Originally released for PlayStation in 1999, The Silver Case is an adventure visual novel directed by none other than Goichi Suda, AKA Suda51 (No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned, Killer7). It's getting a full HD remaster on PC this fall, which will mark the first time for the murder mystery to be released in English. Hit the jump for the first trailer.
Based on a series of Vocaloid songs by HoneyWorks, anime film Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o: Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinka (I wait for the moment that you love me: Confession Executive Committee) is set to open in Japan on December 17. The official website recently updated with a bunch of information, and you can see the latest promo video after the jump.
Square Enix has been rolling out free DLC for Dragon Quest Heroes II since its May launch in Japan, and the fifth and final update is here. This one adds Monster Coin Battle, which is a four-player competitive multiplayer mode that has participants trying to do the most damage to a boss monster through the use of transformative Monster Coins. More after the jump.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is bringing its CG-animated action to select theaters in North America on August 19, followed by a digital release on August 30 and Blu-ray/DVD on October 4. To hype up the English debut, Sony posted an official trailer that highlights the movie's story and its dub, which features Aaron Paul as Nyx, Lena Heady as Luna, and Sean Bean as King Regis. Hit the jump to watch.
On July 23rd, anime movie Accel World: Infinite Burst opened in Japan for a limited theatrical run. It was hyped as an original story, created with series (and Sword Art Online) author Reki Kawahara, and featuring singer/voice actress Chinatsu Akasaki (Re:Zero's Felt, Erased's Airi Katagiri) as original character Risa Tsukiori. Apparently this didn't really set the right expectations. More afrer the jump.
A fall broadcast has been announced for the TV adaptation of Daichi Sorayomi's 2013 ongoing ecchi sports comedy Keijo!!!!!!!! (aka Hip Whip Girl), and along with that news a preview of the series has been published. This early look at the sports comedy is offered in standard Japan, and a version the preview that presents that bombast in English! Get a look after the jump.
Back in May we got a formal introduction to the character behind the Kojima Productions logo, officially known as Ludens. Thanks to Hideo Kojima's San Diego Comic-Con Talk livestream, we can now see the logo in motion in a new animated short after the jump.
Through this weekend, Sword Art Online smartphone game Code Register is doing an event that casts the series' heroines as harem dancers, with dancer dress-armor going a bit longer, until the 27th. Get a look after the jump.
With Tsutomu Nihei at San Diego Comic-Con, the creator of Knights of Sidonia and Blame! has teamed up with BAIT, a retailer in footwear, apparel, and high end collectibles, for a figure of his take on G.I. Joe ninja Snake-Eyes. The 1/6 scale figure goes for $230. More after the jump.
It took a little while (January 19, 2014- June 19, 216), but One Piece's Dressrosa arc is finally over. Now it's time to survey some of its animation highlights, and figure out who did the wonderful work. Check it out after the jump.
Hirosaki Neputa Festival is a summer festival, designated an important intangible folk-cultural property of Japan in 1980, in which illuminated neputa parade floats, including the ougi-neputa (a fan-shaped neputa) and kumi neputa (a man-shaped neputa) are put on display. In you watched Aomori-set series Flying Witch, you saw a hint of this in the finale, episode 12. Well, the anime will be celebrating with the real thing.
The official teaser trailer for BLAME!, an upcoming anime theatrical film based on the science fiction manga by Tsutomu Nihei (author of Knights of Sidonia), is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, North American comics' equivalent of the Oscars, awarded this year's prizes on Friday during San Diego Comic Con. Taking the manga dominated Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category was Showa, 1953–1989: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly). More after the jump.
Metroid Prime Blast Ball hit the Nintendo eShop this past week, offering up a little primer for the full Metroid Prime: Federation Force course to come. The full game arrives on August 21, but for now you can prepare yourself with a lengthy introduction to the multiplayer action, topped off with a brief defense of the divisive art direction courtesy of producer Kensuke Tanabe. More after the jump.
At this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, Kodansha Comics announced plans for new releases of a pair of sci-fi classics. Timed for the live-action adaptation, a new, deluxe re-release of Ghost in the Shell, 1, 1.5 and 2 is slated for 2017. A set of the complete Akira is also being prepared for 2017. More after the jump.