To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. is creating an art exhibition called "Madogatari" that combines artwork from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Monogatari series. Hit the jump to learn more.
The dancing mascots of the "No More Movie Thief" Japanese anti-piracy campaign are receiving their own photo book featuring interviews and candid photos of the mascots going about their daily lives. Hit the jump to learn more.
Lantis has released a two-minute music video for Stereo Dive Foundation's latest song "Renegade" on its official YouTube channel. It is now used as the OP theme song for the TV anime adaptation of Kohske's hard-boiled action manga GANGSTA. Check the MV after the jump.
40-year-old manga artist Masashi Kishimoto, best known for his internationally famous series Naruto, has provided a CD jacket illustration for Japanese violinist Chisako Takashima's new album "Strings on Fire" released in Japan on July 1. Check his non-Naruto art after the jump.
King Records has posted a short music video for two-member anime voice actress unit YuiKaori's upcoming 11th single "Ring Ring Rainbow!!" on its official YouTube channel. It is now used as the OP theme song for the TV anime Joukamachi no Dandelion/Castle Town Dandelion. Check their new MV after the jump!
Following the anthology novel book published by Fujimi Shobou in January, an art exhibition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hajime Kanzaka's long-running light novel series Slayers will be held at Art Gallery GoFa in Aoyama, Tokyo, from July 11 to August 30. Check the details after the jump.
Pony Canyon has released a 110-second English-subbed promotional video for A-1 Pictures' upcoming anime film project Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai/Garakowa -Restore the World-, to introduce its three main characters with their voices. Check the clip after the jump.
It is likely that some of you may already be tucked in bed dreaming of Candyland right now, but there’s a late night new streaming announcement just coming in over the horn that we can’t wait to share: Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc will begin streaming soon at Crunchyroll! Read on for more details!
Following the first one released back in January, the official website for the Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- anime project today posted a 50-second new teaser for the upcoming all-new film Cadenza featuring Shouzou Chihaya and the five mental models of the student council of fog. Check the latest clip after the jump!
At Anime Expo, North American publisher announced plans to release Keiichi Arawi's Nichijou/My Ordinary comedy manga, starting in spring 2016. The 2006 ongoing inspired a cult 2011 anime by Kyoto Animation, More after the jump.
While, Publisher Ichijinsha's release of Telegenic, a survey of the animation work from animator/character designer Atsushi Nishigori (Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking, the IdolM@ster) got delayed two weeks to July 16h, there's now an awesome new bonus offered for ordering the book through Aniplex+. Customers will now be getting special art Nishigori featuring a Gurren Lagann x iM@s crossover illustration on a b5 sized board.
On the heels of the announcement that Viz's
Yesterday we posted about Mighty No. 9 creator and former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune cooking up a special announcement for Anime Expo 2015, and we've already got a little tease for it. Since Inafune will be on a panel with Studio 4ºC president Eiko Tanaka, it makes sense that they would want to reveal their new collaboration known as Red Ash. Read on for more.
Kotobukiya is brewing up some dark magic with a pocket-sized Cu-poche PVC figure of Dark Magician Girl from the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game and TV anime. Hit the jump to check it out.
Artist Mugi Tanaka’s new storytelling project PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! continues to expand this week as the spotlight falls on KOTOKO, the gang's resident preppy bookworm! Enjoy new art and background items after the jump!