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English Subtitled Trailer for Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin

English subtitled trailer for the live-action adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin (aka Samurai X) Manga starring Takeru Satoh. I’m glad to see the Japanese studios are sometimes thinking of the international fanbase by releasing subtitled trailers on their own. Rurouni Kenshin opens August 25th in Japan.

Synopsis (Manga):

During the violent era known as the Bakumatsu, there was an Ishin assassin known only as the Hitokiri Battousai, whose skill and brutality became near legendary in the age of Restoration he helped to build. However, as the time of fighting drew to a close, he vanished without a trace, only to resurface eleven years later as a wandering swordsman, Himura Kenshin. Now staying at a kenjutsu dojo maintained by a fiery-tempered woman named Kamiya Kaoru, and surrounded by newfound friends like the streetfighter Sagara Sanosuke, ex-samurai’s son Myoujin Yahiko, and the shrewd doctor Takani Megumi, he seeks to carry out his vow to protect the weak without killing in order to atone for the lives he’s taken. It’s not long, though, before this vow is put to the test, and the shadows of his past return to haunt him and everyone he holds dear.

[via ANN]

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Ninja Scroll: Teaser for Sequel and UK Blu-ray Disc Release

In order to celebrate the Blu-ray Disc release of Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s classic Ninja Scroll, Studio Madhouse officially published a promotional teaser for a sequel project named Ninja Scroll Burst. So far the three episode project is still under consideration, but this won’t keep me from hoping for more anime Samurai godness from Madhouse!
If you want to see the original Ninja Scroll in high definition without paying for the subtitle-less Japanese release you’ll have to wait until November when Manga Entertainment will release the film on BD/DVD in UK.

[via Catsuka]

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New Trailer for Kenji Kamiyama’s CG Anime 009: RE-CYBORG

New trailer for Production I.G and Kenji Kamiyama’s (GitS: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) 009: Re-Cyborg, the CG rebirth of Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic 009: Cyborg.
It’s not quite as impressive as the four minute trailer that got released last October, but still promising. The film will open this Fall in Japan, just in time with Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo.

Synopsis (009: Cyborg)

During the tensions of the Cold War, a global organization led by Black Ghost wishes to lock the world in eternal warfare for profit. But in order to avoid destroying the world through nuclear warfare, Black Ghost has captured nine men and women. By turning them into cyborg soldiers, he aims to bring the war into the stars. However, Black Ghost did not count on his cyborg soldiers rebelling against his evil cause.

[via Wildgrounds]

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Trailer for Shinichiro Watanabe’s Jazz Anime Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope)

First short trailer for the upcoming anime series Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) from Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo director Shinichiro Watanabe. Judging from the trailer the series focuses on Jazz music (and maybe some boys love), so I’m glad to report that Yoko Kanno (GitS:SAC, Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne…) will be responsible for the music.
The series will start airing in Japan in April.

Synopsis:

Summer, 1966. Kaoru Nishimi has moved to live with relatives in Kyushu. He’s been an aloof honor student his whole life, but that starts changing when he meets Sentarou Kawabuchi, the school’s notorious bad boy. Through him, he learns the appeal of jazz and forms his first real friendships.

[via Wildgrounds & ANN]

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First Trailer for Rainbow-Colored Fireflies: The Eternal Summer Vacation

First trailer for Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~ (Rainbow-Colored Fireflies: The Eternal Summer Vacation) by One Piece and Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy director Kônosuke Uda.
The film from Toei Animation is based on a novel by and will open in Japan on May 19th.

Synopsis:

The film follows a sixth-grade boy named Yūta who slips back in time 30 years during summer vacation. After his father’s death, Yūta tries to reclaim what was lost by experiencing summer activities like insect collecting and fireworks and discovering his first love in a village that should be underwater.

[via ANN]

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Six Minutes Promo Trailer for BERSERK: Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler

[via Twitch & SkullKnight.net]

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First Teaser Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)

First teaser trailer for Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) by Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time director Mamoru Hosoda.
The film will open in Japan on July 21st, and thanks to the success of Hosoda’s former works it will certainly find a distributor for our regions quickly as well.

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Synopsis:

The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in “fairy tale-like” love with a “wolf man.” After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki (“snow”) who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame (“rain”) who was born on a rainy day.

The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the fact that the children are “wolf children.” However, when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

[via ANN & Catsuka]

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