Future Anime Series Announcements   7 comments

Kuroshitsuji II (黒執事II):

So it’s been announced on the Kuroshitsuji website that a second series will be out in July 2010. There will also be a new master and butler. You heard correct no more Ciel and Sebastian; instead it will be Alois Trancy and Claude Faustas. Here is the preview for Kuroshitsuji II. There has been no official announcement as of late as to how many episodes this will be. It will be made by the same people who made the first Kuroshitsuji, so the genre for the original Kuroshitsuji and this one are one in the same.

So now onto the more important information the seiyū for Claude will be none other than Takahiro Sakurai, some of the roles he has voiced include, Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy, Kanda from D.Gray-Man, Shito From Zombie-Loan, Misaki from Junjo Romantica, Kira from Bleach, Yuri from Kyo Kara Maō, Hal from Switch, Haruka from Tactics, Luca from Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru plus many more. The main question that plagues me is will he be able to do the same job that Daisuke Ono did as Sebastian well I’m hoping Sakurai-san will pull it off, he’s not my 2nd favourite seiyū for nothing.

The seiyū for the new Master Alois is none other than Nana Mizuki, though its surprising this is a male lead character for her, some of the roles she has voiced include, Misaki from Darker Than Black, Silvette from Letter Bee, Hinata from Naruto, Moka from Rosario + Vampire, Utau from Shugo Chara! Suzu from Tactics, Collet from Tales of Symphonia etc. So I have the same problem here as with Sakurai-san I’m wondering will she be able to do the same job that Maaya Sakamoto did as Ciel, since they are different characters that may not be a correct assumption to make but do your best Nana-san!

Starry☆Sky (スタ☆スカ):

The Otome game Starry☆Sky is going to be anime no official release date or pv has been announced yet, but all I do know is that the anime production is going to be by Studio Deen, their works have been 07-Ghost, Umineko and the disappointing Vampire Knight oh and the other popular bishounen anime they are animating is Hetalia Axis Powers.

If you haven’t heard of the game then I’ll tell you the outline of the game with this description. The heroine, Tsukiko, enrolled to a school that was recently changed from all-boys school to co-ed. Since the area where the school is conveniently rural and the rather exclusive curriculum’s the school has, up until now the heroine is the only one female who enrolled to the school. Throughout the entire 4 games Tsukiko comes across 12 boys whose personalities are based on the zodiac from the western culture.

Secretly my fangirl is hoping that they keep the same seiyū cast as the game and there will be no doubt in my mind that I’d be one extremely happy fangirl. Well below are the characters in the game and the seiyūs who voice them in the game. There is one problem though I don’t want it to turn out like Miracle Train even though I liked Miracle Train; I really want this to be tremendously better then its predecessor.

Tomoe Yoh: Midorikawa Hikaru ~ Capricorn

Amaha Tsubassa: Suzumura Kenichi ~ Aquarius

Nanami Kanata: Sugita Tomokazu ~ Pisces

Shiranui Kazuki: Nakamura Yuuichi ~ Aries

Kanakubo Homare: Hoshi Souichirou ~ Taurus

Mizushima Iku: Yusa Kouji ~ Gemini

Tohzuki Suzuya: Ono Daisuke ~ Cancer

Haruki Naoshi: Kishio Daisuke ~ Leo

Aozora Hayato: Hirakawa Daisuke ~ Virgo

Hoshizuki Kotarou: Ishida Akira ~ Libra

Miyaji Ryunosuke: Kamiya Hiroshi ~ Scorpio

Kinose Azusa: Fukuyama Jun ~ Sagittarius

Well what is there left to mention besides the undeniable fact that I can not wait for it to be released. The genre for this game/anime is Bishounen, Romance, School, Shoujo, and Slice-of-life.

Shiki (屍鬼):

It has been announced on animenewsnetwork that Shiki will be an anime and will be out in the summer season, it’s rumoured to be around 22 episodes according to myanimelist. The anime production is by Aniplex.  Here is where you can watch the trailer for Shiki. Here is a brief synopsis of the manga it is adapted from:

During a fiercely hot summer in Sotoba, a peaceful and quiet village with a population of 1300 people, a series of bizarre deaths begin to occur. At the same time, a strange family moves into a long abandoned mansion in the region. Hospital dean Toshio Ozaki cannot figure out the cause of death in the deceased, initially suspecting an epidemic. As investigations continue between the hospital staff and the residents, it turns out that the village is being attacked by vampires.

As you can probably see the genre I would give it would be Horror, Mystery, and Supernatural. Now the cast for the anime adaption will include the legendary Japanese singer Gackt.

