Nadeshicon Announces Aya Hirano as Guest

The Nadeshicon convention has announced that voice actress Aya Hirano will be a guest at their upcoming convention. Hirano will perform in a concert featuring her songs.

Hirano is best known as Haruhi Suzumiya in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Her other anime roles include Yuki Morikawa in White Album, Lumière in Kiddy Grade, Misa in Death Note, Lucy in Fairy Tail, Mamori in Eyeshield 21, Migi in Parasyte -the maxim-, Paiman in Gatchaman Crowds, and Dende in Dragon Ball Super.

She has performed theme songs for anime such as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Fairy Tail, and Lucky Star.

Nadeshicon will be taking place at the Quebec City Convention Centre in Quebec City, Quebec from March 29-31, 2019.

Source: ANN

New Voice Actress Announced for Kagura in the English Dub of the New Fruits Basket Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that Tia Ballard will be voicing Kagura in the new Fruits Basket anime.

The company has previously announced that Laura Bailey is returning as Tohru Honda, Jerry Jewell is returning as Kyo Sohma, John Burgmeier is returning as Shigure Sogma, and Eric Vale is returning as Yuki Sohma.

FUNimation Entertainment will screen the first two episodes of the anime in theaters in the United States in March 2019, and tickets go on sale on February 22, 2019. The company will reveal the exact screening date later. The screenings will feature an “exclusive gift pack” and Japanese and English voice actor commentary.

The new Fruits Basket anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in April 2019, and FUNimation will stream the anime on FunimationNow. The company has also acquired the home video rights for the series.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Recap Film Trilogy Is Available for Digital Purchase on Amazon

All three Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion recap films are now available for digital purchase on Amazon via FUNimation Entertainment. The films are available with Japanese audio.

The first film in the compilation recap trilogy, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation- (Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch – Kōdō), opened in Japan in October 2017. The second film, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression- (Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch – Handō), opened in Japanese theaters in February 2018. The third film, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification- (Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch – Ōdō), opened in Japan in May 2018.

FUNimation announced its license for the film trilogy in March 2018.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Confirms English Dub for Haikyu!! Season 3

Sentai Filmworks has confirmed that an English dub is in the works for the third season of the Haikyu!! anime. The announcement had a teaser video featuring Greg Cote (who voices Ryunosuke Tanaka), directed by Kyle Jones.

At this time, Sentai has announced announced a release date for the third season of Haikyu!!.

Source: ANN

4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica. Manga to Get Two New Chapters

This year’s sixth issue of Shogakukan’s Sho-Comi magazine has announced that Miwako Sugiyama will draw two special chapters for the 4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica. manga in the magazine’s next two issues to celebrate the manga’s upcoming live-action film adaptation. The first chapter will be 53 pages long, including a color opening page, and it will debut on March 5, 2019.

Sugiyama launched the manga in Shogakukan’s Sho-Comi magazine in January 2015, and ended it in April 2017. Shogakukan published nine compiled book volumes for the manga.

Source: ANN

Some of the 13th Annual Seiyū Awards Winners Announced

The organizers of the 13th Annual Seiyū Awards have announced the winners for some of the awards.

Merit Award

  • Kenichi Ogata
  • Hisako Kyouda

Kei Tomiyama Award

  • Kappei Yamaguchi

Kazue Takahashi Award

  • Mika Kanai

Synergy Award

  • Pop Team Epic

The awards ceremony, which will reveal the full list of awardees, will be held at the Bunka Hōsō Media Plus Hall on March 9, 2019.

Source: ANN

Rozen Maiden 0 Manga to End in March 2019

The March 2019 issue of Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine has announced that Peach-Pit’s Rozen Maiden 0 manga will end in the next issue on March 19, 2019.

The manga launched in Ultra Jump in February 2016, and the third compiled volume shipped in Japan in October 2018.

Peach-Pit created the original Rozen Maiden manga in Gentosha’s Monthly Comic Birz magazine from 2002 to 2007. The series moved to Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2008, but with the title spelled in katakana instead of Roman letters. The manga ended in the magazine in January 2014.

Source: ANN