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Attack On Titan Season 2 Will Premiere in 2017, Plus New Promo Art

Attack on Titan season two has finally gotten a premiere date! During the "Shingeki Matsuri" event that took place over the weekend, it was announced that season two of Attack on Titan will premiere in the spring 2017. They also released an Attack on Titan promo image, along with a list of the cast and crew who will be involved with the second season.

Fans have been waiting for this series for way too long. I’m still bummed that we have to continue to wait until 2017. and all I have to say is that season two better be worth the wait and the patience. The series was supposed to premiere this year, but it was postponed.

Below you'll find a list of the cast and crew. Hopefully, they will deliver a second season that will be absolutely mind-blowing.

The Crew:

Chief Director: Tetsuro Araki (director of first season)

Director: Masashi Koizuka (storyboard,
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Attack on Titan 2nd Season finally gets a date (and a sneak peak and an image)

The staff of the Attack on Titan franchise revealed at the “Shingeki Matsuri” event on Sunday that the anime’s second season will premiere in spring 2017. The second season, which was initially announced in November 2014, was originally slated for 2016, but the delays have been continuous.

The staff for the second season was also announced:

Chief Director: Tetsuro Araki (director of first season)

Director: Masashi Koizuka (storyboard, episode director for first season)

Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi

Character Design: Kyoji Asano

Chief Animation Director: Kyoji Asano, Satoshi Kadowaki, Ayumi Yamada

Animation Production: Wit Studio

Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka

Action Animation Director: Yasuyuki Ebara, Arifumi Imai, Takuma Ebisu

Art Setting: Yuuho Taniuchi

Titan Setting: Takaaki Chiba

Prop Design: Takuma Ebisu

Color Key: Ken Hashimoto

Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara

3Dcg Director: Shigenori Hirozumi

3Dcg Producer: Shuhei Yabuta

Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada

Editing: Aya Hida

Sound Director: Masafumi Mima

Music: Hiroyuki Sawano

Sound Effects:
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Blood C DVD Review

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima,

Starring: Nana Mizuki, Alexis Tipton, Keiji Fujiwara, Bill Jenkins, Kenji Nojima, Bill Jenkins, Atsushi Abe, Chris Burnett, Jun Fukuyama, Todd Haberkorn,

Running Time: 300 minutes

Certificate: 15

Blood C takes the familiar tale of a teenager forced to fight evil spirits and demons and although the plot sounds the same, the approach is vastly different. Saya (Mizuki/Tipton) has to juggle her life as both a high-school student and a slayer of evil, only, for the first handful of episodes, there isn’t much cohesion between the two. Saya goes to school and chats with her friends before walking home. If it sounds banal and uninvolving that’s because it kind of is, but it also offers a stark contrast to the end of each episode where fights with demonic beings take place. This clear division is refreshing, as we see Saya in complete control over her responsibilities and
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Mayo Chiki! DVD Review

Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi

Starring: Eri Kitamura, Satoshi Hino, Yuka Iguchi, Kana Asumi, Kana Hanazawa, Keiji Fujiwara, Mariya Ise, Minori Chihara, Miyuki Sawashiro,

Running Time: 325 minutes

Certificate: 15

Mayo Chiki! is another entry in the anime sub-genre of Harem shows in which one, usually unexpecting, male character finds himself the object of many girls affections. In Mayo Chiki! our “lucky” protagonist is Kaneda, a smart and sweet enough kid who unfortunately suffers from gynophobia (fear of women) – which will result in nosebleeds if he gets too intimate with a girl.

One day he accidentally discovers that one of the most popular boys in school, and the butler to one of the most popular girls in school, is actually a girl in disguise. This results in a number of highly contrived stories in which Kaneda is forced to confront his fear of women.

A Harem series such as this is bound to feel
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Blood-c: The Last Dark (2012): First 8 Minutes, Extended Video

Blood-c The Last Dark First 8 Minutes Video. Naoyoshi Shiotani‘s Blood-c: The Last Dark (2012) first 8 minutes, extended preview video stars Nana Mizuki, Atsushi Abe, Masumi Asano, Keiji Fujiwara, and Misato Fukuen. Blood-c: The Last Dark‘s plot synopsis: “Tokyo, Winter. Despite the use of the Youth Ordinance Bill to enforce curfews for minors and regulate [...]

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DVD Review: ‘Marvel Anime: Iron Man’ – The Complete Series – A Faithful Companion To Favreau’s Films Without All The S.H.I.E.L.D.

