Software developer Live2D began streaming a short animation titled "Beyond Creation" last Saturday. The animation was made largely through the company's own Live2D software, and was produced and planned by the company's Live2D Creative Studio design team. The short stars Natsumi Fujiwara as the drawing boy Louie, and Haruka Tomatsu as the mysterious girl Epsilon.
Hobby Japan announced on Wednesday that CHIROLU's If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Uchi no Ko no tame naraba, ore wa moshikashitara Maō mo Taoseru kamoshirenai.) light novel series is inspiring a television anime adaptation. The announcement does not reveal a premiere date for the anime.
J-Novel Club is releasing the light novels digitally in English, and it describes the story:
Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who's made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father. Devil or not, Latina is beyond adorable, and the adventurer soon finds himself head over heels with being a parent. But why was she out in the forest to begin with, and why does she carry the mark of a criminal?
Toyo's Asoko Araiya no Shigoto ~Kataomoi Chū no Aitsu to Onnayu de~ (A Job Washing There: In the Women's Bath With Her in Unrequited Love) adult manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation. The anime shorts, titled Araiya-san! ~Ore to Aitsu ga Onnayu de!?~ (Washer!: She and I in the Women's Bath!?), will debut on Tokyo MX on April 7 at 25:00 (effectively April 8 at 1:00 a.m.). A "complete edition" will begin streaming on ComicFesta's Anime Zone website on the same day.
In the story, male student Sōta Tsukishima begins working at his family's public bathhouse as a back washer. While concealing her true identity, Sōta's classmate Aoi Yuzuki visits the bathhouse. A relationship between the two begins to develop when Sōta washes Aoi's back.
The official website for Carole & Tuesday, the new original anime by supervising director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance) and anime studio BONES, began streaming a full promotional video for the anime on Thursday.
Toei began streaming a second teaser trailer for the One Piece Stampede anime film on Thursday. The video unveils color versions of the previously revealed character designs for the main cast, and also introduces two new characters.
Bandai Namco Arts began streaming the first nine minutes on Friday for the seventh and final film in the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi or Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love) anime sequel project. The final film is subtitled "Shinsei-hen" (Nova Chapter).
Bandai Namco Arts is also streaming a digest video highlighting the events in first sixth films.
The Gundam.info portal site revealed on Friday that the 13-episode television series recompilation of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime will premiere on April 29 on NHK-General. The site also revealed the series' visual and full title as Kidō Senshi Gundam: The Origin Zenya - Akai Suisei (Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin - Eve of the Red Comet).
The official Twitter account for the Radiant television anime announced on Saturday that a second series will start airing on the public television channel NHK E-Tele this October. Like the first series, the second series will have 21 episodes. The first series ended on Saturday, and it will repeat on E-Tele starting on April 3 at 7:25 p.m.
The Gundam.info portal site announced on Saturday that the SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden project will launch internationally with anime, comics, and plastic model kits. Loosely inspired by the classic Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms — but with super-deformed Gundam units, the project from Sunrise and Bandai Spirits is part of the overall 40th anniversary celebration for the Gundam franchise.
The project's official website will start releasing the animation in July. The project will go overseas in over 14 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, the United States, and Italy
Two comic series, set in the same world as the animation, will launch on the project's website this April. Luk Mo Shek is drawing the SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden: Sōshōki comic about Cao Cao
The project's website describes the story set in the distant future:
Repeated warfare has destroyed countries that once prospered gloriously, leaving the land in ruins. Just when revival is in sight, an epidemic of the mysterious Yellow Zombie Virus breaks out. The virus carriers lose themselves and start attacking people. The survivors are forced to live inside fortified cities for protection.
After the Yellow Zombie Virus epidemic, people have surrounded their territories with high walls in order to keep out the infected. In the limited area that they live in, the only thing people can rely on is a form of energy known as "Trinity." However, this finite energy has caused social stratification and much conflict. Each fortified city is isolated by walls, and each country is ruled by a lord.
However, behind closed walls, the lord Dong Zhuo has been acting in an outrageous manner since the passing of the previous lord. As if drawn together by destiny, Liu Bei Unicorn Gundam meets Guan Yu Nu Gundam and Zhang God Gundam and decides to save the world.
Eventually, the passion of the three young men will bring about great change in the world. The new heroes unveil a new chapter in history.
I've heard good things about it. Never watched the anime it was inspired by (Ashita no Jo), but it is super famous in Japan. Normally I don't really watch too much sports anime, but with the sci-fi elements I might try one day. I just need more time in the day…