Netflix is now streaming all seven episodes of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) original video anime in the United States. The show is available with English, Japanese, and Cantonese audio and English, Spanish, French, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese subtitles.
The streaming service is also listing expiration dates for several anime series: Death Note and Vampire Knight will expire on October 15, 2018 and One-Punch Man will expire on October 20, 2018.
Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed Dinosaur King, the English-dubbed and localized version of Sunrise’s Kodai Ōja Kyōryū King D-Kids Adventure anime. The company plans to release the 49-episode first season and the 30-episode second season on Standard Definition Blu-ray Discs on November 27, 2018.
The company also announced that its Blu-ray Disc releases of Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon and Hells are both scheduled for November 27, 2018.
HIDIVE has announced that it will stream the OVA for Kissdum R – Engage Planet (Engage Planet Kiss Dum R) in the United States and Canada on September 26, 2018 at noon EDT.
The Engage Planet Kiss Dum television anime series premiered in 2007, and the revised version Engage Planet Kiss Dum R premiered in 2008. The OVA debuted in 2011 with the Japanese Blu-ray Disc release.
Section23 Films’ Maiden Japan imprint released the series, including the OVA, on Blu-ray Disc in January 2018.
VIZ Media announced its latest publishing acquisition, Snow White with the Red Hair, during its official panel held at Anime Weekend Atlanta
The series, by creator Sorata Akizuki, is rated “T” for Teens and joins the Shojo Beat imprint scheduled to launch in Summer 2019. The ongoing series, which has been published in Japan since 2007, also spawned a popular anime adaptation.
In Snow White with the Red Hair, Shirayuki is an herbalist with bright red hair. Raj, the prince of her kingdom, catches word of her beauty and demands that she marry him. But she refuses and runs away. While on the run, she meets a mysterious brave young man named Zen who turns out to be the prince of the neighboring kingdom. Zen insists that Shirayuki moves to his kingdom and so her journey to become a court herbalist begins.
Four more cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Bakutsuri Bar Hunter anime:
- Takeshi Kusao is Tōma Tachitsute
- Daisuke Sakaguchi is Tonpei Tachitsute
- Takashi Matsuyama is Hoojirō Samejima
- Megumi Urawa is woman working at the Shimada shop
Kenji Seto is serving as series director. Yoichi Kato is handling the series composition, Akemi Yokota is designing the characters, and Takatsugu Wakabayashi is composing the music.
SymaG is performing the opening theme song “Bakutsuri Soul,” and Mikako Komatsu is performing the ending theme song “Yūjō ZABOOOON!!” (Friendship ZABOOOON!!).
Bakutsuri Bar Hunter is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 2, 2018.
The November 2018 issue of Kodansha’s Kiss magazine has announced that Akiko Higashimura will publish three new “side story” chapters for her Tokyo Tarareba Girls (Tokyo Tarareba Musume) manga in the magazine’s next three issues. The manga will feature on the cover of the next issue on October 25, 2018, and the first new chapter will also have color opening pages. The Tarare-Bar spin-off manga will also continue.
Higashimura launched Tokyo Tarareba Girls in Kiss in March 2014 and ended it in April 2017. Kodansha published the ninth and final compiled book volume in July 2017.
Higashimura will launch a new manga in Kiss on October 25, 2018.
New cast members have been announced for the new Captain Tsubasa anime:
- Yūto Uemura is Shun Nitta
- Yūsuke Kobayashi is Makoto Soda
- Daisuke Hirakawa is Hiroshi Jito
- Hiroyuki Yoshino is Mitsuru Sano
- Kazuhiko Inoue is Makoto Kitazume
- Daisuke Namikawa is Munemasa Katagiri
The new Captain Tsubasa anime premiered on Japanese television on April 2, 2018.