When Fury, the World War II tank war film starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, opened in Japan on November 28th, it was promoted to military history otaku as distributor Kadokawa teamed it with the moe land, sea and air forces of Girls und Panzer, KanColle and Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow. Following the offer of special clear files with tickets, GnP and Fury are reuniting for the latter's Blu-ray release.
Have you ever looked down at your shoes and thought that they just weren’t Dragon Ball Z enough for your tastes? Mexican clothing company Heredia Clothing wants to remedy that with their special lineup of DBZ-inspired kicks. You won’t want to scuff these. Hit the jump to see more!
NightCry, the spiritual successor to Clock Tower, is officially up and ready for you to support on Kickstarter! Hit the jump to find out more!
There's even more in the works for Haruichi Furudate's Haikyuu!! volleyball manga. Near the end of last year a second anime season was confirmed, and now there's a 2015 compilation film project on the way that's set to summarize the first leg of the series. Hit the jump for more.
Joining hometown girl Hatsune Miku and Madoka Magica's QB, a superdeformed snow sculpture of Love Live's Honoka, Umi and Kotori will be displayed as part of the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival, illuminated nights between February 5 and 11. There's now an early look at the work and consensus is that the chibis' eyes are quite creepy. Get a look after the jump.
Following their post a look at Universal Studios Japan's Attack on Titan "Cool Japan" attraction, maidigitv has present their looks at the Evangelion 4D experience, which puts visitors on the battlefront of an angel attack via motion theater, complete with wind and water, along with their Resident Evil Real Escape Game and musician HYDE's appearance at the opening. Get a look after the jump.
Sony Music Japan's official website for two-member anison unit ClariS today announced that the unit will hold their first concert without any supporting acts at Zepp Tokyo on July 31. Today they performed at the Lisani! Live 5 event at Nippon Budokan as one of the guests. Hit the jump for more details.
Soccer team Kawasaki Frontale in the J-League Division 1 yesterday revealed its official mascot character Maruko Kawasaki. She is designed by ex-Kawasaki resident Keitaro Arima, who is best known for his Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase manga series. This is the first time for a J-League team to have a bishoujo/moe mascot character. Check her short PV after the jump.
Studio Colorido's official Twitter has announced that Hiroyasu Ishida's critically acclaimed 2009 short Fumiko no Kokuhaku/Fumiko's Confession and a trailer for his 2013 film Hinata no Aoshigure are now screened in JR Niigata's new train E129. Hit the ump for more details.
Three months ahead of its premiere, the official website for the Knights of Sidonia anime franchise has already announced a release schedule for the six-volume DVD/Blu-ray of the upcoming TV anime second season Dai-kyu Wakusei Seneki/Battle for Planet Nine. Check the details after the jump.
The last 49th episode of HappinessCharge PreCure! was finally aired in Japan this morning. In the end of the episode, Cure Lovely introduced Cure Flora, the protagonist of the upcoming new series Go! Princess PreCure to the viewers. Check the "baton pass" message video after the jump!
Ippei Gotou's 2014 Hi-Fi Cluster, which was picked up for the English edition of Shonen Jump after a "Jump Start" trial run will be following fellow fall Jump Started manga Judos into history with the sci-fi manga manga ending in next week's Shounen Jump Issue 9. Sporting Salt, E-Robot, Takujou no Ageha and the English translated Gakkyuu Houtei are still running. More after the jump.
Remember that Taco Bell Madoka Magica co-promotion hoax? Well, it looks like it might become a reality some day. While Yum! Brands siblings KFC and Pizza Hut are located across the country, you can only get Taco Bell on a military base. A failed 80's trail run in the Nagoya area hasn't dissuade Yum front include the Bell in its international expansion plans. More after the jump.
At the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Yamaha American English focused VOCALOID, Cyber Diva. The VOCALOID boasting an American English focused voiced bank is offered with VOCALOID4 Editor with Cross-Synthesis for adding melody and lyrics to a virtual voice. This package with VOCALOID4 Editor and VOCALOID Editor for Cubase sells for $149.99, schedule for first quarter of the year. More after the jump.
Japanese blogs are reporting that an early look at the March issue of manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive, due out the 27th, has revealed that the staff along with pop rock band opening theme song performers nano.RIPE will be returning for Non Non Biyori Repeat. Scheduling information for the upcoming second season of the adaptation of Atto's rural comedy is still unknown. More after the jump.