Release Date: 08/07/2010

It will be broadcast on Fuji TV and the time it will air will be 25:15 (JP Time) 17:15 (UK Time)

Cast: Gackt as Shōjirō Kirishiki
Kouki Uchiyama as Natsuno Yūki
Aoi Yūki as Shōko Kirishiki
Haruka Nagashima as Kaori Tanaka
Haruka Tomatsu as Megumi Shimizu
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Shizunobu Muroi
Keiko Kawakami as Akira Tanaka
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Tōru Mutō
Shin’ya Takahashi as Masao Murasako
Toru Ohkawa as Toshio Ozaki
Wataru Takagi as Tatsumi
Highschool for the Dead (学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD):

Highschool of the Dead manga is going to be an anime, as stated on animenewsnetwork. So far all I know is that its due for release in the fall season so October time round about, not sure how many episodes it’ll be yet I’ll inform you when I know more. The promotional video has been streamed on Highschool for the Dead’s website. The anime production will be by Madhouse.

For people who don’t know what Highschool of the dead is here is the manga synopsis from Manga Fox:

An unknown pandemic has flooded Japan and is on the rise of causing Havoc among humanity. Although this lethal disease is unknown, the way it is passed on is deadly. Those who get bitten by ‘them,’ die and come back as a zombie and feed on the flesh of living human. Meanwhile in Japan, a group of high school students and a school nurse have joined forces, to escape the already contagious Fujimi High School, in their attempt to investigate who or what was responsible for this plague. Along the way, the group saves a young girl and a puppy from the clutches of death, whilst trying to find their families. Friendships and allies will be made; lives will be saved and lost; hearts will be broken; and love will be found. However, can the group, with a doctor, swordswoman, strategist, gunsman, a noble puppy, a young girl, a fighter and their leader survive through the wreckage of hell, or will they all slowly fade away and become one of the billions of people among the dead?

Seriously I can’t wait for this series the manga is absolutely amazing I haven’t watched this type of anime in a while so it’ll be a refreshing change of pace for me. The genres for Highschool of the Dead are Action, Adventure, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, School life, Shounen and Supernatural. No cast as been officially announced either I’m going to patiently wait for that to be announced and hope that some of my favourite seiyūs are voicing some of the characters.

Mirai Nikki Pilot (未来日記 Pilot):

Mirai Nikki is going to be an OVA and will be released on the 9th September 2010 along with the 11th Volume of the manga though it’s only a pilot episode there could be a full scale anime adaption if the production company and the public like it. So far there hasn’t been any sign of a PV well technically that’s to be expected since it’s not officially released yet. For people who don’t know what Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) is here is the synopsis for the manga.

Middle school 2nd year, Amano Yukiteru, is a boy who has problem making friends. He thinks of himself as a bystander and will always write down everything he sees in a cell phone diary. Tormented by solitude, Yukiteru began to imagine things like a friend called Deus Ex Machina who is apparently the Lord of Time & Space. Seeing Yukiteru’s miserable state, Deus gives him a new ability. His diary will now record events that will happen in the near future. Yukiteru is then forced to participate in a game which the winner will become Deus’s successor.

No cast as been announced for it either so I guess we’ll have to wait to see who plays who in September. The genre of the manga is Action, Mystery, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural, and Thriller, seriously I’ve read up to the 5th volume of the manga and it’s interesting.

Togainu no Chi (咎狗の血):

Togainu no Chi is going to be an anime the official website of Togainu no Chi showed a promotional video for the anime at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2010 and has begun streaming the promotional video on Togainu no Chi’s website. It was originally a Boys-Love game created by Nitro+Chiral in 2005, and it has also been adapted into a manga by Suguro Chayamachi. For anybody who doesn’t know of the game here is the plot of Togainu no Chi:

After being devastated in the third World War (known as The Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan’s capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as “Igura”. The main character, a young man named Akira, is falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to participate in Igura and defeat Igura’s strongest man: the king, or “Il-re”. The story follows Akira’s life in the harsh, lawless Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries developing around him.

The cast as yet to be announced, hopefully they will have the same cast for the game well I have my fingers crossed that they do. The release date for the anime has yet to be announced so I’ll update this when I know more. The genre for Togainu no Chi are, Action, Drama, Shoujo, Shounen Ai. The anime production for the anime is by Aniplex.

Release Date: Fall 2010

Baka to Test to Shōkanjū (バカとテストと召喚獣):

The anime Baka to Test to Shōkanjū has only recently just finished airing for the Winter Season 2010, and the second season for the anime as been officially green-lit on their official site here. The genres for Baka to Test to Shōkanjū are Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School Life, Shounen, and Supernatural. For people who haven’t watched the 1st series of the anime here is a synopsis of the Anime from Animenewsnetwork:

The protagonist is a guy who is among the stupidest of the stupidest in the school. In this school, your grades can, under the supervision of teachers, take a virtual form to do combat! However, if you leave an examination half way, you get zero marks. A bright and cute girl, Mizuki Himeji, was having a high fever during the examination. Despite her potential to be the second highest scorer in the level, she obtained zero marks for having left due to her illness and is thus allocated to the worst class, class F.

