The Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara has announced that their 30th entry will be one of Anno's favorite subjects, Ultraman! Noted animator Akitoshi Yokoyama (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team) will be directing the short based on Mamoru Uchiyama's manga with Hisashi Mori (Samurai 7, Speed Grapher) handling designs.
For a limited, 24-hour period, TOHO animation is presenting the seventh Himouto! Umaru-chan short. The historical drama spoof will be offered as a bonus feature on the summer anime's fourth Blu-ray collection, set to be released in Japan on December 16th. Get a look after the jump.
Akihabara’s other sensational idol group, Denpagumi.inc, deliver their latest visually stunning and brain-busting new PV today in the form of the manga-inspired “If the Earth Breaks into Bits Tomorrow". Enjoy some trippy sights and sounds after the jump!
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hits consoles and PC this week, so the Did You Know Gaming? trivia series has a nicely-timed new video. Hit the jump for more.
For day three of our PAX Prime coverage, Nate takes his first steps into the future of VR with the Valve co-developed HTC Vive headset, and shares his thoughts on MOBA actioner Gigantic and the upcoming open-world Mad Max game! Hit the jump for more!
Georgia, a brand of coffee drinks marketed in Japan by the Coca-Cola Company, is introducing a new line of premium coffee, and actor Takayuki Yamada is personifying the product as a suave manga detective called Mr. Premium. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anime studio Shaft has been getting ready to kick off the celebration of their 40th anniversary on September 1, and to prepare for the occasion, the animators of series like Madoka Magica, Monogatari and Nisekoi has been running a series of countdown crossover illustrations from the staff. Check out the results after the jump.
Ahead of rolling out a promotional campaign in Japanese theaters on September 5th, the new visual for Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth, featured on the latest posters, has been published online. Tomohisa Taguchi, director of the second RPG inspired anime movie project, returns to the helm or the finale, opening in Japanese theaters on January 23d, 2016. More after the jump.
According to a listing on Rakuten Books, the home console release of Koihime Enbu—the all-girls fighting game that stems from the Koihime Musou series—has been delayed. Originally slated for a September 25 release on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Koihime Enbu will now make its console debut in Japan on November 26. Hit the jump for more.
Capcom released a new trailer for Breath of Fire 6, which is coming to iOS and Android devices in Japan sometime this year. It's just a minute long, but you can see some scattered footage of battles and a bit of dragon transformation in the video after the jump.
Square Enix announced plans to shut down service for free-to-play mobile game Final Fantasy Agito, but that doesn't mean it's dying for good. According to Square Enix's announcement, development is being shifted from the current game to a "reborn" version of Final Fantasy Agito, with more news on the retooled version to come at this year's Tokyo Game Show event. Read on for more.
Production I.G has announced acquisition of original rights to FLCL, the 2000-2001 wild coming of age OVA from the company, Gainax and King Records. The August 28th announcement notes the six-episode series' international popularity and the exposure from its dubbed broadcast, before indicating I.G's plans to take advantage of the acquired rights, with the possibility of a remake mentioned.
A new TV variety program entitled "Shall We Gather at the Pokémon House?" begins airing on TV Tokyo on October 04, 2015, and it's hosted by Pokémon super-fan Shokotan and others. Hit the jump to learn more.
Along with plans to premiere the series October 3rd at 25: 58 on MBS, Attack on Titan Junior high has introduced the return of Linked Horizon for the series' opening theme. Composer Revo's "fantasy band," known for the main Attack on Titan anime's themes "Crimson Bow and Arrow" and "Wings of Freedom," is back for "Youth Like Fireworks."
The official website for Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, a TV anime adaptation of an in-game event "Manaria Academy of Magic" in Cygames' popular social game Rage of Bahamut, today launched with a 50-second teaser for a 2016 premiere. Hit the jump for more information.