Next week's issue 35 of Weekly Shonen Jump is "staring a new era" of Naruto, "crowned" by a cover illustration, color pages and announcement that what's being called the The Last Naruto the Movie is scheduled for December 6th. Get a look at its more adult Naruto after the jump.
When Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson launches on Nintendo 3DS in Japan next month, players will be able to take control of Murasame, the series' first playable male character, via DLC purchase or Senran Kagura Burst save data. Thanks to a Niconico live broadcast, we've got a couple minutes of the character in action after the jump.
When Samurai Warriors 4 launches in the west it will be available in a Special Anime Pack collector's edition that comes with a bunch of extra stuff for the PlayStation 4 version. The 10th anniversary set includes special packaging, Samurai Warriors 4, the Samurai Warriors: Legend of the Sanada anime on Blu-ray, an official soundtrack CD, and a handful of DLC costume packs. More after the jump.
Sgt. Frog author Mine Yoshizaki showed a fondness for playing with the numerical puns associated with his characters. Today's date for sample 7.23 could be pronounced like na-tsū-hi... or an approximation of Natsumi. This was celebrated today with a special sketch of the Hinata family's Devil Summer. Get a look after the jump.
XSEED Games is bringing Akiba's Trip 2 to the west as Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, but the publisher previously only announced the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions. Those are both due out on August 12, but now we can also look forward to the enhanced PlayStation 4 version. Read on for more.
The eighth Japanese volume of Kill la Kill is getting ready to drop on August 6, packing episodes 21-23 with a nice little collection of goodies. Bonuses include a gatefold case, another digipak illustrated by character designer Sushio, a special art board collection, and Drama CD vol. 4, with some of the audio previewed after the jump.
Onechanbara Z2: Chaos was announced for PlayStation 4 around the middle of the month, and its reveal came with an October release window. According to this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, the action game sequel now has a more concrete Japanese release date of October 30. More after the jump.
The March 26th end of the latest Japanese TV rebroadcast of 2008's Macross Frontier concluded with the announcement that a new TV anime is the works. There was no additional information at the time, and it sounds like you probably shouldn't expect much more soon. More after the jump.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai recently made Star Fox the subject of his pic of the day on Miiverse. The next game in the Smash series features a stage that has players battling atop the Great Fox, which you can see in the dramatic angle pictured after the jump.
A-1 Pictures has presented a special poster for Space Brothers #0, set to be displayed in Japanese theaters starting this weekend ahead of the anime movie's August 9th debut. The feature, newly written by the original manga creator Chuya Koyama, promises to explore the origin of the astronaut dreams of Mutta and Hibito Nanba. Get a look after the jump.
If you're looking for the latest on this fall's ufotable produced anime based on popular modern fantasy visual novel Fate/stay night, make sure to mark your calendars for July 27th at 18:00 Japan time to catch the cast and staff on a Niconico Live “Fate Project Presentation.” The official Twitter feed for the series has announced in English that this will be "accessible to all worldwide fans!"" More after the jump.
A-TOYS are no strangers to scarily large female figures. They've done several editions of 1/2scale swimsuit Super Sonico. They did the infamous 1/2 scale Queen's Blade Cattleya. The tradition continues at this weekend's Wonder Festival figure/garage kit event with the unveiling of their prototype of a 90cm figure of Attack on Titan's female titan. Get a look after the jump.
Four-member Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has posted a full promotional video for "Mighty Long Fall," the theme song for the upcoming live-action film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first episode of the two-part Kyoto arc. Check the PV after the jump.
It is officially announced today that Mari Fujimura's love story manga Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. (I take a day off from my company) gets a live-action TV drama adaptation this October. 29-year-old popular actress Haruka Ayase will play the protagonist character Hanae Aoishi. Hit the jump for more information.
Studio Ghibli's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) in its first weekend. It was only 42% of his first feature film in 2010, The Secret World of Arrietty. Hit the jump for more details.