Sentai Filmworks has released an English-dubbed trailer of the Girls und Panzer anime series; the video promotes the values of ‘Tankery’ and the positive effects it has on girls’ developement. The trailer premiered at Anime Expo earlier this month, but the English dub cast has yet to be announced. Sentai Filmworks plans to release the series on home video later this year.
Yasunori Mitsunaga will finish the final arc of his Princess Resurrection horror comedy manga in the April issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine on 26 February. The manga entered its final arc in November, and the last 20th volume will be released in Japan on 9 April.
The first seven volumes of the series were released in North America by Del Ray, but it stopped publishing the series before Kodansha USA took over its titles. JManga has released these seven volumes on its website, with possible plans to release volumes previously unpublished in English.
A 26-episode anime adaptation of Princess Ressurection was released in 2007; the TV series was licensed by Sentai Filmworks, which released English-subbed version in 2010, and then a dubbed version in 2012.
The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the rights to Cuticle Detective Inaba. Sentai plans to release the anime series through select digital outlets before a home video release later this year.
The 12-episode anime, based on the manga by Mochi, revolves around Hiroshi Inaba, a half-man, half-wolf detective who can extract crucial information just by examining or tasting a sample of someone’s hair. Inaba is not the only half-human, half-animal chimera, as many live alongside normal humans, but there’s one specific chimera that Inaba’s after, the half-goat crime boss Don Valentino.
The series is directed by Susumu Mitsunaka (Assistant Director on Campione!). Makoto Nakamura (Noramimi, Princess Lover!) handles the series composition and Satoshi Koike (Ontama! Senki Zessho Symphogear) is the character designer. The anime is being produced at ZEXCS studio and premiered in Japan on 4 January.
The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks has confirmed they have acquired the rights to the second series of the anime adaptation of Hiroyuki Asada’s fantasy manga, Tegami Bachi: Reverse. The anime will available on subtitled DVD and through digital outlets later this year.
Tegami Bachi: Reverse is the sequel to Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, a series that revolved around a young boy named Lag Seeing who becomes a “letter bee”. His job is to deliver messages throughout the world of AmberGround, which exists in eternal night.
The series was directed by Akira Iwanaga (Gunslinger Girl), with Masanao Akahoshi (Psychic Squad) and Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist) scripting most of the series, and Minako Shiba (Black Butler) doing the character design.
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.
Media Factory has begun streaming an extended promo for the second series of Medaka Box Abnormal. Based on the Medaka Box manga by NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki, the anime’s second series will be out on 10 October.
Sentai Filmworks recently announced that Medaka Box Abnormal will soon be available through selected digital outlets, including The Anime Network, with a DVD release to follow in 2013.