I’m in no hurry to shout, but I can’t wait ’til this one comes out!
Earlier today, Section23 Films unveiled their release lineup for June 2018. In the release, the publisher indicated that three titles will receive English dubs for their home video releases:
- Anonymous Noise (6/5/2018)
- A Spirit of the Sun (6/19/2018)
- Grimoire of Zero (6/26/2018)
Anonymous Noise aired in the Spring 2017 broadcast season.
The show adapts Hideya Takahashi’s manga of the same name. Hideya Takahashi (Fantasista Stella, Keijo!!!!!!!!) directed the project at Brains Base, with Mariko Ito (Log Horizon, ViVid Strike!) providing character designs. Deko Akao (Noragami, Flying Witch) was in charge of series composition.
Section23 describes the title as:
Six years ago Momo taught Nino the joy of singing from her heart. When Momo’s family moved away without warning, Nino found herself lost and adrift. Until she met Yuzu, who also had a musical gift that he shared with her until he was suddenly gone as well, leaving nothing but the memory of his music. Before they disappeared, both Momo and Yuzu said the same thing- that Nino should keep singing, because that was how they’d find her again. Now, as Nino starts high school, their paths are all about to cross again. But while Nino has kept singing and remembering how things were, Momo and Yuzu have changed. Now it may take a miracle to bring them back together when a triangle becomes more than a musical instrument in ANONYMOUS NOISE.
A Spirit of the Sun
A Spirit of the Sun is a two-episode TV special, which is based on Kaiji Kawaguchi’s manga of the same name. The 2006 series was directed by Masayuki Kojima (Made in Abyss, Monster) at Madhouse, with Takashi Saijo (Angel Heart, Go-Q-Choji Ikkiman) providing character designs. Tatsuhiko Urahata (GATE, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) wrote the project’s screenplay.
Section23 describes the show as:
It was the worst-case scenario. When the twin disasters of the eruption of Mt. Fuji and a massive earthquake hit Japan, the island nation was literally shattered and torn in two. With millions dead and the life-sustaining national infrastructure destroyed, mass evacuation of much of the country’s population was the only alternative. But now the Japanese refugees living in Taiwan find themselves in conflict with the native citizens. There’s not enough work, the living conditions are terrible, and what remains of Japan is occupied by China in the North and the U.S. in the south. Genichiro Ryu is just one of the survivors, but having been adopted by Taiwanese parents, he has a foot in both worlds and seeks to find a way to bring peace between the conflicting sides in A SPIRIT OF THE SUN.
Grimoire of Zero
Grimoire of Zero aired in the Spring 2017 broadcast season.
Tetsuo Hirakawa (Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, Kawa no Hikari) directed the project at White Fox, with the team of Daisuke Mataga and Ryosuke Kimiya (Patema Inverted) providing character designs.
Section23 describes the series as:
Like most Beastfallen, the half-tiger known as Mercenary hates the witches who created them, so when he’s offered a chance to hunt witches, he quickly agrees. But things go spectacularly wrong when he’s rescued by a witch instead and she wants him to become her bodyguard! Making matters worse, she’s seeking a missing book, the Grimoire of Zero, which contains the secrets of Magic, which could possibly end the world if it falls into the wrong hands. And the author of the book? Zero herself! Worst of all, Zero actually seems to think that Mercenary is cute and cuddly, and wants to do terribly inappropriate things with him! But, if he does as she asks, Zero promises to make Mercenary human, and with that reward in mind, there isn’t much that he won’t do to help retrieve the GRIMOIRE OF ZERO!
Source: Section23 Films (Press Release)