Popular Novel ‘We Couldn’t Become Adults’ Inspires Netflix Film

11.November.2021 | MOVIE

On November 5, the Netflix film adaptation of Moegara’s popular novel ‘We Couldn’t Become Adults’ premiered on the streaming service worldwide. It was also released at Cinem@rt Shinjuku, Ikebukuro cinema rosa, and Uplink Kichijoji. 

 

The story follows Makoto Sato (Mirai Moriyama), who met Kaori Sato (Sairi Itoh) in 1995. He fell in love with her and her positive spirit, and she inspired him to work hard for the first time in his life. In 1999, she left him, and in 2020, 46-year-old Makoto, working in the broadcasting industry, laments that he hasn’t become the novelist he wanted to be. He also hasn’t gotten over Kaori, and he soon embarks on a quest to find his missing hopes and dreams. 

 

This photo was taken by author Moegara, who visited the filming site and took a picture with the lead actors. 

Moegara has stated that the work touches on many of his own experiences, and after seeing the film, he commented: “I felt as if I was being shown a home video to be played at my funeral. It felt like my past was being shown to be on a huge screen.” 



Have you watched the film on Netflix yet?

 

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  • Mizuki Tsujimura’s Novel Haken Anime! Getting Live-Action Film in 2022

    02.December.2021 | MOVIE

    Seven years after release, Mizuki Tsujimura’s popular novel about struggles in the anime industry Haken Anime! is getting a live-action film in May 2022. Along with the big news, a teaser visual and cast comments have been released, along with a teaser trailer.

     

    The story focuses on Hitomi Saito, who has entered the anime industry and is making her directorial debut. She is competing for the title of Haken (supremacy) with the star direction she previously idolized, Chiharu Ouji. Together with a peculiar producer and a unique group of friends and colleagues, the novel shows the more difficult parts of creating a successful anime series. As anime has become more popular around the world, this film is sure to attract plenty of international attention. 

     

    The film’s talented cast includes Riho Yoshioka, Tomoya Nakamura, Tasuku Emoto, and Machiko Ono. Yoshika plays the lead role of Hitomi Saito, a rookie director who believes in the incredible power of animation. While she’s dedicated to her goals, she’s clumsy and seems to hit a new wall each and every day. Even still, the character is loveable and inspiring, as she tries to overcome each and every struggle. 

     

    Nakamura passionately plays Chiharu Ouji, a genius director known for producing plenty of smash hits. Emoto plays Satoru Yukishiro, a talented producer, while Ono plays Kayako Arishina, a famous producer who puts her job on the line for the best possible work. 

     

    The film will be directed by Kohei Yoshino, who also participated as a CG creator in Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 hit anime film Your Name. He has also worked on many music videos and commercials. Toei Animation will supervise the film. The animated teaser trailers were created by popular studio Production I.G, and both are actually the anime being created in the film. They were released prior to the announcement of the live-action film and caused quite a stir online with over 100,000 views on YouTube in a week. 

     

    Soundback -Kanade no Ishi” Teaser Trailer: 

     

    Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light” Teaser Trailer: 

     

    Soundback -Kanade no Ishi” is the first film directed by Hitomi Saito in Haken Anime!, and “Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light” is Chiharu Ouji’s new film. A teaser trailer was also released, showing the main character with a serious expression, claiming that ‘animation can grant power stronger than any magic.’ 

     

    Teaser Trailer

    https://youtu.be/oKbiGKBjibQ

     

    The new teaser visual shows the four main characters with the taglines ‘Surpass yourself’ and ‘Grab the Supremacy!’ Will you be watching this film when it releases in your region?

     

    Comment from Riho Yoshioka

    I play the role of Hitomi Saito, originally a government worker who decides to become an anime director. The film shows the steps involved in making an anime series come to life, and the incredible struggle of the animators. Anime is one of Japan’s treasures, but behind the scenes, there is so much hard work that goes into making each series–more than you can ever imagine.

