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New Key Visual and Cast Members Revealed for Voice of Fox Anime

Voice of Fox Key Visual

A brand new key visual and cast details were revealed yesterday for the upcoming series, Voice of Fox (Kitsune no Koe). Set to premiere in October 2018, the series is all about a high school kid who is listless and poor.

During the day, he’s a talented musician who ghostwrites and performs songs for a talentless pop idol who couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. This high school kid, named Hu Li, also wears a fox mask to hide a large facial scar he received in a car accident. By night, however, this high school kid goes online and publishes his own music under the name Mr. Fox.

Nine cast members have been confirmed for the series thus far:

Chuyun: Arisa Kouri
Hongye: Yukiko Motoyoshi
Hu Li: Kengo Kawanishi
Ji Hetian: Satoshi Hino
Kong Que: Hisayoshi Suganuma
President Kim: Sho Hayami
Xueer: Rena Maeda
Yuxin: Shiki Aoki
Zhang Yao: Subaru Kimura

Meanwhile, in the crew, we have Koujin Ochi sitting in the director’s chair at studio Yumeta Company. Yoshimi Narita will be handling the series composition and Aki Tsunaki will be taking care of character designs.

The series is based on a manhua which ran for 24 chapters in One Week Comics between June 2015 and September 2016. This tells me that, provided this series gets enough episodes, we might actually get to see a complete story from beginning to end! Hallejuah!

Via Anime Herald

Brand New Code Geass Movie to Hit Theaters in Japan February 2019

Code Geass: Re;surrection

Almost thirteen years after the original TV series hit Japanese airwaves, Code Geass will finally see its grand finale.

In a video which was released to YouTube earlier today, it was revealed that a brand new Code Geass movie (Re;surrection) will be released to 120 theaters in Japan starting February 2019. This movie is the culmination of the Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch sequel project, first announced in late 2016.

If you haven’t been keeping score at home, the first movie in the recap trilogy was released almost a year ago in October 2017. The second recap movie was released this past February and the final recap movie was released in May. Funimation has already licensed the movie trilogy. This final movie will be a completely new movie which will serve to tie up all the loose ends and bring the story to a close.

Many cast and crew members are returning to reprise their roles from the television series and movies, including Goro Taniguchi in the director’s chair.

I’ve always openly admitted to not being the biggest fan of mecha series but I loved Code Geass, so this is exciting news for me and many other fans of the franchise.

Via Getchu

Karakuri Circus Anime Adaptation Reveals Cast, Crew, Premiere Date, Key Visual, and PV!

Karakuri Circus Key Visual

I have to admit, this is one of those times when the promotional video does a great job of really getting you hyped up to see the finished product.

Last night, a bunch of new details was released for the upcoming fall anime adaptation of author Kazuhiro Fujita’s Karakuri Circus including cast, crew, a new key visual, and a promotional video.

Set to premiere on Amazon worldwide in October 2018, the series takes place in a circus. Not just any circus though. Masaru has just inherited a huge fortune from his now -eceased father. Unfortunately for him, a bunch of people are trying to get their hands on that inheritance through any means necessary! Enter a group of supernatural beings who are dead set on protecting Masaru from the evil forces who want to take his money. The series originally premiered as a manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1997 and ran for through 2006, spanning 43 volumes.

Now that we’ve gotten the background all of the way, let’s jump forward to the near future and check out who will be bringing this adaptation to life.

Satoshi Nishimura will direct the series at studio VOLN. The original creator, Kazuhiro Fujita, and Toshiki Inoue will be teaming up to create the series composition. Meanwhile, character designs will be handled by Takahiro Yoshimatsu, whileYuuki Hayashi will compose the soundtrack.

As for the voice cast, the primary characters that have been revealed so far read:

Masaru Saiga – Chihiro Ueda
Shirogane Saiga – Megumi Hayashibara
Narumi Katou – Rikiya Koyama
Eiryou Ashihana – Takahiro Sakurai
Gii Christoph Resh – Nozomu Sasaki

You have to admit that everything about this series so far makes it sound like it’s going to be a lot of fun! It might not be an AOTY contender but it could easily become the sleeper hit of the season if the crew play their cards right.

Via Esteru

Final Fairy Tail Anime Series Set to Air This October

Final Season of Fairy Tail Key Visual

It’s the end of an era so get your tissues ready.

Earlier today, it was revealed that the final series in the Fairy Tail anime franchise will air this October. The good news is that most of the primary cast and crew will be returning for the final season, so that’s some consolation I suppose.

Shinji Ishihira is directing and animation will be produced jointly by A-1 Pictures and Bridge. Meanwhile, Masashi Sogo will be handling series composition. Additionally, those who watch the series in Japanese won’t have to worry, as the primary cast will also be returning to reprise their roles.

The anime series is based off the manga series of the same name from author Hiro Mashima. Launched in 2006 Fairy Tail ended in 2017. Kodansha currently has the English rights to the series and they describe it as:

Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero—he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?

This is obviously news that we all saw coming when the manga series ended but still, for fans Fairy Tail, news of the last season is understandably bittersweet.

Via Moca News

Theme Song Artists for A Certain Magical Index III Revealed

Now that Anime Expo is officially done, we can get back to business as usual around these parts. Let’s start with some hot Index III news.

