Aniplex Online Fest 2021 Announces Hosts, Special Guests, and Additional Programming

Aniplex Online Fest 2021 kicks off July 4th weekend with a bang on July 3, 2021 (PDT) with hosts Sally Amaki of idol group 22/7 and Maxwell Powers on YouTube. The online event has announced the special guests that will appear in the programs, including Natsuki Hanae (voice actor of Tanjiro Kamado) and Satoshi Hino (voice actor of Kyojuro Rengoku) for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (voice actor of Kirito) and Haruka Tomatsu (voice actress of Asuna) for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, and Kenji Akabane and Minami Tanaka for Fate/Grand Order ANIME PROJECT. The Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary Project x Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story program will feature Aoi Yūki (voice actress of Madoka Kaname), Eri Kitamura (voice actress of Sayaka Miki), Momo Asakura (voice actress of Iroha Tamaki), Sora Amamiya (voice actress of Yachiyo Nanami), and more.

Aniplex Online Fest 2021 will also present a special program highlighting upcoming shows from Aniplex, including the highly anticipated The Honor at Magic High School, 86 EIGHTY-SIX, The Case Study of Vanitas, VISUAL PRISON, Ranking of Kings, BUILD_DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK, and The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace.

In addition to performances from anime musical acts Aimer, ClariS, LiSA, ReoNa, and SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], the online event will feature an DJ performance from DJ Kazu.

For more information on Aniplex Online Fest 2021, visit: https://Aniplex-online-fest.com/en/

Aniplex of America Announces Aniplex Online Fest 2021

Aniplex of America has announced Aniplex Online Fest 2021, which is scheduled to stream on YouTube on July 3, 2021 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Musical acts and programming featuring the company’s biggest properties will be featured, including the likes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, Fate/Grand Order ANIME PROJECT, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary Project x Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story.

More information is available at the official website for Aniplex Online Fest 2021.

Source: Crunchyroll

Aniplex of America Announces the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song Limited Edition and Standard Edition Blu-rays and Digital Release

Aniplex of America has announced that the action-packed Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song will be available subbed and English dubbed in both Limited Edition and Standard Edition Blu-ray on August 17, 2021, as well as on digital starting May 25, 2021 on Apple TV, Google Play*, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, and Vudu.

Both Blu-ray editions feature the blockbuster film in English and Japanese audio with English and Spanish subtitles and come with trailers and commercials as bonus contents. The Limited Edition Blu-ray is housed in a rigid box illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi (Type-Moon) along with a Digipak illustrated by Director Tomonori Sudō and includes the Original Soundtrack III (by Yuki Kajiura), an art book containing key visuals, magazine art, and various illustrations, plus an Animation Material deluxe booklet featuring staff interviews and more.

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song is the final installment of the [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy, which follows the third route known as the “Sakura Route,” of the Fate/stay night visual novel game. The third chapter follows the events of the first two films Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower, released in 2017, and II. lost butterfly, released in 2019, as it uncovers the truth behind the Holy Grail War and features the emotional conclusion to Shirou and Sakura’s story.

The film, which arrived in U.S. theaters in November 2020, features animation production by the studio ufotable and is directed by Tomonori Sudō, whose work as a character designer/animation director includes numerous TYPE-MOON anime adaptations. Renowned composer Yuki Kajiura returns to compose the soundtrack for the film, along with Japanese songstress, Aimer, who provided the theme song, “Haru wa Yuku.”

The film reunites both the original Japanese and English cast of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], including Noriaki Sugiyama and Bryce Papenbrook as Shirou Emiya, Ayako Kawasumi and Kari Wahlgren as Saber Alter, Kana Ueda and Mela Lee as Rin Tohsaka, and Noriko Shitaya and Cristina Vee as the tragic heroine Sakura Matou.

Pre-orders for both the Limited Edition and Standard Edition Blu-rays are open now at online retailer Right Stuf Anime (https://www.rightstufanime.com/).

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song Blu-ray Limited Edition includes:

Disc Specs

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: Feature Movie
  • Number of Discs: 2 (Blu-ray & CD)
  • Total Run Time: approx. 121 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP

Bonus Content

  • PV & CM

* Bonus content subject to change
* Bonus content includes English subtitles

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Original Soundtrack III (by Yuki Kajiura)
  • Art Book (Key visuals, magazine art and various illustrations)
  • Animation Material (Deluxe booklet featuring staff interviews and more)
  • Rigid Box illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi (Type-Moon)
  • Digipak illustrated by Tomonori Sudō (Director)

* Bonus materials subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code:

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song

Blu-ray Limited Edition

Street Date
8/17/2021

SKU #

AOA-11703L

UPC
816546024840

SRP $89.98
Store Price $69.98

Retailer Link: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Fate-Stay-Night-Heavens-Feel-III-spring-song-Limited-Edition-Blu-ray

