Following the poster visual, the official website for the trilogy anime film project based on Shuichi Shigeno's street car racing manga Initial D today posted a 30-second teaser for the upcoming second chapter Shin Gekijo-ban Initial D: Legend 2-Tousou-. Check the latest clip after the jump!
The latest trailer for Etrian Mystery Dungeon busts out another one of the dungeon-crawler's classes. This time the spotlight is on the Hexers, who have no problem casting a nasty curse on their foes, from poison to debuffs, binds, and beyond. See them in action after the jump.
It is confirmed today that two newly-enrolled students, Madoka Amahane (CV: Yuuki Takada) and Rin Kurosawa (Chihiro Kawakami) will join the ongoing TV anime Aikatsu! from its 127th episode to be aired on April 2. The current protagonist Akari Ozora and her friends will also move up to the second grade. Hit the jump for more details.
Pony Canyon has posted a 100-second clip of voice actress Yoko Hikasa's "Brighter Day," from her upcoming 2nd live DVD/Blu-ray "Le Tour de Couleur" to be released in Japan on March 18. Check her latest live performance after the jump.
Following 28-year-old actress Anne as the main heroine Oei, more voice cast for acclaimed anime director Keiichi Hara's latest feature Sarusuberi are announced today. 52-year-old actor Yutaka Matsushige who has no anime voice acting experience will voice the famous ukiyo-e painter Hokusai Katsushika. Check the cast list after the jump.
Warner Brothers Japan's official YouTube anime channel has posted a new 15-second CM for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the cooking-themed manga Shokugeki no Soma, featuring a narration by Risa Taneda as the main heroine Erina Nakiri. Check her voice after the jump!
The OP/ED artists for the upcoming TV anime Houkago no Pleiades/Wish Upon the Pleiades were announced yesterday. A Nico Nico Douga's popular Uttatemita singer Kano sings the OP "Stella-rium" as her first anime song, while the ED "Koko kara, Kanata kara" is performed by voice actress unit fragments. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime Show By Rock!!, which is based on Sanrio's smartphone game app of the same name, today updated with a 30-second new PV, its OP/ED theme songs, premiere schedule and main staff list. Check the latest information after the jump.
On today February 27, popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura turns 17 years and 264 months old! Illustrator Aoi Nishimata, who is well known for her works for the Shuffle! game series, has posted a celebration illustration for Yukari Hime (Princess Yukari). Check it after the jump.
FUNimation has announced the acquisition of digital and home video rights for Jinsei – Life Consulting. The complete series has launched on their site in Japanese with English subtitles. Episodes will be available for free users in two weeks.
Enough with contests of the cute! Charapedia's latest 10,000 reader poll brought up the subject of anime's strong female characters and asked fans to name their favorite of these cool ladies. 51% of responses came from female visitors. 74.7% were from people in their teens and 20s. See who they picked after the jump.
Attack on Titan is a merchandising juggernaut, messily devouring all opportunities at cross-promotion that come along, ranging from Schick razors to Pizza Hut. Now the seemingly unstoppable series is teaming up with Aqua Clara, a Japanese company that specializes in water cooler products and services. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sometimes it pays to be rough on your personal electronics. Owners of smashed smart phones can earn a free KFC Krushers smoothie at KFC Ebisu on March 1. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Eri Sasaki (Yuugen Romantica) and Asami Imai (Neptunia's Noire) have been introduced as the opening and ending theme song performers for spring's Plastic Memories anime. The single for the former's "Ring of Fortune" will be released May 27th while the latter's "Asayake no Star Mine" will be released on June 3rd, with the disc also featuring the theme songs for PS Vita games Hakuisei Aijou Izonjou and Kurogane Kaikitan -Senya Ichiya-. More after the jump.
As you've probably gathered by now, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 has a ton of playable characters. Bandai Namco Games released a new batch of character clips showing Magellan, Gekko Moriah, Nico Robin, Brook, and Perona in action. Hit the jump to watch.