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Trinity Seven Movie Due in February 2017

The official website for the upcoming anime film of Kenji Saito and Akinari Nao‘s Trinity Seven – The Seven Magicians manga unveiled a teaser, visual, and February opening date for the film on Friday. The video shows footage from the television anime, while the teaser shows Lilith and a mysterious girl.


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The film will open in Japan in February in 16 theaters.

Yen Press is publishing the original manga in English, and it shipped the sixth volume on August 30. The company describes the series:

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Arata Kasuga transfers to the Royal Biblia Academy to solve the mystery of the destruction that is ravaging the world and—more importantly—has stolen his cousin Hijiri from him. It’s a tough road that lies ahead of Arata, but nothing’s impossible when you have seven beautiful girls—each a master of her own magical art — at your side!

The television anime series will get a Blu-ray Disc box re-release in Japan on January 25 that contains all 12 episodes, as well as the anime bundled with the manga’s 11th volume.

The staff members all return from the manga’s television animeadaptation.

Hiroshi Nishikiori (I’m Gonna Be An AngelAzumanga DaiohA Certain Magical Index) is directing the film at Seven Arcs PicturesKenji Saitohimself is penning the script, with assistance from Hiroyuki Yoshino(Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionMacross FrontierStrike the Blood). Shinpei Tomooka (Inukami!Sekirei) designed the characters for animation, while Yasuhiro Moriki (Majestic PrinceD.Gray-man Hallow) is in charge of creature design. Tomooka is also credited as chief animation director. Akira Otsuka (Dog DaysMushibugyōRiddle Story of Devil) is credited with weapon design.

Other staff members include:

Saito and Nao launched the manga in Kadokawa’s (Fujimi Shobo‘s) Monthly Dragon Age magazine in 2011, and Kadokawa shipped the 15th compiled volume on August 9. Kadokawa will ship the 15th volume on August 9.

The 12-episode television anime series premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks released the series with an English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on August 16.

(Source: Anime News Network)


I’ve always wanted to watch Trinity Seven; in fact, it’s on my plan to watch on MyAnimeList.  Some of my friends said it was good and they said that it resembles High School DxD. I tried watching few episodes of High School DxD once and I didn’t continue it because I lost interest of the extreme ecchi-ness of the series. It might be the same to Trinity Seven but what caught my interest is the art style of the show. I’ve decided to give Trinity Seven a try someday but I keep on forgetting until I completely forgot to watch it.

Now, I saw the news of an upcoming film of Trinity Seven. I remembered it again, the anime that I forgot to watch. Well, maybe I’ll watch the movie instead but I may not get the story of the movie. So, I might as well watch the TV anime series first.

 

 

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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Film Opening in Japan on February 18

The official website for the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film began streaming the film’s second teaser video on Sunday. The video introduces the film’s new characters. (The linked video is region-locked to Japan.)Aniplex of America also began streaming an English version of the trailer on Sunday.


The new characters and Aniplex of America‘s descriptions include:

Yuna, “an idol in the AR world of Ordinal Scale. If a player encounters her in the game, they can acquire special upgrades.”

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Dr. Shigemura, “a developer and an authority on non-invasive BMI (Brain Machine Interface) research. He is also a professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Toho Technological University. Due to his radical theories on electrical physiology, his peers regard him as a crackpot.”

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Eiji, “a mysterious young swordsman, who is the top ranked player in Ordinal Scale. Kirito and his friends encounter him during gameplay.”

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The film will open in Japan on February 18 in 150 theaters, and will play in about 1,000 theaters worldwide.Aniplex of America confirmed the film’s overseas release. The company describes the movie’s story:

It’s just a game,or so I thought..

A brand new story written by original author, Reki Kawahara!! People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world was starting to spread into reality!! As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again.

Aniplex of America plans to release the film in spring 2017.

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The film will feature a returning cast from the previous two anime series, including:

The film’s all-new original story takes place after the Mother’s Rosario arc, which was the final arc depicted in the TV anime’s second season. Original light novel author Reki Kawahara is writing the new story for the film. Tomohiko Ito is returning from the two TV anime series and the anime special to direct the film at A-1 PicturesShingo Adachi is also returning from the TV anime to design the characters based on abec‘s original character designs, and Yuki Kajiura is returning to score the music.

(Source: Anime News Network)


To be honest, this upcoming movie of Sword Art Online looks promising. I know that the TV anime series of Sword Art Online kind of has a neutral reputation. Yes, the first arc of the 1st season of SAO is somewhat good and pretty enjoyable, which is also known as the SAO arc. However, what really made SAO have a bad reputation is because of the second arc, which is also known as the ALO arc.

