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AX 2018: Aniplex of America Announcements, Kimetsu no Yaiba and Promised Neverland confirmed

As one of the biggest anime distributors in the industry, Aniplex of America revealed a slew of newly released and upcoming series available on blu-ray and/or streaming on Hulu and Crunchyroll.

The panel kicked off with trailers of fan favorites from the past year. Starting with Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family (Where all your favorite characters are actually alive!), Aniplex streamed exciting action-filled trailers of Record of Grancrest War, Persona 5 the Animation, and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online.

Other announcements:

Now Available:

  • Devilman Crybaby Statue – Order yours by 8/31/2018! Check out a model of the statue available at Anime Jungle. The real statue stands at 27″!
  • March Comes in Like a Lion, Season 2 – This season of the slice of life series features Rei coming out of his shell and stand up, trying to find his way in the world. Volume 1 & 2 blu-rays available now and includes the shogi cats!
  • GranBlue Fantasy the Animation – Volume 2 on blu-ray will be available 7/17/18, and features a blu-ray exclusive episode
  • Oreimo – Blu-ray available now!
  • Oreimo 2 – Pre-order your blu-ray by 8/21/18
  • Eromanga sensei – Volume 1 available now, with Volume 2 available 8/14/18
  • Touken Ranbu – Complete blu-ray box set coming on 7/10/18
  • The Irregular at Magic High School – Blu-ray available 7/10/18


Streaming soon:

Ever wonder how your body works to protect you? Cells at Work creatively merges entertainment and science for an action-filled series that takes place inside the human body! Make sure you catch it on July 7th!

Supernatural comedy Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs premieres on July 14, 2018. Featuring a broke exorcist who has to live at a ‘special’ inn, he soon discovers the gorgeous residents he shares space with have rather strange quirks.

Sword Art Online: Alicization is Season 3 of the popular series, and is perhaps best explained by the official trailer below. Streaming begins October 2018.


Special Announcements:

Kimetsu no yaiba – NEW! A fantasy adventure tale set in the past, coal seller Tanjiro’s entire family is slaughtered by demons except for his sister, who was instead tainted and turned into a demon. The two journey to slay the demon who turned her and change her back.

The Promised Neverland – NEW! Emma is an eleven year old orphan living with her 37 siblings and 4 best friends. Everyone’s happy and live idyllic lives…until they find out the dark secret about their residence.

I want to eat your pancreas – The heart-touching tale of two star-crossed lovers discovering themselves in the midst of tragedy, I want to eat your pancreas is more slice of life than horror. Nonetheless, it will leave no eye dry when it hits the theatres soon.

Garden of Sinners – Garden of Sinners is a supernatural/horror series jam-packed with action. Originally the prototype for Kinoko Nasu’s well-known Tsukihime and Fate/stay night, audiences will see mature themes and philosophical concepts similar to those series present in Garden of Sinners also. The new 8-disc blu-ray set will be released September 11, 2018, and includes the final chapter with a bonus 32 page booklet.

Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – The famous long-awaited Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower English dub blu-ray will soon be available. Make sure you pre-orders yours soon to get it on November 20, 2018! Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly will be in theatres 2019!