A-1 Pictures News

A-1 Pictures is a anime/manga company
From Anime Vice
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Magi Anime Default Image
Magi Anime Default Image

Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine listed the sequel to A-1 Pictures' Magi television anime as "opening" this fall, as opposed to "airing." "Opening" is the term normally used for film releases. The final episode of the Magi television anime series aired in March with the announcement that a sequel was green-lit, but did not indicate how the sequel will be released. The story's setting will take place in Magnostadt.

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(Well it's been awhile since I've had the time to post here, but I hope you guys enjoy a recent rumor I've been doing some research on!)

For anyone not familiar with Verical Inc. Vertical is a North American manga & light novel publisher who is known for licensing more niche & obscure tiles than many of the well know manga publishers. In their recent survey asking which titles customers would be interested in seeing Vertical publish, the Yusuke Kishi light novel From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori) seemed to be a crowd favorite. From the New World’s recent popularity can be traced to its recent anime adaptation from A-1 Pictures, currently streaming on Cruncyroll. Through their Tumblr blog, The Diagonal, Vertical has tried their best to make clear their guidelines when considering titles to pick up. One of the more interesting bits of information found here are their requirements for novels. These guidelines are as followed: No serialized novels, One-shots only, keep one-shots to less than 400pgs, & no literary fiction. In another post they loosened up some of these by stating:

“1 volume and 300pgs. Might be up to doing 2 volumes at 500pgs combined. Basically… We avoid light novel series or most light novels in general.”

Aside from page count which I couldn't get a precise number from my research & would more than likely change when localized to English, From The New World hits many of these benchmarks. Vertical in answering customer questions on their blog has been hesitant in discussion of the title. When one fan asked about the title directly vertical gave this statement.

“I am currently in the process of reading it and our Editor-in-Chief who is our novels guru has enjoyed the book. But length of that book, it is three thick thick volumes, makes it a little scary for us as we tend to avoid serialized novel releases (we prefer one-shots).

Please purchase Crimson Labyrinth (Mr Kishi’s other novel) and like this post to let him know there is an audience for the title. Ideally we’d need 4.5K to make this work. Oh and one more thing. US, UK and Canada only. We don’t sell novels to the EU.”

As stated above Vertical has previously published author Yusuke Kishi’s other work, The Crimson Labyrinth. They also recently announced the licensing acquisition of the manga adaptation of From the New World & plan on a releasing the first volume this autumn. In previous interviews Vertical’s marketing manager Ed Chavez has stated his interest in hearing more from the hardcore manga audience & 4chanel crowd, & since I first stumbled upon this story in a forum discussion on 4chan I can only assume Vertical is following this as well.

While saying that they need 4,500 to make it work is talking about sells numbers, an outcry of response on this post could persuade them if they see an interest from fans & more importantly a market for the title.

Sources: Vertical Inc, Crunchyroll, & Anime News Network.

This article was originaly posted on my blog at therealjpoe.com

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Plot

Genre: Sci-Fi

A new anime series that is produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Kazuhiro Tamura.

An original sci-fi action anime featuring a 14-year-old girl. The story takes place in a peaceful island filled with nature and technology.

By MyAnimeList

Please enjoy the character concept art gallery.

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Plot

Genre: Romance, Comedy

I couldn't fit the entire name, so it's Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (My Girlfriend and Childhood Friend Fight Too Much).

Eita Kidō enters high school with the aim to attend medical school. Due to his parents getting divorced and his intention to maintain his grades, he shuns anything to do with romance or love. One day, the school beauty Masuzu Natsukawa invites him to walk home with her, though he initially refuses. After she continues to do this for several days, he gives in and walks home with her. Masuzu is tired of constantly getting confessed to by boys, so she suggests that she and Eita become a fake couple. Although Eita tries to refuse, Masuzu blackmails him into becoming her boyfriend in name only. News spreads fast within the school of the new couple and Eita's childhood friend Chiwa Harusaki begins to confront Masuzu for Eita's affections.

For more trailers, check out the winter index blog which I will create in December.

Just see Fall 2012 trailer anthology blog for now.

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Plot

NOTE: Due to some glitch, the wiki page was deleted, and the forum thread was deleted. This is a repost of a trailer blog from September 5.

Genre: Supernatural, Sci-Fi

Set in Japan a milennium from now. Five children - the protagonist Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun have been bonr and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foilage. The world is ruled by people who have the "cursed power" or the "gods' power" of telekinesis. After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fighting to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.

Cast

  • Maria Akizuki voiced by Kana Hanazawa
  • Shun Aonuma voiced by Mai Toudou
  • Satoru Asahina voiced by Kanako Tojo
  • Mamoru Ito voiced by Haruka Kudou

For more trailers, check Anime Vice's Fall 2012 trailer anthology blog.

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Studio A-1 Pictures Releases 2nd 3-Minute Trailer for the Upcoming Debut of the "From the New World" Anime Series

Scheduled for release in the Fall 2012 Anime Season, the anime T.V. adaptation of the hit novel From the New World has had the 2nd official trailer for the upcoming series. Created originally by Yūsuke Kishi, From the New World was picked up by A-1 Pictures, with Masashi Ishihama (animation director of Read or Die) and Masashi Sogo (scriptwriter for series such as Fairy Tail, BLEACH, and Gantz) heading up the production. The full story can be found below the image and video seen below (All rights to ANN):

From the New World (Fall 2012)
From the New World (Fall 2012)

Full Story Link: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-09/from-the-new-world-sci-fi-anime-2nd-promo-streamed

Series Site: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/shinsekaiyori/

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Working!!
While many compare it to K-on! for being a Moe-blob show it really isn't that bad. The set up is Souta Takanashi is working at a family restaurant in Hokkaido with his strange co-workers: Taneshima Popura, a high school girl who's is Souta's senpai who is easily mistaken for a elementary/middle schooler, Shirafuji Kyoko, the 28-year old store manager who is lazy at work but one tough women, Todoroki Yachiyo, the sister like girl who's always carrying a katana around, Jun Satou, one of the chefs who's helpful but pretty scary person, Hiroomi Souma, the other chef with a easygoing attitude, and Mahiru Inami, who has a great fear of men and is willing to fight them off which is what happen to Souta when he first met her. While all of characters has signs of stereotypical design their interactions with each other is what makes this show run so well. It helps that A-1 pictures is working on it and has experience with comedy shows like Kannagi. The show also has a Kannagi look to ti while a bit blob like it animates very well. Recommend it to anyone who likes some comady.
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