Bandai Namco Filmworks revealed the staff, story, new character and mobile suit visuals on Friday for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years. The company also revealed the July 14 debut date of the project's prequel anime Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue.

The anime's official website revealed a visual for the anime's main character, Suletta Mercury.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue will debut first on July 14 at the Gundam Factory Yokohama (the site of the life-size moving Gundam statue), the life-size Gundam Unicorn statue in Tokyo's Odaiba, the life-size Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai, the life-size RX-93ffν Gundam statue in Fukuoka, and the upcoming Gundam Base Virtual World in Bandai Namco Group's planned Gundam Metaverse project. The project will then debut in events in Japan and around the world at a later date.

The anime's website describes the story:

A.S. (Ad Stella) 122―

An era when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system. A lone girl from the remote planet Mercury transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, run by the Beneritt Group which dominates the mobile suit industry.

Her name is Suletta Mercury. With a scarlet light burning in her pure heart, this girl walks step by step through a new world.

The anime's characters and mobile suits are as follows:

Suletta Mercury, a second-year student in the piloting department, who transferred to the school from Mercury. Suletta is timid and somewhat lacks communication skills. She is the pilot of the Gundam Aerial developed on Mercury.

Gundam Aerial

Miorine Rembran, an attractive and academically distinguished second-year student in the management strategy department. Miorine is the only daughter of Delling Rembran, the president of the Beneritt Group and chairman of the school's board. She has a strong rebellious feeling towards her father. 

Guel Jeturk, an heir to Jeturk Heavy Machinery, one of the group's three branches, and a third-year student in the piloting department. Guel has a rough temperament and is quick to anger. As the ace pilot of Jeturk House, he has absolute confidence in his own skills.

Guel's Dilanza

Elan Ceres, the top pilot backed by Peil Technologies, one of the group's three branches. A third-year student in the piloting department. Elan is a taciturn and solitary person, who doesn't open his heart to anyone in school. He has an interest to Suletta

Gundam Pharact

Shaddiq Zenelli, an adopted child of the CEO of Grassley Defense Systems, one of the group's three branches. A third-year student in the piloting department who leads Grassley House. Although still a student Shaddiq has shown his skill in business too, he is a candidate for next generation executive. 


Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kimi no Iru MachiKiznaiverSpriggan) is directing the anime at Bandai Namco Filmworks/Sunrise, with Ryo Ando (Interviews with Monster GirlsDouble Decker! Doug & Kirill) as co-director. Ichiro Okouchi (Code GeassPrincess PrincipalSk8 the Infinity) is credited for series composition and as scriptwriter. Mogumo is credited for the original character designs, and Marie Tagashira, Juro Toida, and Hirotoshi Takaya are drawing those character designs for animation. Takashi Ohmama (Castle Town DandelionMobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS) is composing the music. Ayumi Satō is the art director, while Tomoaki OkadaKenichi MoriokaKazushige KanehiraJunichirō Tamamori, and Yasuyoshi Uetsu are the art designers. Kazuko Kikuchi is in charge of color setting. Shinichi Miyakaze is the 3D CG director. Shōta Kodera is the director of photography, while Kengo Shigemura is the editor. Jin Aketagawa is the sound director.

The anime's mechanical designers include JNTHEDKanetake EbikawaWataru InadaIppei GyōbuKenji Teraoka, and Takayuki YanaseShinya KusumegiKanta Suzuki, and Seizei Maeda are the mechanical animators. Ryōji Sekinishi is credited as mechanical coordinator, whie Yohei Miyahara is the techincal director. Yūya Takashima is credited as sci-fi researcher, while HISADAKE is credited for setting cooperation. E o Kaku PETER and esuthio are the prop designers. Lin Junbun drew concept art. Kaori Seki is credited for monitor graphics design.

The series will be the first brand-new television anime series in the franchise since Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. The anime will premiere in October during the Nichi-5 slot on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. JST (4:00 a.m. EDT/3:00 a.m. EST) on MBS/TBS' network of stations.

