Musician and Maltine Records scenester Meishi Smile has delivered an unsettling ode to horror and pop culture with his creepy new music video “Belong”, which is inspired by Music Anime Douga scene. Watch after the jump!
Providing further evidence that Japanese monster movie mash-up Sadako vs. Kayako has the greatest promotional campaign in film history, the ghostly villains of the Ringu / The Ring and Ju-On / The Grudge films recently turned up for photoshoots at a pair of Japanese fashion magazines. Hit the jump to learn more.
As Shiori Amase's All Out!! heads its way towards a fall anime, the manga's rugby players are getting the 3D treatment in Union Creative's mensHdge Technical Statue line. After an initial three in August, the lines # 28-31 are Kenji Gion (CV Shōya Chiba), Etsugo Oharano (CV Kensho Ono) and Atsushi Miyuki, The 16cm figures,with Seishin Takamatsu sculpts based on Amase's art sell for 10,260yen each. Get a look after the jump.
The official Twitter feed for Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko light novel label has confirmed that Hideyuki Kurata's Read or Die series will be returning with a 12th volume to be published in August of 2016 and a 13th volume to be published in 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
This weekend, a Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei preview/home video and merchandise pre-order event with lead Mai Kadowaki and theme song performer ChouCho was presented in Tokyo. Along with the event, a new commercial has offered the latest look at Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei, summer's SILVER LINK produced fourth adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate/magic girl spin-off manga.
The 1st cour of Bungo Stray Dogs may have concluded, but the battle with the Guild has just begun, and the official website has published a key visual for the 2nd cour that focuses on this new group of literary antagonists. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good Smile Company's Goodsmile Online Shop has exclusively started accepting pre-orders for Max Factory's Kouwan Seiki/Harbour Princess figure from the KanColle franchise for an April 2017 release. This is the fifth KanColle character from its Wonderful Hobby Selection line following Yamato, Musashi, Kongo, and Atago. Check the details after the jump.
Last September, the Japanese Netflix began offering Orange Is the New Black, though, unlike a lot of their programming, they haven't done a Japanese dub. Suggesting some weekend binge viewing, the local Twitter account posted a literally yuri take on Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman and Laura Prepon's Alex Vause.
Shibai Kineko's And you thought there is never a girl online? (aka Netoge), inspiration for this season's anime, features original character designs and illustrations by Hisasi, an artist with a fair amount of adult manga of their resume. A manga adaption by Kazui Ishigami runs in Dengeki Gi's Comic, and in the magazine's August issue, on sale June 30th, Hisasi's take on female lead Ako Tamaki graces the cover.
Shochiku has posted a 30-second teaser for "Cinema Kabuki One Piece," an upcoming two-hour film that filmed the Tokyo Shinbashi Enbujo performance of "Super Kabuki II One Piece" starring 40-year-old kabuki actor Ennosuke Ichikawa IV as Monkey D. Luffy, Boa Hancock and Shanks. Check the clip and poster visual after the jump.
Digital Manga Publishing and their new ecchi imprint, Pecchi's Kickstarter to fund a release of Kodomo No Jikan has announced that it has worked with original manga-ka, Kaworu Watashiya, to offer 3 more exclusive shikishis—one of Rin, of Mimi, and of Kuro. More after the jump.
The 20th anniversary site for the Sailor Moon franchise has released a visual of the 10 main cast in their Super Sailor Guardian costumes for the next musical series titled "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon -Amour Eternal-" that is slated for this fall. Check the newest visual after the jump!
Aichi-based human scale figure company FIGUREX has started accepting pre-orders for a 157.7cm tall figure of Yuzuki Yukari, one of the vocaloid characters produced by Vocalomakets, at the price of 1,280,000 yen (about 12,550 US dollars) for a late October 2016 release. Check the details and her PV after the jump!
From the anime series SoniAni comes a figure of Super Sonico as the Nitro+ music mascot appeared in episode 10 of the series, dressed in the 2013 Racing Miku Supporters' outfit! The figure is based on an illustration by character designer Santa Tsuji, and faithfully keeps all of the impressive volume. The 1/7th scale figure is on sale now ahead of an early 2017 release.
Proving that you're never too old to follow your dreams, an 81 year old resident of Nagano Prefecture has surprised some light novel fans online by making it past the preliminary selection process for the annual MF Bunko J Light Novel Rookie of the Year Awards. Hit the jump to learn more.