Well met, fellow sojourner of The Infinite that is Anime! It is I again, Numb of House Arms. A ‘Narm’ of many roles. But for now, I shall play the part of a messenger to bringeth thee the recent happenings within the anime realm. And with that, stay awhile and listen~
1. Build Divide, Aniplex Goes Card Flooping!
For you self-proclaimed Planeswalkers, wahfucollectors, or cardboard crackheads out there. Aniplex teased an upcoming (CHILDREN’S) trading card game, Build Divide, along with its anime entitled Build Divide: #000000 ( Code Black ), both scheduled to be released sometime on October this year of 2021 and a planned 2nd Season for the anime on April 2022.
The anime is being animated by Studio LIDENFILMS, with director Yuki Komada, character designer Shinpei Tomooka, and the original creators Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno.
It follows a story about a seemingly edgy teenager in a black bunny parka, Teruto Kurabe, who wants to beat up the “King” in a CHILDREN’S Card Ga-, ah, I mean “Rebuild Battle”! In a world that card games get you anywhere and can even make your wishes come true! . . . I swear I heard of these before…
2. Rurouni Kenshin Movie, Hitokiri Battosai in the Flesh!
The wandering swordsman has finally returned announcing the last two live-action films, Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final and Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning.
Originally slated to be released on the 3rd of July and the 7th of August last year respectively, it was delayed due to Corona-tan spreading the Coof and stirring things up all over the world, moving the film releases on the 23rd of April and the 4th of June this year instead.
The Final would be based on the manga’s Jinchu Arc which tells Kenshin Himura’s fight with a very formidable adversary, Enishi Yukishiro, while The Beginning is a prequel in sorts, telling the story of Kenshin Himura’s days as Battosai the Slasher ( Hitokiri Battosai ) and how did he got his symbolic crossed scar on his cheek.
3. Kaginado, The Chibi Key Set
No, it ain’t a sequel to a certain familiar ‘B’ movie, and no it’s not even pronounced that way either. Kaginado is a crossover anime featuring Studio Key’s chibified characters from Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!, Rewrite, and potentially many more.
Started out as an April Fool’s tweet earlier this month (which later got deleted the day after), a promotional teaser video was revealed last Sunday during a KSL online 2021 livestream, and is slated to be released sometime this October.
If you are fond of watching shows like Lucky Star, Isekai Quartet, or any title featuring cute girls doing cute things, then it might be a potential watch for you.
4. DAKAICHI, Pretty Boys in Spain!
For you Gree-, ah, I mean BL fans out there. DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year- (Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu) is getting its Spain arc an adaptation in movie format.
Animated by Studio CloverWorks and is slated for release this Fall of 2021. A teaser was released last Monday, on the 19th of April, but viewing it is restricted to Japan only.
5. Aoi Hane Mitsuketa!, From Picture Book to Anime
A picture book of Itsumo Togashi, Aoi Hane Mitsuketa! Sagashitemiyō Mijika na Tori-tachi (We Found a Blue Feather! Let’s Seek Out Nearby Birds) is getting an adaptation as an anime short.
Starring voice talents Nanako Mori and Rina Endo that will play the two siblings Hayato and Hina respectively, and Tomokazu Sugita as Karasu (Crow).
Animated by a newly founded studio, Noovo, alongside Studio pH and is slated for release on the 26th of April this year. Featuring crayon-esque coloring and a more simplistic cartoonie artstyle, a change of pace from the usual anime.
6. Deaimon Gets Animated!
Kadokawa posted on the official Young Ace twitter last Monday, on the 19th of April, announcing an anime adaptation for Rin Asano’s manga series Deaimon. It tells the story of Nagomu Irino who is tasked to become a father figure to Itsuka Yukihara, the heir to a Japanese sweet shop family business. Expect slice-of-life themes. And no, there are no daemons here, so you can put your bayonets away and take it easy
7. Condolences to ParaKiss and BECK Director Osamu Kobayashi
Animator and director Osamu Kobayashi has passed away on the evening of last Saturday, on the 17th of April, succumb after his two year struggle against kidney cancer. He directed titles such as BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Paradise Kiss, Someday’s Dreamers II Sora, Table and Fishman, End of the World, Digital Juice, and Ani-Kuri 15.
He was also the scriptwriter for Paradise Kiss, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Naruto Shippūden, and Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan. He was 57 years old when he died…
Rest In Peace
8. Skeleton Knight in Another World Getting An Anime
Ah Yes, Another light novel isekai getting an anime adaptation… Skeleton Knight in Another World tells about a tale of a gamer that fell asleep while playing video games, and wakes up as his avatar in the video game, a skelly man in armor named Arc.
With his elf warrior sidekick, Ariane, and his pet fox thingy, Ponta, they set off on a journey of finding a place for his new skeletal self.
The anime is on the works under Studio KAI and HORNETS, and featuring voice talents Tomoaki Maeno as Arc, Ai Fairouz as Ariane, and Nene Hieda as Ponta.
9. Castlevania Anime Gets A Season 4
Netflix is also planning for more series under the same universe but with different characters in the near future.
10. Butt Detective Movie The 3rd
The two cheek wonder detective gets a 3rd movie entitled Butt Detective the Movie: The Secret of Souffle Island ( Eiga Oshiri Tantei – Souffle-tou no Himitsu ). Based on a series of children’s books, written and illustrated by Troll and published by POPLAR.
The anime movie is directed by Akifumi Zako and is being animated by Toei Animation. Scheduled for release on the 13th of August this year as a double-feature along with Deep Sea Survival (Shinkai no Survival), in part of the 2021 Tokyo Manga Matsuri film festival.
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