Dragon Quest Heroes II is out in Japan later this month, so V-Jump is here with a closer look at some of its features. Check out the 18-minute video after the jump. for a preview of shops and other hub areas, followed by some of the game's different classes on the battlefield.
For fans who might have missed the April 30th launch of pre-orders in all the Golden Week holiday hype, Bandai Visual has just posted their promo for One-Punch Man inspired "OPPAI" fashion brand. Don't let those energetic guitars fool you, this is clothing explicitly marketed for a "datsuryoku" (exhausted, unmotivated, just can't bother anymore) audience. Get a look after the jump.
We haven't heard much about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon since they were announced in February, but that's set to change next week. The Pokémon Company teased some more information, with details to be revealed on May 10 at 8:00am ET. More after the jump.
Taboo Tattoo, an upcoming action TV anime based on the manga of the same name by Shinjirō about a young man who accidentally comes into possession of a weapon of staggering destructive power, has announced its principal cast. Hit the jump to learn more.
Along with its debut in Monthly Shonen Magazine, Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Sayonara Watashi no Cramer), the new series by Your Lie in April creator Naoshi Arakawa is being simulpublished in English by Kodansha, with the first, 70-page chapter now available digitally on Kindle and comiXology. More after the jump.
Following up on this week's cast and music news for the latest Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei anime, the official site has been updated with a clean version of the previously revealed second key visual from the Machi Asobi event and the second promo video. Hit the jump for both.
Yoshino Nanjou in idol regalia and Yoshino Nanjou in super-causal gamer-mode meet in the music video for her new single, And you thought there is never a girl online? end theme "Zero Ichi Kiseki." Set to be released May 25th, it will feature B-side "Simple Feeling." A DVD version will feature a non-credit version of the anime's theme and movie of the idol's appearance events.
The shop associated with entertainment site Natalie is ready to help you live the coolest possible life with a set of everyday items in the motif of Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto. The selection includes "Sakamoto" socks modeled after the hero's replacement school slippers, smartphone stand, mug, and, best of all, a blanket. Get a look after the jump.
For multiple reasons including the fact that it's Children's (or Boy's) Day in Japan, and that it fits into various word plays or symmetries, May 5th is the birthday of literally dozens of anime and manga characters, including but by no means limited to One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy, Hunter x Hunter's Gon Freecss, Gintama's Hijikata, and many more. Joining them this year was Kiznaiver's semi-emotionless lead Katsuhira Agata.
American entertainment trade magazine Variety recently included Japanese animation auteur Makoto Shinkai among its list of "10 Animators to Watch in 2016". Hit the jump to learn more.
Looking ahead to the idol raising game, JAST USA has posted a new gameplay preview of Sonicomi: Communication With Sonico. (Not to be be confused with "SoniCommie." There's no connection here to Karl Marx's May 5th birthday.) Get a look after the jump.
The first game from the Sakura Taisen/Sakura Wars franchise was released for the Sega Saturn platform in September 1996. Following the first one last fall, the second 20th anniversary exhibition for the franchise is now being held on the seventh floor of the Gamers Akihabara store. Check the photo report after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has Cross Ange scheduled for two collections, offered on Blu-ray or DVD June 21st and August 23rd. They'll be building toward these with an incremental announcement of the series' English dub cast, and they kicked that off today with the introduction of Salia voice actress Kira Vincent Davis. Get a look after the jump.
Aniplex is really getting into the whole vinyl craze. After offering a record of βiοs＜MK＋nZk Version>／Ω GUILTY CROWN ORIGINAL TRACKS in March, they're going analog again for a Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu Background Music Collection, feauring Satoru Kousaki's score on a double-sized 12 inch record, with illustrated jacket. More after the jump.
This week, FUNimation kicked off their "Broadcast Dub" streaming run of spring's My Hero Academia anime, and, to offer a sample, posted a preview of the superhero anime to YouTube. Get a look after the jump.