Haikyu!! To The Top: Episode 6 – "Enhancements"

The first half of the episode focuses on Hinata and Kageyama as they try to readjust to being back with their team after being gone at training camps. At one point, we see Kageyama trying to teach Hinata how to improve his jumps so he can go higher. Just as it seems that Hinata is about to get it, Daichi tells them they have to go home because it’s starting to snow.

But there’s definitely something that’s feeling a little off about Kageyama. Coach Ukai seems to pick up on this as well, but all he gets out of Kageyama is being asked what being a “goody two-shoes” means on the volleyball court (one of the other players at the All Japan Camp referred to Kageyama this way, and it seems to be eating him up inside as to what that means).

The second half of the episode starts the first part of a practice match between Karasuno and Date Tech. The animation was kind of amusing when a sequence was done to show the members of the various teams and share their stats. To me, at least, it kind of felt like a cut scene from a video game.

Kanji Koganegawa, who was at the first year camp with Tsukishima and Hinata, is excited to see them. Asahi, meanwhile, is still a little nervous and concerned about Date Tech’s blocking… but he does mention there’s something he wants to try.

When the practice match gets underway, both the Karasuno team and the audience pick up on the fact that Date Tech’s blocking has improved since the Spring Tournament Preliminaries. And as the first part of the practice match goes on, it seems Kageyama may not be quite as confident in his setting as he has been previously.

It was great to see the Karasuno team reunited at the beginning of the episode and watching them readjust to being back together again. It was also great to see more of the character interplay that the audience has come to love and expect from the Haikyu!! franchise.

But it’s going to be interesting to see how this practice match continues, and what kind of effect it’s going to have on the Karasuno team. But I am feeling a bit concerned about Kageyama, though. Like I said earlier, something about him feels a little “off” since he returned from his training camp, and I’m almost afraid this is going to have a negative impact on not only his own performance on the court, but on the team’s overall performance as well.

My Hero Academia Manga to Take a One Week Break

This year’s 12th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga will take a break in the 13th issue, and will resume in the 14th issue on March 2, 2020. The magazine did not give a reason for the break.

Horikoshi launched the series in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. VIZ Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print, and VIZ Media and MANGA Plus are publishing new chapters simultaneously in English.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Streams the First English-dubbed Episodes for the Somali and the Forest Spirit and the Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it Anime

Crunchyroll began streaming the first English-dubbed episode of the Somali and the Forest Spirit anime on February 13, 2020. The site also began streaming the first English-dubbed episode of the Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it anime on February 14, 2020.

Voice actor Kyle Hebert confirmed on February 14, 2020 that he is voicing the character Golem in the dub of Somali and the Forest Spirit. Corina Boettger likewise confirmed on Twitter on February 13, 2020 that she is voicing Somali.

Somali and the Forest Spirit premiered on Japanese television on January 9, 2020. Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it premiered on Japanese television on January 10, 2020.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Add the English Dub of the Konosuba Season 2 Anime on February 25, 2020

Crunchyroll has announced that it will stream the English dub of the KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 2 anime starting on February 25, 2020.

Crunchyroll added the English, Spanish, and Portuguese dubs for the first season of the anime in January 2019.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the English Dub of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime in Fall 2020

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream the second season of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime with an English dub in Fall 2020.

The anime will premiere in Japan in Fall 2020. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Listeners Anime in Spring 2020

FUNimation Entertainment announced at the Katsucon 2020 event that it will simulcast the original television anime series Listeners during the Spring 2020 season. The company will stream the anime with English subtitles and an English dub.

The concept of the series is described as:

The “great adolescent symphony” is set in a world where nothing called “music” exists. Humans are scared of mysterious lifeforms known as Miminashi (literally, no ears), and the only people who can stand up to the Miminashi are “Prayers” (literally, those who pray in offering) who can Plug In and pilot “Equipment” combat mecha.

Ekowo, a boy living in a scrapheap town of Liverchester, witnessed the legendary Prayer Jimi in the great battle of Fes against the Miminashi a decade ago. Ever since then, he has held Prayers in great esteem. One day, Ekowo is excavating in a scrapheap as usual when he comes across Myū, a girl with no memories and an empty audio input jack on her waist. She is also a Prayer. Before long, the two embark on a journey to uncover her origins and Jimi, the enigmatic pivotal figure of Fes. When Myū is plugged into an amp, something that will change the world is set in motion …. “Thus begins a journey of sound that will never be forgotten.”

Listeners is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in April 2020.

Source: ANN