Coppelion Anime Preview Released

The official website for the anime adaptation of Tomonori Inoue’s post-nuclear meltdown sci-fi action manga Coppelion has released a preview of the series. The musical duo Angela feature in the preview, and will perform the series’ opening and ending theme songs. The anime will premiere this autumn on the BS-11 Japanese channel.

The anime was announced back in 2010, but production was put on hold after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. The main cast includes Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online) as Ibara Naruse, Kana Hanazawa (Haganai) as Aoi Fukasaku and Satomi Akesaka (gdgd Fairies) as Taeko Nomura.

The series is set in 2036, 20 years after a nuclear meltdown devastated Tokyo and turned it into a ghost town. The city may not be as dead as expected, though, when a distress signal is received from the area. Three highschool girls are sent into the city to locate the survivors. These highschool girls were genetically engineered to withstand radiation from birth, and they are part of a special forces unit, codenamed “Coppelion”, in the 3rd Division of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force. 

 

Coppelion Anime Adaptation Gets Reboot and Will Be Released This Autumn

An anime adaptation of Tomonori Inoue’s post-nuclear meltdown Coppelion manga was announced back in 2010, but production was put on hold after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. Volume 18 of the manga is set to announce that the anime adaptation is being rebooted and will be released this autumn on the BS-11 Japanese channel; however, special previews of the first episode will be shown at Japan Expo in Paris and Anime Expo in Los Angeles this month.

The series is set in 2036, 20 years after a nuclear meltdown devastated Tokyo and turned it into a ghost town. The city may not be as dead as expected, though, when a distress signal is received from the area. Three highschool girls are sent into the city to locate the survivors. These highschool girls were genetically engineered to withstand radiation from birth, and they are part of a special forces unit, codenamed “Coppelion”, in the 3rd Division of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force. 

The main cast includes Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online) as Ibara Naruse, Kana Hanazawa (Haganai) as Aoi Fukasaku and Satomi Akesaka (gdgd Fairies) as Taeko Nomura.

Via IEEE802.11

First Haganai Next Anime Commercial Released

The first commercial for the anticipated second series of Haganai (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai), Haganai Next, has been released. The series will air in Japan on 10 January 2013.

The first series’ assistant director Toru Kitahata (Love, Election & Chocolate) is taking over as the director from Hisashi Saito (Bamboo Blade, Heaven’s Lost Property). Unlike the first series, the original light novel writer Yomi Hirasaka will be in charge of the series scripts, alongside Tatsuhiko Urahata (Strike Witches) from the first series. Kurasumi Sunayama (Romeo X Juliet) is also joining the writing staff. The main cast will be reprising their roles from the first series.

Date A Live Cast and Crew Announced

Japanese publisher Fujimi Shobo has announced the main cast and crew of the anime adaptation of Koushi Tachibana light novel series Date A Live. The anime is set for release in 2013.

Cast list:

  • Shido Itsuka: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Tohka Yatogami: Marina Inoue
  • Kotori Itsuka: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Origami Tobiichi: Misuzu Togashi
  • Yoshino: Iori Nomizu
  • Kurumi Tokisaki: Asami Sanada
  • Tamae Okamine: Kaori Sadohara
  • Mana Takamiya: Misato
  • Reine Murasame: Aya Endo

The series will be directed by Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand, Getbackers) and Hideki Shirane (Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Kill Me Baby) will be in charge of scriptwriting. The music of the series will be provided by Go Sakabe (The price of Tennis Musical), along with the sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto). Other members of the cast include Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven’s Lost Property) as the visual director, Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) will be doing the character design based on the original drawings and Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) is designing the mecha. Sweet Arms will be performing the theme song.

Video: New “Haganai” Series Two Promo

Media Factory has released a promotional video for the second series of Haganai. This promo was originally shown at the Bunko J 10th anniversary event on July 29 and, more recently, TBS Anime Festa 2012 yesterday. The second series will premiere in January 2013 on the American TBS and Japanese BS-TBS television channels.

The original series of Haganai follows Kodaka Hasegawa, who transfers to St. Chronica’s Academy, a catholic school. He doesn’t make many friends because his naturally-blond hair and fierce-looking eyes intimidate the other students. Kodaka accidentally comes across the equally solitary and very abrasive Yozora Mikazuki, who talks to her imaginary friend Tomo. They realise that neither of them have a social life and so create the Neighbour’s Club, to make friends and improve their social skills.

“Code Geass” Director Creates “Fantasista Doll” Anime

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.