Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou’s new TV ad and key visual released

The official website for Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Everyday That There Is a Monster Girl ) has released a new promotional video and key visual for the upcoming TV series.

Series set to premiere in July 2015.

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Light novel “Hundred” gets anime adaptation

During the “GA Bunko 10th Anniversary Festa” event last weekend, it was announced that author Jun  Misaki and illustrator Nekosuke Ookuma’s  mecha-action light novel series Hundred is getting an anime adaptation.

More information will be announced soon.

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SYNOPSIS
“Hundred”—that is the only weapon that can oppose the mysterious life form “Savage” from visiting the earth.
The protagonist, Kirasagi Hayato, aims to become a Martial Arts Master using this Hundred. He managed to get into the battleship university Little Garden.

However—

“I wanted to see you, Hayato!!!”
“H-How do you know my name?”

Around the roommate, Emil Crossford, who somehow knows him well (?), Hayato gets an uneasy feeling.
What’s more, just after the entrance ceremony, he gets asked for a duel by the campus’ strongest martial arts master “Queen” Claire Harvey…!?

The ultimate academy battle begins here!

Official Website

 

“Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut” gets TV anime

The official website for “Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut” (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) has announced that the said action-fantasy light novel series by Akatsuki and Ayumu Kasuga is getting a TV anime series. The series will be produced by studio Lerche.

The original light novel series was first published on August 12, 2013 with the 6th volume to be released on June 15, 2015. A manga series from author Itsuki Watanabe and illustrator Fumi Tadaura was released on August 1, 2014.

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SYNOPSIS
Lux, who was a prince from the Empire that was destroyed five years ago due to the revolt, met with the princess of the new Kingdom, Lizsharte, by accidentally breaking into the bathroom of the girl’s dormitory.

“……How long are you planning to stare at my body, you fooooool!”

The ancient weapons found from the ruins, the Drag-Ride. Lux who was called the strongest Drag-Knight in the past was now known as the “Weakest Undefeated”, a Drag-Knight who doesn’t attack at all. After the duel that started by the challenge from Lizsharte, Lux ended up entering the girls’ school that raised Drag-Knights……!

Lux’s story where he is surrounded by the noble girls from the academy is about to unfold.

The “ultimate” academy fantasy battle where the right and the might cross passes now begins!

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ANIMAX brings ANIMAX Carnival back to the Philippines (Update#3)

UPDATE#3  22:52H 05/04: TICKET PRICE STILL TENTATIVE

Event page for ANIMAX Carnival Philippines 2015 in SM Tickets website already unavailable. We were also informed by a person close to Animax that the earlier announced ticket price is still tentative.

We will update this article once there are official announcements from ANIMAX.

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ANIMAX Philippines on their Facebook page teased that they are bringing something “big” this May in Philippines. The teaser features various Japan-related stuff while OO-kun, ANIMAX mascot is holding the Philippine flag.

Furthermore, an updated event list recently posted from the Facebook page of famous cosplayer and artist Alodia Gosiengfiao has revealed that she is going to ANIMAX Carnival Philippines this May 30-31 as a guest. Specific venue has yet to announced.

Gosiengfiao will also make a guest appearance at the 14th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention this June.

The first ANIMAX Carnival Philippines was held in 2004. The “Carnival” returned last December 9, 2012 at Robinson Place Manila. The event highlighted the ANIMAX Ani-mate search Grand Finals which was won by Rhianna Floresca.

Japanese singer May’n was supposedly to come in the second ANIMAX Carnival in 2013 but the event was cancelled due Typhoon Yolanda.

Correction on information on first ANIMAX Carnival

Update#1 1258H 05/2/2015: VENUE AND TICKET PRICE ANNOUNCED

Details on the venue and ticket price of  ANIMAX Carnival Philippines 2015 revealed. According to the official website of SM Tickets, the event will take place on MAY 30-31 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier in Taguig. Tickets are worth Php200 each, but not yet available online.

UPDATE#2 21:20H 05/04: TECHNICAL ERROR ON THE VENUE

ANIMAX CARNIVAL Philippines 2015 will take place at SMX Mall of Asia HALL 4, not SMX Aura as earlier revealed by SM Tickets. According to a representative of SM Tickets, this was a technical error. SM tickets website was also updated.

Light novel “Gakusen Toshi Asterisk” gets TV anime adaptation

During the Aniplex USA panel at Sakuracon convention in Seattle, producer Shinichiro Kashiwada has announced that MF Bunjo J light novel series “Gakusen Tishi Asterisk -The Asterisk War” is getting an anime adaptation this autumn.

A-1 Pictures will be producing the series.

Synopsis
The Academy City on the water, Rikka (otherwise known as Asterisk) is the world’s largest stage for the integrated battle entertainment, “Star Wars Festival.” The young boys and girls of the “Starpulse Generation” belonging to the six academies made their wishes with Shining Armaments in their hands, vying for supremacy—Amagiri Ayato is one of them.

Ayato arrived at Rikka at the invitation of the Student Council President of the Seidoukan Academy, Claudia, and right after that he incurred the wrath of the “Petalblaze Witch” Julis, and ended up having to duel her.

The greatest academy battle entertainment, begins here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLciugcAbzA

 

Digimon Adventure Tri new visual, songs and VA revealed

The official website has revealed a new key visual for upcoming anime sequel “Digimon Adventure Tri.”

