The official Youtube channel for Hatsune Miku: PROJECT DIVA has released a new preview video for Hatsune Miku: PROJECT DIVA X that highlights all 32 songs that will be included with the release of the Sega-produced rhythm game featuring Crypton Future Media's Vocaloid virtual idol characters. Hit the jump to check it out.
Among the anime notables involved with Japanese / Taiwanese puppet co-production Thunderbolt Fantasy, with writer Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass) and the Nitro+ character design team is music composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Seven Sins, Gundam Unicorn, Blue Exorcist). The series' original soundtrack from Sawano, Mika Kobayashi and mpi is out in Japan today, and, as with many of his works, Sawano has some fun getting clever with the track names.
Four years after the last season, and eight years after the first, Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume Yujin-cho or Natsume's Book of Friends is returning for a fifth run of anime. The series site has been updated with a new visual, along with news that Sasanomaly will perform opening "Takarabako" while Aimer (Fate/stay night, Gundam UC) is on ending "Akane Sasu." More after the jump.
Norio Sakurai's naughty schoolgirl manga Mitsudomoe ran in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 2006, with a hiatus from 2011 into 2012, before returning, then moving to Bessatsu Shōnen Champion that year. Now, she's back! August 25th's issue 39 announces the new, intensely "for now" series Rororro! will kick off in September 29th's issue 44. More after the jump.
Bandai Namco Entertainment went up with the official English trailer for the first Dark Souls III DLC, which is titled Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel. In the press release they command you to enter the "rotted world" of the DLC, so that sounds about right for Dark Souls. See a trailer and more in the full story.
Gust's original Nights of Azure RPG launched as Yoru no Nai Kuni in Japan last October, followed by western releases in March and April. Now, following up on some early leaks, Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon was officially confirmed for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this week, and Dengeki PlayStation has the first look. Read on for details.
This week's issue of Famitsu magazine revealed a new Kamen Rider game for Nintendo 3DS. All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution is a side-scrolling action game featuring, as you might have guessed from the title, loads of Riders, and it's due out this fall in Japan. Read on for more.
This spring brought the first official still of Scarlett Johansson as the lead in the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's influential sci-fi series Ghost in the Shell. That was followed by set photos of Johansson and Pilou Asbæk as her right-hand officer Batou in June. Now, without a clear original, a collection of photos purport to show the duo, along with their other Section 9 cast members similarly in costume. Get a look after the jump.
All Out!!, an upcoming TV anime based on the rugby manga by Shiori Amase, has released new information about the show, including a new key visual, additional cast announcements, and the Japanese TV broadcast schedule. Hit the jump to learn more.
With volume 2 and the October issue of home magazine Comic Cune out August 27th, an early look has shown that Mitsuki's Hinako Note is set to be adapted into a TV anime. The 2014 cute girl comedy 4-panel follows an introverted girl whose quiet connection to animals caused her neighbors to use her as a scarecrow, and her eccentric friends.
An early look at next week's issue 39 of Shonen Jump has revealed that an OVA based on Yūki Tabata's 2015 fantasy action series Black Clover will be screening at this year's Jump Festa event, touring November 27-December 4 before an exposition December 17-18 at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe. More after the jump.
Finally, an action figure with her own office chair! Musashino Animation key animator Ema Yasuhara, complete with work material and tired smile, is being offered in a new 1/8 scale figure from Alter. The Shirobako statue by Dutch stands (or sits, really) 16cm and, with base, cut envelope and two pieces of genga sells for 12,744yen ahead of a February 2017 release.
"Ultra Musical Bakumatsu Rock Kurobune Raikou (Black Ships Arrive), the second musical from the Bakumatsu Rock franchise, opened at Kyoto Theater on August 20, and the tickets for the three performances Kyoto for two days were all sold out, including a few restricted view seats. Check the official photos from the first day performance after the jump!
Idea Factory International announced western release dates for SuperdimensionNeptune VS Sega Hard Girls, and there's just a little under two months to go. The crossover action is coming to PS Vita in North America on October 18, followed by Europe on October 21. Read on for more.
On August 20, the Tokyo Extra Notes website posted details on volunteer extras who can join the shooting of the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Tite Kubo's Bleach action manga and set up a form for applications. The film will be shooting this fall in the suburbs of the Kanto region. Hit the jump for more details.