The Asterisk War to receive English Dub in Fall 2016.

The Asterisk WarAniplex of America announced at its A-Kon panel on Saturday that it is dubbing The Asterisk War television anime’s first season in English for its Blu-ray release. The season will be available in two volumes — Volume 1 on September 20 and Volume 2 on November 22.

Chris Cason is directing the English dub, as previewed in a new trailer.

Each of the two-disc Blu-ray volumes will feature six episodes with Japanese and English dialogue tracks, English and Spanish subtitles, bonus and web previews, packaging illustrated by character designer Tetsuya Kawakami, and clear cases with two-sided wraps. The first volume adds the textless versions of the opening, two endings, and prologue.

Aniplex describes the story: Invertia–The astral catastrophe that annihilated many cities in the 20th century also gave birth to a new human race with special powers called the “Genestella.” At the same time, the special element found within the meteors of Invertia facilitated humanity’s technological advancement. At the academic-city above water Rikka, also known as “Asterisk,” students from each of the six schools at Asterisk prepare for the ultimate battle tournament – known as “Festa”. Seidoukan Academy’s Ayato Amagiri takes up the challenge along with his partner Julis, a.k.a. Glühen Rose, the Witch of the Resplendent Flames. Ayato learns Julis has a big dream to achieve and decides to protect her to the end.

Anime Recommendation: Buso Renkin

Buso Renkin Apologies for not posting recommendations in a while, for those looking for new anime series to try, I recommend Buso Renkin

Unlike my previous recommendations, which were more aimed at an older audience, with complex story lines and crazy plot twists, this series can be enjoyed by anyone. It has a very typical anime story line, where the weak protagonist gains superpowers and goes on an adventure to fight the bad guys. Yet I still enjoyed the series, partly due to the character development throughout the story, and the antagonist of the first half of the series named Papillon (the guy in the middle of the picture). The series is a mix of action, adventure and comedy (mostly due to Papillon). If you enjoyed series like Bleach, Naruto, or One Piece, then definitely give this a try. If nothing else, at least you’ll be able to enjoy its bad ass opening.

It’s been a really long time since I last watched Buso Renkin (it came out in 2007), so I suggest clicking the above link for plot details. The animation is pretty good, and there are a total of 26 episodes.

Upcoming Episodes

Here’s a list of what we know is guaranteed to be coming out soon.

If more than 1 date is listed, the release could fall on any of those days.

Naruto Shippuden Sub: Thursdays

Funimation:
Selector Infected WIXOSS Season 2 Episodes 1-2: 11th-12th May
Yukimura Arashi Episodes 1-2: 18th-19th May
One Piece Episodes 459-468: 1st-2nd June
Fairy Tail (2014) Episodes 55-64: 8th-9th June
Gonna be the Twin Tail: Episodes 3-12: 8th-9th June
Selector Infected WIXOSS Season 2 Episodes 3-12: 29th-30th June

Sentai Filmworks:

NOTE: ALL RELEASES FROM SENTAI FILMWORKS CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME. THIS IS ALL THE INFORMATION WE HAVE FOR THESE RELEASES RIGHT NOW

Media Blasters:
Aki Sora (No Known Date)

This list will be updated as and when we have more available information.

Hunter x Hunter (2011) to Receive English Dub

Hunter x Hunter (2011) Plot Summary: Gon Freecs’ father abandoned him as a baby in order to become a Hunter, an elite class with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Now 12 years old, Gon wishes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a great Hunter. While Gon faces the unexpected challenges the Hunter Examination throws at him, he makes friends with three other candidates: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua.

Bang Zoom! Entertainment is producing the anime’s English dub. North American anime and manga distributor Viz Media announced its dub cast for the 2011-2014 series in March:
Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss
Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck
Matthew Mercer as Leorio
Keith Silverstein as Hisoka
Erika Harlacher as Kurapika

Anime Recommendation For March 2016: From The New World

From the new world This month’s anime ecommendation is From The New World

This series is considered a gem – I highly recommend this show to anyone who is interested in a really fascinating story line. It’s not your typical show with lots of action & fight scenes, like Naruto or Bleach, but what makes this anime special is the intriguing plot line. It might have a slow start, so watch the first couple episodes before deciding if it’s something you’re into. I personally got hooked after watching 3 – 4 episodes. I ended up finishing the series in just 3 – 4 days!

The plot summary states, “In this utopian village, strange rumours about a monstrous cat that abducts children circulate, and students are said to disappear from the academy. The world and its history are much darker than they appear and humanity is on the verge of collapse.” This series is so complex, it’s really hard to explain what it really is about. You really have to pay attention to each episode in detail, because there is so much to absorb. There are a total of 25 episodes, which can all be watched by clicking the above link.