4Kids have posted the first ten episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters unedited and raw on their Youtube account. They also posted the first ten episodes of the same series English dubbed. Well, it’s nice to see 4Kids trying new things.
On their website Crunchyroll announced that they will simulcast Gonzo‘s Shangri-La which will premiere April 6th and La Corda D’Oro ~secondo passo~ premieres March 26th to its Anime Membership subscribers. Crunchyroll will also stream the first La Corda D’Oro series March 20th.
The To Aru Kagaku no Railgun anime was announced in a flyer and an onscreen image at the end of the final episode of To Aru Majutsu no Index. I’m sure Omni will talk about it more when he writes that up.
The trailer for Kōkyō Shihen Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai has been posted on its official website. The film is set to open in Japan on April 25th.
Satoru Nagasawa of Maria-sama ga Miteru fame will remake Yukari Ichijo‘s Nichiyōbi wa Issho ni manga in Shueisha‘s Margaret magazine’s next issue.
A new Space Battleship Yamato set 21 years after the original will see a theatrical release in 2009. The project was revealed in August when Yoshinobu Nishizaki announced Yamato Studio was built in Tokyo.
Ken’ichi Kasai will be directing the Aoi Hana anime which is based off the yuri manga. The official website has launched a staff list and a promotional video (which apparently doesn’t have any actual animation).
A promotional video is up for NisiOisin‘s Bakemonogatari anime adaptation. Akiyuki Shinbo is set to direct, Akio Watanabe on character designs with Satoru Kousaki composing the score.
At the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009 this past Wednesday Crunchyroll announced that it will continue the following series: Gintama, Naruto Shippūden, and Shugo Chara!. They are planning to stream: Black Jack Special: The 4 Miracles Of Life, Catman, Chi’s Sweet Home, Mainichi Kāsan, and Saki.
Toei Animation revealed Toei Robot Girls anime at the Tokyo International Anime Fair. The project will include girls dressed up as the various mecha in Toei’s catalog.
Masamune Shirow and Lucent Pictures Entertainment shared their Squad collaboration at the Tokyo International Anime Fair. A tagline of, “A battle for the front mission — I’ll cover your back” was included, but no other release details were presented by the company.
At the Tokyo International Anime Fair the Toei booth announced that they were hard at work on a feature film entitled Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~ (Rainbow-Colored Fireflies: The Eternal Summer Vacation~.) There were two pictures taken of the booth: 1 | 2.
A promotional video for Hellsing Ultimate VI has been posted after it made its rounds at the Tokyo International Anime Fair this week.
Sunrise and Summer Days With Coo director Keiichi Hara revealed at the Tokyo International Anime Fair that they are working on a new film adaptation of Eto Mori’s Colorful for a possible 2010 opening.
The English trailer of Musashi: The Dream Of The Last Samurai, a collaboration between Mamoru Oshii and Mizuho Nishikubo, was posted at Anime News Network. Oshii developed and wrote the story with Nishikubo directing. The film will get a summer theatrical release.
A promotional video has been posted for Kenji Kamiyama‘s Eden Of The East. Chika Umino is providing character designs, Kenji Kawai will do the score, and Yusuke Takeda on art direction. Surprisingly enough is that English rock band Oasis will provide the opening theme, “Falling Down.” I don’t know about Oasis doing the opener, but this anime looks damn beautiful.
Mikoto artwork courtesy of はいむら on pixiv (account needed to access)