Aniplex of America released the English dub trailer of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba revealing five of the English cast members ahead of the show’s premiere on Cartoon Network’s Toonami on October 12th.Read More
Grace Field House is where children without parents are taken in. An irreplaceable home for the 38 children who live happily every day. Until suddenly, their lives are completely changed forever…Read More
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 MizunoRead More
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.Read More
At their industry panel at Sakura-Con (Seattle, Washington), Aniplex of America confirmed that they will be releasing the feature film,The irregular at magic high school THE MOVIE -The Girl Who Summons the Stars-, on Blu-ray in July.Read More
Aniplex of America announced today at their Sakura-Con industry panel in Seattle, WA that fans of OWARIMONOGATARI will be able to own the complete series on Blu-ray this summer with the upcoming release of OWARIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set Volume 3.Read More
Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Sakura-Con (Seattle, Washington) that the smash hit anime series Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU will be released for the first time as a complete Blu-ray box set just in time for the summer.Read More
Aniplex of America Inc. announced today that the nationwide release of the highly anticipated feature film Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-
will take place on March 9, 2017. Details on theater locations and tickets for the nationwide release will be announced at a later date on the official homepage (www.sao-movie.net/us). Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- will be distributed by ELEVEN ARTS in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
About Sword Art Online:
The animated TV series Sword Art Online is based on author Reki Kawahara’s light novel in which the protagonist Kirito fights to survive in the mysterious next-gen VRMMORPG called “Sword Art Online.” Since the first volume of the novel was published in April 2009, the series has proved extremely popular, with cumulative sales exceeding 12.5 million units in Japan and 19 million worldwide, spawning two TV anime adaptations, video games, comic books, and merchandise.
Story of Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-:
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba, called NerveGear. It was the first full-dive system, and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.
In 2026, a new device called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.
Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games...
For details on Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-, please visit: www.sao-movie.net/us
Original Story: Reki Kawahara (Dengeki Bunko)
Director: Tomohiko Ito
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Shingo Adachi
Prop Design: Tomoya Nishiguchi
Art Director: Takayuki Nagashima
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
Concept Art: Sotaro Hori
CGI Director: Ryuta Undo
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Produced by: SAO MOVIE Project
Character Design Concept: abec
Script: Reki Kawahara/Tomohiko Ito
Monster Design: Ryuta Yanagi
UI Design: Satoshi Watsuji
Art Supervision:Yusuke Takeda
Color Design: Satoshi Hashimoto
Director of Photography: Kentaro Waki
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Asuna: Haruka Tomatsu
Yui: Kanae Ito
Leafa: Ayana Taketatsu
Silica: Rina Hidaka
Lisbeth: Ayahi Takagaki
Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro
Klein: Hiroaki Hirata
Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto
Akihiko Kayaba: Koichi Yamadera
Aniplex of America today revealed the second phase of the AkibaFest website. AkibaFest will take place in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles, on October 15th and 16th in 2016, bringing with it the fun and festivities typically associated with the famous Akihabara sector of Tokyo.
The revamped 2.0 version of the AkibaFest website introduces the event’s cat-like mascot, which will be the subject of a naming contest to be revealed soon. Additionally, the site makeover details AkibaFest’s special guest appearances, as well as the weekend’s extensive film offerings showcasing over a dozen films, including the North American theatrical premiere of KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU, the highly-anticipated second installment of the KIZUMONOGATARI trilogy. AkibaFest will be the first time many of these films will see a North American theatrical release, offering anime fans a unique opportunity to see their favorite anime franchises on the big screen.
Between now and October 15th, additional details will be added to the site, including news updates, the full schedule of events (including AkibaFest’s maid café and cosplay contest) and a comprehensive list of exhibitors. DJs will be playing popular theme songs and remixes of enduring anime series throughout the weekend, while other special surprises will be revealed at the event itself.
Hideki Goto, President of Aniplex of America said, “AkibaFest is one of the ways of saying ‘thank you’ from the anime industry to all the loyal fans that have supported us throughout the years. The notion of bringing ‘Akiba to you’ stems from our core belief that anime, J-Pop, Japanese fashion and culture are alive and well in North America because of the powerful bond and passion our fans have for each of these things.”
Fans rejoiced as Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at OTAKON Vegas their plans to release the touching drama series Your lie in April (Japanese title: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) on Blu-ray starting this March. The 22 episode anime series adaptation of the award-winning manga originally serialized by Kodansha will be released in 2 Blu-ray sets. Volume 1 is scheduled to be available on March 29th and Volume 2 on May 31st of this year. Pre-orders for both SKUs will begin next Monday (January 18th) on the official Your lie in April U.S. website (www.YourlieinApril.com).
Aniplex of America has also unveiled the English dub trailer confirming their cast members for the English version of the show. Under the direction of Patrick Seitz, the four main protagonists will be played by Max Mittelman (ALDNOAH.ZERO, Sword Art Online II) as Kousei Arima, Erica Lindbeck (ALDNOAH.ZERO, Sword Art Online II) as Kaori Miyazono, Erica Mendez (KILL la KILL, MAGI, Sword Art Online II) as Tsubaki Sawabe, and Kyle McCarley (DURARARA!!×2, Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works]) as Ryota Watari.)
