Following the successful marriage registration papers in February, LMN Holding's Shussei Todoke Seisakujo service starts offering 10 types of birth registration papers featuring the One Piece characters in their childhood from today, August 25. Check the images after the jump.
Following the well-received Pikachu released in March of this year, Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai has also started accepting pre-orders for a new PC character cushion inspired by Eevee, one of the popular characters from the Pocket Monster/Pokémon anime and game franchise, for a November 2016 release. Check the details after the jump!
According to Hollywood Reporter, Christoph Waltz (Spectre, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained) is in early negotiations to star in Alita: Battle Angel as Doctor Dyson Ido, the cybersurgeon who finds the titular cyborg and becomes her mentor. More after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yuuki Shikawa's literature-themed short comedy manga series Barnard-jou Iwaku./Miss Bernard Said.has announced that it is set to premiere first on TV Saitama on October 6 and the will be aired on KBS Kyoto, tvk, AT-X, and Sun TV. Check the latest information after the jump.
Marvelous has released jacket images for the upcoming first Blu-ray disc set of the ongoing 13th PreCure TV series Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure!, newly drawn by the anime's character designer Emiko Miyamoto. Check the DVD/Blu-ray jacket illustrations for the latest PreCure series after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming live-action film Death Note Light up the NEW world, a sequel to the two live-action films in 2006, today announced that 38-year-old Japanese singer Namie Amuro provides the newly-written theme song "Dear Diary" and insert song "Fighter" for the film. Hit the jump for more details.
While summer's TV anime adaptation of Yayoiso's ReLIFE features PENGUIN RESEARCH on opening "Button," the single of which will be released September 7th, the ending has been changing each episode with a selection reminiscent of the lead's turn-of-the-millennium high school days. A "MD2000 ~ ReLIFE ending songs ~" album of all 12 tracks from the hypothetical minidisc player is due September 21st. Check out the promo and cover art after the jump.
From 1998-2008 46 year-old manga author Hiroki Endo wrote Gnostic-informed, hyper-violent, political sci-fi Eden: It's an Endless World!, published in North America by Dark Horse, for Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Afternoon. Then, from 2008-2016, he wrote mixed martial arts sports manga All Rounder Meguru for Evening. Now, he's back in Afternoon and back to sci-fi in his new Soft Metal Vampire.
Animator Takafumi Hori, a veteran of Trigger anime including Kill La Kill and the earlier Little Witch Academia shorts, has long been established as a fan of Emmy-nominated Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. And, now, they've had a chance to contribute. Episode 108/season 4 ep 4, "Mindful Education" debuts August 25th with Takafumi Hori as special guest animator." More after the jump.
This week's recipe from Gintama brings back all kinds of memories- memories of my brilliant youth-time in the school cafeteria, memories of blatantly ignoring all of my college finals as a freshman, and, best of all, memories of how good strawberries and milk are togther. This recipe is incredibly simple and extremely gorgeous! Click through to learn how to make it.
Mikan Seijin, a bizarre extraterrestrial tangerine character created by Kazuma Shirasaki, is finding new life in the shape of a super short form TV anime entitled Mikan Seijin Arawaru ("Mikan Seijin Materializes") that will air as part of Fuji TV's #Hi_Poul variety show. Orange you glad you can hit the jump to learn more?
If you haven't played Resident Evil 4, or even if you've played a dozen different versions of it, you'll get another chance starting on August 30. That's when Capcom's game-changing horror action game lands on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One along with all the previously released bonus content, and you can see some updated gameplay footage in the Village and Ashley videos after the jump.
The official Youtube channel for Hatsune Miku: PROJECT DIVA has released a new preview video for Hatsune Miku: PROJECT DIVA X that highlights all 32 songs that will be included with the release of the Sega-produced rhythm game featuring Crypton Future Media's Vocaloid virtual idol characters. Hit the jump to check it out.
Among the anime notables involved with Japanese / Taiwanese puppet co-production Thunderbolt Fantasy, with writer Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass) and the Nitro+ character design team is music composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Seven Sins, Gundam Unicorn, Blue Exorcist). The series' original soundtrack from Sawano, Mika Kobayashi and mpi is out in Japan today, and, as with many of his works, Sawano has some fun getting clever with the track names.
Four years after the last season, and eight years after the first, Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume Yujin-cho or Natsume's Book of Friends is returning for a fifth run of anime. The series site has been updated with a new visual, along with news that Sasanomaly will perform opening "Takarabako" while Aimer (Fate/stay night, Gundam UC) is on ending "Akane Sasu." More after the jump.