Latest Sunrise Mecha Anime Valvrave the Liberator Promo Released

The animation studio Sunrise (Gundam) has released a new promotional video of its new mecha anime series Valvrave the Liberator. The video features the anime’s first end theme song “Boku Janai” (It’s Not Me), performed by the duo Angela (Asura Cryin’, K). The anime will premiere in Japan on 11 April.

Familiar territory for Gundam creator Sunrise, the story is set the year Shinreki (“True Calendar”) 71, where 70 per cent of the human population have migrated into space due to the development of space cities. Two major powers now survive — the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — but between them lies a small neutral colony called Jioru. Haruto (Ryota Ohsaka) is a high school student who lives in Jioru; when the Dorushia army invades Jioru, he discovers the mysterious, forbidden humanoid weapon Valvrave.

Kou Matsuo (Rozen Maiden) is directing the series, Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass) is handling the series composition and manga creator Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man) is doing the character design.

Dog Days Anime Gets Third Series

During the FlonyaFestival 2012, a special Dog Days event held in Tokyo, the manga illustrator of Dog Days, Fujima Takuya, tweeted that production on a third series of the Dog Days anime had been green-lit.

This series will follow on from the two previous installments that were released in 2011 and 2012 consecutively. Presumably Seven Arcs (Asura Cryin’, Sekirei, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) animation studio will also be producing the third series, and scriptwriter Masaki Tsuzuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) has yet to announce his involvement.

The story follows Princess Millhiore (Yui Horie) of the Biscotti Republic, who decides to summon a brave warrior from an alternate world to defend her country from the neighboring fiefdom of Galette. However, the brave warrior turns out to be a boy named Shinku (Mamoru Miyano) from modern-day Japan.