ADV Films and Anime Network adds Pet Shop Of Horrors, Tsukihime, Mahoromatic, Angelic Layer, and Saiyuki to the iTunes store. Good to see ADV digging themselves out of their grave.
Tokyo Tribes manga-ka Santa Inoue announced that he and his team are launching a new manga April 30th called Dan Da Barbarian. It will be in Gentosha‘s Monthly Comic Birz magazine.
Yutaka Izubuchi will return to his first manga Kishin Gensō Rune Masquer that has been on hiatus for 18 years in the Tokuma Shoten‘s Monthly Comic Ryu magazine this August.
The Linebarrels Of Iron anime adaptation will include an unaired 25th episode in its ninth and final DVD. The episode is a side story about Rachel Calvin who was the head of JUDA‘s research and development department.
A promotional video is being streamed for the Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica Crimson S anime at its official website.
Kigurumikku V3 Best Episode Collection has a promotional video up at the Nico Nico Douga website. The release date is set on May 20th.
The live action adaptation of the Production I.G. film Blood: The Last Vampire has a new trailer out. It is due in theaters in Japan on May 29th, the United Kingdom on June 12th, and France on June 17th. No release date has been set for the US. The film is directed by Chris Nahon who did the fun, but ultimately forgettable Kiss Of The Dragon.
Sony‘s Aniplex announced that they will release Atsuya Uki‘s Cencoroll anime this year more than two years after another company, Anime Innovation Tokyo, had previously revealed the project.
The promotional video for the Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ anime is being streamed at their official website.
The president of Sunrise, Kenji Uchida, had previously announced at the Tokyo International Anime Fair that the deciding factor to go ahead with the 20th Century Fox live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop was the casting of Keanu Reeves. Reeves made two visits to the studio to express his interest in the project which Uchida states was what made the deal go through. Interestingly enough Uchida noted that negotiations between the two companies went on for two years until it was agreed upon that Sunrise assert quality control. His exact words were, “If the script is terrible, the live-action film adaptation will not be approved.” Perhaps the film will exclude Reeves’ popular “I know kung fu” and “Woah” quotes.
Senjō no Valkyria -Gallian Chronicles- promotional video from the Tokyo International Anime Fair is streaming at the official website. The video game sounds interesting, but since I’m too lazy for video games these days hopefully the anime will be a good substitute.
FUNimation and GDH have announced a strategic alliance in which FUNi will stream its current and future works on their official website. There will also be a download to own feature on their site and others yet to be announced.
Tact Aoki is directing The Asylum Session 3D, a 60-minute 3D computer-animated film, that’s scheduled for release in two theaters this summer in Tokyo and Osaka.
Kazuya Minekura announced that her current manga project Saiyuki Gaiden will end this May.
This July Kadokawa Shoten plans to launch a new magazine entitled Young Ace and it will see the return of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto‘s Neon Genesis Evangelion, MPD-Psycho, Summer Wars, and Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu.
Death The Kid artwork courtesy of しぇんな on pixiv (account needed to access)