A staff announcement has been made for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the BEASTARS manga.
Shinichi Matsumi is directing the anime at CG anime studio Orange. Nanami Higuchi is writing the scripts, Nao Ootsu is designing the characters, Eiji Inomoto (Kan Colle, Ghost in the Shell Arise) is the CG chief director, and Satoru Kousaki (Wake Up, Girls!, Oreimo both seasons, Monogatari Series Second Season) is composing the music.
BEASTARS is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in October 2019, and will stream exclusively on Netflix.
Four more cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Dr. Stone manga:
- Gen Sato is Chrome
- Manami Numakura is Kohaku
- Tomoaki Maeno is Kinro
- Ayumu Murase is Ginro
Shinya Iino is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Yuichiro Kido is in charge of series composition and is writing the scripts. Yuko Iwasa is designing the characters. Tatsuya Katō, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka are composing the music.
Dr. Stone is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2019.
With the way this episode didn’t have the usual opening theme song, and instead ran the credits during the opening scene, I assumed that this was going to be the final episode. But nope, it turns out that this is the penultimate episode.
The theme of this episode is: sacrifice. Both Cardinal and Eugeo make sacrifices in order to move the story along. While I was glad to finally see Eugeo do something important to try to save the day, it was a little disappointing that he became a martyr by doing so.
Another theme of this episode: Administrator is a psychotic bitch. Yes, we knew she was psychotic and that she could be a bitch, but this episode showed just how much of a combination she has of both of these traits. Yikes!
Near the end of the episode, Kirito has an epiphany, when he once again has someone jump in front of him while he’s kneeling on the ground so they can try to save his life. At least Kirito finally realized that he could get up and fight, and was able to save Alice from becoming yet another sacrifice.
This episode ends with Kirito preparing to fight against Administrator one-on-one. So I hope this means that the next episode will be action-packed.
It’s too bad that Sword Art Online: Alicization finally found its pacing with the last couple of episodes of the series. After the slow start for most of the series, and then the overly fast paced episode a couple of weeks ago, it’s been very uneven in its pacing. But I wonder if I’ll be satisfied with how this story ends, and I assume that ending will take place in the next episode. I can’t see Kirito and Administrator’s fight taking more than one episode.
Three more cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Ace of Diamond Act II anime:
- Daisuke Ono is Masamune Hongō
- Junichi Suwabe is Enjō Renji
- Ayane Sakura is Yoshikawa Haruno
Ace of Diamond Act II is scheduled to premiere in Japan on April 2, 2019.
More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka? light novel series:
- Iori Nomizu is Mao Nanjō
- Kaede Hondo is Mizuha Kiryū
- Keisuke Koumoto is Shōma Akiyama
Itsuki Imazaki is directing the anime at Geek Toys, with Seven credited for animation production assistance. Kenichi Yamashita is supervising the anime’s scripts. Yōsuke Itō is designing the characters and is also the chief animation director. Youichi Sakai is composing the music.
Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka? is scheduled to premiere in Japan in Summer 2019.
A staff and cast announcement has been made for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the EXIT TUNES’ ACTORS CD project. The anime is titled, ACTORS: Songs Connection.
Osamu Yamasaki is directing the anime. Asako Nishida is designing the characters based on Meka’s original character designs. Drive is animating the series, and EXIT TUNES is producing the music. Hideakira Kimura, Tomotaka Ōsumi, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi are composing the music.
The cast includes:
- Sōichiro Hoshi is Hinata Mitsutsuka
- Yuuki Ono is Mike Enjōji
- Kenji Nojima is Mitsuki Akika
- Ryotaro Okiayu is Satsuma Kadonoōji
- Tomohiro Tsuboi is Ryō Saotome
- Noriaki Sugiyama is Keishi Harumoto
- Takuya Eguchi is Kai Akizuki
- Subaru Kimura is Chiguma Marume
- Ryo Horikawa is Kagetora Nagano
- Sho Hayami is Tsukasa Odawara
- Ryota Takeuchi is Washiho Usuki
- Wataru Urata is Sōsuke Kagura
- Yūya Hozumi is Uta Outa
- Gakuto Kajiwara is Saku Otonomiya
ACTORS: Songs Connection is scheduled to premiere in Japan in Fall 2019.
More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Carole & Tuesday anime:
- Maaya Sakamoto is Crystal
- Hiroki Yasumoto is Skip
It has also been announced that Alisa will serve as the singing voice for the character Angela.
Motonobu Hori is directing the anime, and Tsunenori Saito is designing the characters for animation. Canadian artist Mocky is composing the background music. Eisaku Kubonouchi as original character designer, Aya Watanabe as scriptwriter, and Flying Dog as in charge of music production.
Composers for the anime include: Jen Wood (This White Light), Maisa Tsuno (Akai Ko-en), Benny Sings, Lido, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane), Eirik Glambek Bøe (Kings of Convenience), and Nulbarich. Ann and Nai Br.XX will perform both the opening and ending theme songs. Nulbarich is writing and composing the opening theme song “Kiss Me.” Benny Sings is writing and composing the ending theme song “Hold Me Now.”