     

    Animators work day and night, making storyboards, drawings, videos…Their talent is unbelievable. Every day while filming, I had these realizations. I had never thought so deeply about anime creators, and now, each time I see an anime series I am so incredibly moved. 

     

    I hope you enjoy the film!

     

     

    Comment from Tomoya Nakamura

    I’m Tomoya Nakamura, and I play the role of Chiharu Ouji. As I read the script, I found myself continuously nodding my head in agreement as I saw how much my character has that creative fever that’s so unique to this kind of profession. I’m truly blessed to play the role of Ouji, a man who has so many worries, but still holds his head high. I want those seeing the film to be inspired to do their best in their everyday life after seeing these characters put their heart and souls into anime. Please look forward to this incredible film by Kohei Yoshino!

     

     

    Comment from Tasuku Emoto

    I went into this thinking that Yukishiro was a man with a strong personality, but also someone capable of showing kindness. The director has a small voice and strange idiosyncrasies, but also a stubbornness and incredible masculinity that you’d never guess from his appearance. I was inspired by that for my character. Haken Anime! is both light-hearted and incredibly deep, so please look forward to it!

     

     

    Comment from Machiko Ono

    While filming, I found myself in an incredible story filled with hopes, dreams, and a path to follow. I fell in love with it instantly. It was such an incredible experience, and I can’t wait to see how the story connects with the audience. 

     

    Comment from Director Kohei Yoshino

    I was very fortunate to be offered the chance to direct this film, as it was a project I had loved for a long time prior. My memories of being a new director are still fresh in my mind, so this was a chance to put those thoughts and feelings on screen. I’m also lucky to have worked with such a wonderful cast and crew. I hope everyone enjoys this unique work that includes several distinct genres, and I hope that those wanting a career in the industry learn from this film and are inspired to take a shot. May this film be the dream come true to many as it was for me. 

     

    Comment from Original Writer Mizuki Tsujimura

    Out of all the novels I’ve written, I thought Haken Anime! would be the most difficult to put on the big screen, as two different anime series appear in the work. I had given up the idea of it ever being adapted, given how long it takes to create anime of good quality. But this time, with the help of this wonderful staff and cast, it’s really happening. My characters Hitomi, Chiharu, Satoru, and Kayako have come to life, and their anime is real. I can’t wait to see them on the big screen!

     

    ©️2022 映画「ハケンアニメ!」製作委員会

     

  • Netflix Series Aggretsuko Season 4 Trailer Released, Streaming Date Announced

    17.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    The popular anime series Aggretsuko will return to Netflix for its fourth season on December 16, 2021, and a new trailer for the show has been released on YouTube. 

     

    The season four announcement came during Netflix’s “Anime Day” on November 9 during Netflix Festival Japan 2021. The event brought together a number of talented creators from Japan and abroad, as well as a number of actors and voice actors representing Japan. Many more anime series were announced during the event, so check out the full video below!



    Event Stream

     


    Season 4 Trailer

     

    Aggretsuko follows a 25-year-old red panda named Retsuko who hates her job and is easily stressed. She only feels true peace while singingn karaoke, where she transforms into a death metal star! The show is perfect for young people dealing with workplace troubles, so give it a watch if you haven’t yet. No wonder it’s so popular around the world!

     

    Season three was released in 2020 to positive reviews. Lots of new characters will be appearing this season including Himuro, the new president of Retsuko’s company. To celebrate the new season, a special collaboration between Aggretsuko and singer-songwriter Mewhan has been announced! More info is scheduled to be unveiled soon.

     

  • One Piece Netflix Live-Action Series Announces Main Cast

    12.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The highly-anticipated One Piece live-action series is coming to Netflix, and the main cast has finally been announced!

    Eiichiro Oda’s manga series has become one of the best-selling manga series in history. Originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, the series recently celebrated its 100th volume and will celebrate 1,000 anime episodes in the coming weeks. With over 490 million copies in circulation, Luffy’s adventure is beloved by manga fans around the world. 

