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Five New Anime Series to Premiere Next Month

The month of July seems to be a promising and exciting month for anime lovers out there as five new anime series are going to premiere next month! Aquarion Logos, which will air on July 2 on Tokyo MX TV, AT-X, and other stations, is produced by Satelight and Eiichi Sato is directing it. The cast includes:

  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Akira Kaibuki
  • Ayane Sakura as Maia Tsukigane
  • Yuto Adachi as Subete Kenzaki
  • Haruka Chisuga as Kokone Kikogami
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Hayato Kujyo
  • Takayuki Asai as Tsutomu Domon
  • Ari Ozawa as Karan Uminagi
  • Jouji Nakata as Sōgon Kenzaki
  • Saima Nakano as Shōko Iwagami
  • Ryoko Shirashi as Sakurako Soda

©Satelight

On the other hand, Classroom Crisis, an original anime TV series animated by Lay-duce, will begin its broadcast on July 3. It is directed by Kenji Nagasaki and originally designed by Hiro Kanzaki. Minami Tsuda will voice Makoto Ryouke, and joining her in the cast are Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Kojirou Kitahara), Showtaro Morikubo (Kaito Sera), Ari Ozawa (Mizuki Sera), Sora Amamiya (Iris Shirasaki), Aya Suzaki (Tsubasa Hanaoka), and Shiina Natsukawa (Aki Kaminagaya).

©Lay-duce

The third anime series to debut on July 4 is Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist).

©Hirotaka Akagi/J.C.Staff/GENCO

Its official website unveiled a visual and a promotional video for the anime, where Shizuka Ishigami will play the character of Ayame Kajō. Others who are included in the cast are:

  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Tanukichi Okuma
  • Miyu Matsuki as Anna Ninomiya
  • Saori Goto as Hyōka Fuwa
  • Satomi Arai as Otome Saotome
  • Kenta Miyake as Raiki Gōriki
  • Yui Horie as Kosuri Onigashira
  • Sumire Uesaka as Oboro Tsukimigusa
  • Yui Ogura as Binkan-chan

The said anime adaptation of Hirotaka Akagi and Eito Shimotsuki’s light novel series is directed by Youhei Suzuki.

Prison School, a manga created by Akira Hiramoto, will also air its anime adaptation on July 10 under J.C Staff. The cast includes (from left to right) Hiroshi Kamiya as Kyoshi, Katsuyuki Konishi (Gakuto), Kenichi Suzumura (Shingo), Daisuke Namikawa (Joe),  and Kazuyuki Okitsu as Reiji “Andre” Andō, and for the female characters, they will be voiced by Sayaka Ohara as Mari (President), Shizuka Itou as Meiko (Vice President) and Kana Hanazawa as Hana (Secretary).

Prison School

©Akira Hiramoto/Kodansha/J.C.Staff

Meanwhile, the third season of Junjō Romantica will premiere on July 8. The boys-love anime series will once again be directed by Chiaki Kon under Studio DEEN. Takahiro Sakurai and Hikaru Hanada will return as Misaki Takahashi and Akihiko Usami, respectively. Hiro Shimono will also join the original cast as Mizuki Shiiba.

Which among these new anime TV series are you looking forward to watch? 

Miyano Mamoru to Sing the Opening Theme for Uta no Prince-sama’s 3rd Season

The official website for the anime adaptation of Broccoli‘s Uta no Prince Sama revealed that Ichinose Tokiya’s voice actor, Miyano Mamoru, will sing the opening song for the third season of the said anime which will premiere in Japan in April 2015. ST☆RISH, on the other hand, will perform the ending theme for Uta no Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions. ST☆RISH is the idol group’s name in the series which is also voiced by the cast that includes Hiro Shimono, Mamoru Miyano, Takuma Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Kishou Taniyama, Junichi Suwabe and Kousuke Toriumi. The said cast will reprise their roles as Syo Kurusu, Tokiya Ichinose, Otoya Ittoki, Masato Hijirikawa, Natsuki Shinomiya, Ren Jingūji and Cecil Aijima, respectively

©utapri.tv

Those who will join them are Miyuki Sawashiro (Haruka Nanami), Showtaro Morikubo (Reiji Kotobuki), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Ranmaru Kurosaki), Shouta Aoi (Ai Mikaze), Tomoaki Maeno (Camus), Yūichi Nakamura (Ringo Tsukimiya), Koji Yusa (Ryūya Hyūga), Yuka Imai (Tomochika Shibuya) and Norio Wakamoto as Shining Saotome.

Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE 1000% and Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE 2000%, the first and second seasons of the anime series, were aired in 2011 and 2013, respectively

(Source: ANN)

“Tokyo Ghoul” Season 2 Unveils New Cast Members and Character Designs

It was announced not too long ago that a second season for the anime adaptation of Sui Ishida’s “Tokyo Ghoul” manga will premiere on January 8 next year. Its first anime series concluded in Japan last September with a total of 12 episodes. The second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A (Root A), is scheduled to be aired on Tokyo MX which will also run for 12 episodes.

The official website of the anime recently revealed the additional cast members who will join Koji Yusa (Tatara), Maaya Sakamoto (Eto), Kazuhiko Inoue (Donato Porpora), Asami Seto (Akira Mado) and Takayuki Kondou (Take Hirano) who will reprise their roles together with the main cast and staff. Aoi Yūki  and Haruka Tomatsu will play the characters of the Yasuhisa twins, Kurona and Nashiro, respectively. Hiro Shimono, on the other hand, will dub Naki.

The website also updated its character designs for the protagonist in the story, Ken Kaneki.

©Sui Ishida/www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul

 

©Sui Ishida/www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul

The manga also concluded in September after its three-year run on Weekly Young Jump magazine. Sui Ishida, the creator of Tokyo Ghoul series, published a sequel just a month after the original story ended. Tokyo Ghoul: re began its serialization in October 2014. Another spin-off prequel story entitled Tokyo Ghoul: Jack is currently ongoing. It centers around the story of Kishou Arima, a Special Class Ghoul Investigator known as the CCG’s Reaper. The manga is published digitally by Shueisha in Jump Live magazine.

(via ANN)

Top 10 Most Handsome Male Voice Actors

Charapedia conducted a survey among 10,000 anime fans and asked them who they thought were the most handsome seiyuu (male voice actors) in Japan. The survey period was from October 2-8 and the announcement was made last October 9. The voice actor who seized the number 1 spot was none other than Miyano Mamoru, the seiyuu of many famous anime characters such as Light Yagami (Death Note), Tamaki Suoh (Ouran High School Host Club), Setsuna F Seiei (Mobile Suit Gundam 00) and Death the Kid (Soul Eater). Following him at second place was Tatsuhisa Suzuki, and Daisuke Ono completed the third spot.

Rank Actor   Role Votes
1

Miyano Mamoru

Miyano Mamoru

  • Light Yagami
  • Masaomi Kida
  • Setsuna F. Seiei
  • Tamaki Suoh
  • Rin Matsuoka
2075
2

Tatsuhisa Suzuki

  • Makoto Tachibana
  • Kazunari Takao
  • Takasugi Shinsaku
1614
3

Daisuke Ono

Daisuke Ono

  • Sebastian Michaelis
  • Shizuo Heiwajima
  • Erwin Smith
1470
4

Yuuki Kaji

  • Eren Yeager
  • Kou Mabuchi
  • Ayato Kirishima
1166
5

Hiroshi Kamiya

  • Izaya Orihara
  • Levi
  • Ittetsu Takeda
1156
6

KENN

  • Ronald Knox
  • Kominato Aya
  • Asahina Fūto
992
7

Shouta Aoi

  • Ai Mikaze
  • Ryūnosuke Matsushita
800
8

Nobunaga Shimazaki

  • Haruka Nanase
  • Ryō Sakurai
  • Shinichi Izumi
715
9

Hiro Shimono

  • Syo Kurusu
  • Connie Springer
460
10

Yūichi Nakamura

  • Gray Fullbuster
  • Umetarou Nozaki
436

Do you agree with the list? Who do you think are the most handsome voice actors? 

Source: Charapedia