Kazune Kawahara’s manga Aozora Yell (Yell for the Blue Sky) is getting a live-action film adaptation. Kawahara is known in North America for her series High School Debut and My Love Story!!. Aozora Yell is set to open in theaters August 16, 2016. More details will be revealed in Betsuma manga magazine on January 13.
Snow White with the Red Hair fans can look forward to another season as the show is set to air January 11 in Japan.
Hakuouki: Otogi Soushi will air April 2016 with the original cast. It will be streamed on Youtube, Nico Nico Douga, and Bilbili.
The PS Vita visual novel, Akai Suna Ochiru Tsuki will be released March 2016. It’s a remake of the game from 2013.
Yen Press is holding a contest to win some manga. You have to enter on Goodreads to be eligible. The giveaway ends Dec. 31 and is open to the U.S.
Grave of the Fireflies author, Akiyuki Nosaka, died Wednesday at the age of 85. In 1967, He received the Naoki Prize, a literary award, for his book America Hijiki.
A promotional video for Eikoku Tantei Mysteria The Crown has been released. The visual novel is a remake of its PSP version.
Japan’s Da Vinci magazine published its 16th annual “Book of the Year” list. March Comes In Like A Lion by Honey and Clover mangaka Chica Umino was first. The rankings are not based just on sales. Instead, a group of 5,029 voters including professional writers, bookstore employees, and Da Vinci readers selected this year’s lists. Go take a look to see what they picked.
Dark Horse plans to publish The Secret Loves of Geek Girls featuring more than 50 creators including Margaret Atwood, Marjorie Liu, Mariko Tamaki, and Trina Robbins. The book will be released OCtober 2016. For more information about the book, visit Dark Horse’s website.
Dark Horse is also publishing the graphic novel for Margaret Atwood’s Angel Catbird. Margaret Atwood is the author of books including The Heart Goes Last and The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Age of Discovery: The World Brought to You is an otome game that will be released on Windows PC. According to Siliconera, “Celeste is an alchemist. She’s been studying her whole life, but circumstances may lead her down a different path. Because of shifts in power, she might not get to be the Royal Alchemist like her father before her. Instead, she’ll have people competing for her aid, as well as her heart.”
High Speed! Free! Starting Days earned 95 million yen during its debut weekend. It ranked fifth place, according to Crunchyroll.
A new Neo Angelique game will be released in 2016. The game will be developed by Ruby Party with help from Idea Factory.
Viz Media is streaming Sailor Stars this month on Hulu.
Yen Press is releasing Fruits Baskets manga, as well as Liselotte and Witch’s Forest and Twinkle Stars.
Ensemble Stars! is getting an anime and stage play. Ensemble Stars! is a smartphone game. According to ANN, “The ”idol-training produce game“ takes place at a private boys’ idol-training school with a history of turning out many great talents in show business. The protagonist is the school’s lone female student who transfers to the school because of a special situation, and enters the school’s producer department.”
The anime adaptation of Prince of Stride: Alternative will air January 5. The anime will be based off the otome visual novel that was released this year.