     

    The story follows the many adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the ability to stretch like rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. Along with his faithful crew of Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the famed Grand Line in search of the ultimate pirate treasure, known as ‘One Piece.’ Gaining this will make him the King of the Pirates. 

     

    Monkey D. Luffy will be played by Iñaki Godoy, Zoro will be played by Mackenyu, Nami will be portrayed by Emily Rudd, Usopp by Jacob Romero Gibson, and Sanji by Taz Skylar. To promote the announcement, the popular wanted posters seen in the series were updated featuring the actor’s faces. Original manga author Eiichiro Oda also issued a statement: “The face, the size of the mouth and hands, the atmosphere, the gestures, the voices, the acting ability, the height, the friendship…! These cast members were chosen after much discussion with staff from around the world, and these are the ones who will become the Straw Hat Pirates!” 

     

    A One Piece live-action project had been kicked around before but has finally come to fruition after Oda and other members of Shonen Jump staff were convinced that it could be done well. Godoy, who will portray Luffy, has attracted attention for his skills in the popular drama series “Who Killed Sara?” Japanese actor Mackenyu, who will portray the sword-wielding Zoro, is one of the leading young stars in Japan. Emily Ladd has received accolades for her work in Fear Street and Hunters. Jacob Romero Gibson has appeared in a number of high-profile foreign dramas and is known for his ability to adapt to different roles. Taz Skylar has the perfect cool-guy look to play chef Sanji. This project is sure to attract attention from all over the world, and people are holding their breath, hoping that Luffy’s story can be brought to life in the best possible way. 

     

    Full Comment from Eiichiro Oda (Original Author and Executive Producer): 

    “We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of ‘One Piece!’ How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along. It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it, or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”

     

    Comment From Co-writer, Showrunner, and Executive Producer Steven Maeda and Co-writer and Executive Producer Matt Owens: 

    “We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast. Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fits! They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”

     

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  • 2022 Mirage Queen Anime Film Reveals Key Visual and Announces Main Staff

    05.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    A new key visual has been revealed for Kaitou Queen wa Circus Osuki (“The Phantom Thief Queen Loves the Circus”), also called Mirage Queen aime cirque. The main staff for the film has also been announced, and the OVA is scheduled to release in 2022. Mirage Queen is based on a series of children’s novels written by Kaoru Hayamine and illustrated by K2 Shoukai. 

     

    Saori Den, who has previously worked as a storyboard artist and episode director for Pokemon and BNA, will make his directorial debut. The screenplay will be written by Mariko Kunisawa, known for her work on Ascendance of a Bookworm and The Case Files of Jeweler Richard.

     

    Mirage Queen has been popular since its initial release in 2002, and the latest book in the series was released in July 2021. This will be its first leap into animation. 


    Story

    The story follows a mysterious phantom thief, whose age, gender, and nationality are unknown. This person travels the world on the airship “Troubadour” along with partners Joker and RD, stealing anything they like. This time, the Mirage Queen targets the “Linden’s Rose,” a legendary gemstone, only to find out that it has already been stolen! Who is the mysterious circus troupe that has made away with the treasure? The mysterious thief challenges the talented circus performers–including acrobats and hypnotists–in order to retrieve the precious gem.  



     

     

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  • Logo Unveiled for Netflix’s “ONE PIECE” Adaptation

    11.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Netflix, the world’s largest online entertainment service, has announced an original adaptation of ‘ONE PIECE’ which is scheduled to be broadcast internationally. ‘ONE PIECE’, written by Eiichiro Oda, is an extremely popular manga  that represents Japan globally. Worldwide, over 490 million copies have been sold, beloved by fans of all ages across the world for many years.

     

    The series was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, starting with the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy going on a journey with the Straw Hat Pirates to find the One Piece, a treasure that was left behind by the legendary “Pirate King” Gol D. Roger.