The project will also include a prequel anime titled Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue. Bandai Namco described the prequel as a full-fledged project that will feature its own story and mobile suits, including the Gundam Lfrith and Beguir-Beu. The prologue project will debut this summer, and will debut first at the Gundam Factory Yokohama (the site of the life-size moving Gundam statue), the life-size Gundam Unicorn statue in Tokyo's Odaiba, the life-size Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai, the life-size RX-93ffν Gundam statue in Fukuoka, and the upcoming Gundam Base Virtual World in Bandai Namco Group's planned Gundam Metaverse project. The project will then debut in events in Japan and around the world at a later date.

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The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announced the schedule for this year's Anime Expo event, and it confirms that the convention will screen the world premiere of the Dr. Stone: Ryusui anime special on July 3 at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Events hall.

The special will air on July 10 at 7:00 p.m. on Tokyo MX and BS11. The special will be 60 minutes long.

Anime Expo will return as an in-person convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1-4, 2022.

Shūhei Matsushita (DEEMO Memorial Keys) is replacing Shinya Iino to direct the Dr. Stone: Ryusui special at returning studio TMS EntertainmentYuichiro Kido is returning as well to write and oversee the series scripts, and Yuko Iwasa is returning as the character designer.

The first television anime debuted in July 2019. Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired, and Funimation streamed a dub of the season. The anime premiered on Toonami in August 2019.

Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, the anime's second season, premiered in January 2021. Crunchyroll streamed the series worldwide except in Asia, and Funimation streamed an English dub. The anime debuted on Toonami in May 2021.

The anime will get a third season that will premiere in 2023.

Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock) and Riichirou Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21) launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017, and ended the series on March 7. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print. MANGA Plus also published the manga digitally in English.

The manga's 26th and final volume will ship on July 4. A fanbook will then ship in Japan in August.

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Sound collection album with theme song ships on October 12

The staff for Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Precious Friends, the new anime film for Nanatsu Mukunoki's WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me (Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!) manga, posted a teaser video and third key visual on Saturday. The teaser previews the new anime's theme song "Precious Friends" by the voice cast (as the WATATEN!☆5 group).

The new anime's sound collection album, featuring the theme song, will go on sale on October 12. The previous television anime will have a rerun on the BS11 channel starting on July 1, and its Blu-ray Disc box will go on sale on August 24. Its official fan book will go on sale on September 2. The Happy Radio! web radio program for the new anime will begin streaming in June.

The new anime's returning cast includes:

  • Reina Ueda as Miyako Hoshino
  • Maria Sashide as Hana Shirosaki
  • Rika Nagae as Hinata Hoshino
  • Akari Kitō as Noa Himesaka
  • Hitomi Ohwada as Koyori Tanemura
  • Naomi Ōzora as Kanon Konomori
  • Lynn as Koko Matsumoto

Several main staff members from the television series are also returning:

  • Director: Daisuke Hiramaki
  • Script: Yuka Yamada
  • Character Design: Hiromi Nakagawa
  • Music Production: Flying Dog
  • Animation Production: Doga Kobo

The four-panel comedy manga's story centers on Miyako Hoshino, a shy college student and otaku. Miyako's younger sister Hinata, who is a fifth grader, has a classmate and friend named Hana. When they meet, Miyako falls for Hana at first sight.

The television anime adaptation premiered in January 2019. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The anime's third and final Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video volume included a bonus original video anime in May 2019.

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CAPCOM revealed during Sony's State of Play presentation on Thursday that it is developing a remake of its Resident Evil 4 game that will ship for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on March 24, 2023. CAPCOM is streaming a trailer for the game.

CAPCOM teases that the game will have a "reimagined storyline," and a new graphical art style based on the company's proprietary RE engine.

In addition, CAPCOM announced that Resident Evil Village game, the latest game in the Resident Evil franchise, will have a new PlayStation VR 2 version. CAPCOM didn't reveal a release date for the new version.

