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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.
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.
The official website for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled series has announced that the release of the second episode has been delayed from spring to summer this year. The website did, however, release a new piece of key visual art to entice fans.
The first episode was released in Japanese cinemas last August; overall, the series will consist of four episodes.
Kaze UK has confirmed that Code Geass (full title Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) series one will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from January 2013. The Blu-ray will be priced at £39.99 and the DVD will be £29.99. This release comes a few months after Kaze UK and Manga Entertainment’s announcement that they had acquired both titles at Amecon this August.
The director of Code Geass, Goro Taniguchi, is the creative producer behind this new bishoujo sci-fi anime. Newtype Magazine announced the Fantasista Doll anime this weekend and Hisashi Saito (Heaven’s Lost Property, Haganai) will be directing the series. Yumi Kato (Guilty Crown) is providing the character designs, which are based on Anmi originals.
The story is about “dolls” who use special cards to power up and fight.