Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America is excited to announce the home video release of the hit fantasy anime series Record of Grancrest War  featuring a brand new English dub! Based on the light novel series by acclaimed author Ryo Mizuno

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Aniplex of America Acquires the Rights for The Promised Neverland and Releases Brand New Trailer

Aniplex of America Acquires the Rights for The Promised Neverland and Releases Brand New Trailer

Aniplex of America has acquired the rights in North, Central, and South America for the supernatural thriller, The Promised Neverland, and released a new trailer revealing all of the streaming platforms the show will be available on. Based on the popular manga written by Kaiu Shirai with illustrations by Posuka Demizu, the anime has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated series debuting this season since the anime adaptation was first announced in Weekly Shonen Jump in May of 2018.

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Aniplex of America Announces Sword Art Online II Simulcast Details

Aniplex of America has confirmed that Sword Art Online II will begin its simulcast schedule on July 5th for multiple territories across the world through Hulu, Crunchyroll, and DAISUKI. See below for streaming details.



Platform URL

Streaming Starts

Available Territories

Hulu
Hulu Plus


http://www.hulu.com/sword-art-online-2

July 5th

U.S. only

Crunchyroll

www.crunchyroll.com/sao

July 5th

U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Latin American Countries, Europe (excluding German & French speaking countries), Asia (excluding China, Korea, Taiwan)


1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department "VR Division" with a rather peculiar request.

That was an investigation on the "Death Gun" incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called GunGale Online (GGO). "Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…" Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.

Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the "Death Gun." Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic "Hecate II" rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the "Bullet of Bullets," a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the "Death Gun" and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.


 
 

Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom Entertainment to Host Open Auditions for Magi 2

Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington, their plans to produce an English dub of Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, the second season of the fan-favorite Magi anime series. Aniplex of America has also announced that along with Bang Zoom! Entertainment, they plan to hold open auditions for Magi: The Kingdom of Magic at this year’s Anime Expo. The open auditions will be held at the Bang Zoom! Entertainment booth through the entire Anime Expo 2014 weekend starting from Thursday July 3rd plans to hold multiple auditions on each day. Fans who are interested in participating in these open auditions for Magi: The Kingdom of Magic are encouraged to like the official Bang Zoom! Entertainment facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BangZoom) as details on the audition such as the time-slots and how to sign up will be revealed there soon. Both Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom! Entertainment expect an extremely high participation rate this year, so fans are advised to sign-up early to avoid missing the audition time-slots. 

Over 400 people tried out at last year’s open auditions, and from that, several were chosen for call back auditions at Bang Zoom! Studios in Burbank. From those call backs, three finalists were chosen to voice over various characters for the first season of the TV series “Magi.” Sawako Furuya, producer of Aniplex of America says, “We’re excited to be able to provide this opportunity to ambitious voice actor apprentices once again. We had a wonderful experience for the first season with last year’s call-backs so we’re looking forward to welcoming more earnest, passionate dream-chasers into Team Magi this year.” “We’re thrilled to be able to give loyal fans a chance to show us their raw talent,” says Eric P. Sherman, President and CEO of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Sherman shared that last year’s open auditions were a bigger success than anyone expected. “People even flew in from all over the country to audition. It was truly inspiring!” Because of that Bang Zoom has decided to add more time-slots this year so more aspiring voice actors will have a chance to have their voices heard.


Aniplex of America Launches New Aniplex+ Store

Aniplex of America has announced that two new and exclusive items will be available for pre-order in their newly re- launched Aniplex+ (Aniplex Plus) online store starting today. Originally known as the Aniplex Special Store, the new Aniplex+ gives fans in wider territories the same opportunity to own exclusive items produced by Aniplex Japan. Each item will only be available on a pre-order basis in limited quantities while supplies last. Aniplex+ is now live and features several items on sale. Aniplex of America will continue to add new items to Aniplex+ to provide as many opportunities as possible for fans to own the latest merchandise. Fans can access Aniplex+ at www.AniplexUSA.com/aniplexplus 

