The principal cast has been announced for Time Bokan 24, a modern reboot of the classic mecha / gag TV anime franchise from the 1970s. Hit the jump to learn more.
Volume 2 of Re:ZERO, with episodes 3, 4 and 5 of the TV anime was released in Japan today. Episode 5 is the big one there. It's Subaru's meeting with Rem and Ram, and for the release, it was the one with audio commentary by Yūsuke Kobayashi, Inori Minase and Rie Murakawa, along with a clean version of the opening. And, in that episode, fans were quick to find a discernible difference from the TV version.
An early look at next week's issue of Shonen Jump issue 35 (new The Promised Neverland gets the cover, Black Clover and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. get color pages) has revealed that the following 36-37 double issue will feature the end of both Bleach and Nisekoi. Both get color pages, while Nisekoi runs 25 pages. More after the jump.
Good Smile Company has done a super-hero team-up with Sentinel and Max Factory for a pair of One-Punch Man figures. You can choose between a poseable figma, a 1/6 scale (larger than most figures) statue, or both if your wallet can handle that much Saitama power. Get a look after the jump.
A site and Twitter account have launched for the newly announced TV anime adaptation of kami's 2014 comedy Gabriel Dropout. The series about an over-achiever angel turned under-achieving game addict will feature Himouto! Umaruchan director Masahiko Ohta, back at Doga Kobo, reuniting with series composition writer Takashi Aoshima. Umaru animation director Katsuhiro Kumagai is on character designs.
Hiro Mashima's action fantasy manga series Fairy Tail celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To commemorate it, a time-limited special exhibition dedicated to Mashima's original manga drawings will be held on the fifth floor of Tokyo Solamachi in Tokyo Skytree Town for nine days from September 17 to 25. Hit the jump for more details.
30-year-old popular anime voice actress Emi Nitta, best known as Honoka Kousaka in the Love Live! franchise, has voiced Japanese pachislot machine maker Oizumi's official mascot girl 1000chan (Sen-chan) since May 2013. King Records today posted a short version music video for the character's major debut single song "☆STARRY☆" on its official YouTube channel.
According to the newest Oricon report, the first press limited edition Blu-ray disc of Kyoto Animation's 2015 film High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days - sold 15,000 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling disc in its overall weekly Blu-ray sales charts. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website of the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Matcha Hazuki's Isshukan Friends./One Week Friends manga today updated with a new teaser poster visual featuring the two main cast, and also confirmed its February 18, 2017 release in Japan. Hit the jump for more information.
On August 26th, a new, complete Blu-ray set of the Chaika - The Coffin Princess fantasy anime is being released in Japan for 32,000 yen (before tax) with new jacket art by light novel illustrator/original character designer Namaniku ATK and case art by anime character designer Nobuhiro Arai. Namaniku ATK has proudly shared a nice look at his wedding themed art for collection. Check it out after the jump.
Nissin Foods, purveyors of the finest in Japanese instant ramen cuisine, has released a zany advertisement for the Chikin Ramen brand that attempts to mash as many pop culture "buzz points" into a run-time of less than 3 minutes. Hit the jump to check it out.
A recent poll on Akiba Souken's Anime Portal website asked Japanese fans to rank their favorite ocean, beach, or seaside themed anime that they'd like to watch during the blazing days of summer. Hit the jump to check out the Top 10 results.
This week Square Enix shared a look into the future of World of Final Fantasy in the form of an opening movie preview. In addition to some behind-the-scenes footage of Mizuki's "Innocent2" theme song, you can see a sample of the opening animation, including some super-deformed anime takes on Cloud, Squall, and Tidus, in the video after the jump.
In this week's Aniwords, Isaac takes a broad look at the anime of popular studio P.A. Works and reflects on the similarities he sees between the studio's many shows. If you're a fan of the studio's work or are curious what all the fuss is about, hit the jump to read more!
Otaku home decor maker has been prepare a selection of goods for next month's Comiket event. The big addition this week is Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear (both - with a special, fuzzy microfiber texture on Natsu) hug pillows, joined by a b2 tapestry (3,240yen) and room curtains (15,400yen-24,000yen depending on dimensions). Get a look after the jump.