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song Blu-ray Standard Edition includes:

Disc Specs

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: Feature Movie
  • Number of Discs: 2 (Blu-ray & CD)
  • Total Run Time: approx. 121 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP

Bonus Content

  • PV & CM

* Bonus content subject to change
* Bonus content includes English subtitles

Product number and UPC bar code

Title
Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song
Blu-ray Standard Edition

Street Date
8/17/2021

SKU #
AOA-11703B

UPC
816546024833

SRP
$49.98

Store Price
$39.98

Retailer Link: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Fate-Stay-Night-Heavens-Feel-III-spring-song-Blu-ray

Aniplex of America to Release the Puella Magi Madoka Magica Film Trilogy on Blu-ray

Crunchyroll is reporting that Aniplex of America has announced that the company will be releasing the Puella Magi Madoka Magica film trilogy on Blu-ray Disc on July 20, 2021. The release will include both theatrical compilations of the TV anime—Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal—as well as original follow-up film Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Rebellion-.

Featuring a package with new illustrations by aokiume and Junichiro Taniguchi, the Blu-ray release includes bonus content such as textless openings and endings, theatrical trailers, and TV commercial collections.

The set is now available for pre-order via RightStuf for US$59.98.

Disc Specs:

  • Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1920x1080p
  • Episodes: 3 movies (Beginnings, Eternal, and Rebellion)
  • Number of Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 357 minutes
  • Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Content:

  • Textless Opening and Ending
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV CM Collections

* Bonus content includes English subtitles

Bonus Materials and Package:

  • Exclusive new illustration box art by aokiume (Original Character Design) and Junichiro Taniguchi (Character Design)

Aniplex of America Announces Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Complete Blu-ray Set

Aniplex of America has announced the next home video release of the Sword Art Online: Alicization series, with the Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Complete Blu-ray Set coming June 22, 2021. The complete Blu-ray set comes with six Blu-ray discs and includes all 23 episodes plus two recap episodes in both English and Japanese audio, housed in a stunning box featuring art by abec. The set also includes bonus content such as trailers, commercials, textless openings and endings, as well as audio commentary by Japanese cast and staff members, along with a special booklet and an original soundtrack CD by composer Yuki Kajiura. The Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Complete Blu-ray Set is now available for pre-order at Right Stuf Anime.

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld is the final chapter of the Alicization arc, the longest and most glorious battle of the Sword Art Online series. Featuring animation production by A-1 Pictures, the series chronicles the events leading up to the final, epic battle between the Human Empire and the Dark Territory. While Sword Art Online: Alicization focuses on Kirito and beloved newcomer Eugeo’s journey through the Underworld to defeat the evil Pontifex, War of Underworld follows Alice, who rediscovers her will to be a knight, as she cares for Kirito, who has lost his soul. Joined by familiar friends from the Sword Art Online series, the fate of Underworld and the future of mankind rest on the still-slumbering Black Swordsman, Kirito.

The War of Underworld arc premiered in October 2019, with the English dub airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami in January 2020. Aniplex of America released the Sword Art Online: Alicization Complete Blu-ray Set on April 21, 2020, available now on Right Stuf.

All episodes of Season One and Two of Sword Art Online: Alicization are streaming now on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FUNimation, while Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld is streaming on HIDIVE.

For more information, please visit the official website at: sao-alicization.com

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Complete Blu-ray Set includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1920x1080p
Episodes: 1-23 + 2 recap episodes
Number of Discs: 6 Blu-ray Discs
Total Run Time: Approx. 610 minutes
Rating: 16 UP

Bonus Contents

  • Trailers and Commercials
  • Textless Openings and Endings
  • Audio Commentaries for 1 & 23 by Japanese cast and staff

*Bonus content subject to change
*Bonus content includes English subtitles

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Box art by abec (Character Design Concept)
  • Special booklet
  • Original Soundtrack CD by Yuki Kajiura

*Bonus materials subject to change

Retailer Link: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Sword-Art-Online-Alicization-War-of-Underworld-Box-Set-Blu-ray

About Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld:

“And so the grand finale of the Alicization arc begins…”

The final load test… The war between the Human Empire and the Dark Territory has engulfed Underworld entirely. The battle has shifted course with the Dark Territory army led by Gabriel, who seeks to capture Alice, the Priestess of Light, in their fight against Asuna and the Human Empire forces fighting to save Underworld.

As Kirito’s consciousness remains buried in a deep sleep, Gabriel, standing in as the Dark God Vecta, has recruited thousands of American players to log in to the Underworld to annihilate the Human Empire forces.

In this great war, the stakes are not only the Underworld’s continued existence, but also the bottom-up artificial intelligence, the ultimate AI, and even the very future of mankind!

Though he has yet to awaken, only one man holds the fate of this world: the Black Swordsman.