One of the current items featured on Aniplex+ is the Homura Akemi Japanese Kimono Figure from the highly popular title Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Featuring Homura Akemi wearing a beautiful Japanese kimono, this is an exclusive figure that would certainly be a great addition to any Madoka Magica collection. Pre-orders for the Homura Akemi Japanese Kimono figure will be available only for a limited time starting from today until May 7 Also featured is the Fate/Zero Saber Figure. Inspired by the official illustrations by Takashi Takeuchi (Original Character Designer), this figure features the title’s main heroine Saber wearing a black jacket while holding her “Noble Phantasm” Excalibur. The Fate/Zero Saber Figure will also be available for Pre-order for a limited time-slot starting today until April 22nd Both Figures are only available during this exclusive pre-order window and inventory can’t be guaranteed after the cut-off date. The Homera Akemi Japanese Kimono figure and Fate/Zero Saber Figure will be available in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Ireland. About Aniplex of America Inc. Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, Fate/Zero, Blast of Tempest, Magi: The labyrinth of magic, Oreshura, and Vividred Operation. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles KILL la KILL, Mekakucity Actors, Mushi-Shi (The Sequel), Nanana’s Buried Treasure, Nisekoi, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Magi: The kingdom of magic, Samurai Flamenco, The irregular at magic high school, Silver Spoon, and Oreimo 2.



Blue Exorcist TV Series to Premiere on Toonami Feb. 22nd

The popular animated TV Series Blue Exorcist will be making its U.S. network television debut on Adult Swim’s TOONAMI™ on February 22nd. Aniplex of America originally made the announcement of the premiere on their Live Show this past November. Specific premiere time on Feb. 22nd will be announced on a later date. The Blue Exorcist TV Series is based on Kazue Kato’s hit manga published in Jump Square (by SHUEISHA) and it saw a multi-stream simulcast on websites such as Hulu, Crunchyroll (subtitled version), and as well as on Neon Alley (English dub version). In response to its worldwide popularity, the series was also adapted into a film and theatrically released across North America this past August. Produced by the highly-acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures, (Sword Art Online, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Oreimo 2) the Blue Exorcist TV Series has gained popularity among its fans for its unique storyline and characters. Aniplex of America has released the Blue Exorcist TV Series on home video earlier this year featuring both the original Japanese and English dub which features many popular voice actors such as Bryce Papenbrook (as Rin Okumura), Johnny Yong Bosch (as Yukio Okumura), and Christine Marie Cabanos (as Shiemi Moriyama).

Madoka Magica Rebellion Set For Blu-Ray Release This April

Aniplex of America has just announced that the third Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie -Rebellion- will be available on Blu-ray starting on April 8th. Since its U.S. Premiere at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood last December, -Rebellion- has played in theaters in 47 cities across the US and 35 cities in Canada. The demand for the -Rebellion- movie continues to grow as fans continue to ask for more show times throughout the country. The third movie from the Madoka Magica franchise was directed by Akiyuki Shimbou and features a brand new story written by Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus). The Puella Magi Madoka Magica -Rebellion- Blu-ray is a Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion- will be imported from Japan and released in North America in both Collector’s and Standard Edition Blu-rays. Both the Collector’s and Standard Edition will include the -Rebellion- movie, the theatrical trailer and textless opening.

Bonus extras in the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray include exclusive new cover art on both the Rigid Box and Digipak, a deluxe booklet and an original soundtrack CD. Customers who purchase the Collector’s Edition through Aniplex of America’s official retailers will receive a translation booklet for the deluxe booklet. In addition, for those who purchase the Collector’s Edition through MadokaMagicaUSA.com, Aniplex of America will also include 3 exclusive clear files featuring the theatrical poster images while supplies last. Pre-orders for both editions begin today.

Sword Art Online Watch and Win Contest on Toonami

This month, Sword Art Online fans will be treated to something special. Aniplex of America has just announced they will be hosting a special Sword Art Online “Watch and Win” contest on Adult Swim’s Toonami™. Viewers will have the opportunity to win a wide variety of prizes including Sword Art Online Blu-ray sets and DVDs. Other prizes include Sword Art Online Weib Schwarz trial decks from Bushiroad. Three special grand prize winners will receive a brand new 3D Personal Viewer courtesy of Sony Electronics.

The New Sony 3D Personal Viewers will let fans submerge themselves into the world of Sword
Art Online as if they were Kirito and Asuna. With the Sony 3D Personal Viewers fans can
experience entertainment in a brand new way. This is a special opportunity to win some great
prizes while watching Sword Art Online.

