The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan character sketches

Character design sketches for upcoming Japanese anime series The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan.

The anime and manga is a spin-off of the Haruhi Suzumiya series. Based on the alternate universe in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie, the people in this world are ordinary humans instead.

The story will focus on Yuki Nagato and her high school friends and love interest, but Haruhi seems to feature a lot too.

Yuki Nagato

Yuki is a shy, introverted girl. She’s very good at math and also the president of the literature club. Has a crush on Kyon.

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan Yuki Nagato

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Girls und Panzer GIF

Cute animated gif from the Girls und Panzer Japanese anime series.

Girls und Panzer Japanese anime series

The anime depicts a competition between girls’ high schools practising tank warfare as a sport. The gif came from the ending theme.

The tank in the animated picture is a Panzer IV, a German tank in World War II. The anime title is apparently in German language too.

Credit: Misao

Hibike! Euphonium PV

Promotion video and image for Kyoto Animation’s upcoming Hibike! Euphonium anime series, about a high school musical instrument club.

Hibike Euphonium Japanese anime series

Can KyoAni scored another music-theme-anime-hit after the hugely successful K-On! franchise a couple of years ago? We’ll know soon.

Credit: Anime-Eupho

Japanese anime 2015 spring chart

Japanese anime 2015 spring (Mar-May) chart, prepared by Stargazed.

The return of Gintama is probably the highlight of the season.

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Japanese anime chart 2015 spring

Newtype & Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons

The October 2014 issue of Newtype Magazine features Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons on its cover.

Cover image and and a teaser video by King Records below. Looks like a mecha anime, with battles against dragons and also a revenge plot.

Update: Apparently the content of the anime is a bit disturbing, the teaser doesn’t show that side though. Definitely not for kids.

So watch the full show with discretion please.

Newtype Magazine Cross Ange Japanese anime

Credit: Newtype & King Records