According to the official site of Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, the new TV adaptation concept that is based on Full Metal Panic! Light novel series of Shoji Gatho is officially rescheduled its release and it will be on 2018 of Spring. The 4th TV episode was known to feature this fall when it was announced in 2016 of October. Later on, the statement “this fall” was removed from their website early in April 2017. According to the team, it needs to be postponed for some reason as stated in the statement below:
“In addition to the original staff who have worked on the series since the first one, we have added new members and have sank our teeth into the production. However, Full Metal Panic! is the title that demands high level of capability and vitality not only from the new members, but also from the original ones. We have almost given up the project many times. At all such times, we worked our fingers to the bone in order to deliver the best work we can to the fans. Then literally, we reached our limit. We needed more time. We realize that we need to ask for more time to continue the production. As a result of various discussions, we have decided to postpone the airing to the Spring of 2018.”
From Its Official Twitter Post:
“There will be many things we can announce in future, so it would be helpful if you can keep sendingus your opinions and requests. We appreciate your kind cooperation for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory.”
The announcement was also made on the panel for the 15th anniversary of the anime series held at Anime Expo. The team invited Shoji Gatoh, the author and the designer Shiki Douja. Along with them is Bota Kun who is known to be a secret guest.
About the Anime
The action novel series was recently adopted in the TV anime series for the 3rd time. The very first series is the Full Meta Panic in the year 2002. The second one was the Full Metal Panic Fumoffu in the year 2003 and the third one is called the Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid in 2005 which is produced by Kyoto Animation. The 4th anime TV series is now known as the Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory which is animated by XEBEC. Katsuichi Nakayama is going to direct the TV series.
The Ancient Magus Bride will screen in North American theaters months before it televises in Japan. As a part of the new anime movie night, the Crunchyroll is going to bring the 1st 3 episodes of The Ancient Magus Bride to American theaters for one night starting on July 25, 2017 with 300 selected theaters in the said place. The film will show the episodes with special content extras including behind the scenes peek of Crunchyroll and Le Sean Thomas’ upcoming Children of Ether. The 1st 3 episodes of the anime are now getting its public launching at Anime Expo within the 1st week of July.
The show will be a part of the Anime Movie Night event in North America. The nationwide screening is on July 26, 2017 and it will serve as the second anime movie night portion.
The Ancient Magus Bride has inspired a lot of anime lovers’ attention because of its background. Wit Studio, who has produced the Attack on Titan and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, will be producing the said anime. Norihiro Naganuma is known for its creation for Kimi Ni Tadoke (From Me To You) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time will be directing the Ancient Magus Bride.
If you think July 26 is too long to wait, a global premiere will feature The Ancient Magus Bride at Anime Expo, it is known to be the West Coast largest anime convention to be held on July 1-4, 2017. This event consists of Question and Answer series with the director Norihiro Naganuma and the head of Wit Studio George Wada, following the screening.
For the fans who cannot make it to the conventional screening, there is still a chance to watch it in theaters that will air along with the Children of Ether, the Crunchyroll produced short series by LeSean Thomas. Thomas is an American anime director known for his work on The Boondocks and the Legend of Korra.
The anime film that will feature in North America is a new concept. The era began with Space Dandy, a 2014 show directed by Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichiro Watanabe which will be released in the USA soon.
The Ancient Magus Bride
The Ancient Magus bride originally comes in a manga series that’s getting a 3 prequel OVA by Wit Studio. The studio is now operating the 24 episodes’ anime series that is going to be released in October and the final OVA chapter which will be released in September.
Boruto: Nartuto Next Generations has been released for less than a month. As far as the fans concerned, they were so impressed about the anime. Since its premiere night, the sequel series has picked up the period where Naruto: Shippuden left behind. This new anime has introduced to fans using a location of Konoha, something that is different from the original episodes. Main characters such as Naruto and Sakura indeed play a role in Boruto. The new series focused only on revealing the titular story of the hero Boruto Uzumaki who grows up in a peaceful community. Fans are excited to see the old character make a cameo.
It is known to release in April of this year after the first Naruto episode ended. The last series ran between 2007 and 2017, creating 500 episodes before it was finished. This anime acted as the sequel to the 1st Naruto anime. Also, Boruto is not the only anime sequel in the industry to earn a quick cash. A lot of sequels and spinoffs are created in the anime films and not all of them became successful. Anime films such as Dragon Ball GT and Soult Eater Not have been criticized for their poor quality production but Boruto seems like an ideal one for the fans.
