You know, it never fails. I write my articles for the day, close up shop for the night and that’s when Japan decides to start having a party. It’s like they’re watching me from a distance and have timed it perfectly. Anyways, enough with my woe, let’s get into the fun new announcements have been made since last night!
First up, it’s been announced that the manga series Kaguya-sama: Love is War! will be getting a TV anime adaptation. The announcement came complete with a key visual.
Having Launched in Miracle Jump in 2015 (before jumping over to Weekly Young Jump in 2016), this manga from creator Aka Akasaka is an interesting one. Licensed by Viz Media, they describe the story as:
All’s fair when love is war!
Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!
Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy’s student council, making them the elite among elite. But it’s lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There’s just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss—they’re both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!
Unfortunately, there are no cast or crew details for this one available as of this writing.
Next up to be announced is a light novel series titled Girly Air Force. Launched in 2015 with words by Kouji Natsumi and illustrations from Asagi Tousaka, this series is already up to its eighth volume in Japan with volume nine hitting store shelves on June 9th.
The series isn’t licensed in English as of yet but from what I’ve been able to piece together from various sources is that the story for this one takes place in an alternate reality where the Earth’s air defenses have been completely overrun by UFOs known as Zai. In order to combat this new threat, a new flying weapon known as “Daughters” are created along with automated pilots known as “Anime” which look like human girls.
The main character is a boy named Kei who wants desperately to fly and an Anima considered to be the last real hope for victory, Guripen.
There are no cast or crew details available for this one either though we do know that studio Satelight will be handling the animation.
Author: LB Bryant
L.B. has been writing about anime professionally since August 2005. With credits that range all the way from Anime Herald to Viewster, he has seen and done it all. His favorite series include Assassination Classroom, Princess Nine, Sword Art Online, and many others. Currently he lives in the Seattle area with his many cats and his very understanding and supportive wife.