Aniplex of America Licenses the Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Anime for Summer 2019 Streaming

Aniplex of America has announced that it has licensed the Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? (Tsūjō Kōgeki ga Zentai Kōgeki de Ni-kai Kōgeki no Okā-san wa Suki desu ka?) anime, and it will simulcast the series beginning in July 2019.

Yoshiaki Iwasaki is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Deko Akao is handling the series composition, and Yohei Yaegashi is designing the characters for animation. Keiji Inai is composing the music.

Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 12, 2019.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America to Release Sword Art Online II Blu-ray Box Set in September 2019

Aniplex of America has announced at its panel at Anime Central that it will release a complete Blu-ray Disc box set for the Sword Art Online II television anime series.

The set will feature Japanese and English audio tracks and English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus content includes audio commentary, textless openings and endings, the “Sword Art Offline 2” anime short, web previews, a mini pinup poster, and a box with illustration by Shingo Adachi.

The release will include seven Blu-ray Discs and is scheduled to ship on September 24, 2019. The set will have a store price of US$159.98.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Reveals Cells at Work! Anime’s English Dub Cast and Blu-ray Disc Release

Aniplex of America has announced at its panel at Anime Central that it will release the Cells at Work! anime in a Blu-ray Disc box set with an English dub on August 27, 2019. The three-disc release will include the 13-episode television anime series and five animated shorts that have never been released in the United States. The release is now available for pre-order through The Right Stuf International. The set will include an English dub for the opening theme song “Mission! Health Comes First.”

The English cast includes:

  • Cherami Leigh is Red Blood Cell
  • Billy Kametz is White Blood Cell (Neutrophil)
  • Robbie Daymond is Killer T Cell
  • Laura Post is Macrophage
  • Xanthe Huynh is Platelet
  • Griffin Burns is Dendritic Cell
  • Erica Mendez is Regulatory T Cell
  • Ray Chase is Helper T Cell
  • Kayli Mills is Eosinophil
  • Morgan Berry is NK Cell
  • Erik Kimerer is B Cell

Christian La Monte is directing.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Licenses the We Never Learn: BOKUBEN and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime

Aniplex of America has announced that it has licensed the anime of Taishi Tsutsui’s We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga and Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. Both series will debut on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow on April 6, 2019.

We Never Learn: BOKUBEN is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 7, 2019.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 6, 2019.

Source: ANN

14 Aniplex of America Releases to Go Out of Print

Aniplex of America has confirmed with Anime News Network that 14 of its releases will go out of print. Aniplex of America did not specify when the items will go out of print.

  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Volume 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Volume 1 DVD
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Volume 2 Blu-ray Disc
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Volume 2 DVD
  • Charlotte Volume 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Charlotte Volume 2 Blu-ray Disc
  • DRRR!! The Greatest Hits Sweet Strange Memories CD (Import)
  • DRRRWRAPPING!! DRRR!! Best CD/DVD (Import)
  • Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc Box Set 1
  • Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc Box Set 2
  • Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale OST CD (Import)
  • Utamonogatari: Monogatari Series Theme Song Compilation Album Limited Edition (Import)
  • WWW.WAGNARIA!! Volume 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • WWW.WAGNARIA!! Volume 2 Blu-ray Disc

Anime News Network also asked Aniplex of America about several of the other titles listed on Right Stuf as being out of print, and Aniplex of America responded that “certain items will be out of print, but not necessarily those titles.”

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub

Aniplex of America announces the home video release of the Record of Grancrest War anime featuring a brand new English dub. Based on the light novel series by author Ryo Mizuno, who is best known for the fantasy novel series Record of Lodoss War, Record of Grancrest War premiered in January 2018. Mr. Mizuno himself worked on the series composition alongside Shunsaku Yano, taking fans on a journey filled with epic battles, political intrigue and engaging characters. Production is handled by A-1 Pictures with Mamoru Hatakeyama as the director. The complete series will be available in two volumes both with a beautiful rigid box with illustrations by the illustrator of the original works, Miyuu, along with a booklet, web previews and textless openings and endings. Volume 1 will be available on April 23, 2019 while Volume 2 is scheduled for release on August 20, 2019 with pre-orders available now at Right Stuf Anime.

Lauded as the “greatest record of war fantasy,” Record of Grancrest War became one of the most highly anticipated series premiering in the Winter 2018 season. Tomihiko Ito, the director of the first two seasons of Sword Art Online, calls it the “Japanese Game of Thrones.” The Japanese voice cast stars Kentarō Kumagai and Akari Kitō, alongside all-star heavyweights Yūichi Nakamura, Satoshi Hino, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and Ai Kayano. The show’s opening and ending themes were performed by Mashiro Ayano and ASCA, who each contributed two songs for the opening and ending themes for the first and second cour of the series.

Chris Cason serves as the ADR Director for the English dub featuring Jeannie Tirado, Kaiji Tang, Erika Harlacher, and newcomer Brandon Winckler as the knight Theo Coronaro.

Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray Vol. 1 includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English & Japanese

Subtitles: English

Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen

Episodes: #1-12

Number of Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs

Total Run Time: Approx. 300 minutes

Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

Web Previews

Textless Opening & Ending

* Bonus contents subject to change.

* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Bonus Materials & Special Package

Deluxe rigid box & booklet

Package illustration by Miyuu (Illustrator)

*Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title

Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray Vol. 1

Street Date

4/23/2019

SKU #

AOA-12101

UPC

816546021849

SRP

$ 149.98

Store price

$ 119.98

Product URL: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Record-of-Grancrest-War-Blu-ray-Volume-1

Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray Vol. 2 includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English & Japanese

Subtitles: English

Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen

Episodes: #13-24

Number of Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs

Total Run Time: Approx. 300 minutes

Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

Web Previews

Textless Openings (2 versions) & Textless Ending

* Bonus contents subject to change.

* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Bonus Materials & Special Package

Deluxe rigid box & booklet

Package illustration by Miyuu (Illustrator)

*Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title

Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray Vol. 2

Street Date

8/20/2019

SKU #

AOA-12102

UPC

816546021856

SRP

$ 149.98

Store price

$ 119.98

Product URL: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Record-of-Grancrest-War-Blu-ray-Volume-2

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online to Get a Blu-ray Release in 2019

Aniplex of America will be releasing the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online anime on Blu-ray beginning in March 2019. Based on the light novel by military and gun fanatic Keiichi Sigsawa, who also authored Kino’s Journey and served as a gun consultant for Sword Art Online II, the series premiered in April 2018 followed by the English dub in November 2018. Produced by Studio 3Hz, the show features the work of Yoshio Kozakai serving as both character designer and chief animation director with Masayuki Sakoi as director and Yosuke Kuroda as the screenwriter. The entire series will be released as two Blu-ray volumes each containing a deluxe booklet and postcard set along with the textless opening and ending as well as an option to watch episodes with the audio commentary by the Japanese cast and creators. Pre-orders are open now at Right Stuf Anime for both Blu-ray volumes with Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Volume 1 coming out March 26, 2019 and Volume 2 scheduled for release on May 21, 2019.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, or GGO for short, has been lauded for featuring many strong female characters including the main character Karen Kohirumaki, a devoted solo player who goes by the alias LLENN in the virtual shooting game Gun Gale Online. In a piece featured on Polygon, Alyse Stanley writes, “the series posits, through gunplay action, that media featuring strong women doesn’t have to be beholden to a particular theme or look, that this entertainment should be as varied as the women watching it.” GGO has won numerous online fan polls including Anime Trending’s favorite action/adventure anime, top ending theme song, and best female character of the spring 2018 anime season. The series was also featured in Thrillist’s “The Best Anime of 2018” list noting that “while we still have a protagonist pulling off the impossible to succeed, [LLENN’s] wild pirouettes and ridiculous strategies are thrilling to experience on a moment-to-moment basis.”

Both Japanese voice actress Tomori Kusunoki and English voice actress Reba Buhr for Karen were tasked with providing three different voices for Karen in the real world, her avatar LLENN in the virtual world and her iconic weapon in the game the P-90, which is lovingly named “P-chan” in the series. Yōko Hikasa, Kazuyuki Okitsu, and Chinatsu Akasaki also lend their talents on the Japanese version, while Allegra Clark, Ray Chase, and Faye Mata are featured in the English dub.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol. 1 includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English & Japanese

Subtitles: English

Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen

Episodes: #1-6 and #5.5 (bonus episode)

Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs

Total Run Time: Approx. 164 minutes

Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

Bonus Episode #5.5 Refrain

Audio Commentary by Japanese creators & cast

Textless Opening and Ending

* Bonus contents subject to change.

* Bonus contents include subtitles

Bonus Materials & Special Package

Exclusive Bushiroad’s Weiß Schwarz card**

Deluxe Booklet

Postcard Set

*Bonus contents subject to change.

**While supplies last.

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol.1

Street Date

3/26/2019

SKU #

AOA-12901

UPC

816546021900

SRP

$ 89.98

Store price

$ 69.98

Product URL: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Sword-Art-Online-Alternative-Gun-Gale-Online-Blu-ray-Volume-1

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol. 2 includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English & Japanese

Subtitles: English

Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen

Episodes: #7-12

Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs

Total Run Time: Approx. 164 minutes

Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

Audio Commentary by Japanese creators & cast

* Bonus contents subject to change.

* Bonus contents include subtitles

Bonus Materials & Special Package

Exclusive Bushiroad’s Weiß Schwarz card**

Deluxe Booklet

Postcard Set

*Bonus contents subject to change.

**While supplies last

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol.2

Street Date

5/21/2019

SKU #

AOA-12902

UPC

816546021917

SRP

$ 74.98

Store price

$ 59.98

Product URL: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Sword-Art-Online-Alternative-Gun-Gale-Online-Blu-ray-Volume-2