As a matter of fact, Boruto anime are receiving good compliments from fans for its consistency. The film has been busy creating new roles and establishing relationships between its main characters. Boruto has able to balance the fighting scenes with adult drama as Boruto who became fully mature and reaches puberty. According to the fans, the film was totally different from the old Naruto character that we can see from the previous original episodes. Now, the film is getting its first big plot in the anime industry.
The new episode of Boruto featured a titular hero who pleads for his family to be aware that there is something special about him. The fans have caught their attention to the ninja actions of Baruto that occurs in the film every time. Boruto has emphasizes that the power will also play into the story.
Boruto asks help from his Hyuga family to no avail, but no one can seem to stop Boruto. He is ready to find out what his unique powers are and his ninja capabilities. As a matter of fact, fans admit that they’re loving the anime and this is something that caught their attention and interest.
An official website of the Starmyu musical adaptation anime series has announced the new casts for the stage event last week. Fans of starmyu anime or those who can visit Japan in autumn season this year may have the chance to meet their favorite artists live in October. Alongside with the announcement of their first ever DVD cover for the new season, the workshop has revealed that the live event will be presenting the voice actors from the series. The venue is not yet confirmed but the lists of those who are coming are already huge.
The lists of the Casts include:
Taishi Sugie as Yūta Hoshitani
Kenta Yamanaka as Tōru Nayuki
Arthur Lounsbery as Kaito Tsukigami (reprising his role from the anime)
Shogo Suzuki as Kakeru Tengenji
Kensuke Takahashi as Shū Kūga
Haruki Kiyama as Itsuki Ōtori
Ryō Hatakeyama as Tsubasa Hiiragi
The additional cast for Team Hiiragi includes:
Keito Sakurai as Rui Tatsumi
Naoya Kitagawa as Eigo Sawatari
Seiji Tanzawa as Seishirō Inumine
Akira Takano as Izumi Toraishi
Yuzuki Hoshimoto as Akira Ugawa
Ryō Takizawa as Kyōji Akatsuki
Minami Tsurimoto as Yuzuriha Christian Lion
TAKA as Sakuya Sazanami
This stage concert is the second event for Starmyu which will occur on October 8, 2017. Tickets are soon on sale but the new DVD/BD cover is now released along with a voucher for early ticket sales.
The very 1st volume of Starmyu Season 2 will hit the home video on June 21. Moreover, the voucher will have OP/ED videos, 2 illustrated postcards, bonus drama, special booklets and a new case with unique art cover for those who are going to purchase.
Starmyu Anime Premiere
Starmyu anime will have its second season that will be released in spring this year.
On April 1 to 9, the musical was held at Zepp Blue Theatre Roppongi in Tokyo. The following event will be on April 15 and 16 at Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka. Kotaro Yoshitani is the director of the musical event. The script is created by Satoshi Owada. The person who is in charge of choreography is Tadako while Tak is responsible for the music. The music that will be used will adapt from the first anime season.
The 12 episode of Starmyu TV anime series released in October 2015 in Japan and streamed by Funimation.
Moreover, the anime project consists of 2 part OVA. The first one which is known to have 13 episodes delivered to the public last July. The second one which has 14 episodes transported in September.
It has previously announced that the Bukubu Okawa’s romantic web manga Hoshiiro Girldrop series will be receiving an anime adaptation this year in October. On April 1, 2017, this announcement was aired through a video teaser that also includes the naming of some character information on its official website. A day after, it was disclosed that it was eventually a trick for an April fool’s day.
However, from the official website of Hoshiro anime and twitter post, they have been able to publish the character profiles.
Characters of the Anime
This manga story focus on a high school student named Daicha Taira who is able to reconciled with his childhood friend named Sosogu Hoshifuri after being apart for 5 years which happens to be an international idol along with his fiancé.
The main characters are announced for Pop Team Epic that includes Popoku, a short 14-year-old girl and Pipimi who is tall and with the same age as Popoku.
The original creation of Bukubu Owaka entitled Pop Team Epic has been published in Takeshobo’s Manga Life Win since 2014. More details about this anime have not been released yet.
Hoshiiro Girldrop Synopsis
The story of this anime focuses with Daichi Tara who is a spiritless high school student reunited with his childhood friend named Sosogu Hoshifuri, one of the famous popular idol in Drop Stars group. After the 5 years of separation, she was able to find Daichi who is living with his family and insisting on being his fiancé. The story goes along when Daichi completely cannot recognize Sosogu and not able to remember their childhood promises for each other.
Pop Team Epic
The announcement has something to do with Okawa’s oddball 4 panel web manga, Pop Team Epic. Okawa has been a great author in the past and was able to prove himself with his works. Fans are very much excited to see is upcoming anime adaptation to release as soon as possible.