To enter, viewers would need to tune in and watch Sword Art Online on Toonami™ Saturday
Nights at 2:00am EST/PST on October 20th
immediately after the show. Viewers will then enter the keyword on the entry form on the Sword
Art Online Contest Page (www.aniplexusa.com/contest). Be sure to watch Sword Art Online on
Toonami™ and don’t miss your chance to watch and win from Aniplex of America!

Adult Swim’s Toonami™ is not sponsoring this contest. For complete details about the Sword
Art Online Watch and Win Contest, please go to AniplexUSA.com/contest and 27th
and look for the keyword shown.

Prizes

Blue Exorcist The Movie Coming in a Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and DVD

At their recent industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta in Georgia, Aniplex of America Inc. announced its home video release plans for Blue Exorcist The Movie in North America on December 17th 2013. The Blue Exorcist series is an anime based on Kazue Kato’s hit manga published in Jump Square (by SHUEISHA) and it streamed on Hulu, crunchyroll, as well as on Neon Alley (English dub version). In response to its worldwide popularity, the movie was produced with an original story and released in North American theaters in August. The action-packed fantasy tale from animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) features plenty of breathtaking visuals throughout the film. Blue Exorcist The Movie made its US debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles this past July. Blue Exorcist The Movie will be released in both a Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and DVD. Both SKUs will feature the original Japanese and English audio (5.1 surround sound). The Blu-ray Box Set will also include 2 Commentary Tracks by the creative staff and Japanese voice cast and promotional trailers. In addition, it will also include the feature film on a Blu-ray disc, a Bonus DVD featuring an Exclusive Staff Interview, a Deluxe Booklet, along with some Exclusive Illustration Postcards all encased in a rigid box illustrated by the original manga author Kazue Kato. Both SKUs will be available for pre-order through Rightstuf.com and Aniplex’s official retailers (AniplexUSA.com/retailers) starting on Monday September 30th . The Limited Edition Blu-ray Box will be distributed in limited quantities and sold while supplies last.

Blue Exorcist The Movie Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set features:
 2 Discs (Feature BD disc + Bonus DVD) (TRT: Approx. 88 min.)
 Video: 16:9 Widescreen
 Audio: Japanese & English (both 5.1 surround sound)
 Subtitles: English
 2 Audio Commentary Tracks by Production staff and Japanese Cast
1) Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin), Hidenobu Kiuchi (Liu), Atsushi Takahashi (Director), and
Kenichi Hayashi (Animation Producer)
2) Jun Fukuyama (Yukio), Rie Kugimiya (Usamaro), Atsushi Takahashi (Director), and
Takamitsu Inoue (Producer)
 Promotional Trailers and Commercials

 Bonus DVD: Exclusive Staff Interview
Atsushi Takahashi (Director), Kenichi Hayashi (Animation Producer), and Takamitsu Inoue
(Producer)
 Deluxe Booklet
 Exclusive Illustration Postcards
 Rigid Box illustrated by Kazue Kato (Manga Author)
 2-sided BD Wraps
Blue Exorcist The Movie DVD features:
 Audio: Japanese & English (both 5.1 surround sound)
 Video: 16:9 Widescreen
 Subtitles: English

 Mini Pin-up Poster
 2-sided Wrap in O-sleeve Case
Blue Exorcist The Movie can be pre-ordered and purchased at:
Right Stuf:Blue Exorcist The Movie Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set features:
 2 Discs (Feature BD disc + Bonus DVD) (TRT: Approx. 88 min.)
 Video: 16:9 Widescreen
 Audio: Japanese & English (both 5.1 surround sound)
 Subtitles: English
 2 Audio Commentary Tracks by Production staff and Japanese Cast
1) Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin), Hidenobu Kiuchi (Liu), Atsushi Takahashi (Director), and
Kenichi Hayashi (Animation Producer)
2) Jun Fukuyama (Yukio), Rie Kugimiya (Usamaro), Atsushi Takahashi (Director), and
Takamitsu Inoue (Producer)
 Promotional Trailers and Commercials

