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This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation creator Yoshiyuki Nishi will launch his new series in the next issue on September 16. The magazine describes the manga as, "Breaking common sense! Shaking hearts and souls!"
Animation studio Production I.G is animating a new hand-drawn animated feature film titled Giovanni no Shima (Giovanni's Island).
Mizuho Nishikubo (Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai, Video Girl Ai) is directing the film from a screenplay by Shigemichi Sugita (From the Northern Lands) and Yoshiki Sakurai (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Blood+). The film is being presented by the Japan Association of Music Enterprises (JAME) in order to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary. Warner Entertainment Japan will open the movie in Japanese theaters in early spring 2014, while Production I.G will be handling international release of the film worldwide.
Production I.G describes the story:
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border of this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.
On August 15th, they told us we had lost the war.
At that time, we did not really understand.
Then one day, everything changed.
Many soldiers, wearing uniforms we had never seen before, arrived on the island.
"Kawabata," a manager for the voice actor Yuya Uchida in the actors group Haiyuza, reported on Sunday that work on an anime adaptation of KOEI Tecmo Games' Kin-iro no Corda 3 (La Corda d'Oro 3) dating simulation title has begun. According to the manager, the announcement was made at the La Corda d'Oro 10th Birthday event earlier in the day. The game follows a girl named Kanade and her relationships with the orchestra members and the other boys at her school: