To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. is creating an art exhibition called "Madogatari" that combines two of their most popular anime properties: Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Monogatari series. It's begun previewing the tie-in merchandise, starting with a "Shinobu Oshino & Kyubey" figFIX.
Chara Hobby C3xHobby is one of the largest Japanese anime/game character goods events, hosted by Hobby Japan, Ascii Media Works and Sotsu. It has been held every summer at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture since 2004. This year's event was held on August 22 and 23. Check the photo report part 1 after the jump.
Sometimes the world can seem like a dark place, and then you realize there are people who take the time to do things like recreate the original 1997 Pokémon anime intro in Grand Theft Auto V. YouTube Merfish is behind this creation, which you can see after the jump.
Aquaplus has released a new preview video for the upcoming fantasy TV anime, Utawarerumono: False Mask. Hit the jump to check it out.
Next week's Shonen Jump issue 40 is set to update the plans for the summer 2016 One Piece movie. After contributing to 2009's tenth One Piece movie, Strong World and 2012's twelfth movie, Film Z, series creator is back for the next one. More after the jump.
The Japanese box art has been revealed for Tokyo Ghoul: Jail along with an announcement of the PS Vita game's first-print bonuses. Hit the jump for the art and details on the bonuses.
Staff and cast have been announced for the fall anime adaptation of I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying author Cool-Kyou-Sinnjya's Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! (Komori Can't Refuse!), a comedy about a junior high school girl who is too nice to decline requests and gains special abilities in the process. Kenichi Imaizumi (Student Council's Discretion Lv. 2) directs with Yurie Kuniyuki (Denki-Gai) on character design and animation direction.
Gust recently showcased a new trailer for Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, offering a peek at how the latest entry in the series begins along with some samples of the story and battles. Hit the jump for more.
Famitsu has the first screens for Summon Night 6: Lost Borders, which was announced for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita last week. It's on the way next spring to celebrate the series' 15th anniversary, and you can see a closer look at the debut screens after the jump.
The Girl Friend Beta PS Vita adventure game is coming to Japan on November 19, and Bandai Namco is here with a new trailer introducing the game's girls and features. Hit the jump for more.
Capcom's latest addition to the character roster for Street Fighter V might prove that Capcom is indeed listening to fan input, as the company has announced that pro wrestler R. Mika is the latest addition to the forthcoming fighting game.
New information is available for the upcoming visual-novel-to-TV-anime adaptation of Four Rhythm Across the Blue, which is now scheduled to premiere in the Winter 2016 season. Hit the jump to learn more.
Doujinshi returns to Tokyo Big Sight on August 30th for COMITIA113. WordGear will be on hand with the 16th collection of Fumio Kunori's Sword Art Online: Material Edition collection. What's particularly notably about the Material Edition doujinshi is that creator Fumio Kunori is series author Reki Kawahara working under a pseudonym. More after the jump.
Seinen manga magazine Comic Zenon, home of the works of greats like City Hunter author Hojo Tsukasa and Fist of the North Star's Tetsuo Hara, has expanded its Silent Manga Audition talent search site with a chance to read their series in English. Manga lovers can read chapters of Hara and Seibo Kitahara's Ikusa no Ko, Molico Ross' Nobo and Her? and Kei Ohkubo's Arte.
The main cast for the BIOHAZARD the STAGE play, which adapts the Resident Evil video games into theatrical form, has been announced, and the cast includes legendary martial arts actor Sonny Chiba. Hit the jump to learn more.