As reported several times, asking suggestions for the names of its mascot characters (cute moe/bishoujo girls in most cases) has become very popular promotional campaign among Japanese companies and rural areas. The newest entry is Kumano Kotsu, a bus company in Wakayama Prefecture. Find out about their miko mascot girls after the jump.
According to Oricon's latest report, the premium edition set of the last/14th volume of the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga series illustrated by the anime character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto sold 307,123 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling comic in Japan for the week of November 17-23. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the PVs for Rino and Fumi last month, Vap has also posted new character song PVs for Ikumi Suzuki (CV: Ayaka Suwa) and Emi Murakami (Saori Ohnishi), the other two heroines from the 13-episode TV anime Jinsei to promote its latest 3rd DVD/Blu-ray released this week. Check their cute songs after the jump!
McDonald's Japan announced yesterday on November 26 that their "McDonald's Original Yo-Kai Watch Calendar 2015" has sold over 1.5 million sets in two weeks since its release on November 7. It has surpassed the world record of 1,476,442 achieved by their "Pokémon Calendar" in 2009. Hit the jump for more details.
Unlike the 1st PV mainly focused on the characters' daily life, the 2nd PV for the ongoing TV anime Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru, which is posted by Pony Canyon today, more features their transformation scenes and battles as fighting magical girls. Check the new clip after the jump.
Hollywood returns for a second bout of kaiju versus mecha action with Pacific Rim 2 on April 7, 2017. Director Guillermo del Toro touch based with Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision super hero blog to discuss who's back as well as the story's time frame. Get a look after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming musical adaptation of Marvelous AQL's PSP game series Bakumatsu Rock, titled "Cho Kageki (Ultra Musical) Bakumatsu Rock," has posted two new TV CMs featuring the five members of Rocker and the other cast including the two of Sinsengumi. Check the latest clips after the jump!
Through December 25th, Shibuya's Parco in Tokyo is hosting a limited Hello Kitty promotion with a special menu of drinks. Starting December 5th, Hello Kitty will be sharing the venue with Monogatari for a collaboration leading into the New Year's Eve broadcast of a four-episode adaptation of Tsukimonogatari. Art for the limited goods featuring a mash-up of Hello Kitty with Yotsugi Ononoki, Shinobu and Mayoi has now been previewed.
Criminals have met their match as anime's #1 crime solver, Conan Edogawa is set to have his likeness captures in an upcoming figFIX (like the more well known figma, but with limited articulation and an emphasis on capturing the subject's iconic poses). The 9cm Detective Conan is packaging with a 15cm figma armed assailant. Get a look after the jump.
The uyashikei quality of singer/ gravure idols/aspiring marine biologist Super Sonico and her big buddy Pochaco is now being offered for your back and waist thanks to a pair of 3D bust/cushions. Get a look after the jump.
Dragon Age: Inquistion places the player at the head of your own Inquisition, allowing you to gain influence, spy on your enemies, and play in politics as you build your forces. It brings a lot of cool features and, although it possesses some frustrating design flaws, brings back the same immersive fantasy experience. Check out our full review after the jump!
Following up on some gameplay clips uploaded to the official Resident Evil: Revelations 2 website, Capcom has a couple more that play around with the sequel's basics. See some co-op action after the jump.
Japanese idol group du jour Dempagumi.inc are back with a new song and a cosplay heavy promo video that doubles as the theme song for the Phantom of the Kill mobile game. Watch the preview after the jump!
In addition to some of the new modern school uniform costumes, Bandai Namco unveiled another collaboration for Tales of Zestiria during a NicoNico livestream. This one dresses up the women of the RPG in some colorful Idolm@ster outfits. Hit the jump for some pics.
Following last week's announcement of the series' leads, support cast has been announced for winter's TV anime adaptation of Tsukasa and Riko Korie's Jūō Mujin no Fafnir (Unlimited Fafnir) light novels has been announced. Like the upcoming KanColle anime, the Diomedia production will be helmed by Keizou Kusakawa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha). In this case, he has the role of chief director with Jun Takahashi serving as director. More after the jump.