Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime to Premiere in October 2022

The official website for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, has announced that the anime will premiere on Japanese television in October 2022.

Koji Fujiwara, Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Chief Gundam Officer, stated at the “Dai 2-kai Gundam Conference” event in September 2021 when the anime was first announced, “We are aiming to create a work that even young generations will support.” He added, “We are making bigger developments than ever before.”

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury will be the first television anime series in the Gundam franchise since Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.

Source: ANN

Yen Press Announces New Licenses for Release in July 2022

Yen Press has announced that it has licensed the following titles for release in July 2022:

Title: Tsubaki-chō Lonely Planet manga
Creator: Mika Yamamori
Summary: Fumi Oono, second-year high school student. Stuck with the debts of her father, she needs a job—fast. While she did indeed manage to find one as a housekeeper for THE Akatsuki Kibikino, it leaves much to be desired. After all, the novelist has a mean glare and an even worse attitude. And on top of that, she has to live with him?

Title: Kowloon Generic Romance manga
Creator: Jun Mayuzuki
Summary: Welcome to Kowloon Walled City—a dystopian townscape full of people brimming with nostalgia and a place where the past, present, and future converge. This vividly drawn tale tells the story of the secret feelings and extraordinary daily lives of the working men and women in the city.

Title: Silent Witch light novel
Creators: Matsuri Isora (story) Nanna Fujimi (art)
Summary: Monica Everett, the Silent Witch, is the world’s only practitioner of Voiceless Magic, a veritable heroine who single-handedly fended off the Black Dragon of legend. However, the young prodigy is actually… super-duper shy. Yup, turns out she only learned Voiceless Magic to avoid speaking in public. Ignorant of this, the Seven Sages have placed her on a top-secret mission to guard the Second Prince. Can Monica keep it together as she contends with both social interaction and the evils targeting the young royal?

Title: Kakuriyo Shinjuki: God’s Doctor Starts a Practice in Another World light novel
Creator: Tamaki Itomori
Summary: A girl named Yae reincarnates into a world where one’s name determines their essence. When a monster attacks her, she unleashes Arai, an ex-god in the form of a golden tiger, to defend herself. Shortly after, however, Arai manipulates Yae into assisting his little brother, who has been warped into a grotesque form by a disease that strips people of their essences. As Yae searches for a cure, she finds herself warming to the pompous, threatening Arai.

Title: Tales of the Kingdom manga
Creators: Asumiko Nakamura
Summary: Purple-eyed Adarte, blue-eyed Adolte. One enveloped in light—the graceful son; and one shrouded in darkness—the prisoner. Destined to walk different paths in a kingdom where a beautiful man is lauded as a hero while his enigmatic assistant toils to support him.

Title: Higehiro: After Getting Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway light novel
Creators: Shimesaba (story), booota (art)
Summary: Yoshida was just rejected by his crush of five years. On the way home from drowning his sorrows, he runs into a girl crouching in the middle of the road, and she offers him a deal—let her crash at his place and he can do whatever he wants with her. When he refuses, she asks to stay for free. This is the story of Yoshida, a 26-year-old office worker, and Sayu, a runaway high school girl, and their unconventional life together.

The Yen On edition of the novel series will feature a new edit of Kadokawa’s digi-pub version on BookWalker Global.

Title: Tower of the Sun light novel
Creator: Tomihiko Morimi
Summary: One young man’s boring college life changes forever when he shares a budding romance with a girl named Mizuo. And it all comes tumbling down when she of all people has the gall to dump him. Now with only his enormous (some might say delusional) imagination to his name, he starts tearing through the streets of Kyoto. A Japanese fantasy novel for every man who’s been let down by love, and everyone planning on doing so.

Title: Delicious in Dungeon: The Adventurer’s Bible book
Creator: Tomihiko Morimi
Summary: Featuring Laios and Marcille of course, and even the Lunatic Magician and Elves, don’t miss out on these new illustrations encompassing almost all your favorite characters. Within, you’ll find various stories that couldn’t be told during the main story, detailed character information ranging from age, height, BMI, family structure, and the first time they died—absolutely everything there is to know about the characters. Plus, descriptions of the magical creatures that live in the dungeons. This is the one-stop-shop companion full to bursting with world origin stories, monster guides, multiple dungeons, and descriptions of the various races that live in the world of Delicious in Dungeon.

