News Weekend Wrapup: 9/June - 15/June
The first Cornelius music video for the Ghost in the Shell Arise video anime series has been released online. The video was posted on a new website built to promote Cornelius' music for the new series, both the opening and closing themes have now been posted under "videos" on the website.
Bushiroad have confirmed that the Cardfight!! Vanguard anime series will continue for a fourth and fifth season. The news was revealed when Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani responded to a question over twitter from a fan who asked if the original card game will end when the current third anime season ends.
Takara Tomy have streamed a trailer for their Transformers Go! anime DVD series. The trailer reveals details about the six original Japanese transformers including Kenzan (a police car), Jinbu (a jet) and Ganoh (a firetruck) and that the story takes place in Japan's Warring States period. For a quick comparison, they have placed modern vehicles in the same era as Samurai Warriors or Inuyasha, in short giant mechs in the 16th Century. Make of that what you will.
And continuing on with the toy related tie-ins, Nelvana has just announced it is funding two new Beyblade sequel series with production company d-rights inc. BeyRaiderz Shogun is planned to run for 13 episodes from Spring 2014 and BeyWarriors Cyborg to start in Fall 2014 and run for 26 episodes with two hour-long specials.
A press presentation from the live action Kiki's Delivery Service on-location shoot has been streamed. The video shows Fūka Koshiba (Iki mo Dekinai Natsu) as the title witch girl Kiki before going onto showcase the set and some of the cast. Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge/Juon, Tomie: Rebirth) is directing the film which is based on the first two volumes of Majo no Takkyūbin.