The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Matcha Hazuki's Isshukan Friends./One Week Friends manga has posted two new 30-second clips telling from the viewpoints of the two protagonists, Kaori Fujimiya (Haruna Kawaguhi) and Yuuki Hase (Kento Yamazaki). Check their relationship with the videos after the jump.
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment will release a Blu-ray box set of Sunrise's classic robot anime in the mid-1980s, Kikoukai Galient/Panzer World Galient, in Japan on May 10, 2017. It was the third TV robot anime series directed by Ryosuke Takahashi for Sunrise, following Dougram and Votoms. Check the SD/HD comparison video after the jump.
It's the ultimate Yuri!!! on ICE fan experience -- get together with fellow fans and watch the entire show again beginning to end on the big screen! That's what's happening February 11 at cinemas across Japan. The creator and main voice actors will even be appearing at the main theater from which the program is being broadcast. Hit the jump to find out more about the event!
Want to see Hirunehime as soon as possible? You may be able to see it the day after it comes out in Japan. The upcoming Kenji Kamiyama film will be making its North American debut March 19 at the New York International Children's Film Festival, along with more features from Japan and all over the world. Hit the jump for all the info!
Through the end of February, Bandai Namco is celebrating up for the release of smartphone game Accel World: End of Burst, the latest mobile tie-in light novel series by Sword art Online author Reki Kawahara. They were incentivizing pre-registration with promise of SR cards featuring Kuroyukihime and the like, and now it's time to deliver on this. And, with that, the latest promo piece features art of the heroes in the IRL school outfits.
Japanese singer GACKT may be better known as a broding, mysterious musician, but who knew the guy also played in high-stakes poker tournaments in his spare time? The musician has apparently been quietly building his skills as a poker player in the past few years, as the singer recently placed 7th out of 96 total entrants in the recently held APT Kickoff 2017 tournament. Hit the jump for pictures
Light novel-hungry readers will be pleased to learn about a new partnership between publisher Seven Seas Entertainment and digital light novel subscription platform J-Novel Club. They're teaming up with the goal of making more light novels available in print, and they're starting with Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Occultic;Nine. Read on for more.
Pasela Akiba Showadorikan, a karaoke bar and restaurant in Akihabara, is hosting a special collaboration event that includes a menu of food and drinks inspired by the characters of KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!. Hit the jump to learn more of the dangers posed by cabbages and crabs.
If it follows the pattern of series like Knights of Sidonia, Ajin and Seven Deadly Sins, Netflix will launch the Little Witch Academia TV anime when the Japanese run breaks or completes. In the meantime, the Japanese broadcast hits its third episode this Sunday, and @Trigger_Tattun, production studio Trigger's most internationally engaged social media user, has been stoking the anticipation. More after the jump.
As revealed earlier this month, Ariana Grande is making a guest appearance in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and the time for the event has officially arrived. Dangerous Ariana will be available to add to your party from today, January 19 until February 2, and to do so you'll just need to complete the Dangerous Woman Tour stage. Read on for more.
Kirin's collaboration with animation studio TRIGGER has come to an abrupt end due to complaints that it could encourage alcoholism in minors. The complaints are being addressed and honored, but you can still see the early days of the campaign and where it would have gone. Read more about the case and the resolution after the jump.
The Sith will be taking more revenge on Good Smile Company's Nendoroid figure line this June with a new super deformed figure of The Force Awakens bad boy Kylo Ren. This fifth Star Wars Nendoroid and second from Episode VII is on sale now. Get a look after thejump.
Before Kazuma Kiryu was the Dragon of Dojima, he was a nobody doing grunt work. Not only is Yakuza 0 a great flashback for longtime fans, it's the perfect place to start in this long-running series--hit the jump for our full review of Sega's latest hot-blooded open-world crime epic!
Kodansha Comics has announced the debut of A Silent Voice author Yoshitoki Oima’s newest manga serial, the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity. The first 10 chapters of To Your Eternity will be available on January 24th as digital editions on comiXology and Kindle. To promote this, Kodansha has posted a free, translated preview with the complete first chapter.
NIS America shared the first of three Birthdays the Beginning videos that focus on various aspects of the upcoming game. This one has creator Yasuhiro Wada (Harvest Moon) discussing the "create" aspect of Birthdays, as well as concepts such as Macro and Micro Mode.