Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, "Kyomafu" for short, came back to Miyako Messe (Kyoto International Exhibition Hall) in Kyoto-city again on September 20 and 21. One of the most popular exhibits this year was 1/1 scale AV-98 Ingram from the recent Patlabor live-action film series. Check the photo report after the jump!
In time for this weekend's Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014, Aniplex Plus has revealed their third yukata version Madoka Magica figure, with Mami Tomoe decked out in festival garb. This special 1/8th scale figure is available through Aniplex Plus for pre-order through the end of October, selling for 12,960 yen. The yukata designs for Sayaka and Kyoko were also revealed, and featured in a limited tapestry as well as in a set of clearfiles.
The much anticipated iPhone 6 went on sale in Japan on September 6, and the city of Tokyo came together to celebrate via multiple special events featuring actors, idols, and zany costumed line-waiters. Watch a star-studded report featuring highlights after the jump!
Koga History Museum and the Koga Street Corner Art Museum in Ibaraki, Japan wiill be presenting a special exhibit of the original production work by Kyoji Asano, who served as character designer and chief animation director on Psycho-Pass and Attack on Titan. In addition to selling goods based on the exhibited words, the event will also be presenting special books featured fan favorite characters. Get a look after the jump.
Jōji Nakata voices Shigaraki, another of spirit being popularing the series, in the latest promo for fall's TV anime adaptation of Midori Endo's four-panel manga Gugure! Kokkuri-san. Yoshimasa Hiraike (Working!!, AKB0048) helms the TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, Yowamushi Pedal) adaptation of the 4 panel manga about a doll-like little girl haunted by a handsome, but low-rent spirit. Miwa Oshima (GJ Club) will be handling character designs. Get a look after the jump.
Ever wonder what it's like to attend anime conventions around the world as a cosplayer guest? I had an opportunity to assist highly regarded Japanese cosplayer Reika as her translator during the famous Yaoi-Con 2014 on September 12-14 in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was invited as an Industry Guest. Reika let me share her experience during the convention on Sunday! More after the jump!
We've seen a grand announcement trailer and some nice screens for upcoming action-RPG Dragon Quest Heroes, but a gameplay demo was showcased during Tokyo Game Show for a better idea of how it plays. Watch the large-scale monster-battling go down to the tune of classic DQ music in the footage after the jump.
Leading into the sci-fi series' September 26th debut, the second Terra Formars character ad introduced legacy Mars expedition member Michelle K. Davis, voiced by Shizuka Itō. Get a look after the jump.
The first volume of the manga adaptation of Kunihiko Ikuhara's Mawaru Penguindrum will be released on September 24th in Japan! The manga's author, Isuzu Shibata has been posting countdown illustrations on her blog featuring characters from the series to celebrate the launch, especially the ones who have never been drawn in color for the manga. See the illustrations after the jump!
Looks like TV anime adaptation of Hikaru Kachiki's tennis-themed manga Baby Steps will be enjoying a bit of an off-season. Or, more specifically two off seasons as episode 25 of the anime that launched this April ended with a notice that a second phase is scheduled for spring 2015. Get a look after the jump.
Compile Heart is bringing its second Galapagos RPG, Omega Quintet, to PlayStation 4 in Japan on October 2. Those wanting a refresher course can see the various features and systems of the idol RPG in the summary trailer after the jump.
Not only is is there an otaku fetish for armpits. Not only have those people put together a ranking. They've been ranked them at DDNavi, the site associated with legit print media magazine Da Vinci. See who they picked after the jump.
Just because Super Smash Bros. is out on Nintendo 3DS in Japan doesn't mean director Masahiro Sakurai is done with his Pic of the Day routine on Miiverse. One of his recent posts showcased the return of the Castle Siege stage from Fire Emblem, with the Wii U version getting the spotlight after the jump.
What do you get when you mix free-running, moving trains, and video game-inspired backdrops? You get a truly memorable parkour showcase, with Jason Paul leaping and flipping his way through an "Arcade Run" that looks like an absolute blast. Hit the jump to watch.
It's time for mecha military action/high school dramady Full Metal Panic to play with your hopes again. Dragon Magazine has published a "coming soon!" teaser spread. Light novel illustrator Shikidouji chimes in on Twitter that fans should watch for something developing. Get a look after the jump.