Gamepot and Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play MMORPG Wizardry Online has launched a collaboration with the new Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? fantasy anime. First in a series of weekly items being rolled out over the course of the next month is, of course, Hestia's famous blue string. More after the jump.
An unforgettable element of the Tatsunoko's Time Bokan franchise was its blonde, adult thief antagonists Doronjo, and before her, Majo. Last season's celebration of the series' 40th anniversary, Yatterman Night, flipped the script, presenting a nine year-old version of the classic villain. Timed to follow the June Japanese release of Night Blu-ray box set, PLUM has now launched pre-orders for a 1/7th scale figure of the young Doronjo ahead of its July release.
Japan-based digital content company Gloczus has announced that legendary romance-and-samurai-and-political-intrigue visual novel Hakuoki is now available for the the first time on iOS and Android today, April 20, 2015, in the United States and Canada along with all-new chapter “Tea Ceremony.” More after the jump.
The fifth issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Young Champion Retsu announced today that the first episode of Sayaka Mogi's horror manga pupa's new two-part one-shot story "Yume to Utsusu no Nanokakan" (The Seven Days of Yume and Utsutsu) will be published in its next issue. Hit the jump for more details.
Following Aina Kusuda and Miku Ito, the official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ai's idol-themed web manga Million Doll has added two more voice cast, Yui Watanabe as Momona and Mayu Iizuka as Rina. Check the latest information after the jump.
Hakusensha officially announced today that two-part OADs based on the "past arc" of Julietta Suzuki's Kamisama Hajimemashita/Kamisama Kiss manga will be bundled with the limited editions of its 22nd and 23rd tankobon volumes. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon report, two-member anison unit ClariS' 1st best album "ClariS ~SINGLE BEST 1st~," which was released on April 15 in Japan, took fourth place in the weekly album sales chart selling about 32,000 units in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
The result of one of the most competitive weekends has been revealed. While Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F had the biggest opening record of the year as reported yesterday, the new Detective Conan and Crayon Shin-chan films also made an impressive debut. Hit the jump for more details.
While this week's Shonen Jump was sans One Piece and Bleach, Viz added some excitement to the relatively quiet edition of the manga magazine with a gallery of Naruto fan art, selected and commented on by series creator Masashi Kishimoto. That was followed by the announcement that the Naruto manga limited series follow-up Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring will be running in the English Jump.
Sentai Filmworks has completed the introduction of the English voices of First Astronomical Velocity with the news that Monica Rial will play ever hungry dynamite drummer, Fuuri Watanuki. She joins Luci Christian as bassist Suzu Fujimi, David Wald as manager Kitamura-san and cosplayer Jessica Nigri as the titular lead in the May 26th release of SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation.
With the second half of the live-action theatrical adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte hitting Japanese theaters on April 25th, Studio Ghibli's Toshio Suzuki has recorded a talk with Parasyte producer Genki Kawamura. During the TokyoFM podcast, Suzuki spoke about the admiration that he and Hayao Miyazaki had for the material, adding that, prior to the recent Madhouse anime and the the live-action movies, Studio Ghibli had considered their own adaptation.
Sentai Filmworks announced the acquisition of the first Hayate the Combat Butler anime today. The series is set to arrive digitally soon, with a home video release to follow. Hit the jump for more.
Last week, Kotobukiya celebrated the 30th anniversary of Transformers with the release of a D-Style Megatron kit for assembling a super deformed version fo the bellicose Decepticon leader. An interesting response came from Yusuke Nakamura, the artist best known for his work on Tatami Galaxy's original novel and the covers of ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION's albums. Check it out after the jump.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight was an interesting twist on traditional role-playing games, where the heroine herself wasn't exactly likeable and the missions you had to complete were a bit off-putting. Hit the jump for more!
There have been several Western releases for Hatsune Miku games, and thankfully Project Mirai DX is coming down the pipeline for 3DS. However, Sega seems to be actively gauging interest for a home console port of the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Arcade title we haven't yet been able to get our hands on. Hit the jump to find out more details!