Promo of Yuyushiki anime Released

The first promotional video of the Yuyushiki anime series has been released on its official website. Based on the four-panel manga by Komata Mikami, Yuyushiki follows the life of three school girls (Yuzuko, Yukari, and Yui), who are in a data processing club. The video introduces these characters. The anime will be released in April.

Yuzuko will be voiced by Rumi Ookubo (YuruYuri‘s Chinatsu), Yukari by Risa Taneda (From the New World‘s Saki) and Yui by Minami Tsuda (YuruYuri‘s Yui).

Kaori (.hack//Quantum) is directing the series at Kinema Citrus (Code:Breaker) animation studio. Natsuko Takahashi (Moyashimon, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is the main scriptwriter and Hisayuki Tabata (Accel World, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is designing the characters.

New Zettai Karen Children Anime Set for 2013 Release

Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has revealed that the new Zettia Karen Children anime, Courtesy of Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited – Hyobu Kyosuke. This spin-off, based on the previous anime series and Takashi Shiina’s original Zettai Karen Children manga, will centre around Kyosuke Hyobu; the leader of P.A.N.D.R.A, Hyobu wants people with ESP powers like himself to wipe out the “Normals”. Koji Yusa is reprising his role of Hyōbu, and Junichi Suwabe will voice Andy Hinomiya. The series will premiere in Japan in 2013.

The new anime will be directed by Shishō Igarashi (Deadman Wonderland, Armored Trooper Votoms Case;Irvine) at Manglobe anime studios, and Shinichi Inotsume (first Zettai Karen Children, Hayate the Combat Butler) will provide the series’ scripts. In the animation department,  Jun Takagi (Romeo × Juliet, Submarine 707R) will be the character designer and chief animation director, and Kenji Teraoka (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is the mechanical designer. The soundtrack for the series will be provided by Kotaro Nakagawa (first Zettai Karen Children, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Hayate the Combat Butler).

The original anime series was released by Sentai Filmworks in North America as Psychic Squad.