Given Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's decades of popularity (started January 1, 1987,) author Hirohiko Araki is demand to do covers of everything from biological journals to psychoanalysis books to enka albums. Some of this material is pretty esoteric, but one of the more mass market and recognizable is a series of covers for Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider British teenage spy novel series. Get a look after the jump.
If what she posts to Twitter is any indication, despite an impressive work pace, Namori aka ELEGY SYNDROME, apparently finds times for gaming. And, if her posts to Twitter are any indication, a couple games she's looking forward to are Pokemon Sun/Moon and Persona 5. This week, she posted the protagonist of the former and Phantom Thieves of Hearts navigator Futaba Sakura from the latter.
Jpop/anison singer and model Stephanie Yanez has announced the physical Japanese release of her second anime song album, with songs from Laputa, One Piece, Urusei Yatsura, Stand By Me Doraemon, and Dragon Quest. On its first day, it got the #3 slot in Amazon Japan’s Best Seller Ranking list for Disc On Demand. More after the jump.
A year and a half ago, in anticipation of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!, that summer's third adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate magic girl spin-off manga, Broccoli launched pre-orders for a "Beast" version of Illyasviel Von Einzbern. They offered a follow-up Miyu this year on Illya's birthday. Now, with this summer's fourth anime, 3rei!! wrapped up, it's AQUAMARINE's turn for a figure, to be distributed by Good Smile Company.
Black Rose Suspects is an upcoming RPG for smartphones that will feature characters designed by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who savvy fans will recognize from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars, and Nadia - Secret of Blue Water. Hit the jump for more!
In you need a refresher on Naruto anime plans, after the recent break, September 29th with the Naruto Shippuden double episode "The Final Battle." After #476/#477(Final Battle), corresponding to the manga's chapters 694 to 698 comes October 6th's Unison Sign, corespind to the manga's chapter 699. Then, in the winter, it will be adapting the2015 novels. In between. Well, there will be new themes.
Zexy is an aspirational wedding magazine Japanese magazine, advising help for a nervous bride-to-be, but also presenting the perspective of pop culture figures, and plays up what-if experiences. It even routinely offers guides for single women about what their weddings might be like. For a November bonus they offer something even more fantastic, a One Piece theme bonus issue with 27 pages of the Straw Hats adding their voice to marriage advice.
Love Live! has a habit of casting veterans voice actresses as its school idol's mothers, and fans have a habit of greeting this with a great deal of enthusiasm. Like the finale that introduced Nico's mother, this week's Sunshine!! season finale brought in a fan-favorite as Chika's mother. More after the jump.
Anime vs. Real Life is taking a look at the real world locations of the heartwarming sweetness & lightning this week. What do sweetness & lightning and Shirobako have in common? Find out after the jump!
This fall, family restaurant comedy Working!! returns, sort of. Yumi Kamakura returns to helm the A-1 Pictures adaptation of web manga spin-off WWW.Working!!, set to debut on Tokyo MX on October 1st. Takao Yoshioka is similarly back to write series composition. Inazuma Eleven's Mayuko Nakano steps up as character designer and chief animation director. Meet four more of its characters in the latest character videos.
Koei Tecmo's upcoming Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, or the Berserk Musou game coming soon, is going to feature some awesome characters, mechanics and more. The latest details shared in anticipation of the game's release will definitely get fans' motors running. Hit the jump for more!
It seems Square Enix's upcoming SaGa: Scarlet Grace is suffering some heinous load times as seen in the Tokyo Game Show 2016 demo, and Square Enix is hard at work to take care of that issue. This comes in response to fan feedback to the demo, which mainly pointed out the ridiculously long times. Hit the jump for more info!
In case you were for some reason worried that the Senran Kagura series wouldn't continue, Marvelous is here with some relief. This year marks the busty ninja action series' fifth anniversary, and Marvelous recently celebrated with the launch of an anniversary website.
This summer, 8-Bit's team from the Grisaia anime adapted Key's (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) ninth work, Rewrite. Ending this week with episode 13, ""The Promise I Made With You," the visual novel adaptation announced plans to return in January 2017's winter season and the story's "Moon" and "Terra" routes. Get a look after the jump.
Four years after the last season, and eight years after the first, Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume Yujin-cho or Natsume's Book of Friends is returning for a fifth run of anime. The series debuts October 4th on TV Tokyo with Takahiro Omori back as chief director. Kotomi Deai, who previously helmed the OVA, serves as director. TV Tokyo has posted a new trailer to prepare. Get a look after the jump.