The official site for popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura has posted the first trailer for her upcoming live Blu-ray/DVD set "Love Live Fruits Fruits Cherry & Caramel Ribbon." The discs contain her two concerts at Yokohama Arena and Nippon Budokan. Check her stage after the jump.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime single/album of July 21-27. The number one album of the 30th week of year 2014 is Maon Kurosaki's 3rd solo project album "REINCARNATION." She is also known as a singer of the three-member unit ALTIMA. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
NIS America is bringing The Awakened Fate Ultimatum to PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe next spring, and the first English trailer recently made its way online. See a preview of the follow-up to The Guided Fate Paradox after the jump.
Here's something close to novel. Yuki Yuna Yuusha wa Aru is an original cute girl anime, developed by Project 2H, Studio Gokumi, Akame ga KILL!'s Takahiro and BunBun, the illustrator frequently confused with Sword Art Online artist abec. More after the jump.
Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's long awaited space elevator work G-Reco, or Gundam Reconguista in G kicks off on ANIME-ISM, a midnight programming block of MBS, in October. Before that, a theatrical compilation of the first three episodes will be screened in 13 thearts across Japan between August 23 and September 5. And now, before that, a 10 minute preview has been scheduled for August 8th.
In Japanese, a short reading of "801" can be reading 8 as "ya," 0 as a western influenced "o" and 1 as "i." So, the "yaoi" numeric sequence has become otaku shorthand for the genre of male romance media and, following that logic, in countries that list the date month-day, August 1st is yaoi day! Coincidentally(?), it's also the birthday of Attack on Titan's Reiner Braun and Free!'s Nagisa Hazuki. Celebrate after the jump.
2013's supernatural hikikomori series Sasami-san@Ganbaranai returns. This time Sasami leaves her room for a trip to the gambling parlor. Digests of Shafts 12 episode series are included in DAXEL's new pachislot machine for 80 minutes of animation, made possible through a new high-capacity 64GbitROM and large LCD screen. Get a look after the jump.
Following up on the first and second videos, Capcom has another showcase of the outfits available in Ultra Street Fighter IV. The retail version includes every costume available for each character, and trailer #3 rounds out the wardrobe with even more of the 100+ options after the jump.
This week, Fanart Friday starts a month-long look at THE PERFECT TEAM with a very necessary team mainstay, the STRENGTH-based character! Hit the jump to check out powerhouses from Magi, Highschool DxD, Saint Seiya, and, uh... K-ON?
News editor in chief Patrick Macias continues his journey into the Tokyo underground in pursuit of the new Anison (“anime song”) club scene. Read his report and watch video from the event known as "Heavy Pop" after the jump!
Square Enix wants even more people to get into Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and is going about it through the combination of a 14-day free trial and a new "recruit a friend" campaign. All you have to do is log into Mog Station, recruit a friend by linking accounts, and reap the benefits. Read on for more.
So far it looks like pretty much every character announced thus far for Hyrule Warriors (Zelda Musou) can kick a ridiculous amount of ass. Another character trailer is here to reiterate that notion for Impa, who is positively destructive with her spear weapon. See more of Impa in action after the jump.
Square Enix detailed the lineup of games the company will be bringing to the upcoming Gamescom conference. Among the list is a hands-on look at Dragon Quest IV, confirming the iOS and Android port for western release. More after the jump.
If you fancy dressing up the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate cast like they're getting ready to take a bath or go to bed, a fresh batch of appropriate costumes was recently released in North America and Europe. The "Bath and Bedtime" set is priced at $14.99, and you can see a sample of the skimpy showcase after the jump.
Between this spring's release of her new album, her role dubbing Transformers: Age of Extinction, and her role in the upcoming Kazuo Umezu movie Mother, otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, also known as Shokotan has been quite busy lately. She's also been doing some international touring, and after hitting France's Japan Expo earlier in the month, she's made an appearance at Hong Kong's ACGHK 2014.