Edition 7: CITY, The Eccentric Family, Touken, and more
This week there are really lots of news and it was hard to pick the most interesting ones. There’s one new anime announcement and four (!) sequel anime have been announced as well as a totally new manga. There are also two new PVs.
Chiruran gets Anime
The wraparound jacket band on the 16th compiled volume of Shinya Umemura and Eiji Hashimoto’s Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka manga announced that the series is receiving a tv anime adaptation. The anime is slated to premiere in January 2017.
Comic Zenon describes the manga:
On the eve of a new era, Kyoto was in chaos. Different factions were moving at cross-purposes, and with the clash of different ideals, many were resorting to violence to enforce their views. To bring back order to the streets of Kyoto, Shinsengumi – the supposed guardians of peace – were formed. A chosen group of hot blooded youth, on a mission to save Kyoto, and to prove their worth… This is a tale of proud young Samurai mercenaries, who lived and died by the sword, in a turbulent period of political upheaval. To them, a man is defined by the way he dies.
Gintama gets New Anime
This year’s 43rd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced that Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga will get a new tv anime series on TV Tokyo. The magazine also teases the climax to the final story arc.
Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it continues to be ranked among the top-selling manga in Japan. The manga inspired a tv anime that premiered in 2006 and continued until 2013. The latest Gintama tv anime series premiered in April 2015, and ended in March.
Nanatsu no Taizai gets 2nd Season
This year’s 43rd issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed that Nakaba Suzuki’s Nanatsu no Taizai manga is inspiring a new tv anime series. The issue didn’t give any other information about the new anime.
The four-episode The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War- special anime series premiered on August 28 and is ended on Sunday. The special features an all-new original story, which Suzuki himself wrote. The end of the final episode ended with a commercial for the new anime series.
Tales of Zestiria the X gets 2nd Season
The 12th episode of the Tales of Zestiria the X tv anime series ended with a video that confirmed that a second season has been green-lit.
The show’s English website describes the story:
Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the “seraphim” (tenzoku), spiritual beings not visible to humans.
Sorey believes in the folklore that says “long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim” and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace.
One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword imbedded in a rock and ends up becoming a “Shepherd,” one who casts away calamity from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense—
And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.
The Eccentric Family gets 2nd Season
P.A. Works announced at a stage event at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair that it is producing a second season of The Eccentric Family anime series. The new series is titled The Eccentric Family 2, and it is P.A. Works’ first sequel series.
The first season’s main staff members are returning for the sequel. Masayuki Yoshihara is directing the series at P.A. Works, Kōji Kumeta is designing the characters, and Lantis is handling the music production. Additionally, Kousuke Kawazura is adapting Kumeta’s designs for animation and is serving as animation director, and Yusuke Takeda and Harumi Okamoto are serving as art directors.
This year’s 43rd issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Morning magazine announced that Keiichi Arawi is launching a new manga series titled CITY in the magazine’s next issue on September 29. The manga will have a color opening page, and art from the manga will appear on the magazine’s cover.
The new slapstick comedy manga will center on Nagumo, a penniless college student who moves to a town filled with bizarre people. The magazine also teases about a “reckless girl who sets the city in motion.”
Force of Will PV
The official YouTube channel for Force of Will the Movie, the anime film adaptation of the Force of Will trading card game, began streaming the first trailer for the film. The trailer focuses on “L.S,” the Cthulu myth-based short that will appear in the film.
The staff describes the “L.S” short as follows:
« My nightmares will spread around the whole world…… »
Fiction and reality seen by a young girl haunted by « Word ». An evil giant who threatens the world, extraordinary creatures, and the “word battle” of a charming girl. Birth of an unprecedented mysterious dark fantasy.
Touken Ranbu PV
The official website for ufotable’s anime adaptation of the Touken Ranbu game began streaming its first promo video.
DMM’s Touken Ranbu “sword personification training game” takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishōnen. Nitroplus designed the characters and scenario. The game launched in Japan last year, and it has more than 1.5 million registered users.
I hope you also enjoyed this Shin issue. If there is anymore interesting news I’ll write an Extra and link it to next week’s blog. I’m really glad that Nanatsu no Taizai is getting a second season, I really liked the first one.