 Bonus DVD: Exclusive Staff Interview
Atsushi Takahashi (Director), Kenichi Hayashi (Animation Producer), and Takamitsu Inoue
(Producer)
 Deluxe Booklet
 Exclusive Illustration Postcards
 Rigid Box illustrated by Kazue Kato (Manga Author)
 2-sided BD Wraps
Blue Exorcist The Movie DVD features:
 Audio: Japanese & English (both 5.1 surround sound)
 Video: 16:9 Widescreen
 Subtitles: English

 Mini Pin-up Poster
 2-sided Wrap in O-sleeve Case
Blue Exorcist The Movie can be pre-ordered and purchased at:
Right Stuf: http://rightstuf.com/i/AOA3401 (Blu-ray) http://rightstuf.com/i/AOA3402 (DVD)(Blu-ray)


Aniplex of America Announced Oreshura DVD For North America

At their recent industry panel at Nan Desu Kan in Denver, Aniplex of America Inc. announced its release plans for the anime series Oreshura in North America. The high school romantic comedy from animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist) will be released in a Complete DVD Set. The story of Oreshurafollows a high school freshman named Eita Kidou who would rather concentrate on his studiesthan deal with the evils of romance. Eita’s life suddenly changes when the most popular girl in school, Masuzu Natsukawa, gives him a proposition he can’t refuse. Eita either pretends to be Masuzu’s boyfriend or have his personal secret’s revealed from his journal from middle school.

Along with several other girls including his childhood friend, his ex-girlfriend and his “fiancé”, will Eita be able to continue his ordinary school life while maintaining a pretend relationship. The Oreshura -Complete DVD Set- will feature the original Japanese audio with English subtitles as well as bonus contents. Just in time for the holiday season, the Complete DVD Set is
scheduled for release on December 17for pre-order through rightstuf.com and Aniplex’s official retailers (AniplexUSA.com/retailers) starting Monday September 16. The -Complete DVD set- will include the entire series (13episodes) on 3 DVD discs. Bonus features for the set will include the textless opening and the ending themes, a deluxe booklet and special web previews. The packaging o-sleeve will feature the key visual art and a 2-sided reversible cover.



Aniplex Acquires Samurai Flamenco For Fall Season

Aniplex of America Inc. has announced today that they have acquired the highly-anticipated title, Samurai Flamenco for this fall season. Samurai Flamenco will begin its streaming schedule this October. This brand new series features an all-star staff including director Takahiro Omori, whose previous works include popular titles such as Durarara!! and Baccano! along with Hideyuki Kurata whose previous works include titles such as R.O.D. –The TV- and Oreimo 2 for the chief screenplay. The studio that will be producing Samurai Flamenco will be manglobe, the anime studio that brought popular titles such as Samurai Champloo and Michiko & Hatchin. Samurai Flamenco will be available for streaming just hours following its initial air time in Japan. In addition to their streaming plans, Aniplex of America announced that they are also planning on a home release version of Samurai Flamenco on disc. Details about the physical release will be announced at a later date.



A Synopsis on Samurai Flamenco: Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero “by himself” with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!! Hidenori Goto: a cop who found out the true identity of “the superhero” by a strange twist of fate and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to Hazama, the superhero. This is the story of the birth of a true hero featuring these two young men with a touch of comedy and serious drama, while they come face to face with hardships as they search for the true meaning of becoming a hero of justice in this world! 


Oreimo 2 OVA Premieres At Otakon

Aniplex of America Inc., in collaboration with Otakon Inc., has announced that the final three episodes of Oreimo 2 will make its worldwide debut at Otakon in Baltimore, MD on Friday August 9th. Following the announcement that the episodes are scheduled to stream worldwide on Crunchyroll on August 17th, Otakon will be the first to screen the OVA episodes 14 through the final episode 16 before its initial airing in Japan. The Oreimo 2 OVAs will be shown in HD on August 9th, Friday Afternoon at 3PM*. To celebrate this special event, Oreimo Author Tsukasa Fushimi, Director Hiroyuki Kambe and Editor Kazuma Miki (ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.) will be in attendance as special guests at the world premiere. In addition, there will be a talk session immediately *Scheduled airing time subject to changefollowing the Oreimo 2 OVA screening and an autograph session hosted by Otakon.

