Animax announce Winter 2014 simulcast slate

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The New Year is finally upon us! ‘Tis the season of taking the old stuff and hurling it out of the window because we’re ashamed of it, while bringing in the new pretty things! Animax UK have joined Wakanim and Crunchyroll by announcing titles that they will be streaming directly to us in this new anime season!

Arguably the biggest name on their slate is Nisekoi, a romantic comedy from SHAFT and Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Monogatari). Based on the original Shonen Jump manga by Naoshi Komi is about love hate at first sight – Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki despise each other from the moment they meet, but when they discover that they’re the heirs of two organised crime families on the verge of war, the most mismatched couple of the century have to pretend to be an item! To complicate things even further, Raku is still clinging on to a promise he made to a girl ten years ago, which is symbolised by the pendant he wears around his neck. You can read my review of Nisekoi’s first episode here.

The next announcement was the second season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. Kyoto Animation takes us back to the world of teenage delusions with this sequel series that sees Rikka and Yuta now secretly living together and Yuta having to come to terms with not only having a girlfriend, but one who’s a chunibyo!

Hamatora is the third of the new announcements. Animated by Naz, this supernatural series focuses on Nice and Murasaki, two “Minimum Holders” – people who possess supernatural abilities. Nice and Murasaki form a detective agency called “Hamatora” that is based in their local coffee shop and find themselves involved in a serial murder case – where all of the victims are Minimum Holders!

The fourth and final simulcast anime of this season is Sekai Seifuku: World Conquest Zvezda Plot from A-1 Pictures. The series follows Kate Hoshima, who was born with magnificent skills in her attempt to conquer the world. Does she have what it takes to uphold the legendary Zvezda Plot?

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First “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions” season 2 TV ad aired!

Who else is super excited for 8th January, 2014? What? You don’t know why that date is so special? Well, well, take a seat right here *pulls a chair out of a hat* and I’ll tell you why – you can apologise for your mistake later.

Kyoto Animation’s 2012 romantic comedy anime series Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions was one of my favourites of that year (I think I’ve already stated in a previous article that I just want to give Rikka a big hug, haven’t I? Well, series protagonist Yuta Togashi has declared that the time for revival is nigh – the second season will begin broadcasting in Japan on 8th January, 2014! In fact, here’s a teaser trailer to hopefully tide you over until then (or if you’re like me, it will make you even more impatient!):

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions second season details revealed

 

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I absolutely loved Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai!) when it aired in Japan late last year. I think it’s impossible for anyone to watch that series without just wanting to give Rikka a massive hug! Anyways, at the end of Kyoto Animation’s Tamako Market‘s final episode, a second season of Chunibyo was confirmed. After months of not having any information other than it beginning in January, we finally have some:

Set after the events of the first season, Yuuta and Rikka are now secretly living together, but soon Yuuta begins to feel the pressure of not only having a girlfriend, but having a girlfriend who is a chunibyo (someone who suffers from adolescent delusions) might be starting to take its toll. Then, things are shaken up by the sudden appearance of Satone Shichimya, the one who is responsible for Yuuta’s own past Chunibyo phase, who refers to herself as “Sophia Ring Saturn VII”.

Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren is scheduled to begin broadcasting in January 2014. The first season has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.

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