The official site for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's bicycle racing-themed manga Yowamushi Pedal announced today that 45-year-old veteran voice actor Kouji Yusa plays Akira Midousuji of Kyoto Fushimi High School's bicycle racing team. Check Midousuji's promotional clip after the jump.
Last week, the National Reconnaissance Office launched a new satellite called NROL. In light of the recent criticism of the US government overreach in its spying activities, it probably wasn't a great idea use a globe straddling octopus as its insignia with the motto "Nothing is beyond our reach." News satire The Daily Show responded with an appropriately hentai send-up. Get a look after the jump.
Media Factory today posted the first promotional video for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Tomoya Haruno's school game club-themed manga D-Frag!/D-Fragments. The new TV anime produced by Brains Base (Natsume Yujin-cho, BLOOD LAD) will premiere in Japan on January 6, 2014. Check the latest PV after the jump!
According to UK's The Guardian, the latest leaks from anime fan turned National Security Agency contractor turned whistle blower Edward Snowden have revealed that America's intelligence organization and its British counterpart, GCHQ, sent real-life agents where sent into the virtual environs of XBox Live and World of Warcraft to spy on the communities. More after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming 2014 spring TV anime adaptation of a school manga Akuma no Riddle/Riddle Story of Devil by Yun Kouga (story) and Sunao Minakata (art) revealed 15 voice cast today. The cast for the 13 students were selected from more than 150 candidates in the audition. Check the VA list after the jump.
FUNimation has some interesting release plans for shoujo anime Kamisama Kiss, which will be offered in a limited "Golden Edition collection" with plenty if extras for $129.99. Get a preview of the series' English dub after the jump.
Looks like Mokocchi won't be spending the holidays alone. This December, Sega will be presenting an 18cm Watamote figure in its Japanese arcade crane games. There are two versions of the premium figure's head, and it features soft parts. Get a look after the jump.
The elite ninja Kakashi is set to become the star of Naruto Shippuden in the backstory arc "Kakashi: Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops." The special anime debuts February. More after the jump.
This weekend, Keanu Reeves’ samurai adventure film 47 Ronin opened first in Japan…but not in first place. The mega-budget historical fantasy film only grossed about $1.3 million and the clouds are darkening in Hollywood for the upcoming US release. Say, “Whoa” after the jump.
Mai Kuraki's theme song to the live-action Kiki's Delivery Service has been unveiled along with a new trailer for the adaptation of Eiko Kadono's children novel. Get a look after the jump.
The popular otome franchise Uta No Prince Sama has been pretty busy with recent events, and is getting ready to release the first act out of a previously reported theater group this Christmas. The promotional video features a sample of the exclusive song from Masquerade Mirage, one of the three plays by a group pf princes gathered for the project. Watch the video after the jump!
Following August's special Zeta menu and September's SEED promotion, the Gundam Cafes launched into a series of "Showdown of Fates" rivals promotions, starting with the soon to conclude Gundam 00 Setsuna F Seiei versus Graham Aker. Next up, running December 13-January 8 is a Gundam Wing Heero Yuy versus Zechs Merquise special. Get a look after the jump.
Konami busted out some more info and footage for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, including a reveal of the MGSV prologue's release date. More on that, the Raiden mission, and two trailers past the break.
With the 19cm Figuarts ZERO version of Sailor Moon now available for pre-order, Bandai has begun preparing the next Senshi for her premium figure debut. The Volks Akihabara Showroom “Hobby Tengoku” has offered a look at the line's unpainted prototype for Sailor Mercury. Get a look after the jump.
To promote the launch of Attack on Titan in Yahoo! Japan's digital bookstore, the site had put together a faux front page, featuring news stories about giant attacks, mixed with interest items about how everyone wants to marry Krista Lenz and Mikasa advice on dating family. Get a look after the jump.