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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjezREyZI2U
©Anekoyusagi/KADOKAWA/Shield Hero Partners
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 getting her back is a time leap.
Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFIYgBgYrA0
©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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWbD3V2Lj8
©Tadataka Kawasaki/KADOKAWA/Chio’s Partners
A fierce 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxt31Ns1c70
©Nanahiko Takagi/KADOKAWA/Angolmois Partners