Tuesday, 30 June 2015

MTV Posts Casting Call for True Life: I Want To Look Anime

MTV has posted a casting call to find individuals who appear between the ages of 16 to 26 for an episode of its True Life series. The episode "I Want To Look Anime" is seeking people who have altered their style or appearance — even using permanent methods — to achieve their "anime inspired beauty quest."
The True Life series is a documentary-style program that focuses on individuals in particular situations or subcultures, from "embarrassing medical conditions," food addictions, former Amish, and clashes with parents.
Interested individuals can contact Gigantic! Productions at casting@gigantic.tv with their name, location, phone number, and a recent picture.

Funimation Streams Gangsta, New Hetalia, 11 More New Anime

North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream 13 new streaming titles during the Summer season:

Funimation also confirmed that it will continue streaming One Piece, Fairy Tail, Ninja Slayer, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, and The Heroic Legend of Arslan. The company said it is streaming 20 titles this season, leaving two more to be announced.
Sorata Akiduki's original shōjo manga Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair) revolves around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman who has red hair, which is very rare in her country. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.
Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow, Blast of Tempest) is directing the anime at the studio BONES.
The story of Ranpo Kitan takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba's worries, he volunteers to be Akechi's assistant.
The anime marks the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed late Japanese author Rampo Edogawa (born Taro Hirai). Seiji Kishi (Persona 4, Devil Survivor 2) is directing the anime at the studio Lerche (Re:␣Hamatora, Assassination Classroom).
Kohske's original Gangsta. manga revolves around Nick (played by Kenjiro Tsuda) and Worick (Junichi Suwabe), two men who take on jobs from both the mafia and the police in the town of Ergastulum, a rotten town filled with mafia, hoodlums, prostitutes, and dirty cops.
Shukou Murase (Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic, Genocidal Organ) is directing the anime at Manglobe (The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke, Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties). Viz publishes the manga in North America.
The Seiyu's Life! anime is based on the manga by voice actress Masumi Asano (.hack franchise's Black Rose, Hayate the Combat Butler's Risa Asakaze) and manga creator Kenjirou Hata (Hayate the Combat Butler). The four-panel manga centers on Futaba Ichinose, Ichigo Moesaki, and Rin Kohana, three rookie voice actresses. The manga features small but humorous observations of the voice actor industry.
Hiroshi Ikehata (Robot Girls Z) is directing the anime at Gonzo (Rosario + Vampire, Dog & Scissors).
The Bikini Warriors anime adapts Hobby Japan and Megahouse's fantasy figure line of the same name. Naoyuki Kuzuya is directing at the studios feel. and PRA. The official website describes the project:
The setting is a an RPG-style world with swords and magic, where adventurers form a party to challenge the demon king's right to rule. But, the adventurers all have beautiful breasts, enormous breasts, and bikini armor!!
Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Shirobako) is helming the Prison School anime at J.C. Staff. North American publisher Yen Press licensed Akira Hiramoto's original manga for North America, and it describes the series:

Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls' boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo...once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he's one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!
Hetalia The World Twinkle is the sixth anime season inspired by Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia manga. The manga takes the archetypal characteristics of countries and regions throughout the world, and anthropomorphizes them as (mostly) bishōnen characters.
Hiroshi Watanabe is directing the new season at Studio DEEN. Funimation has released all the previous anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America. Right Stuf has been releasing the manga in North America in collaboration with its former English-language publisher, Tokyopop, and its Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics.
Eiichi Sato will be directing Aquarion Logos, the third Aquarion television anime, at the studios Satelight and C2C. Jun Kumagai, Yuniko Ayana, and Mariko Mochizuki are writing the scripts. Takashi Mamezuka is designing the characters, and will also serve as chief animation diretor. R.O.N is composing the music. May'n and Haruka Chisuga will perform the opening and ending theme songs, respectively. Yoko Kanno is composing the opening theme song for May'n.

