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.
Kingdom Season 3 Resumes in April 2021
Earlier this week, the official website for the Kingdom anime recently announced that its third season is scheduled to resume broadcasting in April 2021. The news was followed alongside a new trailer and key visual.
Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired in Japan and described it as:
Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of proving themselves on the battlefield until the day Hyou is captured by a minister. The boy manages to escape and return to his village, but he is badly injured. Shin then meets a mysterious youth who bears an eerie resemblance to Hyou—a boy who will one day become emperor!
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA Film: “Licht: A Nameless Girl”
Earlier this week, the official website for the Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA anime franchise announced the title for its upcoming film, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA Licht Namae no Nai Shoujo (A Nameless Girl), alongside a new trailer and key visual. The website also confirmed that the film is set to be released sometime in 2021.
World’s End Harem New Teaser PV
During a stage presentation at the Jump Festa ’21 event, a new promotional video was revealed for the TV anime adaptation of Kotaro Shono’s World’s End Harem manga (seen above). The anime will premiere in 2021.
Seven Seas is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story as:
The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world’s male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet’s most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible! All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love?
Platinum End Gets a TV Anime Adaptation in Fall 2021
It was revealed at a stage presentation at the Jump Festa 21′ event that Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba’s Platinum End manga will receive a TV anime adaptation in fall 2021.
Viz Media describes the story as:
As his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness. But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.
Chainsaw Man Manga 2nd Part
During a stage presentation at the Jump Festa ’21 this week, it was revealed that the second part of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga will feature the manga’s “Gakkō-hen” School Arc, which features Denji going to school.
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— ワールドトリガー アニメ公式 毎週土曜深夜1:30より3rdシーズン放送中 (@Anime_W_Trigger) December 19, 2020
World Trigger Season 3 Announced
It was announced during the World Trigger Jump Festa 2021 Online Stage presentation that the upcoming World Trigger 2nd season will be one cour of two cours, with the second cour titled World Trigger 3rd season, coming afterward. World Trigger 2nd Season is set to premiere on January 9 in Japan. The premiere date for the third season is yet to be announced.
Crunchyroll streamed the first season of the anime and describes the series as such:
One day, a gate to another world opened in Mikado City. Invaders from another dimension, referred to thereafter as Neighbors, overran the area around the gate, leaving the city gripped by fear. However, a mysterious group suddenly appeared and repelled the Neighbors. This Border Defense Agency independently researches Neighbor technology and fights to protect this world. In a short time, they managed to build an enormous base and prepare a defensive system against the Neighbors. it’s been four years since then.
Redo of Healer Premiere Date Announced
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Rui Tsukiyo’s revenge-themed fantasy light novel series Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi (Redo of Healer) has announced that it is set to premiere in Japan on January 13, 2021. The website also posted a second PV for the anime introducing its OP theme song “Zankoku na Yume to Nemure” (Sleep with Cruel Dreams) by Minami Kuribayashi.
— 『呪術廻戦』アニメ公式 (@animejujutsu) December 19, 2020
— 『呪術廻戦』アニメ公式 (@animejujutsu) December 19, 2020
Jujutsu Kaisen New Visual and Cast Members
During the Jujutsu Kaisen stage at Jump Festa Online, a new visual for the upcoming arc was released, showing both schools facing off against each other.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Premiere Date
During the My Hero Academia stage event at Jump Festa 2021 Online, a new trailer for the upcoming season of the anime was released, announcing the season’s premiere date. Season 5 of the anime is scheduled to begin on March 27, 2021, in Japan, with a third anime film for the franchise also set to be released in Summer 2021.
Record of Ragnarok Anime Adaptation
This week, Warner Bros. Japan announced that the Record of Ragnarok manga series is getting a TV anime series in 2021. The main cast and staff were revealed alongside the opening theme song artists, as well as the first teaser trailer, first visual, and character art.
Warner Bros. Japan describes the anime as such:
7 million Years of Human Civilization is coming to an end…
Every 1000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the “Conference of Mankind Survival”.
All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to the mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters make and objection.
“To spice things up, why donʼt you test humans?”
Her proposal was to have God vs Humanityʼs final struggle also known as the “Ragnarok”, where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters 1 on 1 battle.
The first team to win 7 battles out of 13 will be the winner.
It seems almost impossible for the humans to win against the Gods. Although Gods sneer at them, Brunhild makes further provocation;
“Are you chickening out?”
That touches Godsʼ nerves and they accept her proposal in anger.
Therefore, Brunhild and her sisters must choose 13 of the strongest champions throughout the human history.
Will humans surpass Gods and make an stop to the ultimate end? The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begin!
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? New OVA
After the broadcast of the 12th and final episode of the third season of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? TV anime series in Japan, it was announced that a hot spring-themed new OVA titled Orario ni Onsen wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darouka – Ofuro no Kamisama Forever – (Is it wrong to ask for a hot spring in Orario? – Gods of the Bath Forever-) is set to release on April 28, 2021.
— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) December 20, 2020
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie Mugen Train New Trailer
The official Twitter account for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba posted a brand spoiler-filled trailer (seen above) for the sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie Mugen Train.
— 『約束のネバーランド』公式 (@yakuneba_staff) December 20, 2020
The Promised Neverland New PV
During a stage presentation at the Jump Festa ’21 event earlier today, the second promotional video was revealed for the second season of The Promised Neverland. The Promised Neverland Season 2 is set to premiere on January 7, 2021.
What do you think of this week’s anime and manga news? Are you also looking forward to any of the anime mentioned? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.