Funimation and Crunchyroll have announced a SimulDub/Simulcast for Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas, an anime based on Sega’s popular mobile franchise Chain Chronicle. The release consists of three theatrical films and a televised anime. Crunchyroll will stream the first movie (with English subtitles) on December 16th at 11AM PST for premium users of the Crunchyroll service worldwide (excluding Asia). Movies 2 and 3 will air on the service in January and February respectfully. Funimation will provide an English dub on their own streaming service shortly after the airing of the movie.
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SEGA of Japan Has Uploaded the First 7 Minutes of Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas to YouTube
Ahead of the release in theaters in Japan, SEGA have uploaded the first 7 minutes of the first part of Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas, the new anime based on the popular mobile franchise from SEGA, on their YouTube channel. Evidently that means it will contains spoilers. The first part also includes a somewhat disturbing scene involving one of the game’s main characters. You can watch it below.
SEGA Announces Pop in Q Rhythm Game for Mobile, First Trailer and Website Revealed
During Sega Fes 2016, SEGA of Japan has announced that it will be releasing a mobile rhythm game based on Pop in Q, an upcoming animated film from Toei animation. Tentatively named “Pop in Q rhythm game”, the game is scheduled to be released for iOS and Android. Judging from the trailer, the visuals featuring 3D rendered characters are looking good for a mobile game. You can find the teaser website here, and we included the first trailer of the game below, along with the trailer for the film. We also added artwork for the five main characters.
Pop in Q was created to commemorate Toei Animation’s 60th anniversary. It features five middle school girls who, after a certain event, end up in a fantasy world. As luck may have it, they end up having to save that world through dance by working together. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. How it all works out will be revealed when the film is released in theaters in Japan on December 23.
Hi-sCool! Seha Girls Anime: Japanese DVD Release Details, New Japanese Commercials and English DVD/Blu-ray Menus
SEGA of Japan have released a new batch of commercials for their upcoming DVD release for their TV anime Hi-sCool! Seha Girls, which features the SEGA Hard Girls characters Dreamcast, Saturn and Mega Drive. The new batch of commercials also includes other SEGA Hard Girls such as Master System, SEGA Mark III, Robo Pitcher and Mega Drive 2. Aside from the 13 episodes of the anime that were aired on TV, the Japanese DVD release will include a new episode as well which takes place during a Sports Festival. In addition, the DVD release will include 3D character models (chibi and swimsuit versions) of the SeHa Girls which can be used in the program MikuMikuDance, a free animation program. The DVD will be released on November 3 in Japan. Curiously, it doesn’t seem like there will be a Blu-Ray release in Japan.
New Trailer for Chain Chronicle Anime “The Light of Haecceitas”
SEGA has released another trailer for Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas, an anime based on their hit mobile game Chain Chronicle. The first three parts of the anime will be screened at theaters around Japan. The first part will be screened on December 3, the second one on January 14, followed by the third and last part on February 11. They’ll then be followed by a full TV anime series. You can view the trailer below! As big as the franchise is in Japan, the mobile game has been discontinued in the West where it was handled by gumi. At this point, it seems unlikely it’ll make a return there.
Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas Anime Gets New Trailer
Last year, SEGA announced that Chain Chronicles would be getting another anime, titled Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas. The first trailer for the anime boosted rather impressive animation, but unfortunately the video encoding left something to be desired
SEGA has now revealed a new trailer, and this time the video is properly encoded and gives us a better look at what we can expect from the anime. So far, it’s looking rather good in terms of visuals and animation. Ahead of the anime’s premiere on TV, SEGA will be showing a three-part preview in theaters in Japan, on December 3, 2016, January 14, 2017 and February 12, 2017. More information can be found on the anime’s official website (in Japanese). You can view the trailer below!
Home Release of Seha Girls Anime Will Consist of a Blu-Ray and DVD Combo Pack
Anime licensing and publishing company Discotek Media have provided an update for the home release of the Hi-sCool! Seha Girls anime on their Facebook page. While a release date and price weren’t mentioned, what we do know is that the complete series set will be released as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. You can also see the preliminary cover art showcasing the three main heroines and cameos from characters of various SEGA games.
