Production company Pony Canyon have released two new videos previewing the anime adaptation of the RPG, Devil Survivor 2: The Animation. The videos focus on characters Yamato Hotsuin (Junichi Suwabe – Bleach‘s Grimmjow, Black Butler‘s Undertaker) and Anguished One (Takahiro Sakurai – Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children‘s Cloud Strife, Code Geass‘ Suzaku Kururugi).
The story follows 13 “devil survivors”, who’ve cut deals with devils in order to gain special abilities to defeat unknown invaders, but there’s only seven days until a worldwide catastrophe.
The series is being directed by Seiji Kishi (Persona 4: The Animation), and Yoshimichi Hirai (Angel Beats!) is the assistant director at the studio Bridge. Devil Survivor 2: The Animation will premiere in Japan in April.
Hatsune Miku’s official YouTube channel released a video of the Vocaloid’s original designer Kei illustrating the character. The video finishes with a Q&A session with Kei about his life as an artist and Miku’s signature twin tails hairstyle.
Hatsune Miku is the most famous Vocaloid that represents Yamaha’s singing synthesizer application, developed by Crypton Future Media. She was introduced in Vocaloid 2 on 31 August 2007, and her voice is sampled from voice actress Saki Fujita (Yuruyuri, Angel Beats!).
The production company Pony Canyon have released the first promotional video of anime adaptation of Tatsuhiko Hikagi’s Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge manga. The anime will premiere in spring 2013.
The story revolves around Kiri Haimura (voiced by Natsuki Hanae), a boy who loves to cut girls’ hair. He meets Iwai Mushanokoji (Kotori Koiwai), the “Queen of Hair” whose hair can’t be cut due to a curse. Kiri finds out that his scissors, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, are the only thing that can cut her hair. Kiri must then protect Iwai from murderers wielding “Killing Goods.”
Yuji Yamaguchi (Fate/stay night) will be directing the series at Studio Gokumi (Oda Nobuna no Yabo, Saki), Tatsuhiko Urahata (Monster, Saki) is the series’ scriptwriter and Katsuzo Hirata (Angel Beats!, Hand Maid May) is the character designer.