xxxHOLiC Rō, Eden of the East, Working!! Promos Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
Kodansha's official website for the xxxHOLiC and Tsubasa original animation DVD (OAD) projects has posted a xxxHOLiC: Rō trailer on Friday. The trailer features the "Kaza-Nagi" ending theme song by Shikao Suga. Nanase Ohkawa (the scriptwriter and the story creator of the CLAMP manga quartet), director Tsutomu Mizushima (xxxHOLiC, xxxHOLiC: Kei, xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream), the animation studio Production I.G are all returning from the previous xxxHOLiC OADs.
The xxxHOLiC: Rō OAD will ship with the 17th volume of CLAMP's original xxxHOLiC manga on April 23. Del Rey will publish the 15th manga volume in North America next month, while Funimation has been releasing several of the earlier xxxHOLiC anime adaptations.
The official staff blog of the Eden of the East anime franchise has begun streaming the third "Paradise Resort" video — a two-minute weekly behind-the-scenes look at the production of the second film — on Friday. (The first two videos are still available at the same link.) The new video looks at how the staff creates the backgrounds for the anime.
The film itself, Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost, will open in Japan in March and will continue the story from last year's Eden of the East television anime series and November's Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden. Funimation licensed the original television series for North America. The television series and the films feature Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama and character designer Chika Umino (Honey and Clover).
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Karino Takatsu's Working!! four-panel manga has posted a 32-second Mahiru "character trailer" on Friday. The video focuses on Mahiru Inami, a 17-year-old high school girl who works at the restaurant that serves as the backdrop for the story. The previous Comic Market promotional video and character trailers are still available from the same page.
In the story, a high school freshman named Sōta Takanashi works part-time among the restaurant's high-spirited, eccentric, yet cool staffers. Takatsu's original manga runs in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine, and six compiled book volumes have been published. Yoshimasa Hiraike (Kaleido Star, Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Solty Rei) is directing the anime version, and Shingo Adachi (Megaman Star Force, Rockman.EXE Beast+) is designing the characters and overseeing the animation at A-1 Pictures Inc. Jun Fukuyama and Kana Asumi will play the characters Sōta and Popura, respectively. The television anime will premiere this April.
Image © CLAMP/Kodansha
© Karino Takatsu/Square Enix, Working!! Production Committee