Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Present Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day will be released on digital download and On Demand on May 19, 2020 and on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack on June 6, 2020 from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory. Sound! Euphonium: The Movie comes from Kyoto Animation, the critically acclaimed studio behind A Silent Voice: The Movie, Liz and the Blue Bird, and Violet Evergarden.

Bonus features include interviews with the English voice cast, featuring the talent of Christian La Monte (Shuichi Tsukamoto, director of the English dub), Laura Post (Reina Kousaka) and Xanthe Huynh (Satsuki Suzuki).

The next piece begins. Kumiko is now in her second year at Kitauji High School, and with a new year comes new problems. As if making it to Nationals wasn’t hard enough, Kumiko is tasked with mentoring the concert band’s troublesome first years – each with their own distinct personality and problems to solve. With Kumiko busy juggling both the concert band and her new role as senpai, how does her relationship with Shuichi fit into the picture?

Sound! Euphonium is a popular franchise, starting as a series of YA novels and adapted into a manga and an anime series that ran for two seasons. Picking up where the series left off, Our Promise: A Brand New Day is a must-see new film for all fans of the Kitauji High School Concert Band.

Kaiten Books Licenses the UzaMaid: Our Maid is Way Too Annoying! Manga

Kaiten Books has announced that it has licensed Kanko Nakamura’s UzaMaid: Our Maid is Way Too Annoying! (Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!) manga for physical and digital release.

Kaiten Books describes the manga’s story:

After the tragic loss of her mother, Misha Takanashi had all but shut herself away from the world. Her father desperately tried to hire new maids in order to take care of her and the housework while he’s busy with his own job, but it was to no avail as she manages to run them out of the position–all of them except one.

Before she knows it, Misha finds herself the center of attention of one Kamoi Tsubame, an eccentric exJSDF master sergeant who isn’t fazed in the slightest by Misha’s attempts to drive her away. Enamored by the adorable little girl, Tsubame makes it her personal goal to get Misha to open up her heart to her (and maybe even get her to wear the cute clothes she makes as well.)

While her intentions are (mostly) good, Tsubame has a habit of taking things to the extreme when it comes getting closer to Misha, leading to all sorts of crazy situations that exasperate her to no end.

Futabasha began publishing UzaMaid: Our Maid is Way Too Annoying! in its Manga Action magazine in August 2016.

Source: ANN

RetroCrush to Add The Story of Saiunkoku, True Tears, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, and Miss Machiko Anime

Digital Media Rights has announced that it has licensed four new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The Story of Saiunkoku, True Tears, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, and Miss Machiko are new additions to the roster of recent licenses the company acquired.

The company also announced the release dates for eight anime titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in June 2020:

  • Black Jack (1993 OVA) – June 5, 2020
  • A Time Slip of 10000 Years: Prime Rose – June 5, 2020
  • The Story of Saiunkoku (ColourCloud Palace) – June 12, 2020
  • Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! – June 12, 2020
  • True Tears – June 19, 2020
  • Jungle Emperor Leo (2009) – June 19, 2020
  • Miss Machiko – June 26, 2020
  • Undersea Super Train: Marine Express – June 26, 2020

RetroCrush is a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service. The service has apps on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and smart TVs, in addition to being available on browsers. The service launched in March 2020 with 12 titles, and added 18 more anime titles in May 2020.

Source: ANN

Aniplex Online Fest to Stream July 4th Weekend Hosted by Sally Amaki

Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce the first ever Aniplex Online Fest streaming July 4–5, 2020 on YouTube with Sally Amaki of 22/7 (nanabun no nijyuuni) serving as the emcee for the English version of the special two-day event. The exclusive online event will feature a wide variety of programming featuring staff and cast from many of Aniplex’s hit shows, such as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, The Promised Neverland, Cells at Work!, Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, Kaguya-sama: Love is War?, films Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] The Movie III. spring song, as well as the upcoming Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot, and more.

Viewers can also look forward to special appearances and past live performances from many notable music artists, including 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijyūni), ASCA, ClariS, Eir Aoi, halca, Mashiro Ayano, ReoNa, TrySail, and LiSA.

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Part of the World Trigger Manga’s Next Chapter to Publish as Rough Draft Due to Author’s Health

The editor of Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger manga has announced on the series’ official Twitter account that Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine will publish part of the upcoming 197th chapter’s content as a rough-draft version due to the creator’s health.

The magazine’s editorial department had considered a hiatus for the manga due to Ashihara’s condition, but after considering the chapter’s planned release with color pages and consulting with Ashihara, they made the decision to publish part of the chapter as a rough draft. The announcement noted that Ashihara is recovering.

Ashihara debuted the World Trigger in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013. Ashihara took a one-week break in September 2014 to treat the nerve roots affected by cervical spondylosis (wear and tear on neck area of spinal column), and then took several one-week breaks due to sudden illness.

The manga went on hiatus in November 2016 due to Ashihara’s poor physical health, and returned in Weekly Shonen Jump in October 2018 for five issue before moving to Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine in December 2018. The manga then took a one-month break in June 2019 so that Ashihara could recover from intestinal obstruction complications that arose from his recent gall bladder removal surgery. The manga took another one-month break in November 2019 due to Ashihara’s poor physical health.

Source: ANN

Food Wars! Anime to Resume on July 3, 2020

The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate<, the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, has announced that the anime will resume on July 3, 2020. The website reported earlier in May 2020 that future new episodes would be delayed further “until July or later” due to the effects of COVID-19.

Food Wars! was first delayed in mid-April 2020. The anime premiered on April 10, 2020, and Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series as it airs.

Source: ANN

The Third Season of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Anime Is Delayed to October 2020 or Later Due to COVID-19

The official website for Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda’s Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series has announced that the third anime season has been delayed from July 2020 to “October or later.” The website cited the effects of COVID-19, and the website and the anime’s official Twitter account will announce the new television and streaming premiere dates as soon as they are decided.

The third season is titled Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka III (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III).

Source: ANN