TOKYO GHOUL coming Jul 4, 2014 In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
Sankarea Zombie Romantic Comedy Manga to End by November.
The 10th volume of Mitsuru Hattori's zombie comedy manga Sankarea announced on Monday that the series will end in the next volume on November 7. The 11th volume will also publish at least one special extra chapter.
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The Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Event announced on Friday that the characters of the first Digimon Adventure anime are returning next spring. The video shown at the end of the event described the main character Taichi as being 17 years old in high school with his Digimon partner Agumon. The sequel anime series will tell a "new story" "for all the 'DigiDestined' in the world." "Now, [once] again, the adventure evolves." A pamphlet at the event confirmed that the project is a new animation series in production.
On Monday, Hirofumi Watanabe withdrew the appeal of his conviction for sending threats linked to the Kuroko's Basketball manga. The Tokyo District Court had sentenced the 37-year-old former temporary worker from Osaka to four years and six months in prison on August 21.
Watanabe had said after his sentencing, "I'm glad to accept the ruling so I can live over four years in prison." However, he then filed an appeal, seeking to overturn his conviction, on September 1. By withdrawing his appeal, Watanabe is tacitly accepting his original prison sentence again.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Watanabe last December and accused him of sending threatening letters to convenience store chains and other establishments linked to Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko's Basketball manga. He admitted to all the charges in his first day in court in March. He added at the time that he would accept the court's judgment and any punishment without appeal.
Yo-kai Watch to Air in U.S., Europe, Other Regions Globally
Level-5 president Akihiro Hino announced at the Eiga Yōkai Watch Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! event on Saturday that the anime Yōkai Watch will be broadcast overseas. Hino specifically mentioned America and Europe, but said there would be other regions.
Hino stated that, although many of the Yo-kai's names will be changed, Jibanyan and Whisper's will remain the same. He asked the characters' respective voice actors, Etsuko Kozakura and Tomokazu Seki, to "study English."
Dentsu Entertainment USA began looking for broadcast and merchandise partners for the franchise in the Americas earlier this year. Hino previously confirmed that the franchise found an overseas toymaker, but did not specify whether the franchise would get a Western release.
The story begins when Kēta discovers an old capsule toy vending machine in the forest. Kēta receives a mysterious watch and meets a ghost named Whisper. Whisper tells Kēta that the watch allows him to see supernatural creatures — both good and evil — that he could not see before in everyday life. With Whisper and his other companion Jibanyan, Kēta explores his town for other ghosts to battle or befriend.
Game developer Level-5 announced the Yōkai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The franchise's first game for the Nintendo 3DS debuted in Japan last July, and the anime premiered this past January. The latest game in the franchise, a third version of Yōkai Watch 2, shipped last Saturday.