Select Japanese retailers today start accepting pre-orders for Megahouse's new figure of Serena with her partner pokémon Ninfia (Sylveon in English) from the Pocket Monsters: XY series. The latest item from the company's high quality figure line for females, "G.E.M.," is set for a release in late April of 2018. See her details after the jump!
In commemoration of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise's 25th anniversary, Imperial Enterprise's official online store PREMICO today started accepting pr-orders for a special collaboration wristwatch at 32,184 yen (about 290 US dollars). The 2,500-limited item is based on Citizen Watch's "wicca" brand model for females. Check out its details after the jump!
Lantis has posted a 90-second short version music video for 39-year-old voice actor Daisuke Ono's 11th single song "Endless happy world" to be released on January 31, 2018. The song will be featured as the OP theme for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Hari Tokeino's comedy manga Gakuen Babysitters. Check out his newest song after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the Wake Up, Girls! anime franchise has announced that 31-year-old voice actress Suzuko Mimori is set to voice a new character Makina X (or Machina, means "machine" in Latin) in the ongoing second main TV anime series New Chapter. She is a virtual idol who is created with a concept "Bring an Idol to Your Living Room." Hit the jump for more details.
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After the events of the Future Diary anime series, an amnesiac Yuno Gasai leads a normal life, but some phantom of the past still exists. Who's Yukki...? Future Diary finally concludes with the True Ending OVA, Future Diary: Redial-, released by Funimation in a new Future Diary Blu-ray/DVD complete series combo pack this week. Check out another preview clip after the jump.
39-year-old singer MISIA (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans first ending) performs the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film's theme song "Kimi no Soba ni Iruyo" (I will be beside you). This will be released in Japan on November 29th as her 40th single, shortly before the movie's December 1st opening. The film's director, Fumihiko Sori, known for his CG work, also helmed a music video for the song. Check it out after the jump.
With the newly released January issue of Manga Time Kirara Forward, plans are being announced to adapt Norimitsu Kaihō and Sadoru Chiba's School-Live!, a moe manga with some other elements (spoilers!), into a 2018 live-action movie. More after the jump.
Following up summer's initial announcement, staff information has now been published for a TV anime adaptation of Jizai Nyoi's 2015 Okinawa based beach volleyball manga Harukana Receive. Toshiyuki Kuboka (the Berserk movies) helms the C2C production with a Toko Machida (Lucky Star, Wake Up, Girls!) writing and Takeshi Oda on character design an serving as chief animation director.
Sleeper-hit TV anime Kemono Friends continues to team up with zoos and botanical gardens in Japan, and the latest collaboration with Nagasaki Bio Park - a nature park that offers visitors hands-on experiences with various animals in a cage-free environment - has resulted in the creation of an entirely new Friend. Hit the jump to learn more.
Originally revealed back in August, Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link is bringing ninja action to iOS and Android devices in Japan sometime this year. Ahead of that, developer Honey ∞ Parade Games shared a new preview that shows how New Link is attempting to push the visual limits of mobile platforms with an all-star Senran Kagura brawler.
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is coming to PlayStation 4 in the west on December 8, and now it's set to arrive on PC on the same day. Aksys Games updated with concrete plans for the simultaneous release, with more information available on the Steam page.
Sega is joining in on the 10th anniversary of Hatsune Miku with a special update for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, including a new Extra Encore Pack. The new set of DLC will be available in the Americas and Europe on December 14 for $7.99 along with an updated Photo Mode.
Following up on last year's worldwide release on iOS and Android, it looks like the updated version of classic 1993 Super Famicom RPG Romancing SaGa 2 is getting ready to come to the west once more. This time, series creator Akitoshi Kawazu hopped on Twitter to reveal plans to bring the game to PS Vita and "some other game consoles" in the west this December.
Godzilla: Monster Planet, the 1st film in a trilogy of 3DCG animated pictures from Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures, is currently tearing up the box office in Japan, and a new NHK documentary will be released in early December to give fans a peek behind the curtain in how the animated Godzilla films were made. Hit the jump to learn more.