Once upon a time, human voices had defined the true nature of all things, yet the invention of text changed the status quo, while creating a "Logos World" between the voice and the truth. Millennia have passed since then, advancements of civilizations have made the "Logos World" too big to control "texts." A group of young people dedicate themselves to counter chaotic "texts" with "Creative Voice Power," and among them, a boy named Akira Kaibuki living in Asagaya.
Sky Wizards Academy (Kūsen Madōshi Kōhosei no Kyōkan) is a light novel series written by Yū Moroboshi, illustrated by Yuka Nakajima. Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire, My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) is directing the anime at Diomedea (Gingitsune, Astarotte's Toy)

In a world where humanity is driven from the land and now live in floating cities, Kanata Age is a wizard who uses his aerial combat prowess to combat the magical armoured insects that now roam the earth. Kanata was once celebrated as the "elite ace of the S128 special team" known as the Black Master Swordsman but now he is despised as a traitor. As such Kanata is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team who has suffered 10 consecutive defeats and he must now train Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel to fight in the danger zone.
Chiaki Kon is once again directing the third Junjō Romantica anime at Studio DEEN. Shungiku Nakamura's original manga already inspired two anime seasons in 2008, and Right Stuf licensed both for North America.

Misaki has a lot to worry about. He's trying to get into the prestigious Mitsuhashi University, though his grades are less than stellar. Also his new tutor is the famous author Akihiko Usami, a moody, pushy man who's giving him some shockingly sexual advances. But the biggest problem of all is that Akihiko is using a pen name to write explicit boy's love novels starring himself and Misaki's brother!
Naoyuki Itou (Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu; Digimon: Data Squad) is directing the Overlord anime at MADHOUSE. Kugane Maruyama wrote the original light novel series.

The story takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.
In Ayumu Kasuga's four-panel manga Castle Town Dandelion (Jōkamachi no Dandelion), the everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. The story focuses on Akane, the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.
Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie) will helm the anime at Production IMS (Inari Kon Kon, The Testament of Sister New Devil, Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!).
Hirotaka Akagi's original Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (A Boring World Where the Concept of 'Dirty Jokes' Doesn't Exist) light novel series is set 16 years after the "Law for Public Order and Morals in Healthy Child-Raising" banned coarse language in the country. Tanukichi Okuma enrolls in the country's leading elite public morals school and is soon invited into the Anti-Societal Organization (SOX) by its founder, Ayame Kajō. As a member blackmailed into joining by Ayame, Tanukichi ends up taking part in obscene acts of terrorism against the talented student council president Anna (for whom Tanukichi has a crush).
Youhei Suzuki (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.) is directing the television anime with series scripts by Masahiro Yokotani (Free! Eternal Summer, Riddle Story of Devil) at J.C. Staff.

Funimation Licenses Live-Action Attack on Titan Films

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it has licensed the live-action Attack on Titan films for North, Central, and South America. The license includes theatrical, video-on-demand, home video, and broadcast rights.
In addition, Funimation will host the world premiere of the first film at Los Angeles' Egyptian Theater on July 14. Haruma Miura (Eren), Kiko Mizuhara (Mikasa) and director Shinji Higuchi will attend the red-carpet premiere. The films will open for general audiences in Japan on August 1 and September 19.
Higuchi will also appear at Funimation's booth at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, July 12.
Higuchi stated that, with the supervision of Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama, the story is based on the world and characters of the manga, while incorporating new characters and new formidable enemies. Yuusuke Watanabe (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer, 20th Century Boys, Gatchaman) wrote the scripts. Film critic Tomohiro Machiyama, who is also friends with Isayama, worked on the scripts together with Isayama and Watanabe.
Isayama's manga and the films depict the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves.
Madman will screen the movies in theaters in Australia and New Zealand this year. The company began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Saturday.

Sara Ornelas Joins No Game, No Life English Dub Cast as Stephanie

Sentai Filmworks announced via video on Monday that Sara Ornelas will play Stephanie Dola in the English dub of No Game, No Life.
The company previously revealed that Scott Gibbs and Caitlynn French will co-star in the dub as Sora and Shiro. Kyle Jones is directing the English version.
The series will ship on July 28 on DVD and Blu-ray for US$59.98 and US$69.98, respectively. A special edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack (pictured at right) will also ship for US$129.98.
Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired last spring. Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
On the internet, they're legends: the tag-team duo known as BLANK, famed for their incredible game-playing skills. In the real world, however, the lives of 18 year old Sora and his 11 year old stepsister Shiro have been spiraling out of control. Now existing as shut-ins, they rarely leave their house and are unable to be separated without suffering panic attacks. Games, for them, are the safest retreat from reality. Until they win a chess match against a mysterious opponent known as Tet and find themselves pulled into a game bigger than any they could have ever imagined. Now, in a world where the outcome of games determines the fates of both civilizations and species, they must defend Humanity in the ultimate challenge, vying against a host of otherworldly competitors for the right to rule them all! But if they fail, it means slavery or destruction for all mankind. No pressure, of course! Can two misfits who can barely handle their own lives somehow rise to the occasion and save the human race

