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A Japanese report today reveals that studio OLM (Oriental Light and Magic) is working on a new anime film project, titled Inazuma Eleven GO vs Danball Senki W. As its title implies, the movie will be based on the latest entries in two of the studio's anime franchises - Inazuma Eleven GO and Danball Senki W, in turn based on the respective game series developed by Level-5.

Inazuma Eleven GO vs Danball Senki W

Inazuma Eleven GO vs Danball Senki W is currently planned for a Winter 2012 premiere in Japan. In the movie's story, the worlds of those two franchises will be (...)

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Last update - Jun 13, 19:14 GMT (14:14 EST, 11:14 PST)

After today's database maintenance here on Animekon (checking the upcoming projects for updated details, dates and such), it turns out that the entire July 2012 TV anime season is now fully planned - barring any last-minute announcements of new anime series that might yet be made in the following couple of weeks. So, by all means, feel free to inspect the local Release Dates section!

Yuru Yuri 2 fanart

All in all, there are 26 new TV anime series starting this July, plus one web series (Ebiten, streaming on NicoNico), and of course several new OVA projects and movies. (...)

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An explosion of tweets was triggered by the ending credits of the Persona 4 The Animation: The Factor of Hope compilation movie, which premiered in Japan this June 9. The anime film ended with a short clip announcing that a theatrical film version of the Persona 3 game is in the making. It will presumably be an anime adaptation (i.e. not live-action or 3D CG), given that the clip featured the game's protagonist in a traditional 2D animation.

Persona 3 wallpaper

We'll have to wait some more, to find out when to expect this Persona 3 movie. The original game - the third one from the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series (...)

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The 17th compiled volume of the Chihayafuru manga is coming out in Japan next week, on June 13, all nicely wrapped in an "obi" strip announcing that a second TV anime series is in the making. Studio Madhouse will presumably continue to work on it, as it did with the first season that aired between October 2011 and March 2012. The wraparound jacket band doesn't give out any timeframe for Chihayafuru 2's release, though.

Chihayafuru fanart

The original manga is authored by Yuki Suetsugu, and it follows a girl competing in the traditional Japanese card game of karuta. In the story, a schoolgirl (...)

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A highly intriguing multimedia project has just been announced by a group of producers that include anime studio Madhouse, ASCII Media Works, Aniplex and Kadokawa Shoten. The project's dedicated official website reveals its title to be Arata-naru Sekai (New World), with an overall sci-fi time-travelling story whose various aspects - future, past and present - will each be depicted in a different format: anime, manga and novel, respectively.

Arata Naru Sekai

The overall story takes place in a depopulated world that finds itself stuck in time. But, as time travel technology is finally completed, the hope of a better tomorrow is born. (...)

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Shiro's slice-of-life mountaineering manga Yama no Susume has yet to even have its first compiled volume released in Japan, this June 12, and already an anime adaptation is being announced for it. It will be a TV anime series, with studio 8bit working on it for a 2013 launch. The studio's other upcoming anime project is Busou Shinki (airing from October).

Yama no Susume

The manga's story follows two mountain climbing girls named Aoi and Hinata, who are also childhood friends. Hinata loves mountains, but Aoi prefers staying inside and (...)

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A few weeks ago, there was some speculation going around, regarding a then-upcoming announcement about the survival action manga Btooom!. Well, things have now cleared up, thanks to a magazine scan that reveals the new project to be an upcoming TV anime series adaptation, in the works at studio Madhouse.

Btooom!

The original manga is written by Junya Inoue, who has been serializing it in the Weekly Comic Bunch magazine between 2009-2011, and since then (...)

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The non-Conan detective manga Kindaichi Case Files will be getting a 2-episode OVA adaptation, Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine reveals today (via ANN). The OVA episodes will be bundled on DVD with the manga's limited edition 3rd and 4th volumes, releasing in Japan on December 17, 2012 and March 15, 2013 respectively.

Kindaichi Case Files OVA

The original manga, better known in Japan as Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, was written by Youzaburou Kanari and illustrated by Fumiya Sato. (...)

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Last update - Jun 11, 19:58 GMT (14:58 EST, 11:58 PST)

Publisher Takeshobo has announced in its Monthly Manga Club magazine that the TV anime series (of shorts) Yurumates 3D will continue with a second season. A broadcast timeframe wasn't mentioned at this time, but given that the ongoing first season is planned up to June 26, it's possible for the second one to march straight on from July 2012.

Update: Indeed, it's starting this July, and it's titled Yurumates 3D +.

Yurumates 3D Season 2

The only details revealed about the second season of Yurumates 3D are that Sae's younger sister will make her appearance, and that she will be voiced by (...)

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Release dates have been announced this weekend for both the Blu-ray and DVD release of Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion, and for the upcoming theatrical premiere of Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust. According to the anime trilogy's official website, the second film's home video release is set for July 25 in Japan, and the third film will premiere there on September 29, 2012.

Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust Trailer

Accompanying these updates is the first Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust trailer (also streaming locally, for your convenience), which offers a glimpse at (...)

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