Crunchyroll is about to add some older treats to the anime catalog today, starting with the addition of more Miss Machiko. As of 2:00pm PST (AKA right now), episodes 23-45 of the classic series will be live for Crunchyroll members in the United States, Canada, South Africa, and UK.
This fall, Shoji Gatoh's Full Metal Panic! returns for a fourth anime series, this time produced by XEBEC (Fafner in the Azure, Space Battleship Yamato 2199). In anticipation, an "Odoru Very Merry Christmas" audio drama has brought the series' action to a luxury liner. A follow-up to the December 23rd first episode is scheduled for January 23rd, and the site update for this has revealed FMP 4's subtitle.
Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima has signed on for some guest weapon design in Monster Hunter XX as the game prepares to head to the Japanese Nintendo 3DS platform on March 18th. The Urano Metria is named for Lucy Heartfilia's like-named spell (aka "Ultimate Magic of the Stars"). Check it out after the jump.
Since 2010, the number of TV anime productions has almost doubled. That sort of growth is impressive and scary, with production delays and the like pointing to signs of strain. To see what this sort of growth looks like and how much effort it takes, the dedicated folks at Sakuga Blog have been compiling and translating characteristics of the recently concluded season/year. Check it out after thejump.
It's been a while since we posted about Tokyo Xanadu, the action-RPG that originally launched on PS Vita in Japan back in September 2015. It's on its way to the west, with Aksys Games expanding on plans to bring Tokyo Xanadu to PS Vita in North America and Europe, followed by Tokyo Xanadu EX+ on PlayStation 4 and PC. Read on for more.
Digimon World: Next Order is nearing its launch on PlayStation 4 in the Americas and Europe, so Bandai Namco Entertainment has a new English trailer to share. Check out the gameplay-centric preview that encourages forging strong bonds to "experience miracles" after the jump.
Team Ninja's anticipated action game Nioh is coming to PS4 in the west and Japan early next month, but you'll have one last opportunity to sample it this weekend. The Nioh Last Chance Trial will be available to play January 21 and 22, offering up an expanded version of the demo that was showcased during December's PlayStation Experience event. Read on for more.
Atlus busted out a double-whammy announcement this morning with the reveal of not one, but two Utawarerumono games for the west. AQUAPLUS' visual novel/SRPG Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is set to arrive on PS4 and PS Vita this spring, followed by its direct sequel, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, this fall. Read on for more.
In Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves can enter the Metaverse through their smartphones to explore what Atlus calls "the 'collective unconscious' of all mankind." The Palaces within are a manifestation of peoples' most distorted desires, and they're the subject of the latest English game mechanics trailer after the jump.
Series manga publisher Kodansha has a not-so-fast on Deadline Hollywood's exclusive concerning a Hollywood Attack on Titan movie from Warner Bros. Yahoo! Japan is reporting that a company representative has indicated that while they cannot comment on specifics, they can say various movie negotiations are underway and do say that the Deadline story is erroneous. More after the jump.
Vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku and kabuki actor Nakamura Shidō II are once again teaming up to perform a series of "Super Kabuki" live exhibitions at the Nico Nico Super Conference 2017, which will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba on April 29 - 30, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal sports manga returns for a third TV anime, subtitled "New Generation." After the second anime's Inter-high Arc, the new anime will see what happens with the Sohoku High School cycling team after the third-year student's veteran members graduation. Retailers have begun listing the series home video release schedule with nine Blu-rays/DVDs between April 12 and December 13, 2017 for a total of 25 episodaes.
While busy working on the upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure live-action film, 56-year-old Takashi Miike, well-known for his ability to make a film on any subject, is confirmed to helm a new tokusatsu TV series for girls, Idol x Warrior Miracle Tunes!, for an April 2017 premiere. Check the 1st PV featuring the three main girls who were chosen from the audition.
The official website for Kenka Banchou Otome -Girl Beats Boys-, the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Spike Chunsoft's otome game Kenka Banchou Otome today posted a 60-second 1st PV introducing its main characters. The clip features "Fast Impact," one of the soundtrack tunes to be used in the anime. Check the clip after the jump!
It was announced at the press conference for the "PriPara New Project" held in Tokyo today on January 18 that a new PriPara TV anime series titled Idol Time PriPara is set for April 2017, and in addition to Laala Manaka, the protagonist of the past three seasons, it will also feature a new protagonist girl Yui Yumekawa. Hit the jump for more details.