Last update - Apr 3, 16:50 GMT
(11:50 EST, 08:50 PST)
Whether or not related to today's opening of the 2012 Anime Contents Expo
(ACE) - Japan's new "king of anime shows", following the decay of TAF
- several upcoming anime projects have revealed their key visuals this weekend. The most alluring of them, I'd say, is the one pictured below, for this summer's TV anime Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.
. It's about a guy who lost his "erotic spirit" by making a contract with a beautiful Goddess of Death. Tragic...
Next, in no particular order, we have a group artwork for the upcoming Blue Exorcist Movie
, that was posted on the official website
as a backdrop for a countdown to April 1. That's when a preview trailer will be revealed for this 2012 anime film. Meanwhile, the website is also listing the project's main staff names
from studio A-1 Pictures.Update:
The movie's Japanese premiere is planned for winter.
Then there's a cute artwork for Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
(Jintai for short), the TV anime that's coming this summer from studio AIC A.S.T.A., based on a fantasy light novel series set several centuries into the slow decline of mankind. A "special promotional video"
for it was also released today. The first half of the trailer is super-duper-weird!
Another summer TV anime to receive a key visual + debut trailer
combo today is the sequel Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere 2
, once again created by studio Sunrise. This is the same video that's being shown at CES this Sunday by several exhibitors, including Bandai Visual, BS11, and Kadokawa. The official website
's background art
is also quite nice.
And, for one more summer 2012
TV anime, below is the key visual for Binbougami ga!
, revealed today on its official "under construction" website
, along with the main staff names
from studio Sunrise (yep, them again, they're a busy lot!). The anime is based on a supernatural comedy manga series by Yoshiaki Sukeno. No trailer for this one yet...