Production on a new Yu-Gi-Oh! series will be announced in conjunction with a February 20 encore screening for the Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time film. 2011′s second volume of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday the details on the screening, including how 110 pairs of passes will be given away to readers.
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The official Japanese website of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail fantasy adventure manga has confirmed on Wednesday that the 26th volume will bundle an original anime DVD when it ships on April 15, 2011. The special edition’s DVD will contain the anime adaptation of the manga side story “Yōkoso Fairy Hills!!” (Welcome to Fairy Hills!)
In the story, the Fairy Tail mage guild member Lucy comes across a mysterious written request. The client is looking for an object that is in Fairy Tail’s female dormitory, Fairy Hills. To verify the request, Lucy visits Fairy Hills, and discovers that the client is Hilda, the dormitory head who is looking for a “shining treasure.” Meanwhile, Natsu and the other guild members are cleaning their pool. The manga’s website hints that there will be an original anime scene with the characters Natsu and Gray.
Besides the DVD, the special edition of the 26th manga volume will include the original “Yōkoso Fairy Hills!!” manga side story in a separately bound booklet, as well as a strap attached to a figure of the mascot Happy and an exclusive cover drawn by Mashima. (The manga short story originally appeared in Kodansha’s Magazine Special and has not been published in a compiled book volume before.)
Shinji Ishihira is directing the new anime at A-1 Pictures Inc. and Satelight, just as he does for the television anime series. Similarly, the television anime’s series script supervisor Masashi Sogo and character designer Aoi Yamamoto are also involved.
The January issue of Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Saturday that Atsushi Ohkubo is launching a new Soul Eater manga series named Soul Eater Not! in the next issue. The new series will run alongside the main Soul Eater series on January 12, 2011.
The 53rd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the Gintama television anime is resuming.
The anime had ended in March, but Shinji Takamatsu, one of the main directors of the anime, had said at an event later that month that “Gintama is absolutely not over. It hasn’t even begun yet! It will definitely return.”