According to the July issue of Afternoon magazine, an anime adaptation of Nihei Tsutomu’s sci-fi adventure manga series, 「Sidonia no Kishi」 (Knights of Sidonia), has been green-lit for production. There is no word on the exact format — whether TV, OVA, or film — available at this time.
Earlier this weekend, the 14th official game in the Touhou doujin series, entitled 「Touhou Kishinjou ~ Double Dealing Character」, was announced by developer ZUN. As usual, a demo will be released at the next Reitaisai event, (May 26th) — priced at 300 JPY. Reimu, Marisa, and Sakuya (surprisingly) are all confirmed to be playable. No word on when the full version will be available.
According to Comic Natalie, Terajima Yuuji’s baseball manga series, 「Ace of Diamond」, will be receiving a TV anime adaptation this Fall. It is a co-production between Madhouse and Production I.G. The official website and Twitter account for the new project is now available.
According to a website entry from publisher Kadokawa Shoten, an anime adaptation of Segawa Hajime’s sci-fi action manga series, 「Tokyo ESP」, has been green-lit for production. There is no word on the exact format — whether TV, film, or OVA — at this time.
According to the June issue of Newtype magazine, a second TV season of 「Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!」 has been green-lit for production. The announcement was made on a pull-out poster found inside featuring the first key visuals of the series.
The Japanese trance/pop music duo fripSide have just released their latest single, “sister’s noise,” earlier this week. The song is also known as the opening theme for the anime, 「Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S」. The official promotional video may be found after the cut.
A promotional video for Bandai’s 20th anniversary S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon action figure is now available for view. It features the original Sailor Moon voice actress, Mitsuishi Kotono.
Earlier this week, the doujin circle Manpuku Jinja released a new promotional video for the second episode of 「Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~」 — a Touhou-based anime series. It promises to feature over 50 characters. The trailer also includes music by Yuuhei Satellite with Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets. It is available for view after the cut.
According to the series’ official Twitter account, an animated 「Girls und Panzer」 film is currently in development. The movie will be a sequel to the original TV series. Mizushima Tsutomu will once again be serving as director. It is slated to premiere in Japanese theaters sometime in 2014.
According to Mantan Web, Kyoto Animation’s next project is an original swimming club TV anime, entitled 「Free!」. The broadcast premiere of the new series is scheduled to air this July on channel ABC and Tokyo MX.