Remember that Taco Bell Madoka Magica co-promotion hoax? Well, it looks like it might become a reality some day. While Yum! Brands siblings KFC and Pizza Hut are located across the country, you can only get Taco Bell on a military base. A failed 80's trail run in the Nagoya area hasn't dissuade Yum front include the Bell in its international expansion plans. More after the jump.
At the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Yamaha American English focused VOCALOID, Cyber Diva. The VOCALOID boasting an American English focused voiced bank is offered with VOCALOID4 Editor with Cross-Synthesis for adding melody and lyrics to a virtual voice. This package with VOCALOID4 Editor and VOCALOID Editor for Cubase sells for $149.99, schedule for first quarter of the year. More after the jump.
Japanese blogs are reporting that an early look at the March issue of manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive, due out the 27th, has revealed that the staff along with pop rock band opening theme song performers nano.RIPE will be returning for Non Non Biyori Repeat. Scheduling information for the upcoming second season of the adaptation of Atto's rural comedy is still unknown. More after the jump.
The Winter 2015 anime season is in full swing, so it's a perfect time for some recommendations. If you're loving Assassination Classroom, KanColle, Death Parade or tons of other seasonal titles, check out these similar recommendations from your friends at Anime-Planet - after the jump!
God Eater 2: Rage Burst is coming to Japan and Asia on February 19 and 26, respectively, and Bandai Namco Games Asia is getting ready with an English-subtitled version of the second trailer. Dig into the subbed preview of the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita update after the jump.
Compile Heart recently popped a fresh batch of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II screenshots on the RPG's official website, showing off some bits of dialogue and battle. See the latest still look at the upcoming sequel after the jump.
Nearly 20 years old, an industry legend and father to a successful franchise, Resident Evil would like to peacefully retire, but they keep pulling him back. Resident Evil has returned once again with a fresh veneer of HD to compliment its 2002 visual update, but every zombie knows that it's what's on the inside that counts. Hit the jump to check out its guts!
Do you ever find yourself thinking a particular video game is too long? Or maybe that they all are? Perhaps you're on the other side of the spectrum, hoping every new game will offer up dozens and dozens of hours of fun. PBS Game/Show digs into the topic after the jump.
This weekend, Encouragement of Climb director Yusuke Yamamoto and supporting cast member Kyoko Narumi attended a talk at outdoor goods retailer ICI Ishii Sports. Grabbing some attention, Yamamoto answered a question about a third season of the adaptation of Shiro's moe mountaineering manga, saying that while nothing has been definitively decided, there's interest on the part of producer and manga publisher Earth Star Entertainment. More after the jump.
There's a lot going on in the world of the Persona franchise, so Atlus is cooking up a major livestream showcase to show off, well, a bunch of stuff. The company announced a "Flash! Persona Channel 2015" stream, set to air prior to the Persona Super Live 2015 concert event. Hit the jump for more.
This time the Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker spotlight is on the Triangulum arc version of Yamato Hotsuin. The circumstances behind his involvement after the events of the original Devil Survivor 2 are a bit spoilery, but you can see a bit of it in the 30-second clip after the jump.
Launched last year, AnimeJapan was a new convention that combined the effort of the two existing business conventions, the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and Anime Contents Expo (ACE), with distance from the Tokyo government and the controversy around its Youth Healthy Development Ordinance. It returns to Tokyo Big Sight March 21-22 and a new visual brings together anime heroes dating back to the first televised series, with current favorites and even new ones.
Austin, Texas' high profile South by Southwest Music Festival announced its third round of SXSW 2015 Showcasing Artists yesterday, and in addition to Run the Jewels, the hip-hop duo of El-P and Killer Mike, highlighted artists include Tokyo pop trio Perfume. More after the jump.
Dengeki official online store Dengekiya is currently accepting preorders for exclusive figures of “Sword Art Online” character Asuna dressed as an idol and “A Certain Magical Index” character Misaki Shokuho as a bunny maid. YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info after the jump!
Unlike some figure lines, Medicom Toy's premium Real Action Heroes has a fairly good balance of gender in its subject. And, those looking for some guys to add to their collection will be pleased to see that Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Archer and the Dark Knight version of Berserk's Guts are the next two offered, with the two 30cm figures respectively coming in October for 25,488yen and November for 32,400yen.