Grades mean almost everything. For Class A, they have a smart-looking teacher, a plasma TV as big as the entire wall as their blackboard, personal laptops, personal air-cons, refrigerators, adjustable seats and all kinds of different appliances. Within the refrigerator, there are all kinds of drinks and snacks. Their ceiling is made of glass, the wall lets them put up high-class drawings and plants.

As for Class F, the worst class… They have Japanese desks and seat paddings. Their blackboard is dirty and there is no chalk even! Someone complains that the legs of his desk are broken, so the teacher asks, “Didn’t we distribute some glue to stick wood together? Glue it back yourself later.” Another one complains that wind is blowing in from the broken window. The teacher says, “I got it. I will apply for plastic bags and invisible glue to fix it later.” There are spider webs everywhere, not a patch of the wall is clean. A unique mouldy smell spreads across the entire room; it must be from the old tatamis used to tile the floor. This is the status of class F.

The protagonist feels displeased at such an arrangement, and seeks help from his friends to try to make a change through summoning war!! And they devise all kinds of plans to try to beat the famous class A, intending to get class A’s classroom and equipment if they win!!

No official date has been announced as to when it’ll air so I’ll keep you updated when I know more about it myself.

All the information on here have been found from the following sources, Animenewsnetwork, Manga Fox, Myanimelist, Baka Updates, and their Official Websites.

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  1. Is there any information on Kuroshitsuji 2 about what time and location that it will be set in? I wonder if they’ll link it in somehow to the first series, maybe Ciel and Alois crossed paths once before? (I think that would be kind of cool, but maybe I’m just hoping for butler vs. butler 😛 ).

    • I’ve heard through the anime grapevine that Sebastian is supposed to be in a couple of episodes haven’t heard anything about Ciel though, I’m not sure if they are just rumours that I’ve heard I’m waiting on confirmation from a friend… I’m not sure on the time nor the location as to when the anime will be set in yet I’m trying my best to pry the information from my source but he doesn’t know much either… (I think that’d be cool as well Sebastian vs. Claude would be an epic battle, but who would win? :P)

      Neon Star - ネオン星
  2. Haha, I loved Baka to Test to shokanjuu, the first series was great. Personally I preferred the manga, simply because of Yoshii’s revenge plots against Yuji.
    Atm I’m waiting for the Black Lagoon OVA’s to be released (still a little dissapointed that they changed to OVA’s but owell).
    Gackt does voice acting? Everybody probably knew that bar myself, I’ll definitely have to check it out now 😛 .

    • Yeah me too, I personally like the manga as well but I’m waiting to see what the new series as in store for the fans of Baka to Test to Shokanju such as myself. Yoshii is actually my 3rd favourite character my top being Hideyoshi the 2nd being Tsuchiya (mussolini).
      Black Lagoon hmm, I’ve watched that not that much a fan if I admit, the things I’m waiting for is probably Togainu no Chi and Kuroshitsuji II.
      Apparently he does I didn’t know this until recently when my friend mentioned to me, its funny sometimes how little the world is he is also in an OVA called Tono to Issho which I’m waiting for to get subbed so I can watch it 😀

      Neon Star - ネオン星
      • I’d have to say that the Yoshi, Mussolini tag team was my favourite. Especially the over-the-top Blood nose scenes: D .
        Can’t say I’ve heard that much about Togainu no Chi (though a quick wiki/baka updates search would probably rend the needed info). I mainly read manga online than watching anime (unless the anime is too awesome to wait for release). But that’s a bandwidth related problem…
        Will Toboso have any involvement (story wise) with Kuroshitsuji II?

      • Ah I forgot about them as a tag team silly me -slaps herself in the face- they are amazing but its to be expected with the over-the-top nosebleeds that normally anyone would die from, but what do you expect its anime and anything can happen =].
        Yeah it probably would wiki/baka is good for finding things out if your in a hurry lol. Well I do both if I watched the anime online and liked it then I will go out and buy it, to back that up apart from the ridiculous amount of fillers I watched D.Gray-man online than when they came out bought it, same goes for Ouran High School Host Club. Same idea goes for manga well except for Naruto and Bleach which there are too many volumes out already.
        Hmm, all I know about Kuroshitsuji II is that he helped design the characters I’m not particularly sure if he has any involvement in the story, when I find out more I’ll let you know.

        Neon Star - ネオン星
  3. I don’t believe I have seen this depicted in such an informative way before. You actually have cleared this up for me. Thank you!

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