I’ve seen a lot of people hating on this particular arc. They’re saying that it’s sh*t, it’s full of harem, and most of all, wincest *winks*. Also, don’t forget about that blonde bastard. Well, I think that this arc holds a lot of potential if the story was written in a better way. Kirito was made to be more overpowered in this specific arc and… it is not really deconstructed on how he learned to access the Cardinal System.

Well, enough for the anime. For the movie like I said, it looks promising and I’m quite interested because of the movie’s original story that takes place after the Mother’s Rosario arc. I can’t help but say that I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie and I’m hoping that it doesn’t end up all harem-ish.

Kimi no na Wa – Overview

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Mitsuha is a high school girl that lives in the countryside. She lives a normal life but she’s getting a bit tired of living in the countryside. She then wanted to live in a city, preferably Tokyo. Taki is a high school student that lives in Tokyo. He works as a part-timer at an Italian restaurant. He also excels in fine arts involving architecture.

One day, Mitsuha dreamt that she herself turned into a young man that lives in Tokyo. However, Mitsuha wasn’t the only one that had a dream like this. Additionally, Taki also dreamt that he had become a female high school student that lives in the countryside.

It is later revealed that Mitsuha and Taki were swapping with each other’s bodies. Hence, it was the reason of the weird dream that they keep on seeing. But, was it just really a dream? Or all of the things that they saw actually happened in real life. What is really going on in this mysterious and beautiful story?

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PROS

+ 11/10 (Seriously).

+ Really really really really beautiful story.

+ Body swapping concepts.

+ Great characters and art style.

+ It will blow your mind

+ Masterpiece

CONS

– It will blow your mind (I think this is more of a PRO).

Koe no Katachi (Movie) New PV


Synopsis

Ishida Shouya is an adventurous boy and calls himself as a daredevil when he was in grade school. A new student by the name of Nishimiya Shouko, transferred to his class. The transferred student then revealed to the class that she has a disability, she is deaf. Knowing her disability, Shouya started to pick on her.

Day after day, he started to bully her, not knowing that the result of his actions would cause Nishimiya to transfer to another school. His classmates then began to shun him and judged every action that he did. Shouya was then isolated and lost his friends.

Five years later, Shouya becomes a loner and he distrusts everybody and marks every people’s faces with an ‘X’ as a sign of distrust. He then meets Nishimiya Shouko again in his high years. Now, Ishida Shouya is determined to right what he did wrong to Nishimiya Shouko.

(Koe no Katachi (Manga) – 150 Words Summary)


The movie of Koe no Katachi is getting closer and closer. It will be premiered on September 17 (Saturday) in Japanese theaters. I’m glad that I’ve read the manga of Koe no Katachi and I’m happy that I will soon see it animated.

For me, it’s one of the best stories I’ve ever read or known. I barely read manga and I always tend to watch anime. But, I gave this one an exception and decided to read it. I’m glad that I read this manga because of how the story is really unique and heart touching.

Given that the manga is rather long and the movie may not cover all the contents of the manga, I hope that even if it may not cover all the contents, it will still capture the essence of the story of the manga. I have high hopes for this upcoming movie and I can’t wait to watch it.

Tokyo Ghoul Gets a Live-Action Film Adaptation

The wrap-around jacket band on the seventh volume of Sui Ishida‘sTokyo Ghoul:re manga announced on Thursday that Ishida’s original Tokyo Ghoul manga will get a live-action film.

Ishida serialized Tokyo Ghoul in Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump from 2011 to 2014, and is now serializing Tokyo Ghoul:reTokyo Ghoulinspired two anime series, several OVAs, PlayStation Vita and smartphone games, and a stage play.

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I have mixed feeling about Tokyo Ghoul having a live action movie adaptation. Normally, live action films tend to be not that really good in general. Though, there are some live action films that I’ve watched that really resembled the anime or manga and it was really good; there are also live action films that have different stories and is completely original from the manga or anime.

One example of a good live action film adaptation that I’ve watched is AnoHana. For me, I personally think that the live action film adaptation of AnoHana captured the same emotions like in the anime. That’s what made it good and made it really emotional to watch. A live action movie adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul on the other hand is rather really hard to think if it’s going to be good. One problem is the theme of the movie. Of course the story involves ghouls, a human-like creature that has blood tentacles (kagune) coming out of its back, so it would need a lot of good effects and good CGI for it to please the viewers.

