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AnimeLab Announces More Titles for Fall Simulcast Lineup

posted on 2015-10-05 12:50 EDT
Another eight titles have been added to AnimeLab's fall simulcast screening in Australia and New Zealand.

AnimeLab has announced announced eleven titles in total on their blog for simulcast as part of the fall line-up. The titles are as follows;

This is alongside the previously announced titles;


The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water

Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It allowed human technology to make rapid strides giving rise to a new species of super-powered humans, the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The Festas (Star Warrior Festivals) host battles between Genestella at a city of six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.” Scholarship student Ayato Amagiri transferred into Seidōkan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, swearing he too will fight in this city.

Manabu Ono (A-Channel, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, The irregular at magic high school, Saki) is serving as general director of the series at A-1 Pictures. Kenji Seto (Wooser no Sono Higurashi Kakusei-hen, assistant director on A-Channel and Saki) is directing the series, Tetsuya Kawakami (Nanana's Buried Treasure, Robot Girls Z, Shigofumi - Letters from the Departed, Toei Robot Girls) is handling the character designs and serving as animation director, Rasmus Faber (Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne theme songs) is composing the music, and Flying Dog is producing the music.

Shiena Nishizawa is performing the opening theme song, and Maaya Sakamoto is performing the ending theme song "Waiting for the rain."

The anime is also inspiring a PlayStation Vita game in 2016.

Miyazaki launched the novel series in 2012, and Media Factory published the eighth volume on May 25. The light novels have inspired a manga by Ningen, as well as the Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenveil no Tsubasa spinoff manga by Shou Akane.

Aniplex USA has licensed the series and will stream on Crunchyroll in North America. Daisuki is also streaming the series in North America, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.


Attack on Titan: Junior High

The school comedy story is set in a junior high school and centers on the original manga's characters such as Eren and Mikasa as they battle with Titans. The spin-off incorporates gags while using Shingeki no Kyojin's story and notable scenes as its basis.

The show will feature an anime part and then a live-action "special corner" part that will air after the anime portion of each episode. The live-action portion of the show will feature the the voice actors and voices actresses for Eren, Mikasa, Armin (Marina Inoue), and Bertholt (Tomohisa Hashizume) in a section called "Shingeki! Treasure Hunt." The live-action portion will also feature the voice actress for Sasha (Yu Kobayashi) in a section titled "Sasha Tries ?? By Herself!!," which she will host alongside a mascot character "Titan-kun."

Yoshihide Ibata (Ashiaraiyashiki no Jūnin-tachi, episode director for Kill la Kill, Haikyu!!) is directing the series at Production I.G. Midori Gotou (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, Genshiken: Second Generation) is handling the series composition, Yuuko Yahiro (Diabolik Lovers, B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time) is the character designer, and Asami Tachibana (Haikyu!!, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Robotics;Notes) is composing the music.

Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan's two opening themes) will perform the show's opening theme song "Seishun wa Hanabi no Yō ni" (Youth is Like Fireworks).

The series premiered on MBS on October 3. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

Saki Nakagawa launched the Attack on Titan: Junior High comedy manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in April 2012. Kodansha released the eighth compiled volume in Japan on August 7. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it will publish the fourth compiled volume in November.


Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA

A young girl idolizes the world-renowned S-ranked butei Kanzaki H. Aria and plans to follow in her footsteps. However, her test grades her out as only an E-rank! All is not lost, however, as Aria agrees to give her some pointers. Can Aria help this newcomer become a first-rate butei?

Also known as Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A, this series is an adaptation of the Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A (manga) created by Shogako Tachibana for Square Enix's Young Gangan Magazine. The manga series itself a spinoff of Chūgaku Akamatsu's light novel series Hidan no Aria.

