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February 22 of 2014

Top 10 winter 2014 animes


1. Hoozuki No Reitetsu

2. Noragami

3. Nisekoi

4. Hamatora

5. Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai Ren

6. Saki Senkoku-Hen

7. Mikakunin De Shinkoukei

8. Nourin

9. D-Frag!

10. Sekai Seifuku Bouryaku No Zvezda



Toriko Anime to End on March 30 After 3 Years

The official Twitter account for the Toriko anime announced on Friday that the anime will end on March 30 after three years. Shueisha's V Jump magazine also announced on Friday that the Dragon Ball Kai anime series will take over Toriko's timeslot on Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV.

In the manga and anime, the title character Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter (Bishoku-ya) who travels the world to hunt down the animals and plants needed for dishes in the finest cuisine. Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro launched the original gourmet manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2008, and the first 27 volumes had more than 18 million copies in circulation as of last November. The 28th volume shipped on January 4, and the 29th volume is slated for release on March 4.

The television anime debuted in April 2011. The manga also inspired the Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure!! 3D animated film short, Gekijō-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu film, and Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Chō Collaboration Special!! television anime special.

Viz Media serializes the manga in its English-language Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine, and it shipped the manga's 20th volume in North America this month. Funimation is releasing the television anime on DVD in North America. Funimation and Hulu are streaming new episodes for audiences in the United States, and Crunchyroll also began streaming the series last year.




Fate/Stay Night Anime by ufotable Airing Fall 2014

The latest issue of Kadokawa’s Type-Moon Ace magazine has announced that the new Fate/Stay Night anime series that is being produced by ufotable studio will be premiering in Japan in the fall season of 2014.

The project to remake Fate/Stay Night was announced back in Jul 2013. The series will be directed by Miura Takahiro who also directed the Fate/Zero anime series.




 
December 04 of 2013
 
Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2013
 
 
This list covers sales surveyed from November 19, 2012 to November 17, 2013.
 
1 – One Piece / Eiichiro Oda 18,151,599
2 – Shingeki no Kyojin / Isayama Hajime 15,933,801
3 – Kuroko no Basket / Tadatoshi Fujimaki 8,761,081
4 – Magi The Labyrinth of Magic / Ohtaka Shinobu 7,151,001
5 – Naruto / Masashi Kishimoto 5,553,933
6 – Silver Spoon / Hiromu Arakawa 4,858,699
7 – Ansatsu Kyoshitsu / Matsui Yuusei 4,595,820
8 – Hunter X Hunter / Yoshihiro Togashi 4,231,475
9 – Fairy Tail / Hiro Mashima 3,790,151
10 – Terra Formars / Yu Sasuga & Kenichi Tachibana 3,602,630
11 – Kimi ni Todoke / Karuho Shiina 3,428,352
12 – Gintama / Hideaki Sorachi 2,864,734
13 – Toriko / Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro 2,844,248
14 – Kingdom / Yasuhisa Hara 2,805,945
15 – Bleach / Tite Kubo 2,974,750
16 – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Jojolion / Hirohiko Araki 2,588,910
17 – Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) / Chuya Koyama 2,543,140
18 – Saint Young Men / Hikaru Nakamura 2,487,751
19 – Blue Exorcist / Kazue Kato 2,329,721
20 – Chihayafuru / Yuki Suetsugu 2,311,857
 
 
 
Top 10 Fall 2013 anime
 
 
Japanese media website Recochoku ranks their top 10 anime.
 

1. Kuroko’s Basketball 

2. Magi – The Kingdom of Magic 

3. Kyōkai no Kanata 

4. Pocket Monsters XY 

5. Nagi no Asukara 

6. Infinite Stratos 2 

7/8/9/10. Kill la Kill 

7/8/9/10. Non Non Biyori 

7/8/9/10. Strike the Blood 

7/8/9/10. Log Horizon
 
 
 
 
October 25 of 2013
 
Newtype Anime Awards
 
 
The winners were selected from magazine and online polls conducted by Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine. Anime that ran on television or opened in theaters from October 2012 to September 2013 were eligible. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the Machi Asobi Vol. 11 event in Tokushima on Sunday.
The Attack on Titan(shingeki no kyojin) television series won the top prizes in the 3rd Newtype Anime Awards in Tokushima on Sunday.
 
