Toei Screens First Three Episodes of World Trigger with an English Dub at Anime Expo

Anime News Network is reporting that the Toei Animation booth at Anime Expo is screening the first three episodes of the World Trigger television anime with an English dub. According to the report, representatives of the studio emphasized with the website that another company has not licensed the anime’s dub. Rather, Toei Animation itself commissioned the English dub of the first six to seven episodes. Toei Animation have not made plans to screen the dub, including the episodes after episode three, in other venues after Anime Expo.

“Celebrating Anime Expo, Toei Animation will premiere World Trigger episode 1-3 in English at our booth. Come find us!! — feeling excited,” the company wrote in a tweet.

“Come watch WORLD TRIGGER English dub premiere at Anime Expo!!!,” Toei later posted to both Facebook and Twitter confirming that the premiere would be an English dub.

The World Trigger television anime from Toei Animation premiered on October 5, 2014. Crunchyroll simulcasts the English sub of the anime in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.

Toei describes the story of World Trigger as:

World Trigger begins when a mysterious gate to another world is opened in Mikado City, letting invaders from another dimension called “Neighbors” overrun the area. A new defense league called “Border” is created in order to protect the City from these apparitions. The fighters are equipped with an amazing weapon called “Trigger” allowing them to put on an armor and use special powers.

The story takes place four years after those events, when a young student, Yuma Kuga, arrives at Mikado City. He witnesses, along with another student Osamu Mikuno, a portal opening. To fight the creature, Osamu finds himself forced to reveal his affiliation to the Border and pulls his Trigger out. When Osamu is injured, Yuma joins the fight and saves him. Yuma turns out to be very powerful!

Who is really Yuma? Why did he come to Mikado City?

Source: ANN

Nozomi Entertainment Announcements from Anime Expo 2015

Nozomi Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing the following titles:

  • Tamayura: Hitotose
  • Umi Monogatari
  • Big Windup! Season 2
  • Pita-Ten
  • A Town Where You Live!

Nozomi also announced that the company will have its first Blu-ray release in 2016: Revolutionary Girl Utena.

The company also said that the original Mobile Suit Gundam will be released on Blu-ray in the coming months, and that it will be releasing Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, After War Gundam X, and the Turn A Gundam movie collection.

Source: Right Stuf

Full English Dub Cast Announcement for No Game, No Life

Sentai Filmworks has now announced the full main cast for the English dub of the No Game, No Life anime:

  • Scott Gibbs is Sora
  • Caitlynn French is Shiro
  • Amelia Fischer is Jibril
  • Sara Ornelas is Stephanie Dola
  • Kara Greenberg is Kurami Zell
  • Christina Stroup is Fil
  • John Swasey is Ino
  • Kira Vincent-Davis is Izuna
  • Shannon Emerick is Tet

Kyle Jones is directing the dub.

The regular editions of No Game, No Life on DVD and Blu-ray and Collectors Edition are set for release on July 28, 2015. They’re priced at $59.98 and $69.98 respectively while a collectors edition is priced at $129.98.

The story of No Game, No Life is described as:

On the internet, they’re legends: the tag-team duo known as BLANK, famed for their incredible game-playing skills. In the real world, however, the lives of 18-year-old Sora and his 11-year-old stepsister Shiro have been spiraling out of control. Now existing as shut-ins, they rarely leave their house and are unable to be separated without suffering panic attacks. Games, for them, are the safest retreat from reality. Until they win a chess match against a mysterious opponent known as Tet and find themselves pulled into a game bigger than any they could have ever imagined. Now, in a world where the outcome of games determines the fates of both civilizations and species, they must defend Humanity in the ultimate challenge, vying against a host of otherworldly competitors for the right to rule them all! But if they fail, it means slavery or destruction for all mankind. No pressure, of course! Can two misfits who can barely handle their own lives somehow rise to the occasion and save the human race? The competition is on as their battles begin in NO GAME, NO LIFE!

Source: The Fandom Post

Two More Cast Members Announced for the Classroom Crisis Anime

The official website for the Classroom Crisis anime has announced two more cast members:

  • Yūma Uchida is Nagisa Kiryu
  • Yu Kobayashi is Angelina

Lay-duce is animating the series, and Kenji Nagasaki is directing. Hiro Kanzaki and Satoshi Ishino are designing the characters, and Fumiaki Maruto is in charge of scripts. MONTWO wrote the original story. TrySail will perform the opening theme song “Cobalt,” and ClariS will perform the ending theme song “Anemone.”

