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Takanashi Rikka • Kai ~Gekijō-ban Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!~ (Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! the Movie: Rikka Takanashi's Revision), a film adaptation of the Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! television anime, will open in 27 Japanese theaters on September 14. Kyoto Animation began streaming a teaser trailer on Sunday:
Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani said on Sunday that the Cardfight!! Vanguard anime will continue into its fourth and fifth seasons. Kidani was responding to a Twitter follower who had asked if the original card game will end when the current third anime season ends.
Fifteen years ago this spring, the Cardcaptor Sakura anime ran on NHK. To mark the occasion, Animedia magazine feature a CCS spread and spoke to producer Eizo Kondo. One thing he mentioned, grabbing a lot of attention, is that he'd like to to make another Sakura anime.
North America anime distributor Funimation announced on Tuesday that it licensed the Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo film. The company made the announcement to mark its one-millionth "like" on Facebook.
Tezuka Productions revealed at France's Annecy animation festival that it is in talks with Channel TV, a network made up of eight Nigerian television channels, to remake the original Astro Boy television anime series. The studio is in talks to sell its content to Channel TV as well.
The entertainment trade news source Variety additionally reports that Tezuka Productions is also believed to be in talks with other companies as well, with a goal of creating local versions of Astro Boy around the world. Variety reports that Tezuka Productions itself may co-produce the remakes by providing the animation and other technical information.
Tezuka Productions general manager Yoshihiro Shimizu told Variety that Tezuka Productions' venture of branching out internationally in this way might receive monetary support from the Japanese government's "Cool Japan" cultural export initiative.