It's time again to rep Cool Japan in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Pikachu is a seasoned veteran of the annual event. The Pokémon superstar will be marching in the parade along with the other balloons for the 16th consecutive year. Meanwhile the red colored Super Sentai heroes are on their way to carry the Power Rangers banner. Get a look after the jump.
Crunchyroll added three more titles to its catalog today, including classic sci-fi anime God Mars, live-action feature Shinobi Girl: The Movie, and South Korean animated film Aachi & Ssipak. Hit the jump for details.
German-based plush toy company Steiff is producing teddy bears inspired by Duralumin, which appears in Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series as the protagonist Yotsuba's friend teddy bear. Movic will start accepting orders for the 45,360 yen (370 US dollars) limited edition items on December 1. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming live-action drama adaptation of Matsukoma (story) and Hashimoto (art)'s comedy manga series Nietzsche-sensei ~Conveni ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita~/Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store has updated with visuals of its eight main cast. Check the latest information after the jump.
One of the excitements in the current 2016 season session of the Aikatsu! Data Carddass game is a special tie-up with the most famous vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku. The franchise's official YouTube channel has posted a music video of "Idol Katsudou!" featuring her performance and singing. Check the clip after the jump!
The updated official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sui Futami's comedy manga series Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara. (I've Had Enough of a Magical Girl.) today announced that it will premiere on Tokyo MX and Sun TV in January of 2016, also posting its anime character visuals. Check the latest information after the jump.
With the launch of their shop.naruto.com web store, Viz has launch a Naruto prize give-away, presented by the voice the ninja, Junko Takeuchi. Prizes include S.H. Figuarts - Naruto and Sasuke, Naruto dress from Lace and Lore, The Last: Naruto the Movie Lenticular and more. Check out Takeuchi hyping the news after the jump.
Madosoft has announced the main voice cast for Wagamama High Spec, an adult visual novel and mainstream TV anime adaptation that are both scheduled to be released in April of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The death of Setsuko Hara, "the Eternal Virgin" remembered as the symbol of the 1950s/60s golden era of Japanese cinema of has been announced by the Japanese press. Anime fans may be familiar with a fictionalized version of her career from Satoshi Kon's 2001 anime film Millennium Actress. More after the jump.
The latest Atelier game will be getting the usual Plus treatment on PS Vita. Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, with the enhanced portable version due out in both a ¥5,800 ($47) standard and ¥8,800 ($72) Premium Box edition in Japan on March 3, 2016. More after the jump.
On January 27th, 131 tracks of Sword Art Online music, including previously unreleased material, will be collected in a four-CD set, along with a fifth disc featuring composer Yuki Kajiura's February 2015 "Sword Art Online All Overture" performance at Pacifico Yokohama on Blu0ray. Now on sale for 4,500 yen plus task (also available with the Blu-ray for 3,800), original character designer abec's cover art has now been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
SNK Playmore has released a 3rd teaser trailer for the upcoming PS4 fighting game The King of Fighters XIV which gives a glimpse of Andy Bogard in action. Hit the jump to check it out.
After seeing so many heroes in action, it's time to get a little evil in the latest Hyrule Warriors Legends footage. Watch as Ganondorf takes control of the battlefields after the jump.
Anyone hoping for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 to make its way to the west might not want to hold their breath. A community manager on the official Dead or Alive Facebook page stepped in to answer a question about the upcoming game, saying "We do not [have plans to] bring DOAX3 to the west and won't have any plan change in the future. Thank you for asking." More after the jump.
Dissidia Final Fantasy makes its debut in Japanese arcades tomorrow, so that means we're all the way up to Y'shtola, the playable offering from Final Fantasy XIV. Hit the jump for more.