It is confirmed today that a sequel to Takuya Mitsuda's baseball-themed manga MAJOR will start on Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday this March. The manga following the life of Goro Honda, who became a major league baseball player, was serialized in the magazine for 16 years from 1994 to 2010. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ken Wakui's Shinjuku Swan: Kabukicho Scout Survival manga opens with a 30-second teaser. The story follows 19-year-old Tatsuhiko Shiratori who becomes a scout for the Kabukicho red light district of Shinjuku and his life through the city's underground business. Check the clip after the jump.
It has been confirmed that two-member unit Yuzu's newly written song "OLA!!" will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming 23rd Crayon Shin-chan feature film Crayon Shin-Chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! to be released in Japan on April 18. This is the fourth time for the unit to provide a theme song for anime films. Hit the jump for more details.
After a March 2009 crossover TV special, anime/manga's top criminal and crime solver met up in a 2013 Lupin The 3rd VS Detective Conan anime movie. This feature, which broke the box office record for Conan movies, is now streaming on Hulu courtesy of TMS Ent. More after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming Hetalia The World Twinkle, the 6th anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's comedy manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers, today updated with a mini-chara version key visual. Check the latest information after the jump.
A joint press meeting for the upcoming 12th TV anime series Go! Princess PreCure and the 7th All Stars film PreCure All Stars Haru no Carnival was held in Tokyo yesterday, January 29. The three main voice actresses of the new TV series appeared on the stage in princess-like dresses. Check MaiDiGi TV's video report after the jump.
Following the knife-featured third episode of Assassination Classroom last Friday, the on-air of the fifth episode of the Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD TV anime, which was originally scheduled to be broadcasted this Saturday night, is cancelled. The official website explains the reason as, "in light of the current circumstances." Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Moroboshi's fantasy action light novel series Kusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (The Instructor of Aerial Combat Wizard Candidates) today posted a 20-second teaser featuring the OP song "D.O.B." sung by Iori Nomizu. Check the clip after the jump.
Along with usual suspects liks Attack on Titan (volume 1 was #1 on January 4th and hovering around top, joined by volume 2 of spin-off No Regrets), Kingdom Hearts (KH II volume 3 was #1 on January 11th) and Sword Art Online (Fairy Dance volume 2 was #1 January 25th) a couple of differant names made it to the top of the New York Times Manga Best Seller list this month. More after the jump.
In Decemeber, alt-audience anime programming block opened Noitamina a poll to allow fans to select the content of Fan Best theme song collection. Along with today's airing of the block, they announced the music that will be collected in a package that features: DISC 1+2: 30 tracks (Full Version), DISC 3: 30 tracks (TV Size) and DISC 4 (Blu-ray): Creditless OP/ED Videos. Get a look after the jump.
We know Dragon Ball Xenoverse involves some history-altering action, with major events and even friends and foes completely rewritten through some sort of magic. The latest issue of Jump reveals the puppet master behind all this madness as Demon God Démigra. More after the jump.
Nintendo's been on a roll with live-action commercials lately. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is coming to Nintendo 3DS on the same day New Nintendo 3DS launches, February 13, which is a Friday. Thus, the UK has an appropriate live-action Friday the 13th TV spot you can see after the jump.
If you're a fan of the eight-player action in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a new update is here to scratch that itch. Version 1.0.2 adds nine regular stages and six Final Destination stages to the eight-player mode, so get some friends together and go nuts. Hit the jump for more.
With the release of the Megami Magazine announcing plans for a second season of Is the Order a Rabbit? anime, the series Twitter feed has posted a special visual heralding the news. Returning director Hiroyuki Hashimoto chimed in, thanking fans for their support and asking them to read the magazine for an interview. Get a look after the jump.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's Japanese launch is set for March 26, with North America and Europe to follow this summer, but Bandai Namco isn't done adding characters. According to the latest issue of Jump, Rob Lucci is joining the playable lineup. Videos and more after the jump.