Anime Central 2018 is taking place this weekend, and announcements are being made at some of the industry panels. Watch this post this weekend for further updates.
Bang Zoom! Entertainment
- Aniplex of America confirmed at Bang Zoom! Entertainment’s panel that it will continue its English dub of March comes in like a lion with the second series.
- Crunchyroll announced that it will stream the ISLAND, To Be Heroine, and The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar anime series. The site also confirmed that it will stream the final six episodes of the Dies irae anime series starting in July 2018.
- Vertical Comics has announced that it has licensed the Kino’s Journey and Clouds, North by Northwest manga. The company is planning to release Kino’s Journey in Summer 2019 and Clouds, North by Northwest in May 2019.
- VIZ Media announced it will screen both Sailor Moon S: The Movie and Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie in North America in Summer 2018. The Sailor Moon S: The Movie screening will also include an encore screening of Sailor Moon R: The Movie, and will take place on July 28, 2018 (dubbed) and July 30, 2018 (subtitled). The screening of Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie will also screen the “Sailor Moon SuperS Plus – Ami’s First Love” short, and will take place on August 4, 2018 (dubbed) and August 6, 2018 (subtitled). Ticket sales for both screenings start on June 1, 2018. Fathom Events has opened a website for the screenings.
- The company has announced that it has licensed Wako Ioka’s Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits manga.
- VIZ announced that is has licensed the Accel World: Infinite Burst anime film and the franchise’s two original video anime (OVA) releases. The film will have an exclusive screening at Anime Expo in July 2018.
- It was also announced that the company will premiere R:B ~Blaze~, the first part in the six-part K: Seven Stories anime film project, at Anime Expo in July 2018.
- The company announced that it will release the 13th volume of Yun Kouga’s Loveless manga in June 2018, and it will make the entire manga series available digitally.