International business news source C21Media reported on Thursday that Turner Broadcasting Systems has acquired the racing-themed anime Scan2Go. The anime has already begun airing in various countries around the world, and will begin broadcasting in the US this fall on Cartoon Network. Plans to launch a toy line are also in the works with manufacturer MGA Entertainment.
NTV began streaming the third full trailer and third teaser trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's upcoming Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) on Friday. This is the latest film by the director of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Speak of the devil... or the Kingdom as the case may be. FUNimation Entertainment announced today at AnimeNEXT that it has acquired the simulcasts rights for Kingdom. Full episodes of Jun Kamiya's (D.I.C.E., Blue Seed, The Third) anime series will begin on Monday, June 11 2012 and will air every Monday 10AM CDT.
On Saturday, the official YouTube channel for the Accel World anime series began streaming a promotional video for the super-deformed ">>>Accel World" anime shorts that will be included in the Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes.
The official website of Georide, DIGITURBO's music label that releases the music from Nitroplus titles, confirmed on Sunday that its producer Shingo Minamino had passed away after being attacked on the street in Osaka's Shinsaibashi district. Minamino worked on the music of Kanako Itou, Super Sonico, Pale Green (Seiji Kumura), Vertueux (Ken1& Hideki), Swinging Popsicle, Daiichi Uchū Sokudo, DJ Sadoi, CurriculuMachine, and others. Minamino was visiting Osaka to manage this evening's "Georide 5th Anniversary Special Tour 2012" live concert event at the Osaka Muse hall near the location of the stabbing.