Author: Luke Halliday

Assassination Classroom Anime in the Works? UPDATE: Confirmed!

Assassination Classroom is a popular action comedy manga running in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and it very well could be becoming an anime series if a domain registration is anything to go by. On the 22nd of June, a domain was registered under the name ANATSU-ANIME.com. Given that Assassination Classroom is titled Anatsu Kyoshitsu in Japanese, this could very well be a sign that the manga could be getting an anime adaptation. The series follows an unkillable extraterrestrial invading Earth an tasking a high school class to assassinate him within 1 year otherwise he will destroy the world. It is an unique series in the Weekly Shonen Jump line-up and has gained quite a following. With an OVA pilot already having been released as Jump Festa last year, it gives added weight to the possibility of a full-fledged series. So could Assassination Classroom be in line for an anime adaptation? Probably. UPDATE: The anime adaptation has been confirmed through a leak of next week’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Thanks @newsmangajapon. -30-

‘noitaminA’ 10th Anniversary CD features best songs from the block

noitaminA is the now legendary late-night anime block and with next year marking the 10th anniversary of the television block, the bigwigs at noitaminA have put a celebratory mix CD together featuring the best music from series that have aired on noitaminA. They have released a preview video for the CD which you can see below. Included in the CD is a total of 50 tracks, a colossal amount to say the very least, but given noitaminA’s track record of awesome opening and ending theme music it is no wonder that the block has produced so many classic tracks. Included are tracks from series such as Psycho-Pass, Kids on the Slope, AnoHana and many more. Here is the full track listing, all 50 of them: 01.Dramatic 02.Allegro Cantabile 03.Kimi No Uta 04.Matryoshka 05.Futuristic Imagination 06.The Everlasting Guilty Crown 07.Kuchizuke 08.Tsurezure Monochrome 09.Waltz 10.Itsudatte. 11.Aoi Shiori 12.Shangrila 13.Thermae Roman 14.Sweet Drops 15._lonely In Gorgeous_ 16.Life Goes On-side K- 17.Upside Down 18.Mononoke Dance 19.Harinezumi 20.Fantasy 21.Kamisama No Iutoori 22.All I Need Is… 23.Kimi No Kirei Ni Kizuite Okure …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 to be published by Viz Media, rest of series being considered

Who is excited? YES I AM! The reason being that Viz Media have confirmed that they will indeed be releasing JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood, with Volume 1 of the manga epic to hit shelves in February 2015. This is big news for fans of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, a series that has only ever had it’s third arc released in English language manga format in the past and heavily edited at that. While it is unknown whether we will be subject to visual edits, one can presume there will be some name changes made considering the large amount of copyrighted names used in the series. To make the announcement even sweeter, Viz Media also confirmed that they are considering releasing the rest of the series and that they have further announcements to make regarding future releases at Anime Expo on July 3rd. So of course keep your eyes tuned right here for when that news is dropped by Viz Media. Also Viz please release Part 4: Diamond is not Crash, thank …

Nisekoi x My Love Story crossover manga lands in Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump

Just in case their wasn’t enough romcom mischief in your Nisekoi or My Love Story, the two romantic comedy manga have collided into one hell of a lovely crossover special aptly titled Nisekoi x My Love Story which has been published in Monday’s issue of Viz Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump. Nisekoi follows Raku a young man who finds himself with too many girlfriends/love interests, also he is in the Yakuza. Conversely My Love Story follows nice guy Takeo who struggles to get a girlfriend or even the attention of girls because he looks like a raging sumo, also his best friend is a pretty boy that steals all the girls that he likes. For those out of the know with these two particular manga series, there were two special chapters of Nisekoi x My Love Story that were published last year. One of them was published in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and the other in Bessatsu Margaret Magazine (home of My Love Story). The chapter that will appear in Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump …

Rail Wars anime trailer pulls into station

Upcoming anime series Rail Wars has just gotten a full length trailer highlighting the series distinct lack of trains fighting in unbridled war. Rather it focuses on the people that ride the trains and the warring factions in the Japanese Rail Services, which does sound interesting but I mean, come on… fighting trains! Rail Wars is set for a Summer 2014 broadcast with a premiere date of July 3rd. It is being produced by relative newcomer to the anime industry, Passione studio. Yoshifumi Sueda (Haitai Naafa) is attached to direct the anime. Check out the trailer below to get a gander at the wonderfully bouncing world of Rail Wars. -30-

Rurouni Kenshin films to get Theatrical Releases in Australia

Madman Entertainment have announced during their Supanova Perth 2014 industry panel today that they have plans to release the final two live-action Rurouni Kenshin films alongside the animated film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in theaters across Australia at some point in 2014. While there is no solid date set for the release of the three films, the fact that Madman promises a 2014 release period is satisfying enough. Both Rurouni Kenshin films will be released simultaneously and bring the samurai tale to a close ending it as a trilogy. On the other side of the fence, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods previously saw screenings in Australia last year as part of the Japanese Film Festival, so this will be its second go around. The only difference is that this time there could be a potentially larger audience with Madman’s distribution. Madman did state that they will be confirming more information on the releases in the future, so do stay tuned for that news when Madman decides to drop it. The final two …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Anime Confirmed for 52 Episodes

In news that is sure to have JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure fans standing proud, it has been confirmed through the official Twitter account of the anime series that the anime adaptation of Part 3 of the shonen epic will run for a total of 52 episodes. TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 スターダストクルセイダース』は、原作に登場するスタンドはノーカット・4クールにてお届けいたします。長い旅になりますが、これからも、その先も…皆様よろしくお付き合いのほどお願いいたします。WB寺 — TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』公式 (@anime_jojo) June 20, 2014 The tweet confirms the series episode count as well as the fact that it will feature all ‘stands’ from Part 3. Stands are of course the spiritual embodiment of a person and gives them supernatural abilities that some might say are quite… bizarre. The series is animated by David Production and follows the continued generation spanning bizarre adventures of the ill-fated Joestar clan. Part 3 titled Stardust Crusaders, is a travelogue series that revolves around the struggles with 100 year old vampire DIO and his army of ‘stand’ users. If you are interested in watching the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime you can catch the latest episodes through Crunchyroll which simulcasts the series weekly. On top of that you can dive into the entire …