Are you dying for the next season of Rooster Teeth’s anime RWBY? There’s a little bit of relief for fans by way of a production diary that might make the wait until July a little shorter. Check out the video after the jump.
Back in December, Shirow Miwa, known his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell, merged his long running appreciation for Pacific Rim with a bit of Kill La Kill for a Mako x Mako mash-up. This week's he returned to the latter subject for a mash-up of with his own characters, then some straight KlK work. Get a look after the jump.
In Hideki Owada's geopolitical parody manga Legend of Koizumi, a cabal of the world's mightiest politicians assemble to defend earth Nazi UFO and the Fourth Reich. In this, Koizumi is joined by George H. W. Bush, the Pope, Putin, and, based on Putin suggestion, Europe's strongest woman, 13th Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Of course the popular character inspired a hug pillow.
Aniplex's big plans for this month's inaugural AnimeJapan trade show include some special art works featuring Monogatari's popular donut loving loli vampire Shinobu Oshino. Special art is featured on a B2 tapestry going for 4,000 with postcard, and for the die-hards, a F10 canvas with clearfile for 8,000. Get a look after the jump.
If you've been following Crunchyroll News, you're undoubtedly familiar with Japan's mini-metal heads, BABYMETAL. Evidently, “Gimmie Choco!!” was what it took for the rest of the world to discovered them, because, this week coverage was everywhere from Gawker to USA Today. The break out week also saw their self titled album hit the top of the iTunes Metal chart in the US and beyond. More after the jump.
You're only young once, but as Tomoaki "Master Roshi" Kohguchi demonstrates, you can cosplay forever. This week, businessman/cosplayer turned 64 this week, much to the delight of his online fans. Celebrate after the jump.
Mugen Souls Z is coming to the west with everything but a questionable bathing minigame, and NIS America now has a concrete date for the release. The RPG will make its way to PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe on May 20 and 23, respectively. Hit the jump for more.
Japan's Nasu Highland amusement park is about to get a massive infusion of giant mecha via an upcoming “Mobile Suit Gundam” special exhibition. YATTAR JAPAN brings us pics and info after the jump!
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai recently unveiled another new addition to the 3DS version of the game. Those who play the next brawler on Nintendo's portable will get to throw down on Tortimer Island from Animal Crossing. Hit the jump for a couple pics.
On March 14th, the J-World Tokyo theme park, based on the stories and characters featured in the Jump series of manga periodicals, will reveal its newest additions and improvements, including new areas based on series “Kuroko no Basuke”, “Gintama”, and “The Prince of Tennis”. Read on for full details courtesy of YATTAR JAPAN!
Capcom has another video showing one of Ultra Street Fighter IV's new contenders, with the fifth new character remaining a mystery. This time it's Rolento, so see how his moves are shaping up in the latest version of SFIV after the jump.
The western release for The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll has been confirmed, and the creature-gathering, dungeon-crawling RPG is coming to the 3DS eShop in North America and Europe this summer. Video and more past the jump.
The official website for the forthcoming Mobile Police Patlabor live-action project titled THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- today launched "Virtual Special Vehicle Section 2 Tour," a special service allowing viewers to take a virtual tour of the set of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2 used in the films. Hit the jump for more details.
The official site for Kyoto Animation's highly anticipated film Tamako Love Story announced on March 7 that Aya Suzaki, the voice actress for the protagonist character Tamako Kitashirakawa, will sing the theme song "Principle." She previously sang the OP/ED songs for the TV series as Tamako, but "Principle" will be released as her own single. More information after the jump.
5pb.Records has posted a short version promotional video for popular anime voice actress/singer Asami Imai's 12th single "Shikkoku no Sustain" on its official YouTube channel. It will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming PS Vita game Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart scheduled for May 29. Check her latest rock tune after the jump.