Anime Expo & Otakon 2019 News/Announcements Thread

ayase

State Alchemist
I'm kinda surprised SEED even warrants a new dub, it doesn't feel like there's a whole lot of love for that show besides the people for whom it was their gateway into Gundam, and clearly it's not a rights problem since they're apparently including the old dub as well.
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
I'm kinda surprised SEED even warrants a new dub, it doesn't feel like there's a whole lot of love for that show besides the people for whom it was their gateway into Gundam, and clearly it's not a rights problem since they're apparently including the old dub as well.
I believe two factors were involved - 1) the series is apparently pretty popular and 2) the HD remaster had the same situation as Escaflowne where the old dub wouldn't fit so a new one was made by NYAV Post.
 

thedoctor2016

Mushi-shi
SEED is bad but I like it more than say 00 because it’s so bad, 00 takes its self so seriously I kinda hate that aspect of it. SEED by the end embraced its stupidity and made itself fun.
 

TiagoCosta

Thousand Master
Aniplex of America Industry Panel:
  • Fate/Zero Complete Series BD-BOX
  • Fate/Stay Night [Heaven's Feel] II. Lost Butterfly and I Want to Eat Your Pancreas movies
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
I want these, MVM or AoA will see.

Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel:
  • Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul has been acquired and will be heading to US theaters in early 2020.
  • Kase-san and Morning Glories has been acquired and will be given an English dub.
Sentai wise, MiA not sure as I still didn't get into the series after a few tries, Kase-san for sure.
 