Sentai Filmworks’ New Promotional Images for Sakura Wars TV Anime DVD Package
New promotional images for Sentai Filmworks’ Sakura Wars TV anime compilation on DVD have been found on this Amazon preorder page. The featured image above shows off the art for each disc. We’ve attached the rest of the preview images of the casing below for your viewing – check it out!
The 4-DVD set of 25 episodes is being sold at $29.88, with a planned release date of April 5, 2016.
On the technical side of things, the video has a 480i resolution with a 4×3 aspect ratio, and the audio is available both in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo.)
Here’s the description for the show posted on the DVD collection’s preorder page at Sentai Filmworks:
Young Sakura arrives in Capital City to fight for the Imperial Floral Capital Defense Force, but all she finds is a weird opera company preparing for a big performance. What’s worse is that the ladies in the company won’t let Sakura join in any of their Rheingold games. Can she win them over by unleashing her Spirit Energy? Based on the video game that took the world by storm, Sakura Wars TV brings you even more of the beautiful warriors made popular in the original Sakura Wars. Follow Sakura as she joins the fight of her life. Will she ever be accepted? Does the world have a chance against the evil Wakaji and the mysterious Crimson Lady? Can everyone learn their lines before opening night?!!
Crunchyroll to Stream Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
Crunchyroll has recently announced that it will be streaming Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation for those who have a Crunchyroll membership. Episodes of the anime will broadcast every Friday at 10 P.M. PST, starting tomorrow. Members in the following territories will be able to view the anime (courtesy of the above-cited Crunchyroll article:)
USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Latin America, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa
Not too long ago, it was announced that Sentai Filmworks had licensed Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation and already have release plans of their own. Not a bad showing as far as anime companies go with regards to supporting the animated Phantasy Star Online 2 project, considering the game itself hasn’t been localized. However, there are many who probably already know of Phantasy Star Online 2 in spite of it not being localized, and even those who aren’t already familiar with Phantasy Star may find the characters, futurism, and school setting appealing.
Credit for the featured image goes to the above-cited Crunchyroll article.
Sentai Filmworks Re-Releasing Sakura Wars TV as Part of the Sentai Selects Series
Earlier this year, Sentai Filmworks announced their new Sentai Selects series. The purpose of the series is to offer a wide range of anime that have withstood the test of time to remain popular and memorable works of their genre, at a cheaper MSRP price. More recently, Sentai Filmworks announced that they will be releasing Sakura Wars TV: Complete Collection as part of the Sentai Selects series on DVD.
Rightstuf lists the DVD set for an April 5th, 2016 release. The set will normally sell for $29.98, but Rightstuf is currently selling it for $19.49. It comes with a new cover and possibly a new keep case (originally, the case was thicker and the discs were stacked). Other than that there are no new special features and the series will still be on 4 discs. The boxart shown in the featured image is not final.
For those in the EU, the DVD set is also available via Archonia (keep in mind this is still a US import version). Below you can find an excerpt from the official press release with more details about the release.
The original Sentai Filmworks edition of the anime is out of print according to Rightstuf, so it’s a good sign that Sentai is putting the Sakura Wars license to good use. Perhaps one day we may even see the earlier OVA re-released.
Title: SAKURA WARS TV COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Selects
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 4/5/2016
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SYNOPSIS: Young Aakura arrives in Capital City to fight for the Imperial Floral Capital Defense Force, but all she finds is a weird opera company preparing for a big performance. What’s worse is that the ladies in the company won’t let Sakura join in any of their Rheingold games. Can she win them over by unleashing her Spirit Energy? Based on the video game that took the world by storm, Sakura Wars TV brings you even more of the beautiful warriors made popular in the original Sakura Wars. Follow Sakura as she joins the fight of her life. Will she ever be accepted? Does the world have a chance against the evil Wakaji and the mysterious Crimson Lady? Can everyone learn their lines before opening night?!!