Like a good Miley Cyrus joke? How about crossing her "Wrecking Ball" video with Mario's leading lady, Princess Peach? That's exactly what one custom figure maker did, and you can win the hilarious result. Hit the jump for details.
Along with this season's Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- TV rebroadcast, a series of Kirikumas shorts are running, in which Mai Fuchigami (Iona), Manami Numakura (Takao), Hibiku Yamamura (Haruna), Yumi Uchiyama (Kirishima), Saki Fujita (Hyuga), Yukana (Kongou), and MAKO (Maya) goof on the sentient battleship sci-fi as teddy bears. The third of these goes for some gattai combining as well as some sexiness. Get a look after the jump.
Leading into Golden Week is Niconico Chokaigi 3, a big scale fan event at the Makuhari Messe convention hall. The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band will be performing a selection of pop culture related music at the event, including their first vocaloid song, Hatsune Miku's "Senbonzakura ( A Thousand Cherry Blossoms)." Niconico has posted a preview of the performance. Check it out after the jump.
Well timed to lead into fall's ufotable Fate/stay night anime, Good Smile Company is now scheduled to ship the Max Factory figma of the modern fantasy visual novel's Archer in August. Get a look at the poseable figure after the jump.
After four and half years, a new collection of Rei Hiroe's violent action manga Black Lagoon finally hits Japan on May 19th, with a two double sized volume re-collection of the Roberta story, titled "Death Becomes Her" and "His Saving Hands" preceding it on the 16th. Check out the preview after the jump.
Kyoto Animation's Tamako Love Story anime film opens in Japanese theaters on April 26, and a novel adaptation—featuring a story by Mutsuki Ichinose and illustrations by Yukiko Horiguchi—is set to follow in June. Hit the jump to see a TV spot.
If you're still hungry for more solid shots of the star attraction of this year's Godzilla film, the latest 30-second preview is a pretty good start. Watch Godzilla let out a mighty roar in the "Nature Has an Order" promo after the jump.
Earlier this year Capcom brought its free-to-play simulation-based Onimusha Soul browser game to PlayStation 3 in Japan. In order to promote the game to newcomers Capcom kicked off a Capcom Heroine crossover featuring ladies from the likes of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and Rival Schools, and B.B. Hood is coming up next. Hit the jump for more.
Though it seems like it might produce some bunny girl art, Easter isn't really a holiday that inspires many Japanese pop culture related goodies. Still, as he has in past years, Tsuyoshi Nonaka comes through with a new mech illustration for the holiday. Get a look after the jump.
The official site for the TV anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- has posted an announcement video from Trident, the voice actress unit formed for the anime. The unit will release their long-awaited first album "Purest Blue" in Japan on June 25. Check their latest message after the jump.
DAISUKI.net has announced plans to simulcast spring mecha anime M3 that dark metal worldwide. The series will premiere on April 22nd and will be updated weekly instantly after the initial broadcast in Japan. More after the jump.
Yen Press announced a slate of new licenses at this weekend's Sakuracon, highlighted by the introduction of a new Yen On light novel imprint. In addition to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Spice & Wolf, and the upcoming blockbusters, Sword Art Online and Accel World, this will feature new license A Certain Magical Index. More after the jump
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.