The number 13 isn't usually considered lucky, unless it's the 13th volume of the Yotsuba&! manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on November 27, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ryuhei Kitamura - the director of Versus, Azumi, and Godzilla: Final Wars - will be directing another film in Hollywood: a haunted ship movie set on the RMS Queen Mary entitled Vessels. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo Anime Center, located on the fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX building, is now holding an exhibition dedicated to the recently finished 12-episode TV anime adaptation of the Gakkou Gurashi!/School-Live! moe-survival manga series from September 29 to October 12. Check the photo report after the jump!
This week's English issue of Shonen Jump announced that Platinum End, the new manga by Death Note and Bakuman. creators Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art), will be offered in a digital, simul-publication with its Japanese release, priced at $.99 per chapter. More after the jump.
The trials and tribulations of everyday Japanese salarymen, housewives, and families provide the fodder for the latest streaming anime announcement from Crunchyroll: Shin Atashinchi, based on the best-selling manga by Eiko Kera. Read on for full details!
Viz has lots of big doings planned around Naruto for the month of October. Volume 72, the series finale, hits bookstores on October 6th. Then, series creator Masashi Kishimoto is in town later in the week for New York Comic Con! This is accompanied by a host of offerings for fans who read their manga digitally. Get the details after the jump.
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel has been shown off in regular super-quick character clips over at Marvelous' YouTube channel. The latest small batch features one playable character along with three Partner characters after the jump.
Last December, Aniplex Plus presented Sword Art Online Extra Edition Asuna and Suguha swimsuit figures, and it's now time for a follow-up. In preparation, they're asking fans to pick who they'd next like to see in 3D. Through October 15th, fans (who live in Japan) who submit a selection from among the 41 choices, and explain their pick, are eligible to win a set of the previously released figures. Get a look after the jump.
Crunchyroll gets the working week off to a big start with a fistful (five, actually...) new streaming anime titles! Read on for more info about Bottom Biting Bug 4, Peeping Life, JK Meshi, Mr. Osomatsu, and YuruYuri 3!
This week, The Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts from Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara will be wrapping up its third season with "Cassette Girl," created and directed by Hiroyasu Kobayashi, the CGI director on the Rebuild of Evangelion movie. Shigeto Koyama (Heroman, Eureka Seven, Star Driver, Captain Earth, Gunbuster 2) is character designer and action animation director, with Rebuild's Takeshi Takakura doing the mecha designs.
Earlier today I was gearing up to write a post about a countdown Atlus had running on the official Shin Megami Tensei IV website. A Twitter campaign kicked off with the promise of a mystery announcement to be revealed after hitting 15,000 tweets, but it was clear that the goal would arrive before long. Thus, here we are with the announcement of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final, a completely new title on the way to Nintendo 3DS in February 2016. Hit the jump for more.
This year's issue 21 of manga magazine Hana to Yume, out in Japan October 5th, has a special treat for fans... a clearfile of Yona of the Dawn's Son Hak and Jae-ha in a state of undress, with extra manservicey steam effect! Get a look after the jump.
Another new playable character has been revealed for Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, which is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita in Japan on December 17. The latest addition is A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun's Shirai Kuroko, pictured after the jump.
Corpse Party: Blood Drive is coming to North America and Europe this month, and if you want to see a bunch more gameplay footage Marvelous' European branch has you covered. Watch a little over 18 minutes of Blood Drive in English after the jump.
Starting October 6th on TV Tokyo a new anime adaptation of Yushi Kawata and Imouto Yukito's Fist of the North Star Ichigo Aji (Strawberry-Flavored Fist of the North Star) will be joined by a follow-up of Akitaro Daichi's 2013 adaptation Kajo's DD Fist of the North Star superderformed send-up of the post-apocalyptic martial arts epic. Check out a promo for the pair after the jump.