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The official website for the Fireball Charming television anime series has relaunched with a 16-second streaming television commercial. This second series of Fireball television animation shorts from writer/director Wataru Arakawa will premiere in Japan's Tokyo MX TV and Disney Channel this April. Jinni's Animation Studios is returning to produce the 3D computer animation about a female robot duchess named Drosel von Flügel (played by Miyuki Kawasho) and her guardian servant robot Gedächtnis (Toru Ohkawa).
The North American anime distributor Funimation began streaming an Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance video clip with the English voice of the character Mari, Trina Nishimura, on the Amazon website on Friday. (In the linked page, select the "See 2 more images and video" link.) The North American DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of the anime film will ship on March 29.