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Anime Central 2014 Industry Announcements stars

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Anime Central 2014 was packed full of anime announcements as usual from companies such as FUNimation and Aniplex. The T-ONO staff has compiled a list of all the new acquisitions and new releases that are coming soon.

Aniplex USA Set to Release Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 The Movie# 1 Spring of Birth May 20th stars

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Over the weekend Aniplex USA announced that they will be releasing the first film in the Persona3 film trilogy, Spring of Birth, on Blu-ray later this year on May 20th. Based off of ATLUS' highly-successful PlayStation 2 JRPG, the film tells the story about a group of students who summon entities known as Personas, beings with special powers, to battle creatures known as shadows during the "dark hour."

Kanon Scenarioist Hisaya and MM's QP:flapper to Collaborate on Upcoming "Sora no Method" Anime stars

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With an upcoming preview set for Bandai Namco's booth at the upcoming AnimeJapan 2014 trade show, a teaser site for the upcoming original TV anime Sora no Method was revealed on Monday. Additionally, it was announced that Naoki Hisaya (Kanon, Sola) will be writing original concepts and scripts while the illustration circle QP:flapper (MM!, Girlfriend (Beta)) will be working on original character designs.

Studio Trigger Adapting Kota Nozomi’s Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze as Next Project stars

Studio Trigger Adapting Kota Nozomi’s Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze

With their highly successful animated series Kill la Kill rapidly approaching its inevitable conclusion, it was announced on the wraparound jacket of Kota Nozomi's Inō-Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de (Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze) sixth volume that Studio Trigger will be adapting the light novel series as their next animation project.

Bandai Namco’s Wonder Momo Returns with a new PC Game and Anime stars

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After teasing a possible return of Wonder Momo earlier this month, Bandai Namco has finally revealed their plans for an upcoming PC and Android game by WayForward (Duck Tales: Remastered) in addition to an anime series from ShiftyLook and Graphinica. The series will be directed by Yutaka Kagawa and will be streamed through Crunchyroll.

Rupert Sanders recruited for Ghost in the Shell live-action stars

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Rupert Sanders, director of Snow White and the Huntsman, has been chosen to direct the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. This project drifted around for sometime now since DreamWorks Studios bought the rights for the property in 2008. The script for the live-action adaptation will be written by William Wheeler (The Reluctant FundamentalistThe Hoax).

Steins;Gate’s Sato and anohana’s Okada to Work on J.C. Staff’s Series“selector infected WIXOSS” this April stars

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On Monday, a new website for the anime project selector infected WIXOSS was opened to reveal a brand-new project from Takuya Satō (Steins;Gate, Armitage III, Strawberry Marshmallow), who will be directing, and Mari Okada (anohana, Hana-Saku Iroha, Amazing Twins) who will be working on the series' scripts. Animation will be done by J.C. Staff with Kyuta Sakai (When They Cry- Higurashi, Steins; Gate) working on the character designs.