Today's Aniplex of America’s Sword Art Online Panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, featuring special appearances by Director Tomohiko Ito, Character Designer Shingo Adachi and Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada, confirmed that the Sword Art Online II anime will see a worldwide simulcast. More after the jump.
Weekly Shōnen Champion is celebrating 300 chapters and the 6th year of running the Yowapeda manga and recently held the 4th character popularity poll! Let's see who received the most votes and became the favorite cyclist of the popular bicycle show after the jump!
Love Live's Umi Sonoda got a lot of birthday love last month, but maybe because the anime's new season has started up, or maybe because there are lots of tomato fans out there, but social media really lighted up for the April 19th birthday of Maki Nishikino. Check it out after the jump.
North America publisher Dark Horse has announced their plans for July comics and September books. With CLAMP's Drug & Drop coming from the publisher in 2015, an omnibus of its predecessor Legal Drug is scheduled for September. Their release of the second collection of the anticipated Lone Wolf and Cub sequel is also planned for the month. More after the jump.
At this weekend's Sakuracon in Seattle, FUNimation announced release plans for Fairy Tail, Hetalia, Ben-To! and A Certain Scientific Railgun S, with dub casts for the latter too. Check out the details after the jump.
Bocihi, writer-artist of the hard-hitting action manga Sun-Ken Rock, lets down his guard and reveals 101 details about his creative process, his thoughts on digital manga, and lots more in this Q&A courtesy of sunkenrock.com. Enjoy after the jump!
Following up on yesterday's release date for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, we have dates for two more NIS America titles, Compile Heart's Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited. Both games will be $39.99 and include English and Japanese audio options. More after the jump.
A new trailer for Robotics;Notes Elite features a pair of voice actors showing off the upcoming PS Vita version. Yoshino Nanjō (Akiho Senomiya) and Sora Tokui (Junna Daitoku) offer a spirited rundown of what's new after the jump.
If you're looking for something new to play over the holiday weekend, Sony has a Flash Sale running on the PlayStation Store. A variety of titles are available for just $0.99, including urban jungle survivor game Tokyo Jungle and a bunch of others. Read on for more.
Akiba's Trip 2—which is due out on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in the west this summer as Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed—has another new destination in Japan. Acquire announced plans to bring the vampire stripping action to PlayStation 4 there on July 3. Read on for more.
The new May issue of Ultra Jump, out in Japan April 19th, sees the launch of a manga telling the story of the Steins;Gate time travel visual novel from the perspective of mad scientist Okabe Rintaro's childhood friend Mayuri Shiina. More after the jump.
Ever wondered how theme songs from your childhood cartoon would sound like done in a 90’s R&B style? Musician and You Tuber Scott Bradlee wondered the same and had the skills for the rest of us to hear his take. The first song he picked is the opening theme from the original Pokemon that I didn’t realize was just called “Pokemon Theme” until now. Watch the video after the jump!
Released last month, "Amnesia" is the first full album from singer/songwriter Handsome Kenya, with a second disc featuring re-recordings of his indie songs. His motto is “ironically depicting modern society while living in harmony with it,” and you can see a bit of that in his romp through manga for the "Random" music video, the web edit of which has just been posted by label Victor Entertainment. Get a look after the jump.
The newly-launched official YouTube channel of Kibidango Project today posted the first promotional video for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of its digital light novel series Momo Kyun Sword. The video introduces the theme song "Momoiro Fantasy" sung by Haruka Chisuga. Check the clip after the jump.
Every winter, Good Smile holds a contest to let fans design a new Hatsune Miku, which will be incorporated into official artwork and a Nendoroid. They've just announced the theme for this winter's contest, and it's a little odd. Hit the jump for the details.