News Weekend Wrapup: 28/Jul - 3/Aug
posted on 2013-08-04 23:35 EDT by Jon Hayward
Madman Entertainment have finalised the cinemas and the screening seasons for this year's Reel Anime 2013. The season will start from September 19th in New Zealand and October 3rd in most Australian capital cities.
Madman also started their new streaming schedule with Attack on Titan, PsychoPass and Fate/Zero bringing their screening room up to five days of new content each week.
Spike Chunsoft has begun streaming a trailer for the upcoming port Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload. This PS Vita title consists of Danganronpa 1 and Danganronpa 2 that were originally released on PSP. The packaged retail version will cost 5,229 yen and be released in Japan on the 10th of October 2013.
Production I.G's independent (and crowd-funded) animated short film Kick-Heart has won the Original Design Award at the Animation Block Party in New York.
Toei Robot Girls will be recieving a new short series next year consisting of nine 10-minute shorts. The series follows a group of girls based on Dynamic Planning and Toei Animation's giant robots into cute girls consisting of Z-chan (a girl re-imagining of Mazinger Z), Gre-chan (Great Mazinger), and Grenda-san (UFO Robo Grendizer). These three girls form Team Z and work to promote the future energy source Photon Energy and protect the energy from those that would use it to do harm.
And finally, Comic Alive's magazine editors have announced that five light-novel series published under the MG Bunko J label have been green-lit for anime adaptations. Of particular interest is Yuu Kamiya's No Game, No Life that follows Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET hikikomori gamers have legends of their skills told on the internet. When a 'God' summons the pair to an alternate world where there is no war and everything is decided by gaming including territory they are asked to help out the humans who have been pushed back to one final city.