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AnimeLab announces First Three Titles of Fall Simulcast Season

posted on 2015-10-02 10:00 EDT

AnimeLab announced the first titles on their facebook page on Wednesday the 30th of September. All three titles will be streamed on AnimeLab in the near future no exact start dates have been set.

The three titles are as follows;

  • K: Return of Kings
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Of particular interest is Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, AnimeLab will be having an Australian premiere on Sunday the 4th of October at EBExpo in Sydney at 11:30am which makes this the first screening worldwide of the series (Japan's first airing will be on Sunday at 5:00pm JST on MBS and TBS). You can find further details on the Australian premiere screening on AnimeLab's facebook event.

AnimeLab has also stated that Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans will be streamed one week after Japanese broadcast.


K: Return of Kings

The website describes the story as follows:

In modern Japan, where history has strangely overlapped with reality. There, seven "Kings" with great superpowers existed. Along with their clansman to whom they shared their own power with, the kings each formed clans. Order bound by blue, red flames that cause chaos, irregularities that shine in white, and reforms branched off into green. The Kings, each with their own abilities, now...

The Blue King Reisi Munakata, the leader of the Blue Clan "Scepter 4," held great responsibilities on his back. The tower that Gold King Daikaku Kokujōji supervised called the Dresden Slate was still on his mind, and he felt a great burden by killing the previous Red King, Mikoto Suoh.

On the other hand, the former Red Clan "Homra" clansman Anna Kushina experienced the attacks from the green clan "jungle" and awakened as the next Red King. By doing this, she bound her comrades through a strong bond once again.

Finally, White clansmen Neko and Kuroh believe that the White King Yashiro is still alive, and seek his whereabouts. However, it was not just them searching for the White King. The Green King Nagare Hisui once again...

With "jungle" once again jumping back into action, the fates of the various Kings are brought together.

K was originally created by GoRA (a group of seven novelists) and the group is returning to handle series composition. Shingo Suzuki will serve as the director and character designer at studio GoHands. Suzuki previously directed the first season and the K: Missing Kings sequel film. Hiromitsu Kanazawa (Coppelion) is returning as the Series Director alongside chief animation director Makoto Furuta.

The theme songs for K: Return of Kings will be "Asymmetry" by Yui Horie for the opening and "Kai" (Solution) by CustomiZ for the ending.

Alongside the anime, a manga adaptation will be published in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine with Haruto Shiota illustrating the series and GoRA member Hideyuki Furuhashi in charge of story composition. The new series will premiere in the November issue to be released on October 17.

Anime Limited has already licensed K: Return of Kings for broadcast in the UK with a simulcast planned for Viewster. Viz Media licensed the series back in July for North America.


Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Post Disaster Year 323, over 300 years since the great war between Earth and Mars known as the Calamity War, Mars is now terraformed and colonized by humans. But even with all the comforts of home, the humans of Mars chafe against the rule of the Earth Government. Orphan Mikazuki Augus is one of several young children who works for the civilian security company Chryse Guard Security, entrusted with the safety of the Martian Princess Kudelia Aina Bernstein who has plans to secure the independence of her nation of Chryse from Earth.

When CGS is attacked by the Earth Military organisation known as Gjallarhorn, the leader of the children's division in CGS, Orga Itsuka, discovers that the team has been abandoned by the adults to be used as decoys in the fight against Gjallarhorn. Now as Orga decides to rebel against CGS, Argus must choose to either follow his friend or his mission as he stumbles upon the legendary mobile suit, Gundam Barbatos.

Tatsuyuki Nagai is helming the show at Sunrise, with Mari Okada handling series composition. Yu Ito (Shut Hell, Imperial Guards) drew the original character designs, while Michinori Chiba designed the characters for animation (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE). Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara are designing the mechas for the show. Kusanagi is in charge of art design, and Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

Nagai and Okada have worked together previously on the Toradora! and anohanaTV anime series, as well as the anohana film, and the upcoming The Anthem of the Heart anime film.

The rock band MAN WITH A MISSION will perform the opening theme song, and Misia will perform the ending theme song.

The show will premiere on October 4 on 28 channels in Japan, and will also be streamed online. Daisuki, Hulu, Gundam.info, Crunchyroll and Funimation will all be streaming the series as it airs in Japan.


Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Magic Knights are modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the "Failed Knight" or "Worst One" who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the "Number One" student. In this duel, "the loser must be obedient for life."

Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, WATAMOTE) and Jin Tamamura (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) are serving as director and series director, respectively at the anime studios SILVER LINK. (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, WATAMOTE) and Nexus (Santa Company, Wakaba Girl). Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Terraformars) is in charge of the series scripts, and Sei Komatsubara designed the characters. Jin Aketagawa of Magic Capsule is the sound director.

Riku Misora launched the light novel series with illustrations by Won in 2013 and SoftBank Creative published the seventh volume in May. Megumu Soramichi has been drawing the manga adaptation in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine.


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