This week's Ninja Slayer episode 7 featured end theme "Ninja Prayer" by electronica artist/series OST contributor Shinichi Osawa. Then, the series returns to its tour of Japanese musical act not typically seen in anime for episode 8 with "Suicidal Bunny," the lead single from Brit-pop inspired band Taffy's recently released EP "Darkle."
Following winter's broadcast of the first 13 episodes of Fafner EXODUS , the mecha anime returns to the late-night Animeism block in October for the second half of the latest Fafner in the Azure. Last weekend, a special event "Itami" (pain) was held at Pacifico Yokohama on May 24, and now a six-minute second cour announcement preview has been posted. Get a look after the jump.
Have you ever wanted to keep dry, but the run of the mill umbrellas just weren't suitably fantastic enough for your tastes? Thankco, a Japanese vendor of innovative and novel products, might have a solution for you with the Magical Sword umbrella. Hit the jump to learn more.
Miku has never shied away from weirdness, and weirdness comes in abundance as she teams up with Bandai's classic Chogokin diecast figure line and Rody's classic toy horse line. The resulting Chogokin - Miracle Henkei: Miku Hatsune x Rody stands 10.5cm in Miku mode, then transforms into a Rody riding horse! More after the jump.
While there's beeen plenty of Durarara!! merchandise, including mugs, with illustrations of Celty's iconic helmet on them, Tsukuri tops them all with a mug shaped like her eared motorcycle helmet! The ceramic mug measures L8 x W15 x H15cm (including ears) and sells for 1,836 yen ahead of a July release. Get a look after the jump.
Crunchyroll has announced the addition of English subtitled and dubbed versions of DNA^2 to its catalog of streaming anime. The 1994 Madhouse/Studio Deen production adapts a sci-fi rom-com by Masakazu Katsura (I"s, Zetman, original character design on Tiger & Bunny). More after the jump.
For the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brazil, the San Paulo Culture Center of the Japan Foundation will invite 45-year-old manga author Nobuhiro Watsuki, best known for his Rurouni Kenshin series, to Brazil this July. Hit the jump for more details.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2015, one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, has announced that the music video for "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina, the collaboration song between Momoiro Clover Z and KISS, received this year's Special Mention Award. Watch the message videos from the two groups after the jump.
According to the latest Oricon report, seven-member Japanese performance group AAA's 47th single "Ashita no Hikari" (The Light of Tomorrow), which was released on May 27, took first place in the daily single chart selling 33,218 units on its first day. Hit the jump for more details.
Lantis has posted a short version music video for two-member unit GRANRODEO's "Bokudake no Uta" (A Song Only for Me), which is a coupling song of their upcoming 23rd single "Memories" to be released on June 3. Check the clip featuring the GraP & RodeO version of them after the jump.
It is confirmed today that the upcoming Hetalia The World Twinkle, the sixth anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's comedy manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers, will start streaming at 12:00 on July 3 (JST). Check more information after the jump.
Beginning on July 03, 2015, Universal Studios Japan will feature an elaborate new attaction that propels visitors into the world of the mega-popular cross-media franchise, Yo-Kai Watch. Hit the jump to learn more.
Beginning in June of 2015, dTV is expanding its coverage of Attack on Titan properties to include an original motion comic that adapts the first 14 chapters of Hajime Isayama's manga using the voice cast of the Attack on Titan anime TV series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good Smile Company is releasing a set of Hatsune Miku Animal Charm Straps based on illustrations by CHANxCO. Hit the jump to check them out.
FUNimation has confirmed what fans had noticed a bit early. Their placeholder (joke) cast listing for the "Broadcast Dub" of spring 2015's The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan anime has been replaced with the names of the original The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya team thanks to an English dub from Okratron 5000. More after the jump.