Need a refresher course on Frieza before Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' starts its North American theatrical run this week? DBZ's Frieza Saga takes up episodes 75-107 in the anime adaptation, but the folks at Mega64 have you covered with a sweded reenactment that condenses the arc into a more digestible five minutes after the jump.
In the final day of its month-long KickStarter campaign, Studio 4°C's (TekkonKinkreet, Genius Party, the Berserk movies, the newer Thundercats) effort to raise $150,000 to crowdfund production of the "Red Ash –Magicicada"- anime short passed its goal, and then some! Wrapping up today, the project raised $162,882 in pledges from 1,869 backers. More after the jump.
For a limited, 24-hour period, TOHO animation is presenting the fourth Himouto! Umaru-chan short. The Dragon Ball spoof be offered as a bonus feature on the summer anime's second Blu-ray collection, set to be released in Japan October 26th. Get a look after the jump.
Capcom released a couple more weapon trailers for Monster Hunter X, which is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 28. Watch as the Horn and Hammer are put to the test in the videos after the jump.
The weirdness factor in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood took a dramatic increase over the weekend with the opening of the Kawaii Monster Café, a new theme restaurant designed to shock the senses and taste buds. A new video tour shows you around inside after the jump!
While we wait for the big reveal of Omega Force's next "non-Warriors" project, Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors series is celebrating 15 years of hacking and slashing. Thanks to the official website, you can soak in a bit of history in the 15th anniversary video after the jump.
The Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara has announced that the second short of its third season will be Showa-era throwback "Comedy Skit 1989" by Kazuto Nakazawa, known for his work as the character designer and an animator on Samurai Champloo and as an animator on Kill Bill's anime sequence.
Early pre-order for the Japanese release of the second season Blu-ray set to Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] close August 10th, and to get fans on board before the incentive deadline, some new details were announced about the release. The collection, which features 13 episodes with English subtitles, soundtrack CD, drama CD and 50-page production booklet, will also include a 10 minute short of the visual novel's "Sunny Day."
Sword Art Online Volume 16: Alicization Exploding is set to be released August 8th and light novel author Reki Kawahara is back on social media talking up abec's art for the second volume in the War of the Underworld sub-arc of the Alicization arc. After previously mentioning the inclusion of new illustrations of Asuna's Final Form, he's now offering a look at the cover from his sample copy. Get a look after the jump.
Folks who follow game news on a regular basis have known a stink's been brewing at Konami for some time now, most visibly in the way the months leading up to Metal Gear Solid V's release have been handled. A report at Nikkei shines more light on the corporate culture within, revealing a restrictive means of corralling employees and keeping watch on and control over every single thing they do. Hit the jump for more.
Street Fighter V's first attempt at a beta didn't go too well, but work continues on the next entry, and a new challenger approaches! The latest character to join the roster is none other than Vega, who wants you to be intoxicated by his beauty in the reveal trailer after the jump.
Bandai Visual is releasing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to Japanese home video on Bluray and DVD in October of 2015. Hit the jump to learn the details.
August 3rd marks the birthday of Honoka Kōsaka, the lead character of Love Live! School Idol Project, and Japanese fans have taken to Twitter to wish Honoka birthday congratulations. Hit the jump to check them out.
A Japanese inventor by the name of Kota Yamada has created a pair of humanoid robots for Maker Faire Tokyo 2015 that tackle a problem that has long perplexed humanity: making pancakes. Hit the jump to see the robot chefs in action.
No maid cafes for Prison School! Starting August 3rd, and running through the end of September, this season's anime adaptation of Akira Hiramoto's award winning Prison School manga is teaming up with the Lockup theme restaurant chain for a special anime inspired menu, along with character coasters and a free introduction booklet. Get a look after the jump.