The website also revealed that the original cast except for Shihomi Mizowaki (Palmon) will return to reprise their roles in the sequel. She is replaced by Kinoko Yamada.

Wada Kouji and Miyazaki Ayumi will again perform the newer version of the opening song, Butterfly and insert song, Brave Heart, respectively.

The series will premiere in April 2015

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Saori Hayami and Nao Touyama to sing Oregairu S2 ED song

The official website for the upcoming second season for Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku has announced that voice actresses Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita) and Nao Touyama (as Yui Yuigahama) will be singing the anime’s ending song “Everyday World.”

The two also performed the first season’s ending song “Hello Alone.”

The series will premiere in April.

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Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai Movie announced

It has been announced that Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai (Vitreous Flower Destroy the World) is getting an anime film adaptation this year.

The movie is based on the concept “D.backup” by Physics Points who won the grand prize in Pony Canyon’s Anime Adaptation Award back in 2013.

Masashi Ishihama will direct the movie with Fumihiko Shimo for the screenplay. Kantoku will provide the original character designs at studio A-1 Pictures.

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Ushio to Tora gets TV anime adaptation for Summer 2015

The 10th issue of the Shounen Sunday magazine has revealed that  Kazuhiro Fujita’s supernatural battle manga Ushio & Tora is getting an anime adaptation this summer.

The series will be produced by MAPPA & Studio VOLN.

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Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse? (ADV Films)

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Otaku Expo 2015 Highlights: Starting things right

Start the year right and this is what the organizers of the “unfortunate” Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2014 did at Otaku Expo 2015 last weekend.

Otaku Expo 2015 took place last January 24-25 at Megatrade Hall 2 and 3, SM Megamall Bldg B in Mandaluyong City.

Here are some highlights of the event.

SINGERS AND BANDS IN FOCUS. Otaku Expo has allotted most of its time to Karaoke Contest and Battle of the Bands. This is aside from the usual activities such as merchandise booths, anime card game tournaments, cosplay competitions, Ozine Maid Cafe, artists gallery, and tarpauline auction.

The program also includes the return of the Gundam Caravan and the eating contest but instead of the usual hotdogs and ramen, there were donuts and pizzas. One of the contestants at the donut eating contest ate a whole donut in less than 5 seconds. Yours truly participated in the donut eating contest unfortunately, didn’t win.

STRICT SECURITY AND FREE HALLS. The event venue opened early than usual. The free or Cosplayers’ hall, Megatrade Hall 2 also opened to accommodate people buying tickets. There were barricades to guide people at the ticket booths and several security people were deployed.

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With a hall serving as both holding area for cosplayers and photographers, they were prohibited to loiter or stay along hallways and areas around the Mega Fashion Hall. SM Security urged them to stay inside Hall 2.

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At around 5PM of the second day, SM Management and the organizers opened Hall 1 to accommodate more attendees making it two free hall against one hall for the event.

STILL CROWDED BUT CONTROLLED. There were fewer people attended Otaku Expo 2015 compared to last year’s Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special event but still the venue was jam-packed.

Because it is free, Megatrade Hall 2 was filled with attendees, photographers, cosplayers and the so-called “Team Labas” and “Eyeball Clan” who don’t have luxury to go inside the event itself. One complain that reached us was that the halls were warm.

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The crowd peaked during the afternoon of Day 2 thankfully, the SM Security were well-prepared this time as  guards  were visible in strategic place around the venue to keep the crowd moving.

FEW PARTICIPANTS IN COSPLAY CONTESTS. There were only twenty-seven (27) participants in the individual competition. Three winners were picked and they were given certificates and gifts from sponsors.

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The judges for the competition were respected cosplayers Mika Mikachu and Marko Villaluz. The two MARCH members were also invited to hold a Cosplay Make Up 101 Seminar at the event.

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This was not case for the group cosplay contest as there were no group joined the competition.

MUCH AWAITED ANNOUNCEMENT. It was announced that the most anticipated anime convention this year is going back to SM Megamall Megatrade Halls. Ozine Fest 2015 will be held on April 24, 25 and 27 in all Halls and Function Rooms of SM Megatrade.

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IN THE END

The organizers have learned a hard lesson from the last event and with that, changes were made. While the main content of the event was the same, the organizers focused on how to organize the crowd in and out the venue. Several measures were made and deemed successful

While there were still issues with the treatment of the security guards and janitors, in the end, many people enjoyed and very satisfied with Otaku Expo 2015.  The next challenge for the organizers is to continue the same level of expectations for their next event, Ozine Fest 2015.

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animephproject.com would like to thank the organizers of Otaku Expo 2015 for an opportunity to cover the event. We will see you in Ozine Fest 2015

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka? gets second season

The March issue of Megami Magazine will be announcing that Koi’s 4-panel comedy manga series Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? is getting a second season.

Cocoa arrives at the cafe Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that cafe. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino, a tough and soldier-esque girl named Rize, a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiyo, and the ordinary but dignified Sharo.

Manga ‘Taboo-Tattoo’ gets anime adaptation

The wraparound jacket of the 9th volume of  Taboo-Tattoo manga has announced that it will getting an anime adaptation.

The series follows a martial arts trained middle schooler named Seigi. After saving a homeless man one day from some thugs, he is given a mysterious tattoo by him. This mysterious tattoo is a secret weapon that grants him unique powers. Afterwards, he is caught in a conflict when a young woman named Ijii is sent to retrieve the tattoo. The story tells of Seigi’s involvement with Ijii as well as the events that changes his life forever.

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