Source: ANN

Cross Infinite World Announces Three Light Novel Licenses

Cross Infinite World has announced three new light novel licenses.

Title: Expedition Cooking with the Enoch Royal Knights
Creators: Mashimesa Emoto and Tera Akai
Release Date: July 29, 2022 (digital)
Summary: Despite being born as a Fore Elf—one of the “beautiful creatures that inhabit the forest”—young Mell Risurisu suffers from poverty, a total lack of skills, and no magic powers whatsoever at her disposal. Determined to save her beloved little sisters from a life of hardship, Mell decides to join Enoch—the royal order of knights. Upon being assigned as a field medic to the Second Expeditionary Squadron, which boasts only four members to its name, she’s shocked to discover…

Bread as hard as stone and rubbery jerky made of mystery meat?

This simply won’t do. Medic Risurisu’s knowledge as a child of the forest is her greatest weapon in the battle for delicious food on the go.

Title: Onmyoji and Tengu Eyes: The Spirit Hunters of Tomoe
Creators: Yoshiko Utamine and Yone Kazuki
Release Date: June 27, 2022 (digital)
Summary: Paranormal incidents heat up when two mysterious men cross paths in Tomoe, a small town in Hiroshima with a long history of supernatural encounters.

Misato Miyazawa is a strikingly beautiful young man with a troubled past. Born to a distinguished family of onmyoji—specialists in divination—Misato is no stranger to the occult. That’s why he jumps at the chance to join the Abnormal Disaster Unit in Tomoe’s Town Hall Crisis Management Division, a unit more commonly known as The Spirit Hunters.

Enter Ryouji Karino, a fiery, handsome man with peculiar green and silver eyes. Working as a freelance monk and raised by a man claiming to be a tengu, Ryouji is by no means an average citizen. When he finds Misato in a sticky situation, he “kindly” steps in, and the mismatched pair end up living together.

What dark mysteries will unravel before them as they attempt to confront paranormal happenings under the constraints of government rules?

Title: The Dragon’s Soulmate is a Mushroom Princess!
Creators: Hanami Nishine and poporucha
Release Date: May 16, 2022 (digital)
Summary: As a result of the divine spirits’ protection, Agnes has an unusual and often embarrassing power: whenever she experiences strong emotions, she makes mushrooms sprout on people. One day, her royal fiancé, who claims to have dragon’s blood, breaks off his engagement to Agnes claiming to have found his true soulmate. Her reputation tarnished, Agnes vows to return to commoner life, when she’s unexpectedly summoned to a ball by her ex-fiancé’s cousin, a prince who is far from horrified by her mushrooming him. “This is fate! I promise you, it’s no spore-of-the-moment decision! My morels are not questionable! You and I would make the mushiest couple imaginable! Would you marry me?”

Agnes has a lot to deal with: her personal “flaws,” an endless onslaught of mushrooms, and the attentions of a prince with a serious fungal fetish. Can Agnes get through this and face up to her true self, or will it all prove just a little too mush?

Expedition Cooking with the Enoch Royal Knights and Onmyoji and Tengu Eyes: The Spirit Hunters of Tomoe will also get print releases at a later date.

Source: ANN

Belle Anime Film Earns Over US$3 Million at the U.S. Box Office

GKIDS has announced that according to theater reports, Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime) anime film has earned more than US$3 million in the U.S. box office after two weeks in theaters.

The film is Hosoda’s highest grossing film in North America. Mirai previously held the record with US$812,000.

According to GKIDS director of distribution Chance Huskey, the film is the highest-grossing original anime film (not tied to a franchise) in the United States since Weathering With You in 2020.

Belle earned more than an estimated US$2 million in its opening weekend in the United States.

GKIDS began screening the film in English and in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States on January 14, 2022. IMAX previews opened in select theaters on January 12, 2022.

Belle opened in Japanese theaters on July 16, 2021.