Lucky Helmet Agency to Represent Aniplex of America in North America

Animation news website Cartoon Brew has reported that the newly formed entertainment agency Lucky Helmet will represent Aniplex of America in North America. The company will support licensing and merchandising around Aniplex of America and FUNimation Entertainment’s upcoming release of Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train in the United States.

Founder of Lucky Helmet Marc Harrington says about the film, “Demon Slayer‘s box-office success overseas, in the middle of a pandemic, is nothing less than extraordinary. We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to support Aniplex on its licensing and merchandising efforts in North America, and we are confident that the film will further excite fans, and that there will be great potential for new licensing partners across many categories.”

Lucky Helmet launched in November 2020 and has also signed Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon as a client.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America to Debut the Third Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel Film in U.S. Theaters on November 18, 2020

The official U.S. Twitter account of the Fate/stay night franchise has announced that the third film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel film trilogy titled Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song will premiere in theaters in the United States on November 18, 2020. Fathom Events will screen double features of the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly films from November 14, 2020.

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song opened in Japanese theaters on August 15, 2020, and debuted at #1 during the August 15-16, 2020 weekend.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Announces Your lie in April Complete Blu-ray Set

Aniplex of America has announced the Your Lie in April Complete Blu-ray Set arriving just in time for the holiday season on December 22, 2020. For the first time ever, fans can now own all 22 episodes of the heartwarming series in six Blu-ray discs, housed in a beautiful box featuring illustration by character designer Yukiko Aikei. The Blu-ray set includes 13 collectible illustration cards, plus audio commentary by the English cast and director (Episode 1 and 22), English bloopers, the English trailer, as well as textless openings and endings.

Based on Naoshi Arakawa’s award-winning manga, the Your Lie in April anime series premiered in 2014 with animation production by A-1 Pictures. Directed by Kyōhei Ishiguro with series composition and screenplay by Takao Yoshioka, the series features music by composer Masaru Yokoyama and character design by Yukiko Aikei.

Your Lie in April captures an uplifting tale of youth, music, and romance centered around piano prodigy, Kousei Arima, and violinist, Kaori Miyazono, voiced by Natsuki Hanae and Risa Taneda in the Japanese cast, and Erica Lindbeck and Max Mittleman starring in the English cast, under the direction of ADR script writer and English voice director Patrick Seitz.

The Your Lie in April Complete Blu-ray Set is now accepting pre-orders at online retailer Right Stuf Anime (https://www.rightstufanime.com).

Your Lie in April Complete Blu-ray Set includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Episodes: 22
Number of Disc: 6
Total Run Time: Approx. 500 min.
Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Content:

  • Textless Openings
  • Textless Endings
  • Audio Commentary by English Cast and Director (Episodes 1 and 22)
  • English Bloopers
  • English Trailer

Bonus Materials & Package:

  • Box Illustration by Yukiko Aikei (Character Design)
  • 13 Collectible Illustration Cards

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title
Your Lie in April
Complete Blu-ray Set

Street Date 12/22/2020
SKU #AOA-6803
UPC 816546023683
SRP $124.98
Store Price $99.98

Retailer Link: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Your-Lie-in-April-Complete-Box-Set-Blu-ray

Aniplex of America Announces Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note Complete Blu-ray Box Set

Aniplex of America has announced that the Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note anime series is coming to home video as a Complete Blu-ray Box Set. This set features all 14 episodes with both Japanese and English audio, housed in a special package illustrated by character designer Jun Nakai, along with a myriad of bonus content including textless opening and ending, PV collections, web previews, as well as an exclusive special booklet.

The box set includes a brand new English dub featuring Lucien Dodge as Lord El-Melloi II and Kayli Mills as Lord El Melloi II’s dependable apprentice, Gray. Allegra Clark joins the cast as Reines El-Melloi Archisorte, alongside Greg Chun as the Mystic Code, Add. Christian La Monte serves as English ADR Director for the series with Erica Mendez as the ADR script writer.

Based on the “Rail Zeppelin” arc from Makoto Sanda’s novels, Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note is produced by TROYCA and directed by Makoto Katō with character design by Jun Nakai. Ei Aoki served as supervisor for the series, which also features music by Yuki Kajiura.

The Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note Complete Blu-ray Set is currently accepting pre-orders on online retailer Right Stuf Anime (https://www.rightstufanime.com).

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen 1920x1080p
Episodes: 14 Episodes (#00-13)
Number of Disc: 3 Discs
Total Run Time: approx. 330 min.
Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

  • Textless Opening & Ending
  • PV Collections
  • Web Previews

* Bonus content subject to change.

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Special Booklet
  • Package cover art illustrated by Jun Nakai (Character Design)

* Bonus materials and package subject to change

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title: Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zepellin} Grace note Complete Blu-ray Box Set
Street Date: 12/15/2020
SKU #: AOA-14401
UPC: 816546023621
SRP: $174.98
Store Price: $139.98

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