Chiller's new anime block, featuring Wednesday night broadcasts of Is This a Zombie?, Tokyo Majin, Devil May Cry and Black Blood Brothers may not have survived the summer, or even a full month. After its less than stellar ratings, fans have noticed that the programming that launched of the US horror network July 15th is replaced in its 12:00am slot by Tower Block this coming week, then Steve Niles' Remains.
It looks like the old school Gainax gang might really be getting back together for the 2016 Toho Godzilla movie. A March announcement revealed that Evangelion's Hideaki Anno will serve as chief Director/Writer of the film while friend, Gainax co-founder, Eva writer/storyboard artist, tokusatsu guru and now live action Attack on Titan director Shinji Higuchi as the secondary director and main special effects director. Now, it looks like Mahiro Maeda might be involved too!
The Danganronpa play is a thing that's coming, and the official play cast was revealed on Wednesday. Hit the jump for more info!
Studio 4°C's KickStarter campaign seeking $150,000 to crowdfund production of the "Red Ash –Magicicada"- anime short is down to its final day, and for the home stretch, it's announced that music producer Rashad Haughton will be providing the main theme. Haughton and Studio 4°C were previously both involved in short CGI animation "Love Like Aliens" (winner of the VFX Japan Award and the Special Jury Prize at Asian Film Festival Dallas).
The special Show By Rock!! cafe in Shibuya Parco we reported on previously has opened, and it's filled to the brim with plenty of different and delicious dishes, including desserts and regular foods as well! Hit the jump for more!
We already knew Club Nintendo was drawing to a close, but now it seems that things are getting very real with the last of the Club Nintendo Download Codes having expired. Hit the jump for some good news though!
The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage is open to pre-registration from players, and it's going to be feature a whole lot of songs as well as a whole lot of idols! Hit the jump for more details!
The popular Danbo robot from Yotsuba&! has been converted into several special electronic items and memorabilia so far, but now you can purchase a special Danbo router!
Happy 44th birthday to Yoshitoshi ABe, the graffiti artist turned Serial Experiments Lain character designer and author of Square Enix's nine volume ongoing everyday life of an imaginative young girl manga Ryushika Ryushika. Last week he previewed the doujinshi that he will be bringing to August 14-16's Comiket 88, which includes his latest seasonal look at the everyday life of KanColle's Kitakami.
Sounds like a bit of unconfirmed information was divulged during a Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh, PA. Composer Arnie Roth said there's "a Final Fantasy XII remake underway," marking the first time such a project has been mentioned. Hit the jump for more.
The Darius shoot 'em up series has a storied history behind it that started in 1986. The horizontal-scrolling action is getting ready to return with Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours, which Chara-Ani and Pyramid announced for a winter release on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC. Hit the jump for more.
Sekai Project has announced the launch of visual novel turned free-to-play clicking game Sakura Click on digital distribution platform Steam. Winged Cloud's game is presented with English interface and subtitles along with Japanese audio and boasts 800+ monster moans heard as you try to subdue your adversaries with the power of your mouse.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 5th studio album, Thunder in the East, Japanese heavy metal band LOUDNESS has announced a new tour. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sentai Filmworks' first title, Akame Ga Kill! joins Adult Swim's Toonami programming on August 8th, and with the violent action show set to premiere next weekend, a promo ran with this week's broadcast. Get a look after the jump.
A new magazine-book from Tatsumi Publishing helps cross-stitch fans re-create famous Osamu Tezuka characters in the form of embroidery. Hit the jump to check it out.