This year at the Aniplex Industry panel here at Anime Expo fans were loaded with tantalizing information. We were the first to get inside scoop on many a things, from con exclusive merchandise sold at the Aniplex Booth to new titles ready to be stream, and of course special announcement that Aniplex of America was excited to tell us!
So for your convenience, we, the good folks at NDS , were ecstatic to gather all the juicy information for you to sink your teeth in with in a tell all post with exclusive images shot straight from the panel itself!
This year we were bombarded with special merchandise up for sale exclusively at their booth and their online store. Here’s what you can find this 4th of July weekend here at AX. All the following images courtesy of Aniplex Of America.
New Streaming Titles
Wagnaria 3 – 7.4.15 Premiere
Set in a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the northern prefecture of Japan, 16-year-old high school student Sōta Takanashi works part-time along with his strange co-workers: Popura Taneshima, a high school girl who—despite being a year older than Sōta—is easily mistaken for a elementary/middle schooler, and Kyoko Shirafuji, the 28-year-old store manager who does not bother to do any work at all.
God Eater – 7.12.15 Premiere
In the year 2071, the Far East is ruled by angry gods. 20 years ago unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Humanity both fears them and reveres them as “aragami.” They are immune to all weapons and the mankind’s numbers continue to dwindle. The last bastion of hope is the newly developed “God Arcs” weapons that utilize Oracle cells to fight back. The weapons wielders band together into an elite force dubbed “God Eaters.”
Charlotte – 7.4.15 Premiere
Special abilities occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yū Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.
Classroom Crisis – 7.3.15 Premiere
Humanity has successfully colonized all the planets in the Solar System, with intentions to continue into new frontiers. Individuals live stable lives in these colonies, including young high school students living in 4th Tokyo on Mars. Two of these students are Iris Shirazaki and Mizuki Sera. Iris is finishing her last year of high school while studying to be a test pilot while her friend Mizuki also works as a mechanic on the aircraft. Her own brother, Kaito, oversees Mizuki and Iris as their homeroom teacher and program director.
Durarara x2 – 7.4.15 Premiere
A half a year after the the war of the Yellow Scarves, Ikebukuro has begun to return to normal. High school is in session, Izaya is back to scheming, and Celty, the legendary headless rider, is still chased by the police as she rides through the town. But a few unusual things have slipped into the mix. Gradually, thanks to outside elements, Ikebukuro will be thrown back into chaos.
Your Lie In April
This year Aniplex was excited to announce that they have greenlit Your Lie In April for English dubbing! Not only that but there is an open casting call for auditions extended to all. So all you budding voice actors out there this could be your shot into breaking into the business or if you’ve been at it then this could be a fun addition to your resume of talented VA works!
For all those who do not know about Your Lie in April here is a breif summary for your reading pleasure.
Kōsei Arima was a piano prodigy until his mother died when he was eleven years old. The shock of losing her made him lose any interest in piano, and his life has felt monotonous ever since. Then, when he’s fourteen, his childhood friend Tsubaki introduces him to her classmate Kaori, a free-spirited violinist. Her enthusiasm reignites his interest in music and in life.
Aniplex Mobile App
Coming soon to a Tablet and Smartphone near you is Aniplex’s very own Mobile App. With this up and coming app you can get all the latest news and update at the tip of your finger, and access a calendar full of all there title stream times and dates. It is free to download for iOS app stroes and at Google Play.