The official website for the forthcoming Mobile Police Patlabor live-action project titled THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- today launched "Virtual Special Vehicle Section 2 Tour," a special service allowing viewers to take a virtual tour of the set of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2 used in the films. Hit the jump for more details.
The official site for Kyoto Animation's highly anticipated film Tamako Love Story announced on March 7 that Aya Suzaki, the voice actress for the protagonist character Tamako Kitashirakawa, will sing the theme song "Principle." She previously sang the OP/ED songs for the TV series as Tamako, but "Principle" will be released as her own single. More information after the jump.
5pb.Records has posted a short version promotional video for popular anime voice actress/singer Asami Imai's 12th single "Shikkoku no Sustain" on its official YouTube channel. It will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming PS Vita game Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart scheduled for May 29. Check her latest rock tune after the jump.
The official site for Japan Expo announced on March 7 that 28-year-old popular Japanese otaku singer/actress Shoko Nakagawa, also known as Shokotan, will make her first appearance at this year's event scheduled for July 2 to 6. She will sing on the Live House stage for a J-POP and anime showcase. Hit the jump for more information.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime single/album of February 24-March 2. The number one album of the 9th week of year 2014 is popular voice actress Kana Hanazawa's 2nd album "25 -Twenty Five-," which was released one day after her 25th birthday. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
Looks like Honey Blood and Kiss of the Rose Princess aren't Viz Media's only shoujo plans being announced this week.. Magical realms, time travel and gorgeous gothic vampires as it announces the acquisition by its Shojo Beat imprint of new releases for Black Bird, Vampire Knight and a brand new series, Yukarism, that are scheduled to debut during the Fall of 2014. More after the jump.
Your work week ends in a climatic fireball of searing guitars and soaring vocals as singer PelleK makes a bold assault on the complete Power Rangers theme songbook. Sing along until your lungs burst after the jump!
Late last year Natsume announced plans to release Yumi's Odd Odyssey in North America in January. The time frame never really lined up, but now the platformer is officially coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop on March 20. Hit the jump for more.
This is it... time to unleash all our power and finish this in a single blow! Fanart Friday celebrates super modes and powered forms from action-adventures, comedies, and everything in-between! Hit the jump to check out powered-up fan-made masterpieces from Naruto Shippuden, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Yu Yu Hakusho, Kill la Kill and much more!
Konami detailed plans for upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC featuring Alucard. Pricing wasn't announced, but "Revelations" is set to arrive via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on March 25. Screens and more past the break.
While some folks might react to them like you just committed murder, spoilers aren't actually against the law. Running a spoiler-posting site like Naruto Channel can, however, land you on the receiving end of a shut-down request from a Japanese publisher. Hit the jump for more.
In addition to this season's anime, Mari Matsuzawa's chastity belt/possession imouto series Recently, My Sister is Unusual is set to become a live action movie, hitting Japanese theaters on across Japan May 17th. Get a look at its new trailer after the jump.
VIZ Media announced plans to expand their Studio Ghibli Library imprint expansion with two books in the fourth quarter of the year. A Princess Mononoke art book re-release will be joined Hayao Miyazaki's early, 1980 watercolor version of the story. More after the jump.
As we inch our way out of winter, it's time to think about warmer weather, and a new Squid Girl OVA! Volume 16 of the invader from the deep comedy manga is out in Japan today, and with it, an order form for a limited edition of volume 17, slated to feature a third OVA on Blu-ray. More after the jump.
Konami busted out a nice stack of images for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, covering everything from screenshots to concept art and the iDroid companion app. See it all after the jump.