The Quintessential Quintuplets Manga to Get a New Bonus Chapter

The official website for The Quintessential Quintuplets anime has announced that the series is getting a new bonus chapter 122+1 that takes place after the original ending. The manga will be part of a special book volume 14.5, that will be distributed as a gift to attendees of The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie sequel anime film. This year’s 25th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine will publish Chapter 122+1 on May 18, 2022.

The story is described as:

One day, a poor high school second-year named Futaro Uesugi comes across a private tutoring gig with good pay. But his pupils are his classmates. And they’re quintuplets. A-and they’re all gorgeous girls, but they’re also troublemakers who hate to study and are on the verge of flunking out. And his first task is simply gaining the sisters’ trust? Every day is a party. The curtain is rising on the Nakano quintuplets’ quirky romantic comedy with five times the cute.

The Quintessential Quintuplets launched in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in August 2017. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces July 2022 Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll has announced their releases for July 2022.

  • One Piece – Season 11 Voyage 9 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 350 minutes – $44.98 – 7/5/22
    Special Features: Villain Lightning Round, Textless Opening Song “Hard Knock Days”
  • Taisho Otome Fairy Tale – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 7/5/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • The Duke of Death and His Maid – Season 1 (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 7/12/22
    Special Features: Picture Voice Dramas, Commemorating Maid Day! A Letter from Alice Movie, Commemorating Piano Day! With Music by Gen Okuda, Promo Videos, Commercials, Opening Song Music Video, Closing Song Music Video, Textless Closing Songs
  • Hortensia SAGA – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 7/12/22
    Special Features: “Hortensia SAGA -blue knights-” Part 3 Opening Video, “Hortensia SAGA zero” Opening Video, Eight Heroes PV, Episode 8 Ending Theme “VEIL” Music Video, “Hortensia SAGA R” Opening Video, Textless Opening Song Vers. 1 and 2, Textless Closing Song
  • The World Ends with You The Animation – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 7/12/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club – Season 1 (Blu-ray) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 7/19/22
    Special Features: Comic Movie “Nijiyon Season 3” #1-12, #13-30, #31-46 and #47-61, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Moriarty the Patriot – Part 1 (Blu-ray) – 275 minutes – $64.98 – 7/19/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song “DYING WISH,” Textless Ending Song “ALPHA”
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets 2 (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 7/19/22
    Special Features: Character Promo Videos, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Kingdom – Season 3 Part 1 (Blu-ray) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 7/26/22
    Special Features: Kingdom Promo Video Collection 1, Kingdom Season 3 Recap in 5 Minutes, Talking Kingdom Season 3 with Director Kenichi Imaizumi, Textless Opening Song “TOMORROW” / BiSH (avex trax), Textless Closing Song “Deep inside” / waterweed (maximum10)
  • Scar on the Praeter – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 7/26/22
    Special Features: Promo Video, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs

Source: Crunchyroll

The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Sequel Film to Open in Japan on May 20, 2022

The official website for The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie sequel anime film has announced that the film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on May 20, 2022. The film’s runtime will exceed 130 minutes.

The first season of The Quintessential Quintuplets premiered on Japanese television in January 2019. Crunchyroll simulcast the season, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub. The second season premiered on Japanese television on January 7, 2021. Crunchyroll simulcast the second season, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub.

Source: ANN

The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Sequel Film to Open in Summer 2022

The official Twitter account for The Quintessential Quintuplets anime announced that The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie sequel anime film will open in Japanese theaters in early Summer 2022.

The first season of The Quintessential Quintuplets premiered on Japanese television in January 2019. Crunchyroll simulcast the season, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub. The second season premiered on Japanese television on January 7, 2021. Crunchyroll simulcast the second season, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub.

Source: ANN

Promotional Events and Pop-Up Shops From Five Different Anime Series are Coming to Animate USA

The animate USA Online Store will be holding exclusive promotional events and pop-up shops featuring five of the hottest anime series from the past year.

