Japan's character goods crowdfunding site Cross Crowdfunding has launched a campaign to support the creation of covers based on Daimidaler the Sound Robot's Penguin Empire. Actually, rather than hug pillows, these guys will be punching back covers. Get a look after the jump.
Taking place at Tokyo Big Sight, Comiket Market (Comiket) has 590,000+ attendees visiting 39,000+ exhibitor spots. Last winter, Touhou Project, Kuroko's Basketball and Kancolle each had over 1,000 doujinshi being exhibited. While the event has been developing digital guides, the paper catalog still looms large on the otaku landscape. Get a look after the jump.
A second season of Killer Instinct content is on the way to Xbox One this fall, and the latest character to join the roster is the warrior Maya. Microsoft made the announcement at the Evo 2014 event that's going on this weekend in Las Vegas, adding that Maya's stage is the South American "City of Dawn." Hit the jump for more.
The popularity of Macross Frontier is thriving in Japan as the anime themed Cafe & Bar, CHARACRO will do a new collaboration with the series following the successful Tiger & Bunny collaboration. A new Macross F themed CHARACRO theme will unfold on July 27th, which is Alto Saotome's birthday and the huge celebration for the beautiful pilot is planned for fans to partake in Japan. More after the jump!
Summer's here and there's plenty of new anime to choose from! Check out this week's edition of "Anime-Planet Recommends..." for some good ideas of what's worth picking up.
Special Non Non Biyori goods for this summer's Comiket 86 range from the "classy" to the super classy. The series' official Twitter feed has previewed a polo shirt with Gu the Tanuki. Meanwhile, Hobby Stock has begun previewing their event goods starting with a set of bed sheets featuring Renge Miyauchi and Kaede Kagayama (the candy shop lady). Get a look after the jump.
Shorts series Passionate Detective Agency is back in Life is a Movie. The "Twilight of Love Hen" featuring indie animator Junichi Yamamoto and Flash animator Tokumaru Naoko reintroducing the Hidenori Takahashi voiced passionate human-faced dog NEET/would be detective that will be released as OVA and online on the Bandai Channel later this summer. More after the jump.
Criminal Girls marries interesting gaming concepts to some iffy gender politics. Its party of female convicts only take your commands as suggestions, so you must punish them to correct their vices as they escape towards reincarnation. After mentioning that the game will changed for its western release, NIS America has elaborated on the changes in a discussion with Silicon Era. See what they had to say after the jump.
Voice actress Risa Taneda got plenty of well wishes for tiday's 26th birthday, including Yuyushiki (where she voiced Yukari Hinata) manga author Komata Mikami and Twitter feeds for Strike the Blood (where she voiced Yukina Himeragi) and Is the Order a Rabbit? (Rize Tedeza). Get a look after the jump.
Gen Urobuchi must really enjoy visiting the United States! Japan Expo USA has announced that the writer of hit series such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, PSYCHO-PASS, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet and Kamen Rider Gaim will be their guest of honor not too long after his appearance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA during Independence Day weekend. More after the jump!
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is almost out in Japan, officially following up Atelier Ayesha and Atelier Escha & Logy when it hits PlayStation 3 there on July 17. While fans wait to dig in, Gust has a new collection of gameplay footage with the arrival of the battle introduction video after the jump.
Yesterday we saw Koei Tecmo's English trailer for Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, which heads to North America and Europe on September 23 and 26, respectively. NIS America will be distributing a North American limited edition version, which packs in a full-color art book and more. See what else is in it after the jump.
The Student Council President is ready to get a little mischievous with another large, 1/4th scale Infinite Stratos, coming in January 2015. She follows October's rabbit-suited Cecilia Alcott and November's Charlotte Dunois: Poodle Ver and Laura Bodewig: Bunny Ver. Get a look after the jump.
NIS America has posted new, second English trailers for NAtURAL DOCtRINE, a "hardcore strategy" game coming this fall for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Disgaea4: A Promise Revisited PS Vita and a strategy RPG coming to North America on August 18th and Europe on the 29th. Get a look after the jump.
As the TV anime summer season begins, Japanese anime/game news site Akiba Souken has announced the result of its recent web poll "Satisfaction Ranking for the TV Anime 2014 Spring" for the titles finished its broadcast run before the summer. Check the interesting result with 1,777 votes after the jump.