Aniplex of America to Release Persona 5 the Animation Complete Set on Blu-ray Disc

Aniplex of America announced at the digital Aniplex Online Fest event that it will release Persona 5 the Animation on Blu-ray Disc as a “Complete Blu-ray Set” on September 29, 2020.

The English dub of the anime series will debut in the Blu-ray Disc set, with the following cast, reprising their roles from the game:

  • Xander Mobus is Ren Amamiya
  • Max Mittelman is Ryuji Sakamoto
  • Erika Harlacher is Ann Takamaki
  • Cassandra Lee Morris is Morgana
  • Matt Mercer is Yusuke Kitagawa
  • Cherami Leigh is Makoto Niijima
  • Erica Lindbeck is Futaba Sakura
  • Xanthe Huynh is Haru Okumura
  • Robbie Daymond is Goro Akechi

The Persona 5 the Animation‘s “Complete Blu-ray Set” will include six discs with 26 episodes of the anime series as well as two anime specials Persona 5 the Animation: Dark Sun and Persona 5 the Animation: Stars and Ours. Extras include an illustration card set, commercials, trailers, and textless versions of the series’ opening and ending sequences.

Source: ANN

Aniplex Online Fest Announces Programming Schedule and Special Guests

Aniplex Online Fest is excited to announce the programming schedule and special guests planned for the special two-day online event kicking off July 4th weekend on YouTube. Featuring a diverse array of online content including talk shows with the staff and cast from popular Aniplex shows as well as past live shows from musical artists, Aniplex Online Fest has added special appearances from Masayuki Suzuki, SixTONES, and Cö shu Nie, plus the official Aniplex Online Fest shop, which will feature merchandise from various shows, the Aniplex Online Fest T-shirt and more.

ABOUT ANIPLEX ONLINE FEST
Event Name: Aniplex Online Fest
Date: July 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM (PDT) – July 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm (PDT)
Organizer: Aniplex Inc.
Co-sponsored by: Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Streaming: YouTube
Website: http://Aniplex-online-fest.com

July 4, 2020 (Saturday)

9:30 AM (PDT) – Opening Talk

10:00 AM (PDT)
Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld -THE LAST SEASON- Online Panel
SPECIAL GUESTS: Manabu Ono, Ai Kayano, MC: Tenshin Mukai
©2017 REKI KAWAHARA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/SAO-A Project

11:00 AM (PDT)
Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Special Program Composer Yuki Kajiura and Music for SAO
SPECIAL GUESTS: Yuki Kajiura, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Narration) and more
©2017 REKI KAWAHARA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/SAO-A Project

12:00 PM (PDT)
Magia Record: Puella Magia Madoka Magica Side Story – Magical Talk
SPECIAL GUESTS: Momo Asakura, Emiri Katō, Yūsuke Toyama (Aniplex), MC: Tatsuya Ishikawa (Aniplex)
©Magica Quartet/Aniplex, Magia Record Anime Partners

1:00 PM (PDT)
Songs and Messages from Artists Volume 1
FEATURED ARTISTS: 22/7, ClariS, halca, Masayuki Suzuki, ReoNa, TrySail

2:00 PM (PDT)
Warlords of Sigrdrifa Online Panel
SPECIAL GUESTS: Tappei Nagatsuki, Takaaki Suzuki, Manabu Jingūji (Aniplex), MC: Hisanori Yoshida
©戦翼倶楽部/909整備補給隊

3:00 PM (PDT)
How to Make Figures
SPECIAL GUESTS: Noriko Shitaya, Tsuyoshi Oda (STRONGER), Noboru Kasahara (Aniplex), Takahiro Kato (Aniplex), Kōsuke Sakai (Aniplex), MC: Tenshin Mukai

4:00 PM (PDT)
Aniplex of America Industry Panel
HOSTED BY: Anthony Foronda (Aniplex of America), Rose Iwai (Aniplex of America)

5:00 PM (PDT)
ANIPLEX .EXE presents ATRI & Adabana Odd Tales Special Panel
SPECIAL GUESTS: Hikaru Akao, Wataru Katōh, MC: Hiroki Shimada (Aniplex)
©Aniplex Inc. All rights reserved.

