If fan speculation is right, we might have seen the hat tipped on a couple of upcoming anime. Shueisha has registered the domain Nisekoi.jp, while it looks like an announcement about the yakuza/highschool relationship comedy might be coming up in the year's 27th issue of Shonen Jump. Meanwhile, FlyingDog has grabbed a spot for aokihagane.jp, seemingly corresponding to sentient battleship sci-fi Arpeggio of Blue Steel. More after the jump.
Ahead of this summer's anime return of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture college otaku club in a new Genshiken anime, a Niconico Live event has introduced the second generation cast. Part of the announcement was that Nozomi Yamamoto (Haganai's Yukimura Kusunoki) is the new Chika Ogiue, previously portrayed by Kaori Mizuhashi in earlier anime. It turns out that she isn't the only recast character. See who's who after the jump.
The ending of both Maybe's Dusk Maiden of Amnesia aka Tasogare Otome x Amnesia and Tomoo Yokoyama's Watashi no Ouchi wa Honya-san, about the daughter of an adult bookstore owner, have been scheduled for the July issue of Gangan Joker, on sale June 22nd. More after the jump.
Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy is a true classic. It has been credited with shaping Japanese views on science and technology. The manga's popularity helped open doors for the series to become the first Japanese produced TV anime. And, if you want to read the original series, Dark Horse offers a translation in print and digital formats. They've just shared a history featurette for those interested in the seminal work. Get a look after the jump.
Nogami Takeshi, known for his Strike Witches doujinshi and contributions and known for his open letter in CNN in regards to their hentai game coverage, kicked off web manga Marine Corps Yumi last fall. Appropriate to a series about a girl who dreams of becoming a soldier in the "Amerigo" Marines, the series is now being translated into English, with new chapters planned to go online Tuesdays. More after the jump.
Fans in North America still have a little bit of a wait ahead for Shin Megami Tensei IV, which hits Nintendo 3DS on July 16. In the meantime, 4Gamer has a whopping ten minutes of footage to share, from the RPG's intro to dungeon exploration, battles, and more. Check it all out after the jump!
Now that the console and PC port of Resident Evil: Revelations is available in North America, it's time to look forward to some DLC! In addition to some weapon packs, Capcom plans to add two new playable characters to Raid Mode: Rachael Ooze and Lady Hunk. Pics and more past the break.
Once you get out of your starter tent and move into a house purchased from the iron grip of Tom Nook, you'll have plenty of ways to customize your abode in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. See how some of that customization works in the latest preview after the jump.
In the 19th century, Yotsuya Kaidan was staged as a kabuki play along side the story of the 47 Ronin. The story of the vengeful spirit of a samurai's betrayed wife first became a movie in 1912, then was adapted about 18 times in the next two decades, and over 30 times to date. Takashi Miike (13 Assassins) has now taken on what's probably the most influential dead wet girl horror story. More after the jump.
Super Sonico was created by Nitroplus in 2007 to be the mascot for their yearly Nitro Super Sonico Music Festival, and since then has grown huge around the Steins;Gate and Fate/zero maker as something of a mascot. Often cast in risque images, the pink haired spokescharacter has now been cast in a truly "big" 90cm, 1/2 scale polyresin and brass figure. Get a look after the jump.
Everyone loves Ghost in the Shell's Tachikoma AI spider-tanks. Everyone except their natural enemies, the Jigabachi AI digger wasp-helicopters. If you can put aside your Tachikoma affection long enough to appreciate the Jigabachi, Kotobukiya has confirmed that they plan to import the 7 inch, 1/72 scale model of the mech to North America this October. Get a look after the jump.
At almost a million viewers, the May 18th return of One Piece to Cartoon Network's Toonami block didn't break any records, but was enough to read the schedule and slightly bump the ratings. See how it compared after the jump.
Victor Music has posted a special music video for Gen Hoshino's "Gag," the theme for the anime movie adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's (Arakawa Under the Bridge) comedy manga about Jesus and Buddha rooming together in modern Tokyo, Saint Young Men. Hoshino also voices Buddha in the feature, releaesd on May 10th. Get a look after the jump.
Japan’s coolest female otaku Julie Watai is BACK with a new song from her mishmash＊Julie Watai project that takes the form of a music video featuring artwork by awesome illustrator Hiroyuki Takashi. Watch it after the jump!
Some more interesting information has surfaced about the Xbox One since the earlier reveal of Microsoft's upcoming console. One of the things many look at a system successor for is backwards compatibility, and unfortunately it appears that's something you won't find with Xbox One, both in terms of 360 discs and existing Xbox Live Arcade purchases. More after the jump.