The Japan Animator Expo showcase of 30 shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara will debut its 16th, "Tsukikage no Tokio ~Tokio of the Moon's Shadow~," on April 3rd. Gouichi Suda, known for work on games like No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw provided the concept and script with Takanobu Mizuno directing the Kamikazedouga (Jojo's openings) production.
FUNimation has announced the acquisition of the streaming and home video license for Ninja Slayer, with the series form the makers of Little Witch Academia, Inferno Cop, and Kill la Kill joining their spring simulcast line-up. More after the jump.
Movic will open an official store dedicated to the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise named "LOVE LIVE! Collaboration SHOP" in Harajuku for a limited time between April 24 and July 5. It will also feature various exhibits collaborated with its anime and game series. Hit the jump for more details.
A new cross-media project Valkyrie Drive Project has launched the official website for the upcoming TV anime series Valkyrie Drive Mermaid. The project also includes a social game Valkyrie Drive Siren and a consumer game Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, the JR Shinjuku station is now displaying collaboration ads between the upcoming TV anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan. The official Twitter of the Arslan anime has posted some photos of it. Check them after the jump.
Marvelous today posted a 15-second CM for the upcoming OVA based on a spin-off series Tokyo Ghoul[JACK] and a stage play adaptation of Sui Ishida's original manga series Tokyo Ghoul. Check the clip after the jump.
Ishimori Production today announced that a new anime adaptation of Shotaro Ishimori/Ishinomori's representative work Cyborg 009 is in the works as the series' 50th anniversary project. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon weekly album chart, 19-year-old popular anime voice actress Yui Ogura's 1st album "Strawberry JAM," which was released on March 25, debuted a very good 8th selling about 15,000 units in its first week. Hit the jump for her latest videos.
Following the No.1 debut in its first weekend on March 21-22, it is confirmed that the live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga has already drawn one million moviegoers in Japan by last week. Hit the jump for more details.
Sentai Filmworks has announced its latest acquisitions, The Labyrinth of Grisaia and The Eden of Grisaia, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. Both adapted from the popular Grisaia series of visual novels from Front Wing, Labyrinth and Eden continue and expound upon the story presented in the first season, The Fruit of Grisaia. More after the jump.
As reported many times, Japanese character figure/toy maker Kotobukiya has its own five-story store building in Akihabara, the mecca of otaku culture. The first things you can find on its third floor now are a big load of Kantai Collection/KanColle goods. Check some of the items after the jump.
Eren's birthday wasn't quite as titanic in '15 is was in '14. There was maybe a 1/5 as many tagged Eren Birthday 2015 tagged posts on Pixiv. You didn't see many tribute from big name anime/manga folks. Still, the celebration of Attack on Titan's lead was all over social media. Join the hollowing fun after the jump.
Announced last week, Mystery Chronicle: I Won't Look Back Until I Win has Spike Chunsoft taking on a quasi-remake of Japanese indie PC game One Way Heroics. The roguelike RPG features auto-scrolling, randomly-generated worlds and turn-based movement, and you can see some of it in the teaser trailer after the jump.
Monster Tale is a 2D platformer that was originally released on Nintendo DS in 2011, and now it's making the leap to Nintendo 3DS. The Metroidvania-style game is on the way in the form of Monster Tale Ultimate, and developer DreamRift is packing in a bunch of enhancements to make it worth everyone's while. Hit the jump for more.
Crunchyroll is continuing to add to its Spring season with the acquisition of sports drama Baby Steps 2. Hit the jump for details.