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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, 11:58 GMT (06:58 EST, 03:58 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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Having teased the next game in the "Tales of..." franchise with a countdown website for the past three weeks or so, Namco Bandai has finally revealed that title to be Tales of Xillia 2 - a sequel to last year's fantasy RPG Tales of Xillia, likewise developed for the PlayStation 3. The announcement was made at today's 2012 "Tales of Festival" event in Yokohama, and with it came the all-in-one reveal & gameplay trailer.

Tales of Xillia 2

This will be the 14th major title in the Tales series, and it's currently planned for release in winter 2012 (a precise date will be announced on June 27). The story (...)

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Over a month ago, Dengeki G's Magazine and Aniplex jointly launched a viral campaign for a new anime project, with teasing clues hinting at a bishoujo sci-fi action anime whose heroine would be a 14-year-old girl. This week, the veil has finally been lifted, revealing an original TV anime series called Vividred Operation, in the works at studio A-1 Pictures, with director / character designer Kazuhiro Takamura (Strike Witches).

Vividred Operation

As previously hinted, this upcoming anime will be set in a peaceful world where science has solved all problems. The story kicks off on an island teeming with (...)

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Persona 4 has been making the news lately, on both its anime and gaming fronts. Anime wise, the official website for the TV anime series Persona 4 The Animation has announced that a 90-minutes-long compilation movie subtitled The Factor of Hope will premiere in ten Japanese theaters this June 9.

Persona 4 The Animation: The Factor of Hope

The anime film will recap the 25-episode TV anime series that aired between October 2011 and March 2012, but it will conclude with the unaired "True End Episode" (...)

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Sadly for fans of the K-ON! manga series, and in particular its "high school version" that began serialization in April 2011, it's all coming to an end next month. The manga's main series, which follows Mio's group through college, was already announced to have its final chapter published this June 9. But as it turns out now, kakifly's remaining K-ON! manga - the high school edition with Azusa, Ui and Jun - will also end next month.

K-ON! - Azusa

In related news, an online auction for a K-ON! guitar signed by all 5 main voice actresses from the anime has reached bids of over 5.5 million yen (close to $70,000) (...)

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Old news, indeed. But for whatever it's still worth, a new TV anime series titled Mangirl! was announced earlier this month, as an adaptation of Kagari Tamaoka's four-panel manga originally titled Soukan! Comic Earth Star Henshuu-bu (Launch! Comic Earth Star Editors). The anime is being created by studio Dogakobo, whose upcoming projects also include the Yuru Yuri 2 sequel and Natsuyuki Rendezvous, both airing from July.

Mangirl!

The Mangirl! anime, however, is only expected for 2013. The original manga's story follows the daily life of naive Editor-in-Chief Hana and "Japan's cutest manga editors" (...)

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The official website for the upcoming OVA sequel Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Finale has just revealed the release dates for the OVA's four planned episodes. The first Blu-ray and DVD volume will be out in Japan on August 29, and the others will follow on a monthly basis - on September 26, October 31 and November 28, respectively.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Finale

Like the first two TV anime series that aired in 2008 and 2009, this third anime adaptation is also based on Yusaku Igarashi's school / comedy / romance light novel series (...)

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