On January 27th, Kodansha will be kicking off a biweekly DVD magazine release of 1971's 23 episode Lupin III TV series and 1977's 155 episode follow-up. The first four episode with 100 Secret Trivia and the first part of an interview with creator Monkey Punch is offered for the special price of 760yen (821yen with taxes).
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for two "EVA x RODY" babies wears, "Eva-01 Coverall" and "Rei Coverall," which are collaboration items between the mega popular anime franchise Evangelion and Italian horse toy brand RODY. Check the details after the jump.
Ponkan8, original character designer on Shirobako (and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) has been contributing special cover art to the series' Blu-ray releases. Volume 3 was previewed last week, and its take on rookie voice actress Sakaki Shizuka is grabbing plenty of attention for evident reason. Check it out after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming Tokyo One Piece Tower theme park today updated with image visuals for its two newly-added attractions featuring the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and cyborg character Franky, titled "Luffy's Endless Adventure" and "Franky's Hentai Ball Coaster." Check the visuals after the jump.
The official website for the Kuroko's Basketball anime franchise has posted two 15-second CMs for the upcoming release of the 1st DVD/Blu-ray of the ongoing TV anime 3rd season. The first disc containing the 51st and 52nd episodes will be released in Japan on April 24. Check the clips after the jump.
It is confirmed today that a live-action film adaptation of Momoko Kouda's Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) shoujo manga in the works for a summer 2015 release in Japan. 25-year-old fashion model/actress Mirei Kiritani will play the high school girl protagonist Hatori Matsuzaki. Hit the jump for more details.
What's anime without memorable theme songs, and what's a memorable theme songs the inspiration to sing a karaoke version? Charapedia recently ran one of their 10,000 reader polls asking fans to name their favorite anison to sing at karaoke. 241 song suggestions came in between January 15th and the 21st. 52.7% from male visitors and 77.5% from people in their teens and 20's. See what was picked after the jump.
Honestly, even if the following video turned out to be a disaster it would be redeemable thanks to that sweet, sweet music. One of the latest videos from YouTuber Bestvegeta takes 1995's Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and turns it into a 3D first-person adventure for a little sample of what Yoshi goes through on a daily basis. Hit the jump to watch.
Anime goods retailer Animate has begun taking orders for a limited Real Action Figures Hange Zoe. 30cm recreation of Attack on Titan's squad leader is shipping in October for 23,600yen with special goggle parts, Survey Corp uniform and gear, two expressions and stand. Get a look after the jump.
How's that for a headline? To promote the "Sushi Ninja" web anime, a public bathroom located in Harajuku has been transformed into the “Sushi Ninja Toilet”. YATTAR NEWS explains it all, plus episode 1, after the jump!
If you're in a relationship that you want to celebrate because you have something like Shinji and Kaworu do (even speculatively), you can now grab these anime-inspired "pair rings" based on Neon Genesis Evangelion. Hit the jump for more!
Spike Chunsoft's Ukiyo no Shishi—which joins PS Vita's Ukiyo no Roushi to make a pair of Ukiyo-e inspired action games—is the subject of some recent Famitsu uploads, showing off a variety of samurai gameplay. See the Ukiyo painting system, costumes, swordplay, and quite a bit of the story and romance in the videos after the jump.
Several popular manga artists have recently offered their unique spins on game phenomenons that inspired winter 2015 anime. Squid Girl author Masahiro Anbe has been posting his take on The IdolM@ster - Cinderella Girls, particularly "Sexy Cat" Miku Maekawa. Meanwhile Takashi Shiina, author of Zettai Karen Children started off with an alternative version of the Sega KanColle arcade game, then went dark with his interpretation of sunken versions of the KanMusu
Capcom recently posted a story trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, setting the stage with a mysterious virus that's causing monsters to go berserk. The Nintendo 3DS game launches in North America and Europe on February 13, just in time for New Nintendo 3DS, and you can see what kicks it all off in the video after the jump.
When Fury, the World War II tank war film starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, opened in Japan on November 28th, it was promoted to military history otaku as distributor Kadokawa teamed it with the moe land, sea and air forces of Girls und Panzer, KanColle and Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow. Following the offer of special clear files with tickets, GnP and Fury are reuniting for the latter's Blu-ray release.