Previously announced as part of Crunchyroll’s epic Fall Rollout special, we finally have more info on simulcast plans for Brave Witches, the latest in the Strike Witches franchise. Read on for regions, staff and cast info, and more fun stuff!
Hideaki Anno is coming off of the critical acclaim and box office success of Shin Godzilla, which has proven itself to be a unique take on the origin tale of the legendary movie monster, mixing Japanese current events with political intrigue. Hit the jump for his comments on the state of the delayed final entry in the Eva Rebuild film series, and whether he'd direct another Godzilla film.
The anime adaptation of Naruto debuted on October 3, 2002. Two weeks later, on the 17th, we got a good introduction to Sasuke (you might remember an accidental kiss from way back then). Fourteen years later, Naruto and Sasuke will settle their differences in today's Shippuden's episode #476/#477 Final Battle. On social media, animators joined with fans in the exciting build-out to long awaited resolution of the feud.
This Art Club Has a Problem! wrapped up last Thursday. Next Thursday, its TBS slot goes to the anime version of its Dengeki cousin, Girlish Number. So, this week, Art Club heroine Mizuki Usami and GN aspiring voice actress Chitose Karasuma met for a handoff, courtesy of the former's manga author, Imigimuru, and latter's original character designer/light novel illustrator, QP:flapper.
Toshiyuki Morikawa and his fellow voice actor friends are returning for another round of laidback adventures with a new season of Morikawa-san's Happy-Bo-Lucky, a "variety observation" TV program that follows Morikawa engaging in all sorts of fun activities during his leisure time. Hit the jump to learn more.
After being rumored for a few days, the Overlord light novel saga will get yet another anime adaptation in the future, according to the wraparound band on the 11th volume being released on Friday in Japan, Hit the jump for the details
An early look at next week's issue 44 has revealed that turnover has returned to Shonen Jump. Kentarou Itani's ecchi supernatural series, sampled in the English version under the title Takuan and Batsu's Daily Demon Diary, wraps up in that issue. Then, the manga magazine will be introducing Ibitsu no Amalgam by Ishiyama Ryou (Mitsukubi Condor) in issue 45 and Spring Weapon Number One by Hasegawa Tomohiro (Koi no Cupid Yakenohara Jin) in issue 46.
On the release day of its 10th volume in Japan, it is confirmed that the limited edition of the next 11th tankobon volume of Naoki Shigeno's four-panel historical comedy manga Nobunaga no Shinobi (Nobunaga's Ninja) will come with a DVD including the all 13 episodes of the upcoming TV anime adaptation. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the first part "Saikai (Reunion)" and second "Ketsui (Determination)," "Kokuhaku (Confession)," the third part of the six-part anime film project Digimon Adventure Tri., was released at 11 theaters across Japan last Saturday and has earned a decent 55 million yen from its first four days. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the original official Twitter account, the production committee of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name has opened another official account to post their messages to ask people not to watch the film by illegitimate means and requests to delete the tweets including links to illegal sites. Hit the jump for more details.
You might be having difficulty finding some of the volumes of the Berserk manga that you wanted. In which case, Dark Horse, the series' English publisher, has some good news. Hard-to-find volumes 2, 5, 6, 12 and 14 are being reprinted, and are expected in stores on October 24th. They also mentioned that they are working on the last/latest volume and downplay the possibility of a digital version.
The official website for the 25th anniversary project of Keisuke Itagaki's martial arts-themed manga series Baki confirmed today that the newly-produced OAD (original anime disc) will be adapted from the Prisoners Saga told in the manga's second installment Baki, not from the ongoing fourth installment Baki-Dou. Hit the jump for more details.
On September 28, Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested two Chinese men for illegally uploading episodes of The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance and Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! TV anime to the internet without the copyright holders' permission. The two have admitted to the charges. Hit the jump for more details.
Toho Animation's official YouTube channel today posted a 30-second PV for Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation, the upcoming third season of the TV anime adaptations based on Wataru Watanabe's road bicycle racing-themed sport manga, introducing five member of the Sohoku High Bicycle Club. Check the newest clip after the jump!
Warner Bros digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Japan’s Amuse Inc. subsidiary Amuse USA are teaming up to develop a hybrid live-action and animated shortform series series based on the trio BABYMETAL. Creator and manager Key Kobayashi, aka Kobametal is producing. More after the jump.