Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is finally upon us as of next Tuesday, and it turns out that there’s more to come! As announced in the latest issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine, the 3DS dungeon crawler has inspired a host of new manga series that will launch in Japan. Hit the jump to find out more!
Yen Press confirmed to Anime News Network that the company will be releasing the Kingdom Hearts light novel series from Tomoco Kanemaki as an omnibus volume. Hit the jump to find out more!
Looking for an easy way to try out the next installment of the excellent Guilty Gear series from Arc System Works? Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign is headed for a December release for Western gamers, but you don’t have to wait that long to see if you’re going to love it (and you probably will!) Hit the jump to find out more!
Knights of Sidonia returns to Japanese TV's Animeism block in Spring 2015 for Battle for Planet Nine. This second season is packaged with the promise of a bit of the original sci-fi manga author Tsutomu Nihei's earlier cyber-horror series Blame!, set to appear as a show-within-a-show in the eighth episode. Check out the new preview after the jump.
Fans of Garo have a lot to look forward to in the coming year, with the late-night tokusatsu series preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2015. Seven new projects were announced during the annual Garo: Golden Wolf Thanksgiving fan festival, including two theatrical films and a spin-off film, a new live-action series, a second season and film project for the anime, and a musical. More after the jump!
With a great deal of fanfare, a high profile Attack on Titan exhibit opens at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo November 28th. In addition to featuring works such as original art by series author Hajime Isayama, the plans include the ability to step into the world of AoT with a special 3D headset viewing experience. Of course, there's special merch for the event. In this, emphasis on the "SPECIAL."
With the second season of Knights of Sidonia now scheduled for Spring 2015 in Japan, a new promo offers a full preview of the upcoming Knights of Sidonia - Battle for Planet Nine. Get a look after the jump.
After a fashion, Perorina (Pero for short), the mascot character featured on the charms that Vivian has been passing around, plays a role in this week's Cross Ange swimsuit episode "Bikini Escape." So, the "world" section of the series site features an explanation of what the heck the thing is. More after the jump.
To promote the upcoming release of the Portuguese editions, the author of the No Game, No Life light novel series, Yu Kamiya, with the illustrator of its manga adaptation, Mashiro Hiiragi, will hold an autograph session at the Ressaca Friends 2014 event in São Paulo, Brazil, on December 20 and 21. Hit the jump for more details.
25-year-old popular voice actress Ayana Taketatsu has just released her highly anticipated 2nd solo album "Colore Serenata" this week and is ready to begin her live tour for December. Her official YouTube channel has posted two TV CMs to promote the album and the tour in Osaka and Tokyo. Check the clips after the jump.
38-year-old popular voice actor Daisuke Namikawa will play a new mysterious character "Professor" in the ongoing TV anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V from its 36th episode. Namikawa is known as Goemon Ishikawa in the Lupin the Third series, and Japanese dub voice for Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings series. Check his message after the jump.
The recently revealed poster visual for the upcoming 7th chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series features Keiji Gotouda, the captain of the Division 2, with the tagline "Is there anything we should protect?" and the name of Yukihito Tsuge, the main antagonist of the 1993 anime film Patlabor 2. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corp.'s campaign for their Kei SUV Hustler celebrates the holidays with their seventh ad featuring Dr. Slump, famous Japanese manga artist (and probably one of the richest) Akira Toriyama's first successful work before Dragon Ball.
As Hi-sCool! Seha Girls has been reminding us on a weekly basis, Sega history is quite moe. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Sega Saturn Japanese debut, a system that endeared plenty with games like NIGHTS, Panzer Dragoon, and Sakura Wars, but which suffered from a bizarre US launch, then the onslaught of the Nintendo 64. Celebrate after the jump.
Two new cast members have been introduced for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga. Assassin/sadistic PE teacher Akira Takaoka is Masanobu Takashima ( Daisuke Matoba in L: Change the World ) and transfer student Itona Horibe is played by Seishiro Kato (the lead in Ninja Kids!!! ). More after the jump.