     

    Now the logo of the live-action drama series ‘ONE PIECE’ has been unveiled, along with the title of the first episode, which matches the manga – “ROMANCE DAWN – Dawn of Adventure-.” Author Eiichiro Oda has taken the role of executive producer for the new series.

     

    There have been many offers to transform ‘ONE PIECE’ into a live action series in the past, but the very first ‘ONE PIECE’ live-action drama will be coming to life through Netflix after Eiichiro Oda and the Weekly Shonen Jump editorial department became convinced that the many difficulties of a 3D ‘ONE PIECE’ could be overcome.

     

    The newly unveiled logo was based on the original logo, with the Straw Hat Pirates emblem featured above the letter O and if you look closely, you can see that the skull has a scar under its left eye just like Luffy. It also seems that a tiny Luffy is hidden inside the skulls nose! The final E also pays homage to the original logo with its anchor shape, raising the expectations even higher.

     

    The first episode title is ‘ROMANCE DAWN – Dawn of Adventure -,’ matching those of the first manga chapter and anime episode. How will Luffy’s iconic story begin? A great number of people are curious to find out.

     

    The famous story of pirates and upheaval is being produced with original author Eiichiro Oda as executive producer, in partnership with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. In charge of the script and executive production is Matt Owens, who worked on ‘Agents of Shield’ following his time working for the JJ Abrams’ production company Bad Robot. Steven Maeda, best known for ‘LOST’, will also be joining as scriptwriter, showrunner, and executive producer.

     

    The 100th volume of the manga was released on September 3, while the 1000th episode of the anime is scheduled to air on November 21. There have been many commemorative projects in order to “connect the world” during this special occasion, and the live-action adaptation is sure to grab the attention of fans around the globe – It could even be considered the project of the century! The casting is still yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned for more information.

  • RADWIMPS Chosen to Compose Score to 2022 Film ‘10 Years to Live’

    11.September.2021 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Rock band RADWIMPS has been chosen to compose the background score to the upcoming 2022 film 10 Years to Live. The movie is directed by Fujii Michihito, while the cast has yet to be announced.

     

    This will be the first time RADWIMPS will write music for a live-action film, and a special video has been released to mark this surprising announcement. “This film will inspire people to live each day to its fullest,” RADWIMPS frontman Yojiro Noda commented. This statement comes along with the comforting melody heard in the new video, meant to push the two main characters Matsuri and Kazuto together.

     

    10 Years to Live Special Video

     

    The Story of 10 Years to Live

    20-year-old Matsuri is diagnosed with an incurable disease only affecting one in tens of thousands of people, and is given 10 years to live. Making up her mind to never fall in love, she intends not to become attached to life. But at a class reunion, she meets Kazuto, and the next 10 years of her life drastically change…

     

    Comment from Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)

    RADWIMPS was given the incredible opportunity to compose the score for 10 Years to Live.

    This was our first time composing for a live-action film, and it was a new and challenging experience. As we watched each scene, we had trouble deciding how to approach the specific sounds of Matsuri and Kazuto, and how to approach those around them.

    In terms of total time, I’ve probably seen the film 100 times by now. But even when all of the arrangements were completed and the orchestra performed the final recording, I was still in tears.

    I believe that this film and it’s depiction of Matsuri’s life will remind you, the viewer, to live each day to the fullest.

    Please look forward to the film’s release in 2022.

     

    ©2022映画「余命10年」製作委員会

  • Netflix’s Naomi Osaka Documentary Series Releases Worldwide

    24.July.2021 | MOVIE

    Netflix released their new three-episode docuseries Naomi Osaka worldwide on July 16 which shines a spotlight on the titular Japanese professional tennis player.

     

    Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has consistently been a standout tennis player amongst her peers. Filmed over the course of two years, the series dives deep into Osaka’s life with home video footage from her childhood to today, following her climb to becoming a top player in the world of tennis.

