New “Full Metal Panic” anime in the works


Fujimi Shobo has announced that Shoji Gatoh and Shikidouji’s light novel series “Full Metal Panic” is getting a new anime adaptation soon. No more details announced.

The announcement has been made during the stage event at today’s Fantasia Bunko Festival.


Light Novel “Musaigen no Phantom World” gets anime

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The official Twitter account for Kyoto Animation has announced that light novel Musaigen no Phantom World is getting an anime adaptation. No more details announced.

The action-fantasy light novel was written by Souichirou Shinno, illustrated by Shirabi and it was published in December 2013. It received an honorable mention in the 4th Kyoto Animation Awards in 2013.

The story takes place in the near future, in a world born of human imagination. What humans would call ghosts or monsters appear, and they come to be called “phantoms.” The main character, Haruhiko Ichijou, is a first year at Hosea Academy along with his upperclassman Mai Kawakami, who fights phantoms with the ability “Spirit of Five Elements,” Izumi Reina, who has the ability “Phantom Eater,” and Koito Minase, who fights phantoms in solitude. They experience the ups and downs of high school life before a certain incident leads them to the truth of this world.


Light Novel Zero No Tsukaima to continue

Two years after the passing away of light novel’s author Noboru Yamaguchi, MF Bunko J has announced on their official website that the imprint has decided to continue the Zero No Tsukaima light novels series.

The 20th and most recent volume was published in 2013. Yamaguchi planned to end the series on the 22nd volume in 2012, however, he was already admitted to the hospital by the end of 2011. Yamaguchi passed away in 2013 due to cancer.

The light novel series was first released in 2004 and it has inspired four anime TV adaptations.

2015_06_zero_no_tsukaimaOfficial Website

Muv-Luv spin-off light novel “Schwarzesmarken” gets anime

The July issue of Tech Gian magazine has announced that Muv-Luv Alternative spin-off light novel series “Schwarzesmarken” is getting an anime adaptation.

More information will be announced soon.

The East German Army 666th TSF Squadron “Schwarzesmarken” (Black Marks) are a special-forces unit tasked with assaulting BETA forces through unconventional tactics; specifically, they target Lux and Magnus Lux to deny the BETA the advantage of ranged firepower. Their orders are given the topmost priority, such that it is common practice for the 666th to ignore allied distress calls that will result in deviation from their original mission, even if only for a short moment.

The 666th Squadron mostly operates MiG-21s, with their squadron commander Irisdena Bernhard piloting an MiG-21PF.


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.


“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.


“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!

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Light Novel “Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry” gets animated

The upcoming issue of Shounen Gangan magazine, to be released on March 12, reveals that Riku Misora and illutrator Won’s light novel series Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (A Chivalry of the Failed Knight) is getting animated.

Series was first released in 2013.


In a time and place where one’s soul can be morphed into a weapon, there are modern-day magicians called Mage-Knights. Although Kurogane Ikki is a student at an institution that trains Mage-Knights, he has no particular talent in magic and is labeled the “Failure Knight” or “Worst One.” Getting way less than average marks in the scorings, he was forced to repeat a year. But with the arrival of a new head of the institution, a new rule was created: knights whose abilities are compatible, as decided by the board, must share rooms and attend practice and training together throughout their school years to bring up their abilities to the max. It is a rule to implement the absolute verdict of ability.

Ikki’s roommate, Stella Vermillion, turns out to be a princess of another foreign country. Stella is a Rank A knight: the type of genius in magic who only appears once a decade. When Ikki walked in on her while she was changing her clothes, it caused a huge misunderstanding, which eventually ended up in a duel between the two of them. The punishment for the losing side is Eternal Submission to the winning side.

Forced to live the same room and practice magic together throughout all their school years, how will Stella and Ikki’s relationship evolve?


Light novel “Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri” gets TV Anime Adaptation

A newly opened website is announcing that Yanai Tagami’s “Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri” fantasy light novel is getting an anime adaptation in 2015.


In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the “Gate,” suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno.

The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the “Gate.” To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the “Special Region” at the other side of the Gate.

Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography.

Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States,China and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan.

A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown world—to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world. (MyAnimeList)

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka – Anime Adaptation Announced

It was announced that Suzuhito Yasuda and Oomori Fujino’s fantasy adventure light novel series Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) is getting an anime adaptation.

The anime adaptation is among the first projects being planned in GA Bunko’s 10th year anniversary. The light novel series was first published in 2014 and has won the grand prize in the fourth GA Bunko Awards.

Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Character Design: Shigeki Kimoto
Series Composition: Hideki Shirane
Producer: Genco
Studio: J.C.Staff

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Bell Cranell
Inori Minase as Hestia
Saori Oonishi as Ais Wallenstein
Maaya Uchida as Liliruca Arde

The huge labyrinth city, Orario, is the gateway to the huge underground maze commonly known as the “Dungeon”. Its strange name causes excitement, a place to gain honor, and maybe even a romance with a pretty girl. A place where people hold their breath, hoping to gain all they wish for, a place where a solitary young man meets a little “god”.

“Alright, Bell-kun, follow me! It’s time for the “Familiar” initiation rite to happen!”
“Yes! I’m going to get stronger!”

The fated meeting of a boy who wants to become an adventurer, and the failed god who doesn’t even have a single follower.

This boy’s journey as written by the goddess, “Family’s Legend” (Familiar’s Myth)

via ANN

Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai – Light Novel Gets Anime Adaptation

Publishing company Shougakukan has announced that Hirotaka Akagi’s school comedy light novel series Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikursu na Sekai (A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist) is getting an anime adaptation.

More details will be revealed soon.

Series launched in 2012.

In a world which forbids inappropriate language, Tanukichi Okuma attends the country’s strictest school and gets invited to join SOX, a committee to fight against the world’s strict morals. While a part of SOX, Tanukichi joins their fight against the school and their student council president whom he has a crush on. (MyAnimeList)

via ANN

Ore ga Ojou-Sama Gakkou ni ‘Shomin Sample’ Toshite Rachirareta Ken – Manga Gets Anime


Ichijinsha has announced that Takafumi Nanatsuki’s comedy harem light novel series Ore ga Ojou-Sama Gakkou ni ‘Shomin Sample’ Toshite Rachirareta Ken (Story in Which I Was Kidnapped by a Young Lady’s School to be a “Sample of the Common People”) is getting an anime adaptation.

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