News Roundup for July 18th, 2014

Perfect for Your Inner Moon Princess

Sailor Moon knows how to accessorize and her snappy star and moon earrings say more about her character than a Wikipedia article. Transform yourself into a warrior of love and justice with your very own pair from Bandai. Make sure to get parental permission before you open holes in your bodies, kids!

Official homepage: http://sailormoon-official.com/goods/fashion/crystal_4.php

That Voice... Where Have I Heard That Voice?

The new teaser commercial for the Assassination Classroom anime has the Japanese anitwitter abuzz with speculation about the seiyuu for Korosensei. Most are pointing at Jun Fukuyama, best known as Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass. What do your ears say?

Official homepage: http://www.ansatsu-anime.com/

Smiles and Tears

Kousei is a child piano prodigy who dominates competitions until a personal tragedy causes him to stop playing. Flash forward to his third year of junior high where he meets Kaori, a genki violinist who shows him how to enjoy music again and realize his talent. The anime adaptation of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April is Your Lie) will be coming to the Noitamina block this October, so keep your viewing schedule open!

Official homepage: http://www.kimiuso.jp/

I Want to Protect That Smile

The upcoming Happiness Charge PreCure! movie, The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls, starts out like the perfect fairy tale: Prince meets princess and the two fall in love at first sight. But then the dastardly Black Fang kidnaps the princess and the kingdom becomes sad, sad, sad. See if the PreCures can restore happiness when the film opens on October 11th.

Official homepage: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/precure/

Bumbling 'Bots

In Episode 4 of The Next Generation: Patlabor, members of SV2 Section 2 are held hostage by terrorists robbing a convenience store and their only idea is to send a remote controlled Ingram to rescue them. Turns out it's not so easy pilot six-and-a-half tons of percise machinery with an analog remote and the robot ends up staggering around as drunk as the pilot. See how many references to the first Episode of Evangelion you can catch in the clip!

Official homepage: http://patlabor-nextgeneration.com/