     

    It looks at her historical play at the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, which saw her win her first two Grand Slam singles titles. We see the times she wore masks with the names of those who have died at the hands of police in the US written on them for each round of the US Open. It delves into her exploration of her cultural roots and her multifaceted identity as a tennis champion and rising leader.

     

    A new promo video was released exclusively on the Netflix Japan YouTube channel which features narration by Osaka in English. In it, Osaka reveals how her mother worked overtime and would sleep in her car, and that her purpose for playing tennis was to make her mother happy.

     

    You can also watch the official global trailer below.



    The docuseries was directed by American filmmaker Garrett Bradley who is perhaps best known for her documentary Time which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 93rd Academy Awards.

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  • Netflix’s RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness Reveals New Artwork of 4 Main Characters

    08.July.2021 | MOVIE

    RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness is an upcoming 3DCG original net animation based on Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise. The series will be released worldwide on Netflix on July 8, 2021.

     

    A new collection of character art was released featuring the two protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as well as the new characters Jason and Shen May.

    The series is set between the events of the Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 video games and follows Leon who is ordered to investigate a hacking at the White House but encounters zombies after the government building is targeted in an attack.

     

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  • Netflix’s The Naked Director x Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project Launch Collaboration

    28.June.2021 | MOVIE / SPOT

    In promotion of the second season of the Netflix Original series The Naked Director, which launched worldwide on June 24, the Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project is teaming up with the series to hold a stamp rally around the city of Shibuya, combining the real world with the virtual by using AR technology. Viewers of the series need to head to various locations around Shibuya and can scan QR codes which will display various references to The Naked Director along with voiced quotes from the series. Those who visit all the spots and collect all the virtual stamps will also enter for a chance to win some exclusive merchandise.

    Shibuya’s giant screens are displaying The Naked Director as part of the promotion, and Takayuki Yamada himself has recorded new lines for it. The AR collaboration isn’t only happening in Shibuya either – the official website is hosting a Japan nationwide AR experience too amongst other things.

  • Netflix’s Eden Anime Series Releases Worldwide

    08.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Netflix released its original sci-fi anime series Eden worldwide on May 27. The series is created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2) with Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist) as director and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop) as concept designer. Available in both Japanese with subtitles and an English dub, it follows the story of two robots, E92 (Kentaro Ito/David Tennant) and A37 (Kyōko Hikami/Rosario Dawson) who raise Sara (Marika Kouno/Ruby Rose Turner), the last human child.

     

    A special online event was held in Japan on May 26, the day before the anime dropped on the streaming service, to promote its release. The voice cast for the main trio—Kentaro Ito, Kyōko Hikami, and Marika Kouno—added the event along with director Yasuhiro Irie. The event featured a virtual recreation of the place where Sara first meets E92 and A37, as well as the robots themselves making an appearance.

     

    “At first, I was aiming to make something fun and interesting as entertainment,” explains Irie, “but when was I considering what the most important things to us would be, it would be those things that are obvious and immediate to us. So I felt like I had to turn it into something which conveyed that.” Kouno, who plays the last human child Sara, said: “It felt like heresy for her to have been raised by robots, but Sara herself is an ordinary, innocent girl. She feels love from her robot mum and dad, so I feel like she’s been raised as a normal girl. Even in a world like this, love doesn’t change.”

     

    The series director Irie was asked if they were to continue the series, were there more episodes they wanted to add. “The events in the world of this story go back much longer – it had a longer setting. Things that weren’t included in the series, such as what happened at Eden 2, and how Sara awoke in this world, are included in Justin Leach’s script, so I think it would be possible to put it on the big screen.”

     

    Japanese actor Shinsuke Kasai, who also hosted the event, described the series: “It seems like a cute series, but I felt a hint of of Nausicaä [from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind] inside Sara’s braveness.” Kasai asked Kouno if she felt the same. “She certainly doesn’t seem to have any concept of living beings or inorganic substances,” replied Kouno. She continues: “She seems robots as the same as her—as human. What we see as clearly human she sees from a different perspective.”