Hawaii Tourism Board Posts New Yo-kai Watch Anime Short

Jibanyan & Hawaiian yo-kai appear in 2-minute anime to attract Japanese visitors

The Hawaii Tourism Authority opened a new website to attract Japanese visitors with the help of the popular Yo-kai Watch games and anime on Monday. The "Aloha! Yo-kai Watch Rakuen Hawaii de Geragerapō!!" campaign features a brand-new anime short.
In the two-minute anime, Yo-kai Watch's main yo-kai Jibanyan introduces the attractions of the four main islands of Hawaii. The short features new Hawaiian versions of yo-kai. The short titled Aloha! Yo-kai Watch: Rakuen Hawaii Gerapo!! shows off many famous locales in Hawaii, including Kauai's Waimea Canyon, Oahu's Diamond Head, Maui's Waikiki Beach, and Hawaii's Haleakalā National Park. The yo-kai and kids try local cuisine and shopping.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority appointed Jibanyan as its goodwill ambassador to kids in March.
Nintendo will publish the Yo-kai Watch role-playing game on its Nintendo 3DS platform in North America this winter. The Yo-kai Watch television anime will run on the American television channel Disney XD later this year.
Nintendo describes the premise of the franchise:

Yo-kai Watch centers on a boy who gets a special watch that lets him befriend and help mischievous Yo-kai and later summon them to fight other Yo-kai. Players can overcome challenges and help various characters solve everyday problems with the help of Yo-kai friends. These eccentric Yo-kai resemble anything from inanimate objects to mythical creatures.
Game developer Level-5 announced the Yo-kai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The franchise's first game for the Nintendo 3DS debuted in Japan in July 2013, and the anime premiered in January 2014. The latest game in the franchise, a third version of Yo-kai Watch 2, shipped in December.
Hasbro is handling toy sales and will release the first line of toys in North America next spring, with additional markets to follow by the end of the year. Viz Media is publishing the manga.

Pokémon Shuffle Puzzle Game Also Heads to Mobile Devices

The official Pokémon channel on YouTube posted a video to announce the mobile device version of the Pokémon Shuffle! game. The free-to-play game already debuted on the Nintendo 3DS system via the Nintendo eShop in February.
The Pokémon Company describes the game:

Pokémon Shuffle! Mobile is coming to iTunes App Store and Google Play in 2015! In Pokémon Shuffle! Mobile, your goal is to clear various stages by lining up the same Pokémon and clearing these matches from the puzzle area. Within each puzzle stage, you can deal damage to the wild Pokémon you face by lining up three of the same Pokémon to clear them. Battle and try to catch the Pokémon before you run out of moves!
The Japanese version of the video lists a summer 2015 release for the iOS/Android app.


Manga Entertainment to Distribute Future Diary on Blu-ray and DVD

In an interview on the Japan Curiosity website, Andrew Hewson confirmed that Manga Entertainment will distribute the series Future Diary.

I'm happy to announce that we will be bringing, on behalf of Kaze, Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) to the UK! It will be released in two parts with both expected to be out in Q4 of this year.
Japan Curiosity also reports that Future Diary will be released both on Blu-ray (£34.99) and DVD (£29.99) and that the first volume will carry the opening 13 episodes (of 26).
Funimation described the story:
Reality quickly unravels for antisocial Yukiteru when Deus Ex Machina calls him into a death match to determine the new god of space and time. Each mentally scarred player possesses a prophetic device tuned to his or her personality disorder, giving them control over their future... and the fate of their opponents. It's their strongest weapon - and their greatest weakness. Within hours of abusing his digital diary's predictions, Yukiteru is cornered by a crazed classmate. Yuno - who is obsessively stalking him with her own psychic cell phone - is cute, sharp, and great with an ax. Still, her psychosis hides a vile secret. As a serial killer, a cult priestess, and a volatile escape artist take a stab at eliminating the teens, Yuki can cheat death under Yuno's maniacal protection or - DEAD END.
Naoto Hosoda (Shuffle!, Koe de Oshigoto!) directed the anime at the anime studio asread. Katsuhiko Takayama (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Cat Planet Cuties) supervised the series scripts, and Hidetsugu Hirayama (Shuffle!, Shuffle! Memories) designed the characters with Ruriko Watanabe.

