Source: Kadokawa Corporation

Kadokawa announced that they are working on four upcoming anime projects. The company will produce the following:

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Project D
  • Chio’s School Road
  • Angolmois (2018)

KADOKAWA new title announcements


Image Credit: Kadokawa Corporation


July 1st, 2017

KADOKAWA CORPORATION, the Japanese publisher & anime company, known for hits as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star, or recent titles like KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world! and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, has announced new titles at Anime Expo 2017 (July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center). Along with the announcement, promotional trailers were shown for the first time in the world.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Naofumi, an ordinary student, is summoned into another world as a ‘Shield Hero‘. What is waiting for him in this world? The popular novel series is being adapted into an anime!


Director: Takao Abo

Story editor: Keigo Koyanagi

Character Design: Masahiro Suwa

Animation Production: Kinema Citrus


Naofumi Iwatani finds a book in the library and is summoned into another world. He gets the ability for using a shield but he faces conspiracy and betrayal and loses everything in this world. But he does not give up! It is a fantasy story about a rising hero.

Trailer on YouTube:

©Anekoyusagi/KADOKAWA/Shield Hero Partners

Project D

A new original animation by the tag team Takuya Sato (Director) and Yoshitoshi Abe (Original Character Design)


Director: Takuya Sato

Original Character Design: Yoshitoshi Abe


When development engineer Delida wakes up in the future from a cold sleep, his girlfriend isn’t there… he decides to go back 10 years in time to ‘that incident‘ to keep his promise with her.

The key to get her back is a time leap.

Trailer on YouTube:

©Project D Partners

Chio’s School Road

The extreme way of commuting! Chio’s commute is full of danger! For whatever reason, there are various things going on!


Character Design: Mayuko Matsumoto

Animation Production: diomedea


Arriving at a school just as usual is a miracle!

Gangs at the construction site, sudden desire to urinate… The high school student Chio has to face all kinds of troubles!

The extreme comedy is now being adapted into an anime!

Trailer (AnimeExpo version) on YouTube:

©Tadataka Kawasaki/KADOKAWA/Chio’s Partners


A fiece battle starts to protect the island of ‘Tsushima‘! Tentative on air release is planned for 2018.


Director: Takayuki Kuriyama

Story editor: Shougo Yasukawa

Character Design: Masayori Komine

Animation Production: NAZ


The scary great king comes from the other side of the sea… The big incident ‘Genkou‘ that shook medieval Japan is being drawn in an original way in this historical anime, along with the beginning of the Samurai…!

Angolmois (coming 2018) Trailer:

©Nanahiko Takagi/KADOKAWA/Angolmois Partners

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KADOKAWA CORPORATION (Tokyo, Japan) is a leading publisher of light novels and comics, as well as a provider of anime content. Further fields of business activity include music production and distribution in Japan. Some of our representative animation works are “Fullmetal Panic!”, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “Lucky Star”, which are widely known among anime fans worldwide. After merging with Media Factory our animation producing lines increased and the list of titles keeps growing, including recent titles such as “No Game No Life Zero”, “Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-”, “KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!”, and more.