When Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd launches in the west it will bring with it a first for the series. Sega announced plans for the rhythm game sequel to feature English lyric translations for the majority of its 40-song track list when it launches this fall. More after the jump.
This week's issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu unveiled a little tease of the next project from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. Terra Battle is in the works for iOS and Android devices, with more info to be revealed at Japan Expo, and now the free-to-play RPG has an official teaser site. Hit the jump for more.
Atlus is back with two more Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trailers, this time centering on Persona 4 characters Naoto Shirogane and Kanji Tatsumi. Dig into the minute-long previews of each after the jump.
Anime Studio Trigger's Kill La Kill, Inferno Cop and Little Witch Academia meet their upcoming Ninja Slayer and Inou Battle in a must-see flyer for this weekend's Anime Expo. They've also been talking up today's panel, which will offer an early look at the KlK OVA episode. Get a look after the jump.
The Hatsune Miku Expo recently kicked off its tour with a May 28/29 event in Jakarta. For the second entry in the Hatsune Miku Channel documentary series, the Vocaloid's 39ch examines how MIKUPA team produced the event, inducing its performance of "Venus di Ujung Jari", a song in Indonesian. Get a look after the jump.
Amazon Japan has updated the art preview in their listings for the August 8th release of the 14th volume of the Attack on Titan manga. A limited edition will a third OVA which will will follow the 104th training corp, this time when they were still largely at odds with each other. Director Tetsuro Araki, writer Yasuko Kobayashi, character designer Kyoji Asano and WIT Studio are back on the project. Get a look after the jump.
Two days before its premiere in Japan on July 5, the official site for the forthcoming TV anime Barakamon today posts the "episode 0" of the parody short anime featuring chibi-style characters, titled Mijikamon, an abbreviation of Mijikai Barakamon (Short Barakamon). Check the two-minute clip after the jump.
The official site for Hamatora The Stage -Crossing Time-, the upcoming stage play adaptation of the Hamatora TV anime series has been updated with the first key visual featuring Kensuke Takahashi as Nice and Yuki Kurofuji as Murasaki. Takahashi has also posted a video message for the fans. Check them after the jump.
Kyoto Animation's light novel imprint KA Esuma Bunko released a novelization of its latest anime feature film Tamako Love Story written by Mutsuki Ichinose and the second volume of High Speed! by Kouji Ohji simultaneously on July 2. The 15-second CMs for the two book are now online. Check them after the jump.
Kadokawa announced on July 2 that it will open vocational schools for developing animators and manga artists in Taiwan and Singapore this fall to support Japanese government's "Cool Japan" policy. It plans to establish 10 schools in the Asean countries including Thailand, Hong Kong, and Malaysia by 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
The heyday of extravagant otaku celebrations for K-on! birthdays may be over, but that doesn't mean that the fans have entirely stopped putting together awesome and awesomely weird tributes to character's like Ho-kago Tea Time keyboardist Tsumugi Kotobuki. See how they marked the occasion this year after the jump.
The basic cable numbers are out for second quarter 2014, and the anime highlight is that Saturday Night’s Toonami block (11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.) increased all targeted male demos across the Quarter, ranging between 6% and 10%. More after the jump.
On July 17th, the monthly Fairy Tail magazine launches. The 2980 yen periodical that will feature magazine content along with a Gray spin-off, a manga by the creator concerning first Guild Master and co-founder of the Fairy Tail Guild, Mavis Vermilion and a four-episode anime DVD. Check out the promo after the jump.
Cute girls return to the mountains this summer with a second anime shorts adaptation of Encouragement of Climb. Watch out Mount Fuji because Comic Earth Star has posted a preview of the second season. Check it out after the jump.
Detectives Ryotaro Dojima (Unshō Ishizuka) and Tohru Adachi (Mitsuaki Madono) narrate the latest ad for Persona 4 the Golden Animation. The anime is adapted from the 2012 PS Vita game Persona 4 Golden by Atlus, an enhanced remake of the 2008 PS2 game Persona 4 and will feature Kana Hanazawa as new character Marie. Get look after the the jump.