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!
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time originally launched on PlayStation 2 back in 2003, and a Director's Cut version with new modes and characters followed a year later. Now a downloadable HD rerelease is coming to PlayStation 4, complete with upgraded visuals that include cleaned up shadows and improved anti-aliasing. Read on for more.
With Hideo Kojima fully divorced from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, it can be easy to forget that a Hollywood movie adaptation is still floating around out there in development. Who knows if it will ever actually make its way to the screen, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts had plenty to say about it in a recent interview with film site Collider. Read on for more.
The Fate/Grand Order smartphone RPG is gearing up for the kick-off of Epic of Remnant, a 1.5 bridge to part two of its story. This goes someplace bad this weekend with the February 24th debut of Sub-Singularity I: Isolated Lair of Evil - Shinjuku Paranormal Incident. Assassin of Shinjuku, Archer of Shinjuku and Avenger of Shinjuku, along with Emiya Alter showed up in a new animated ad which debuted on today's webcast. Get a look after the jump.
The big turnover at Shonen Jump has taken out another player. An early look at next week's issue 13 has shown that while the magazine is introducing Beelzebub author Ryuuhei Tamura's Hara Peko no Mari/Marie the Starving (and One Piece is absent), Takamasa Moue's Ole Galazo concludes. More after the jump.
Voice actors Showtaro Morikubo (Yūsuke Makishima in Yowamushi Pedal) and Ai Kayano (Rin Toyama in NEW GAME!) will host the live stage event for the upcoming theatrical anime reboot of Mazinger Z. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hark! Crunchyroll’s YouTube channel is handing out bonus items this week in the form of the first three episodes of the Nanbaka anime! Read on for full details, and heck, even watch the episodes courtesy of handy video embeds, after the jump!
North American comics, manga and art book publisher Dark Horse has announced new plans for their latest Hatsune Miku manga license. The first of two Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery volumes is scheduled for October 4, 2017 release with writer Satoshi Oshio and artist Hugin Miyama, the team behind the Overlord manga adaptation, telling the story featured in producer marasy's 2014 hit. Get an early look after the jump.
Voice actors Katsuyuki Konishi and Mai Kanagawa are lending their talents to a preview video that advertises Fudanshi Shacho ("Rotten Boy President"), a web manga by Kaerytai about an inexperienced officer worker receiving instruction from her cool and handsome supervisor, and both characters share an obsession with "boys' love" comics. Hit the jump to learn more.
Last summer, Valve, the creators of Good Smile Company's super deformed Nendoroid and the creators of Max Factory's poseable figma teamed up for four figures based on Defense of the Ancients (DotA) 2, a game famous for its eSports competition. And, now it's time for round two. See who's joining Mirana, Dragon Knight, Anti-Mage and Windranger after the jump.
A new teaser trailer is now available online for the 3rd installment of the 3 part series of original animation DVDs for The Ancient Magus' Bride, which will receive a limited theatrical release in Japan and will also be included as bonus material with a special edition version of the manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo Girls Collection is a twice-yearly fashion festival in which Japanese domestic labels hit the Tokyo area with a look at their latest streetwear. This year, the event is getting a gigantic collaboration. Leading into the second season of Attack on Titan, the festival will feature a collaboration highlighted by a March 25th exhibition at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium that will include models hitting the runway in the trademark Survey Corp jackets.
The card-based Dragon Ball Heroes action continues in Japan this April with Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X on Nintendo 3DS. Five-on-five battles make up the meat of the game, which features over 36 missions and a series-high 240+ characters. Bandai Namco shared the first full promo, so check out some of the features, customization, and gameplay after the jump.
Following up on comments made by GAINAX head Hiroyuki Yamaga regarding the possibility of a continuation of fan favorite anime Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, the long teased project by the GAINAX WEST crew has been unveiled after weeks of teasers, which turns out to be a pop-up promotional cafe that will open on March 3rd and run through the first week of May in Kobe's Anime Street. Hit the jump for details.