Anime Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (November 26, 2021)

I hope my American readers had a good Thanksgiving holiday yesterday. I know that I’m lucky to be able to say that I have quite a bit that I’m grateful for this year.

Here are the anime blog posts that caught my eye this week:

Tubi TV Adds the Infini-T Force Movie – Farewell, Friend Anime Film to Its Service

The Fandom Post is reporting that Tubi TV has added the English dub of the Infini-T Force Movie – Farewell, Friend anime film to its service.

The story of Infini-T Force Movie – Farewell, Friend is described as:

The ultimate spacetime travelers are back and facing down an unthinkable danger. In an eerily parallel Shibuya, Gatchaman stares down his own death and encounters his former mentor, Dr. Nambu. Luckily he has some backup from the legendary Joe the Condor.

Source: The Fandom Post

World’s End Harem to Premiere on January 7, 2022

The official website for the World’s End Harem anime has announced that the series’ new premiere date on Japanese television is now January 7, 2022. The airing will begin with the anime’s first episode.

World’s End Harem was originally scheduled to premiere on October 8, 2021, but it instead only aired the first episode as an “advance screening,” with the rest of the show delayed to January 2022 due to a need to “closely examine” the anime’s production. Crunchyroll was scheduled to simulcast the anime as it aired in Japan.

The story of the series is described as:

The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world’s male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet’s most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible. All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love?

Source: ANN

Blue Period Episodes Delayed by Another Week Outside of Japan

DMM announced on its official website on that starting with Episode Seven, the Blue Period anime outside Japan will be pushed back by “(approximately) 1 weeks” [sic] due to “unforseen production delays.” The anime’s official Japanese website does not mention a similar airing delay for Japan. DMM Pictures is one of the producers for the anime.

Netflix is already debuting new episodes of the anime outside of Japan with a two week delay from their Netflix debut in Japan.

Blue Period debuted on Netflix in Japan on September 25, 2021. The service began streaming the anime outside of Japan on October 9, 2021, with weekly new episodes.

Source: ANN

The Second Season of the Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Anime to Premiere on January 13, 2022

It has been announced that the second season of the Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 13, 2022.

Akira Iwanaga will be directing the second season at asread and Studio Mother. The rest of the lead staff and cast return from the first season.

The story of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest is described as:

Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world. They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?

The first season aired from July 8-October 7, 2019, with two OVAs released in December 2019 and February 2020. FUNimation Entertainment simulcast the series.

Source: Crunchyroll

Tubi TV Adds the God Mars Anime Film to Its Service

The Fandom Post is reporting that Tubi TV has added the God Mars anime film to its service. The film is available in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

The story of God Mars is described as:

A young boy is sent from a distant star to destroy Earth, but after experiencing the beauty of the planet and its inhabitants, begins to question his mission. With the aid of the powerful robot God Mars, the boy struggles to protect Earth from his own people, and as a result, is forced to do battle with his very own brother.

Source: The Fandom Post

HIDIVE to Stream the Hareluya II Boy Anime

HIDIVE has announced that it will begin streaming the Hareluya II Boy anime on its service on December 1, 2021. The site will stream one subbed episode per week every Thursday. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, and Central and South America.

The story of Hareluya II Boy is described as:

Hareluya Hibino has one ambition in life: to conquer the entire world. Despite his tough exterior, he’s not a bad person, and when push comes to shove, he’ll do his best to help those in need. Together with aspiring painter Kiyoshiro, Hareluya will take on whatever curveballs life may throw his way.

Source: HIDIVE

Seven Seas Entertainment Has Licensed the Tokyo Revengers Manga Series for Omnibus Print Editions

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the print license for the Tokyo Revengers manga by Ken Wakui, the critically acclaimed series about a man time-traveling back to his youth to save his girlfriend from a street gang–which inspired the wildly popular anime and live-action film.

Currently available in English in digital format by Kodansha USA, Seven Seas will publish the series in print for the first time as 2-in-1 omnibus paperbacks, formatted for a beautiful oversized trim with all-new lettering. An exclusive Barnes & Noble limited edition of the Volume 1-2 omnibus with a variant cover and double-sided foldout poster will also be released on the same day for the same price (ISBN 978-1-68579-339-5).

Hanagaki Takemichi was once a low-life punk, but after biting off more than he could chew with a gang in middle school, he ran away from his old life. Now that he’s an adult, the gang that once terrorized him has grown into the largest gang in Tokyo, and they’ve started killing people–including his old girlfriend. After learning this news, a mysterious force on a train platform shoves Takemichi right in front of an approaching train. As his life flashes before his eyes, he blinks to find himself transported back to middle school, before he fled from the gang. Now he has the chance to right what went wrong all those years ago. Can he save his girlfriend’s life in the future–and what else might he change if he’s rewriting the past?

Seven Seas will publish the Tokyo Revengers manga series for the first time in print in North America in oversized omnibus editions. The Volume 1-2 omnibus, both standard edition and Barnes & Noble exclusive edition, will be released in May 2022 for $22.99 USA / $28.99 CAN.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Love and Heart Manga Ends

Hakusensha’s Manga Park app published the final chapter of Chitose Kaido’s Love and Heart (Koi to Shinzō) manga on November 23, 2021.

The story of the manga is described as:

Sure, university freshman Yagisawa has a lot on her plate, but the last thing she expected to add was a surprise male roommate. Handsome Haruma claims to be a childhood friend, but for some reason, Yagisawa doesn’t remember him at all, and his history isn’t the only oddity – disturbing things begin to happen and Yagisawa may really be in over her head.

Kaido launched the Love and Heart manga on Hakusensha’s Manga Park app and website in 2017. Yen Press publishes the manga in English.

Source: ANN

Adult Swim to Air the Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 Anime Short on November 26, 2021

Adult Swim has announced that it will air the “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” anime short on November 26, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. as part of the Blade Runner marathon. The marathon will also include the Blade Runner 2049 film and the first three episodes of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series. The marathon begins at 11:00 p.m. on November 26, 2021 and ends at 4:30 a.m. on November 27, 2021.

Crunchyroll and VRV streamed the “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” anime short in September 2017. Shinichiro Watanabe directed the short and wrote the script. Cygames Pictures produced the animation. Shukou Murase served as character designer and animation director, and Flying Lotus composed the music. The anime takes place in the year 2022, between the original Blade Runner film, which takes place in 2019, and its sequel Blade Runner 2049. The story involves a large power outage on the west coast of the United States.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus premiered on November 14, 2021 with two episodes on Adult Swim’s Toonami block and on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are partnering with Alcon Entertainment to produce the 13-episode television anime series. Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama are directing all the episodes at Sola Digital Arts.

Source: ANN