Studio Ghibli’s theme park is set to open its doors this November, but first you can get a sneak peek with a new series of photos!
Advance tickets will be available for sale from August 10, 2022, via Boo-Woo Ticket.
An adorable animated commercial starring My Neighbor Totoro’s Catbus and Soot Sprites has also been revealed. It features a score by Joe Hisaishi and narration from producer Toshio Suzuki.
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Season 3 to Air in January! | Anime News
Action anime Sorcerous Stabber Orphen has confirmed that Season 3 will air in January, in addition to revealing a teaser trailer, visual, and additional cast!
Voice actors Daisuke Ono and Shiki Aoki will be joining the cast as Ed and Lottecia respectively.
Based on the light novel series by Yoshinobu Akita with illustrations by Yuya Kusaka, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen follows Orphen, who was once a promising sorcerer at the Tower of Fang but has since become a backstreet moneylender. Now, he has come to the city of Totokanta in search of his foster sister-turned-monster, Azalie.
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen will air in Japan from January 2023.
©Yoshinobu Akita, Yuuya Kusaka, TO Books/Sorcerous Stabber Orphen 2023 Production Committee
Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!
Lycoris Recoil and Engage Kiss at Aniplex Online Fest 2022! | Event News
September 24 saw the return of Aniplex Online Fest, an event full of anime produced by Aniplex. The 2022 edition was held both online and as an in-person event in Yokohama, which the folks at Geek Lab visited!
The content of the event was split into two categories: announcements and live performances, with the former featuring new info from over 20 anime. This article will focus on Geek Lab’s take on presentations from two popular series that aired this summer, so let’s get started!
The very first title featured in AOF 2022’s lineup was Lycoris Recoil, which took the anime world by storm. Chika Anzai and Shion Wakayama, the voice actresses behind main charcters Chisato Nishikigi and Takina Inoue, appeared on stage to greet the audience.
The event miraculously happened to coincide with the day of the very last episode, which aired at 11:30 pm, meaning there was plenty of excitement as they discussed that episode.
While fans of Lycoris Recoil have had many chances to voice their opinions on radio and other platforms, this was the cast members’ first time participating in an event with an actual audience since the series started airing.
In addition to Anzai and Wakayama’s humorous exchanges, their time slot featured a previously released trailer for the 13th and final episode. A particular quirk of Lycoris Recoil’s trailers is the two girls talking about everyday happenings in sharp contrast to the tension and action of the actual scenes shown, and this one was no exception.
The trailer was also accompanied by a teaser image of Takina looking conflicted. This presentation was just held about 11 hours before the last episode was set to air, leading to many fans voicing their impatience online.
After letting everyone know how excited they were, Anzai and Wakayama finished things off with a reminder about a special program that would also happen that day.
Although the anime series may have already ended, fans can still look forward to exploring new sides to the world of Lycoris Recoil through future manga and other types of media.
A part of Project Engage, a completely original project by Fumiaki Maruto and Tsunako, Engage Kiss also had its final episode on the same day as AOF 2022. Their slot featured four cast members: Soma Saito (Shu Ogata), Saya Aizawa (Kisara), Lynn (Ayano Yugiri), and Rumi Okubo (Sharon Holygrail).
The female cast members competed with 30-second presentations showing how appealing their characters are. The aspects that each cast member chose to put forward were well received by the audience, with “love” for Kisara, “money” for Ayano, and “erotic sister” for Sharon.
Finally, Saito was tasked with breaking the three-way tie. Although it was a difficult decision, he ultimately chose Kisara!
Later, popular musician halca also sang the opening theme song, “Everyone, Scramble.” Revealing that she loved yandere heroines, she performed while evoking the emotional instability of a yandere.
While Engage Kiss has officially finished airing, fans can look forward to a mobile game titled Engage Kill, which will be developed by Square Enix.
If you enjoyed this report, why not check out the actual event? You can check out the archived video here until 11:00 pm on October 1, 2022 (JST)!
Aniplex Online Fest 2022 was held on September 24, 2022 online and at Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture. For more info, visit the official website.
Coverage/Original Article: Geek Lab (SubCulture Press LLC.)
Photos: Aniplex Inc.
This report was produced with the cooperation of Aniplex Inc. and Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.
Suzume no Tojimari Unveils Trailer and Additional Cast! | Anime News
Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming anime film Suzume no Tojimari has revealed a new trailer, visual, and additional cast members!
In addition to plenty of action with peeks at new scenes, the trailer features lines from supporting characters.
The newly confirmed cast members include Eri Fukatsu as Tamaki Iwato, Suzume’s aunt, Matsumoto Hakuo II as Hitsujiro Munakata, a door closer who is also Souta’s father, and Shota Sometani as Minoru Okabe, Tamaki’s coworker.
In addition, Sairi Ito will play Rumi Ninomiya, a single mother and manager of a bar in Hyogo, while Kana Hanazawa will play Tsubame Iwato, a girl that Suzume meets in Ehime.
Suzume no Tojimari follows Suzume, a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu. After meeting a young man on a journey to find doors, she discovers a strange door, old but still standing despite the ruins surrounding it. Before long, doors all over Japan begin to open, bringing misfortune from beyond. Thus, Suzume must embark on her own journey to close these doors.
Suzume no Tojimari opens in Japan on November 11, 2022. It will screen outside Asia in early 2023 via Crunchyroll.
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