It’s a new week and a new set of anime and manga news to cover, so I’ll be listing the best updates and announcements we received throughout the week.
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Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl Anime Announced
The official Twitter account for Cygames’ Cycomi manga website announced that Yū Tsurusaki and Shin Ikezawa’s Fantasy Bishōjo Juniku Ojisan to (With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl) manga will receive an anime adaptation.
Anime News Network describes the manga’s story as:
The manga’s story begins when a 32-year-old unpopular salaryman is transported alongside his handsome friend to a fantasy world, due to the whims of a naked goddess. While his friend has been transported without change, the salaryman now has the body of a beautiful girl. To get his male body back, he must go on an adventure with his friend to defeat the world’s demon lord.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Premiere Date
During the “Jura Tempest Station: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’s All-Female News Announcement Pep Rally Special!” livestream, it was announced that the second cour of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 will premiere on July 6. A new cast member and theme song artists were also revealed.
Crunchyroll, streamed the two seasons as it aired and describes the series as:
Corporate worker Mikami Satoru is stabbed by a random killer, and is reborn to an alternate world. But he turns out to be reborn a slime!
Thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru, he begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races.
Godzilla Singular Point Release Date
Earlier this week, Netflix announced on Twitter that Godzilla Singular Point will release outside of Japan on June 24. Netflix released the 13-episode anime series in Japan on March 25, with the series later premiering on television on April 1.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Cast and Release Date
Earlier this week, Netflix revealed a brand new trailer for the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG anime which reveals its July 8 release date, and English cast.
Netflix’s new description for the series:
Six years ago (2000), the helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, were also forced to escape in order to survive.
However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways…
In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterward, the top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.
Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war. Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching…
Peach Boy Riverside Premiere Date
The official Twitter account for Peach Boy Riverside revealed the anime’s July 1 premiere date, new visual, and additional cast members.
Kodansha Comics publishes the Peach Boy Riverside manga in English and describes its story as:
Sartrienne Aldraic, princess of the Kingdom of Aldraic, dreams of traveling the world—a dangerous dream in a land where monsters roam the countryside as they please, and humans live behind high, strong walls. But when a chance meeting with traveler Mikoto gives hope to her dream, he shatters it soon after, as he reveals himself to be none other than Momotaro, ruthless demon-slayer. Though horrified by the gore Momotaro leaves behind, Sartrienne is convinced more than ever that she needs to learn about the world beyond her walls, and journeys out…following the steps of the mysterious, charismatic, terrifying boy she met that day…
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Pompo: The Cinéphile PV and Cast
Earlier this week, the official Twitter account for the anime film adaptation of Shogo Sugitani’s Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga revealed a new promotional video and additional cast member for the film.
Additionally, the film’s character designer Shingo Adachi drew a collaborative illustration with Kamitsubaki Studio, Kaf and EMA’s label.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Second Cour Delayed
The official website for the anime adaptation of Rifujin na Magonote’s Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series announced that the anime’s second cour will premiere in October after a delay from its initial July premiere date. The site states the delay is as a result of “various circumstances.” A new visual for the anime was also released.
The anime’s first cour premiered on January 10. Funimation streamed the series as it aired and describes the story as:
The story follows a 34-year-old man who is killed after trying to save someone from getting hit by a car. He soon finds himself reincarnated in a magical world as Rudeus Greyrat, except that he gets his whole life reset, starting as a baby.
With all of his knowledge from his previous life, and a new heaping helping of magical ability, Rudeus quickly becomes a formidable warrior ready for adventure. Oh, and he’s still a total pervert.
Berserk Creator Kentarou Miura Dies at 54
This week, publisher Hakusensha announced on that Berserk manga creator Kentarou Miura passed away on May 6 at 2:48 p.m. due to acute aortic dissection. He died at age 54.
Hakusensha posted an official English translation of Miura’s obituary on its website:
Manga artist Kentaro Miura passed away at 14:48 on May 6, 2021 due to acute aortic dissection. He was 54.
We would like to express our deepest respect and appreciation for his artistic work and pray that his soul rests in peace.
Miura’s family held a funeral.
Kentaro Miura worked on his series Berserk, and many other popular stories for Hakusensha over the years. Berserk is currently serialized in the Young Animal comics, and Dur-An-Ki has been on the Young Animal Zero, starting two years ago.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers for having loved his works. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on his passing.
All personnel in the Young Animal Editing Department are deeply disturbed and saddened by the sudden death of Kentaro Miura.
We have been at a loss as to how to cope with this painful reality. We just cannot find the words to be honest. Our memories of him are delightful and filled with his smile from the times when we were together; he always talked so happily about his favorite comics, cartoons, and movies. We had honestly never seen him angry or upset. He was a happy person with the heart of a young boy.