CAPCOM released the Resident Evil 4 game for GameCube and later for PlayStation 2 in 2005. The company has since ported the game to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices, and PC. The game shipped on Switch in May 2019. The game got a new virtual reality version for the Oculus Quest 2 headset system in October 2021. The game's story follows Leon S. Kennedy as he tries to rescue the U.S. president's daughter.

Resident Evil Village is the eighth entry in CAPCOM's Resident Evil survival horror game series. The game launched in May 2021 for PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam and Stadia) platforms.

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Both series to feature mostly returning staff at new studio

Kadokawa announced on Saturday that the previously announced new anime for the KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! franchise is a third season of the anime.

Kadokawa also announced that the Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! spinoff novel series is also getting a television anime adaptation.

Anime scriptwriter Makoto Uezu, anime character designer Koichi Kikuta, and director Takaomi Kanasaki created illustrations to commemorate the announcement.

Makoto Uezu

Koichi Kikuta

Takaomi Kanasaki

Previous anime director Takaomi Kanasaki will serve as the chief director for the third season at Drive (Studio DEEN animated the previous two seasons and J.C. Staff animated the film). Yujiro Abe (episode director for Kaguya-sama: Love is WarGreat Pretender) is directing the series. Makoto Uezu is again in charge of series composition, and Koichi Kikuta is returning as character designer.

The returning cast for the third season includes Jun Fukushima as Kazuma, Sora Amamiya as Aqua, Rie Takahashi as Megumin, and Ai Kayano as Darkness.

The same staff for the third season will also produce the Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! television anime series. The spinoff will star Rie Takahashi as Megumin and Aki Toyosaki as Yunuyun.

Lastly, Kadokawa revealed that the franchise will get a dramatic stage reading on July 3, and revealed a visual for the event.

The first main television anime season premiered in January 2016, and the second season premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan. The KONOSUBA - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson anime film opened in Japan in August 2019. Crunchyroll and Fathom Events screened the film in the United States in November 2019.

Writer Natsume Akatsuki and illustrator Kurone Mishima's Konosuba light novel series centers on Kazuma, a shut-in student who dies in a traffic accident, but meets the goddess Aqua after death. He is given the chance to reincarnate in a fantasy world and can keep one thing with him. When he decides to choose Aqua herself, they are both transported to their new lives. The pair go on quests to earn just enough to buy food, shelter, and clothing, and eventually hire the sorceress Megumin and swordswoman Darkness, who they quickly learn are just as useless as they are.

The spinoff novels center on Megumin and her Crimson Magic Clan.

The main novel series ended with the 17th volume in May 2020. Akatsuki also wrote the spinoff novels, and Mishima served as illustrator for the spinoff. Akatsuki launched the spinoff novels in 2014, and the series includes three novels and two sequel series novels.

Yen Press is releasing the original KONOSUBA light novels as well as Masahito Watari's manga adaptation in English. The company is also releasing the Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! spinoff novels and Kasumi Morino's manga adaptation in English.

The franchise also includes more manga and several video games.

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Crunchyroll screens film in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International

CrunchyrollSony Pictures Entertainment, and Wild Bunch International announced on Thursday that they will release Suzume no Tojimari(literally, Suzume's Door-Locking), Makoto Shinkai's first new film in three years, worldwide except in Asia in early 2023.

Crunchyroll will handle North American distribution, while Crunchyrolland Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle distribution in Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, and portions of Europe. CrunchyrollSony Pictures Entertainment, and Wild Bunch International will release the film in French- and German-speaking Europe.

The film will open in Japan on November 11. Shinkai will also pen a novelization of the film that will ship on August 24.

CoMix Wave Films describes the story:

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—

17-year-old Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I'm looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…

Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

The stars
The sunset
The morning sky

Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—

Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume's journey is about to begin.

Shinkai stated that three important points about the film are that it is a road movie around Japan, a story about "closing doors" rather than opening them, and a reason to visit the movie theater. He elaborated that closing doors can refer to tying loose ends or finishing something.

Shinkai (your name.Weathering With You) is directing the film and writing the screenplay. He is also credited with the original story. Masayoshi Tanaka (your name.Weathering With You) is designing the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya (your name.Garden of Words) is the animation director. Takumi Tanji (Children Who Chase Lost Voices) is the art director. CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. are producing the movie. TOHO is distributing the film.

