Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Manga Debuts for July 2021

Kodansha Comics has announced the new manga titles that will debut digitally in July 2021. The following titles will debut on Tuesdays in July 2021:

Title: That’s My Atypical Girl
Creators: Souhachi Hagimoto (story) Renji Morita (art)
Debut Date: July 6, 2021
Synopsis: Yokoi is a manga artist who spends his nights delivering newspapers just to make rent, since his original works just don’t seem to sell. Suddenly, one day he gets a visit from Saito-san, a self-proclaimed fan of Yokoi’s work who made the long journey to meet him. Yokoi quickly realizes that the things Saito-san sees, feels, and thinks about are different from most people. These two struggle together to find a place to belong in this unique slice-of-life.

Title: Fate/Grand Order -Epic of Remnant- Pseudo-Singularity III: The Stage of Carnage, Shimousa – Seven Duels of Swordmasters
Creators: TYPE-MOON (story), Rei Wataru (art)
Debut Date: July 6, 2021
Synopsis: Ritsuka, a Master from Chaldea, suddenly loses consciousness and finds herself whisked away to Shimousa Province in Edo-era Japan. But it soon becomes clear she’s not in her own timeline… and neither is her companion, a woman called Miyamoto Musashi. Together, they must defeat the Seven Heroic Spirit Swordmasters, a group of fearsome cursed warriors who will stop at nothing until every living thing on the planet is dead.

Title: In the Clear Moonlit Dusk
Creators: Mika Yamamori
Debut Date: July 13, 2021
Synopsis: Yoi Takiguchi has long legs, a deep voice, and a handsome face… in other words, Yoi is such a good-looking guy that most people don’t notice or care that she is, in fact, a girl. Indeed, she’s had the nickname “Prince” as long as she can remember. That is, until she met Ichimura-senpai… the only person who’s really seemed to see her for herself. To her surprise, she’s not sure how to handle this new relationship, especially when her newfound friend is a prince himself (and a guy prince, at that). The story of the two high school princes starts here.

Title: Saving Sweets for After-Hours
Creators: Kanae Sato
Debut Date: July 20, 2021 (Note: Kodansha Comics’ official website lists this date, but the company’s livestream lists July 27, 2021)
Synopsis: Reika has it all – she’s a model-tall cool beauty with a high-powered job at her sweets company. But it’s precisely because of all that that she’s never had a boyfriend… men find her too unapproachable, or beg her to be their mistress, in the S&M sort of way. But when she meets a young co-worker, Hasegawa-kun, she happens to find out that they have more in common than just their job, including secrets…

Title: My Darling Next Door
Creators: Rukana
Debut Date: July 27, 2021 (Note: Kodansha Comics’ official website lists this date, but the company’s livestream lists July 20, 2021)
Synopsis: Ririka thinks she must be missing out—after all, what high school girl isn’t obsessed with romance? But when a young, handsome salaryman moves in next door, she realizes she may just be able to understand the appeal of crushes, after all…

Title: ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister!
Creators: Nekotofu
Debut Date: July 27, 2021
Synopsis: Mahiro Oyama was just a normal erotic-game loving dude… until he woke up one morning as a woman. Turns out his mad-scientist little sister, Mihari, tried out one of her new experiments on him… with a disastrous outcome, as far as Mahiro’s concerned. But Mihari is as determined to study him as he is determined to go back to his shut-in, game-playing life, and one thing’s for sure… life is going to get a whole lot weirder from here on out.

Source: ANN

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

FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll to Stream the Fate/Grand Order: Moonlight/Lostroom Anime Special

The official English website for the Fate/Grand Order anime has announced that the Fate/Grand Order: Moonlight/Lostroom special will begin streaming on FunimationNow and Crunchyroll on December 31, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. EST.

The anime short debuted in Japan on December 31, 2017 as a New Year’s special.

Source: ANN

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Anime to Stream on Crunchyroll After Premiering on FUNimation

Aniplex of America has announced that the Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia) anime will also stream on Crunchyroll “at a later date” after FUNimation Entertainment’s stream of the anime. While the announcement did not specify when exactly Crunchyroll will begin streaming the anime, FUNimation, Wakanim and Madman Anime Group’s AnimeLab will have a 30 day window of streaming exclusivity in their territories.