We would like all his fans and persons related to imagine him smiling joyfully and pray silently with us for the repose of his soul. We appreciate your kind understanding.
Sincerely, Young Animal Editing Department
Banished From The Heroes’ Party Delayed
The official website for the anime adaptation of Zappon and Yasumo’s Banished From The Heroes’ Party light novel series revealed that the anime has been delayed from July to October. A new visual and additional cast members were also revealed.
Yen Press publishes the light novels in English and describes the story as:
Red was once a member of the Hero’s party, a powerful group destined to save the world from the evil forces of Taraxon, the Raging Demon Lord. That is, until one of his comrades kicked him out. Hoping to live the easy life on the frontier, Red’s new goal is to open an apothecary. However, keeping the secret of his former life may not be as simple as he thinks. Especially when the beautiful Rit, an adventurer from his past, shows up and asks to move in with him!
Belle Visual and Additional Cast
The official website for Mamoru Hosoda’s anime film Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, “The Dragon and the Freckled Princess”) revealed a new visual and staff members for the film. The studio announced that Akiya Kageichi drew the original character designs for the film’s Dragon character. The film will premiere in Japan on July 16.
Studio Chizu describes the story as:
Our protagonist, Suzu, is a 17-year old high school girl, who lives in the countryside of Kochi Prefecture with her father, after losing her mother at a young age.
She loves singing with her mother more than anything else, but as a result of her mother’s death was no longer able to sing.
It wasn’t long before she and her father grew more and more distant from each other, and Suzu closed her heart to the rest of the world.
When Suzu felt that writing music was her only purpose left in life, she then discovers the massive online space known as “U,” where she takes on her persona, Belle.
Another me. Another reality. We are no longer limited to a single world.
Suzu quickly realizes that when she is inside “U” as her avatar, Belle, she can sing quite naturally. As she continues to showcase her own music in the virtual world, she fast becomes the rising star of “U.”
Nonetheless, that surprise is short-lived. Suddenly, a mysterious dragon-shaped creature appears before her…
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The Case Study of Vanitas Staff and Premiere Date
The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Jun Mochizuki’s The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) manga revealed the anime’s first short promotional video, additional staff member, and July premiere date.
Yen Press publishes the manga in English describes the first volume as:
Rumors revolving around The Book of Vanitas, a clockwork grimoire of dubious reputation, draw Noé, a young vampire in search of a friend’s salvation, to Paris. What awaits him in the City of Flowers, however, is not long hours treading the pavement or rifling through dusty bookshops in search of the tome. Instead, his quarry comes to him…in the arms of a man claiming to be a vampire doctor! Thrust into a conflict that threatens the peace between humans and vampires, will Noé cast in his lot with the curious and slightly unbalanced Vanitas and his quest to save vampirekind?
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat Delayed
The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Rui Tsukiyo and Reia’s The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat (Sekai Saikō no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei Suru) light novels reveled a teaser trailer, teaser visual, and character illustrations for the anime.
Yen Press publishes the light novel in English and describes the story as:
When a great assassin is reborn in another world, he finds himself the heir to a long line of killers from the shadows. With both his modern-day knowledge and experience and the special magic and techniques of this new world, he could very well become the most unstoppable assassin in history…!
Slow Loop Premiere Date
The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Maiko Uchino’s Slow Loop manga revealed a new teaser visual, the main staff, and January 2022 premiere date for the anime.
Anime News Network describes the manga’s story as:
The Slow Loop manga centers on Hiyori, a girl who enjoys fly fishing by the beach, an activity passed down to her by her late father. On one typical day at the beach, she happens to meet Koharu, who happens to be her new stepsister from her mother’s new marriage.
Laid-Back Camp OVA Announced
The official website for the anime adaptation of Afro’s Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp) manga revealed that the third Blu-ray Disc of Laid-Back Camp Season 2 will include a brand new OVA titled “Tabi-suru Shima Rin” (“Traveling Rin Shima”) to release on July 28. The website also showed several screenshots for the upcoming OVA.
Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired and describes the series as:
Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she’s forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it’s night, in a place she’s never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home. Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin.
Candy & Cigarettes Manga Ends Soon
In the June issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Young Magazine, it was announced that Tomonori Inoue’s Candy & Cigarettes manga will end in two chapters. The manga launched in Kodansha’s Young Magazine in January 2017, and released the ninth volume on May 20.
Anime News Network describes the manga as:
The magazine described the manga as an “immoral crime action” story starring an elementary school girl and an old man. The man is past retirement age, and he takes a new high-paying job that demands secrecy and has no guarantee of his survival.
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