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Akame ga kill to Air on July 7 And Will Have Between 20 and 26 Episodes
The official website of upcoming Anime Akage ga Kill has confirmed that the Anime will premier on July 7 (first trailer). Also according to Akame ga Kill mangaka, June's Gangan Joker Magazine has announced that the series will be a 2-cour series (between 20 and 26 episodes)
Summary: Dark action fantasy manga that follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the evil of the corrupt Empire with the secret assassin group Night Raid and special weapons known as Teigu
The series will be directed by Tomoki Kobayashi, with script by Makoto Uezu and Music by Taku Iwasaki.
Check this link for more
Kuroko's Basketball Gets 3rd Anime Season
This year's 27th issue of Shueisha 's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that production on a third season of the Kuroko's Basketball television anime has been green-lit. Broadcast times and more details will be in future issues of the magazine, which runs Tadatoshi Fujimaki 's original manga.
The first anime season based on the manga ran from April to September of 2012. The second season premiered last October. Weekly Shonen Jump notes that it has been less than two months since the "battle to the death" between the Seirin and Yōsen High School basketball teams at the end of the second season.
Aldnoah.Zero, Gen Uroboshi's New Project 4th TV CM
The official website for the Aldnoah.Zero television anime by writer Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) began streaming the fourth commercial on Sunday (Here is 1st commercial).
Pop trio Kalafina will perform the opening theme song "Heavenly blue," while the series' composer Hiroyuki Sawano will perform the ending theme song. Fate/Zero director Ei Aoki is directing the project and animation is in charge of A-1 Pictures and TROYCA and Hiroyuki Sawano is scoring the music. The series will premiere this July. More details at ANN
Glasslip 2nd Long Promo
Pony Canyon began streaming the second promotional video for the Glasslip, the new anime by P.A. Works on Sunday. The video features the songs "Natsu no Hi to Kimi no Koe" (A Summer Day and Your Voice) by Choucho and "Tōmei na Sekai" (A See-Through World) by one of my favorite bands nano.RIPE, which will serve as the anime's opening and ending themes, respectively.
The website also announced two new cast members (click on the name to check the characters design):
Nao Tōyama as Hina Fukami, Tōko's younger sister who is on the swim team. She often supports her sister, who is quite bumbling.
Ai Kayano as Momo Shirosaki, Hiro's elder sister who is a college student. Her boyfriend is currently hospitalized.
Those two join previously announced:
Seria Fukagawa as Tōko Fukami, the daughter of a glass workshop
Saori Hayami as Yanagi Takayama, a girl currently taking lessons to become a model
Risa Taneda as Sachi Nagamiya, a quiet bookworm
Ryota Ohsaka as Kakeru Okikura, a transfer student who came for summer vacation
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yukinari Imi, a track team member currently in rehabilitation
Daiki Yamashita as Hiro Shirosaki, a helper at the cafe "Kazemichi"
The anime will premiere on Japanese television on July 3. The story follows six high school students who meet during the summer. The protagonist is Tōko Fukami, a 17-year-old born in Fukui Prefecture. Her dream is to become a glass artisan. To check even more details you can check this link
Sabagebu Airs on July 6
Official website of upcoming Anime Sabagebu! has announced that Ayaka Ohashi will be in charge of performing the Opening theme of the series "YES!!" (that's the name of the song). Ohashi will also be voicing the main character Momoko Sonokawa (this name doesn't help, my mind tells me to call her Sono-chan, the same as Sonora Kashima from C3-Bu, and anime with almost the exact same premise)
Summary: Sonokawa Momoka is a girls who transfers to an all-girl institute. In there she ends up joining the "Sabagebu" (Survival game club), a club that conducts survival games
The series will air on July 6 with an early screening on June 28. The animation will be in charge of Pierrot Plus, and directed by Masahiko Ohta
(Not So) Random News
Haikyuu Character Popularity Poll
The anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's popular Weekly Shounen Jump! manga, Haikyuu , has proven to be one of Spring 2014′s most popular anime, and to celebrate, Takara Tomy has now opened an official character popularity poll where fans can vote for their favorite Haikyuu characters. (As of this moment the Vice Principla is winning by a landslide for some reason)