For those who can’t attend the premiere event at Otakon can still watch the Oreimo 2 OVAs on 
Crunchyroll starting August 17th. Crunchyroll will host a limited screening event between August 17 and 
August 31 this year. Crunchyroll Premium users will be able to view all 3 OVAs immediately while free 
users are able to view it one-week after immediate Crunchyroll broadcast. In addition, from July 17 to 
August 31, both the regular season of Oreimo 2 and its corresponding OVAs upon its August 17th 
broadcast on Crunchyroll, will be available to world-wide audiences except for those in: Japan, Korea, 
China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Monaco, and Tunisia.
The entire season of Oreimo 2 (Episodes 1-13) is currently available for streaming on the Aniplex 
Channel, Hulu and Crunchyroll. 

A synopsis on Oreimo 2: Kyousuke Kousaka is a high schooler who 
has been leading a quiet, humdrum life. However, his life is turned upside-down when his little sister, 
Kirino, comes to him for "life counseling." It turns out that Kirino, a well-rounded winner in life, has 
many otaku-ish hobbies and loves anime and games. Kyousuke sincerely takes on Kirino's request to 
tackle life counseling. And so, as more and more people get involved--including Kuroneko and Saori 
Vageena, whom Kirino met via social networks; Kirino's friends, Ayase and Kanako, and Kyousuke's 
childhood friend, Manami--changes to their icy cold brother-sister relationship begin to appear. After 
they overcome the crisis of Kirino suddenly leaving to study abroad, what kind of craziness will her "life 
counseling" cause next?

“We are very excited to host the world premiere of the Oreimo 2 final episodes at Otakon” says Hideki 
Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “We would like to thank Otakon for 
this opportunity to watch the finale of Oreimo 2”
For more information on the Oreimo 2 worldwide premiere event, please visit: 
www.AniplexUSA.com/oreimo


Sword Art Online DVD/Blu-Ray Release Dates Announced

Recently at their panel at Anime Boston, Aniplex of America Inc. announced their release plans for the hit anime series Sword Art Online in North America: 4 volumes per format, Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and Standard Edition DVD. Release dates are as follows: 
Volume 1 – Aincrad Part 1 - August 13th 
Volume 2 – Aincrad Part 2 - September 17th 
Volume 3 – Fairy Dance Part 1 - October 15th 
Volume 4 – Fairy Dance Part 2 - November 19th 

All SKUs will be available for pre-order and purchase through rightstuf.com and Aniplex’s official retailers (Aniplexusa.com/retailers) from May 28th . Each of the Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Sets will come with tons of bonus materials including Original Soundtrack CD (Vol.1 & 3) or Bonus DVD of English cast interviews (Vol.2 & 4), a deluxe 16 page booklet, illustration pin-ups as well as exclusive collectible card from Bushiroad. In addition, bonus contents on each Blu-ray discs will include audio commentary by creators and Japanese cast, Special Animation “Sword Art OFFline”, and more.


Pre-orders for all volumes begin today and can be ordered through Rightstuf and Official Retailers

Right Stuf:           Limited Edition Blu-ray Set Vol. 1: http://bit.ly/12gzPJS
DVD Set Vol. 1: http://bit.ly/12gzPJS


First Two Madoka Magica Movies Coming To Blu-Ray

This July, Madoka Magica fans will get their wish granted. Aniplex of America has just announced that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies Part 1–Beginnings- and Part 2 –Eternal- will be available on Blu-ray at the end of July. Following its run in theaters worldwide, the demand for the Madoka Magica movies continues to grow everyday with requests for more show times. The not-so-typical story of a middle school girl named Madoka Kaname and her decision to become a magical girl continues to take the world by storm. Part 1 and Part 2 of the Madoka Magica movies retells the original TV series and is set for the big screen. These movies are a must-own for Madoka Magica fans or anybody who is just experiencing Madoka Magica for the first time.

The Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies will be imported from Japan and released in North America in two different versions: Collector’s Edition and Standard Edition Blu-ray. Both the Collector’s and Standard Edition will include both Part 1 –Beginnings- and Part 2 –Eternal- movies. Both Editions will also include the theatrical trailer and textless opening and ending. Fans will be happy to know that the Blu-ray import will include six different subtitle languages. Bonus extras in the Limited Edition Blu-ray include exclusive new cover art, a deluxe booklet and the original soundtrack CD.Customers who purchase either the Collector’s or Standard Edition will receive a special postcard courtesy of Aniplex of America. In addition, for those who purchase the Collector’s Edition, Aniplex of America is also including a translation booklet for the “deluxe booklet.”