6:00 PM (PDT)
SUPER HXEROS -“H”EROES SAVE THE WORLD
SPECIAL GUESTS: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Sayuri Yahagi, Yūki Kuwahara, MC: Takuya Hoshino
©Ryōma Kitada/SHUEISHA, SUPER HXEROS Project

7:00 PM (PDT)
Kaguya-sama: Love is War? Special Panel
SPECIAL GUESTS: Aoi Koga, Konomi Kohara
©Aka Akasaka/SHUEISHA, PROJECT KAGUYA

8:00 PM (PDT)
A-1 Pictures Special Talk Show
SPECIAL GUESTS: Atsushi Kaneko (A-1 Pictures), Naoki Suda (A-1 Pictures), MC: Sally Amaki

9:00 PM (PDT)
The Millionaire Detective -Balance:UNMISSABLE
SPECIAL GUESTS: Yūsuke Ōnuki, Mamoru Miyano, Taku Matsuo (Producer) MC: Takeshi Washizaki, FEATURING: SixTONES
©Yasutaka Tsutsui,Shinchosha/Tomohiko Ito,Kambe Conglomerate

10:00 PM (PDT)
Sphere Special Online Talk Show -live stream-
SPECIAL GUESTS: Sphere (Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu, Aki Toyosaki)

10:45 PM
DJ Kazu – Aniplex All Time Best Mix Day 1
SPECIAL GUEST: DJ Kazu

11:00 PM (PDT) Ending Talk

1:30 PM (PDT)
Aniplex of America 15th Anniversary Anime Marathon

July 5, 2020 (Sunday)

9:30 AM (PDT) – Opening Talk

10:00 AM (PDT)
The irregular at magic high school: Visitor Arc Special Panel
SPECIAL GUESTS: Yūichi Nakamura, Saori Hayami
©2019 Tsutomu Sato/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/MAGIC HIGH SCHOOL 2 COMMITTEE

11:00 AM (PDT)
Fate Anime Project Online Gathering
SPECIAL GUESTS: Ayako Kawasumi, Noriko Shitaya, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Satoshi Tsuruoka, MC: Toshiyuki Kanazawa (Aniplex)
©TYPE-MOON, ufotable, FSNPC ©TYPE-MOON / FGO7 ANIME PROJECT ©TYPE-MOON / FGO6 ANIME PROJECT ©TAa, KADOKAWA, TYPE-MOON / Today’s Menu for Emiya Family committee

12:00 PM (PDT)
New Worldwide Contents by Sony Music Labels & by YouTube Music Channel
Tokyo LosT Tracks -Sakura Chill-, WACAVA Project, THE FIRST TAKE

1:00 PM (PDT)
How to Produce Anime
SPECIAL GUESTS: Shizuka Kurosaki (Aniplex), Masami Niwa (Aniplex), Atsushi Kaneko (A-1 Pictures), Toshikazu Tsuji (CloverWorks), MC: Hisanori Yoshida

2:00 PM (PDT)
The Promised Neverland Online Panel
SPECIAL GUESTS: Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, Mariya Ise, Kenta Suzuki (Aniplex), MC: Tenshin Mukai
©KAIU SHIRAI,POSUKA DEMIZU/SHUEISHA,THE PROMISED NEVERLAND COMMITTEE

3:00 PM (PDT)
Talking and Drawing with CloverWorks
SPECIAL GUESTS: Satomi Tamura, Kazuya Kita (CloverWorks), Akira Shimizu (CloverWorks), MC: Kumiko Honma (Aniplex)

4:00 PM (PDT)
Hiroyuki Sawano Talk Show featuring Aniplex’s Anime Music
SPECIAL GUESTS: Hiroyuki Sawano, MC: Yuki Ayami

5:00 PM (PDT)
The Day I Became a God – Beginning of the Story
SPECIAL GUESTS: Ayane Sakura, Atsushi Uehara (Aniplex), MC: Tenshin Mukai
©VISUAL ARTS / Key / 「神様になった日」Project

6:00 PM (PDT)
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Opening Ceremony
SPECIAL GUESTS: Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Tomori Kusunoki, Yūko Natsuyoshi, MC: Nobuhiro Nakayama (Aniplex)
©2019 Shu/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Demon King Academy

7:00 PM (PDT)
Cells at Work! World Station
SPECIAL GUESTS: Kana Hanazawa, Tomoaki Maeno, MC: Yuma Takahashi (Aniplex)
©Akane Shimizu / KODANSHA, Aniplex, davidproduction

8:00 PM (PDT)
Anisong Tea Party with the Songwriters: International Edition
SPECIAL GUESTS: Satoru Kosaki, MAYUKO, Sally Amaki, MC: Masaharu Yamanouchi (Aniplex)

8:45 PM (PDT)
DJ Kazu Aniplex All Time Best Mix Day 2
SPECIAL GUEST: DJ Kazu

9:15 PM (PDT)
Songs and Messages from Artists Volume 2
FEATURED ARTISTS: ASCA, Cö shu Nie, Eir Aoi, LiSA, Mashiro Ayano

10:00 PM (PDT)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Overseas Trip
SPECIAL GUESTS: Natsuki Hanae, Hiro Shimono
©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

OPENING & ENDING TALK
MC: Sally Amaki
One of the members of the Japanese digital idol group 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijyūni), which features 11 voice actresses. Sally was born in Los Angeles.
“I’m a little nervous since this my first-time as an emcee but I will give it my all!

