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    Photo courtesy of Toho and Netflix. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Netflix Official Site: godzilla-sp.jp (Japan), Godzilla Singular Point | Netflix (US) Official Twitter: twitter.com/GODZILLA_SP (Japan) In celebration of the global premiere of the highly-anticipated, 13-episode anime series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT on Netflix, SciFi Japan presents a gallery of images courtesy of the streamer and Toho. Fans can stream GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT at http://www.netflix.com/godzilla_sp   Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Toho and Netflix. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. ▩ Story Brought together by a mysterious song, a grad student and an engineer lead the fight against an unimaginable force that may spell doom for the world… GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT is an original anime series featuring character designs by BLUE EXORCIST’s Kazue Kato

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: https://mahoushoujyo-anime.com/ (Japan) © Kentaro Sato (Akita Shoten) / Magical Girl Site Production Committee Sentai announced today that it acquired MAGICAL GIRL SITE (魔法少女サイト, Mahō Shōjo Saito, 2018), the darkly surreal, reality mangling series that flips the magical girl genre completely on its head. Sentai will distribute Magical Girl Site in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal. Aya Asagiri’s life could not get any worse. Relentlessly bullied by peers and family, she spirals into darkness and despair. Nearing rock bottom, she receives a mysterious invitation from Magical Girl Site, a website promising to grant her lifechanging magical powers. At first, Aya dismisses the lure as just another cold-hearted prank, but a fateful choice makes clear that dark abilities now grow within her.    As she discovers dangerous new powers, Aya

      Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Site: godzilla-sp.jp (Japan), Godzilla Singular Point | Netflix (US) Official Twitter: twitter.com/GODZILLA_SP (Japan) Special Thanks to Jennifer Cruz Photo courtesy of Toho and Netflix. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.   Following its successful Japan and Mexico releases, the highly-anticipated, 13-episode anime series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT is making its global premiere June 24th on Netflix. In the wake of the success of Godzilla anime films, GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS, GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE and GODZILLA: THE PLANET EATER comes an all new original anime series from director Atsushi Takahashi (DORAEMON THE MOVIE 2017: GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI). Anime studio bones (MY HERO ACADEMIA) in partnership with studio Orange (BEASTARS, LAND OF THE LUSTROUS), serve as series producers, combining hand-drawn and CG animation styles. In addition to director

    Image courtesy of Shochiku. © SOTSU • SUNRISE Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd., Netflix Translation: Benjamin Chaffins Editors: Keith Aiken and Andrew Nguyen Official Site: gundam-hathaway.net (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81439253 (US)   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Image courtesy of Shochiku. © SOTSU • SUNRISE Japanese distributor Shochiku has provided information and selection of more than 50 large, high-res images from the new anime feature film MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: HATHAWAY (機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Senkou No Hasauei) -- aka MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: HATHAWAY’S FLASH -- the first chapter of a planned theatrical trilogy. from Sunrise. Set 12 years after the events depicted in the movie MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: CHAR’S COUNTERATTACK (機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア, Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Gyakushū no Shā, 1988),  HATHAWAY is the second film adaptation of UC NexT 0100, the 40th anniversary project that incorporates anime, manga, novels and merchandising to depict the next 100 years

    Source: Sentai press release ©Hiroshi Fukuda/Shogakukan Sentai announced tthat it has acquired the MUSHIBUGYOU (ムシブギョー, 2014-15) OVA collection, based upon the shonen anime series of the same name. Sentai will distribute the three-part OVA to audiences in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as Latin America. As giant insects lay waste to the land of Edo, the Insect Magistrate Office gathers powerful warriors to defend the populace from the invading threat. A rookie swordsman named Jinbee Tsukishima seeks to atone for past sins by joining their ranks, but he’ll need to prove his worth if he wants to find redemption and curb the insect infestation. Produced by Seven Arcs Pictures (TRINITY SEVEN, MUSHIBUGYOU, VIVID STRIKE!), the MUSHIBUGYOU OVA is directed by Takayuki Hamana (ERIN, LIBRARY WARS, ARTE) with character design

    Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. © Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. © Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation The Hundreds X One Piece Features Characters from Celebrated Anime Series in Streetwear Capsule Collection of Graphic T-shirts, Hoodies, Hats, and More Source: Toei Animation Co., Ltd. press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. © Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation On June 17, The Hundreds and Toei Animation Inc. are joining forces to celebrate the iconic international anime series ONE PIECE – one of the greatest stories ever told! The Hundreds X One Piece Collection is a monumental collaboration between the Los Angeles-based streetwear brand and the legendary Japanese anime series that brings ONE PIECE’s beloved characters to life in a whole new way. For over two decades and counting, ONE PIECE has been

    Source: SPJA, MediaLab Public Relations press release Official Site: www.anime-expo.org Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Photo courtesy of SPJA. © Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation 2021. All rights reserved. Anime Expo Lite 2021 proudly invites VTuber fans to catch a special panel hosted by the U.S. based VTuber talent agency, VShojo, as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th. Join VShojo and a talented slate of VTubers including: Ironmouse, Projekt Melody, Nyanners, Silvervale, Zentreya, and Froot. Founded by fans of VTuber culture, VShojo aims to create and foster content that pushes the boundaries of VTubing and talent freedom, while maintaining deep respect for the people and companies that helped paved the way. VShojo featured talents participating in Anime Expo Lite 2021 include: Ironmouse A demon queen who proclaims to be Satan. Friendly, fun

