News Roundup: Anime Expo 2022

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Hello All, It’s that time again for Anime Expo, and it’s a Special News Roundup. So far during the weekend, we have seen big announcements such as the return of shows such as Panty and Stocking, Trigun, and Bleach. I would like to point out that this Roundup will be focused on the Biggest Announcements from the Event. For Full Coverage, please head over to Anime News Network.

Day One:

J-Novel Club Licensed 10 Light Novels and One Manga

Starting the event coverage is the announcement from the J-Novel Club, the company licensed the following titles (arranged from Light Novels, to Manga):

Now, J-Novel Club recently rescued several titles that were formerly licensed by SOL PRESS, for more of a detailed layout on the panel, head over to Anime News Network:

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Yen Press Announces Fifteen Titles for Compiled Volumes and Omnibuses

Yen Press announced during their AX Panel Fifteen New Licensing Deals, which included Omnibuses of Fan Favorites such as K-ON! And Puella Magi Oriko Magica, and Five Manhwa Titles.

  1. Fruits Basket Another Vol. 4
  2. Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World
  3. Your Forma
  4. Puella Magi Oriko Magica (Manga Omnibus)
  5. K-ON! The Complete Omnibus Collection
  6. K-ON! Shuffle
  7. Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! The Memorial Fan Book!
  8. The Opportunistic Princess Has All the Answers (Light Novel)
  9. I’m Quitting Heroing (Manga)
  10. Pandora Seven
  11. Shy
  12. Even If This Love Disappears from the World Tonight (Novel)
  13. Honey Lemon Soda (Manga)
  14. Doomsday With My Dog
  15. Oshi no Ko

Manhwa

  • S-Cynan, Undead Gamja, and singNsong’s The World After the Fall
  • SUOL and Gyeoeul Gwon’s Villains Are Destined to Die
  • Alphatart and Sumpul’s The Remarried Empress
  • Yuns, 3B2S, and SAN.G’s Tomb Raider King
  • JH’s The Boxer

Macross Frontier, Macross Delta Anime Offered on Home Video Outside Japan, Including Macross II, and Plus

Macross Frontier Key Visual
Image Credit: Statelite

Big News for fans of the Macross Franchise, Bigwest, and Anime Limited announced during the Macross panel at Anime Expo would be bringing Macross Plus to Blu-Ray for the United States, Canada, and Europe. Bigwest also mentioned that AnimEigo will release The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again anime on Blu-ray Disc.

But Wait! There’s More! Also announced during the Macross panel was that Bigwest would be teaming up with Nozomi Entertainment to release the Macross Frontier and Macross Delta anime on home video. Unfortunately, no release date has been announced. Also, on Day Two, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced at their panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that they have licensed the Macross 7 anime, and will release it in two Blu-Ray Disc sets, with both a regular edition and a “collector’s ultra edition” release with bonus content. For more information, head to Anime News Network.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean is set to premiere on September 1st, and Record of Ragnarok II gets a Brand New Visual and Trailer

Another surprise at this year’s Warner Bros Japan Panel, things are starting to heat up for both Hirohiko Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean and Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui’s Record of Ragnarok Anime Series. On Stone Ocean, Jolyne prepares to take on new stand users, while Hercules prepares to fight Jack the Ripper on Record of Ragnarok II! Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean premieres worldwide on Netflix on September 1st. The series will then air on Tokyo MX on October 7th at 24:30 JST (effectively, October 8th), before launching on other networks. Meanwhile, the new season of Record of Ragnarok will premiere in 2023.

Record of Ragnarok II PV
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part Two PV