Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's 1/8 scale pre-painted figure of Yuki Himekawa from The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise for a June 2017 release. The item is based on her "Full Swing☆Yell" SSR costume for The [email protected] Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage social game. Check the product photos after the jump!
The official website for the TV anime project based on Yuki Midorikawa's fantasy comedy manga series Natsume Yujin-cho/Natsume's Book of Friends today confirmed that its next sixth season, titled Natsume Yujin-Cho Roku, will premiere in the spring of 2017. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-, the second film from the KING OF PRISM anime franchise, announced today that Tomokazu Sugita is cast as a new character for the film, George Takadanobaba. The 36-year-voice actor is best known as Kyon in the Haruhi Suzumiya series and Gintoki Sakata in Gintama. Hit the jump for more details.
Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for full color muffler towels featuring each 37 idols from The [email protected] Million Live! social game franchise for a March 2017 release. The girls' "Parfait Noir" costumes were used in their "3rdLIVE TOUR BELIEVE MY [email protected]!!" held in 2016. Check the illustrations for the items and their latest concert footage after the jump.
While Kadokawa will hold the previously-reported store events in Akihabara and Shibuya, Banpresto will also offer a special birthday cake set for Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, for a limited time of three days between January 31 and February 2. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest weekend box office report for January 21-22, Makoto Shinkai's youth sci-fi anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. made an astonishing 174 million yen on 124,000 admissions in its 22nd weekend, taking back its top spot for the first time in nine weeks. Hit the jump for more details.
The Great Ace Attorney 2 was originally revealed sans platform information last September, which was great! Unfortunately, between then and now there's still been no word regarding an English release of the currently Japan-only period piece entry. Nevertheless, the sequel chugs along at full speed, and Capcom debuted a new trailer that officially confirms Nintendo 3DS as the home platform of The Great Ace Attorney 2. Hit the jump to watch.
Bleach is over. Nisekoi is over. Toriko is over. After 40 years, KochiKame is over. Now, Japanese manga readers have been giving some thought to which manga defines that notable home of the hits, Shonen Jump. From December 20-January 3, a goo poll took over 3000 votes for the magazine's next signature series. Gintama was excluded (maybe because it's ending). One Piece was excluded (maybe because it would be too obvious).
Voice actress Aya Uchida rang in the new year with vocal cord surgery -- but she's announced that it went well and she's improving! She's promising to rest up, but looks forward to getting back to work as soon as she can. Hit the jump for the full story!
Ever wondered how manga is adapted into anime? How does animation change the way the story is told? In this feature, let's take a closer look at the art and animation of Fuuka, the popular romance manga.
Bandai Namco recently shared a Japanese promo for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4's Road to Boruto expansion, offering up a look at the opening movie. The company's English branch followed up with a version of the promo billed as a "launch trailer," and you can dig in after the jump.
On March 2nd, the new Kenji Kamiyam )-directed anime film Ancien and the Magic Tablet will screen, with English subtitled, Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2017. Then, after opening in Japanese theaters on March 18th, on the 19th, on the closing Day of the New York International Children's Film Festival, it will be playing in the US. Nippon TV's program catalog has now posted a listing of the feature with English info.
It's been a decade since Kingdom Hearts II. The years and numerous handheld releases havent been kind to the already complex story and Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue takes on the ambitious task of bringing players back up to speed before the third major release of the franchise. Discover the new and old it has to offer setting the stage for Kingdom Hearts III, after the jump!
The Manga Taisho awards, an award also known as the "Cartoon grand prize" that celebrates excellence in the manga industry, has announced its 2017 nominees. Hit the jump to learn more.
Two new characters are joining the cast of elDLIVE -- but not all of them are nice. Meet the new hero and villain making their way into Akira Amano's outer space adventure, and see what they have to say about their new roles. All this and more after the jump!