According to the official website for Weekly Shounen Jump, Masashi Kishimoto’s long-running manga series, 「Naruto」, will finally reach its conclusion with chapter 699. It will be published in this year’s 50th issue of WSJ magazine — on sale November 10th, 2014. The manga first began serialization in 1999.
During this weekend’s AnoHana Summer Festival Final event in Chichibu, Japan, a second 「Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai」 movie was announced by the production staff. Director Tatsuyuki Nagai, script writer Mari Okada, and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka are all on board for the project — scheduled to premiere in 2015. Additional details will be revealed at a later date.
During the “Fate Project Presentation” event streamed live on Niconico, studio ufotable layed out their plans for the TV adaptation planned for October this year. The series will be a split 2-cour and will focus on the “Unlimited Bladeworks” route.
A notice found inside the 7th Blu-ray volume of 「Kyoukai no Kanata」 reveals plans of a theatrical film for the series — set to premiere Spring 2015. Further details will be available at a later date.
At the end of this week’s final episode of 「Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season」, it was revealed that an animated film for the series was green-lit for production. It is part of the fifth anniversary project for the franchise. Further details will be available at a later date.
Earlier today, the official website for 「Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream」 began streaming a new promotional video for the upcoming film. It is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on June 7th, 2014. The BD/DVD release of the first film will be out May 14th.
According to the official website, two films recapping the entire TV series of 「Shingeki no Kyojin」 (Attack on Titan) will be shown in Japanese theaters — the first this Winter; the second in 2015. It will feature a new dubbing with the returning voice cast — 5.1ch digitally remastered.
During the noitaminA 10th Anniversary livestream event earlier today, a new 「Psycho-Pass」 promotional video was revealed showcasing the different projects the franchise plans to release this year. You can locate the video after the cut.
According to MoCa, a Strike Witches short movie trilogy, entitled 「Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow」, will be receiving a Japanese theatrical screening starting Fall 2014. Each of the three films will be 30-minutes long.
「Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi」 is sixth Precure Allstars crossover film featuring all the current heroines from the series. It is also labeled the “final” New Stage film. With the premiere in Japanese theaters just days away, an earlier look at the movie’s opening sequence has made its way onto streaming media sites. You can view the intro yourself after the cut.