What are animate Promotional Events?
animate shops in Japan hold promotions where customers can get their hands on exclusive bonus items when they buy certain items. These bonus items are only distributed for a limited time, making them highly sought after. Overseas fans generally have no way of getting these items, which is why animate USA is bringing the most popular events stateside.

Upcoming animate Promotional Events
The events/pop-up shops and the bonus items being distributed are as follows:

Jujutsu Kaisen Promotional Event & Pop-Up Shop – Get one of eight postcards with every $15 spent on Jujutsu Kaisen merchandise. When you spend $30 on Jujutsu Merchandise, you’ll get a special Pop-Up Shop postcard.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Pop-Up Shop – Get one of four postcards with every $15 spent on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba merchandise.

Haikyu!! The Morning Comes for Everyone Promotional Event – Get one of eight photo-style cards with every $15 spent on Haikyu!! merchandise.

BanG Dream! World Fair – Get one of 42 kira-kira glitter stickers and a PR card with every $15 spent on BanG Dream! merchandise.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Valentine Story Promotional Event & Anime Broadcast Promotional Event – Get one of six Valentine’s Day postcards with every $15 spent on Quintessential Quintuplets merchandise during Valentine Story Promotional Event. The bonus item for the Anime Broadcast Promotional Event will be a photo card with an augmented reality photo frame (five designs available), one of which will be given out with every $15 spent on Quintessential Quintuplets merchandise.

Promotional Event Dates
All of the promotional events will be held from May 3-June 6, 2021, except for The Quintessential Quintuplets events. The Quintessential Quintuplets Valentine Story Promotional Event will be held from May 3-16, 2021, and the Anime Broadcast Promotional Event will be held from May 17-June 6, 2021.

Where to Participate
All of the promotional events and pop-up shops will be taking place on the animate USA Online Store. The store ships to the United States and Canada. Pre-orders made on series merchandise during the event period are eligible to receive bonus items.

Visit the shop at the following link:
https://en.animate-onlineshop.jp/

Some events and pop-up shops will also be taking place at select Kinokuniya Bookstore locations in the United States. Please contact Kinokuniya Bookstores for details.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Sequel Film to Open in 2022

The official Twitter account for The Quintessential Quintuplets anime has announced that the The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie sequel will open in 2022. The film news came during the evening session of “The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ Special Event 2021 in Nakano Sun Plaza.”

The first season of The Quintessential Quintuplets premiered on Japanese television in January 2019. Crunchyroll simulcast the season, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub. The second season premiered on Japanese television on January 7, 2021. Crunchyroll simulcast the second season, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub.

Source: ANN

The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime to Get a Sequel

The staff of The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬, the series’ second anime season, has announced that the anime is getting a sequel.

The second season of The Quintessential Quintuplets premiered on Japanese television on January 7, 2021. Crunchyroll is simulcasting the second season, and FUNimation Entertainment is streaming an English dub.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the English Dub of the Second Season of The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream the English dub for The Quintessential Quintuplets 2, the series’ second season. The second season’s dub will premiere after the anime debuts in Japan on January 7, 2021, and the company will announce the release date in the future.

The new season was originally scheduled to premiere in October 2020 but was delayed due to COVID-19.

The story of The Quintessential Quintuplets is described as:

One day, a poor high school second-year named Futaro Uesugi comes across a private tutoring gig with good pay. But his pupils are his classmates. And they’re quintuplets. And they’re all gorgeous girls, but they’re also troublemakers who hate to study and are on the verge of flunking out. And his first task is simply gaining the sisters’ trust? Every day is a party. The curtain is rising on the Nakano quintuplets’ quirky romantic comedy with five times the cute.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Its Winter 2021 Anime Lineup

Crunchyroll has announced the anime titles the site will be streaming during the Winter 2021 anime season.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 6, 2021.

The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2021.

So I’m a Spider, So What? will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2021.

World Trigger Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, MENA and CIS Countries. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 9, 2021.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 12, 2021.

Dr. Stone (Season 2) will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 14, 2021.