Can’t get enough of The Avengers hype? Do you love Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Tony Stark/Iron Man? Do you want more Iron Man and less S.H.I.E.L.D.? Does your fandom spill into the realm of animation too?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above, then you need to check out the Marvel Anime: Iron Man The Complete Series on DVD. Using the first Iron Man film as the only required back-story, Sony and Madhouse Animation brought everything that’s great about Japanimation to Iron Man–the mecha look, the fast action, and a slightly edgier approach than what’s typically passed for as cartoons in the states.

The story is set up nicely to bring Tony Stark to Japan because he wants to bring free energy to Japan, applying his life-saving Arc technology to create a large reactor to feed the country.
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Exclusive: Marvel Anime: Iron Man - The Complete Series DVD Featurette

Exclusive: Marvel Anime: Iron Man - The Complete Series DVD Featurette
We have an exclusive featurette for Marvel Anime: Iron Man - The Complete Series, which debuts on DVD April 24. Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb describes how the character was altered for the Japanese audience in this animated series. Check it out.

Marvel Anime: Ironman - Complete Series DVD: Exclusive: Re-Imagining Iron Man Animating for the Japanese

Tony Stark arrives in Japan to help implement his goal of world peace by building the Arc Reactor, a carbon-neutral power plant that, once operational, will be able to provide limitless (thus free) energy to the world. Set to retire his Iron Man persona, and about to mass-produce a line of Iron Man armor known as "Iron Man Dio", Stark's plans are derailed by a series of high tech Mech monsters. Zodiac, a top secret organization funded by the terrorist group A.I.M. is out to disrupt the Arc Station,
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Review: Iron Man & X-Men Anime

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Marvel has been allowing the Japanese to adapt their characters for nearly 40 years now and the results have always been hit or miss. Thankfully, the most current offering is more successful than most. Back in 2009, Marvel announced it had cut a deal with Madhouse and Sony to let them produce four anime series based on Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine, and Blade, which at the time were guaranteed film franchise successes. To Madhouse’s credit, they hired Warren Ellis to pen the scripts and help create an integrated, consisted Marvel Anime Universe.

The shows began airing in Japan on Animax in spring 2010 before finding a domestic home on G4 with the last new episodes airing earlier this month. Now, Sony Home Entertainment releases Iron Man and X-Men on DVD this Tuesday. Each two-disc set contains the complete twelve episode arc plus some extra features.

Madhouse, born in 1972, is known for Ninja Scroll
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Anime: DVD Announcement For Iron Man And X-men Anime Series

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has today told retailers to expect an April 24th, 2012 release for both Marvel Anime: Iron Man - The Complete Series and Marvel Anime: X-Men - The Complete Series; both will be released as 2-dvd sets. Both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 audio tracks are included, plus closed captions. Cost is $19.99. There is currently no cover art for either release right now, but below are the bonus features: Marvel Anime: Iron Man - The Complete Series: The Marvel Anime Universe: Re-Imagining Iron Man 21st Century Hero: The Technology of Iron Man Special Cross Talk: The Creators Of Marvel Anime's Iron Man and Wolverine Voicing Tony Stark: Interview with Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese voice cast) Marvel Anime: X-men - The Complete Series: The Marvel Anime Universe: Re-Examining The X-Men X-Men: A Team Of Outsiders Special Talk Session: The Creators of Marvel Anime's X-Men and Blade
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Aoi Miazaki, Kumiko Aso, and Akina Minami on board for Keiichi Hara’s “Colorful”

Colorful, the latest animated film by Keiichi Hara (Summer Days with Coo) is set to open in Japan this Summer and earlier today Toho finally revealed its impressive voice cast.

The announced cast of voice actors includes Aoi Miazaki, Akina Minami, Kumiko Aso, Kazato Tomizawa, Michael, Jingi Irie, Akiyoshi Nakao, Keiji Fujiwara, and Katsumi Takahashi - an eclectic mix of live-action and voice talent.

Based on an award-winning novel by Eto Mori, the film’s story involves a spirit referred to only as “boku” (me) who is placed into the body of a 9th grader named Makoto who recently committed suicide. At first, his new life seems like it will be easy, but the experience becomes more challenging as he gradually discovers some of the problems Makoto was dealing with at the time he decided to kill himself.

Aoi will play one of Makoto’s classmates, Shoko; Minami will play
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