A web radio broadcast has introduced Ryotaro Okiayu, Yuichi Nakamura and Aki Unone to the csst of winter's Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor: -EXODUS. The new entry in Tow Ubukata's (Mardock Scramble, Chevalier d'Eon) sci-fi mecha series is set to run 26 episodes with the three voicing Walter Bargest, Dustin Morgan and Keith Water respectively. More after the jump.
Amazon has begun listing two new Madoka Magica spin-offs releases from Yen Press. Kuroe Mura's Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story is down for March 24, 2015 while Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d'Arc is set for April 21st.
Hyrule Warriors is getting an update in Japan on September 1, bringing with it a new Challenge Mode, NES-style sword and shield, additional background music options, and bug fixes. Hit the jump for screens and more.
First shown during Sony's Gamescom 2014 press conference, Hellblade is the latest from Ninja Theory, developer of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, and DmC Devil May Cry. They recently uploaded a look behind the scenes, showing the eight weeks of work that went into getting the trailer ready in time and more. Dig into the first developer diary after the jump.
Green-haired cyclist Yusuke Makishima from Yowapeda left a very strong impression on anime viewers not only with his distinctive "spider" climbing style and his memorable speech style, he also left an impression with his very questionable fashion sense. Bandai has apparently decided to make an actual room wear ensemble for the fans to try out his fashion sense as well. Do you dare to wear it? You decide after the jump!
Following up on yesterday's official reveal of Pokkén Tournament, The Pokémon Company opened up an official website for the Pokémon arcade fighting game. The site features some comments from Pokémon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, Tekken chief producer Katsuhiro Harada, and SoulCalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino, all of whom were present for the reveal, and they had some interesting things to say about their collaborative project.
The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced the line-up of “The World of Hideaki Anno” which will be featuring works by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno in first-ever major screening occasion to showcase his works. A special trailer offers a survey of the works to be featured. Get a look after the jump.
It's time for the 10th round of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC in Japan. This one brings in a handful of new tracks to tap along to, including "Battle in the Forgotten City" from the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children CG-animated movie. Full list after the jump.
A new preview offers a look at Buddy Complex: Kanketsu-hen - Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de, the special finale to the mecha series coming this September. A Blu-ray release has also been listed for November 21st with English subtitles set to be included. Get a look after the jump.
Next week's issue 40 of Shonen Jump is set to feature a cover and color page dedicated to Kuroko's Basketball. Leaks (hoax?) out of China are that the issue will also feature the popular sports manga's final chapter. More after the jump.
The official site for the 2014 fall TV anime Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girl (SeHa Girl stands for Sega Hard Girls) today announced its premiere date, and the production company of the anime TMS Entertainment has also posted a 30-second promotional video introducing the three main girls: Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive. Check the clip after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming TV anime Sora no Method is today updated with a new key visual featuring the six main characters and its premiere schedule. It will premiere on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and TV Hokkaido on October 5, then on BS 11 two days later. Hit the jump for more latest information.
It is officially confirmed that, as of August 25, Walt Disney Studio's 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen has sold 20,000,474 tickets in Japan earning 25,434,515,160 yen (about US$245 million). It becomes the first film reached the 20 million mark in 13 years since Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away in 2001. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo National Museum, the oldest Japanese national museum and the largest art museum in Japan, will host its first outdoor film screening event on October 10 and 11. Mamoru Hosoda's 2006 anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time will be shown on a giant screen in the front of the main building. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially confirmed today on August 27 that 21-year-old Ryosuke Yamada, a member of Johnny & Associates' boys idol group Hey! Say! JUMP, will play Nagisa Shiota in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga. Check the cast list (Korosensei not included) after the jump.