From the popular anime series ‘Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-‘ comes a 1/7th scale figure of the younger of the twin maids – Rem! She has been sculpted wearing a wedding outfit that has both cute and sexy aspects for fans to enjoy! Be sure to add the lovable Rem to your collection and wrap yourself up in a future filled with happiness with Rem by your side!

 

Product Details

Product Name
   Rem: Wedding Ver.
Series
   Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
Manufacturer
   Phat!
Category
   1/7th Scale

Price

   ¥12,000 (Before Tax)

Release Date
   2017/09
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 220mm in height.
Sculptor
   iTANDi / Koudai Abe (Fenrir) / Mitsuru Saito (phat!)
Paintwork
   Yutorinko / Takayama Hideki (phat!)
Released by
   Phat!
Distributed by
   Good Smile Company

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) to be Appointed as Councillor for Manga-Anime Guardians Project


Manga-Anime Anti-Piracy Committee announced today that 46-year-old Japanese rock singer Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) will be appointed as the Councillor for the Manga-Anime Guardians Project at the upcoming Anime Japan 2017 event.

 

The project was launched in July 2014 as the first cross-industry anti-piracy measures for manga and anime, and has been supported by Japanese government’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA). Major Japanese manga/anime companies that have joined the project are: Aniplex, Kadokawa, Good Smile Company, Kodansha, Sunrise, Shueisha, Shogakukan, ShoPro, Studio Ghibli, Tezuka Productions, Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment, Bandai Namco Games, Pierrot, and Bushiroad.

 

Nishikawa’s inauguration ceremony will be held at the Seminar Stage (East Hall 6) in Tokyo Big Sight at

11:00 am on March 26. He will also join a panel discussion to talk about the future of the project with

Yoshihiro Furusawa (Kimi no Na wa. executive producer) and Daisuke Okeda (secretary-general of the

committee). 

 

 

Takanori Nishikawa

©Epic Records Japan

  

 

Manga-Anime Guardians Project’s “Thanks, friends” video

 

 

Source: Anime Japan 2017

 



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Crunchyroll – What is YOKAI?


Today’s class is on yokai!

For today’s class, we’re going to talk about some cute (and sometimes not so cute) looking creatures you may have noticed frequenting all your favorite anime. What are those little kids with turtle shells and bald spots or phantom fox eared girls?

Watch below to find out more!

Peter Fobian is an Associate Features Editor for Crunchyroll and author of Monthly Mangaka Spotlight. You can follow him on Twitter @PeterFobian.

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One-Night “Resident Evil: Vendetta” Screening Planned


Screenings planned for June 19th

Plans have been announced for a one-night screening of Resident Evil: Vendetta in North America on June 19th. Fathom Events and Park Circus, together with SPE, will present the third installment of the popular CG animated series, which follows Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) after its May 27 international theatrical debut. 

 

RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA features the fan-favorite characters Leon S. Kennedy (Matt Mercer), Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill). The film is produced by Marza Animation Planet (Space Pirate Captain Harlock)executive produced by Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), written by Makoto Fukami (“Psycho Pass”) and directed by Takanori Tsujimoto (“Bushido Man”).  

  • Tickets for Canadian screenings go on sale Friday, March 24 and can be purchased at www.cineplex.com 
  • Tickets for U.S. screenings of “RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA” can be purchased online beginning Friday, March 31, 2017 at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
  • For information about all other territories, visit the Park Circus website.

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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“Sailor Moon” Musical’s Next Show Slated for This Fall


The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise’s 25th anniversary project site announced today that the next 5th musical show will be performed at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo and other venues this fall. After the eight years hiatus, the musical adaptations of Naoko Takeuchi’s internationally popular shoujo manga series was relaunched with new cast members in 2013 as part of the franchise’s 20th anniversary project.

 

So far four shows were performed in Japan. The DVD of the fourth show “-Amour Eternal-,” which was based on the original manga’s fourth “Yume/Dead Moon” arc, was released in Japan March 15, 2017.  

 

1. “-La Reconquista-” (September 13-23, 2013)

2. “-Petite Étrangère-” (August 21-September 7, 2014)  

3. “-Un Nouveau Voyage-” (September 18-October 4, 2015)

4. “-Amour Eternal-” (October 15, 2016-March 11,2017)

 

14-year-old Mirai, who played Chiriko in the Fushigi Yuugi stage play in March 2015, is newly cast as

Sailor Saturn/Hotaru Tomoe, in place of Karin Takahashi in the 3rd and 4th show. Takahashi has been

a member of idol group Prizmmy☆ since 2012, but it is scheduled to disband at the end of this month.

 

The rest nine cast members of the sailor guardians are confirmed to return. And Yuga Yamato, who has

been playing Tuxedo Mask from the 1st show in 2013, will also reprise her role. She is the only cast

member who has joined the new musical series since the 1st. Their new costume visuals for the 5th show

will be revealed in late April. 

 


  

1st show “-La Reconquista-” digest

 

DVD jacket

 

 

2nd show “-Petite Étrangère-” digest

 

DVD jacket 

 

 

3rd show “-Un Nouveau Voyage-” digest

 

DVD jacket

 

 

4th show “-Amour Eternal-” digest

 

DVD jacket

 


 

5th Musical Main Cast:

 

 Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino: Hotaru Nomoto 

 Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno: Yume Takeuchi 

 Sailor Mars/Rei Hino: Karen Kobayashi 

 Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino: Kaede 

 Sailor Venus/Minako Aino: Rimo Hasegawa 

 

 Sailor Uranus/Haruka Tenoh: Shu Shiotsuki

 Sailor Neptune/Michiru Kaioh: Sayaka Fujioka

 Sailor Pluto/Setsuna Meioh: Mieko Ishi

 Sailor Saturn/Hotaru Tomoe: Mirai

 

 Sailor Chibi Moon/Chibiusa: Airi Kanda

 Helios: Hikaru Hirayama

 Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask: Yuga Yamato

  

Source: Sailor Moon 20th anniversary project official website

 

© Naoko Takeuchi

© Naoko Takeuchi, PNP/Kodansha, Nelke Planning, Dwango

 



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First Part Of “Girls und Panzer Finale” Anime Film Series Dated


Additionally, 4DX and MX4D screenings have been following the premiere of the second part

Plans have been announced for a December 9th opening of the first of the six-part Girls Und Panzer Das Finale anime film series. Additionally, 4DX and MX4D screenings have been following the premiere of the second part, with later double-bill 4DX/MX4D screenings following the fourth and sixth parts. 

 

 

via Dengeki Online

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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