12th doctor sonic screwdrive SDCC exclusive

The Wand Company’s new Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control to be seen for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

The Wand Company have revealed that a limited edition of their latest Sonic Screwdriver will be on sale exclusively on the BBC America Booth at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, prior to general release.

The Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control is a brand new, hero prop replica which is a recreation of the Sonic Screwdriver used by Peter Capaldi in Series 8 of Doctor Who. A limited run of 168 laser-etched numbered Sonics will be available exclusively to purchase on the BBC America booth (#4129) for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con (8th-12th July 2015) prior to general sale from 7th September from BBCShop.com

The new Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver is a fully functioning gesture-based universal remote control which can control your TV and other home entertainment equipment. Learning the gestures and programming the Sonic Screwdriver is easy, and the intuitive gestures allow the user to become the Doctor. Flick it open and the clasps extend with a satisfying clunk; press the grip mounted button for instant light and sound action or use the Any-TV-Off function just for fun!

The Twelfth Sonic has been made in direct response to the huge number of requests that The Wand Company received from fans all over the world asking for an extending version of their famous Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.

Chris Barnardo, co-founder of The Wand Company says
Since our Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic went on sale, we have had a constant stream of requests from fans of all ages asking us to make an extending version. It wasn’t easy to engineer a solidly reliable device that can withstand being repeatedly flicked to extend it, but we’ve been able to do it, and I’m certain that any fan of Doctor Who is going to love it.
Jason Easy, Senior Licensing Manager at BBC Worldwide, said,
The Wand Company continually exceed expectations with their range of Sonic Screwdrivers, and the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic is no exception. The Sonics are not just technologically sophisticated, but also beautifully made and have exciting features that delight fans.
Product details
  • 1:1 scale replica of the Series 8 Sonic Screwdriver hero prop
  • Highly authentic flick-to-extend action
  • Grip-mounted action button
  • Press and hold button to make Sonic buzz and tip light in FX Mode
  • Any-TV-off function that turns off any television at the press of a button, without having to program the Sonic first
  • Stores up to 39 remote control commands
  • Customisable personal lock code
  • Ivory-coloured handle with subtle fleck
  • Redesigned copper-plated handle end
  • Gallifreyan stand for vertical presentation
  • 12 new secret Morse-coded Twelfth Doctor phrases
  • 12 different sonic screwdriver sound effects

Police box in Kent to be removed

The Police Box, currently situated at the Kent Police Museum in Chatham, is to be moved following the closure of the museum at the Dockyard.

The box, which is one of the few remaining original boxes in the country, was on loan to the museum from the The Civil Defence and Emergency Service Preservation Trust. It was installed in Kent in 2008. However the Museum has not been open this year and although there are plans to open a new museum in Maidstone in 2016, the Police Box will not be part of it.

The Police Box will be removed from its current location in August this year and returned to its owners in Scotland.

Until then it can be seen by visitors to The Historic Dockyard in Chatham.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger to Meet Yo-kai Watch Robot at Japanese Premiere

Arnold Schwarzenegger is due to meet an unusual guest at the Japanese premiere of his upcoming film, Terminator Genisys: Robonyan. The character is a robotic version of Jibanyan, the mascot character of Yo-kai Watch.
Robonyan comes from the future with the familiar signature line "I'LL BE BACK," it's Yo-kai Watch's nod to Schwarzenegger's Terminator T-800. President and CEO of Yo-kai Watch game developer Level-5, Akihiro Hino said, "The Terminator T-800, who comes to protect [those in need] no matter what trouble they're in, is still my hero. I never would've thought that Robonyan would be able to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think [Robonyan]'s also quite happy."
Robonyan is indeed delighted to meet his flesh-and-blood counterpart. "It's an honor to be invited to the sunny stage. If it turns into a fight, I won't lose, but instead I think I'll try to negotiate a part in a Hollywood movie or something. See you at the red carpet! I'LL BE BACK!"
Terminator Genisys premieres on July 1, with the Japanese limited premiere scheduled for July 6 followed by a wide release on July 10. Schwarzenegger has a large fan following in Japan, where he is affectionately referred to as "Shuwa-chan" and has starred in several commercials over his career.

