Amagi Brilliant Park Promotional Video Released

Kyoto Animation's new Anime series, Amagi Brilliant Park, has had its first promotional video released. Kadokawa began streaming the promotional video on Wednesday.

Amagi Brilliant Park had its video first premier at the Comic Market 86 event over the weekend, and will feature the opening theme song titled "Extra Magic Hours", by AKINO with bless4.



Amagi Brilliant Park will star Kouki Uchiyama as Seiya Kanie, Ai Kakuma as Isuzu Sento, and Yukiyo Fujii as Latifah Fullanza.

Additional cast members include: Shiori Mikami as Kobori, Ryoko Shiraishi as Macaron, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Sylphy, Ayako Kawasumi as Moffle, Yuka Aisaka as Muse, Minami Tsuda as Salama, Ai Nonaka as Tirami

The series features Seiya Kanie, a high school boy that gets invited out on a date at an amusement park by a beautiful, mysterious transfer student named Isuzu Sento. He is later introduced to Latifah, a "real life princess", and the theme park's manager. Latifah proposes he become acting manager of the "disappointing amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs."

When Marnie Was There Film Trailer Released

The first trailer for Studio Ghibli's new film, "When Marnie Was There", has began airing on Tuesday.



Priscilla Ann's theme song, "Fine on the Outside" is featured in the trailer.

Studio Ghibli also confirmed through their official Twitter account, that the official English subtitles for the film were complete.

Sara Takatsuki, 16, and Kasumi Arimura, 21, star as Anna and Marnie, respectively, in the adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's popular children's novel.

The plot summary of the original novel:

Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr. and Mrs. Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognizes - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...


Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty) is helming this movie, as his second project as director, and is shifting the setting from Great Britain, to a Japanese village on the shores of Hokkaido.

When Marnie Was There will open in Japan on July 19, 2014.

Sidonia no Kishi: Dai-kyuu Wakusei Seneki Announced!

A teaser for the second season of Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia) was released by King Records along with the final episode (episode 12) of the Anime series on Friday. The second series is titled "Sidonia no Kishi: Dai-kyuu Wakusei Seneki" (Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet).



The teaser added that a "Premium event" will be held on November 23, along with the screening of the first 2 episodes of the new season.