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Aniplex of America Announces Sword Art Online The Movie –Ordinal Scale- Now Available for Digital Release


Aniplex of America Inc. announced that the fan-favorite anime blockbuster Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale– is now available for digital release, launching on iTunes, Vudu, and the Microsoft Store. The film, which takes place after the high-stakes events of Sword Art Online, will also be available on Amazon Video and Playstation Video at a later date. Now fans unable to purchase the package release can experience the action, giving a budget-friendly, censored option just in time for the next season of Sword Art Online. Links to download the film can be found here. Keep Reading

Aniplex of America Launches U.S. Teaser Site And Reveals Key Visual for Summer Action Comedy Anime: Cells at Work!


Aniplex Inc. announced recently that they will be developing the manga series about anthropomorphized cells within the human body, Cells at Work!, into a TV anime series. Aniplex of America also launched a teaser site and a Facebook page for the brand new action comedy anime slated to debut in summer of this year. The series is an anime adaptation of popular manga series by Akane Shimizu from publisher Kodansha’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Sirius. Animation production will be handled by anime powerhouse david production (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, ERASED) with Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters, Crayon Shin-chan) as director, series composition by Yuko Kakihara (Persona 4: The AnimationDigimon Adventure tri.), and character design by Takahiko Yoshida (Honey and Clover, Oreimo2). The highly anticipated series is scheduled to premiere July of 2018. Keep Reading

GINTAMA Live-Action Film To Be Released in North America in January 2018

L.A. based film distribution company, Azoland Pictures is proud to announce that they will partner with Well Go USA to release the international smash hit GINTAMA live-action film in theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting January 19, 2018. Ticket sales for participating theaters will begin today on the Azoland Pictures website:
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Astebreed upgrades to it’s Definitive Edition; Mecha SHMUPs have never looked more beautiful.


Astebreed: Definitive Edition Trailer

The well-loved and hugely popular 2.5D SHMUP, Astebreed, has just been updated on PC to it’s Definitive Edition. This new version features a huge array of updates, bringing the PS4 contents to PC and adding in extras.
The price for the new Definitive Edition has increased to $19.99, however, users that already owned Astebreed got this update for free. Keep Reading

LiSA Releases 13th Single “ASH” Worldwide on Dec 1


LiSA’s new single “ASH” was just out in a worldwide digital release on December 1st.  This is LiSA’s second single release from SACRA MUSIC.  Written by Mao and Aki of renowned visual-kei band SID, “ASH” is the 2nd opening theme to the anime Fate/Apocrypha.  It is LiSA’s first time in 6 years to perform an opening theme for the Fate series since her very first single, “oath sign”.  The title song “ASH” from the single has been released early as a digital sale in Japan, and has already topped at#1 on 13 digital platforms.   Keep Reading

Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll Announce KIZNAIVER Complete Blu-ray Set Release


Aniplex of America announced on their Facebook Live show last month that they will be releasing the Sci-Fi anime series, KIZNAIVER, as a complete Blu-ray set with Crunchyroll later this yearThe Blu-ray set will include textless opening and ending, collectible cards and box illustration by Original Character Designer, Shirow Miwa (Katsugeki/TOUKEN RANBU), and Blu-ray case illustrated by Character Designer, Mai Yoneyama (Sword Art Online). The Complete Blu-ray Set is currently accepting preorders and will be released on December 26th at RightStuf and the Crunchyroll store. Keep Reading

Aniplex of America Releases HoneyWorks’ Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart


Aniplex of America has revealed the subtitled trailer and additional information for HoneyWorks’ new TV series, Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. on its website. Lovingly coined “Boku10” in Japan, the anime is a spin-off of HoneyWorks’ two-part films, I’ve always like you. and The moment you fall in love. Much like the films, the series is inspired by the music from the popular Vocaloid group’s “Confess Your Love Committee -Romance Series-” which has garnered over 400 million views on Youtube, NicoNico and other platforms. Lay-duce (Fate/Grand Order –First Order-) will be animating the series alongside Director Takura Tsukada (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood) and series composition by Yoshimi Narita from the previous two films.  Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. has begun its six episode run on November 24th on Crunchyroll. Keep Reading

Kamen Joshi will support Akihabara tourism leading up to 2020 Olympics


Masked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara Tourism. Five years after the underground idol group established their permanent home at the P.A.R.M.S. Theater in Akihabara, the performers have been featured in international news media and achieved over 2.8 million followers on Facebook, the highest number of any group in the idol genre. Keep Reading

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