Direction
 
1. Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan)
2. Keitaro Motonaga (Majestic Prince)
3. Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer; tie)
3. Naoyoshi Shiotani (Psycho-Pass; tie)
5. Yoshitomo Yonetani (Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning)
 
Script

1. Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan)
2. Reiko Yoshida (Majestic Prince)
3. Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass)

Character Design

1. Asako Nishida and Yūhei Murota (Love Live!)
2. Kenji Hayama and Tokuhiro Itagaki (Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning)
3. Hisashi Hirai (Majestic Prince)
 
Mecha Design

1. Majestic Prince
2. Valvrave the Liberator
3. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
 
Soundtrack

1. Attack on Titan
2. Girls und Panzer
3. Love Live!
 
Commercial

1. Monogatari Series Second Season
2. Attack on Titan
3. The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
 
Theme Song

1. "Guren no Yumiya" by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan)
2. "Linear Blue wo Kikinagara" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning)
3. "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de" by μ's (Love Live!)
 
Title of the Year (Film)

1. Gekijō-ban Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu
2. Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning
3. anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
4. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie [Part 1 & 2] 
 
Game Animation

1. The IDOLM@STER Shiny Festa
2. Fate/stay night [Realta Nua]
3. Tales of Xillia 2
 
Mascot Character

1. Chamber (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)
2. Monokuma (Danganropa)
3. Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie)
 
Female Character

1. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
2. Kurisu Makise (Gekijō-ban Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu)
3. Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass)
4. Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie)
5. Misaka Mikoto (A Certain Scientific Railgun S)
6. Rikka Takanashi (Takanashi Rikka • Kai ~Gekijō-ban Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!~)
7. Asuna (Sword Art Online)
8. Yuki Mori (Space Battleship Yamato 2199)
9. Hitagi Senjyogahara (Monogatari Series Second Season)
10. Kirino Kōsaka (Oreimo 2)
 
Male Character
 
1. Rintarō Okabe (Gekijō-ban Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu)
2. Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari Series Second Season)
3. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning)
4. Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
5. Levi (Attack on Titan)
6. Shinya Kōgami (Psycho-Pass)
7. Kirito (Sword Art Online)
8. Eren Jaegar (Attack on Titan)
9. Izuru Hitachi (Majestic Prince)
10. Gintoki Sakata (Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare)
 
Studio

1. Wit Studio
2. Dogakobo × Orange
3. ufotable 
 
Title of the Year (TV)

1. Attack on Titan
2. Majestic Prince
3. Girls und Panzer
4. Psycho-Pass
5. Love Live!
6. Free!
7. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
8. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
9. The Devil is a Part-Timer!
10. Sword Art Online 
 
 
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3 TV Anime Slated for 2014
 
 
The wraparound jacket band on the fifth volume of Hirohiko Araki's JoJolion manga announced on Friday that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, the anime adaptation of Part 3 of Araki's original manga, will premiere next year.
Director Naokatsu Tsuda and series director Kenichi Suzuki are once again overseeing the anime at David Production. Yasuko Kobayashi is in charge of the series scripts, and Masahiko Komino is designing the characters.
David Production's earlier 26-episode television anime covered both Part 1: Phantom Blood and Part 2: Battle Tendency from the original manga. That anime wrapped in April.
 
 
Code Geass: Akito's 2nd BD/DVD Slated for December 25
 
 
The official website for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project announced on Wednesday that the second installment will ship on Blu-ray and DVD on December 25, after being delayed from this fall. The Blu-ray and DVD editions will have the teaser and full trailers, promotional videos, commercials, and a jacket by chief animation director Shuichi Shimamura. The regular-edition Blu-ray adds English and Japanese subtitles, while the limited-edition Blu-ray (pictured right) adds a booklet of original sketches by CLAMP, 24-page liner notes, a collection of ending illustration cards, a picture drama, audio commentaries by staff and cast, and a case with an exclusive illustration by character designer Takahiro Kimura.
The third installment, "Kagayaku-mono no Ten Yori Otsu" (The Brightness Falls), is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters next spring.
 
 
J-Stars Victory VS second trailer
 
 
Namco Bandai has released the official second trailer for J-Stars Victory VS.
The clips includes footage of more recently revealed characters like Taro Yamada, Jaguar Junichi, Vegeta, Sasuke Uchiha, and Zebra.
 
 

 

September 26 of 2013

 
Prince of Tennis II Anime Gets New OVA
 
 
The official Twitter account for the Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama anime reported after The Prince of Tennis Festival 2013 Public Performance event on Saturday that a new Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama (The Prince of Tennis II) OVA has been green-lit. The OVA will tell the continuation of the 2012 Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama television anime. More details about the OVA will be announced on the official website and in future issues of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine.
The original 2012 anime series adapts Takeshi Konomi's original Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama manga, which has been running in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine since 2009. The story begins several months after the national tennis tournament that ended the original Prince of Tennis storyline.
Crunchyroll streamed the anime into several countries as it aired in Japan. Viz Media published the 42nd and final volume of Konomi's original Prince of Tennis manga run in North America in 2011.
 
