Main Cast Announced for the How NOT to Summon A Demon Lord Anime

The main cast has been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the How NOT to Summon A Demon Lord light novel series:

  • Azumi Waki is Rem Galleu
  • Yū Serizawa is Shera L. Greenwood
  • Masaaki Mizunaka is Diablo

Yūta Murano is directing the anime at Ajia-do. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is in charge of the series scripts. Shizue Kaneko is designing the characters. Yuki Nishioka is serving as chief animation director. Yuki Miyamoto is serving as monster designer and action animation director.

How NOT to Summon A Demon Lord is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in July 2018.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Launch a Brazilian Linear TV Anime Block

Crunchyroll has announced that it is launching an anime block on Brazilian television on April 21, 2018. The hour-long block will play subtitled episodes of Black Clover and Re:Zero from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and rerun on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The block will also feature eight minutes of local programming with Crunchyroll’s Brazilian community managers Malu (​Maria Luiza Petranski Arantes​)​ and​ Bia Purin​ ​(​Beatriz Braz Accioly​).

The block is part of a partnership with Rede Brasil (RBTV).

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Chikashi Kubota as Guest

FanimeCon has announced animation director and character designer Chikashi Kubota will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Kubota began his career as an animator at Xebec and later transferred to Gainax. After working as an original designer and art director, he now focuses on character design. Kubota served as animation director for anime such as One-Punch Man, Space Dandy, and From the New World. He is currently working as character designer for FLCL Progressive, the FLCL sequel television anime.

FanimeCon will be taking place May 25-28, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia to Air on Toonami

The official Facebook page for Adult Swim’s Toonami block has announced that it will air all three seasons of the My Hero Academia anime. The block will premiere the first episode on May 5 at 11:30 p.m.

The new schedule, as of May 5, 2018, will be:

10:30 p.m. – Dragon Ball Super
11:00 p.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai
11:30 p.m. – My Hero Academia
12:00 a.m. – FLCL
12:30 a.m. – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
1:00 a.m. – Hunter x Hunter
1:30 a.m. – Black Clover
2:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippūden
2:30 a.m. – Space Dandy
3:00 a.m. – Cowboy Bebop
3:30 a.m. – Ghost in the Shell: 2nd GIG

Source: ANN

Chris Stuckmann Publishes New Book Anime Impact with Mango Media

Mango Media is pleased to announce the publication of Anime Impact, written by YouTuber and film critic Chris Stuckmann, which profiles the enduring appeal of anime and features several personal accounts by anime fans about the way anime has impacted their lives.

Anime holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro ouy to Makoto Shinkai’s astounding success with your name., anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture.

Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows That Changed the World of Japanese Anime by YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Mark Crilley, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more. Even Ready Player One author Earnest Cline contributed something.

Each writer has detailed their personal experiences of discovery and how anime has changed their life. Many discuss the implications that anime has on our society. While many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations, Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Makes its Way to STARZ Networks in the United States

As a follow-up to its limited worldwide theatrical release of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions in 2017, 4K Media Inc., the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary that manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand outside of Asia, has announced that the movie is now available on STARZ.

“We are excited for this partnership, especially since Starz picked up the home video rights for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions,” said Kristen Gray, SVP of Operations and Business & Legal Affairs at 4K Media. “With this, Starz becomes America’s one-stop shop for fans to view Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions in the comfort of their homes.”

In Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, the stakes have never been higher; the rivalries never as fierce; the risks never so great. One wrong move—one card short—and it’s game over for good. A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi. His masterful tale features anime’s most beloved characters in their long-awaited return: Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and their faithful friends Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner and Bakura. It’s the most highly anticipated re-YU-nion ever.