Digital comic seller Comixology has announced that they have pulled 56 comics from their iOS in-app store to comply with the Apple App Store guidelines regarding adult or inappropriate content. Five of these are, mostly yaoi, manga titles from DMP. All these comics can still be purchased from their web store and synched to the app. Details past the jump.
The wait is over for the retooled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn! Well, at least it's over for the release date, which has been revealed as August 27 on PC and PlayStation 3. That's not all, though, because Square Enix also showed off the fancy Collector's Edition that can be yours for a premium price. More after the jump.
Cast has been announced for Noitamina's anime adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist author Hiromu Arakawa's best-selling farming manga Silver Spoon. Arakawa drew on her upbringing as a Hokkaido farmer to write the story of bright student Yugo Hachiken who schemes to get away from his family by enrolling in an agricultural school that requires students to reside in its dorms, only to find it more work than he had envisioned. See who's who after the jump.
Another member of Square Enix has left the company, with the announcement of Square Enix of America president and CEO Mike Fischer's departure. Fischer will be taking on the role of vice president of Amazon Japan's Digital Music and Video division. Read on for more.
Those who have been holding out on picking up Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now have the ultimate way to do so on PlayStation 3. Available today in the PS Store, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Ultimate Edition bundles the game with five character skins, bonus VR missions, and Jetstream Sam and Blade Wolf's side-stories. More after the jump.
NIS America has a special package in store for those who plan on shelling out a bit more money for Time and Eternity, AKA Toki to Towa or Tokitowa, the upcoming PlayStation 3 RPG from ImageEpoch. More on the limited edition after the jump!
Amazon is gearing up to launch an everyone-wins fan fiction initiative, where the writer, the intellectual property owner and the intermediary will make money. So far, they've licensed Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries from WB’s Alloy division. Fans can then write their own fiction based on those series, sell it for Kindle, and split the money three ways. More after the jump.
The late night noitaminA (00:45 to 1:45 Friday morning) block launched in 2005 with the intention of expanding the target audience beyond the typical young male demographic. After running a spring rebroadcast of the White Fox (Steins;Gate) adaptation of Nisio Isin's historical fantasy Katanagatari this spring, they return to new material this summer with an adaptation of Silver Spoon. Watch the progression after the jump.
Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle! is bringing hungry four-player brawling to Nintendo 3DS in Japan this summer, and a new promotional video showcases some of the battling action to come, from power-ups to group showdowns with the series' many colossal beasts. Check it out after the jump.
While Valhalla Knights 3 is primarily an action-RPG, there's also somewhat of a seedy underbelly to the whole world. One of the latest promos dives into the realm of hostess clubs, sexy nurses, and poking and prodding in the red light district to show a game that doesn't mind getting a little racy during the downtime. More after the jump.
While Max Factory's Gon and Killua figma are scheduled for next month, you'll have to wait a bit longer to add Kurapika to your Hunter x Hunter collection. The newly showcased figure has the line's trademark joints, normal and scarlet eyed facial expressions and the pieces for Chain Jail, Judgment Chain and Dowsing Chain. Get a look after the jump.
Karaoke Pasela Resorts has launched a Valvrave the Liberator collaboration menu with items that fit nicely with the often quirky beats of the mecha anime. In addition to serving treats like bowls and honey toast modeled after the Dyson Sphere and colonies, perhaps best of all, the menu offers a Shoko themed yakisoba bread from the anime's episode one eating contest. More after the jump.
Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising), the first anime movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki since 2008's Ponyo, opens in Japanese theaters on July 20th, and the promotional push is just starting to pick up, with a series of four posters displayed in theaters starting in May. Get a look at the first after the jump.
There's still very little information about the July anime adaptation of Nico Tanigawa's otaku cringe-comedy Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! aka Watamote or It’s Not My Fault That I’m Not Popular! However, after plenty of fan created/fake character design sheets for the anime, the real ones have finally been revealed. Get a look after the jump.
With Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya slated to debut in Japanese theaters July 6th, a new visual shows older versions of sidekicks Kagura and Shinpachi against what looks like a post apocalyptic version of the series' alien-invaded Tokyo. Japanese fans are detecting a bit of a Sword Art Online spoof in the new designs. Get a look after the jump.