American Debut?

I had hoped the Gianism Fes event would reveal some more staff/cast info, or at least show the long PV that was shown at TE Memorial Night after the Nico stream ended (the one that supposedly has Yuuhi in it), but no such luck.

BUT, Yoshimune revealed something else that is perhaps even more interesting.  According to him, he’s been invited to Anime Expo to mark the premiere of Total Eclipse.  He further states that they’ve arranged to screen the show at the same time the show broadcasts on Japanese TV.  AX takes place at the beginning of July, right when the summer season starts, so it’s certainly possible to do so.

Since this is huge news, I should add some caveats.  No matter how high up the chain Yoshimune is, this is still just one man saying this.  I don’t consider this an “official” announcement – that would need to come from either the Total Eclipse or Anime Expo websites.  And since AX is two months away, there is still plenty of time for plans to fall apart and things to go awry.  And finally, he seems to be talking only about a special screening at AX – this is not in any way an announcement that TE has been picked up for simultaneous streaming.

All that said – after watching the video several times, I think it’s clear Yoshimune is not hesitant or hedging himself at all when he is talking about this.  He truly believes this is going to happen, and obviously he should know.  And they have clearly arranged to talk about this at the event – this was not some off-the-cuff remark.  So I think it’s safe to say that, barring some major hiccup at the last moment, this is going to happen.  How awesome is that?

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6 Responses to American Debut?

  1. AcroRay says:

    Very interesting! There’s a lot of content in the TE website with ‘English’ options. That was the first sign…

  2. Mice says:

    My cosplay is ready

  3. Anonymous says:

    I plan to go to AX for the first time just for this. I can’t wait for Kouki to kill everybody I know and love in front of my face just to record screams of terror for his joy and games.

  4. timemaster17 says:

    I plan to go to AX for the first time just for this. I can’t wait for Kouki to kill everybody I know and love in front of my face just to record screams of terror for his joy and games.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kouki interview translations when?

  6. AcroRay says:

    New promo at YouTube… Lots of story clips I don’t recall from the manga. Plus… Yuuhi? 20000 hits in a day and a half. Looks like there’s lots of interest!

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