The long journey of Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's Deadman Wonderland manga has finally concluded. Tokyopop started releasing the 2007 series and got five volumes in before their regional publishing division ceased operations in 2011. Then, a month before its Japanese run ended in August 2013, Viz picked up the series for a new American release. Well, the violent saga of imprisioned Ganta Igarashi is finally at its English language end as Viz has released the 13th and final volume in print and digital this week.
The PC and PS Vita remake of the Eve: Burst Error R visual novel, from the creator of YU-NO, is coming to Japan with improved graphics, some new event CG, and additional features. It's set to launch on April 28, but you can go ahead and watch the opening after the jump.
Capcom's third-person Resident Evil shooter Umbrella Corps is adding some Resident Evil 5 flavor. Capcom announced the addition of a map based on the autonomous zone of Kijuju from RE5, which features a settlement absolutely ravaged by the Plaga virus. Kijuju marks the largest map in Umbrella Corps, with a mix of open areas and underground passageways. More after the jump.
Poni-Pachet, makers of the otome (female audience) game Ozmafia!!, have announced that the visual novel is set to be adapted into anime this summer. As the title suggests, it's a Wizard of Oz meets organized crime reverse harem story in which an amnesiac girl comes under the Oz Family, specifically bishonen inspired by the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow.
The latest smart phone app from Japanese software developer Gamegate Inc. is a program that allows users to create a custom alarm featuring the voice and likeness of Alice Cartelet, the British-born Japan enthusiast from KINMOZA!. Hit the jump to learn more.
Super Lovers, an upcoming TV anime adaptation of the boy's love shōjo manga of the same name by Miyuki Abe, has announced additional cast members and their accompanying voice actors. Hit the jump to learn more.
Next up in their DubCast lineup, FUNimation has announced the English voices for sci-fi comedy Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn, launching on February 12 at 11:40 am EST. See who's who after the jump.
On the weekend of February 20/21, all Splatoon regions will have the opportunity to celebrate Pokémon's 20th anniversary with a battle for the honor of their favorite version of the original as North America and Europe/Oceania's Splatfest third-person shooter competition set Callie's Red against Marie's Blue (Hotaru's repping Green in Japan). More after the jump.
Production of the live-action TV drama and film adaptation of the Dias Police ~Ihou Keisatsu~ manga series created by Richard Woo (story) and Shinichi Sugimura (arts) are confirmed. 30-year-old Shota Matsuda (Hiroshi Tanaka in Afro Tanaka) is cast as the protagonist Saki Kubozaka in both. Check the teaser after the jump.
Kadokawa's official anime YouTube channel today posted a behind-the-scenes clip for the music video of "ANGER/ANGER," the ED theme song for the ongoing TV anime BBK/BRNK, performed by Tom-H@ck's contemporary creative unit MYTH & ROID (pronounced as Miss Android) featuring vocalist Mayu. Check the clip after the jump.
"Itoshiki Monotachi e" (To Beloved), the 59-minute final fifth chapter of the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime film series released on 36 screens in Japan on February 6. Despite of its very limited release, it ranked 9th with 43,099,100 yen on 36,161 admissions in its first weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon report, the 432-yen regular edition of the latest 7th volume of Kohei Horikoshi's hero action shonen mange series Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia, released on February 4, takes the first place in its weekly manga sales chart for the week of February 1-7 with 149,444 copies. Hit the jump for more details.
The official YouTube channel for Kodansha's Bessatsu Margaret has posted a two-minute PV for the upcoming second volume of Io Sakisaka's Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare manga. Following "Taisetstuna Kimi he" for the first volume, 18-year-old singer-songwriter Sonoko Inoue provides her major debut single song "Daisuki." for it. Check the clips after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Mimana Orimoto's Bakuon!! motorcycle-themed manga today announced its six additional voice cast and its OP/ED theme songs' titles and artists. The OP theme "FEEL x ALIVE" is performed by 33-year-old anison singer Sayaka Sasaki. Check the latest information after the jump.
The 18-minute second episode of the web anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga starts streaming for general audience in Japan from today, February 12. At the same time, its official website announced that the third episode will be available at noon on March 18 (JST). Hit the jump for more details.