Aniplex of America to hold premiere events in U.S., France, Germany, HK, Taiwan, Korea, Japan
Aniplex of America announced at its Sword Art Online panel on Saturday that it will stream the Sword Art Online II television anime series as it airs in Japan this summer. In addition, the company will host Sword Art Online II Premiere Screening Events in the United States, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. More details about the streaming and premiere events will be announced at a later time.
Aniplex is also announcing details of its fan-interactive “Sword Art Online Awards” The “Sword Art Online Awards” will start accepting votes on April 20 on Japan's official Sword Art Online website. Fans of Sword Art Online from all over the world will be able to cast their votes in to choose the winners in a variety of categories such as Best Episode, Best Male Character, and Best Female Character.
Eir Aoi Returns to Perform Sword Art Online II Opening Theme
posted on 2014-04-18 12:56 EDT
Anime series to premiere in July
The official Twitter account for the Sword Art Online II anime announced on Friday that Eir Aoi will be returning to perform the series' opening theme song. Aoi previously performed the theme song "Niji no Oto" for Sword Art Online: Extra Edition and the second opening "Innocence" for Sword Art Online.
The series will premiere in July. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will reprise his role as the main protagonist Kirito from the Sword Art Online anime series. Miyuki Sawashiro will also reprise her role as Sinon from the Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment PSP video game.
Tomohiko Ito will again direct the series at A-1 Pictures, and Shingo Adachi will again adapt abec's original character designs for animation. The series will adapt volumes five and six from Reki Kawahara's original novel series.
Aoi is also known for the opening theme song "Sirius" for Kill la Kill, as well as themes for Gundam AGE and Fate/Zero.
Tamako Love Story Film's Novel Adaptation's TV Spot Streamed
posted on 2014-04-19 09:00 EDT
Stories about Tamako, Midori's feelings, Choi's budding love will be published in June
Kyoto Animation began streaming the TV spot for the novel inspired by its Tamako Love Story film on Saturday.
The text in the spot reads:
Tamako: The me of today really is the real me, right?
Midori: The only one who is unable to change... Is me.
Choi: I am... The prince's ally.
Text: The story of three girls who stand at the entrance to the universe.
The novel will tell two original stories focusing on the feelings of Tamako and Midori, as well as Choi's heart that is in love as she searches for a bride for the prince on the southern island. Certain elements written in the novel will not be animated in the film.
Tamako and Midori's story takes place in the girls' third year of high school. Although everyone is thinking about their careers, Tamako's head is filled with thoughts of mochi. On the other hand, Mochizō has decided to go to a college in Tokyo. Midori watches the two, but has worries of her own.
In Choi's story, she continues to urgently search for a bride for the prince. She works together with Dera, who has fattened up like a ball, to use fortune-telling to find the prince's future bride, but with no luck. However, one day, the two find a certain document when they go to the country's library to look for hints on fortune-telling.
The novel is scheduled to be released in June. Yukiko Horiguchi will illustrate the novel, Reiko Yoshida is serving as director, and Mutsuki Ichinose will write the story.
The Tamako Love Story film will open in Japanese theaters on April 26.
Creator & Cast Celebrate 2nd My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season
posted on 2014-04-19 11:00 EDT by Lynzee Lamb
Industry folks excited for new season and the author's "marriage"
The series staff and cast turned to Twitter to celebrate the announced second anime season based on Wataru Watari's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) light novel series.
Creator Watari thanked everyone for their support, writing, "Then what announcement can I make on the Nico-sei program? I guess I have no choice but to get married before 8:00..."
— 渡航 (@watariwataru) April 17, 2014
Voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki (Date A Live, Free!) sent Watari his congratulations on the series and wrote, "I am looking forward to marriage announcement!!!"
— 島﨑信長(島崎信長) (@nobunaga_s) April 17, 2014
HENNEKO light novel author Sou Sagara also asked if the announcement will be a "proposal."
— さがら総 (@sou_sagara) April 17, 2014
Voice actress Mikako Komatsu (Saika Totsuka) wrote, "Hey, Hachiman! What's going to happen to Hachiman? The second season of Oregairu is decided."
ねぇはちまん!はちまんってば!俺ガイル二期決定だってー!! #oregairu #とつかわいい
— 小松未可子「e'tuis」5/14発売! (@mikakokomatsu) April 17, 2014
Yuta Taneda (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 4-panel version) congratulated the announcement before ending the tweet with "Totsuka!" (Komatsu's character).
— 種田優太@3/27フレラジ☆ (@green_tea_boy) April 17, 2014
Manga artist Naomichi Io (Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. @ Comic) drew a manga page celebrating the new anime and the release of the ninth light novel.
— 伊緒直道 (@IoNaomichi) April 17, 2014
Adult manga artist Sora Akino: