A Pokémon game on Switch is pretty much an inevitability, but will it be the full-scale console RPG everyone has been clamoring for since the franchise's early days? Some recent posts on job recruitment site Indeed have people crossing their fingers, because Pokémon developer Game Freak is looking for some console-level talent. Read on for more.
The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise's 25th anniversary project site announced today that the next 5th musical show will be performed at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo and other venues this fall. The main cast members of the five sailor guardians and Tuxedo Mask from the fourth show are confirmed to return. Hit the jump for more details and digest videos of the past four shows.
Jpop singer, Anisong artist, and model Stephanie Yanez has just announced her third worldwide release of her anime cover album series "HANEDA INTERNATIONAL ANIME MUSIC FESTIVAL Presents Stephanie Yanez," courtesy of Haf Records. This announcement follows the release of Stephanie's two physical CD albums "ganisong" in Japan and her two worldwide digital albums with Haf Records.
75 year-old Yoshiyuki Tomino has been around TV anime as long as there has been TV anime, going back to Osamu Tezuka's pioneering 1963 Astro Boy. He'd go on to work with Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki before creating the genre-defining Mobile Suit Gundam. Forbes had a chance to interview Tomino about it all, from the beginning to recent Gundam Reconguista in G.
Gintama's Battle on Rakuyo is rushing towards its conclusion, this week's episode 327/11, "The First Student," ended with a message about important news coming next week. More after the jump.
Seven weeks after the previously reported "What Are You Watching?" research in early February, the largest Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo has revealed the results of its latest online research on the winter 2017 TV anime in five categories: "Want to see again from the beginning," "Most Laughable," "Moe," "Burning," and "Heart Moving." Check the results after the jump.
Sony's PlayStation 3 had a hell of a run, and it looks like it's finally coming to an end in Japan. After over a decade only a single model—the charcoal black 500GB console—remains, and according to the Japanese product page it's on the way out. Read on for more.
Last year, or earlier this year for English language readers, Rurouni Kenshin returned for spin-off Ex-Con Ashitaro, which turned out to be a teaser for Nobuhiro Watsuki's larger Hokkaido Chapter. Shonen Jump Global VP Hisashi Sasaki has shared some insight into what to expect from this in a video from ViZ, including the detail that five arcs are planned, kicking off starting this spring.
Lynn Okamoto , author of 2002-2005 Elfen Lied and 2012-2016 Brynhildr in the Darkness (both of which inspired anime series... and 2008-2011 ski-jumping series Nononono, which didn't), has a new manga. Their latest, Parallel Paradise, is out in the new issue 16 of Young Magazine, out in Japan on March 18th.
Last fall, Ichijinsha's yuri manga anthology Comic Yuri Hime announced that Saburouta's citrus and Naoko Kodama's Netuzou Trap -NTR- were set to be adapted into anime. NTR just got scheduled for July's summer season and this weekend, Citrus's anime site launched ahead of a showcase at next week's AnimeJapan event. Check out the pair after the jump.
This spring, Black Lagoon creator Rei Hiroe serves as concept creator, character designer and writer for Re:Creators, a TV anime directed by Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero, Aldnoah.Zero) at his Studio Troyca. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Tielle & Gemie are on opening "gravityWall" with Mashiro Ayano (Fate/Stay Night[UBW] on ending "NEWLOOK." With the series schedule to run 22 episodes (starting April 8th on Tokyo MX) and three specials (first on April 1st), a new preview has offered the latest look.
Android users will soon get a chance to see what the big deal is with Super Mario Run. Nintendo announced a March release window for the endless runner back in January, and this week they narrowed the Android release down to March 23. Read on for more.
Every good idol group needs a good songwriter, and the girls of Onsen Musume are no exception. Get ready to meet the latest hot spring goddess, a composer with a love for Taisho-era poetry and a voice actress from Love Live! bringing her to life. Meet the newest addition to the cast after the jump!
Don't look now, but things are about to get weird in the classroom as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" casts a sidelong glance at the 2014 short-form TV anime comedy, Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time. Hit the jump to learn more.
On March 18th, winners of the 11th annual Seiyu Awards were announced, recognizing achievements in the field of voice acting. Stand outs included Your Name., with the newcomers in Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aquors, Mob Psycho 100 and Macross Delta also among those getting the nod.