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.
Fate/Stay Night is dominating the anime world right now, and it seems as though that trend is going to continue for at least a little while longer.
Very early this morning, it was revealed during a Fate/Grand Order live stream that two story arcs from the hit mobile game would be getting anime adaptations.
The first one to be announced is a TV anime for the Babylonia story arc. In this story arc, the setting is Mesopotamia in the year 2655 B.C. It is “the earliest age in which humanity parted ways from the gods and a prophecy has foretold that ruin will attempt to consume Uruk.” No details were made available for the TV series besides the animation studio, which will be Cloverworks.
Also announced during the live stream was an anime movie for the Camelot story arc. This one takes place in 1273 A.D. As with the other announcement, the only detail we know about this release is that it will be produced by Production I.G.
Fate/Grand Order is part of the larger Fate universe. Originally launched in Japan in late July 2015 before getting an English release in June 2017. According to one report, the game has exceeded $1.8 billion in revenue worldwide as of this month.
Trinity Seven fans, brace yourselves! Are you properly braced? Good!
In an announcement made this morning, it was revealed that the harem series would be getting a second original movie. Unfortunately, that’s all we know right now. No release date or crew details were revealed but, as always, we’ll keep you posted on further developments as they appear online.
Trinity Seven started as a manga in 2010 serialized in Monthly Dragon Age. The slightly ecchi harem series was eventually turned into a TV anime in 2014 before getting a movie sequel in 2017. The manga is currently licensed by Yen Press who describes the story as:
Arata Kasuga is living an ordinary life with his cousin, Hijiri, when a mysterious happening called a “Breakdown Phenomenon” makes her vanish before his very eyes. Determined to eradicate the Breakdown Phenomenon and get Hijiri back, Arata enrolls at Royal Biblia Academy. It’s a tough road ahead, but nothing’s impossible when you’ve got seven beautiful girls–each a master of her own magical art–by your side! The romantic comedy and sometimes-serious wizard school story begins!
My first experience with Trinity Seven came a couple of years ago when I was working for a streaming website which will remain nameless. One of my first tasks at that site was to watch this show and that’s when I learned the harsh lesson that sometimes you have to take the bad with the good in this line of work. I’ll let you read into that whatever you want.
Hot on the heels of the stellar Yuri on Ice movie news comes this joyful tidbit about the previously announced Violet Evergarden project.
According to the news, which was first revealed at a special event held over the weekend, the new project is going to be a movie which will be released in January 2020. So that’s two reasons to stay alive for at least the next two years! [Editor’s Note: Hey, another season of Free! is airing; that’s three reasons!]
The movie project will be an all-new story, but details on what that story will entail are still being kept under wraps.
For those who haven’t taken the time to watch Violet Evergarden on Netflix, please allow me to take some time to persuade you. A gorgeous, lush piece of artwork, this series is easily going to rank high on my list of best series of 2018. It might even top it, but we shall see about that, since we’re only halfway through the year.
The series was the first title to ever win a grand prize in the annual Kyoto Animation Awards back in 2014 (which still confuses me; can you really call it a “contest” if the grand prize is hardly ever awarded?) Regardless, the novel series was eventually turned into an anime which aired this year on Netflix.
Once again, if you haven’t watched this series yet, I urge you to go do so. It starts slow, but it’s well worth your time!
The last time we heard anything about KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! was about a year ago, when it was revealed that a new anime project was in the works. No other details were revealed at the time, so everyone just kind of forgot about it and moved on to other titles.
Earlier today, however, that changed when the Konosuba camp broke their year-long silence to reveal that a brand new movie is in the works! No other details are available at this time (naturally), but we’ll keep you informed as new details arrive.
The series is based on a light novel series of the same name. Yen Press is currently releasing the light novels in English and describe the story as:
Game loving shut-in Kazuma Sato’s life as a young schoolboy in Japan abruptly comes to an early end…or at least it was supposed to. When he opens his eyes, though, he sees a beautiful goddess that offers him a once in an after-lifetime chance to be reborn in a parallel world. The catch is that the world is violent and threatened by a growing evil! Fortunately, he can choose any one thing to bring with him. So he chooses the goddess, Aqua! And so his adventure with his gorgeous companion begins–if he could just get enough money and food to survive, keep his goddess out of trouble, and avoid grabbing the attention of the Demon King’s army!
The series was eventually adapted into two TV anime seasons, simulcast by Crunchyroll as they aired.
While I didn’t love Konosuba, I have to admit that it definitely has its charm and can be quite fun to watch. I’m really quite excited to see what the staff does with a theatrical movie budget. [Editor’s Note: Just don’t give that budget to Aqua, she’ll waste it.]