Takashi Kawabata (episode director for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, A Certain Scientific Railgun) is directing the series at Dogakobo. Fumihiko Shimo (Air, Infinite Stratos, Kanon) is handling the series composition, Miwa Oshima (The Story of Saiunkoku, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) is adapting Kobuichi's character designs for animation, Mariko Kubo (A Bridge to the Starry Skies, High School DxD) and Chisato Kikunaga (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) are chief animation directors, Takurō Iga is composing the music, and Flying Dog is producing the music.

Ayane Sakura (the voice of Akari) and Rie Kugimiya (Aria) are performing the ending theme "Pulse" under the group name "Team AA."

The show will premiere on AT-X on October 6 at 11:00 p.m., and the series will air on Tuesdays. The series will also air on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11. Funimation will stream the series in North America as it airs in Japan.


Concrete Revolutio

From AnimeLab;

The stage is set in “another Japan” as a banquet of diverse superhumans unfolds…

In an imaginary “age of gods” about 20 years after the war, Japan has grown and developed by leaps and bounds. What if all the superhumans ever written about in fictional stories existed at the same time? Superhumans who came into existence through different circumstances, and who are special in different ways—Titans from outer space, lifeforms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations, and the list goes on. One segment of these superhumans makes no secret of their existence and has gained popularity in society. Others cloak their identities and fight in secrecy.

There are enemies of superhumans as well, organizations that operate in the shadows.

The Japanese government has taken many measures to secure peace and order.

One is the establishment of an organization under the Ministry of Health and Welfare—the Overpopulation Research Laboratory, a.k.a. the Superhuman Bureau.

Their mission is to identify and approach superhumans, then oversee and safeguard them. One member of the Superhuman Bureau, Jirou Hitoyoshi, is protagonist of this series.

The series reunites the main staff from Fullmetal Alchemist. Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Un-Go, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Hanamaru Kindergarten) is directing the series at BONES, and Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Un-Go, Ghost Slayers Ayashi, Martian Successor Nadesico) is in charge of series composition.

A manga version of the series launched in the September issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine. Nylon will draw the series.

The series premiered in Japan on October 4 and will run for half a year. Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ) is co-producing the series, and Daisuki will stream the series "worldwide" as it airs in Japan. Funimation is streaming the series in North America. You can view character designs for Concrete Revolutio here.


Noragami Aragoto

Season 2 of Noragami! This will adapt the manga's Bishamon arc.

Noragami follows the minor deity known as Yato. Yato is so minor he doesn't have a single shrine, so instead he scrawls his cell number on the wall of the bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for 5 yen. Middle schooler Hiyori Iki is almost killed in a car accident, if it wasn't for Yato's intervention she would have been dead. However Hiyori soon discovers that after the accident her soul keeps slipping from her body and now must hunt down Yato in order to return to a normal life.

Noragami Aragoto is the second season based on adapts Adachitoka's popular manga Noragami. This season will adapt the manga's popular Bishamon arc and will reunite the staff and cast from the first season. Kotaro Tamura is again directing at Studio BONES alongside series composer Deko Akao and character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto.

THE ORAL CIGARETTES will perform the opening theme "Kyōran Hey Kids!!" (Fury Hey Kids!!), while Tia (Noragami ending theme, Captain Earth second ending theme) will perform the ending theme song, but the song's title has not yet been revealed.

The new season will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 2 at 1:05 a.m. (effectively the morning of October 3). The anime is also run on MBS on October 3 at 3:10 a.m., and on BS Fuji on October 5 at 1:00 a.m. It will then stream on Docomo's dTV service and the UULA and GYAO! streaming services on October 5 at 12:00 p.m.

Madman Entertainment licensed Noragami and season 1 is available for streaming on AnimeLab. Funimation has licensed both series for North America.


The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST

The "rather risque battle action" story centers around Basara Tōjō, a first-year high school student who is flustered by a sudden question by his eccentric father, "Hey, didn't you used to say you wanted a little sister?" In addition, his father announces that he is getting remarried. His father brings over two beautiful step-sisters, but then embarks on an overseas trip. However, the two sisters Mio and Maria Naruse are actually a novice devil and succubus.

