News Weekend Wrapup: 23/Sep - 29/Sep
posted on 2012-09-30 18:00 EDT
The anime adaptation of Kōshi Tachibana's Date A Live science-fiction romantic comedy light novel series has started streaming it's first promo online. The video also reveals the voice cast and previously revealed crew including Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) directing the anime at AIC PLUS+.
Six tv advertisements have aired for GoRA Project and GoHands' K anime series. The series will premiere on October 4th and little is known about the new title beyond it's cast and crew. This includes Shingo Suzuki (Mardock Scramble) directing and handling character design on the series with the GoRA group will handling series composition.
A second promotional trailer for Psycho-Pass has started streaming, this time with animation footage. The series takes place in the near future when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed and the term "Psycho-Pass" in the anime's title refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kōgami (Tomokazu Seki) who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men manga will be receiving an anime film adaptation in the near furture. The comedic manga follows two friends who share a low-rent apartment in tokyo, the twist being that the two friends are Buddha and Jesus.
Lupin the III will have a new tv special aired on NTV on November 2nd. Lupin III: Tōhō Kenbunroku ~Another Page~ (Lupin III: Record of Observations of the East - Another Page) will revolve around a long-lost page of Marco Polo's Record of Observations of the East travel journal. Theo Argent, a professor who found this missing page, has been murdered, and Lupin is suspected as the killer. Hajime Kamegaki (Lupin III vs. Detective Conan) is directing the special. Hidaka Katsuro (Kaitō Royale, Natsu Yasumi no Koibito) is writing the script, and Yuji Ohno will handle the special's music.