FUNimation Entertainment to Screen Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Film at Sakura-Con

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will screen the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch) sequel anime film at Seattle’s Sakura-Con convention before its May 2019 screening in North America. Director Goro Taniguchi, lead animators Yuriko Chiba and Eiji Nakada, and Sunrise producer Osamu Taniguchi will be in attendance for the screening.

The film opened in 120 Japanese theaters on February 9, 2019, and debuted at #5 at the Japanese box office.

FUNimation will screen the film in North America on May 5, 2019 (subtitled), and on May 7-8, 2019 (dubbed).

Sakura-Con will be taking place April 19-21, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

Source: ANN

Sakura-Con Announces Hiroshi Nagahama as Guest

Sakura-Con has announced that anime director Hiroshi Nagahama will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Nagahama’s credits include Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mushishi, and Flowers of Evil.

Sakura-Con will be taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from April 19-21, 2019.

Source: ANN

Sakura-Con Announces Yutaka Minowa as Guest

Sakura-Con has announced that artist Yutaka Minowa will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Minowa has served as a character designer on Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Ninja Scroll. He has also worked on key animation for a number of titles, including the opening sequences for Parasyte -the maxim-, Maken-Ki! Battling Venus, and Dororo.

Sakura-Con will be taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from April 19-21, 2019.

Source: ANN

Sakura-Con Announces Manga Creator Satoshi Shiki as Guest

The official Twitter account for Seattle’s Sakura-Con convention has announced that this year’s event will host manga creator and illustrator Satoshi Shiki.

Shiki’s credits include Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Riot,Kami-Kaze, XBlade, XBlade Cross, and Persona×Detective NAOTO.

Sakura-Con will be taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from April 19-21, 2019.

Source: ANN

Announcements at Sakura-Con

Sakura-Con is taking place this weekend, and announcements are being made at industry panels. I will be updating this post over the weekend, so keep watching for updates.

Aniplex of America

  • Aniplex of America announced at its panel that it will offer a simulcast for PERSONA 5 the Animation on Crunchyroll and Hulu in the United States, starting on April 7, 2018.
  • The company also announced that it will offer a simulcast for Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online on Crunchyroll and Hulu in the United States, starting on April 7, 2018.
  • The company announced that will release The irregular at magic high school The Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars anime film on Blu-ray Disc on July 10, 2018. The release will include box illustrations by original character designer Kana Ishida and illustration cards.
  • It was also announced that its third and final Owarimonogatari Blu-ray Disc box set is scheduled to be released on June 26, 2018.
  • Aniplex of America announced that it will release the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu anime on a dual-language Blu-ray Disc box set. Pre-orders are currently open, and the box set will be released on July 10, 2018. The box set includes animated bonus content, a deluxe booklet, bonus soundtrack CD, and illustrated postcards. The company also announced the English dub cast.

FUNimation Entertainment

  • The company announced that it has licensed the Assassination Classroom the Movie: 365 Days’ Time anime film. FUNimation plans to release it directly on home video on July 3, 2018.
  • It was also announced that FUNimation has licensed the Garo: Divine Flame anime film. The company plans to release the film direct to video later in 2018.

Pony Canyon USA

  • The company announced at its panel that the Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis anime will premiere on Crunchyroll on April 2, 2018.

Yen Press

  • Yen Press announced at their panel that the company has licenses the following manga titles: Hakumei and Mikochi by Takuto Kashiki, Chio-chan no Tsūgakuro by Tadataka Kawasaki, Interspecies Reviewers by Amahara and masha, and Choujin-Kokoseitachi wa Isekai demo Yoyu de Ikinuku Yodesu! by Sakuraneko.

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Sakura-Con to Screen the First Three Episodes of the Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis Anime

Pony Canyon USA has announced that it will the first three episodes of the Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis anime at the Sakura-Con event in Seattle, Washington on March 31, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. PDT. The first three episodes were previously screened in Japan at an event in Tokyo on February 25, 2018, and at an event in Osaka on March 18, 2018.

Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 3, 2018.

Source: ANN

Pony Canyon Announces Sakura-Con 2018 Event Schedule

Pony Canyon announces its guests and schedule for Sakura-Con 2018.

Guests

Guests include voice actor Chiharu Sawashiro and producer Takanori Matsuoka.

Chiharu Sawashiro’s notable roles include Nozomu Nanase in Tsukipro The Animation, Naoki Shima in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, and Argon in Show By Rock!!. He is a younger brother to voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro, and outside of voice acting, his hobbies include playing the guitar and the sanshin (a three-stringed Japanese lute), and watching baseball. He will appear at Sakura-Con to promote the new upcoming anime, Caligula, in which he voices one of the main characters, Ritsu Shikishima.

Takanori Matsuoka is a producer for Pony Canyon. After Takanori joined the company, he soon joined in the Japanese Anime Production Division, where he worked on many projects of the company such as Devil Survivor 2: The Animation and Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers as a Publicity Producer; and Show By Rock!!, Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun, and Sanrio Boys as a Producer. After having experienced in various anime projects in Japan, he is now interested in international co-production with oversea companies. His latest project involved as a producer is Caligula, which is scheduled to be released in April 2018.

Event Schedule

Friday, March 30, 2018
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
CALIGULA panel & world premiere with special guests
Room 4C-2
Caligula is the animated adaptation of the popular next-generation role playing game. The animation is produced by Satelight, the animation studio known for producing the Macross and Aquarion franchises. Chiharu Sawashiro, one of the main voice cast, and Takanori Matsuoka, the producer, will appear and talk about the world of Caligula and answer to your questions. Don’t miss the world premiere of the first episode of Caligula, which is scheduled to be released in April 2018.

Friday, March 30, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chiharu Sawashiro & Takanori Matsuoka Autograph Session
PONY CANYON BOOTH (#615)
This is an autograph session and event with Caligula voice actor Chiharu Sawashiro and producer Takanori Matsuoka for purchasers of Caligula T-shirts. The voice actor and producer will be having a casual Q&A with fans while they autograph things. They can’t wait to talk to fans directly about Caligula and they look forward to hearing your thoughts and impressions on the program.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PONY CANYON industry panel
Room 4C-2
Pony Canyon presents to you the hottest titles from Japan. Be the first to watch sneak previews of our latest titles, learn about our various anime related events & activities, and ask all your questions to Pony Canyon. Join our jan-ken-pon game and get an exclusive prize.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
FIST OF THE BLUE SKY: REGENESIS world premiere
Room 6C
Hokuto no Ken(Fist of the North Star) is considered a masterpiece with over 100 million copies in print. It’s prequel, Soten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky), is a Japan national best seller and depicts the origins of Hokuto no Ken. Japanese production company Polygon Pictures will produce the animation in unprecedented high quality cel-style 3DCG, which is scheduled to be released in April 2018. Don’t miss the world premiere of the first three episodes, and you will be a witness to a new legend of Fist of the North Star.

It was also announced that con goers will receive a present with select purchases at the Pony Canyon booth (#615). Additionally, if you come to any of the Pony Canyon panels, you will receive a special giveaway present while supplies last.