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Black Clover, Urahara, Dies Irae Anime To Make Global Premieres at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018


Crunchyroll’s bringing big premieres to the Peach State!

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will host a trio of global premieres at this year’s Anime Weekend Atlanta. The publisher will screen the following:

  • Black Clover
  • Dies Irae
  • Urahara

Crunchyroll will also screen the North American première of Recovery of an MMO Junkie at the con.

Specifically, the first episodes of Black Clover and Dies Irae will be shown along with the first two episodes of Recovery of an MMO Junkie will be shown at Crunchyroll’s Fall Simulcast Premiere panel on September 29. Urahara will be screened a day later, on September 30 at a panel dedicated to the series, which will feature lead actress Luna Haruna as a guest.

Black Clover

Black Clover is based on Yuki Tabata’s manga of the same name. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Long Riders!) will direct the project at Studio Pierrot, with Itsuko Takeda (Ristorante Paradiso, Blue Drop) serving as character designer. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Monster Musume, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Ren Fujii is a normal student who just had a fistfight with his former best friend, leading him to break off their friendship. But with the help of his childhood friend, Kasumi Ayase, and upperclassman, Rea Himuro, he’s gradually returning to his normal school life.

Then a series of brutal murders in which the victims are decapitated begins to strike their city. Strangely, at the same time, Ren starts to have terrifying nightmares of being beheaded by a guillotine. But these are just a prelude to the painful and terrifying battles to come.

Their daily life has turned inside-out. Supermen are lurking in the darkness. The town has become a battlefield as Ren is consumed by insane happenings beyond his imagination. Faced with the reality that he cannot survive unless he fights, will he be able to retake his normal life?

Dies Irae

Dies Irae is based on game developer Light’s visual novel of the same name. Susumu Kudo (Coppelion, Sakura Wars 2 OVA) is directing the project at ACGT, with Takaaki Fukuyo providing character designs. Takashi Masada is in charge of series composition for the project.

Crunchyroll describes the title as:

Ren Fujii is a normal student who just had a fistfight with his former best friend, leading him to break off their friendship. But with the help of his childhood friend, Kasumi Ayase, and upperclassman, Rea Himuro, he’s gradually returning to his normal school life.

Then a series of brutal murders in which the victims are decapitated begins to strike their city. Strangely, at the same time, Ren starts to have terrifying nightmares of being beheaded by a guillotine. But these are just a prelude to the painful and terrifying battles to come.

Their daily life has turned inside-out. Supermen are lurking in the darkness. The town has become a battlefield as Ren is consumed by insane happenings beyond his imagination. Faced with the reality that he cannot survive unless he fights, will he be able to retake his normal life?

Urahara

Urahara is based on Patrick Macias and Mugi Tanaks’s PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! webcomic.

Amika Kubo is helming the project at studios Shirogumi and EMT Squared, with Masatsugu Arakawa (Nurse Witch Komugi, Time Stranger Kyoko) taking the role of Chief Director. Mariko Fujita (Galaxy Angel, Rosario + Vampire) is providing character designs for the series, while Natsuko Takahashi (Long Riders!, You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle) takes charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

Harajuku…The place where culture, kawaii, and fashion come together. Three high school girls Rito, Mari, and Kotoko are planning to open a temporary store called Park. One day, aliens from space come to Earth to take away the culture of humans. That’s when a mysterious girl who calls herself Misa appears. Now, in order to protect the Harajuku that they love, these three girls must be prepared for anything!

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Recovery of an MMO Junkie is based on Rin Kokuyo’s manga of the same name. Kazuyoshi Yaginuma (Digital Juice) is directing the show at Signal.MD, with Senbon Umishima (She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-, Black Bullet) providing character designs. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Monster Musume, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Crunchyroll describes the title as:

Morioka Moriko (♀) is 30, single, and a NEET. She has dropped out of the real world. Searching for a safe place, the place she ended up… is the online world!!

“This world is crap.”

Morioka Moriko has become a complete NEET and in search for a more fulfilling life, she ends up travelling to the online world. The place she ended up was an online game.

In the world of this online game, Moriko starts a new life as a refreshing, handsome, young man with silky hair named Hayashi. However, she’s an obvious noob and ends up dying numerous times when a lovely girl named “Lily” lends her a helping hand.

“She’s an angel!”

After meeting Lily, she gains a trusted ally and her online gaming life becomes rather fulfilling. Meanwhile IRL, she ends up having a shocking encounter with a mysterious blonde-haired, blue-eyed, handsome, elite salaryman named Sakurai Yuuta.

After meeting him, the real world starts to change and starts effecting her online world as well?!

What will become of Moriko’s fulfilling online life?!

In search for true fulfillment…

You should log into this world where online and reality intersect!

Source: Crunchyroll

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