Takara Tomy has also announced a pair of Talking posters featuring Hinata and Kageyama (to see how the posters works, check the video above)
On more Haikyuu related news Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that the new Opening and Ending themes will be "Ah Yeah!!" by Sukima Switch and "Leo" by Tacica, and will be used starting from the 6th of July episode. And speaking of Haikyuu openings, SPAYAIR the band in charge of the current Opening will be on hiatus due to Ike (the vocalist) health related problems. On past days Ike announced trough his Twitter account that he was leaving the band, and then Kenta (drummer) announced that they won't be giving up on Ike, but seems like things have calmed down a little after that incident
Alice from Pop duo ClariS Leaves The Group to Focus on School
According to a statement released trough the duo's official website, Alice one of the two members is leaving the group after the release of their 3rd album "PARTY TIME". The cause, that she herself refers to as "graduation", is that Alice is planning to focus on her studies (they recently finished middle school). The group never showed their faces in public due to the fact that they were middle school students (~15 years) so they always used Anime-style avatars (this is the cover from upcoming album PARTY TIME, to give an example of this)
I bet Akiyuki Shinbo will be sad
NON Orchestra will offer The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya concert in the series' holy land of Nishinomiya for free
Nishinomiya city in Hyougo Prefecture is known as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series. Now, the Hyougo-based orchestral group, NON Orchestra, has announced that they will be playing songs featured in the anime in said city, and that admission to the concert will be free! (Surely God Knows orchestra version would be something something (now if they can somehow make Aya Hirano participate....))
The city of Nishinomiya in Hyougo Prefecture has become the "Holy Land" for fans of the classic anime series, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Now, the Hyougo-based orchestral group, NON Orchestra, has announced that they will be playing the songs featured in the anime in Haruhi's own home turf of Nishinomiya and admission to that concert will be free.
The concert will be held on July 5, 2014 at the Shukugawa Municipal Community Center Auditorium in Nishinomiya, and if you plan to assist you need to arrive early, since admission is limited to the capacity of the Auditorium
Nishinomiya and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series have had quite a relationship with some of the cities landmarks being featured in the anime, including the recently restored clock tower which fans successfully lobbied to save. Via SGCafe
Yowamushi Pedal Teams Up With Bicycle Shop and Animate Ikebukuro
Sports anime Yowamushi Pedal has raised the popularity of cycling in Japan, with fans taking interest in the sport. Now, a bicycle shop in Ikebukuro known as Y's Road has teamed up with the anime to promote the sport as they displayed some of their merchandise alongside some of the series' characters.
They even featured creepy-looking antagonist Midosuji, who does seems scares a couple of potential customers
But Y's Road wasn't the only ones who featured the series in their store. Animate Ikebukuro, which is a known hang-out for female anime fans, also displayed some of the Yowamushi pedal characters last April 2014. The exhibition featured life-size standees, autographed jerseys and artworks from the original manga. Via: SGCafe
10 7 of the week
Moms are important parts of not only our lives but of those of our favorite Gundam heroes, this is why this time Gundam.info took on the task to find out who is The Best Mom in all the Gundam Series
7) Hilda Bidan (Kamille Bidan's mother, Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta) 3.60% of the votes
6) Marina Asuno (Flit Asuno's mother, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) 4.46% of the votes
5) Kamaria Ray (Amuro Ray's mother, Mobile Suit Gundam) 6.2% of the votes
4) Monica Arno (Seabook Arno's mother, Mobile Suit Gundam F-91) 7.92% of the votes
3) Muller Miguel (Uso Erwin's mother, Mobile Suit Gundam Victory) 8.52% of the votes
2) Mirai Noa/ Mirai Yashima (Wife of Bright Noa, mother of Hathaway Noa, Mobile Suit Gundam/ Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack) 15.48% of the votes
1) Rinko Iori (Sei Iori's mother, Gundam Build Fighters) 53.84% of the votes
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