    Famed anime studio behind joins livestream event running July 3rd & 4th; All panels also to be available via VOD July 5th to 16th Source: SPJA, MediaLab Public Relations press release Official Site: www.anime-expo.org Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Photo courtesy of SPJA. © Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation 2021. All rights reserved. Anime Expo Lite 2021 proudly presents a special Studio Trigger panel as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4 . Come join “Doodle with Studio Trigger” stream with creatives, including Lead Designer, Shigeto Koyama, who brought fans beloved anime series such as PROMARE and KILL la KILL!, and Sushio, the renowned Character Designer for KILL la KILL!. Make a request! Ask some questions! Or simply chill out with us... There may even be some sneak peeks

    Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: https://aniplex-online-fest.com/en/ Special Thanks to Aiko Makino Aniplex Online Fest 2021 kicks off July 4th weekend with a bang on July 3, 2021 (PDT) with hosts Sally Amaki of idol group 22/7 and Maxwell Powers on YouTube. The online event is thrilled to announce the special guests that will appear in the programs, including Natsuki Hanae (voice actor of Tanjiro Kamado) and Satoshi Hino (voice actor of Kyojuro Rengoku) for DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (voice actor of Kirito) and Haruka Tomatsu (voice actress of Asuna) for SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE -PROGRESSIVE- ARIA OF A STARLESS NIGHT, and Kenji Akabane and Minami Tanaka for FATE/GRAND ORDER ANIME PROJECT.  The PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA 10TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECT X MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY  program will feature  Aoi Yuki (voice actress of Madoka Kaname), Eri

    Famed Glad Museum Collection opens vault of iconic animation cels to fans June 25-27 Source:  Heritage Auctions press release Special Thanks to Eric Bradley  Production animation cels and backgrounds from the most critically-acclaimed and culturally-influential anime films, television series and characters to headline a three-day auction event June 25-27 at Heritage Auctions. The Art of Anime and Everything Cool Auction is the first of its kind held by any major U.S. auction house to pay homage to the craft of anime animation art. “With 928 lots, this will be the world’s largest auction to feature top-grade anime, manga and even classic American animation,” said Jim Lentz, Director of Animation Art at Heritage. “From feature films to television series, the sale is packed with iconic scenes and characters.” The auction features top selections from the Glad Anime Museum Collection, created by Mike Glad,

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: https://escha-chron.jp/ (Japan) © Terminal/Escha Chron Project Sentai announced today that it acquired ESCHA CHRON (エスカクロン, Esukakuron, 2017) , the two-episode original video animation (OVA) produced by Studio Lerche. Sentai will distribute the OVA to audiences in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Escha and Chron are as different as night and day, but together they eke out a life in the colorless world of Terminal, a post-apocalyptic wasteland in the far-flung future. Their monochromatic lifestyle changes, however, when they arrive in the present-day Transit, where color and music abound. There they encounter new sights and sounds unlike anything they’ve seen before, and with each new experience, their home world of Terminal gradually begins to change. The ESCHA CHRON OVA is animated by Studio Lerche (SCHOOL-LIVE!, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, GIVEN) and

    Digital-first publisher of Japanese light novels and manga joins livestream event running July 3rd & 4th; All panels also to be available via VOD July 5th to 16th Source: SPJA, MediaLab Public Relations press release Official Site: www.anime-expo.org Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Photo courtesy of SPJA. © Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation 2021. All rights reserved. Anime Expo Lite 2021 proudly presents the J-Novel Club panel as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th. Join the team at J-Novel Club for all the latest news and announcements they are bringing to Anime Expo Lite! Also bring your best questions for the panel team to answer immediately after the announcement segment! J-Novel Club is a digital publishing company offering officially licensed and translated light novel and manga titles for its community of online

    Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: https://aniplex-online-fest.com/en/ Special Thanks to Aiko Makino Aniplex Online Fest 2021 is excited to announce the line-up of music artists that will be featured in the online event from Aniplex over the July 4th weekend. Musical acts will include some of the biggest names in anime music, including Aimer, ClariS, LiSA, ReoNa, and SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]. The online event, which saw over 800,000 viewers from all over the world in July 2020, will feature programming from popular Aniplex shows, music performances, and more on YouTube for free on Saturday, July 3, 2021 (PDT). Aniplex Online Fest 2021 revealed on May 27th their first round of programming, which includes DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA, SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE -PROGRESSIVE- ARIA OF A STARLESS NIGHT, FATE/GRAND ORDER ANIME PROJECT, and PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA 10TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECT X MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/pr/anisun/anelog/ (Japan)   ©Shogakukan Inc.2014 Sentai announced today that it acquired the ANE LOG ( 姉ログ ~靄子姉さんの本編を飛び出しても止まらないモノローグ~, Ane Rogu ~ Moya-ko Nēsan no Honpen o Tobidashite mo Tomaranai Monorōgu ~, 2014-15) OVA collection, based upon the comedy manga series of the same name. Sentai will distribute the three-part OVA to audiences in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as Latin America. Kids say the darndest things, and in Moyako’s opinion, her brother says the strangest things of all! An innocent childhood declaration that he’d one day marry her has convinced Moyako that her brother will grow up to be a total perv, and now she reads the worst into their every interaction. Surely it’s a big sister’s job to rehabilitate her little brother, right? Only

    Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: https://aniplex-online-fest.com/en/ Special Thanks to Aiko Makino Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce the return of Aniplex Online Fest 2021 on Saturday, July 3, 2021 (PDT). After the successful inaugural event in July 2020, which welcomed over 800,000 viewers from all over the world, Aniplex Online Fest is scheduled to feature programming from popular Aniplex shows, performances from the biggest musical acts, and more, streaming worldwide for free this summer. Aniplex Online Fest 2021 is also proud to reveal the main visual illustrated by Saki Takahashi and the first round of the programming line-up, which includes DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA, SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE -PROGRESSIVE- ARIA OF A STARLESS NIGHT, FATE/GRAND ORDER ANIME PROJECT, and PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA 10TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECT X MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY. For more

    VINLAND SAGA Available August 31st Source: Section23 Films press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks warrior action series, VINLAND SAGA, available on English dubbed Blu-ray August 31st with a Limited Edition Premium Box Set to be released soon. Product details follow, in order of release... Photo courtesy of Section 23 Films.     MAOYU ~ ARCHENEMY & HERO Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         300 min. Street Date:      8/3/2021 Format:             BD Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles SRP:                $49.98 For 15 years, mankind has fought the dreaded Demon King, but when the heroic warrior known as Hero finally storms the King's Castle, he's shocked to learn that the Demon King is, in fact, a

    Photo courtesy of The Loot Company. © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2009 Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush Photo courtesy of The Loot Company. © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2009   Loot Crate is proud to introduce the Inuyasha Special Edition Crate, honoring the popular manga series and anime adaptation. Written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, Inuyasha has been a worldwide phenomenon over its ten-year manga run, with numerous anime television adaptations and films, including the recently released anime television series “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.” Join the adventures of Kagome Higurashi and Inuyasha and hunt your own Sacred Jewel shards with this exclusive crate, featuring licensed gear, apparel and more! Debuting in the US as an instant anime success and a major influence on the entire industry nearly 20 years ago, Inuyasha continues

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: https://kotobuki-anime.com/ (Japan) ©KOTOBUKI THE MOVIE Film Partners Sentai announced today that it acquired omnibus movie THE MAGNIFICENT KOTOBUKI THE MOVIE (荒野のコトブキ飛行隊 完全版, Koya no Kotobuki Hikotai Kanzenban, 2020), which sends the high-flying aerial action of THE MAGNIFICENT KOTOBUKI to new heights. Sentai will distribute the film to audiences in the Unites States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Central America and South America. In a desolate desert world, air pirates rule the skies. They prey on aerial commerce and hold remote towns for ransom, but the talented pilots of Team KOTOBUKI use their impressive aerial instincts and hard-won skills to defend cities and cargo shipments from these vultures… for the right price, of course. In their existent reciprocating engine aircraft and with ice in their veins, Team KOTOBUKI will take on

    The final chapter of the [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and digital release! Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: https://www.fate-sn.com/ (Japan), https://fatestaynightusa.com/ (US) Special Thanks to Aiko Makino Photo courtesy of Aniplex. © TYPE-MOON, ufotable, FSNPC Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce that the action-packed FATE/STAY NIGHT [HEAVEN'S FEEL] III. SPRING SONG will be available subbed and English dubbed in both Limited Edition and Standard Edition Blu-ray on August 17, 2021, as well as on digital starting May 25, 2021 on Apple TV, Google Play*, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, and Vudu. Both Blu-ray editions feature the blockbuster film in English and Japanese audio with English and Spanish subtitles and come with trailers and commercials as bonus contents. The Limited Edition Blu-ray is housed in a rigid box illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi (TYPE-MOON) along with a Digipak illustrated by Director Tomonori Sudo

    Source: Netflix press release Special Thanks to Sophia Shin Netflix announced today three all new animated films and series from Asian American creators -- THE MONKEY KING film with an all-star voice cast, MECH CADET series from renowned animation studio Polygon and BOONS AND CURSES series from newcomer Jaydeep Hasrajani. Our Voices, Our Stories: Asian Americans Take the Lead in Netflix Animation  By: Jane Lee, Manager, Netflix Animation Never underestimate the power of seeing yourself on the screen. Watching my favorite cartoons growing up, I rarely saw a face or name like mine, and certainly never as the hero. But I always had a passion for animation, and now I get to reclaim the space for myself and others who deserve to see ourselves on screen. Today I’m so proud to share three brand new projects putting Asian American protagonists front and center

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