Most of the people think that how the Japanese use CGIs is not that really good. Well, the TG live action movie is totally going to have CGI in it. So, I have doubts that if it’s going to be a good movie or it would end up being a crappy one instead.

No Game No Life Movie – Riku and Shuvi

This post may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.


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Shuvi was the first Ex-machina to be introduced in Tet‘s story which he was telling Izuna. In the story she seeks to understand the human [heart] and was found by Riku.

Appearance

She looks like a young human but with several differences, being two tails coming out from her back and other machine like features protruding from around her body. She bears many similarities with Shiro. During her time with humans other than Riku, she wore a robe to cover the mechanical parts on her body, including the piece on her head. However, the tail was uncoverable (as it was her power source) Riku decided to go calling it equipment.

Personality

Her behavior is similar to that of a stereotypical artificial intelligence. She can absorb and process data and intelligence very quickly and act in the appropriate manner, a unique characteristic of her race. However, she seems to have difficulty in comprehending emotions and desires, otherwise characterized by her as the [heart]. Over time spent with Riku, she seems to have started to develop her own [heart]. Her expressions and feelings became more vivid over time.

After setting her personality to mimic that of a “shy Imanity survivor” and spending a year around Riku’s colony, she is unable to reset her personality back to the default monotonous mannerisms of the Ex-machina, stating that she is “stuck” in that mode.


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Riku was an 18 years old Imanity who lived during the Great War on Disboard. He was one of the main protagonists in Tet‘s story.

He encountered Shuvi while going on an expedition and brought her to his colony after having lost in a game against her (albeit willingly, as he judged that winning was impossible, so instead he changed the bets to his favor).

Appearance

He bears many similarities with Sora, being his hairstyle, slender body, black eyes and his face.

Personality

Ever since his home was destroyed and he took over as leader of his colony, he’s had a somewhat split personality. When the figurative lock on his [heart] is locked, he appears emotionless, cold, and calculating. When his heart is unlocked, the emotions he bottled up are released (often violently). His endeavors with Shuvi has since lessened his split personality and he appears to be more open around her.

(Source: No Game No Life Wikia)


So, the movie will actually star these characters, Riku and Shuvi. Though, they may seem to look a lot like Sora and Shiro, they are actually diferrent characters from Sora and Shiro.

The movie will adapt volume 6 titled It Seems the Gamer Couple Challenged the World, it is a prequel story that covers the Great War between the Gods. The story is a little darker and me reading some articles and wikias, I got myself spoiled.

(Source: GoBoiano)


I don’t actually know these characters and I have no idea of their background story. But, I’m kind of liking these characters just by looking through their appearances. They resemble Sora and Shiro by appearance and Riku and Shivu are actually couples. So far, I’m looking forward for the movie and I’m waiting to see how these new characters are. But, I’m guessing that I’m going to love the new characters even though I don’t know much of their details.

 

 

 

No Game No Life Gets an Anime Movie Adaptation

Production on an anime film editon of Yuu Kamiya‘s No Game, No Life light novel series has been green-lit. The staff made the announcement during the streamed MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2016 event on Sunday, and Kamiya drew the following piece of art to celebrate the news:

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The story of No Game, No Life centers around Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training)hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another “crappy game.” One day, they are summoned by a boy named “God” to an alternate world. There, God has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where “everything is decided by games” — even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the “Saviors of Humanity” on this alternate world? “Well, let’s start playing.”

Kamiya launched the light novel series in 2012 with his own art after illustrating another light novel series that spawned an anime, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives(Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi). Media Factory will publish the ninth volume in August. Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in North America, while Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing Mashiro Hiiragi‘s manga adaptation.

The light novel series already inspired a television anime series that premiered in April 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released it on home video in North America.

(Source: Anime News Network)


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I’m literally happy with all the upcoming anime movies that are going to be released. This one is far by the most I’m waiting for and the most I am hyped for. Sadly, the anime doesn’t have a second season yet. I have read in some articles that the author of the light novel of No Game No Life got a copyright issue. I guess that’s the reason why the series hasn’t been able to produce another season or sequel. Despite that, they managed to give news about an upcoming movie in which the story will take place before the anime (I’ve read it in GoBoiano which I will write the details on the next blog. Seems like the characters for the movie are not Sora and Shiro and that’s ok for me. Which means new characters will be introduced to the story. Well, at least it’s better than nothing.