Tiger & Bunny - The Rising, 2nd Patlabor OVA Series, Soni-Ani Released Monday

Anime Limited is releasing a Collector's Edition Combi Pack edition of Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-, containing both a Blu-ray and DVD. Set after the end of the TV series, the film is an all-new story. It revolves around a mystery that happens on the day of the "Justice Day" festival that celebrates Sternbild's legendary goddess. Yūichi Nakamura joined the cast as Golden Ryan, Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s new partner in the film. Character designer Masakazu Katsura (Zetman, Video Girl Ai, DNA²) also made his voice-acting debut in a cameo for the new movie.
MVM will release Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files (under the title Patlabor Mobile Police OVA Series 2 Collection). This is the second OVA series in the Patlabor franchise; it runs sixteen episodes and was spun off from the 1989 Patlabor the Mobile Police television series. In the MVM edition, the first four episodes are dubbed and subtitled, while the other twelve episodes are subbed only.
MVM is also releasing SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation on Blu-ray and DVD. Sentai Filmworks previously described the story:

Saying Sonico is an incredibly busy young woman is an understatement. She juggles a modeling career, part-time work at her grandmother's bar, and performs lead vocals and guitar in an all-girl band all while attending college! Not to mention taking care of her five cats - or is that the other way around? When her workload gets a little too heavy, she can count on her fellow musicians Suzu and Furi and the rest of her friends for a stabilizing influence. Get ready for the bounciest adventure ever as this three girl band shakes, rattles, rolls and takes Tokyo by storm!
The final MVM release this week is the third season of Familiar of Zero, on both Blu-ray and DVD. The show, which is based on late author Noboru Yamaguchi's light novel series, centers on Loise Francoise le Blanc, a witch in training who is known by her classmates as "Louise the Zero." During a ritual, Loise accidentally conjures Saito, a teenage boy from earth, and the two are bound by the laws of magic as master and servant forever.
Manga Entertainment will release Bleach Series 15 Part 2, subtitled "The Invading Army." It carries episodes 330 to 342.

Anime Expo to Stay in Los Angeles for 5 More Years

The Los Angeles Convention Center announced on Tuesday that it will host Anime Expo for the next five years (through 2019). The partnership was solidified through an agreement between the manager of the convention center, AEG Facilities, and The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, which organizes Anime Expo. #
The 24th Anime Expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 2-5. The convention is considered the largest anime convention in North America and is projected to reach record attendance numbers this year with an expected 100,000 unique attendees.
This year's Anime Expo's guests include singer Yoko Takahashi, A-1 Pictures President Tomonori Ochikoshi, Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi and Yoh Yoshinari (who will present Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade), Danganronpa game writer and designer Kazutaka Kodaka, rock band Wagakki Band, Vocaloid diva IA, voice actresses Tomoyo Kurosawa and Yumiri Hanamori, idol group Momoiro Clover Z along with members of American rock band KISS, manga artist Julietta Suzuki, Cannon Busters director LeSean Thomas, Satelight's Thomas Romain, light novel illustrator Luna Tsukigami, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni creator Ryukishi07, Guilty Gear game developer Daisuke Ishiwatari, Spice & Wolf light novel author Isuna Hasekura, director Naokatsu Tsuda at the English dub premiere of his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure television anime, Visual Art's/Key artist Itaru Hinoue, voice actress Ayako Kawasumi, the staff of the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television anime, Megaman co-creator Keiji Inafune, Studio 4°C founder Eiko Tanaka, and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches creator Miki Yoshikawa.

AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" TV Anime's Cast, October Premiere Revealed

The official website for the anime of Tōki Yanagimi's AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" (Tai-Madō Gakuen 35 Shiken Shōtai) light novel series revealed the main cast for the series on Friday. The website also revealed that the series will premiere in October.
The main cast is as follows:

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Takeru Kusanagi, the commander of the AntiMagic Academy's 35th Test Platoon, which is also often called the "small fry platoon." He is sword user even though swords are now considered old fashioned. His swordsmanship skills are second to none, but he has zero ability with guns and zero academic skills. Basically his skill with a sword is his only good point. He is softhearted and is considerate of his friends, but on the other hand he loses his temper when anyone makes fun of swordsmanship.

Reina Ueda as Ouka Ohtori, a young woman who was the youngest member of the Inquisitors of Heretics Office until she violated a certain order and lost her license. She then had to return to the AntiMagic Academy, and was assigned to the 35th Test Platoon under Takeru. She has a strong sense of justice, and so she is very stubborn and hates dishonesty. She has a violent hatred toward evil magic users.

Rumi Ookubo as Usagi Saionji, a member of the 35th Test Platoon who is in charge of sniping. Her sniping skills are extraordinary, but she has severe stage fright and often makes crucial mistakes because of it. She is a hard worker who always gives everything her very best, so out of all the members she is most unhappy at her platoon being called the "small fry platoon." She has a complex about her first name, so she blushes deeply and gets very angry whenever anyone calls her by her first name.

Ryoko Shiraishi as Ikaruga Suginami, the mood maker of the 35th Test Platoon. She is a genius with superhuman intellect, and is in charge of maintenance for the unit, but she only has an interest in weapons development and remodeling. She often gathers intelligence via hacking, illegally remodels the unit's weapons, and sexually harasses others, as well as other countless troublesome activities.

Tomoyuki Kawamura (Kamigami no Asobi) is directing the series at SILVER LINK (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Servant X Service) is handling series composition, and Kōsuke Kawamura (Mayo Chiki!, OniAi) is designing the characters.
The school action fantasy is set in a world where people with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to "AntiMagic Academy," a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users.
However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley "small fry platoon" for poor students. One day, Ōka Ōtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.
Yanagimi launched the light novel series with illustrations by Kippu (No-Rin) in 2012, and Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint published the 10th volume on May 22. Sutarō Hanao adapted the story into a three-volume manga series that ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine from 2012 to May 2014. Yohei Yasumura launched a new manga in the February issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie's Trailer English-Subtitled

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Love Live! The School Idol Movie's Trailer English-Subtitled

posted on 2015-06-27 03:30 BST
Film to play in Taiwan, HK, Korea, Thailand, USA, Australia, NZ, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia

NIS America began streaming the trailer for Love Live! The School Idol Movie with English subtitles on Friday. The same trailer debuted in Japan on April 25 — the same day that the film's global theatrical release was announced.
The film will play in the following countries and territories:
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Cities: Taipei and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015

Hong Kong
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Start Date: August 6, 2015

Cities: Seoul, Pusan, and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015

Handler: Dream Express (DEX) Co., Ltd.
City: Bangkok
Date (Screening Event): Late August, 2015

Handler: NIS America, Inc.
Cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas and other major cities
Start Date: September 12, 2015

Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015  *Actual date TBD.

New Zealand
Cities: Auckland, Wellington and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015  *Actual date TBD.

Malaysia, Philippines
Start Date: October 1, 2015

Start Date: October 8, 2015
*Premier screening event date TBD.

Vietnam, Brunei
Start Date: Early October, 2015

Start Date: October 21, 2015
Spoiler (highlight the following white text to read the plot summary of the film) [The story of the film begins after the events of the second season, at the graduation ceremony of the third-year students. Knowing that the graduation of the third-year members means the end of μ's, the nine girls take a walk around the school filled with memories. However, when the students attempt to leave the school gates, a single email is sent to them, and the curtain on a new story for μ's begins.]
The film premiered in Japan on June 13.
In 2010, the anime studio Sunrise, Lantis, and ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G Magazine launched Love Live! as a self-described "ultimate user-participation project" which lets its fans vote on the future of the fictional idols. A series of music CDs and animated music videos then followed. The members of the project announced in 2012 that an full anime series has been green-lit for the following year. The second season of the anime was announced in June 2013.
Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and NIS America has licensed both seasons for North American release