From March 21 – 23, 2019, the Anime Japan 2019 industry event reigned supreme at the Tokyo Big Sight venue in Koto Ward, Tokyo Japan, and during those three crazy days, the convention was the staging ground for a huge out-pouring of anime news. From anime announcements to preview videos, I’ve tried to compile a master list of the coolest developments, to be excited for this year. Let’s get this news started, shall we?!
Haruhisa Nakata’s Mechanical Martial Arts Manga Levius Gets Anime Adaptation on Netflix:
It is officially announced today that an anime adaptation of Haruhisa Nakata’s mechanical martial arts manga Levius will be streamed on Netflix worldwide this summer. The manga was originally serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly IKKI from its February 2013 to November 2014 issues. After the magazine ceased publication, it has moved to Shueisha’s Ultra Jump with a new title Levius/est since its May 2015 issue. Three tankobon volumes were published from Shogakukan, then five volumes have been released by Shueisha. Its English edition is licensed by Simon & Schuster, and its first volume is set to be released on September 17, 2019. So as you can imagine there’s a lot of excitement for all those invested.
Re:ZERO Starting Life in Another World Season 2 Announced:
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My Hero Academia 2nd Feature Film Hitting Japanese Theaters This Winter:
It was announced at “2019 PLUS ULTRA STAGE” in the AnimeJapan 2019 event today that a second all-new feature film from the My Hero Academia anime franchise is officially set to be released in Japan this winter. As with the first film, the manga’s original author Kohei Horikoshi serves as general supervisor and provide original character designs. The previous three TV series and the first film’s director Kenji Nagasaki is again attached to direct on a screenplay by Yosuke Kuroda. And of course, the TV anime’s character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi and soundtrack composer Yuuki Hayashi join the second film project. The anime franchise’s first feature film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes was released in Japan on August 3, 2018, and earned 1.72 billion yen from its domestic run. Here’s hoping the second movie can hold up against the huge sales from the original feature film. But considering it is My Hero Academia I have little doubt!
A Certain Scientific Accelerator Confirms July 2019 Premiere:
Following the initial announcement back in October 2018, the TV anime adaptation of A Certain Scientific Accelerator, a spin-off manga of Kazuma Kamachi’s A Certain Magical Index light novel series illustrated by Arata Yamaji, is finally set to premiere on AT-X, TOKYO MX, MBS, and BS11 in July 2019. With all the hype surrounding the new spin-off, we can only hope to see more of this series in the future.
KONOSUBA: Legend of Crimson Movie:
The official website for KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson, the upcoming all-new feature film based on Natsume Akatsuki’s comedic fantasy light novel series, is updated with new key visuals featuring its five main characters. The film is about
TV Anime Cells at Work! is Set to Return for Its 2nd Season:
The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Akane Shimizu’s Hataraku Saibou/Cells at Work! manga announced that its second season is officially in the works. The news was also revealed at the anime’s special stage in AnimeJapan 2019. More details including its broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. The TV anime first season was aired for 13 episodes from July to September 2018, then a special episode “Cold Syndrome” was aired on December 27 of the year. Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) served as director, alongside series composition writer Yuko Kakihara (as the moon, so beautiful, Chihayafuru) and character designer Takahiko Yoshida (Big Windup!, Yowamushi Pedal). David Production (Inu x Boku SS, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) worked on anime production. The whole team is expected to return for the second season. So it looks like our favorite cells will be back in action in no time, ready for our viewing pleasure!
New Fate/Grand Order Anime Reveals the Face of Its Master:
The Master has arrived! Fate/Grand Order protagonist Ritsuka Fujimaru (or “Gudao,” as he is nicknamed in his male form) has joined the character gallery for the upcoming Seventh Singularity adaptation. The new artwork shows him with his Command Seal in view, bundled up against the harsh elements and high magical energy of the Age of Gods. Ritsuka will once again be voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club). There’s no indication so far that we’ll see an appearance from girl-type Ritsuka (a.k.a. Gudako), who has so far only taken the lead in some manga, the Fate/Grand Order GUDAGUDA New Year’s special, and alternate nights of the latest stage production. Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia- is due to premiere sometime this year. Another Fate series to add to my list of favorite anime.. the list is getting quite long at this point.
Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul Anime Film Set for January 2020:
Originally revealed back in January, the brand new Made in Abyss anime film now has a release window. As revealed at AnimeJapan 2019 this weekend, Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul is scheduled to premiere in January 2020, and a visual is here to go along with the update. Masayuki Kojima returns to direct the film, with Hideyuki Kurata on the screenplay and Kevin Penkin back on music at anime production house Kinema Citrus. Advance tickets are being sold at Kadokawa’s AnimeJapan booth, and those who purchase will get an acrylic smartphone stand. Which in all honesty looks pretty badass.
This is but some of the news regarding everything and anything Anime related this early in the year. I tried to narrow down information all the information I could regarding all the upcoming seasons or new series so, I hope this news has made your day a little more informed! Stay tuned for more information as there’s a lot more to come.
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