Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corp.'s campaign for their Kei SUV Hustler celebrates the holidays with their seventh ad featuring Dr. Slump, famous Japanese manga artist (and probably one of the richest) Akira Toriyama's first successful work before Dragon Ball.
As Hi-sCool! Seha Girls has been reminding us on a weekly basis, Sega history is quite moe. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Sega Saturn Japanese debut, a system that endeared plenty with games like NIGHTS, Panzer Dragoon, and Sakura Wars, but which suffered from a bizarre US launch, then the onslaught of the Nintendo 64. Celebrate after the jump.
Two new cast members have been introduced for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga. Assassin/sadistic PE teacher Akira Takaoka is Masanobu Takashima ( Daisuke Matoba in L: Change the World ) and transfer student Itona Horibe is played by Seishiro Kato (the lead in Ninja Kids!!! ). More after the jump.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently shared some info on the upcoming Twilight Princess DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors, which adds in a playable Twili Midna and other new features. Aonuma hinted at one of the costumes being surprising, and sure enough, you'll be able to dress Link up as the Postman character, short-shorts and all. Hit the jump for more.
Today we go way back to Y2K with recommendations for favorites of the early 2000s - get ideas of new anime to watch after the jump!
In Charapedia's latest 10,000 reader poll, fans were asked to name the anime girl who they would most like to sit next to in class, whether she's the class beauty or the genius artist.. mostly class beauties. The male-female breakdown is responses was 42.% to 57.6%. 84.1% of the responses were from visitors in their teen and 20's. See who was picked after the jump.
Assassin's Creed: Unity brings the franchise to the French Revolution, with streamlined gameplay and four-player co-op! Does the famous franchise still struggle with all-too-familiar issues? See what works and where they stumble, after the jump!
A new listing has the Tokyo Ghoul anime returning to Tokyo MX for the launch of its broadcast on January 8th. TV Aichi, TV Osaka, TVQ Kyushu, AT-X and Dlife broadcasts will start over the next week. More after the jump.
If you're into both American history AND Japanese RPGs, you're likely well aware of Americana Dawn, which is billed as "a classic JRPG inspired by American folklore and history." Japanese and American developer Bit Bonton recently launched a new Kickstarter to gather funds for the game, and they're aiming for a grand total of $70,000 with 30 days left to go. Read on for more.
Following the week's earlier Kiki and Nadia sketches, last night, Suzuhito Yasuda, creator of Yozakura Quartet, artist on the Durarara!! light novels and character designer on the new Ai Tenchi Muyo!, recently declared on Twitter that he was going to take a break and do a couple of quick sketches. This time, the 15-minute sketch resulted in a tribute to Frozen. Get a look after the jump.
Earlier this month we got a look at the opening movie for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation, which was originally announced for the west with an early 2015 release window. Hit the jump for more.
Figure and model retailer TMS Entertainment will be releasing a figure of Daisuke Jigen from the Lupin III spinoff film Lupin the Third: Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone. YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info after the jump!
Nicely timed to follow her appearance in the Sword Art Online II "Calibur" story, FunnyKnights has launched pre-orders for their 1/8th scale figure of Cait Sith beast-tamer version ALO of Silica. The 18cm figure by Mowano and Chizuru Nagumo ships in late May for 10,584 yen. Get a look after the jump.
With this weekend's opening of the Attack on Titan - Guren no Yumiya compilation movie, hype is starting to kick off for the second. Jiyū no Tsubasa is set to open June 27th and covers episodes 14-25. Advanced tickets go on sale November 29th, offered with incentive Eren and Levi B2 posters. Get a look after the jump.
Japanese electronic musical instrument company Korg has announced its collaboration project with popular band-themed anime series K-ON!. The company will release "RK-100S K-ON! Special," a 300-limted electronic keyboard inspired by the keyboardist of Houkago Tea Time, Tsumugi Kotobuki. Check the details after the jump.