NormanicGrav

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Macross and Harmony Gold: A Reversal of Fortune Panel:
  • Harmony Gold and Tatsunoko Productions have renewed the rights for the former to own Genesis Climber MOSPEADA, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. Despite the "next 35 years" quote they had used, it was never really confirmed how long they have extended it for, but chances are that it was enough so that Sony could try and make the Robotech live-action movie.
  • Harmony Gold has confirmed that the rest of Macross is not included in the rights deal, so it's just the original three anime shows.
Studio TRIGGER panel: PROMARE and New Title Announcement:
  • GKIDS recently acquired the rights to PROMARE and NYAV Post will be dubbing the film.
  • The new title announcement was for BNA, also known as Brand New Animal. The series will be released in 2020 as part of the +ULTRA programming block and streaming exclusively through Netflix.
The Future of Digimon:
  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth & Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory is coming to Nintendo Switch in one package this October.
  • Digimon Survive has been pushed back to 2020.
  • The name of the next Digimon movie is called Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, and will be released in early 2020.
Seven Seas Entertainment Industry Panel:
  • Manga
    • Citrus+, Scheduled for English simulpub release in Autumn 2019 & print release in February 2020
    • The Conditions of Paradise (Rakuen no Jouken), Scheduled for English release in February 2020
    • GIGANT, Scheduled for English release in March 2020
    • The King of Fighters: A New Beginning, Scheduled for English release in January 2020
    • Metamorphose no Engawa, Scheduled for English release in April 2020
    • My Androgynous Boyfriend (Genderless Danshi ni Aisareteimasu.), Scheduled for English release in February 2020
    • My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s (Ansatsusha de Aru Ore no Status ga Yuusha yori mo Akiraka ni Tsuyoi no da ga), Scheduled for English release in March 2020
    • Primitive Boyfriend (Genshijin Kareshi), Scheduled for English release in Spring/Summer 2020
  • Light Novels/Novels
    • At Night, I Become a Monster (Yoru no Bakemono), Scheduled for English release in Spring/Summer 2020
    • Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka (Yagate Kimi ni Naru Saeki Sayaka ni Tsuite), Scheduled for English release in February 2020
Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Manga Panel:
  • Kodansha Comics:
    • New Licenses
      • Beyond the Clouds - La Fillette tombée du ciel, Series had been published in France first, coming in 2020
      • Knight of the Ice (Ginban Kishi), coming in 2020
      • Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu), coming in 2020
      • Saiyuki (Gensomaden Saiyuki), coming in 2020 via hardcover omnibus volumes
      • Something’s Wrong With Us (Watashi-tachi wa Douka Shiteiru), coming in 2020
      • Sue and Tai-chan (Sue to Tai-chan), coming in 2020
      • Sweat and Soap (Ase to Sekken), coming in 2020
      • Yuzu the Pet Vet (Yuzu no Dōbutsu Karte ~Kochira Wan Nyan Dōbutsu Byōin~), coming in 2020
    • New Licenses coming to Digital
      • Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated! (Goodbye! Isekai Tensei), 6th August
      • The Great Cleric (Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi), 23rd July
      • The Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editor (Orc Henshuusha to Onna Kishi Mangaka-san), 13th August
      • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensura Nikki Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken), 30th July
    • Digital titles coming to Print
      • Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Sayonara Watashi no Cramer), coming in 2020
      • Living-Room Matsunaga-san (Living no Matsunaga-san), coming in 2020
      • Perfect World, coming in 2020
      • Saint Young Men (Saint☆Oniisan), coming in 2020
    • Classics line-up
      • Chobits
      • Clover
  • Vertical Comics
    • New Manga Licenses via Vertical Comics
      • Daily Lives of High School Boys (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou), coming in early 2020
      • A Trail of Blood (Chi no Wadachi), coming in early 2020
    • New Novel Updates via Vertical
      • Bakemonogatari is getting audiobook versions
      • Owarimonogatari Part 1 is coming this October
World Premiere of FUJI TV's hottest series in "+Ultra" block:
  • Carole and Tuesday's 1st cour (episodes 1-12) is coming to Netflix worldwide outside of Japan on 30th August 2019. The songs the characters sing will not be redubbed in other languages.
  • Airing in Japan under the block after Carole and Tuesday are BEASTARS in October, Drifting Dragons in January, and BNA in 2020.
J-Novel Club Industry Panel:
  • Futabasha! is the next Japanese publisher to allow J-Novel Club to license their properties.
  • New Light Novel Licenses:
    • Altina the Sword Princess (Haken no Kouki Altina)
    • BEATLESS
      • Tokyo Otaku Mode serialised the series, but J-Novel Club will provide a translation.
      • TOM members will be able to read the books for free exclusively through TOM
      • eBooks from JNC will arrive sometime in 2020.
    • The Combat Baker and the Automaton Waitress (Tatakau Panya to Automaton Waitress)
    • Onna dakara, to Party wo Tsuihou Sareta node Densetsu no Majo to Saikyou Tag wo Kumimashita!
    • Otherwise Picnic (Ura Sekai Picnic)
    • Seinaru Kishi no Ankokudou
    • There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!) So I Made One MYSELF! (Sekai no Yami to Tatakau Himitsu Kessha ga Nai kara Tsukutta (Hangire))
  • New Manga Licenses:
    • Cooking with Wild Game
    • Demon Lord, Retry! (Maou-sama, Retry!)
    • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Reckless Journey (Majutsushi Orphen: Mubou-hen)
  • Invaders of the Rokujouma (Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?) is getting a Kickstarter campaign for its print release (because the series is really long):
    • The campaign is for print versions of volumes 1-31 of the light novels.
    • The campaign begins this Autumn 2019.
    • Novel volumes will be released in 10 softcover collections (omnibus) with 3-4 volumes each.
    • Primary goal is to reach $50,000.
    • Reward tiers will range between $20 to $5000.
    • 1st Stretch Goal: Collector’s Box.
    • 2nd Stretch Goal: Drama CDs.
    • Delivery of rewards is estimated for the 1st half of 2020.
    • JNC will print an art book with art from the series as an extra reward (not for sale).
    • If the Kickstarter is a success, they will release volumes 32 onwards normally.
MangaGamer: The Now & Future of Visual Novels:
  • New Licenses:
    • Eternal Torment
    • Funbag Fantasy: Sideboob Story 2
    • Rance 01: Quest for Hikari, a remake of Rance 1
    • Rance 02: The Rebellious Maidens
  • Other updates:
    • Rance 01 and 02 will be packaged together in a single product at launch.
    • The Kai content for Rance may be added via post-launch.
    • Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Minagoroshi (the 7th chapter of Higurashi Hou) is coming 18th July
What's going on in the industry with Sol Press?!:
  • Manga
    • How to Treat a Lady Knight Right (Ima made Ichidomo Onna Atsukai sareta koto ga nai Onna Kishi wo Onna Atsukai Suru Manga)
    • The Ride-On King
  • Video Games
    • Witch's Garden
    • Hyper-Highspeed-Genius
    • Happiness! 2 Sakura Celebration
    • All three of the above will have all-ages versions available
Denpa Books Industry Panel:
  • The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes (Sanpakugan-chan wa Tsutaetai.), manga, Spring 2020
  • Guyabano Holiday, manga, Spring 2020
Global Stories: Netflix Anime:
  • Cannon Busters is heading to Netflix on 15th August 2019
  • Ultramarine Magmel is officially confirmed for the platform (many thought that because it was a Chinese property that it might have stayed in Japan only back when it aired in the Spring 2019 season).
And that pretty much concludes all of the news and updates from Anime Expo 2019. Stay tuned for Otakon 2019 in a couple of weeks time.
 

