Gakuen Handsome, a TV anime based on the bizarre B.L. spoof game by Team YokkyuFuman, will be airing on Tokyo MX and other stations beginning on in October of 2016, and the series will feature two different audio tracks: one for the TV anime voice cast, and another for the game voice cast. Hit the jump to learn more.
Thanks to cutting edge technical advances (or maybe just new character modules), Vocaloids can now show the effect of exposure to the sun! Rolling out July 28th, Hatsune Miku and friends will be getting suntanned versions in Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade Future Tone. Get a look ater the jump.
A special edition version of the 10th collected volume of Atto's Non Non Biyori manga will come with a special treat for fans of the popular rural life comedy: an original animation DVD featuring an all-new episode of Non Non Biyori Repeat. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's time to play a mild game of catch-up once again with Bandai Namco's series of The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars idol introduction trailers. The most recent pair are here to introduce Hibiki Ganaha and Ritsuko Akizuki after the jump.
The Table Museum figma series from FREEing, Max Factory and Good Smile Company takes classics of (so far all Western) art and turns them into rather irreverent poseable figures. At this past weekend's Wonder Festival figure event, the latest were unveiled. Along with teasing the Mona Lisa, visitors got an early look at a prototype of the line's take on Norwegian painter/printmaker Edvard Munch's classic "The Scream."
Square Enix promised another addition to the roster of the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade game, and they delivered with the announcement of Kain Highwind from Final Fantasy IV. He'll be joining the lineup on July 28, and you can see his debut trailer after the jump.
Due out in North America this September, the Attack on Titan Coloring Book aims to get in on that ever-growing market of coloring activity books for adults. Only… aren't those supposed to provide stress relief? I can't think of anything more stressful than coloring in the dead that litter the streets within the walls, but it also appears as if the book has a lighthearted side. Hit the jump for more.
The latest commercial for Tales of Berseria features a confrontation between Velvet and Eleanor, an exorcist who lives to protect the world from daemons. She doesn't take Velvet's attacks on Abbey, the exorcist organization, lightly, hence the squabble that kicks off the video after the jump.
Kazuya Minekura's Journey To The West inspired bishonen adventure Saiyuki has begun preparing for 2017's celebration of its 20th anniversary. A website has launched, revealing that the series' fourth, iteration, 2009's Saiyuki Reload Blast, will be adapted into an anime, and that a stage event with cast Toshihiko Seki, Soichiro Hoshi, Hiroaki Hirata, and Akira Ishida, exhibition of manga art and celebration will be held January 7 and 8, 2017 at Chiba's Makuhari Messe.
From the depths to the heights... The despair... The hope... it all couldn't fit into a standard-length episode, so, promoted on transit stations in Ikebukuro, Re:ZERO had to stretch the heart-scorching next episode a bit. Episode 18, "From Zero" will be running an expanded 25 minutes and 45 seconds! Get a look after the jump.
High Score Girl, Rensuke Oshikiri's manga about adolescent fighting-game players in the early 90's, has returned to Big Gangan magazine. Timed for the resumption, volume six and new "Continue" editions of the first volumes, with bonus content, are out today. All of this is promoted in a commercial featuring a voice that should be familiar to gamers who listen to the Japanese dialog.
In commemoration of its 15th anniversary, Japanese figure company Good Smile Company has released "FUTURE FACTORY," a three-minute guide video of its Rakutsuki factory in Tottori Prefecture, introduced by robot manager named L.U.C.K.Y. (aka Rassan). Check how the factory will be operated in future after the jump.
In commemoration of the release of the One Piece Film Gold in Japan, Tokyo-based precious metal supplier Tokuriki Honten will offer pure gold figures of the protagonist Monky D. Luffy in two sizes from August 1. The price for the large 180mm-tall figure is 20,000,000 yen (about 187,477 US dollars). Check the jump for more details.
Following the Karasuno High members last week, the official website of "Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyu!!: Karasuno, Fukkatsu! (Revival!)" today released cast visuals of the members of Nekoma High, Date Kogyo High, Tokonami High, and Aoba Jyosai High for its October opening. Check the new cast photos after the jump!
Looking for a reason to bust out your favorite smartwatch? Hope it's an Apple Watch at that, because Cosmos Rings, the world's first RPG specifically for smartwatches, is coming soon from Square Enix. Hit the jump for more!