Main Cast Announced for the Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. Anime

The main cast has been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. manga:

  • Kensho Ono is Subaru Mikazuki
  • Haruka Yamazaki is Haru

Kaoru Suzuki is directing the anime at Zero-G. Deko Akao is in charge of series composition. Masaru Kitao is designing the characters. Kotoringo is composing the music.

Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. is scheduled to premiere in Japan in 2019.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds the First Four Episodes of the RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time Anime

Crunchyroll began streaming the first four episodes of the RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time anime at 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 22, 2018. The episodes will go live throughout the day. Crunchyroll will stream the series worldwide outside of Asia.

RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 3, 2018.

Source: ANN

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress to Get Sequel Anime Film

It has been announced that the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Unato Kessen) sequel anime film will open in Japan in Spring 2019. The film will focus on the character of Mumei.

The film will take place half a year after the story of the original television anime series. The official website for the anime lists the film as the “middle volume.”

The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime aired on Japanese television from April-July 2016. The series has also received two compilation films that premiered in December 2016 and January 2017 in Japan.

Source: ANN

Case Closed: Episode 914 – “Conan Kidnapped (Part Two)”

This episode starts out with a lengthy recap to help the viewer get back up to speed with what transpired in the previous episode. This was immediately followed by the opening credits. When all was said it done, the story didn’t continue until almost six minutes into the episode. But enough important events happened in the previous episode that the recap needed to be as long as it was in order to remind the viewer of the important details and hints that were revealed.

Conan is actually reunited with Kogoro and the police at a hospital early on, and he provides what information he learned while he was with Takatori, the jewel thief. Ran also comes by to see how Conan is doing. But after Kogoro and Megure leave, Conan decides that he needs to find Takatori before he kills the person who betrayed him… so he lies to Ran and tells her he’s thirsty and needs a drink. While she’s gone, Conan busts himself out of the hospital and uses the one clue he has about where Takatori could be headed. But I do want to say there that it’s made clear both at this point in the episode and at the end, Conan is very sorry and remorseful for tricking Ran like he did.

When Conan goes to the location that was his last clue, he stumbles onto the apartment of Takatori’s accomplice, who had fallen down a chimney and died after trying to kill Takatori. Conan discovers a body inside this apartment, and at first thinks he’s too late. He finds a couple of clues, then goes out to the balcony to investigate some more. Unfortunately, Takatori shows up and locks him out of the apartment.

The rest of the episode sees Conan escaping the predicament and getting what information he has learned to Kogoro. Detective Chiba also comes to the apartment right after Conan gets away, and is able to corroborate what Conan told Kogoro. The episode then sees all the players converging into one location, cornering the suspects, and revealing the truth about the case.

Overall, this was a good two part episode. There were enough twists to the case that it wasn’t until late in the second part where the viewer finally has enough information to potentially figure out the truth. I say this, because this is when I finally had enough information to figure out someone who was involved with the overall crimes. I didn’t figure out the motive at that point, but I did figure out the person. And Conan also found himself in a couple of near life-and-death situations, which helped to raise the tension and keep the viewer interested in what was going on.

Crunchyroll Announces Territories for the Sword Art Online: Alicization Anime

Crunchyroll has announced the territories that will be getting the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime during the Fall 2018 simulcast season.

The series will be available for streaming in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Sword Art Online: Alicization is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 7, 2018.

Source: ANN

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses the Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has licensed the Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey manga, which is an award-winning autobiography of Akiko Higashimura. The first volume will be released in a large trim size on May 21, 2019.

“We’re so pleased to bring this critically acclaimed manga to the West,” says Seven Seas Publisher Jason DeAngelis. “For all our readers who have ever dreamed of creating their own comics, this is a down-to-earth story by an adored creator that may inspire others to take that first step right alongside her.”

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Seas Licenses the My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has licensed Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka’s My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! manga. The publisher is scheduled to release the first volume of the series in print and digitally on July 30, 2019.

Seven Seas describes the story as:

At the age of eight, Katarina, a girl of noble birth in another world, has an accident that unlocks her memories–of playing an otome game that’s exactly like the life she’s living now. There’s one problem: she realizes that she’s playing the role of the villainess, and only bad endings await her! What will it take for her to “break the game” and live a happy life?

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment