Posts Tagged ‘trailers’
So not only has it been a good week for new summer TV trailers but movie trailers for Redline and The Borrowers hit the net this week as well! So, again I have traveled the web and gathered all of the new trailer goodness together in one place so that you don’t have to.
Seikirei Pure Engagement: Two new trailers lasting 15 seconds and 30 seconds have been posted to the official website. Mostly just quick fight footage, it’s a quick glimpse which reminds viewers that it has two important, bouncing points that it plans to bring to the table for its second season. The first season has been licensed by Funimation so keep this one on your simulcast radar just in case.
Redline: On the official YouTube channel, the first 53 second trailer has been posted for everyone. Based on what I’ve heard and read, the minute that you spend watching these racing sequences is essentially what you’re committing yourself to watching by sitting down in front of this movie. I can say openly that I’m not convinced I’m going to like this movie but just try to stop me from at least seeing it.
Legend of the Legendary Heroes: A brand new legendary trailer about the Legend of the Legendary Heroes has been posted to the official legendary YouTube channel. I know, I keep promising to stop doing that and yet I can’t seem to help myself. The new trailer is only half as long as the first two but while the first two were all about introducing viewers to the story and characters, the third is more focused on action and intense moments. The fantasy series premieres July 1st.
The Borrowers: Finally after way too many teasers, a full minute of animation has been released from the upcoming Ghibli movie, The Borrowers. While we’ve already become familiar with the theme song thanks to earlier promotional videos, this is the first time viewers have gotten to take a look at some of the backgrounds and character art. I am really looking forward to this!
Mitsudomoe: A second 75 second trailer has been posted to the official site for the upcoming series based on the gag manga. The new trailer is another look at characters and animation style with some seiyuu introductions thrown in for good measure. I’d be lying if I said I’m looking forward to this one but part of me wonders if this is going to be the series that surprises me this summer by being good.
And once again we’re back to another fun filled Monday. With only a couple of weeks left until the start of the new anime season, the new flood of anime trailers and promotional videos should be starting any time now but for now it’s unfortunately still at a slow trickle.
In case you were wondering, yes I do plan to do another season preview which hopefully will be up by the end of the month… which reminds me, I should probably get started on that in the near future. ^_^;; Oh look, a change of subject!
A new trailer lasting about two and a half minutes has gone up on the official Angel Beats website. Unlike most of the previous trailers, this one is actually almost entirely made up of new character scenes, story footage and a couple of short action sequences. It appears that the series is being sold as a dark action, moe series not unlike Higurashi – When They Cry (only I’m assuming less twisted) or Fate/Stay Night. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one when it premieres next month but it’s hard to say that I’ve actually been sold on the series yet.
Also premiering next month, another trailer has also been posted for the third season of the ecchi fighting series Ikkitousen: Xtreme Xecutor. The video is almost two minutes long though the trailer itself is only about 90 seconds. If you’re a fan of the series and want to make sure that it’s going to keep the deep philosophical tones that made the first two seasons so popular you can be rest assured: there is a panty shot within 23 seconds of the trailer beginning and a second one less than 6 seconds later.
Well, it’s the last week of February… snow is melting, cherry blossoms are making their first attempts at blooming and it’s almost guaranteed that Mondays for the next few weeks are going to be filled with weekend trailers hitting the web. Four new anime trailers hit official sites including a summer premiere and three spring premieres, some of which are getting more attention than others *coughWorkingcough*.
Working our way forward (no pun intended), a new 14 second trailer has been posted for the spring premiere of Working!! Based on the gag manga from Karino Takatsu, the series takes place in a restaurant filled with an eccentric staff and a high school freshman named Sota. The trailer footage so far projects a nice slapstick comedy feel and the animation is produced by A-1, neither of which are bad omens. Course, I tend to be sucked in pretty easily by even halfway decent comedies so perhaps I should be waiting a bit longer to get too excited about this one.
The second spring premiere trailer to get posted (scroll down to the bottom) over the weekend belongs to the historic Sarai-ya Goyou (House of Five Leaves) from Manglobe *insert immature giggle*. Taking place in the Edo era (early 17th century to early 19th century), the character drama centers on a masterless samurai who is now the bodyguard for the leader of the House of Five Leaves gang. The trailer doesn’t really give you much to go on besides a good look at the unique art style but I admit it, I’m intrigued. The series premieres on April 15th.
Third up is another character drama premiering on April 15th, Youjo-han Shinwa Taikei, which also premiered an 84 second trailer over the weekend on the official site. This one takes place in a college as a third year student reminisces about his years in college and the friends who helped make those memories. This one is being produced by Madhouse but I have to say, am I the only one who is seeing a real similarity in the animation style here and Bakemonogatari? Perhaps it is just me… or is it?
Finally, a new trailer has gone up for the summer horror premiere of Shiki. Hitting Japanese television in July, the story takes place in a remote village containing only 1,300 residents; the village is put into panic when people start rapidly dying from mysterious circumstances before it becomes clear that vampires are behind the deaths. Giving off kind of a Higurashi vibe with the story and artwork, it will be interesting to see how this one is presented in the coming months: the series was originally based on a manga series from Fuyumi Ono (Twelve Kingdoms) and Ryu Fujisaki (Soul Hunter) and Japanese icon of pop culture Gackt will be playing the role of Seishiro Kirishiki.
A brand new trailer has started streaming on the official Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works site. A full two and a half minutes long and featuring the new theme song, Limitation sung by Sachi Tainaka, the new trailer makes the movie look like it’s going to be great fun to watch. Obviously the professional side of me is working hard to keep expectation levels reasonable. My anticipation level however is already through the roof. The Studio Deen produced feature will be released to theaters in Japan on January 23rd. Funimation still currently owns the license to the TV series that it rescued from Geneon so let’s hope that they hear the pleas and bring over the movie.
In news that isn’t related to Fate/Stay Night, a new trailer has gone up for the upcoming series, Working. Based on the four panel manga created by Karino Takatsu and animated by A-1 Pictures, the series takes place in a family restaurant in Hokkaido. Told in a slice of life format, the series follows a high school freshman named Sota Takanashi and the daily adventures he has with the other eccentric staffers. I admit that I didn’t really pay attention to this one when it was first announced. After watching two minutes of character and story animation, I’ve moved this one to the ‘keep an eye on’ column when it premieres this spring.
Also getting a new trailer over the last couple of days is the upcoming eroge adaptation of Shukufuku no Campanella (click the orange button that has TV and PV on it). Originally created by Windmill, the eroge debuted only a year ago and is the secondfrom this studio to be adapted into an anime (Happiness! was their first in 2006). Taking place in the fantasy city of Ent’Aria, a mysterious resource called Ale can be harvested into jewels. Once every seven years, there is a celebration in the city to celebrate higher Ale harvests which is capped off by a night of shooting stars. On one of these nights, an item engineer named Leicester is out celebrating with friends when a shooting star falls near them. When Leicester finds the star, a young girl appears and proclaims ‘You’re my father!’ What are the odds that an eroge trailer is going to feature a male lead adventuring with nothing but beautiful, moe females and happen to stumble across a loli?
The trailer is around two minutes long but doesn’t show much more than the key character art. There’s still no word on who is actually producing the animation or when the series is going to but to their credit, the backgrounds and character art look great.
I am back with another trailer roundup! You may have noticed that I took last week off. With the new season starting in only a few days, I knew it was going to be my only chance for awhile so I took it. I did discover that I need to back down my update schedule so look for some changes in 2010. For now though I’m back and the winter trailers have started to flow!
In the first draft of this article, this is the point where I started talking about Dance in the Vampire Bund because a new promotional video has been uploaded to the official website (click ﾑｰﾋﾞｰ in the top navigation bar). Before you get too excited about seeing the new video, it’s only fair to warn you that MediaFactory has blocked the video from being seen in the US (via YouTube at least). If you can see the trailer from your country, leave a comment below and let the rest of us know what we’re missing out on!
Moving onto trailers that everyone can see, a new three minute trailer has been posted to the official Katanagatari website. Premiering on January 25th, the 12 episode series will air one hour of animation a month until the end of the year. If you saw Bakemonogatari last summer, you’re already familiar with the creator of this one as well. Based on another novel series from NisiOisin, the series will be told in 12 one hour episodes which will air once a month until the end of the year. I’m still really excited to see this one but am still really unsure about the animation created by White Fox (Tears to Tiara).
That small contingent who is still holding out hope that Gonzo isn’t circling the drain has reason to rejoice today. A new trailer for the upcoming game, Arcadia Saga Online, has been posted to the official website (Gallery>Movie>Right) with animation produced by Gonzo. The game itself is created by Gonzo Rosso which used to be part of the larger corporation, GDH, until the branch was axed back in March. But then in October, Atlus became the majority share holder and the former sister branch became a completely separate entity.
The new trailer is 105 seconds long but it takes about 45 seconds to actually get into any background or character artwork. If you’re wondering what this means for Gonzo and their future, it’s basically zilch. Until someone wearing a Studio Gonzo name tag says ‘yes, we created this in the very recent past and we have more on the way’, it means that at some point in the past they worked on a video game which was already true.
