Who would win in a battle between Amaterasu and Moses? We're not about to call those odds, but you can make it happen yourself next month. The pair are the latest characters announced for Fight of Gods, the fighting game pitting religious figures and spiritual leaders against each other in a battle royale. Hit the jump for the new trailer!
While we patiently wait for games like Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6 in the west, Japan is getting ready to move on to the next entries in the series. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is a month away from letting everyone know what that is, with a new titles presentation planned for August 26 at Akihabara's UDX Theater. Read on for more.
An early look at the cover of the September issue of Dengeki Daioh has shown that the TV anime adaptation of Mitsuboshi Colors is scheduled for January's winter 2018 season. The short-form comedy manga by Katsuwo is about a trio of elementary school girls who form a secret club dedicated to protecting the peace of the city of Ueno.
Is the pain of Kiznaiver still fresh in your heart? It evidentally hasn't dulled for original character designer Shirow Miwa (also for Joker Game, plus manga artist on Dogs and the RWBY prequel). Today, he posted some art of Noriko Sonozaki enjoying some summer watermelon for voice actress Hibiku Yamamura. Get a look after the jump.
At an official ceremony in Tokyo on July 25, 2017, singer Mai Kuraki was given the Guiness World Record award for "most theme songs performed by a single artist for an anime series" for her work producing 21 songs so far for Case Closed (known in Japan as Detective Conan). Hit the jump to learn more.
There are idol groups for every taste in Japan, but they all usually pump out pop music. Now, an underground idol unit is preparing to step out of the shadows of the underground and into the mainstream with its first major label release next month. Hit the jump to find out more about "Dots".
What's the best way to celebrate a birthday? Invite the guys who beat you up! For Mazinger Z's 45th anniversary, a giant-size Garada K7 is going on sale. Check out the one-meter-tall monster and find out where you can get your own after the jump!
Touken Ranbu is back onstage with two new musicals this fall and winter! The fall show introduces two new characters to the cast in a brand new story, and the winter show is a return to last year's Shinken Ranbu Sai. Check out a preview video and get tour dates after the jump.
The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Calls the Stars is a hit in Japan, and the creators want to thank the fans! New gift art to be distributed at theaters starting next week will commemorate both the film's success and the fans' support. Hit the jump for a preview!
Steins;Gate is one of those series where characters have complete dates of birth. Makise Kurisu's happens to be July 25th, 1992. So, Happy 25th to Kris! Mastermind Chiyomaru Shikura's studio posted some appropriately summery art to celebrate. Get a look after the jump.
Sample duelist-themed drinks, Chuchu cappuccino, and many more delicious snacks at the upcoming Revolutionary Girl Utena Animate Cafe event! The collaboration is in honor of the popular series's 20th anniversary this year. Preview some of the menu items and merchandise after the jump!
Penguin Wars, AKA Penguin-kun Wars, is a competitive action game from UPL that first made its debut in Japanese arcades back in 1985. A handful of ports followed, including one to Famicom, and now it has a remake on the way to Nintendo's latest console. This week's issue of Famitsu reveals plans for a Switch version of the game, which will support both local and online multiplayer. Read on for more.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monkey Punch's Lupin the 3rd manga and its numerous animated adaptations, the 1978 anime theatrical film Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (known in Japan as Lupin vs. The Clone) is getting a limited theatrical re-release in Japan with 4K remastered visuals, a 5.1 digital audio mix, and MX4D gimmicks that will immerse the audience in the world of the gentleman thief. Hit the jump to learn more.
The September issue of Comic Cune, out in Japan on July 27th, is set to announce plans for a TV anime adaptation of Riko Korie's 2013 twin little sister manga Alice or Alice - Siscon Nii-san to Futago no Imouto. More after the jump.
Before his death last spring at age 43, light novel author Tomohiro Matsu (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, Mayoi Neko Overrun!) worked on fantasy series Märchen Mädchen, which is now being posthumously published by Shueisha's Dash X Bunko with art by Kantoku (The "Hentai" prince and the stony cat). With the new release of volume two, plans for an anime and a manga adaptation have been announced.