Anime Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (June 14, 2019)

It appears that for the most part, anibloggers are are primarily focusing on the Spring 2019 season this week. Considering that the season is starting to wind down, I guess that’s not terribly surprising.

These are the posts that grabbed my attention this week:

Section23 Films Announces September 2019 Releases

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its September 2019 slate of releases featuring Sentai Filmworks’ TV animation hit, Tada Never Falls in Love. Available on Blu-ray and special Limited Edition Premium Box Set.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming September 2019

Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 9/3/2019
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: A totally ordinary art club at the totally ordinary Tsukimori Middle School. There, Subaru Uchimaki squanders his artistic talent on his true passion and life’s mission: drawing the ideal “2D wife.” Club member Mizuki Usami finds herself with a crush on the hopeless Uchimaki. The seemingly uninterested club president is always sleeping, but he keeps a close eye on Uchimaki and Usami’s antics. Then there’s the mysterious Colette, who’s usually lost in her own little world. When this ragtag bunch gathers together as the Art Club, there’s sure to be some problems…

Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 675 min.
Street Date: 9/10/2019
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: In another time and place, on a world of pain and sorrow, when someone dies, their soul doesn’t go to Heaven or Hell – it becomes a book. A book that reveals the deceased’s innermost secrets and that can be read by anyone. Protecting these priceless treasures is the elite organization known as the Armed Librarians. It’s their job to keep the books and the knowledge within them safe from those who would misuse or destroy them. It’s a tough, dangerous job, so Chief Librarian Hamyuts Maseta recruits only the best and the brightest psychics to join her team of expert fighters. Even so, will they be able to stop the fanatics of the Shindeki Church from wreaking vengeance on the entire world? Only time will tell, but that book hasn’t been written yet. Don’t miss the non-stop action of The Book of Bantorra Complete Collection.

Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 320 min.
Street Date: 9/17/2019
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: What do you do after your parents spend all their money unsuccessfully trying to take over the planet Di Gi Charat? If you’re an Alien Princess with cat ears and a tail, and shoot ray beams from your eyes like Dejiko, you travel to Earth and try to become a famous singer, of course! That’s harder than it sounds however, and Dejiko, her sidekick Puchiko and their balloon-like protector Gema soon find themselves working in a game store in the only place where cat girls and living balloons seem completely normal: Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan. Now all they have to do is sell a few games, fend off various intergalactic invaders, outperform wannabe singers from other worlds and maybe learn about a strange little Earth emotion called love in the ultimate collection of Di Gi Charat.

Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 180 min.
Street Date: 9/17/2019
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: When an unplanned street duel launches tofu delivery driver Takumi Fujiwara into the world of high stakes street racing, the competition isn’t going to know what hit them. The son of another legendary driver, the unassuming Takumi quickly becomes the downhill racing phenomenon to beat, with a line of challengers as long as the deadly Mt. Akina road itself! There’s no time to blink. No chance to second guess your strategy. The streets of Japan become a deadly arena for an incredible battle where if you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough! Hold onto your breath as the legendary series that introduced the sport of drift racing to the west is reinvented in a series of new feature films that will strip the surface from the blacktops in the New Initial D: Legend Theatrical Collection.

Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 9/24/2019
Format: BD, PBS
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $129.98

SYNOPSIS: Nothing lasts forever, so opportunities presented must be taken before they are lost. In Japan, this philosophy is symbolized by the brief bloom of the cherry blossom, and it is under the cherry blossoms that Tada, who dreams of becoming a famous photographer like his late father, meets a girl who has lost her way. As it turns out, Teresa is staying at the hotel next to café owned by Tada’s family and she and her companion Alexandra will be attending Tada’s school, where they even join his photography club. What Tada doesn’t know, however, is that Teresa is secretly a princess who’s come to Japan to experience normal life before returning to her own country and an arranged marriage. And that means that the attraction that they begin to feel for each other may be as ephemeral as the cherry blossom in Tada Never Falls in Love.

Voice Actresses from The Promised Neverland and Made in Abyss to Appear at Anime Expo

The official website for Anime Expo has announced that The Promised Neverland anime’s director Mamoru Kanbe and voice actresses Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, and Mariya Ise will attend the convention as guests. They will participate in a panel alongside English dub voice actresses Erica Mendez, Jeannie Tirado, and Laura Stahl.

Sentai Filmworks has also announced that it will host a “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the Made in Abyss Seiyuus” panel at Anime Expo, and will host voice actresses Miyu Tomita (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg), and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as guests at the panel. The voice actresses’ appearances at the event will include fan interactions, autograph signings, and a behind-the-scenes look at their performances in the Made in Abyss anime franchise.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 4-7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: ANN

Anirevo Announces Nobuyuki Hiyama as Guest

Anirevo has announced that voice actor Nobuyuki Hiyama will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Hiyama’s credits include Kill la Kill (Uzu Sanageyama), Yū Yū Hakusho (Hiei), The Brave Express Might Gaine (Maito Senpūji), B’t X (Teppei), GaoGaiGar: King of the Braves (Gai Shishiô), Initial D: Extra Stage (Takeshi Nakazato), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (Muruta Azrael), Godannar (Tetsuya Kouji), Genshiken (Harunobu Madarame), Gurren Lagann (Viral), Highschool of the Dead (Kōta Hirano), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yoshiteru Zaimokuza), and Fate/Apocrypha (Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia).

Anirevo will be taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada from August 9-11, 2019.

Source: ANN

Otakon Announces Toru Furuya and Yoshiaki Kyougoku as Guests

Otakon has announced that voice actor Toru Furuya and director Yoshiaki Kyougoku will be guests at their upcoming convention.

Furuya’s credits include Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Yamcha in Dragon Ball, Rei Furuya in Detective Conan, Sabo in One Piece, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, and Ribbons Almark in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Kyogoku began his career at Production I.G, serving as key animator on such anime as Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit, Sengoku Basara, and Eden of the East. He served as episode animation director or episode director on select episodes of such anime as Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season, Kuroko’s Basketball, Blood-C, Robotics;Notes, Tokyo Ghoul, and Encouragement of Climb Second Season. He made his series directorial debut with the Laid-Back Camp anime.

Otakon will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 26-28, 2019.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds the Thermae Romae and Knights of Ramune & 40 Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the Thermae Romae and Knights of Ramune & 40 (NG Knight Lamune & 40) anime. Discotek Media is the publisher for both anime.

Thermae Romae is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland.

Knights of Ramune & 40 is available for users in the United States and Canada.

Source: ANN

Top 20 Selling Manga for May 2019

NPD BookScan has announced the top 20 selling manga for May 2019:

  1. One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yusuke Murata
  2. Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura
  3. Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi
  6. My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi
  7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 1 by Araki Hirohiko
  8. One Piece Volume 90 by Eiichiro Oda
  9. Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi
  11. Black Clover Volume 15 bu Yuki Tabata
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kohei Horikoshi
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kohei Horikoshi
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi
  16. Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 1 by Sorata Akiduki
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kohei Horikoshi
  18. Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volume 4 by Naoko Takeuchi
  19. Uzumaki by Junji Ito
  20. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

Source: The Fandom Post