More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming A Place Further Than the Universe anime:
- Mamiko Noto is Gin Tōdō
- Yōko Hikasa is Kanae Maekawa
- Lynn is Yumiko Samejima
- Hisako Kanemoto is Megumi Takahashi
- Kaede Hondo is Rin Tamaki
- Sayaka Ohara is Tamiko Shiraishi
Atsuko Ishizuka is directing the series, and Jukki Hanada is in charge of series composition and writing the script. Takahiro Yoshimatsu is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Kenji Nakamoto is producing, and Madhouse is animating the series. Yoshiaki Fujisawa is composing the music.
A Place Further Than the Universe is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 2, 2018.
Eleven Arts Anime Studio has announced that it will screen the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection anime film in U.S. theaters on February 9, 2018. Screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Masaki Tsuzuki, the franchise creator and scriptwriter, is credited with the original work, and also wrote the script. Takayuki Hamana directed the film at Seven Arcs Pictures. Kana Hashidate drew the character designs.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection opened in Japan on July 22, 2017. The project is planned as two films. The second film, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation, will open in Japanese theaters in 2018.
A cast announcement has been made for the forthcoming Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou (Let Us Adorn the Morning of Farewells With Promised Flowers)anime film:
- Manaka Iwami is Maquia
- Miyu Irino is Erial
- Ai Kayano is Leilia
- Yuuki Kaji is Clear
- Miyuki Sawashiro is Rashine
- Yoshimasa Hosoya is Lang
- Rina Satou is Mido
- Yōko Hikasa is Tita
- Misaki Kuno is Medmel
- Tomokazu Sugita is Isol
- Hiroaki Hirata is Baro
The film will be the directorial debut of anime screenwriter Mari Okada. She is also writing the film’s scripts at P.A. Works.
Akihiko Yoshida is credited with the original character designs. Toshiya Shinohara is chief director. Yuriko Ishii is designing the characters for animation and is chief animation director. Kenji Kawai is composing the music.
rionos will perform the ending theme song “Viātor.”
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou will open in Japanese theaters on February 24, 2018.
The official Twitter account for YaoiCon has announced that the convention will take a one year break and return in Fall 2019.
The convention focused on yaoi anime and manga debuted in 2001. Digital Manga Publishing has organized the event since 2012.
This year’s YaoiCon took place in Santa Clara, California from October 6-8, 2017.
It has been announced that a new television anime of Yōichi Takahashi’s Captain Tsubasa manga has been green-lit for a April 2018 premiere on Japanese television. The new anime will recount the story starting from the manga’s beginning.
Toshiyuki Kato is directing the anime at the studio David Production. Atsuhiro Tomioka is in charge of the series scripts, and Hajime Watanabe is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Hayato Matsuo is composing the music.
Cast members for the new anime include:
- Yuko Sanpei is Tsubasa Ōzora
- Kenichi Suzumura is Genzō Wakabayashi
- Ayaka Fukuhara is Tarō Misaki
- Mutsumi Tamura is Ryō Ishisaki
- Takuya Satō is Kojirō Hyūga
- Katsuyuki Konishi is Roberto Hongō
Aniplex of America has announced that it will begin streaming the anime adaptation of the Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) light novel series on Crunchyroll and Hulu on January 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. EST.
Mamoru Hatakeyama is directing the series at A-1 Pictures. Mizuno and tabletop RPG writer Shunsaku Yano are in charge of series composition. WriteWorks is credited with the script, and Hiroshi Yakou is designing the characters. Yuugo Kannois composing the music.
Mashiro Ayano will perform the anime’s opening theme song “starry.”
Aniplex of America has announced that it will begin streaming the Slow Start television anime on Crunchyroll on January 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
Hiroyuki Hashimoto is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Mio Inoue is in charge of the series scripts. Masato Yasuno is designing the characters for animation.
Reina Kondo, Aya Saitō, Tomomi Mineuchi, and Maria Naganawa are performing the opening theme song “ne! ne! ne!” under the unit name STARTails☆. Sangatsu no Phantasia is performing the ending theme song “Kaze no Koe wo Kikinagara” (While Listening to the Wind’s Voice).