FunimationCon 2020 Announces Partner Panels with Aniplex of America, Right Stuf, and VIZ Media

FUNimation continues to add panels and events to delight and entertain fans at its upcoming FunimationCon 2020 on July 3-4, 2020. The company announced panels with Aniplex of America, Right Stuf, and VIZ Media programmed by our partners. FUNimation also announced it is hosting an Industry Announcements Panel chocked full of exciting FUNimation news. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the first to hear about new programming, releases, and much more. FUNimation also unveiled new products and merchandise that will be available in the shop, including three exclusive items available in celebration of FunimationCon 2020. The newly announced panels and events join a growing line-up of exciting programming for fans at FunimationCon 2020.

ANIPLEX OF AMERICA
The Aniplex of America Living Room Sessions – Join your favorite Aniplex of America team members Rose and Anthony as they introduce you to a wide variety of shows now on FUNimation. From classics to hidden gems, this fun and informative panel introduces you to your next favorite anime or to a show you haven’t thought about in ages.

VIZ MEDIA HOSTED PANEL
Shonen Jump Virtual Panel – Host Urian Brown and SJ Editor Alexis Kirsch will be taking deep dives into Shonen Jump monster hits like Black Clover, One Piece, and more. Plus, interviews and games with My Hero Academia voice actors Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might).

RIGHT STUF PANEL
Right Stuf Anime Industry Panel – Right Stuf Anime turns 33 this year and you’re invited to the party. Find out about the latest Right Stuf Anime store exclusives, our Nozomi Entertainment titles available on FUNimation, and upcoming Gundam New Release Announcements. Plus, enter to win a gift card to RightStufAnime.com.

FUNimation is adding new merchandise and home video products in the FUNimation Shop to celebrate FunimationCon. Home video releases include Fire Force (Season 1 Part 1), One Piece (Season 10 Voyage 1), Attack on Titan (Season 3 Part 2 Limited Edition), Fruits Basket 2019 (Season 1 Part 1 Limited Edition), Fruits Basket 2019 (Season 1 Part 2 Limited Edition), and My Hero Academia (Season 4 Part 1), among other titles.

Merchandise available in the Funimation Shop includes several exclusive items:

  • Fire Force Prints and Postcards ($10.00 – $20.00)
  • Dragon Ball White/Gold XL Shenron FiGPiN (Pre-order) ($25.00)
  • My Hero Academia Got Quirks? Apparel ($24.99 – $49.99)
  • FunimationCon 2020 Prints and Postcards ($10.00 – $20.00)
  • And more

FunimationCon 2020 is available for free to fans in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Registration is now open so head over to FunimationCon 2020 (www.FunimationCon.com) to secure your spot and receive updates on new events added to the line-up.

Aniplex Online Fest to Stream July 4th Weekend Hosted by Sally Amaki

Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce the first ever Aniplex Online Fest streaming July 4–5, 2020 on YouTube with Sally Amaki of 22/7 (nanabun no nijyuuni) serving as the emcee for the English version of the special two-day event. The exclusive online event will feature a wide variety of programming featuring staff and cast from many of Aniplex’s hit shows, such as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, The Promised Neverland, Cells at Work!, Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, Kaguya-sama: Love is War?, films Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] The Movie III. spring song, as well as the upcoming Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot, and more.

Viewers can also look forward to special appearances and past live performances from many notable music artists, including 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijyūni), ASCA, ClariS, Eir Aoi, halca, Mashiro Ayano, ReoNa, TrySail, and LiSA.

For more information on the Aniplex Online Fest, visit: http://Aniplex-online-fest.com

Aniplex of America to Release Complete Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Anime Blu-ray Disc Box Set

Aniplex of America has announced that it will release a complete Blu-ray Disc box set for the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television anime on July 14, 2020. The set will include all 26 episodes from the anime’s first and second seasons and the “sunny day” original video anime (OVA).

The release will include eight Blu-ray Discs. Bonus content will include package illustrations by original character designer Takashi Takeuchi and a mini-booklet.

The Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television anime follows the original game’s “Unlimited Blade Works” route. Crunchyroll and Hulu simulcast the first season in English-speaking territories as it aired in Japan. Aniplex of America simulcast the second season on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Daisuki services as it aired in Japan.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America to Release Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime on Blu-ray Disc

Aniplex of America has announced that it will release the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba television anime series on Blu-ray Disc with both standard and limited editions.

The company will ship the first limited-edition Blu-ray Disc volume, which will include the first 13 episodes, on June 30, 2020. The second limited-edition volume, which will include episodes 14-26, will ship on November 24, 2020. Aniplex of America is partnering with FUNimation to distribute the anime’s standard-edition Blu-ray Discs. The first and second standard-edition volumes will ship in September 2020 and January 2021, respectively.

