Midnight Net Detritus Gallery - Trial Balloon Edition

The best anime clips and pics of the day, from new Madoka Magica summer festival art to Kirei and Kiritsugu playing karuta

 For a bit of a late night treat, we're trying something new, along the lines of Fan Art Friday, but not so strictly defined. Here, we're collecting fresh images and clips from around the net that are worth at least a quick glance. It's the Crunchyroll News equivalent of a late night clip show. 


via @evageeks - cover for the freebie Eva promo magazine IMA-EVA

an original summer festival Madoka Magica illustration tweeted by @madoka_online


the latter is new art from Trigger, the studio co-founded by Hiroyuki Imaishi after the post-Panty and Stocking Gainax exodus. The former was their initial online welcome illustration - via :

Aim for the A Block - a manga with a name playing on famous tennis title Aim for the Ace, about a woman who becomes an ero-doujin artist to pay off her debts. It's in Hobby Japan, so think Queen's Blade style risque rather than total adult material.  The first collection is out in Japan this weekend.


Striking cover for Monthly Shonen Sirius, promoting a characcer CD for Suzuhito Yasuda's (DurararaYozakura Quartet


Naoki Urasawa sketching at the Japan expo - via À BEIRA MAR




Gurren Lagann character designer/animator's Atsushi Nishigori's Comiket 82 Doujinshi via @

For children of the 80's until the end of the month, Amazon is offering a discount of the Kindle ebook version of a Garbage Pail Kids art book. Remember the card line's Macross rip-off? 


Osamu Tezuka's version of classic ninja Sasuke Sarutobi via 

Tezuka Osamu x CUE t-shirt - based on his early Nextworld

Lovless gets the cover of  Zero-Sum

quite the scene in Naruto, huh?


a bit of  Binbougami Ga  cosplaying Princess Mononoke

The  offices get ready to watch the show

promotions producer K has been equipped with hyper acceleration! 




 via トリニィ


from Rella - preparing for their Comiket debut


via peach


bonus via日比谷

happy 20th anniversary Kirby from Spring dyed


Hironori Tanaka animation showcase


finally, ai's penultimate Fate/zero summary - SORTOF SPOILER WARNING


Well, that's it for the pilot. Let us know in the comments if you want to see this sort of post on a regular basis.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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