Crunchyroll’s Announcements at Anime NYC

These are the announcements Crunchyroll made during its Anime NYC panel:

  • The company announced that it will stream English dubs for the Magical Sempai, If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun, and Ascendance of a Bookworm anime.
  • Crunchyroll also announced hat it will livestream its fourth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, which will be held at Crunchyroll Headquarters in San Francisco on February 15, 2020. Tickets for Crunchyroll Expo 2020, which will be held on September 4-6, 2020 at the San Jose Convention Center in California, will go on sale on November 26, 2019.
  • It was announced that Crunchyroll is producing a behind-the-scenes documentary with the creators of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, and the video will debut on November 22, 2019.
  • The company is planning jewelry for The Rising of The Shield Hero anime.
  • The company’s mascot Crunchyroll-Hime is 3D for the first time on Kizuna Ai’s YouTube channel.

Source: ANN

Section23 Films Announces February 2020 Release Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its February 2020 slate of releases featuring Sentai Filmworks smash hit series Food Wars! The Third Plate. Available on Blu-ray, DVD and special Limited-Edition Premium Box Set.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming February 2020

Title: THE MAGNIFICENT KOTOBUKI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/4/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: In a desolate world where the safest form of transporting cargo is by zeppelin; air pirates roam the sky, preying on aerial commerce and holding remote towns for ransom. Against these airborne marauders, the only defense is to hire high-flying protection of your own, and that’s where mercenary pilots like the girls of the Kotobuki Squadron come in. Behind the joysticks of their lightweight Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa fighters, these lady falcons play a deadly game of escort, where a single mistake can end up in a fiery crash or mid-air collision. But for birds of prey like Kylie, Reona, Chika, Emma, Kate, and Zara, the danger is worth it for the chance to spread their wings and soar into the heavens. The wild blue yonder gets even wilder as every dogfight becomes a catfight in The Magnificent Kotobuki.

Title: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 89 min.
Street Date: 2/11/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli,) Grave of the Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Now digitally remastered and restored, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

Title: REAL GIRL
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 2/18/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Hikari Tsutsui has never been popular, his one real friend is an even worse otaku than he is, and the only girls he’s known are the two-dimensional women from his manga and video games. Until, that is, he’s sent to help clean the pool as punishment and is partnered with the school’s resident “bad girl,” the very real, very three-dimensional Iroha Igarashi. Brash, beautiful, and known for her promiscuous behavior, Iroha is loathed by other girls but loved by the guys. And yet, inexplicably, she not only seems to be interested in Hikari, but proposes that they enter into a relationship. Unable to resist, Hikari agrees, but there’s one big catch – Iroha’s moving away in six months, so no matter what happens between them, in half a year Hikari’s guaranteed to lose his Real Girl.

Title: SPACE BROTHERS #0
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 100 min.
Street Date: 2/18/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: Once, there were two very different brothers who conceived a dream: that someday they would go into space themselves. However, brothers being brothers, once younger sibling Hibito announced that he would go to the moon, older brother Mutta declared that HE would go to Mars. Unfortunately, Mutta’s adult life isn’t going the way that he had hoped. Despite his hard work, his situation at his job is deteriorating and he ultimately finds himself transferred back to Japan. To make things even more frustrating, luck has been kinder to Hibito, who has already begun training with JAXA to become an astronaut. But Mutta isn’t ready to quit just yet. Four years before the events of the epic TV series, a new space race begins as brother chases brother on the path to the stars in Space Brothers #0 – The Movie.

Title: FOOD WARS! THIRD PLATE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 2/25/2020
Format: BD, DVD, PBS
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98, $69.98, $179.98

SYNOPSIS: Young Soma Yukihira – who has honed his cooking skills while working as an assistant at “Yukihira,” the family eatery – has successfully entered Tohtsuki Fine Dining Academy, a cooking school for the ultra elite. At the academy, he meets various chefs and develops his skills while striving to create his own unique brand of cooking. It is during the Lunar Feast, a time-honored Tohtsuki tradition, that Soma chooses to take on one of the members of The Ten, which comprises the academy’s most accomplished chefs. Meanwhile, Azami Nakiri – the father of one of Soma’s fellow students – has worked behind the scenes to found Central, a pivotal organization dedicated to haute cuisine, yet has remained barred from cooking aside from select recipes taught in his lectures. Finding themselves at opposition with how Central operates, Soma and some of the other Tohtsuki students decide to stand and confront this threat head-on. As this is going on, Soma and the others will be faced with the Promotional Exam, referred to as one of the greatest hurdles at Tohtsuki. An even more heated battle is about to begin.

Crunchyroll to Simulcast the True Cooking Master Boy Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the True Cooking Master Boy anime as part of its Fall 2019 simulcast lineup. The company will begin streaming the anime on October 11, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East.

The service also confirmed that it will begin simulcasting the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate anime on October 11, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Premiere Dates for Three Fall 2019 Simulcasts

Crunchyroll announced at its panel at New York Comic Con that it will begin simulcasting the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate anime on October 11, 2019 and the Chihayafuru 3 anime on October 22, 2019.

The service also confirmed that it will begin simulcasting the Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!) anime in Japanese with English subtitles on October 7, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The anime will be simulcast in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. The series will get an English dub.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Simulcast the Fourth Season of Food Wars! and the Third Season of Chihayafuru

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate and Chihayafuru 3 anime series in Fall 2019.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 12, 2019.

Chihayafuru 3 is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 22, 2019. The season is scheduled to air for two cours (two quarters of a year), for a total of 24 episodes.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Announces New Anime Licenses

Sentai Filmworks announced at its panel at Anime Expo that it has licensed the Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul, Food Wars! The Third Plate, Kase-san and Morning Glories, and Delinquent Hamsters anime.

The company will debut Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Gekijōban Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei), the new anime film in the franchise, in 2020.

Sentai Filmworks teased that it will release Food Wars! The Third Plate, the third season of the Food Wars! anime, on home video. The company is producing an English dub for the anime.

Sentai will release an English dub for Kase-san and Morning Glories, the original video anime adaptation of Hiromi Takashima’s Kase-san and… (Asagao to Kase-san.) yuri manga. The distributor will release the anime in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.

Sentai Filmworks will release an English dub for the Deliqnuent Hamsters (Yankee Hamsters) short anime series.

Source: ANN

Toonami to Premiere to Food Wars! Anime on July 6, 2019

The official Facebook account for Adult Swim’s Toonami block has announced that it will be premiering the Food Wars! anime on July 6, 2019.

Toonami will have the following schedule on that day:

  • 11:00 p.m. – Dragon Ball Super
  • 11:30 p.m. – Attack on Titan
  • 12:00 a.m. – Sword Art Online: Alicization
  • 12:30 a.m. – Lupin the Third: Part 5
  • 1:00 a.m. – Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • 1:30 a.m. – Black Clover
  • 2:00 a.m. – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • 2:30 a.m. – Naruto Shippūden
  • 3:00 a.m. – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
  • 3:30 a.m. – My Hero Academia

Source: ANN