FUNimation will also have a one year window of streaming exclusivity on the dubbed version.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 5, 2019.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Presents Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Special Premiere in Los Angeles

Aniplex of America will host the North America premiere of the new series, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia on September 29, 2019 at the Aratani Theatre in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Lucky fans will be the first to experience this heart pounding new series produced by the acclaimed studio CloverWorks, ahead of its premiere on October 5, 2019. The screening will feature three episodes beginning with the prologue Episode 0, which was released on August 3, 2019, followed by the premiere of Episodes 1 and 2. Aniplex of America will also be selling a limited supply of exclusive merchandise from the show. Tickets will go on sale September 10, 2019 at 12 p.m. PDT on the Aratani Theatre website with tickets priced at $12.50. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis with a free giveaway at the door and show time is listed at 4 p.m. local time on September 29, 2019.

As the newest series addition to the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia chronicles the seventh Singularity of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game, which has been recognized as one of the most successful mobile games in the world with over 41 million global downloads. The series is helmed by the two godfathers of the Fate franchise with Takashi Takeuchi serving as lead character designer along with Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON handling the original story. The series has also enlisted Toshifumi Akai, best known for his work as the storyboard animation director for Porter Robinson’s “Shelter” music video, as the director with Miyuki Kuroki of The Idolm@ster SideM as assistant director.

The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki and Rie Takahashi as protagonists, Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight, along with Ayako Kawasumi, most known for her role as Saber within the Fate series, as Fou. The series also reunites Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] cast members Tomokazu Seki, as fan favorite character Gilgamesh, Yuu Asakawa as “Rogue Servant” Ana, and Kana Ueda, who lends her voice as the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar. Rounding out the cast are veteran voice actors Kenichi Suzumura as Romani Archaman, Takahiro Sakura as Merlin, and Maaya Sakamoto as Leornard da Vinci.

Crunchyroll to Add the Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Anime’s “Episode 0”

Crunchyroll has announced that it will add “Episode 0 Initium Iter” of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia), the television anime of the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game’s “Dai Nana Tokuiten Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia” (Order VII: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts: Babylonia) story. The episode will be available on September 5, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. EDT (12:00 a.m. PDT) in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

“Episode 0 Initium Iter” already debuted within the main Fate/Grand Order game app on August 11, 2019, but the episode was only available for 24 hours. It became available on Japanese streaming services on August 12, 2019.

The main anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 5, 2019.

Source: ANN

Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order Manga Gets a 15-Minute Anime

A 15-minute anime based on RiyO’s Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order (Manga de Wakaru! Fate/Grand Order) manga debuted during the Fate Project Ōmisoka TV Special 2018 (Fate Project New Year’s Eve TV Special) on December 31, 2018. The anime is now streaming on the Fate/Grand Order game’s YouTube channel.

The cast includes:

  • Tomoko Kaneda is both the male and female protagonists
  • Rie Takahashi is Mash Kyrielight
  • Madoka Yonezawa is Olga Marie Animusphere
  • Maaya Sakamoto is Jeanne d’Arc and Jeanne d’Arc Alter Santa Lily
  • Mamiko Noto is Attila
  • Rumi Okubo is Astolfo
  • Chiwa Saito is Tamamo no Mae
  • Rumi Okubo is Elizabeth Báthory
  • Risa Taneda is Kiyohime
  • Sakura Tange is Jack the Ripper
  • Ai Nonaka is Nursery Rhyme
  • Chiaki Omigawa is Paul Bunyan

The manga runs on the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game’s website and Twitter account. Kadokawa published the first compiled volume in August 2017. The manga also serializes in English on the game’s English website.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Licenses the Cardcaptor Sakura, Tales of Berseria, and Fate/Grand Order Manga

Kodansha Comics announced at Anime NYC that it has licensed CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura, Nobu Aonagi’s Tales of Berseria, and Shiramine’s Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella manga. In addition, the company announced that it plans to release a collector’s edition box set for its nine Princess Jellyfish omnibus volumes in Summer 2019.

The publisher will release the first volume of its Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition in Spring 2019. The edition will consist of nine hardcover volumes with a newly-revised translation and all the original color pages. Each volume will have new cover art by CLAMP and a “Clow Card.” The publisher teased that those who collect all nine volumes will get a “special treat.”

Kodansha Comics will begin releasing the four-volume Tales of Berseria series in Fall 2019.

The publisher will begin releasing the Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella series in Fall 2019.

Source: ANN