Discotek has announced the license of Goku Midnight Eye, the 1989 OVA adaptation of Cobra creator Buichi Terasawa's sci-fi private eye manga with Journey to the West elements. Look for the anime on DVD in May or June.
Preparing for next season, Avex pictures and the series' site have published a teaser trailer for the TV anime adaptation of anime adaptation of Higasa Akai's The Royal Tutor (aka Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine). The Bridge (Mitsudomoe, Seisen Cerberus)-produced series will be directed by Katsuya Kikuchi (Idol Memories). Get a look after the jump.
Three new Nendoroid figures have gone on sale from Good Smile Company. And, for once, Homura Akemi from Madoka Magica has the crowd's most affable expression. The adorable kimono version of Homuhomu is dressed for winter, but shipping in July. She's joined that month by Haikyu!!'s Keiji Akaashi (a month after teammate Kotaro Bokuto). Then, Naruto's Kakashi Hatake ships in August. Get a look after the jump.
Gust's next big RPG is Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions, a modern day magical girl take on the genre. Thanks to today's live stream we have our first look at gameplay, including a mix of exploration and battles, after the jump.
Shout! Factory and Toei Animation have announced a deal for the Digimon Adventure tri. anniversary anime series that will see Shout! Factory handle the North American release of the first three movies, subbed and dubbed, on home video, including DVD, Blu-ray and electronic sell-through digital. More after the jump.
Enjoy a delicious café au lait with the stars of your favorite Warring States drama! Glico is joining forces with Kingdom for a promotion featuring major characters on their cartons -- and there are prizes like tumblers and phone chargers for people who purchase these special cartons! Hit the jump to see the special collaboration artwork and sample pictures of the prizes.
Sentai Filmworks has announced tts Canadian release schedule for the English-dub of anime feature Girls und Panzer der Film. Beginning January 26, 2017, the tankery sequel will screen in more than 30 major Canadian cities, including: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. More after the jump.
Players in Japan have been enjoying the smooth grooves of Shoji Meguro's Persona 5 music since the RPG launched there in September, but we still have some waiting to do in the west. If you feel like sampling some of the songs, the 110-track, 3-disc original soundtrack is now out in Japan, and you can check out a 10-minute preview after the jump.
If you're hungry for more Super Robot Wars V footage, Bandai Namco has a doozy of a promo for you. The latest trailer clocks in at over 12 minutes and kicks off with a handful of story scenes showing mecha from a bunch of different series and much more.
Hidetaka Suehiro, AKA SWERY, is the designer, writer, and director most known for quirky games like Deadly Premonition and D4L Dark Dreams Don't Die. He recently left his position at Access Games, and now we know where he ended up. He is currently the president and CEO of a new studio called White Owls, which aims to deliver unique games "from Osaka to all of YOU around the World." Read on for more.
Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's 230mm-tall pre-painted PVC figure of Roy Mustang for a June 2017 release. It is the company's first ARTFX J figure from the second TV anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Check the product photos after the jump.
At the latest press conference for the upcoming Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 held in Sapporo yesterday, it was announced that the anime feature film Hirunehime -Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari- (Princess Nap -The Story of Unknown Me-) was chosen as the opening film for the internationally popular event. Hit the jump for more details.
Popular writer Gen Urobuchi has been fairly quiet on social media lately. And, there hasn't been much on the sequel to Taiwanese puppet co-production Thunderbolt Fantasy (or the anime Godzilla he was attached to in August either). Still, when you get your hands on a wuxia puppet, you have to show it off, and, Urobuchi took to Twitter to share a look at the one that just arrived. Get a look after the jump.
56-year-old director Sunao Katabuchi reported on his official Twitter yesterday that his anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World had attracted over one million moviegoers in Japan in 66 days since its release on November 12, 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
The official YouTube channel for three-member voice actress unit Earphones has posted a five-minute full music video for their upcoming 5th single song "Ikken Rakuchaku Goyoujin" (Case Closed, Be Careful), the OP theme for the ongoing TV anime Akiba's Trip The Animation that premiered on January 4. Check their new MV after the jump!