Today Banpresto revealed the next line-up for its popular lottery series Ichiban Kuji featuring the 2012-2013 TV anime series AKB0048, which was based on the super popular Japanese idol group AKB48. The prize set includes the anime girls' 6.5cm tall Chibi Kyun Chara deformed figures and various character goods. Check the cute prizes after the jump!
It is officially announced today that Bandai Visual will release two Blu-ray disc sets of Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam Wing TV anime series in Japan this winter. The sets include booklets, drama CDs, and newly-recorded audio commentary as special features. Hit the jump for more details.
Nothing to do late at night? Try this just for fun! An Attack On Titan Logo Generator that decorates any text into a logo that looks like the series logo. Samples and link after the jump!
In commemoration of the release of ClariS' highly anticipated second full album "SECOND STORY" in this month, their recently-launched official facebook page has begun a photo contest "Let's Go Out with ClariS Graphig!" using the Graphig paper dolls of ClariS. Hit the jump for more details.
Back when the character designs for Valvrave were revealed, I joked that they looked like they should be blogging on Tumblr. So, I was pleased and amused to see social media play a role in the anime itself. Along these lines, in honor of passing 20,000 followers on Twitter, the series' official site has shared the in-anime social network WIRED icons for six cast members. Grab them after the jump.
Taiyo Industry Africa Inc. has announced an exclusive deal with leading prviate broadcasts Channels Inc., to start a 24-hour free animation channel in Nigeria. The network, launching October 1 will also offer live action cotent and educational programming. More after the jump.
The official site for Hirohiko Araki, the creator of the long-running JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, announced on June 19th that an art exhibition titled "HIROHIKO ARAKI AN EXCLUSIVE MANGA EXHIBITION IN FLORENCE" will be held in Firenze, Italy, from June 28th to July 14th. Hit the jump for more details.
The "Komekami! Moe Rice" project has posted a 2 minutes 9 seconds anime promotional video on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga on June 13th. The group have offered many rice-related goods featuring the seven bishoujo girls from 14 to 22 years old since 2010. Check the video after the jump!
Well, no matter how you feel like taking this one, Microsoft listened to someone. Whether it was the fans, the actions of Sony, or the echoing slow grind of pre-orders, the company is pulling a reversal on some of its reviled Xbox One DRM restrictions, including the 24-hour online check-in and its disc sharing/trade-in policies. Read on for more.
In a sensational new video, a “Can-Do Mother (Married-Type)” Titan fan has shared her work sewing up a replica Scouting Legion uniform for her 5-month-old daughter. The Attack on Titan tribute drew 1,800 comments on NicoNico, 1,000 of which were are “kaawaaiiiiii!” Get a look after the jump.
It's okay if you haven't been sold on New Super Luigi U yet. In a move similar to the Japanese introductory video released earlier this month, Nintendo UK is here to share some of the differences, from Luigi's special moves to the ability to play as Nabbit in multiplayer. Check it out after the jump.
The latest issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu has some information on one of Square Enix's most hotly anticipated games, Kingdom Hearts III. Though many probably already expected as much, series director Tetsuya Nomura confirms that the next entry will pick up right after the events of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Read on for more.
Remember the stunning Deep Down trailer Capcom used to show off its potential new title and Panta Rhei engine running on PlayStation 4? It was a doozy, and some took its title letters and medieval style to mean it could be a new Dragon's Dogma game. According to Capcom, however, that's not the case. Read on for more.
Animator/character designer Akio Watanabe, aka Poyoyon Rock (Bakemonogatari), has signed on to do a bit of eroge anime work. Hentai voice actress Ringo Aoba will voice the Watanabe designed lead in PeroPero☆Teacher. Other release plans will be announced later. Get a look after the jump.
Enterbrain has announced that Ricotta's (Princess Lover!) "romancing female knights ADV" Walkure Romanze: Shōjo Kishi Monogatari will be adapted into a TV anime. The visual novel follows a student who serves as an adviser for the school's sport of choice, jousting. In particular, he needs to help out a childhood friend who enters a competition despite never riding before. More after the jump.