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CAPCOM announced a cross-media production called Gaist Crusher as part of its CAPCOM Kids Project on Tuesday. CAPCOM is not only developing Gaist Crusher as a Nintendo 3DS action game for release this winter, but also as a manga, anime, and other forms of media.
Kyoto Animation updated its website for Nagomu Torii's Kyōkai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) light novel series on Wednesday to reveal that an anime adaptation is in the works.
The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half yōmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.
Yozakura Quartet manga creator Suzuhito Yasuda and the cast of the Yozakura Quartet anime announced in a Niconico live program on Thursday that a new television anime adaptation has been green-lit. Yasuda's manga follows four teenagers:
Hime is a superheroine. Ao can read minds. Kotoha can conjure up anything with the right word. And Akina... Well, he's just a regular guy, surrounded by three supergirls! Together, they protect the town of Sakurashin. But that's not easy, as the town faces demon dogs and supernatural threats!
Production on a new, separate "Tsuki ni Naku" original anime DVD series was also announced last week.
North American publisher and distributor Viz Media announced on Thursday that it will screen Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey, the second part in Studio 4°C's film adaptations of Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga, at the New People Cinema in San Francisco on May 11. Viz will screen the two films in a double feature at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the double feature cost US$25 and are available now. Both films will be screened with their English dub track. New People Cinema will also host an exhibit featuring Studio 4°C's production art for the films in the theater lobby.
Ticketholders will also receive a gift pack with items from Japan, and New People Cinema will be raffling off items such as autographed pamphlets, figures, cell phone straps, and an artbook at the screening.
Additionally, the double feature will also air on Viz Media's Neon Alley service at the same time as it is screened in San Francisco.
The MegaHouse Corporation revealed on Friday a new short anime project titled Bakushishi Gasshin Ziguru Hazeru.
The anime is based on MegaHouse's line of Ziguru Hazeru (literally, "Jiggle and Pop Out") mecha toys that allow people to remove parts from the joints and add different parts in their place. In addition, if one combines together Hazeru Gokuu, Hazeru Sagojo, and Hazeru Hakkai, the resulting mecha will be Hazeru Seioh, allowing for users to combine their toys together.