So, let’s get this one out in the open now: Who in their right mind is going to pay $270 for Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!?
Earlier today, PonyCan USA revealed that they will release four titles in the United States. The company will ship the following under their banner:
- Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!
- The Lost Village (Mayoiga)
As of press time, the company hasn’t revealed the shows’ release dates or formats.
Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! is the sequel to last year’s Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Shinji Takamatsu (After War Gundam Wing, Gintama) returned to direct the series at Studio Comet. Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, Princess Tutu) will handle composition again this season, while Yumiko Hara (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) steps in as character designer. Hara served as Chief Animation Director on the original Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!
PonyCan USA Describes the series as:
Binan High School in Northern Kanto is the home for the Binan High School Earth Defense Club. Under strange circumstances, they’d transformed into Battle Lovers and started taking on the Earth Conquest Club. And now it’s been half a year since they started. They find out that the Defense Club and the Conquest Club were being pitted against each other due to a program on TV Space. And after the two clubs reconcile, they work together to defeat the mastermind, the show director, and get it canceled.
“Now we don’t have to fight anymore,” they thought, and decided to enjoy their high school lives. On one such day, they were lazing around in the Kurotamayu bathhouse, when…
Days adapts Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s manga of the same name. Kōnosuke Uda, who directed the first 278 episodes of One Piece, is helming the series at MAPPA. Kazuto Nakazawa (House of Five Leaves, Samurai Champloo) is tasked with character designs, while Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny) produces the soundtrack.
PonyCan USA Describes Days as:
The two boys chance meeting on a stormy night. With no skills or outstanding features, one boy hides a passionate heart, Tsukushi Tsukamoto. The other is a lonely soccer genius, Jin Kazama. The winds of change begin to blow in the world of high school soccer as these two boys with nothing in common come together. The curtain on this hot-blooded, touching story is rising… Tsukushi joins the Seiseki Soccer Club with Kazama ,and the wheels of fate start to turn. The prodigy, Jin Kazama. Star high school player and captain, Hisahito Mizuki. The calm and collected playmaker, Atsushi Kimishita. The towering forward, Kiichi Oshiba. Amongst all these talented players with high expectations of them, Tsukushi forges ahead. He really just wants to spend time with his teammates, but feels like he weighs them down during the rigorous practices. To his teammates though, he becomes an irreplaceable existence before long, flaws and all. The unshakable bond they share leads to something miraculous…
Kuromukuro is P.A. Works’ 15th anniversary project. The series is set in P.A. Works home prefecture of Toyama, with several prominent landmarks like the Tate Mountain Range making appearances through the show. For example, the robot research facility is located near Toyama’s Kurobe Dam. Snow Grouse is credited with the original concept.
Tensai Okamura (Blue Exorcist, Darker Than Black) directed the project, while Yuriko Ishii (A Lull In The Sea) filled the dual roles of character designer and chief animation director. Ryou Higaki (Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit) was in charge of series composition, while Tomoaki Okada (Darker Than Black, Star Driver) provided mechanical designs.
Netflix started streaming the series on Monday. PonyCan USA Describes the show as:
During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Tateyama International High School, including the institute head’s daughter, Yukina Shirahane. In the summer of 2016, a lone samurai once again awakens.
The Lost Village is an original series from studio diomedea. Tsutomu Mizushima (Blood-C, Genshiken) directed the series, while Naomi Ide (KanColle, Gingitsune) provided character designs. Mari Okada (Black Butler, Fractale) was in charge of series composition for the project.
PonyCan USA Describes the series as:
30 young men and women who came together on a shady bus tour. The tour’s destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles … or so it was rumored, like an urban legend. “In despair over the real world … wanting to escape the tedious daily life … wanting to restart your life from scratch…” The bus headed deep into the mountains, carrying 30 people each harboring their own expectations and wounds in their hearts… And so, the place these 30 arrived at, was an uninhabited village with the lingering faint scents of life, even though it was falling apart. What is the truth of Nanakimura facing the 30? You can’t miss even one episode!