Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Good Smile Company's new Nendoroid figure inspired by Arale Norimaki, the female protagonist in Akira Toriyama's comedy manga series in the early 1980s, Dr.SLUMP. This is the 900th item from the company's popular deformed figure line launched in 2006. Check out her details after the jump.
Four-member idol unit AOP (abbreviation for Anime OEN Project) has performed all four OP theme songs for the Osomatsu-san/Mr.Osomatsu anime series. Following the music video, they have also posted a special dance video of "Maboroshi Wink," the second OP song for the ongoing second season, for fans to dance with them. Learn the dance after the jump!
Pikotaro did a new song about vegetables. Momoiro Clover Z is involved. That's about all we know. See for yourself after the jump.
Japanese job magazine Town Works' official website is now inviting a candidate who can join a voice recording session for an episode of the upcoming TV anime Tadakun wa Koi wo Shinai as an extra character. No qualifications and previous experiences of voice acting is required. Hit the jump for more details.
Director Shinsuke Sato (Oblivion Island, the pair of live-action Gantz movies) will be unleashing the live-action take on Bleach in Japan on July 20, and Warner Bros. is here with a new clip to preview some of the early action.
You can take the girl out of Hope's Peak Academy, but... Multitalented performer Sayaka Kanda shows that she still loves Junko Enoshima in her new Instagram cosplay photo. Check it out after the jump!
Switch owners will be able to jam all 10 main Mega Man games on Switch later this year. Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is coming to Switch as a physical release, and the two collections will also be available to purchase separately as digital titles. Read on for details!
The ending theme for Lupin the Third Part 5, an upcoming TV anime and the latest animated adaptation based on the "gentleman thief" characters from Monkey Punch's manga, will be performed by voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro, who also provides the voice of Lupin's on-again-off-gain love-interest and partner-in-crime, Fujiko Mine. Hit the jump to learn more.
Believe it or not, Bandai Namco hasn't run out of school introduction videos for Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match. The latest tank showcase is all about the University Selection Team, so see what they bring to the table in the trailer after the jump.
A new key visual, a new trailer, and new cast additions have been revealed for Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori, an upcoming TV anime based on the "heartful" manga by Yuu Shimizu that follows the everday lives of four men who work at a traditional, Japanese-style cafe. Hit the jump to learn more.
After talking the creative philosophy at ArcSys and their upcoming fighter Cross Tag Battle, we spent some time with Toshimori and Ishiwatari discussing their now famous creations Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. Each discussed their inspirations and ideas for their creations, their development history, and their favorite designs. Hit the jump for more about 2 of the best 2D fighters and for their favorite anime!
Japanese rock band Kyuso Nekokami will perform the opening theme for MAJOR 2nd, an upcoming TV anime based on the baseball manga by Takuya Mitsuda that serves as a sequel to the earlier MAJOR manga and TV anime by focusing on the next generation of aspiring baseball players. Hit the jump to learn more.
After 45 years, Mazinger Z has finally returned with a sequel to its original series. Mazinger Z/Infinity blasted into Japanese theaters and made its way around the world, blowing away fans of all ages. But how does the granddaddy of super robot anime stand up in 2018? Check out our review after the jump.
The ending theme has been revealed for Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru - Dances with the Dragons, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of fantasy light novels in which magic-wielders combine science and sorcery to deal with otherworldly threats. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anime vs. Real Life – With three percent of the total population being murderous hitmen, Hakata does not really seem like the ideal destination for a family vacation. Luckily, that’s only the case in this season’s murderous crime drama, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens. However, the locations depicted in the anime are quite true to life. Check out just how much after the jump!