Anime Azurlane: Slow Ahead! will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

EX-ARM will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Heaven’s Design Team will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure will be available to users in North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, MENA and CIS Countries. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

True Cooking Master Boy will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

Umamusume Pretty Derby Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 8 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

Given The Movie will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The film is scheduled to begin streaming on the site in February 2021.

Crunchyroll will continue its simulcasts for Anime Kapibarasan, Attack on Titan Final Season, Black Clover, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Case Closed, Digimon Adventure:, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Healin’ Good Pretty Cure, Jujutsu Kaisen, Mr. Osomatsu 3rd Season, Oh Suddenly, Egyptian God, One Piece, Onyx Equinox, Shadowverse, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day Is Fun, and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon during the Winter 2021 anime season.

Crunchyroll’s announcement teases that there are more titles still to be announced for the Winter 2021 anime season. There are nine entries with question marks next to them, with the words: “MORE TO COME…”

Source: Crunchyroll

Kodansha Comics Announces New Manga Licenses

Kodansha Comics has announced two new manga licenses on its website that will debut in Summer 2021 and listed nine new manga titles that will debut digitally in December 2020.

The new licenses scheduled for Summer 2021 are:

Title: Boys Run the Riot
Author: Keito Gaku
Synopsis: A transgender teen named Ryuu finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a Japanese transgender manga creator is completely unique.

High schooler Ryuu knows he’s transgender. But he doesn’t have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can’t tell his best friend, who he’s secretly got a crush on, and he can’t tell his mom, who’s constantly asking why Ryuu is always “dressing like a boy.” He certainly can’t tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully. The only time Ryuu feels at ease is when he’s wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryuu sees an unexpected sight: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class is shopping for the same clothes that Ryuu loves. And Jin offers Ryuu a proposal: to start their own brand and create apparel to help everyone feel comfortable in their skin. At last, Ryuu has someone he can open up to–and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to everyone else.

Title: Beauty and the Beast of the Lost Paradise
Author: Kaori Yuki
Synopsis: The story of Belle and her beast as you’ve never seen it before, with sinister, creeping shadows suffusing a door to a wider, magical world. This dark, fairytale adventure is the latest sumptuous masterpiece from the creator of Angel Sanctuary and Alice in Murderland, perfect for fans of The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

Young and rambunctious Belle insists on going out to play in the forbidden woods, but her adventurous streak abruptly ends when her mother is spirited away by a beast known to kidnap beautiful women. Twisted by the loss of his wife, Belle’s father keeps his daughter, who has unusual, violet hair, locked away in an effort to “protect” her from prying eyes. Finally emerging after years of solitude, Belle ventures back into the woods where she lost her mother and encounters the beast once more.

The publisher also revealed the following new licenses that will debut over consecutive Tuesdays in December 2020:

  • The Invincible Reincarnated Ponkotsu by Reona Umitsuki [Debut Date: December 1, 2020]
  • Shangri-La Frontier by Katarina and Ryōsuke Fuji [Debut Date: December 8, 2020]
  • The Story of Our Unlikely Love by Sora Mizuki [Debut Date: December 8, 2020]
  • I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in Another World by Ema Toyama [Debut Date: December 15, 2020]
  • What I Love About You by Rurihara Zurachi [Debut Date: December 22, 2020]
  • Pretty Boy Detective Club by NISIOISIN [Debut Date: December 29, 2020]
  • Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite by Chomoran [Debut Date: December 29, 2020]
  • We’re New at This by Ren Kawahara [Debut Date: December 29, 2020]

Kodansha Cocmics will also release new editions of Quintessential Quintuplets, Sailor Moon, A Silent Voice, and Battle Angel Alita in Spring and Summer 2021:

  • Quintessential Quintuplets Season One Box Set – August 2021
  • Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection – April 2021
  • A Silent Voice Complete Collector’s Edition – August 2021
  • Battle Angel Alita Paperback – July 2021

It was also announced that the first volume of Mashima HERO’S will launch digitally and in print on December 1, 2020. The volume was originally scheduled to be released on November 3, 2020.

Source: ANN