Anime Japan News Roundup Part One


Today began the Seventh Annual Anime Japan Convention, in February it was announced that the Convention would be an Online Event due to the ongoing COVID-19 Epidemic. Today, we’re going to look at what was announced and what to expect coming your way starting with several big announcements:

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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega’s Newest PV highlights new Opening Theme

Kicking off the Anime Japan Coverage is Yukiya Murasaki and Takahiro Tsurusaki’s How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord’s Second Season, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega. In this new Promotional Video fans got a chance to listen to the new OP theme by Yu Serizawa with DJ KOO & MOTSU called “EVERYBODY! EVERYBODY!” Also in the promo, we got to meet the newcomer Lumachina Weselia, voiced by Gleipnir’s Miku Ito. The new season is coming your way on April 8th to Japan on TBS and affiliated channels. On streaming services such as Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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Netflix reveals a new Red Hot Line of New Anime!

Netflix brought their A-Game at the Anime Japan Presentation this year, the shows ranging from Record of Ragnarok, Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, Eden, The Way of the House Husband, and Yasuke, which was recently revealed several weeks ago. The Way of the Househusband will premiere on April 8th, 2021.

The new and confirmed anime series would mean that Netflix would be expecting around 40 new anime series in 2021, their anime quota doubled since last year. This comes at a time when Sony is under the Antitrust Review by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding their deal with AT&T (WarnerMedia) to buy Crunchyroll for $1.2 Billion, some fear that it would give Sony dominance statewide for the online market of anime streaming. The deal would also give Japanese Animation Studios fewer options to distribute shows in the U.S.

Yasuke takes us to war-torn feudal Japan’s first Black samurai, with LaKeith Stanfield heading the voice cast and executive producing. LeSean Thomas (“Cannon Busters”) is credited as director, creator, and executive producer. The series boasts character design by Koike Takeshi and is produced at Mappa. Yasuke is set to debut on Netflix on April 29th, 2021.

Eden’s story takes place thousands of years in the future, where a city is known as “Eden 3” is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters vanished a long time ago. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught to believe — that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a haven outside Eden. Eden will premiere on May 27th, 2021.

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SAO Progressive- The Movie: Sword Art Online-Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night gets a new Visual, Trailer, and Release Date

In November 2020, it was confirmed that Sword Art Online: Progressive would be adapted into a feature film, now there is new information regarding the movie, Aniplex took the stage and unveiled a beautiful New Visual that showed off the newcomer Mito, Voiced by Inori Minase. The new film will premiere in Japanese theaters in Autumn 2021. For more information, Crunchyroll has the full details.

“There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…”

One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba’s deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead.

Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?”

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My Hero Academia’s Third Film gets a Title and a August Release Date

My Hero Academia’s Fifth Season started earlier today and as usual, it kicked off with an explosive revelation, that the third film will be premiering on August 6th, 2021 in Japan.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission will feature an original story, Kohēi Horikoshi will once again return as a chief supervisor and original character designer. For more information on this development, Anime News Network has the details.

That about covers part one of the Anime Japan News Roundup, be sure to check out part two next time!

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