Doga Kobo, Japanese anime production company best known for their recent anime adaptation works such as Yuruyuri and Engaged to the Unidentified, has announced their latest original project titled BREETSCHLAG on its official site. Hit he jump for more details.
Following the new ED song "SABLE" by nano, a short version PV for the second OP song for the ongoing TV anime M3 the dark metal, "Replica" sung by Maaya Sakamoto, is now online. The song is composed/arranged by four-member Japanese rock androp's vocalist/guitarist Takahito Uchisawa. Check the song after the jump.
As reported, six-member anison vocal idol unit i☆Ris performs the OP song for the summer 2014 TV anime Pri-Para. Their record company avex has posted a short version promotional video for the song "Make it!" on its official YouTube channel. Check the cute clip after the jump!
Following the scoop by NHK yesterday, Japanese government's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) today officially revealed the details of its Manga-Anime Guardians Project, the first cross-industry anti-piracy measures for manga and anime. Read their statement after the jump.
With the Senran Kagura anime series out in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack today, distribution FUNimation posted a clarification about the release, noting that six OVA episode listed will not be included More after the jump.
The media critics were none too impressed by late-night talk, professional geek bully and man-on-the-street revivalist Jimmy Kimmel's attempt to find humor in the candid lives of cosplayers, with Salon going as far as to say that his missed opportunity exposed the weaknesses of the interview format. Check out the the results after the jump.
The occasion seems to have passed largely unmarked upon in Japan, but 25 years ago today, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's beloved adaptation of Eiko Kadono's Kiki's Delivery Service debuted in theaters. More after the jump.
There's been lots of recent chatter about an anime adaptation of shoujo prequel Attack on Titan: No Regrets
Birth of Levi, including a Japanese fan hoax that a TV series was coming this fall. Still not confirmed but more credible is a deleted listing from electronics/multi-media shop Yodobashi Camera that had volume volume 15 of the main manga coming out December 9th with a OVA tieing into the spin-off. More after the jump.
While it shouldn't come as a real surprise, Atlus says they have a few different things cooking that we haven't heard about yet. This week's issue of Famitsu features an interview with Atlus representative director Yukio Sugino and company director Naoto Hiraoka, who mention a new title they'll be able to announce soon, as well as brand new properties in the pipeline. More after the jump.
Originally scheduled for May 29, SoniPro—AKA Super Sonico in Production—was pushed back to July 31, and its debut on Nintendo 3DS is almost upon us. Since Japanese players will be able to get their hands on it this Thursday, we have an extended look after the jump.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to hang out in a dressing room with a Japanese idol group under the influence of a super slow motion camera, wonder no more! The new PV clip from Denpagumi.inc has got you covered. Watch after the jump!
Mel Kishida is a talented illustrator whose work provided the original character designs for Heaven's Memo Pad, RDG Red Data Girl, Hanasaku Iroha, and the Atelier game series. He's also a shameless cosplayer whose outfits have earned internet infamy, particularly on Japanese blogs. Recently, he put on his shock rock meets pro-wrestler best for an Aomori event. Get a look after the jump.
Back in April, Haruma Miura (live-action Kimi No Todoke's Shota Kazehaya) was named the lead of the live-action Attack on Titan, and there was ambiguity about whether he was playing Eren or not. Well, now with the cast filled out, it's looking a lot like the latter. Manga author Hajime Isayama is supervising not only supervising the creation of a new story with a frightening new enemy, but also new characters. More after the jump.
Are you looking forward to the western release of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary? Would you be looking forward to it even more if it were coming to retail instead of digital-only? That's basically what NIS America wondered on its Facebook page when asking, "Would a physical release of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary brighten your day?" Hit the jump for more.
Microsoft announced its next batch of free titles for the Games with Gold program, and Panzer Dragoon spiritual successor Crimson Dragon tops the August offerings on Xbox One. Read on for more.