Both limited-edition Blu-ray Disc volumes will include a soundtrack CD, illustration card set, booklet featuring character art and scene designs with staff comments, box with cover art, and package illustrations by character designer Akira Matsushima.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America to Release the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Film on Blu-ray Disc in June 2020

Aniplex of America has announced that it will release the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai) anime film on Blu-ray Disc in North America on June 30, 2020.

The release will feature packaging with exclusive art and bundle a special booklet with character reference guides, scene design materials, and storyboard art.

Aniplex of America and Funimation Films screened the anime in the United States on October 2 and 3, 2019. and in Canada on October 4 and 5, 2019. Aniplex of America screened the United States premiere of the film at Anime Expo on July 7, 2019.

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl opened in Japan on June 15, 2019.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America to Present the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE III. spring song North American Premiere in Los Angeles

Aniplex of America will present the North American premiere of Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song on Friday, April 17, 2020 at The Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. This highly anticipated film is the final act of the critically acclaimed Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy. The premiere will begin at 7:00PM (PDT), with doors opening at 4:30PM (PDT) to give attendees a chance to buy exclusive merchandise. Fans will also get a special giveaway. Ticket sales for the Los Angeles premiere will begin February 28, 2020 at 11 AM (PST) on http://bit.ly/FSNHF3LA.

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song is the last installment of the series from the creators of the wildly popular Fate franchise that gave anime fans Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, Fate/Apocrypha, and the hit mobile game Fate/Grand Order. This three-part movie follows the third route, known as the “Sakura Route,” of the Fate/stay night visual novel game. The third movie will also delve into the secrets behind the Holy Grail War. [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song summons the all-star cast of Ayako Kawasumi, Noriaki Sugiyama, Kana Ueda, Joji Nakata, Mai Kadowaki, and Noriko Shitaya.

The animation studio ufotable, under the direction of Tomonori Sudō, is back to produce the film, while renowned composer Yuki Kajiura, whose work on Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Sword Art Online garnered critical acclaim, returns to provide the soundtrack for the film. The production also welcomes back Japanese songstress, Aimer, who revealed the title of the theme song for the film, “Haru wa Yuku.”

For more information, please visit the official website: http://www.fatestaynightusa.com/

FUNimation Entertainment Adds Six Anime Titles From Aniplex of America

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the following anime from Aniplex of America on February 25, 2020:

  • Gurren Lagann
  • Cells at Work!
  • March comes in like a lion
  • Charlotte
  • Eromanga Sensei
  • DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-

The Gurren Lagann, Cells at Work!, March comes in like a lion, and Charlotte anime will stream in English and in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States and Canada. The Eromanga Sensei and DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-​ anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Source: ANN

Nisekoi Series Confirmed for Complete Blu-ray Set Release in Spring 2020

Aniplex of America announces the lrelease of the rom-com series, Nisekoi, as a complete Blu-ray set on April 28, 2020. The complete Blu-ray set features all 20 episodes of season 1 and all 12 episodes of season 2, plus four unaired OVA episodes only available in the United States on this release. Along with an original package cover art illustrated by series character designer and chief animation director Nobuhiro Sugiyama, the Blu-ray set also includes all textless openings and endings as well as a special booklet featuring a compilation of visuals from various publications and events, which is exclusive to the complete set.

The series has amassed a dedicated fan base since its 2014 premiere thanks to chief director and executive director Akiyuki Shimbou and animation production by the acclaimed studio SHAFT. Nisekoi is based on the manga serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine by author Naoshi Komi which follows high school students Raku Ichijo, heir to a yakuza family, and Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of the rival gang leader, as they embark on a fake relationship in order to bring peace between two warring families.

The anime series stars Koki Uchiyama and Nao Tōyama as Raku and Chitoge, along with Kana Hanazawa, Kana Asumi, Yumi Uchiyama, and Ayane Sakura.

The Nisekoi Complete Blu-ray Set is currently taking pre-orders on online retailer Right Stuf Anime (https://www.rightstufanime.com/). For more information on the Nisekoi series, please visit: NisekoiUSA.com.

Nisekoi Complete Blu-ray Set includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Episodes: 36 Episodes
Number of Disc: 9 Blu-ray Discs
Total Run Time: approx. 880 min.
Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

Textless Openings & Endings
Bonus content subject to change.

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Special Booklet
  • Package cover art illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Character Design & Chief Animation Director)

Bonus materials and package subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code:
Title: NISEKOI Complete Blu-ray Set
Street Date: 4/28/2020
SKU #: AOA-15601
UPC: 816546022501
SRP: $239.98
Store Price: $198.98