Kodansha announced on July 22 that the total print run of Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki no Reitetsu dark comedy manga series (including its related works such as the illustration collection) in Japan has reached 10 million copies with its newest 22nd volume released on the day. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website of the TV anime project based on Yuki Midorikawa's fantasy comedy manga series Natsume Yujin-cho/Natsume's Book of Friends today confirmed that its next fifth season, titled Natsume Yujin-Cho Go, will premiere on TV Tokyo and other stations this October. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the first one posted two weeks ago, NBCUniversal Japan's official anime YouTube channel has also released a new 30-second PV for the second OAD from the To Love-Ru manga franchise's 10th anniversary project, newly narrated by Aki Toyosaki as Momo Belia Deviluke. Check the new clip after the jump!
Following her 7th single "starlog" for the first season, ChouCho has provided her 13th single song "Asterism" as the OP theme for Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!, the ongoing fourth TV anime based on Hiroshi Hiroyama' manga series. Her record company Lantis has posted a short version MV for the song on its official YouTube channel.
Advance tickets for the upcoming feature film Eiga Mahou Tsukai PreCure! Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!/Maho Girls PreCure! The Movie: Miracle Transformation! Cure Mofurun! went on sale at Japanese theaters on July 16, and the record-breaking 31,740 tickets were sold only in the first two days. Hit the jump for more details.
Lantis has posted a five-minute full music video for four-member Japanese pop band fhána's 9th single "calling" on its official YouTube channel. The song has been featured as the ED theme for the ongoing TV anime Tales of Zestiria the X (Cross). Check their newest MV after the jump!
Bandai Visual is gearing up to release a deluxe, 2 piece Bluray box set for Sunrise's hot-blooded mecha series from 1994, Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Hit the jump to learn more.
The girls of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU are back in a set of hug pillows (Saika, who was the break-out hit of the last round hasn't made an appearance yet this time). Bunny girl versions of Yukino Yukinoshita, Yui Yuigahama and Iroha Isshiki are available for a limited tme from TBS/MBS' Animaru, selling for 9,000yen through Hachiman Hikigaya's double 8 birthday (August 8th).
Crunchyroll has announced the introduction of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Shorts, with the first season's set of 11 online today, available in the same regions as the main series. There will then be a catch-up of Re:PETIT ~Starting Life in Another World from PETIT~ episodes 1-5 next Friday, with subsequent episodes coming at 7:00am Fridays going forward.
There may have been a new hint when English-speaking audiences will get a chance to see Dragon Ball Super, the new anime celebrating the 30th anniversary of the anime version of Akira Toriyama's martial arts comedy action classic. In a deleted Instagram post, Jason Douglas, voice of Beerus in Funimation's English dub of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' posted a shot of the character on screen from Super's first episode.
Musician / actor / producer Takanori Nishikawa, who performs under the stage-name of T.M. Revolution, will be guest-starring on the 4th episode of B-PROJECT, an original TV anime about male idol groups. Hit the jump to learn more.
We've had a couple RECOMMENDATIONS installments before, but none quite as definitive as this! On this week's Fanart Friday, Nate talks about the MUST-WATCH and MUST-READ titles--hit the jump to check out fan-made masterpieces featuring the titles you have to check out!
Remember Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars? The PS Vita RPG was originally released in 2013, and had players taking on the role of Disciples who must form bonds and ultimately save the world by giving birth to Star Children. It's been a while since it came up on this site, but now it's making its way to PC via Steam. Hit the jump for more.
As you may know, Pokémon Go finally launched in Japan after a delay, so now everyone in the very country that created Pokémon can join in on the hunt. The folks behind the game are sorry for the hold up, so they posted a video to address the delay. Watch as Game Freak's general manager Junichi Masuda and Niantic CEO John Hanke team up to apologize and offer some safety tips for the AR game after the jump.
The anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's sports manga Kuroko's Basketball is set to be featured in a series of anime movie, starting with a trilogy of Winter Cup compilations. These will be followed by an adaptation of the Kuroko's Basketball EXTRA GAME follow-up manga, schedule for 2017. An early look at the visual for that movie has leaked online.