Aniplex of America will stream the series in North America and describes the series as:

Fourth Tokyo–one of Japan’s new prefectures on Mars. Kirishina City, Fourth Tokyo’s special economic zone, is home to the Kirishina Corporation, an elite corporation renowned for its aerospace business. The company has been expanding its market share in various industries, while also running a private school, the Kirishina Science and Technology Academy High School. That alone would make it unique, but there’s also a high-profile class on campus.
Devoting themselves to their studies during the day, they then report to the company after school to take part in a crucial project, the development of prototype variants for rockets. This is the Kirishina Corporation’s Advanced Technological Development Department, Educational Development Class, a.k.a. A-TEC. A-TEC’s chief, the young engineering genius, Kaito Sera, is also the homeroom teacher of the A-TEC students attending the academy, affectionately (?) known as the Raving Rocket Teacher.

The story begins with the arrival of a transfer student to A-TEC.

The A-TEC members are ready to welcome their new classmate, but the student in question is kidnapped en route to Mars. Determining that they themselves will have to be the ones to overcome this crisis, Kaito and the A-TEC students embark on an unprecedented rescue mission.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Simulcast My Wife is the Student Council President

Crunchyroll has announced the addition of My Wife is the Student Council President to its summer 2015 lineup. The first episode is set for July 3, 2015 at 3pm Pacific Time, with the second episode and beyond to broadcast on Thursdays at 11:30am PT.

My Wife is the Student Council President will be available worldwide except for Japan. Crunchyroll also has the uncensored version, which will be available shortly after the censored version for premium members only.

The story of My Wife is the Student Council President is described as:

The ero-comedy by Yumi Nakata, My Wife is the Student Council President, known in Japan as Okusama ga Seitokaicho! gets an anime adaptation this summer! High school freshman Hayato Izumi’s hopes of becoming class president are dashed after losing to Ui Wakana, a beautiful girl who promises to lift all restrictions on campus romance. After the student council meeting, Ui arrives at Hayato’s home and announces that she will become his wife due to an agreement that their parents made during their childhood.

Source: Crunchyroll

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the rights to the Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door manga series. The company is planning to bring the eight volumes currently released out in North America as individual releases, not omnibus releases, beginning on February 9, 2016 priced at $12.99 per volume.

“Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door is a title we’ve been eager to publish,” said Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “The anime was a major hit, and this manga series builds upon the Angel Beats universe by adding an in-depth backstory, exciting new plot elements, and deeper characterizations. Comedy, action, cute girls, and even some interesting thoughts on the afterlife – we think Heaven’s Door will be a great title for both new and old fans of the work.”

The story of Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door is described as:

Hideki Hinata has just died…but his life is far from over. Finding himself stuck in a kind of purgatory in the Afterlife School—an academy for recently departed lost souls—he begins to learn that the land of the dead has just as many annoying rules, if not more, than the land of the living.

There he meets Yuri Nakamura, a brazen young woman who harbours nothing but contempt for God due to the life she was forced to lead before passing away. Together, Yuri and Hideki form the SSS brigade, otherwise known as the Afterlife Battlefront—a group whose purpose it is to rebel against God in any way they can. However, standing in their way is the stoic and cold Tenshi, a supposed angelic messenger of God…who just so happens to be the Student Council President!

Can Yuri and the rest of the Afterlife Battlefront overcome their fate or are they destined to be stuck in a limbo world forever?!

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces Sailor Moon S Dub Cast

VIZ Media announced new English dub cast members for the Sailor Moon S anime series at its Sailor Moon panel at Anime Expo. The new cast members are:

  • Erica Mendez is Haruka Tenoh / Sailor Uranus
  • Lauren Landa is Michiru Kaioh / Sailor Neptune
  • Christine Marie Cabanos is Hotaru Tomoe / Sailor Saturn
  • Keith Silverstein is Professor Tomoe

Silverstein also plays Usagi’s father Kenji Tsukino in VIZ Media’s dub.

VIZ Media will release the first set of Sailor Moon R on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on July 14, 2015. The company released the second half of Sailor Moon‘s first season on home video in February 2015.

VIZ Media announced in May 2014 that it had licensed all 200 episodes, the three feature films, and the assorted tie-in specials of the original Sailor Moon franchise, as well as the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series. The original series is streaming on Hulu and VIZ Media’s Neon Alley service. The company is also simulcasting Sailor Moon Crystal as it airs in Japan along with Crunchyroll and Hulu.

Source: ANN