 
 
New Anime Game: Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax
 
 
Publisher ASCII Media Works and game developer Sega teased a short video from Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, their crossover 2D fighting game, during a Saturday stage event at the "Game no Dengeki" booth at Tokyo Game Show 2013.

The game is the fourth collaboration between ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint and Sega, and it marks Dengeki Bunko's 20th anniversary. In the teaser video, Asuna from Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novel series and Shana from Yashichiro Takahashi's Shakugan no Shana light novel series face-off in a one-on-one battle. In the background, tanks from Sega's Valkyria Chronicles are visible.
No platform for the game was announced at the event, but the staff assured fans that there would be more playable characters than just Asuna and Shana.
 
 
 
 
4th KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Video Anime's Promo Streamed
 
 
The official website for Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine began streaming the first promotional video for the fourth KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple original video anime (OVA) on Tuesday. The 53rd manga volume will include two new episodes on an original anime DVD. The 12-minute video previews the episode "Utsukushii Tsubasa" (Beautiful Wings), where Kenichi and Shō Kanō battle for Miu's heart. It then previews "Shinigami vs. Akuma" (Death God vs. Devil), which introduces the "first impact" between the Ryōzanpaku elder and Apachai during Miu's childhood.
Hiroshi Ishiodori is once again directing the project at Brains Base, and Eizō Kobayashi wrote the scripts. The cast members are also reprising their roles, led by Tomokazu Seki as Kenichi Shirahama and Rie Kugimiya as Miu Furinji.
The first three OVA were bundled with manga volumes last year.
The manga already inspired a television anime series that Funimation released in North America.
The 53rd manga volume will ship on September 18.
 
 
 
 
August 22 of 2013
 
 
J-Stars Victory Vs. Game Trailer
 
 
Namco Bandai has released the first promotional video for their upcoming new game "J-Stars Victory Vs.”, which would be released for the PS3 and PS Vita consoles.
The game is produced in collaboration with Shounen Jump to celebrate its 45th anniversary, and features some of popular characters that have been featured in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine:
 
Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece
Toriko from Toriko
Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z
Uzumaki Naruto from Naruto
Kurosaki Ichigo from Bleach
Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin
Sakata Gintoki from Gintama
Gon from HunterxHunter
Yusuke Urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho
Ryotsu Kankichi from Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo
 
 
 
 
Hunter × Hunter -The Last Mission- Film's 1st Trailer Unveiled
 
 
The first trailer for the Hunter × Hunter -The Last Mission- film began streaming on Monday. The trailer asks viewers if they are prepared to know the history of the Hunter Association that was engraved in flames, and demands that those who have committed sins to pay for them with their lives.

The official website for the Hunter X Hunter film also updated to show the new film's key visual.
The story of the second film adaptation of Yoshiro Togashi's Hunter X Hunter manga revolves around the dark history of the strongest Hunters that once existed in the Hunters Association that were split into "light” and "dark”, with each walking down their respective paths. The "dark” side begins moving in order to massacre all Hunters, and both Killua and Kurapika are caught up in the violence and are injured. What is the dark secret behind Netero, the strongest Nen-user and the chairman of the Hunter Association?
The production of the second movie was announced at the end of the Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge film when it premiered in January. The movie took the #1 spot at the box office when it opened.
The movie will premiere in Japanese theaters on December 27.
 
 
 
 
Pokémon: The Origin TV Anime to Premiere in October
 
 
The Pocket Monsters: The Origin television anime will premiere in Japan on October 2 at 7:00 p.m. The anime was announced at the "Pokémon Game Show" event held at the Tokyo Big Site event center on Saturday.
Images from a promotional video shown at the event reveal that the anime will feature the player and rival characters from Nintendo's original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green (released as Pokémon Blue in North America) video games. The original games' and television series' first gym leader Takeshi (known as Brock in English) will also appear in the upcoming anime. The Pokémon Hitokage (Charmander), Ishitsubute (Geodude), and Kamex (Blastoise) are featured in the promotional video.
The separate Pocket Monsters XY television anime series will premiere in Japan on October 17 as a tie-in with the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games. Pre-orders for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y opened in Japan on August 10, and the games will ship for the Nintendo 3Ds worldwide on October 12.