The super robot Mazinger Z is used to tangling with Mechanical Beasts, but now thanks to a new PSA campaign in cooperation with Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, the robot that could become a god or a devil is taking aim at a microscopic foe: measles. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's not quite Pokémon IchiGO, but Bleach has its own GPS-based mobile game on the way in Japan. Bleach: Paradise Lost is a LINE-developed game that lets players protect the city and hunt Hollows in the real world. It's currently set to launch as a free-to-play game sometime this year. Read on for more.
Coming August 12 and 13, a seven-episode special second Owarimonogatari (Final Story) anime will be adapting "Mayoi Hell," "Hitagi Rendezvous," and "Ougi Dark," from the twelfth part of Nisio Isin's Monogatari modern folklore mystery series. Nisemonogatari and Tsukimonogatari's ClariS is back on theme "Shiori. With a bit more than two weeks to go, a second preview has offered the latest look, plus a listen to the ClariS end song.
Last week's Terra Battle 2 trailer kicked off character introductions, and Mistwalker is back with a second round to preview more beautiful art for the RPG's world and the characters who inhabit it.
Sister-in-Law!, a humorous 4-panel comic by Kanari Abe about the everyday adventures of an ordinary high school girl who moves in with her sister-in-law's family, is being adapted into an audio drama CD that will be released in Japan on August 30, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to the latest 35th issue of 2017 of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump, Sui Ishida's dark fantasy manga series Tokyo Ghoul has printed 30 million copies in Japan and other countries in the world since 2012. It has been adapted into anime and stage play, and its live-action film adaptation is set to open this Saturday, July 29. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the upcoming theatrical release in Japan on August 4, the official website for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I has posted comments from the original manga author Hirohiko Araki. His video message introducing the comments was also screened at the film's Japan premiere event held in Tokyo yesterday. Check out what he said after the jump!
Despite its limited release only in 73 theaters nationwide, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection earned a very good 98 million yen from the 57,000 ticket sales in its first Saturday and Sunday. The first part of the new two-part Lyrical Nanoha film project was released on July 22 and ranked 8th in its first weekend box office. Hit the jump for more details.
Today, the anime industry was mourning the passing of animator Shoichi Masuo at age 57. The artist, known for his explosive effects work, served as animation director on the original Gainax project, Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise and animated other studio productions, including Gunbuster and its follow-up, Otaku No Video, Nadia, His and Her Circumstances, and Evangelion. He went with Eva to Khara for Rebuild.
It's here. The final chapter of Fairy Tail is out in this week's Shōnen Magazine. While thanking fans for, author Hiro Mashima wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see its color intro page and shared it on his Twitter. Get a look after the jump.
Parfaits are sometimes a little finnicky to make, but the end results are stunningly delicious! I can see why it's implied that this parfait can cure illness – it's sweet, refreshing, and the perfect cool food item on a hot summer's day. Just that mound of whipped cream would make anyone feel better, to be honest. Click through to start making your own!
Italy will be the first country to get to see the new Mazinger Z film that made its debut at France's Annecy film festival in June. Hit the jump for details.
Question: What do you get when you cross a rabbit with a tank? Answer: Kamen Rider Build, the latest entry in Toei and TV Asahi's long-running Kamen Rider tokusatsu TV series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Three more anime series are coming to Crunchyroll from the Funimation catalog today, including OniAi, Scrapped Princess, Gungrave, and Fractale. The fun starts with OniAi… right now! Check out the launch times and territory details for each after the jump.
The Mainichi JK Kikaku ("Everyday School Girl Project"), a Twitter illustration project spearheaded by illustrator Kina Kazuharu that documents the appearance of ordinary high school girls, is being adapted into a work of animation. Hit the jump to learn more.