The war continues, Naruto keeps training with Bee. I'm afraid of fillers, but maybe we will get a two hour special on August 9?
Episode 272 "Mifune vs. Hanzo" (ミフネVS半蔵) August 2, 2012 Episodes 273 and 274 "TBA" August 9, 2012 Episode 275 "A Letter In the Heart" (心の中の手紙) August 16, 2012 Episode 276 "Invasion of the Heretical Demon Statue" (外道魔像の襲来) August 23, 2012 Episode 277 "The Sign of Settlement" (和解の印) August 30, 2012
Naruto's author Masashi Kishimoto indicated recently in another interview that the anime's character designer, Tetsuya Nishio, once asked him on “How long will this go on…,” and he responded, “About a year and a half more to go.” Even with that said, he still believed that the manga would continue beyond that time span.
It is no surprise that for the high demand of manga readers outside Japan, The Digital Comic Association, in collaboration with Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs and JManga, have organized the world's first official manga translation contest, Manga Translation Battle 2012.
Details can be read here.
The homepage for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito) OVA series has added a new 99-second trailer. The first episode of the 4-episode spin-off from the 2006 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch TV series will premiere theatrically in Japan on August 4.
The story is set in an alternate future world after Tokyo's Shibuya district was destroyed in 2009, followed by the destruction of the Radio Kaikan building in Tokyo's Akihabara a year later.
The world is immersed in realistic augmented reality technology in 2019, but a high school robotics club in danger of being disbanded after shrinking to just two members. The club's revival is tied to the robot it is building.
An adaptation of Ren Saizaki's fantasy mystery manga, the story revolves around Yoshino, an ordinary high school student with a mysterious friend named Mahiro. Mahiro made a deal with a witch named Hakaze to hunt down the killers of his parents and sister. Now Mahiro is missing, and Hakaze confronts Yoshino. Yoshino find himself involved in a crisis that may doom the entire world.
Shueisha's You magazine announced that its September issue will feature a new manga series by Marginal's author Moto Hagio. It is titled Ōhi Marugo (Queen Margot).
The title takes place in 16th-century France and tells the story of the historical Queen Margaret. The Japanese title of the series is identical to the title of the 1845 novel by Alexandre Dumas.
The September issue of You will be released on August 11. Queen Margot's first chapter will be 46 pages long and will include color pages.
Viz Media announced at its Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha panel at San Diego Comic Con on Sunday that Kazue Katō's Blue Exorcist manga series and Jūzō Kawai's Takama-ga-hara manga series will join the lineup of its digital anthology Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha. Takama-ga-hara will run weekly in the digital anthology starting on July 23.
Viz Media will release Blue Exorcist volume 8 (pictured at right) on July 30 as a digital-first exclusive. Shonen Jump Alpha will then host two chapters of the manga past volume 8 in each issue starting on July 30. The speed-up will then catch up with the chapters in Japan on August 20. August 20's issue of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha will contain the latest chapter of Blue Exorcist two weeks after it ran in Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine. Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha will then host new chapters of the manga monthly two weeks after they are published in Japan.
The morning talk-show Mezamashi Terebi featured three-minutes of new footage from the upcoming Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning- motion picture. The first of two planned Tiger & Bunny movies will retell the beginning of Sunrise Studio’s 2011 TV series.
The adaptation of Julietta Suzuki’s original supernatural romantic comedy manga.
Momozono Nanami’s dad, a man with a penchant for gambling, disappeared after accumulating a huge amount of debt. Thus, she was chased out of her house by the debt collectors.
When she met a timid man being chased by a dog, he told her that he’d give her his house. She believed his persuasive talk, but when she went to his house… it turned out to be a shrine. Moreover, a guy with fox ears appeared, which made Nanami even more confused. What will become of homeless and confused Nanami?
My God I just couldn't wait till Monday to give you this news!!
Following with the trend of classic anime comebacks that started last year with HunterxHunter. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, publisher Kodansha and creator Naoko Takeuchi announced today that a new anime adaptation of Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga is being produced.
The new anime series is aimed for release next summer, and the idol group Momoiro Clover Z will perform a theme song.
Momoiro Clover Z made the announcement during a live event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the manga. Momoiro Clover Z sang the first Sailor Moon anime's theme song "Moonlight Densetsu" at the event via a live video feed from France, where they are guests of Japan Expo.
There is speculation that the new anime will be a more mature take on the series.
CEO Stu Levy announced at Anime Expo this weekend that they will publish the third volume of Psy-Comm, an OEL (original English language) manga.
In addition, he said that the Japanese publisher Gentosha has confirmed that vols. 4 and 5 of Hetalia: Axis Powers will be published in North America. By Tokyopop? "We are talking to Gentosha," Levy said, but there are no more details yet.
Tokyopop published the first two volumes of Hetalia before it closed down, and it is publishing the third (and bringing back the first two) in a print-on-demand partnership with the retail site RightStuf.
Tokyopop has re-entered the market in a cautious way, doing print-on-demand in partnership with the website RightStuf. That has worked with Hetalia because Tokyopop maintained a good relationship with the Japanese licensor, Gentosha, and Levy held out the possibility that Tokyopop could license other Gentosha series as well.
Tokyopop will publish more OEL manga via RightStuf. (When the OEL manga program was cancelled, a number of volumes were complete or close to completion.) And they will be publishing e-books via iTunes, Nook, Kindle, and Graphicly, he said.
The story segment is about Nami's home village, which figures heavily in the One Piece television anime's ongoing Fishman Island arc, which will be recreated with all-new animation.
Nami steals the Merry Go (Going Merry) pirate ship from Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of her shipmates and seemingly abandons them. Luffy and the others give chase and eventually track Nami to Cocoyasi Village (Coco Village).
Hirohiko Uesaka, the head writer of the television anime, is credited with the special's script, while the television anime's animation director Yukiko Nakatani designed the characters in the special.
Although the first episode already aired, here's a preview of the anime which officialy premieres on July 6.
Campione! anime is a light novel adaptation from the author Taketsuki Jou. A first year high school boy, Kusanagi Godou defeated a God and usurped His authorities (powers) and became the 7th campione, Kings who wield tremendous powers..