Source: ANN

English Cast Announced for the My Dress-Up Darling Anime

The English cast has been announced for the My Dress-Up Darling anime:

  • AmaLee is Marin
  • Paul Dateh is Wakana
  • R Bruce Elliott is Kaoru
  • Dani Chambers is Nowa
  • Madeleine Morris is Daia
  • Natalie Rose is Rune
  • Jack Britton is Wakana (Young)
  • Lila Britton is Nobara

Emily Fajardo is directing the dub.

FUNimation Entertainment will begin streaming the English dub of the My Dress-Up Darling anime on January 29, 2022. Crunchyroll has announced that it will also begin streaming the English dub on January 29, 2022.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
Source: Crunchyroll

English Cast Announced for the Tribe Nine Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Tribe Nine anime:

  • Jacob Hopkins is Shun Kamiya
  • Casey Mongillo is Haru Shirokane
  • Phillip Sacramento is Taiga
  • Brittney Karbowski is Saori Arisugawa
  • Kevin D. Thelwell is Santaro Mita
  • Brendan Blaber is Manami Daimon
  • Joshua Waters is Ichiro/Jiro/Saburo/Shiro
  • Valentine Stokes is Yutaka Gotanda
  • Caitlyn Elizabeth is Minami Oi
  • Calvin Joyal is Yasuhiro
  • Moxxi is Nekomaru
  • Edwyn Tiong is Judge Robot
  • Kent Williams is Narrator

Marissa Lenti is directing the dub.

FUNimation Entertainment will begin streaming the English dub of Tribe Nine on January 31, 2022.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (January 28, 2022)

I can’t believe we’ve almost made it through the first month of 2022 already, which means the Winter 2022 anime season is well underway. While this week’s list still has some first impressions for the season, there’s also a good mix of other topics included as well. I hope you enjoy this week’s list. 🙂

Here are the anime and manga blog posts that grabbed my attention this week:

Netflix Adds the Den-noh Coil Anime to Its Service

The Fandom Post is reporting that Netflix has added the Den-noh Coil anime to its service. The episodes are available with the original Japanese audio, and subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles along with Japanese closed captions.

The story of Den-noh Coil is described as:

Yuko “Yasako” Okonogi and her little sister Kyoko can’t remember a time when they weren’t looking at the world through their digitally augmented glasses. After all, e-space, a series of world-wide overlays of images and information, is where their virtual dog Densuke lives, and like many kids, the girls rarely take their glasses off. But when their family moves to Daikoku City, the e-space suddenly seems different. Yasako’s new classmates are involved in hacking, and the urban legends about dangerous entities hidden in the programming become much more believable when she learns that one of their friends may have died chasing one. Scariest of all, Yasako has missing memories from the last time she was in Daikoku City. Did something happen to her? And did it happen in our world or one that shouldn’t even exist? To find out, she’ll have to take a journey through the digital looking glass and learn the shocking secrets of Den-Noh Coil.

Source: The Fandom Post

English Cast Announced for the Scar on the Praeter Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Scar on the Praeter anime:

  • Chris Hackney is Kagami
  • Jonah Scott is Ran
  • Cory Yee is Jin
  • David Rosenberg is Kouga
  • Landon McDonald is Itsuki
  • Shara Kirby is Azusa
  • Jonathon Leon is Minato

Andy Roth is directing the dub.

FUNimation Entertainment will begin streaming all 13 episodes of the English dub of Scar on the Praeter on January 28, 2022.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

English Cast Announced for the Akebi’s Sailor Uniform Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Akebi’s Sailor Uniform anime:

  • Megan Shipman is Komichi Akebi
  • Tia Ballard is Kao Akebi
  • Erica Schroeder is Yuwa Akebi
  • Greg Dulcie is Taira
  • Pam Dougherty is Principal
  • Kristen McGuire is Ms. Tameura
  • Suzie Yeung is Erika

Alexis Tipton is directing the dub.

FUNimation Entertainment will begin streaming the English dub of Akebi’s Sailor Uniform on January 28, 2022. Crunchyroll has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub on January 29, 2022.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
Source: Crunchyroll