After more than 50 million votes were cast online and in person for some 1727 different mascot characters, Hamamatsu City's resident mascot, Shusse Daimyo Ieyasu-kun, claimed the title of #1 Japanese mascot character at the 2015 Yuru-Chara Grand Prix. Hit the jump to learn more.
In their latest preview stream, Good Smile Company announced plans to release a Nendoroid superdeformed figure of One-Punch Man's popular cyborg S-Class hero Genos. He follows the Saitama that they have planned for April 2016. More after the jump.
Veteran voice actor Akio Ōtsuka turns 56 years old on November 24, 2016, and Japanese admirers of his long and storied career took to Twitter to wish him a happy birthday. Hit the jump to learn more.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Monster Hunter collaboration, previously presented on Frontier G last year, is now headed to the new iOS/Android version, Explore (aka XR). Running December 3-17, it will feature ravenous witch inspired mutated white rabbit beasts, driven crazy by the smell of candy, along with Madoka Ruban Armor, QB Ramoru amor, Homura Oruroju and Charlotte Doruche armor with healing and defensive bonuses.
Fairy Tail PR has filled in the mystery casting for the winter TV anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima's Zero prequel manga with news that Kana Hanazawa will voice the role of Zera. More after the jump.
With the first being offered for pre-order starting tomorrow, Good Smile Company has previewed the 1/8 scale Bakemonogatari Series Second Season figure of Nadeko Sengoku in her medusa version, based on the cover illustration of the ‘Otorimonogatari Volume 2 / Nadeko Medusa (Part 2)’ Blu-ray & DVD. Sitting on top of a donation box, bottles of sake and money, the figure boasts white hair made up of snakes has been carefully sculpted to preserve the subtle movements.
Tokyo MX has revealed the broadcast details for the upcoming short 3DCG anime series, SUSHI POLICE. Hit the jump to learn more about the WFCO's efforts to wipe-out subpar Japanese cuisine.
Bandai Namco has posted their latest look at Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 with a battle video featuring Kakashi Hatake versus Itachi Uchiha, with Obito and Shisui Uchiha serving as their respective seconds. The CyberConnect2 fighter hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe on February 9, 2016. Get a look after the jump
Although the official broadcast of the Myriad Colors Phantom World begins in January of 2016, fans of the series will get a preview of what's to come thanks to a theatrical screening and cast talk event at the Marunouchi Piccadilly theater in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan scheduled for December 24, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
We're now a mere two days away from Dissidia Final Fantasy's launch in Japanese arcades. The character trailers have already made it all the way to Final Fantasy XIII, so it's time to watch Lightning in battle after the jump.
This week's issue of Famitsu magazine reveals a couple more playable additions to Omega Force's big upcoming Attack on Titan game. Levi and Hanji are the latest characters to join the fray, and we should get a better look at both soon. Hit the jump for more.
Time to wind the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven character trailers back to Part II: Battle Tendency, when Joseph Joestar was but a hot-blooded lad fighting vampires. Watch him in action after the jump.
The highly anticipated all-new feature film Girls und Panzer der Film was finally released in Japan on November 21. In spite of its limited release with 77 screens, it earned an impressive 128,438,980 yen on 84,752 admissions, ranking 2nd in its first weekend, only behind Raintree no Kuni starring Kis-My-Ft2 member Yuta Tamamori . Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo-based official character cake shop PICTCAKEchara has started accepting orders for the 2015 Christmas cake featuring the most famous vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku. The two-type Miku illustrations are newly drawn by popular artist Nardack, well known for his main visual work for the Snow Miku 2015 event. Check the details after thejump.
Avex Pictures today released a one-minute teaser for the PriPara anime franchise's 3rd film PriPara Mi~nna no Akogare♪ Let's Go☆PriPari (PriPara: Everyone's Yearning♪ Let's Go☆PriPari), introducing its story synopsis. It will be the franchise's first story oriented feature film. Check the latest clip after the jump!