Tokuma Japan has posted a four-minute full music video for "Mazeruna Kiken" (Do not mix. Hazardous), the OP song for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita's Ushio to Tora/Ushio and Tora manga, performed by four-member Japanese rock band Kinniku Shoujo Tai/King-Show. Check the video after the jump!
It is officially announced that a diet training-themed new TV anime series Ani Tore! EX (Anime de Training) is set for a premiere on October 12, this year's Health and Sports Day. It features five girls practicing various types of training, such as push-up, sit-up, back extension, dance, yoga, stretch, and Tai Chi. Hit the jump for more details.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime singles/albums for the week of August 17-23. The number one single of the 33rd week was "Kakushin-teki Metamarufooze!," the OP song for the ongoing TV anime Himouto! Umaru-chan, performed by Aimi Tanaka. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
It was the wisdom of the crowds versus anime as IMDB published a list of the top 250 TV series of all time. While Dragon Ball Z was #2 in 10 most disappointing TV finales and #3 in worst-rate TV finales it also placed nicely among the 28 anime that on the list. See who made he cut after the jump.
The adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's Shonen Jump volleyball manga Haikyu!! returns after a year's break with a second Production I.G season debuting in October. Next week's Weekly issue 40 is set to publish a broadcast schedule along with a new visual. Get an early look after the jump.
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in the west on October 6, and while we previously saw the first English character roster trailer, Sega's latest offering previews the fighter's opening movie. Hit the jump to watch.
Evan and Victoria host the Crunchycast's video debut! Two cameras join the podcast to capture our hosts' excitement about the upcoming releases of Takahata's "Only Yesterday" and the Devilman vs Cyborg 009 crossover, and Evan and Victoria imagine the perfect anime that they would trap each other inside.
This year's Chara Hobby C3xHobby, one of the largest Japanese anime/game character goods events, was held at Makuhari Messe on August 22 and 23. This second photo report features the latest items from famous Japanese figure/toy companies including Good Smile Company, Megahouse, Volks, Takara Tommy, and Wave. Check the report after the jump.
Nate has gone to PAX and may or may not ever be coming back, so Peter has hijacked/been given permission to write his column just for this week. Like those who paved the way for his temporary ascension to master of Fanart Friday, he will be posting fanart from his favorite games and anime. Check out what stuff is categorically good (probably) after the jump!
A couple days ago we posted Arslan: The Warriors of Legend character trailers for Arslan and Farangis, and now Koei Tecmo is back with a full promo. See some of the action game's features—including the horde-controlling Mardan Rush and some of the available combos and Skill Cards—along with some brief Lord Silvermask action after the jump.
Metal Gear Solid is a strange series, so it makes sense that advertising for the latest entry would want to have a little fun. Like this new Japanese ad for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which features the kind of wedding ceremony only MGS could inspire. Try not to get too emotional after the jump.
The Pokémon Company has filed a lawsuit to halt the "5th Annual Unofficial Pokémon PAX Kickoff", alleging that the for-profit party's organizers unlawfully used Pokémon IP to advertise their event. Hit the jump to learn more.
Momonga spends more time with this kawaii combat maids in the fourth Overlord spin-off Pleiades Six-Stars short, which is online for a limited time. Check it out after the jump.
Banpresto has shared an earlier preview of an Attack on Titan Junior High cultural festival prize lottery coming this December. Goods will include an illustration album, Chibi Chara figures of Levi in Wonderland, Three Musketeers Eren, Red Riding Hood Mikasa, mini-clearfiles, keychains, forest animals rubber charms, last chance prize Musketeer Levi and double chance prize tapestry. The news was accompanied by previews of the promo visual and forest animal characters.
When Transformers: Devastation was first announced as a Platinum Games-developed brawler it immediately turned heads. Though the first few trailers got the cel-shaded G1 style across nicely, it wasn't until the latest that I was really sold. Watch some slick combos and animation at work in the Playable Character Features trailer after the jump.