In this week's Aniwords, Isaac ponders the elegant tragedy of the Dazai backstory arc of Bungo Stray Dogs's second season. What makes the tragedy of the arc so potent? And how does the show manage to find hope at the end of death and despair? Hit the jump to find out!
As we noted this summer when she was commenting on modern voice actresses, appear in 1963's Astro Boy, then playing major roles in 65's Obake no Q-tarō, 66's Sally the Witch, and 68's Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro, voice actress Masako Nozawa's career has spanned the entire history of TV anime. And, she's still active in what is arguably her best known role, Dragon Ball's Goku. Today, "The Eternal Boy" turns 80.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight now has a Japanese release date thanks to a recent Nippon Ichi live stream. The sequel hits PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, 2017 in both a standard edition and a first-print limited edition, and NIS confirmed that it will feature PS4 Pro support. Read on for more.
While October is almost over, Aksys Games has something special in store for fans of the Zero Escape games. Ports are an easy guess, but feel free to go wild speculating what Zero Escape news is coming our way this month. Read on for more.
The new game Tales of Berseria is being celebrated with a live concert, featuring a very special guest performer! Hit the jump to find out more!
A new short-form TV anime comedy that re-envisions the gods of ancient Egyptian as adorable mascot characters is coming to Fuji TV's #Hi_Poul variety show on November 24, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Remember last week when we posted about Trillion 1,000,000,000,000: God of Destruction hitting PC on October 25? Well, it turns out it's being hit with a slight delay, with Idea Factory International having pushed the Steam release back to November 7. Read on for more.
A new key visual and a 30 second teaser trailer have been published for Scum's Wish (known in Japan as Kuzu no Honkai), an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the seinen manga by Mengo Yokoyari. Hit the jump to learn more.
About a month ago, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt returned. Not with a sequel, but with a Stocking hug pillow illustrated by Hirokazu Kojima, animation director and animator of the opening. If you were wondering when the other angel would drop, here she is. Today, MS Factory revealed the design for the companion Panty dakimakura.
Funimation has announced plans for two very different anime series that both join their SimulDub line-up today. Historic spy novel adaptation Joker Game premieres on October 25th at 9:30pm ET, then sexy sports show Keijo!!!!!!!! debuts at 10:00pm ET. More after the jump.
After scheduling their figma of Berserk's Femto for February 2017 (specifically identified as the version from the third part of the anime movie trilogy), then figma Slan & figFIX Conrad for May, it's now time for FREEing, Max Factory and Good Smile Company to complete their God Hand offering. A set of a poseable figma of Void and fixed figFix of Ubik are now on sale, joining Slan and Conrad in May.
Virtual live space "SHOWROOM" has announced that it will host an open audition for the male voice actor who will play one of the rival high school characters in the ALL OUT!! TV anime based on Shiori Amase's high school rugby football-themed manga from November 15 to 29. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokuma Japan Communications has posted a short version music video for 27-year-old anime voice actress Yui Watanabe's major single "Yume no Kiseki" (Locus of Dreams) on its official YouTube channel. She is best known as Yuri Oshimoto in the Teekyu anime franchise and Mikan Shirotama in PriPara. Check her latest song after the jump!
Starting next month, you can live the Eva life in Tokyo as part of Joypolis's 20th anniversary! Get ready to pilot an Eva of your very own. Hit the jump to find out more!
Following Red with Pikachu to be released next month, Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's new ARTFX J character figure of Haruka from the Pocket Monsters/Pokémon franchise, for an April 2017 release. The 9,180-yen set also includes a 70mm-tall figure of her partner Mizugoro. Check the product photos after the jump!