Along with the move from location testing to arcades across Japan, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition has previewed its roster additions in a new introduction video. Joining Sega's follow-up, light novel imprint inspired fighting game is Quenser Barbotage along with Froleytia Capistranoy as an assist Heavy Object along with Emi Yusa/Emilia Justina (playable) and Sadao Maou/Satan Jacob (support) from The Devil is a Part Timer.
By the weekend of July 25-26, the all-new feature film Love Live! The School Idol Movie had earned an impressive 2 billion yen (about 16.24 million US dollars) from its domestic theatrical run. It keeps the same seventh position from the previous weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest press release published on July 26, Hatsune Miku, the most famous vocaloid character, will be featured in the upcoming 2016 series of Bandai's Aikatsu! Data Carddass arcade game, which will launch this October. Hit the jump for more details.
The full cast members for the upcoming kabuki adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga One Piece were announced at the press conference held in Tokyo today. The chairperson of the show, Ennosuke Ichikawa IV will play the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, Boa Hancock and Shanks. Check the list after the jump.
After announcing David Wald as Count Magnus Lee and Luci Christian as Doris Lang, the new English dub of 1985's Vampire Hunter D anime now has its titular lead. John Gremillion (Dracule Mihawk in One Piece) will be taking over the role of D, and you can sample a bit of his work in the cast reveal video after the jump.
The main voice cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Takayuki Mizushina's pet dog-themed manga Itoshi no Muco/Lovely Muco! has been announced. While Hitomi Yoshida reprises her role as Muco, her owner Komatsu-san is newly voiced by Satoshi Hino. Check the latest information after the jump.
This spring, the announcement was made that, rather than a second Production I.G TV anime series, sci-fi series Gargantia will be getting a sequel in prose form with a novel planned for this summer. Now scheduled for August 29th, the designs for 18-year old Ledo, from two years after the OVA have been revealed along with the synopsis for Distant, Encounter of Heaven and Earth. Get a look after the jump.
The Attack on Titan manga has topped 50 million copies sold in Japan. In North America, volume one has spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times' manga bestsellers list, and that's contributed up to a very respectable 2.5 million print run of the English-language edition of Hajime Isayama's hit series. More after the jump.
Koei Tecmo announced Samurai Warriors 4-II for the west back in May, and NIS America followed up earlier today with plans for a limited edition PlayStation 4 version in North America. The set will be exclusive to the NIS Online Store, and is lined up to launch on September 29. More after the jump.
A new smart phone game based on the Strike Witches cross-media franchise is coming to Android and iOS in the Fall of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
New information is available concerning Bandai Visual's Japanese Bluray boxed set releases for Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Gaia. Hit the jump to learn more.
Today we're kicking off a new column called Monster Mondays, where we'll showcase a specific youkai, ghost or piece of Japanese folklore and where it appears in anime and manga. This week we dive into the world of the Kappa - this shelled, scaly creature is the most famous youkai, even with its "questionable" food preferences. Learn all about the Kappa in today's MONSTER MONDAYS!
TMS Entertainment has begun streaming ItaKiss on Hulu. Also known as Itazura na Kiss, the 2008 anime adapts Kaoru Tada's 1990-1999 shoujo manga. The anime has been released in North America by Disotek while Digital Manga Publishing released the manga.
A new album by Yasunori Mitsuda will feature arrangements from both Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. Hit the jump to learn more.
Yoru no Nai Kuni (Land of No Night) was recently delayed in Japan to further improve quality, and Gust also took the opportunity to announce a new first-print bonus. Those who pick up early copies will get a download code for a special subordinate demon, Gust-chan from the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. Now you can see a quick sample of Gust-chan in the promo after the jump.