The official website for the anime adaptation of the Hyperdimension Neptunia role-playing game has released its first promotional video for the series. The video introduces the main characters and features the song “Dimension tripper” by nao.
The main staff of the series have also been announced; Masahiro Mukai (episode director of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Kuroko’s Basketball) is directing the series at David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Shogo Yasukawa (Hayate the Combat Butler) is the scriptwriter and Hitomi Takechi (key animator on Fullmetal Alchemist) is adapting Tsunako’s original character designs for the anime.
At a New York Comic Con 2012 panel, the North American manga publisher Yen Press announced that it had acquired new titles for some of the most popular manga series’ available. Two of the licensed titles are spin-offs of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series, Puella Magi Oriko Magica (by Kuroe Mura)and Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice (by Masaki Hiramatsu and Takashi Tensugi).
Also included are K-On! Highschool and K-On! College (by Kakifly).
Yen Press will also be publishing the bishonen manga Are You Alice?, a Soul Eater art book and volumes 5 to 7 of Highschool of the Dead in a colour omnibus edition.
The North American publishers have also revealed that they will be collaborating with Square Enix to produce digital English-language editions of Black Butler, Soul Eater and Pandora Hearts; these digital titles will be available worldwide from Winter 2012.