Basara almost ends up forming a dangerous servant and master contract with them, but due to an error, the contract becomes reversed, and Basara becomes the master instead. To add to things, erotic situations continuously start to happen in Basara's life. However, it turns out Mio is having her life targeted by other monsters and heroes. And so, the "desire/action" tale of the strongest contracter begins.

Now in season two, while Basara, Mio, and Yuki have picked up their seemingly ordinary lives, they are attacked by magic-wielding humans when preparing for the upcoming sports event. Basara tries to become stronger by strengthening the testament when Rukia, Maria's sister, suddenly appears. Unknowingly, the war deciding the future of the demon realm has started.

Sumio Uetake (Angel Heart, Burn-Up Scramble, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden, R-15, Shattered Angels) is now in charge of series scripts and writing them in collaboration with the previous head writer Takao Yoshioka. Returning for BURST we also have director Hisashi Saito, character designer Yoshihiro Watanabe and production is again at Production IMS.

The second season will premiere in Japan on October 9 at 25:40 (effectively, October 10 at 1:40 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, before playing on BS11 on October 10 at 3:00 a.m.

Miyako is serializing the manga adaptation of the original light novel series by Tetsuto Uesu (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero) in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine. Seven Seas Entertainment will publish the first manga volume in North America in February 2016.

Madman Entertainment licensed The Testament of Sister New Devil in December last year and streamed the series on AnimeLab.


AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon"

The school action fantasy is set in a world where people with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to "AntiMagic Academy," a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users.

However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley "small fry platoon" for poor students. One day, Ouka Ohtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

Tomoyuki Kawamura (Kamigami no Asobi) is directing the series at SILVER LINK (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Servant X Service) is handling series composition, and Kōsuke Kawamura (Mayo Chiki!, OniAi) is designing the characters.

Afilia Saga (Hyperdimension Neptunia, Isuca, My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) is performing the opening theme song "Embrace Blade", and Kanako Itou is performing the ending theme song.

The series will premiere on Tokyo MX TV and other channels on October 7. The first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume will ship on December 25.

Yanagimi launched the light novel series with illustrations by Kippu (No-Rin) in 2012, and Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint published the 11th volume on August 20. Sutarō Hanao adapted the story into a three-volume manga series that ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine from 2012 to May 2014. Yōhei Yasumura launched a new manga in the February issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine.

Images © Tōki Yanagimi, Kippu / Kadokawa / AntiMagic Academy 35 Production Committee


Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-

This “beautiful girl sexy battle action” anime is set in a world consisting of five artifical islands. Mamori is a "mermaid" transferring to one of these islands when Mamori is attacked and soon saved by fellow transferee, Mirei. However the two girls are soon attacked again and just when Mamori and Mirei think all hope is lost, Mirei Kisses Mamori and the kiss transforms Mamori into a sword that enables Mirei to counterattack against the enemies.

Part of the Valkyrie Drive media project created by Marvelous, the project also includes console game Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni- and smartphone game Valkyrie Drive -Siren- alongside this anime component which has been produced by Arms Corporation.

Senran Kagura creator Kenichirō Takaki and Hiraku Kaneko (Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2, The Qwaser of Stigmata, Manyū Hiken-chō) are helming the project. Kaneko is directing and designing characters at the studio ARMS. Yousuke Kuroda (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Jormungand, Hayate the Combat Butler) is in charge of series composition. GENCO is producing the series.

Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-s opening theme song is "Overdrive" by Hitomi Harada. Yuka Iguchi and Mikako Izawa are performing the ending theme song "Ultra Super Hyper Miracle" as their characters Mirei and Mamori, respectively.

The show will premiere on October 10 at 11:30 p.m. on AT-X. The show will then premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and TV Aichi on October 12, and then on BS11 on October 17. Funimation will be streaming the series in North America.


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