Your lie in April is the anime adaptation of the manga series by Naoshi Arakawa originally serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine that won the 37th Kodansha Manga Award. Since its simulcast began in October of 2014, the anime series has taken the fan community by storm. Fans were captivated by the touching story of Kousei Arima and his struggle to overcome his trauma that stopped him from playing the piano after his mother’s passing. The story focuses on the youthful drama and romance surrounding Kousei, the eccentric violinist Kaori Miyazono and their close friends.
Aniplex of America’s announcement of the English dub project being greenlit was received extremely well by fans in the summer of 2015 and their Open Audition project with Bang Zoom! Entertainment was a great success at Anime Expo® 2015. Sawako Furuya, the producer of the English version of Your lie in April is looking forward to the long-awaited release. “We know that so many fans have been very supportive of this show and anxiously waiting for the English dub,” said Furuya, “We had an amazing team of actors and staff pouring their heart and soul into this project so I am very excited to finally be able to show them this masterpiece.” The English trailer is also available on the official website.
Fans of the cult classic JRPG, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 can get ready to fire up their Evokers again! Aniplex of America made an announcement today at their industry panel at Nan Desu Kan (Denver, CO) regarding their plans to distribute the import Blu-rays of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #3 Falling Down starting January 20th of next year. Pre-orders will begin on their official site (AniplexUSA.com/p3m) on Tuesday September 8 In the third film of this movie franchise, the protagonist, Makoto Yuki, and his teammates of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES) are nearing their final battle against the vicious Shadows and finally bringing an end to the Dark Hour. As they engage in countless battles, each SEES member must face what it is that they all are fighting for. The Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #3 Falling Down (IMPORT) will be distributed in limited quantities and both the collector’s and standard editions will be sold only while supplies last.
Aniplex of America Inc. announced today at their industry panel at Anime Expo their plans for their domestic release along with the list of its English cast members of the epic masterpiece Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. Aniplex of America Inc. has confirmed
that the first season will be available in both a Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and Complete 1st Season DVD Set August 25th.
Pre-orders for both SKUs will be available starting today on the official U.S.
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] homepage (www.FateStayNightUSA.com) for North, Central and South America. Both versions of the release will feature the entire first season (episodes #00-#12) uncut with the original Japanese and English audio with English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus contents include the textless opening and ending sequences. In addition to all the features mentioned above, the Limited Edition will also include the Original Soundtrack I, a 24-page deluxe booklet and an exclusive collectible Weis Schwarz PR card while supplies last. The Limited Edition will also include a double-sided wrap for the
Blu-ray case and a beautiful chipboard box featuring an illustration by the original character designer,
Takashi Takeuchi. All 13 episodes will be featured across a total of 4 Blu-rays for the best visual
Also Aniplex of America Inc. announced today at their industry panel at Anime Expo their plans to release the first arc of DURARARA!!×2, the sequel to the hit anime series DURARARA!!, on Blu-ray and DVD starting this September. Volume 1 is planned to be released on
September 29th and Volume 2 is planned to be released on November 24th. Pre-orders will begin today for fans in North, Central and South America on the official U.S. DURARARA!!×2 website at:
Since its first season debuted in 2010, the DURARARA!! anime series has taken the fan community by storm. The eccentric characters and innovative storyline unique to this title all return in
DURARARA!!×2 where the story fast forwards to 6 months following the incidents that occurred at the
end of the first season. It looked as though the city of Ikebukuro has finally found peace but everyone knew that their ordinary days were about to change.
Responding to the popularity of the DURARARA!! franchise, Aniplex of America Inc. launched the English dubbed episodes of DURARARA!!×2 on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll and Hulu just weeks after the subbed episodes were simulcast. The second season once again boasts an all-star English cast reprising their roles from the first season including Kari Wahlgren (Fate/Zero), Darrel Guilbeau
(Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Blue Exorcist), Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online II, Blue Exorcist),
Michelle Ruff (Sword Art Online II, GURREN LAGANN), Johnny Yong Bosch (Blue Exorcist, Fate/Zero, Expelled from Paradise), Crispin Freeman (Fate/Zero) and Steve Blum (GURREN LAGANN,
Expelled from Paradise). Please refer to the full cast list below for details.
Both Blu-ray and DVD of Volume 1 will feature episodes 1-6 in the original Japanese and English audio with English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus contents will include a cast interview video, the textless opening and ending. Also included will be a 16-page deluxe booklet, illustration postcards and double-sided wraps for the cases featuring Takahiro Kishida’s (Character Design) illustration. Volume 2 will feature episodes 7-12 as well as bonus episode 4.5 (OVA) in the original Japanese and
English audio with English and Spanish subtitles. The bonus content will include the OVA episode 4.5.
This volume will also include a 16-page deluxe booklet, illustration postcards, and double-sided wrap for the clear case with artwork by Takahiro Kishida.
Recently at their panel at Anime Central (Chicago, IL), Aniplex of America Inc. announced their release plans for the hit anime series Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION. The “P4GA” series will be available on Blu-ray in two volumes.Read More