     

    Why, in this natural world of Eden where only robots exist, are humans considered evil? What is the mystery behind Eden, a world where Sara, loved and raised by E92 and A37, stands as the only human? Head on over to Netflix to find out.

  • 12 Must-Watch Anime Series On Netflix This June

    29.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Summer is right around the corner, so if you’re looking for a new batch of anime to watch from June onwards, we’ve got you covered – from Netflix Originals airing next month to ongoing series and more.

     

    Netflix Original anime series airing June 2021

    Record of Ragnarok | Airing: Worldwide from June 17

     

    Record of Ragnarok is a manga series written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika which has over 60 million copies in circulation. Netflix has licensed the series for an anime adaptation. Warner Bros. Japan describes the series: “Every 1000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the ‘Conference of Mankind Survival.’ All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters make an objection. ‘To spice things up, why donʼt you test humans?’ Her proposal was to have God vs Humanityʼs final struggle also known as the ‘Ragnarok,’ where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters 1 on 1 battle. The first team to win 7 battles out of 13 will be the winner.”

     

    Trese | Airing: Worldwide from June 11

     

    The Filipino graphic novel Trese is receiving an anime adaptation. It’s set in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, where dark supernatural forces permeate the criminal underworld. It’s up to lead character Alexandra Trese to keep things at bay, but there’s a storm brewing.

     

    Anime series airing in June 2021

    Tokikaku Kawaii (Fly Me to the Moon) | Airing: June 1 (Japan) | Also available on Crunchyroll

     

    The anime adaptation of Kenjiro Hata’s (Hayate the Combat Butler) manga series Tonikaku Kawaii is heading to Netflix.

     

    On his way home from school, Nasa Yuzaki’s eyes fall upon a beautiful girl across the street. Fixated on her, he goes to approach her and is nearly hit by a truck. The girl’s swift action however saves his life. Injured by the ambulance, he watches as she walks away, but determined to not let this chance meeting end, he chases after her and asks her out. She agrees but has but one condition: that they get married. Nasa decides not to go to high school in order to look for the girl he met two years ago. One day, the girl suddenly shows up on his doorstep with a marriage certificate.

     

    Boys Over Flowers (Episodes 1-26) | Airing: June 1 (Japan)

     

    Any fan of shojo manga will know Yoko Kamio’s series Boys Over Flowers. The series has spawned multiple live-action adaptations around Asia, a movie, and of course an anime. Eitoku Academy is a prestigious school catering to upper class children. It’s run by the F4 (“Flower Four”), four young men from the wealthiest families in Japan. The story follows the relationship between Tsukushi, a teenage girl from a middle class family, and Tsukasa, the leader of the F4.

     

    Other must-watch ongoing anime from spring 2021 before summer hits

    Tokyo Revengers | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Crunchyroll

     

    Crunchyroll describes the series: “Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that’s reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had, in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he’s standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he’s about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow has gone back in time 12 years. Now that he’s back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life.”

     

    DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Crunchyroll

     

    One day, Senpai visits the library and ends up becoming the target of Hayase Nagatoro, a super sadistic girl who enjoys teasing, tormenting, and tantalising him. She’s the only one who has any interest in him, but she is relentlessly cruel towards him.

     

    Dragon Goes House-Hunting | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Funimation

     

    The series follows Letty, who’s just no good at being a dragon. So much so that his parents kick him out of the house. Letty is on the road looking for a new house, but finds it no place for a legendary creature like a dragon where dwarves and other mythical creatures want a piece of him. He is joined by an elvish architect on his quest to find a new home.