TiagoCosta

Thousand Master
Seven Seas Entertainment Industry Panel:
  • Citrus+, Scheduled for English simulpub release in Autumn 2019 & print release in February 2020
  • At Night, I Become a Monster (Yoru no Bakemono), Scheduled for English release in Spring/Summer 2020
Kodansha Comics:
  • Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu), coming in 2020
  • A Trail of Blood (Chi no Wadachi), coming in early 2020
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
UDON more likely.

I'm not so sure on the Udon front. They had the main series for 3/4 but have obviously lost out on 5, whereas the Persona Q manga was handled by Kodansha. I'd assume in this situation the 5 mangas are all going with Viz or someone who could outbid or offer something Yen couldn't. Udon have been super quiet as of late, so that's the last place I'd expect them to be turning up.
 

Mr L

Great Teacher
I always thought e-ink displays (assuming that's what this is) could be a real benefit for digital manga/comics. As soon as they can perfect and make affordable colour e-ink displays, it could help western comics too.

Truth be told, though many of his videos can be interesting, I have a hard time getting into 'The Anime Man' die to the dismissive attitude he has towards dubs that, as someone who depends on them, rubs me too much the wrong way.
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
Otakon 2019 Recap Part 1:
  • Sentai Filmworks has announced plans to provide an English dub for Ao-chan Can't Study!
  • MangaGamer has announced plans to release Magic & Slash, Sakuranomori Dreamers, and Uchikano: Living with my Girlfriend visual novels. In addition, visual novels Farther than the Blue Sky will be available on 15th August and Sengoku Rance on 12th September.
  • Aniplex of America has announced plans to release Fate/Extra Last Encore for 22nd October as a BD-Box set. SRP $174.98. Covers all 13 episodes and a booklet housed inside a rigid box.
 

NormanicGrav

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Otakon 2019 Recap Part 2 - Discotek Media Panel:
  • #1: Symphogear Season 1 - Coming to Blu-ray in 2020. Extras are unknown. Japanese with English subtitles.
  • #2: Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan - Coming to Blu-ray in 2020. 1080i upscale transfer. Includes both seasons. English & Japanese with English subtitles. License rescue from Media Blasters.
  • #3: MEDABOTS - Season 1 covers 26 episodes, coming to SD Blu-ray. More seasons coming. English dub only. Japanese version later.
  • #4: Thermae Romae - Coming to Blu-ray with a brand new English dub from Sound Cadence Studio.
  • #5: Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy - Coming to Blu-ray with a brand new English dub from Sound Cadence Studio.
  • City Hunter
    • City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes - Coming to Blu-ray in Q2 2020 with a brand new English dub from Sound Cadence Studio.
    • City Hunter TV Series is coming to Blu-ray in Japanese with English subtitles. Announced before that they have all of the franchise.
  • #6: NG Knight Lamune & 40 - Coming to SD Blu-ray in early 2020, All 38 episodes.
  • #7: Kyo Kara Maoh - OVA Series (Kyo Kara Maoh R) in December and Season 3 Finale in 2020, both are coming to Blu-ray. Japanese with English subtitles for OVA Series and Finale.
  • #8: Animerama: Cleopatra - Coming to Blu-ray. Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Lupin the Third Part II: Collection 4, covers episodes 118-155. December on DVD. Japanese with English subtitles.
  • #9: Nutcracker Fantasy - Coming to Blu-ray in 2020. All-new restoration of the English version. 1080p Native.
  • Message from Space: Galactic Wars SD Blu-ray, Kemono Friends DVD, and Ayakashi Blu-ray scheduled for this October.
  • #10: Space Adventure Cobra the Movie - Coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this October. HDR 10. English & Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Galaxy Express 999 TV Collection 1 (episodes 1-38), 07 Ghost Blu-ray, and Giant Robo Blu-ray coming this November.
  • Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo SD Blu-ray coming this December.
  • #11: The Great Passage (NoitaminA titles that were streaming exclusively on Amazon) coming to Blu-ray. Locked subtitles.
  • #12: Battery (NoitaminA titles that were streaming exclusively on Amazon) coming to Blu-ray. Locked subtitles.
 
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