Following the "Anime Fan Award" won by Yuri!!! On ICE yesterday, Tokyo Anime Award Festival today announced its "Anime of The Year" Grand Prix winners for a TV anime and film of 2016, and five individual awards for anime creators. Check the winners chosen by industry experts after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming film Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game announced yesterday that moviegoers will receive 19-type character tin badges in its first three weeks. One badge will be exchanged with one ticket, and they will be distributed randomly so the fans can't choose a particular character in the lineup. Hit the jump for more details.
Gust's latest Blue Reflection promo introduces Sarasa Morikawa, a brilliant dancer and ballerina who acts as the rival to leading lady Hinako in the latter category. Dig into a few samples of Sarasa, who is voiced by Ai Kakuma (Ruko in Wixoss, Mayumi in Food Wars!), in the video after the jump.
As scheduled, Toho Animation's official YouTube channel today posted a 90-second full trailer for the upcoming anime feature film Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (Night is short, Walk, Girl) introducing the voice of the protagonist Senpai played by 35-year-old singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino for the first time. Check the newest clip after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Hagane no Renkinjutsushi/Fullmetal Alchemist manga today posted a clear photo of Alphonse Elric created with CG. The voice cast for the character has not yet been revealed. Check the latest information after the jump.
61-year-old anime director Akitaro Daichi, well known for his directorial works for Kodomo no Omocha, Fruits Basket, and the most recent Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, revealed that he is now preparing a new anime project featuring characters designed by acclaimed manga artist Hisashi Eguchi (Stop!! Hibari-kun!, Roujin Z). Hit the jump for more details.
Following the previous five, the official website and Twitter for the upcoming live-action film adaptations of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable today added a visual of cold-blooded criminal Anjuro Katagiri, aka Angelo, portrayed by 33-year-old Takayuki Yamada. Check his evil smile after the jump!
Japanese media has reported that director Seijun Suzuki died in Tokyo on February 13th at age 93 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The stylish maverick influenced other distinguished movie makers from Wong Kar-wai to Quentin Tarantino with cult classics like 1966's Tokyo Drifter and 1967's Branded to Kill. More after the jump.
Enthusiast site Den of Geeks has reported that last weekend's New York Toy Fair industry expo featured promotions proclaiming that season three of Voltron: Legendary Defender will hit Netflix in September 2017. Leading into these 13 episiodes, “additional content” from season two will be this April, into the summer. More after the jump.
The fifteenth and final volume of Akame ga Kill! is out in Japan today, and there's news of the follow-up project. This time writer Takahiro teams up with artist Strelka for Hinowa ga Yuku! (Assault), debuting in the July issue of Big Gangan on June 26th.
Be the Titan-hunter you've always dreamed of being! Whether you want to swing from trees or dust your room, the new Levi Ackerman cosplay has you covered (literally?). Hit the jump to find out where to order yours!
It's time for your latest look at Yuki Yuna Is a Hero -Chapter of Washio Sumi-. The latest commercial includes new footage, a teaser clip of the film's theme, and information about special prizes for ticket pre-purchases. Hit the jump to watch!
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to stuff you face with over 8 POUNDS of meat, read through a) learn why anyone would do this in the first place and b) understand how this can be accomplished. Click through to start cooking!
Japanese corporations Kodansha, Tezuka Productions, NTT DoCoMo, VAIO, and Fujisoft are all joining forces for the "Atom Project", a weekly subscription service that allows purchasers to build their own personal communciations robot based on the titular character from Osamu Tezuka's classic manga and TV anime, Astro Boy (known as Tetsuwan Atom in Japan). Hit the jump to learn more.
Grab some loose socks and make a mad dash for Shibuya! The anime known as Super Gals!, based on the manga by Mihona Fujii, has invaded the Crunchyroll catalog courtesy of Nozomi Entertainment. Read on for full details about this blast from the past that is now available for viewing!