Umineko: When They Cry Episode 8 Manga to End in August 2015

The seventh compiled book volume of Kei Natsumi’s Umineko When They Cry Episode 8: Twilight of the golden witch manga has revealed that the manga will end with its ninth volume. Square Enix will publish both the eighth and ninth volumes on August 22, 2015. Natsumi launched the Episode 8 manga in 2012 in Square Enix’s Monthly Gangan Joker magazine.

Square Enix also published the ninth and final volume of Eita Mizuno’s Umineko When They Cry Episode 7: Requiem of the golden witch manga on April 22, 2015.

The manga is part of a series of multi-episode adaptations of Ryukishi07/07th Expansion’s mystery suspense dōjin game from the Umineko When They Cry (Umineko no Naku Koro ni) multi-media franchise. In the story, 18 people step foot on the remote island of Rokkenjima in October of 1986, when a spate of murders takes place.

Yen Press licensed the manga in 2012, and will release the 10th omnibus volume (Umineko When They Cry Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch volume 1) in May 2015.

The Umineko When They Cry game inspired a television anime series, which first aired in Japan in 2009. NIS America licensed the anime in 2012 and released it in two Premium Edition volumes in December 2012.

Source: ANN

Assassination Classroom Is Getting a Second Season and Sequel Live-Action Film

The staff of the live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom manga revealed at a stage event at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo that the television anime series is getting a second season and the live-action film will also get a sequel.

The live-action film sequel, titled Ansatsu Kyōshitsu ~Sotsugyō-hen~ (Assassination Classroom ~Graduation Edition~), will open in Japan in 2016.

The television anime series premiered in Japan on January 9, 2015 and FUNimation Entertainment is simulcasting the series as it airs. The series is listed at 22 episodes.

The live-action film adaptation opened in Japan on March 21, 2015.

VIZ Media publishes the manga in North America and describes the story as:

A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had!

Matsui launched the Assassination Classroom manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2012, and Shueisha will publish the 14th volume in Japan on May 1, 2015.

Source: ANN

Staff Announced for the High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- Anime Film

The official website for the forthcoming High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- film has announced the main staff.

Yasuhiro Takemoto is directing the film, and Futoshi Nishiya is designing the characters from the television series. Nobunaga Shimazaki, the voice of Haruka Nanase, is returning from the Free! television anime.

The film is directly inspired by the High Speed! novel that was loosely adapted into the original Free! television anime. Whereas the Free! anime centers on Haruka and the other swimmers during high school, High Speed! follows them during middle school. The second volume of the novel series shipped in Japan in July 2014.

High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on December 5, 2015.

Source: ANN

More Information Revealed for the Taifū no Noruda Anime Film

The official website of Studio Colorido’s upcoming Taifū no Noruda (Typhoon Noruda) feature-length anime film unveiled the film’s main cast and staff.

Yojiro Arai is directing the film, Hiroyasu Ishida is designing the characters, and Masashi Hamauzu is composing the music.

The main cast includes:

  • Shūhei Nomura is Shūichi Azuma
  • Daichi Kaneko is Kenta Saijō
  • Kaya Kiyohara is Noruda

It has also been announced that Japanese rock band Galileo Galilei will perform the theme song “Arashi no Ato de” (After the Storm) for the movie.

The film takes place on a certain isolated island, at a certain middle school, on the eve of the culture festival. A boy quits baseball after playing his whole life, and has a fight with his best friend. Then they suddenly meet a mysterious, red-eyed girl named Noruda, and a huge typhoon hits the middle school.

Taifū no Noruda will open in Japanese theaters for a three-week limited engagement starting on June 5, 2015.

Source: ANN

First Preview for the Forthcoming Lupin the Third Anime Series

The official website for the forthcoming Lupin the Third anime series has posted a 90-second promotional video, which features the second television series’ original theme music. This forthcoming series will be the first main television series for the franchise in 30 years.

The new series is set in the Republic of San Marino and is scheduled to premiere on RTI in Italy in May 2015, then on Nihon TV in Japan in Fall 2015. Kazuhide Tomonaga is directing the series for TMS Entertainment.

Source: Crunchyroll

Ultimate Otaku Teacher Is Now Available on Hulu

The Fandom Post is reporting that the Ultimate Otaku Teacher anime is now available on Hulu Plus; but as of this writing, it is only available to Hulu Plus subscribers. Subscribers can watch the series on their TV, mobile devices, and computer, but the series is not available in high definition.

The story of Ultimate Otaku Teacher is described as:

Kagami Junichirou was known as a physics genius when he was a teenager, and he was even published in “Nature.” However, after college, he suddenly lost all interest in science. As a NEET, he’s devoted himself to his anime blog and nerdy collecting habits. He claims he has a serious illness called “I can’t do anything I don’t want to do.” Desperate to get him to do something with his life, his little sister manages to get him a job teaching physics at his old high school. He’s certainly an unconventional teacher, but he becomes fairly popular with the students. After helping a girl who’s being ruthlessly bullied, Kagami finds that he actually likes teaching. Will he continue his career as a weird teacher? Will he go back into physics? Or will he end up back where he started?

Source: The Fandom Post

Full English Dub Cast for Super Sonico Announced

Sentai Filmworks has announced the full English dub cast for the Super Sonico anime:

  • Jessica Nigri is Super Sonico
  • Luci Christian is Suzu Fujimi
  • Monica Rial is Fuuri Watanuki
  • David Wald is Mr. Kitamura
  • Joanne Bonasso is Grandma
  • Jay Hickman is Yasu
  • Mark X. Laskowski is Kuni
  • John Swasey is Tomi
  • Kira Vincent-Davis is Ouka
  • Maggie Flecknoe is Sayaka
  • Hillary Haag is Ena

Additional voices:

  • John Gremillion
  • Allison Sumrall
  • Blake Shepard
  • Juliet Simmons
  • Margaret McDonald
  • Beth Lazarou
  • Molly Searcy
  • Meaghan Avocato
  • Scott Gibbs

Kyle Jones is directing the dub.

Sentai Filmworks will be releasing Super Sonico on DVD and Blu-ray on May 26, 2015.

Source: The Fandom Post