Shinkai's other works include 5 Centimeters Per SecondVoices of a Distant StarShe and Her CatThe Place Promised in Our Early DaysThe Garden of Words, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices.

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Poco unveiled the Poco Buds Pro Genshin Impact Edition, one styled after the one and only Spark Knight, Klee. These wireless earbuds were actually revealed about a month prior, under the Redmi AirDots 3 Pro branding.

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 TOHO's production runs in Tokyo in March, before April-May nationwide tour

Tatsuya Endō's SPY×FAMILY manga is inspiring its first stage musical next spring. The production will run at Tokyo's Imperial Theatre in March, before going on a nationwide tour from April to May.

TOHO is producing the musical, and it will cast the character Anya via auditions. The production's official website will confirm details on the auditions later.

Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

Master spy Twilight is the best at what he does when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions in the name of a better world. But when he receives the ultimate impossible assignment—get married and have a kid—he may finally be in over his head!

Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn't know is that the wife he's chosen is an assassin and the child he's adopted is a telepath!

The anime adaptation of the manga premiered on April 9. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs and is also streaming an English dub.

The anime's fourth episode aired on Saturday with an accompanying main visual:

Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UCRurouni KenshinGetbackers, 2019 Dororo) is directing the anime at Wit Studio and CloverWorksKazuaki Shimada (The Promised Neverland) is designing the characters, and [K]NoW_NAME (Fairy goneDorohedoroSakura Quest) is the music producer.

Shueisha is offering the manga in English on its MANGA Plus service on the same day chapters debut in Japan. Viz Media added the manga to its app as part of its Shonen Jump subscription in September 2019. The company is also publishing the manga in print.

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The official website for the Gekijо̄ban Isekai Quartet ~Another World~ (Isekai Quartet the Movie: Another World) crossover anime film began streaming a trailer on Friday. The video previews the film's theme song "Melodic Road Movie" performed by Konomi Suzuki featuring Kashitarō Itō:

The film will premiere on June 10. In the film, the characters can transport themselves to an alternate world due to a wormhole that suddenly opened in the classroom. They all arrive at a world ruled by an out-of-control golem. They also encounter a golem girl whose personality is similar to Megumin, a cane-wielding man who seems to know Subaru, and a woman dressed in the same uniform as Tanya's. Our intrepid group strives to return to their world.

The film's original characters and their cast members are, from left to right below:

  • Minami Tanaka as Pantagruel, a mysterious eye-patched girl
  • Nana Mizuki as Vera Mitrohina, a mysterious female soldier
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Alec, a mysterious man

The film features the returning cast and staff from the anime's first two seasons. Minoru Ashina (Kaiju GirlsPure Pure Purea Desu Overlord shorts) is writing the script and directing the anime. Minoru Takehara serves as both character designer and chief animation director. Studio Puyukai (Kaiju GirlsLord Marksman and VanadisPure Pure Purea Desu Overlord shorts) is animating the work.

The 12th and final episode of the Isekai Quartet 2 anime had revealed in April 2020 that the series was getting a sequel.

The anime is a crossover series between the Re:Zero, Overlord, KONOSUBA, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil franchises. Isekai Quartet 2 also features characters from The Rising of The Shield Hero franchise. The first season premiered in Japan in April 2019. Crunchyroll and Funimation both streamed the first season as it aired.

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The "Kimetsu no Utage: Yūkaku-hen" event for the Demon Slayer anime revealed a new promotional video on Saturday for the anime's upcoming Swordsmith Village Arc (Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime.

Director Haruo Sotozaki, character designer and chief animation director Akira Matsushima, the animation studio ufotable, and the main cast are all returning for the new arc.

The first television anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga premiered in April 2019. Aniplex of America licensed the series and streamed the show on HuluCrunchyroll, and FunimationAdult Swim's Toonami programming block premiered the television anime in October 2019.

The Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film began screening in Japan in October 2020. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the film.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, a seven-episode arc that adapts the Mugen Train film, premiered in October 2021. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yūkaku-hen) television anime then premiered on December 5 with a one-hour special. Funimation and Crunchyroll both streamed the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime.

Gotouge launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016. The manga ended in May 2020. Shueisha published the manga's 23rd and final compiled book volume in December 2020. Viz Media published the manga in English.

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The official website for the anime of Keigo Maki's romantic comedy manga Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie (Kawaii Dake Ja Nai Shikimori-san) announced on Friday that the anime's production company Doga Kobo has been temporarily closed due to rapid increase in staff members diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Doga Kobo closed on April 6, and it will remain closed until April 17. The staff for the anime is discussing how they will handle future broadcasts. The series is still scheduled to premiere on Asahi BroadcastingTV Asahi, and 22 affiliated networks on the ANiMAZiNG!!! block on April 9.

The anime had previously been delayed by one week due to "organizational reasons." The anime was originally scheduled to premiere on April 2.

Crunchyroll will stream the anime.

Maki launched the ongoing manga on the Magazine Pocket app in February 2019. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

Shikimori seems like the perfect girlfriend: cute, fun to be around, sweet when she wants to be... but she has a cool dark side that comes out under the right circumstances. And her boyfriend Izumi loves to be around when that happens! A fun and funny high school romance with a sassy twist perfect for fans of Nagatoro-san and Komi Can't Communicate!

Ryota Itoh (My Senpai Is Annoying) is directing the anime at Doga Kobo with Shōhei Yamanaka as assistant director. Yoshimi Narita (HappinessCharge PreCure!Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart.My Senpai Is Annoying) is in charge of the series scripts. Ai Kikuchi (Engaged to the UnidentifiedNew Game!How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?) is designing the characters. Nasuo☆ will perform the opening theme song, while Yuki Nakashima will perform the ending song.

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The Golden City of the Scorching Sun season casts Misaki Kuno, Yuka Terasaki, Hiroaki Hirata, Mitsuki Saiga

The staff for Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ōgonkyō (Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun), the second television anime season based on Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss manga, posted the anime's July premiere and a new visual on Saturday.

The three main cast members are returning, alongside several new cast additions:

  • Miyu Tomita as Riko
  • Mariya Ise as Reg
  • Shiori Izawa as Nanachi
  • Misaki Kuno as Faputa
  • Yuka Terasaki as Vueko
  • Hiroaki Hirata as Wazukyan
  • Mitsuki Saiga as Belaf

The returning staff includes:

  • Director: Masayuki Kojima
  • Assistant Director: Hitoshi Haga
  • Series Composition, Scripts: Hideyuki Kurata
  • Character Design: Kazuchika Kise (Production I.G)
  • Color design: Miyao Yamashita
  • Director of Photography: Tsunetaka Ema (T2 Studio)
  • Sound Director: Yō Yamada
  • Sound Effects: Toru Noguchi
  • Music: Kevin Penkin
  • Music producer: Hiromitsu Iijima
  • Music Production: Irma la Douce
  • Animation Production: Kinema Citrus

In addition, Yuka Kuroda joins Kise as the second character designer. The first season's prop designer Takeshi Takakura is now the design leader, with Takumi Sakura credited as the new season's prop designer. Inspired's Teru Sekiguchi joins Osamu Masuyama as the second art director. Masayuki Kurosawa is editing. Kadokawa is collaborating on music production.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the second season for release in digital and home video this year.

In the story of Made in Abyss, an enormous pit and cave system called the "Abyss" is the only unexplored place in the world. Strange and wonderful creatures reside in its depths, and it is full of precious relics that current humans are unable to make. The mysteries of the Abyss fascinate humans, and they head down to explore. The adventurers who venture into pit are known as "Cave Raiders." A little orphan girl named Riko lives in the town of Ōrth on the edge of the Abyss. Her dream is to become a Cave Raider like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system. One day, Riko starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.

Tsukushi launched the manga on Takeshobo's Web Comic Gamma website in 2012. Seven Seas is publishing the manga in English.

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