Besides being available for purchase in the US and Canada, both editions of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica Blu-rays will also be available in the following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, the Netherland Antilles, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands

Pre-orders for both the Collector’s Edition and Standard Edition begin today.

Right Stuf:           Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (Import): www.rightstuf.com/i/anzx31313133
Standard Edition Blu-ray (Import): www.rightstuf.com/i/ansx31313132




Aniplex of America launches the Nisemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set on February 26, 2013

Recently on their live panel on their Youtube channel, Aniplex of America Inc. announced that the Nisemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is set for release on February 26 th , 2013 and will be available through anime distributor RightStuf.com and official retailers (http://aniplexusa.com/retailers/). The Director of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Akiyuki Shimbou, returns to direct the critically acclaimed sequel of the hit series Bakemonogatari. Nisemonogatari continues the story of Koyomi Araragi as he further deals with more mysterious characters in his life. In addition, Koyomi Araragi’s life gets more complicated as his sisters (a.k.a. the Fire Sisters) get involved with these new characters. 

The Limited Edition Blu-ray box set features the entire series (11 TV episodes) on 5 Blu-ray discs, a 36-page deluxe booklet, textless openings and endings, trailer collection and more! All of the discs and bonus materials will be packaged inside a sturdy rigid box featuring key art from the series.“If you are a fan of the Monogatari series, the Nisemonogatari Blu-ray box set is a must own item for your collection” says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. This release is a US and Canada Exclusive and available while supplies last.


The Nisemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-Ray can be pre-ordered and purchased at:
Right Stuf:   
http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-3386827/catalogmgr/1U6UNih3veIVi8xLTX/browse/item/97476/4/0/0

Official Retailers: http://www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers




Orseshura To Stream On Crunchyroll Starting January 5th


Aniplex of America announces the new anime series Oreshura will be streaming on Crunchyroll. This brand new animated high school romance show is produced by A-1 Pictures, the same studio who also produced the fan favorite Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist. This series is also directed by Kanta Kamei, who also directed the series Bunny Drop. A couple hours after its broadcast in Japan, Oreshura will be available for streaming in the following territories: U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The 1st
episode will premiere at 9:00am PST on Saturday, January 5th for Crunchyroll premium members. Free 
members will be able to view Oreshura one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll (www.crunchyroll.com/oreshura). 

A synopsis of Oreshura: Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru – or ORESHURA for short 
– is an adaptation of a Japanese light novel.
“The protagonist, Eita Kidou, is a high school freshman with excellent grades and a disdain for love. He 
used to live a regular school life with his childhood friend, Chiwa Harusaki, a girl who's nearly a sister 
to him, but then one day the school's most beautiful girl, Masuzu Natsukawa, confesses to him. 
However, her true desire is only to fool the eyes of others and pretend to be a couple. With a certain 
secret of his in Masuzu's hands, Eita is forced to play along… But a fierce battle over Eita begins as his ex-girlfriend, Himeka, and his fiancé, Ai, join the fray!!” More information about  Oreshura can be 
found at: www.AniplexUSA.com/oreshura


Anime Blast Of Tempest Coming To Crunchyroll

Hey Otakus here is some news from our friends at Aniplex & Crunchyroll. Anime Rules!!!!

Aniplex of America announces the new anime series Blast of Tempest will be streaming on Crunchyroll. This brand new animated murder-mystery is one of the highly anticipated series of this fall. A couple hours after its broadcast in Japan, Blast of Tempest will be available for streaming in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The 1st episode will premiere at 10:00am PST on Thursday, October 4th for Crunchyroll premium members. Free members will be able to view Blast of Tempestone week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll (www.crunchyroll.com/zetsuen). 

