The anime adaptation of the light novel Sukasuka is wasting no time announcing its voice cast -- seventeen voice actors have just been announced, including (it seems) the young voice actress who came in via the youth audition. Check out the full list after the jump!
Due to the huge number that far exceeded the initial expectation, major stores in Japan have had to stop accepting pre-orders for the upcoming first volume of the official guidebook for YAOYOROZU's full 3DCG series Kemono Friends. But thankfully for the fans, the volume is confirmed to get reprints shortly. Hit the jump for more details.
Cinemadict in Aomori-city, Aomori Prefecture, has announced that the theater was screening an unfinished version of the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World for 46 days from December 30, 2016 to February 14, 2017. Hit the jump for more details.
For the upcoming release on July 14, the official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama has added two more cast visuals of 43-year-old Ken Yasuda as swordsmith Tetsuya Murata and 21-year-old Akari Hayami as his sister Tetsuko. Hayami is an ex-member of idol group Momoiro Clover. Check the latest information after the jump.
As with the super-deformed Nendoroid gallery, there were plenty of poseable figma figures from Max Factory and Good Smile Company on display at this weekend's Wonder Festival event. And, like the figma, they were from a diverse range of licenses. See what was presented after the jump.
Gust continues to introduce brief snippets of footage for its upcoming magical girl RPG, Blue Reflection, with each promo focusing on an individual character. They recently returned with a video featuring Cooking Club member Sanae Nishida, who you'll meet in a few short sample event scenes after the jump.
Originally released for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita in Japan back in November, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada is officially making its way to the west. Action game fans will be able to take control of various members of the Sanada clan, including the likes of Yukimura Sanada and Masayuki Sanada, when Spirit of Sanada hits PS4 and PC in North America on May 23. Europe will follow on May 26. Read on for more.
Titan Comics and Harmony Gold USA are preparing to introduce a new comic based on Robotech as well as a re-release the library of existing Robotech comics. The new comic will be written by Brian Wood with a standard covery by Stanley “ArtGerm” Lau and "Retro" cover by series veterans John and Jason Waltrip. Check out the preview after the jump.
Pepper, a model of companionship robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank, will soon be updating its programming with a brand new suite of features that include such functions as providing multi-lingual tour advice, administering health checks...and ratting out potential shoplifters to the store management. Hit the jump to witness our terrifying dystopic future.
Hobby Japan is armoring up for a new iteration of the Queen's Blade mixed media franchise entitled Queen's Blade Unlimited, which features a "cool and sexy" new look spearheaded by artist Shinya Ohsaki of UNKNOWN GAMES. Hit the jump to learn more.
Folks from Crunchyroll’s Tokyo office just visited Japan’s biggest figure and toy con, Wonder Festival 2017 Winter, and have brought back a ton of exclusive pics and info on the latest hobby goods coming your way the year. Hit the jump to get a look!
While there still hasn't been anything specific officially announced, with advanced tickets going on sale, Sumida, Tokyo's TOHO Cinemas Kinshicho has listed a September 30th open date for the first part of the Fate/stay night[Heaven's Feel] anime movie trilogy. More after the jump.
Streaming service Hulu has notified viewers that it will be carrying five additional anime from the Gundam mecha franchise starting February 20th. These include 1996 ground-war Universal Century OVA Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team, '96's sixth series installment Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, the remastered edition of 2002's ninth installment, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, 2002's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and 2015 prequel OVA Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin.
This week on "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", we take a look at the 2012 TV anime BTOOOM!, which is kind of like the reality TV series Survivor, except people are voted off the island via explosions. Hit the jump to learn more.
This Sunday was the winter edition of the twice-yearly Wonder Festival figures event, and creator/distributor Good Smile Company, as ever, had LOTS of upcoming chibi-style Nendoroids to figure. The bevy of subjects included everything from Fullmetal Alchemist to Tanya the Evil. Get a look after the jump.