     

    How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω | Airing: Every Monday | Also available on Crunchyroll

     

    Season two of the anime adaptation of the light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. Crunchyroll describes the series: “Sakamoto Takuma was so strong in the MMORPG Cross Reverie that his fellow players came to call him the ‘demon lord.’ One day, he gets summoned to another world in his avatar form, and meets two girls who both insist that they’re the one who summoned him. They cast a spell used to enslave summoned beasts on him, but that activates his unique ability, Magic Reflect, and the girls end up being the ones put under the spell! And thus begins the otherworldly adventure of a demon lord (pretend) who blazes his own trail through overwhelming power.”

     

    To Your Eternity | Airing: Every Tuesday | Also available on Crunchyroll

     

    To Your Eternity is a manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima who is also known for A Silent Voice. Crunchyroll describes the series: “In the beginning, an ‘orb’ is cast unto Earth. ‘It’ can do two things: change into the form of the thing that stimulates ‘it’; and come back to life after death. ‘It’ morphs from orb to rock, then to wolf, and finally to boy, but roams about like a newborn who knows nothing. As a boy, ‘it’ becomes Fushi. Through encounters with human kindness, Fushi not only gains survival skills, but grows as a ‘person.’ But his journey is darkened by the inexplicable and destructive enemy Nokker, as well as cruel partings with the people he loves.”

     

    The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent | Airing: Every Wednesday | Also available on Funimation

     

    One evening, Sei Takanashi returns home from a long day at work after doing overtime when she is suddenly summoned to a magical new world. There, she’s able to lead her ideal life of leisure studying spells and perfecting potions at the Medicinal Flora Research Institute while helping people with their problems. However, she finds keeping a low profile a difficult task as her magical power becomes omnipotent. Can she hide away in this fantasy forever?

     

    SSSS.DYNAZENON | Airing: Every Friday | Also available on Funimation

     

    SSSS.DYNAZENON is a continuation of SSSS.GRIDMAN. and is co-made by Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions. Both series make up part of the ‘GRIDMAN UNIVERSE.’ The series sees the appearance of a kaiju followed by the entry of the gigantic robot, Dynazenon, which leads Gauma to reveal his secret of being a ‘kaiju user.’

     

    Be sure to also check out SSSS.GRIDMAN.

     

    My Hero Academia Season 5 | Airing Every Saturday | Also available on Crunchyroll

     

    Crunchyroll describes the series: “In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered ‘quirk,’ Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.” Season 5 focuses on a team battle between classes 1-A and 1-B.

     

    Be sure to check out seasons 1-4.

     

     

    Catch all the latest anime series this spring and summer.

     

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  • Netflix Announces Original Anime Series ‘Eden’ Launching Worldwide This Spring

    03.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Netflix has announced that its upcoming original anime series Eden will hit the streaming service worldwide on May 27.

    The series is created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2) with Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist) as director and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop) as concept designer. It follows the story of two robots, E92 (Kentaro Ito) and A37 (Kyōko Hikami) who raise the last human child.

     

    Netflix describes the series: “Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, “Eden 3″. Or so they thought… One day, two farming robots find a young human girl in the city. The decision they make will change everything…”

     

    Eden | Teaser Trailer | Netflix

    “We wanted to put time and effort into showcasing how E92 and A37 become parents for the first time,” explains Leach. “Their bonds as parents and child deepen as they raise Sara. They all grow emotionally, they love, and they themselves are loved.” (Comment translated from Japanese by MMN)

     

    Irie describes the series as “Enjoyable entertaining” and that “it will get your heart racing.” He also describes the animation as “powerful” and says the story has “unexpected developments,” as well as the characters being “charming.”

     

    Sara is voiced by Marika Kouno who is known for voicing Rin Kohana in Seiyu’s Life and Silence Suzuka in Uma Musume Pretty Derby. “Sara wakes up in a wild resided solely by robots,” she explains. “She grows and matures as they watch over her. The feelings she has for her precious existence, as well as her curiosity and strong will, are tied to this grand story.” (Comment translated from Japanese by MMN)

    You can catch Eden when it hits Netflix worldwide on May 27, 2021.

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