Today marks the beginning of PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!, an all-new storytelling project created exclusively for Crunchyroll featuring colorful art by Mugi Tanaka. After the jump, enjoy the beginning of the saga, which depicts a kawaii world under siege from weird alien invaders!
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.
While April is the cruelest month, Charapedia closed out May with a look at anime's haraguro (black-hearted/scheming) characters via a 10,000 reader poll asking fans to name their favorite seemingly friendly or innocent, but are secretly cruel, manipulative or sadistic anime personalities. Responses were from a pool that was 54.9% female and 81.8% in their teens and 20's. See who came out on top after the jump.
Though it was previously lined up for sometime in August, Bandai Namco Games set concrete western dates for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. The third Musou-style action extravaganza hits PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC in the Americas on August 25, followed by Europe, Middle East, and Australasia on August 28. Hit the jump for a new trailer.
Atlus announced a more specific release window for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The PS Vita rhythm game is coming to the Americas this fall, and it will also be available in a special Disco Fever Edition. Details and a new trailer after the jump.
Along with the June 14th release of the first Blu-ray collection of Yurikuma Arashi, a launch event will be held at Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall with cast members and creator Kunihiko Ikuhara. In addition to an official doujinshi book and Ginko and Lulu bear paw oven mit, the event will be introducing a line of Gloomy Bear collaboration items featuring man-eater team-up art by Mori Chack from Movic.
Yesterday we posted about Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song coming to the west, the former on PlayStation 4 and the latter on PS4 and PS Vita. There's also a big update arriving for Lost Song today, adding in new characters like Seven and Lux, as well as Kuroyukihime from Accel World. Read on for more.
Did you already forget about the upcoming zombie-fighting Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off, Extreme Dimension Tag Blanc + Neptune VS Zombie Army? How could you?! Compile Heart is here to remind us with a new teaser site and debut trailer for the co-op action game, which is coming to PS Vita in Japan later this year. Hit the jump for more.
Nippon Ichi Software is bringing an enhanced version of The Witch and the Hundred Knight to PlayStation 4, making Swamp Witch Metallica playable in her own unlockable mode. You can see her exclaim how great she is before getting into the action in the latest preview of The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival after the jump.
Square Enix held a live stream earlier today, confirming two more characters for three-on-three arcade fighter Dissidia Final Fantasy. The latest FF characters to join the roster are Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII and Bartz Klauser from Final Fantasy V. Hit the jump for more.
A new Three Kingdoms - Nil Kamui Chapter preview offers the latest look at summer's the TV anime tied to Red Dragon, a multi-media project inspired by the TRPG (table-top role-playing game) sessions of Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Kinoko Nasu (Fate/stay night), Izuki Kougyoku (Garden Lost), Doriru Shima, and Ryogo Narita (Durarara!!). Check it out after the jump.
It's apparently bishonen week at Good Smile Company. A couple of dudes join the super deformed Nendoroid figure line with TerraFormar's Akari Hizamaru in September, followed by Kogitsunemaru from sword-as-cute-guys game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- in November. Kogitsunemaru is also getting a Max Factory scale figure in December and a special character page promotes all the furry tie-ins. Get a look after the jump.
While Steins;Gate debuted in 2009, it continues to celebrate its fifth anniversary this year with the announcement of sequel Steins;Gate Zero, goodies like the recent Line stamps, and now a summer rebroadcast of 2011's 24 episode TV anime adaptation. The hypothetical science ADV adaptation kicks off on TOKYO MX on July 1st at 25:35, followed by a launch on BS11 on the 2nd.