Tokyo Mew Mew Nyu~ ♡ anime announced for 2022~!

It was announced that the TV anime “Tokyo Mew Mew Nyu ~ ♡” will be broadcast in 2022! The director is Takahiro Natori, and the character designer is Mr. Satoshi Ishino. Animation will be done by Yumeta Company and Graphinica.

Please enjoy the teaser visual of Myu Ichigo spinning around in her new costume! While it has not been confirmed, speculation from this costume implies that the series will animate the chapters of the manga Tokyo Mew Mew a la mode and Tokyo Mew Mew Re-Turn, which the previous Tokyo Mew Mew anime did not cover. It is interesting to note that there is also a spin off manga named Tokyo Mew Mew Olé! featuring male characters, that has not confirmed yet where it fits into the main Tokyo Mew Mew universe. Could these characters also be integrated into the new animation project? We will have to wait and see!

Auditions were held for the roles of the 5 girls and their voices actors have formed a music group called Smewthie. Singles and merchandise from group will already start releasing this March. The singles “Bitter sweet darling” and “Resolution of colors” were used in the auditions for the role of Ichigo but will feature all of the girls singing.

Joran: Princess of Snow & Blood anime trailer

Joran : The Princess of Snow and Blood will begin airing in April 2021 on Crunchyroll and looks to be a promising supernatural action anime.

Set in alternate history Japan in 1931 and the 64th year of the Meiji era, the Tokugawa shogunate was never abolished and Emperor Meiji was never restored to power. The anime will follow the activities of “Nue,” an organization of shogunate executioners who enforce the government. The country has developed its own energy source, the “dragon vein,” and has achieved a unique development in which science and the Edo period are mixed.

However, behind the glamorous city, the dissident organization Kuchinawa strives to overthrow the administration, while the Nue of the Tokugawa regime, who was entrusted with its extermination, are in conflict. Sawa Yukimura, whose family was killed when she was young, continues to search for Janome, the executioner of the Nue.

Odd Taxi anime trailers

Upcoming anime Odd Taxi is slated to stream on Crunchyroll in April 2021, it features the daily lives of anthropomorphic characters that lead to a mystery!

In a city which should be familiar, there is the feeling of something a little different.

Kotokawa is a taxi driver who lives an ordinary life, taxing some quirky customers around. A slightly eccentric stranger who has no relatives nor any relations with other people, Kotokawa’s hobby is to listen to Rakugo on the radio before going to bed. For the time being, the only people he can consider as friends are his family doctor Gouriki, and his high school classmate Kakihana.

Kabasawa, a college student who wants a buzz, Shirakawa, a nurse who’s hiding something, comedian group Homo Sapiens, who isn’t selling well, the city hoodlum Dobu, and the rookie idol group Mystery Kiss—the conversations with these people, which should not have meant much, lead to a girl who disappeared.

Healin’ Good Precure Movie Trailer

If you need more magical girls in your life, then you’ll be delighted to hear that Healin’ Good Precure is getting a movie this year in continuation to the series! It will also cameo some characters from Yes! Precure 5.

In the meantine you can binge watch the entire Healin’ Good Precure series on Crunchyroll, as the final episode just got released.

Let us know in the comments if you love Pretty Cure and which series from the franchise is your favourite!

Super Nintendo World @ Universal Studio’s Japan

The new Super Nintendo World attraction at Universal Studio’s is open for the public, watch this guided tour from Shigeru Miyamoto himself.

While it will be sometime until anyone can travel overseas to visit Japan, it’s still nice to have things to look forward to. The design of Super Nintendo World looks truly amazing, as if you have just stepped right into a Mario game!

New Code Geass Project (anime and mobile game)

Sunrise has announced Code Geass: Z of the Recapture (Dakkan no Zetto) the new anime series which will take place after Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (released in 2019).

This will be directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Amnesia, Galaxy Angel, Sacred Seven), the script by Noboru Kimura (Princess Principal: Crown Handler, Problem children are coming from another world, aren’t they?). The character designer is Takahiro Kimura which will once again be based on the original character designs by CLAMP. Astrays will be designing the Knightmare mecha this time. No release date has been set for the anime yet.

New Code Geass Project announcements (in Japanese).

Genesic ReCODE will include characters from every Code Geass title released to date with newly drawn illustrations. That includes not only the entire Lelouch saga, but also other side stories, such as Akito the Exiled, Renya of Darkness, and Oz the Reflection. Sunrise also aims for the mobile game to become the new portal for the whole franchise. The mobile game will have two battle formats in RPG and Simulation (Strategy).

The game’s cast includes 3 original new characters:

  • Shun Horie as Al, a boy with no memories
  • Yūki Takada as Gigi, a mysterious girl
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Archive, the librarian of the memory library

Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE will be available for smartphones in Spring 2021 in Japan.

Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE reveal trailer.

Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Trailer 3 and EVA EXTRA app

As reported previously, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 was delayed this year, due to the covid pandemic. The movie has now gotten a new release date for Japanese cinemas, 23rd January 2021.

In addition to the new release date, studio Khara has released a new trailer as well as a mobile app called EVA EXTRA for android and iOS devices. The app will provide you with news, videos, music, mini games and other goodies all exclusive to the app (please note, for now, all text within the app is in Japanese). Click here for app website.

Monster Hunter Movie Trailer

Sony Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter movie. Based on the popular video game franchise that saw it’s original release way back on the Playstation 2 (2004).

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson who’s previous work also involved another Capcom franchise being Resident Evil. The movie will star Milla Jovovich who plays as a member of a United Nations military team and Tony Jaa as the hunter, one of many skilled “Monster Hunters”.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.