Still, it’s pretty ain’t it?
Moving along to other trailers that have people talking, how about a new trailer for the Haruhi Suzumiya movie? A new one minute trailer was posted to the official website earlier this week. Yes, the site disappearing is intentional. Hang around and it will auto play after a few seconds. Oh Kadokawa, you and your clever promotional antics. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya premieres on 2/6.
So it seems that the Fate/Stay Night trailer was just the trip of this week’s iceberg. When I got home last night there was a virtual pile sitting in front of me waiting to be written about and finally I have the time to sit down, place fingers on keyboard and say let’s watch some trailers!
New Trailers Beyond the cut
Well, a couple of days ago I complained about the lack of trailers and now here they are in front of me. Part of me thinks I should complain more often if it means we’re going to get big days like this to break up the monotony. Starting with the winter premieres, the first trailers for both Ladies vs Butlers and the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha movie hit the internet today. Following the mantra ‘give them pantsu and they will come’, the first three minute PV for Ladies vs. Butlers paints an interesting picture. I’m really torn on if this one is going to be a train wreck or a fun, light hearted comedy. Take a look at the PV and tell me what you think. The Studio Xebec animated series premieres January 5th.
Over on the official website for the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha movie, the first full theatrical trailer has been released. The new trailer is two minutes long and gives fans a good look at the animation upgrade. The movie retells the first thirteen episodes of the first TV season and premieres in theaters January 23rd. Funimation released a box set of the series a year ago but I never got around to watching it. Any magical girl fans want to chime in on this one?
Finally a one minute trailer has gone up on the official website for Planzet. The movie is a computer animated film from Jun Awazu who also created the 2007 live action Negadon: The Monster from Mars. The new movie is set in the future and centers on humanity facing an epic crisis that I believe involves aliens. Why aliens you ask? Why not? There’s not a lot here that has me initially impressed. The big thing is how those alien ships sure are reminding me of something. If only I could put my finger on what.
<Via Anime Nation>
So earlier this week a couple of trailers were posted online. Of course, I didn’t have time to write about them right away but I shrugged that off. ‘That’s alright,’ I told myself ‘It’s been such a slow news month so putting the trailer roundup off for a day or two won’t hurt anything.’ Then Friday came and everyone and their uncle decided to post their newest footage. Get comfortable, this is going to be another long one.
More after the cut
You know, it has been FAR too long since I have posted a trailer roundup for everyone. I’m usually really good with keeping up to date with this. The usual excuse applies here; lots of work and that silly sleep habit of mine ate up far too much time. But that was yesterday and now I’m back with possibly the longest trailer update I’ve ever written. Here we go…
Starting with the most recent and working our way back, Kadokawa has posted new television commercials for the upcoming movie Yona Yona Penguin. Opening in Japan on December 23rd the movie is completely 3D CGI animation and is the work of Japanese studios Madhouse and Dynamo Pictures, Thailand based Imagimax and French studio Def2Shoot. I’m still fuzzy on the story but the trailer makes it look like a holiday Pixar movie.
If you’re feeling more in a Sci-Fi mood to go with your personal Friday the 13th traditions, the first ten minutes of the movie To have also been posted to YouTube by the Avex Network. The release adapts two of the stories the manga series 2001 Nights and is directed by Fumihiko Sori (producer for Appleseed, Vexille). As previous reported, it will hit store shelves in Japan on December 18th. I’ve had a very strong curiosity towards this release ever since I first reported on it. Despite having no subtitles, the animation at least clearly shows how Appleseed influenced some of Sori’s work here.
Switching genres once again, the official website for Bungaku Shoujo has posted a minute long trailer. The movie will open during Golden Week next year and centers on a high school girl who is actually a book eating creature serving as president of her literary club. Her only friend is another literary club member who writes stories for her to eat. The artwork and pacing of the trailer will tell you right away that this is going to be a light hearted romance from Production I.G. and is already one of the ones that I am particularly looking forward to.
For those who are still looking forward to the new Eden of the East movies (and at this point, I believe that is most of you) this part is just for you. A new trailer has been posted for the first of the upcoming two movies. It’s only a little under a minute long but with the first movie now only days away from the November 28th premiere date, it should at least tide you over until the end of the month. You can be patient for just a little bit longer right?
Finally, in the giant mech portion of the roundup, two new Gundam trailers have gone up for Gundam Unicorn and the Gundam 00 movie. Each trailer is over a minute long (with the first being over two minutes long) and has a little bit of everything for fans of the franchise. I’ve made it pretty well known that I have never gotten into the franchise that much so instead I’m going to just post them and let actual Gundam fans share how cool/lame they are. So here they are, have at it!