We’ve already gotten our first look at the series thanks to the Warner Bros panel at AX, but now we also know who will be performing the theme songs for the highly-anticipated series.

The opening theme song (which doesn’t have an announced title yet) will be performed by Maon Kurosaki (who you might remember sang the two ending themes for the last TV season, back in 2010). Meanwhile, the ending theme song will be performed by Index’s voice actress, Yuka Iguchi.

The series is set to premiere in October 2018. Because it was just so damn nifty, let’s take a look at the trailer one more time…

Via Mantan Web

Yuri on Ice Movie Reveals 2019 Release Date and Staff Details

Yuri on Ice Movie Key Visual

As reported here a couple of days ago, late last night/early this morning there was a special Yuri on Ice concert held in Osaka, Japan that came complete with the news that we’ve been waiting for.

We can finally reveal that the new Yuri on Ice movie (titled Yuri on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence) that we’ve been promised for many months now will be released in 2019. Additionally, we know that most of the crew will be returning to fill the roles that made this series such a special treat, including Sayo Yamamoto as director and series compositioner.

Originally a TV series released in October 2016, the series swept the globe in positivity thanks to an infectiously inspirational opening theme song and a story that was both entertaining and captivating.

In the series, the main character is a down-on-his-luck figure skater from Japan named Yuri Katsuki. After bombing out of his recent competitions, a sneaky practice video is released of him performing a routine made famous by his idol, Victor Nikiforov. Thanks to the video, the star skater comes to Japan and becomes Yuri’s new coach.

If you missed out on this series when it first aired and haven’t gone out of your way to check it out for whatever reason, I urge you to go do so right this second, and then come back to leave a comment thanking me for pushing you in the right direction.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

Via Comic Natalie

Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood Reveals Cast, Crew, and Key Visual

Ms Vampire is pleased to meet you!

Now, this looks like a nice, nonoffensive comedy series that I can enjoy this October.

Earlier today, a brand new key visual was released for Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood along with some cast and crew details. Shall we just dive right in?

The series is based off a four-panel manga series created by Amatou and serialized in Monthly Comic Cune since 2015. It has four volumes out in Japan so far, but hasn’t been picked up for an English release as of yet.

In the series, a young girl named Akari Amano is rescued by a socially awkward, mild otaku vampire Sophie Twilight who has a doll-like appearance. Akari happens to love dolls, so she falls in love with Sophie and decides to move in with her. Hilarity ensues.

The October series will feature animation from Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, with Noriaki Akitaya sitting in the director’s chair. Tackling series composition will be Tatsuya Takahashi while Takahiro Sakai handles character designs.

As for the main cast, we know that the leads will be played by the following:

Sophie Twilight – Miyu Tomita
Akari Amano – Yuu Sasahara
Lynn – Hinata Natsuki
Ellie – Azumi Waki

As I stated in the beginning, this looks like it will be a fun and lighthearted series that I can just enjoy without putting too much thought into it and honestly, the world needs more of this right now.

Via CR News

TV Anime Adaptation Announced for An Angel Flew Down to Me Manga

An Angel Flew Down to Me Coming to TV!

Big news out of Japan this morning as we have a brand new TV anime adaptation to tell you about!

According to the third compiled volume of the manga series, An Angel Flew Down to Me! (Japanese title: Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!), a TV anime adaptation has been green-lit at studio Doga Kobo (Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun, Gabriel Dropout).

Along with the production studio, we also have some key members of the staff already!

Director – Daisuke Hiramaki
Character Designs – Hiromi Nakagawa
Series Composition – Yuka Yamada

The series’ main character is a shy, otaku, female college student named Miyako who has a younger sister in elementary school. When this younger sister brings a friend home to visit, Miyako falls in love instantly. Yeah, there’s a reason why I waited a bit before I told you about the story.

The series was originally launched in 2016 in the magazine Comics Yurihime with story and art by Nanatsu Mukunoki and, as mentioned, has three compiled volumes to date.

I’m not going to lie to you, that story synopsis isn’t filling me with vast amounts of hope for this one. I could always be surprised but until I see a promotional video that shows me otherwise, I have to chuck this one in the ‘possibly creepy’ bin.

Via Moca News

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Reveals New PV and Key Visual

Yep, it’s another isekai series filled with demons and magic and stuff.

Earlier today a brand new promotional video and key visual was revealed for the series set to premiere on July 5th, How NOT to Summon a Demon. In the video (which lasts for almost two and a half minutes), we are given a pretty good idea of what to expect from this one. I’m not going to comment specifically about what I think of this one (that’s what Twitter is for) but I’ll let you see and judge for yourself.

At the very least, we at least get to sample the opening and ending theme songs.

J-Novel Club is releasing the light novel series in English via their website and describes the story as:

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability “Magic Reflection” activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That’s when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!

“Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”

So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!

The cast for this series includes (character names first):

Rem Galleu – Azumi Waki
Shera L. Greenwood – Yuu Serizawa
Diablo – Masaaki Mizunaka
Alicia Crystella – Yumi Hara
Sylvie – Rumi Okubo
Edelgard – Emiri Katou
Klem – Atsumi Tanezaki
Celestine Baudelaire = Sayaka Senbongi
Mei – Yuuka Morishima

Via Getchu