A synopsis of Blast of Tempest: The Kusaribe family is a family of sorcerers under the protection of the “Tree of Origins”. Their princess, Hakaze Kusaribe, was the greatest sorceress of their family. But Samon Kusaribe, a member of their family seeking to resurrect the “Tree of World's End”, a tree that 
opposes the “Tree of Origins” and controls the power of destruction, stuffs her into a barrel, and banishes her to a deserted island. From the deserted island, she sends a message out to sea, which is picked up by Mahiro Fuwa, a young boy who's sworn vengeance upon the criminal who killed his little sister, Aika. Mahiro agrees to help Hakaze under the condition that she find Aika's killer with her magic. But once Mahiro's best friend and Aika's lover, Yoshino Takigawa is rescued from danger, he too gets dragged into this tale of revenge. More information about  Blast of Tempest can be found at: 
http://www.aniplexusa.com/blastoftempest/

“Blast of Tempest is an exciting new title for Aniplex and I hope many viewers will enjoy this dark murder-mystery. We’re happy to see that fans in several different countries will be able to watch this series immediately after its airing in Japan” says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “Blast of Tempest is another example how we continue to strive to provide fans with access to more anime content immediately as possible.”



Garden of Sinners DVD Box Set Limited Edition Releases On November 20th


Following its Limited Edition Blu-Ray Box Set release last year, Aniplex of America has just announced the product details on the upcoming DVD release of the Garden of sinners. Written by KINOKO NASU of TYPE-MOON (Fate/stay night) and produced by ufotable (Fate/zero), the eight-chapter animated epic originally released in theaters in Japan and instantly became a box office smash. Each movie follows the story of Shiki as she must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for a reason to live. All eight movies will be in a Limited Edition DVD Box Set on November 20th, 2012 and will be available through anime distributor RightStuf.com and official retailers (http://aniplexusa.com/retailers/).  

This Limited Edition DVD Box Set features all eight movies in 8 discs, a deluxe 36-page booklet (including an Image Gallery of breathtaking artworks of announcement key visuals, theatrical posters, Japanese video covers and more!), and a set of beautiful 14 postcards illustrated by TAKASHI 
TAKEUCHI (the original character design) and SUDO TOMONORI (animation director / anime character design). All of the discs will have its own digi-pak case featuring an original illustration, bonus materials and will be packaged inside a gorgeous study rigid box.

“The demand for the Garden of sinners has been tremendous. Immediately after the Blu-Ray Box Set sold out here in North America, we received numerous requests from fans in North America to bring this 
masterpiece back. We are certain that everyone will be pleased with this release.” says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “Fans will be able to enjoy this release just in-time for the holiday season.” This release is a US and Canada Exclusive and available while supplies last.


Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies Theatrical Release Across The US

This October, Madoka Magica fans will be treated to something special. Following the release of the entire television series on video, Aniplex of America has just announced that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal will debut in the US this October. The not-so-typical story of a middle school girl named Madoka Kaname and her choice to become a magical girl has taken the world by storm. Part 1 and Part 2 of the Madoka Magica movies retells the original TV series and is set for the big screen. There is no doubt both movies will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the TV series or who are just seeing Madoka Magica for the first time.

Distributed by Eleven Arts, select theaters in five major cities across the US will be having showtimes for both movies. The cost of admission will allow fans to watch both Part 1 and Part 2. For those who attend the Los Angeles  showings will receive some city exclusive specials. Los Angeles ticket holders
will receive select giveaways on opening night and throughout the scheduled screening times while supplies last. In addition, there will also be exclusive Madoka Magica the Movie Merchandise sold only at the Los Angeles Theater while supplies last.


Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Showtimes and Locations :
City                         Theater                                       Date                           
Los Angeles            Downtown  Independent         2012/10/19 Fri  http://www.downtownindependent.com/
                                                                        2012/10/20 Sat
                                                                        2012/10/21 Sun
                                                                        2012/10/22 Mon
                                                                        2012/10/23 Tue
                                                                        2012/10/24 Wed
                                                                        2012/10/25 Thu

New York             Big Cinema Manhattan               2012/10/20 http://us.bigcinemas.com/loc_Manhattan.asp

Chicago                  Music Box                            2012/10/20 Sat   http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/

Houston                 Alamo Drafthouse                  2012/10/20 Sat http://drafthouse.com/houston

San Francisco        New People                          2012/10/20 Sat http://www.newpeopleworld.com/
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