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Three New Summer Anime Promotional Videos Hit the Web

Three promotional videos hit the internet within the last day or so and we’re going to watch all three of them!

First up, we have the one that’s whole name is steeped in irony, Happy Sugar Life. This trailer is titled the “Painful” version for a reason. Yes, that’s right. This is 15 seconds of hot yandere action. Enjoy!

The series premieres on July 13 and features animation from studio Ezo’la while Nobuyoshi Nagayama is directing. The story is described as:

High-schooler Matsuzaka Satou has a reputation for being easy, but one day her lifestyle of sleeping with one boy after another comes to an end. It happens when she meets the child Shio, for whom she is convinced she feels true love for the first time. Satou may seem sweet and innocent, but there is nothing she won’t do to protect their life together, including committing murder. But from where did she acquire the little girl, and how long can their “Happy Sugar Life” together last?

Next up we have a trailer for one of the anticipated series of the season for many of you, Hi Score Girl. It’s another 15-second TV spot but it also features one of the theme songs in the background, so that’s something.

Premiering on July 13, this one features animation from J.C. Staff and has Yoshiki Yamakawa sitting in the director’s chair. The title is described as:

The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He’s not popular in school and he’s neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One day at the local arcade, he plays Oono Akira, a fellow classmate but who’s popular, smart, pretty and a rich girl that absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose to her 30 times in a row, he can’t beat her at any game. Haruo can’t seem to shake Akira off as she follows him from arcade to arcade everyday after school and beats him every time. As weird as it sounds, the odd pair begins a strange bond and friendship.

Finally, we come to the trailer that makes the least amount of sense to me because I’ve never played any of the “Tales” games. Apparently this show is based on a Japanese smartphone game and will be run in a 24-hour marathon loop at 8 pm local time in Japan on July 20, which doesn’t really matter to us because this series also received a global release that ended back in late May.

Regardless, if you’re a fan of the “Tales” RPG series you should absolutely be checking this one out.

If you’re wondering what it is you just watched, that would be 50 seconds of the title Tales of Rays Gekijou which, as mentioned, premieres in Japan later this summer.

And there you have it. We made it through all three videos! Any of these whet your appetite for seeing more? I definitely plan on checking out Happy Sugar Life, but we’ll see how far I make it before it creeps me out too much.

Via [1], [2], [3]

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