Capcom is bringing Sengoku Basara spinoff Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-den to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan this September, and while it focuses on its titular lead, it does feature related playable characters. You can see two of them in the latest trailer after the jump.
Comic Con International: San Diego, July 21-23 will be hosting Tsutomu Nihei, the manga creator of Knights of Sidonia and BLAME! Before that, AnimeNEXT in Atlantic City, NJ June 10-12 will be hosting Rei Hiroe, best known as the author of gun blazing action manga Black Lagoon. More after the jump.
This year's Nico Nico Chokaigi was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture for two days on April 29 and 30, attracting 152,561 visitors in total. One of the exhibitions that attracted the interest of many audience was "ItaG Fest Shucchou-hen in Nico Nico Chokaigi 2016." Check the latest itasha collection after the jump!
Cute idols, rockers or boy bands? This week, Charapedia's 10,000 Reader Poll asked anime fans to name their favorite music acts. The 49 suggestions were mostly from guys, with a 66.6/33.4 gender ratio in the responses. 67.2% were in their teens and 20s. See who was named after the jump.
Kayako and Toshio - the pale-skinned, vengeful yurei from the Ju-On and The Grudge horror films - are using Instagram to show the public a side of their daily lives that few have witnessed in a humorous promotional campaign leading up to the Japanese theatrical release of Sadako vs. Kayako. Hit the jump to learn more.
The worlds of Yo-kai Watch and Final Fantasy XIV are getting ready to collide thanks to a new collaboration. A bunch of Yo-kai will be leaping into FFXIV in a future update, mostly as special weapons and mounts, and you can see the mischievous spirits involved in the live stream snaps after the jump.
The official teaser trailer for Girls, a dark thriller about a pair of high school students who become obsessed with the idea of witnessing the moment of another person's death, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Cave's DoDonPachi series of shoot 'em ups returned to arcades in 2008 with DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu, with iOS/Android and Xbox 360 versions following a couple years after. It's now set for another resurrection according to an announcement during the Cave Festival event. More after the jump.
The official trailer for Ame Onna ("The Rain Woman"), an upcoming supernatural horror film starring Nana Seino, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
There are plenty of fans of American superhero comics among anime creators. The Trigger crew for example produced two doujinshi illustration collection about the subject. Captain America: Civil War opens in Japan this weekend, and among the talents excited about its release is animator Keiichi Honda, the creative force behind Space Patrol Luluco episode 5, who also worked on Toriko, Heroman, Gankutsuou and much more.
The Golden Week block of holidays has kicked off in Japan, and among its big pop culture events is Niconico Chokaigi at Chiba's Makuhari Messe Convention Center, the concept of which is to recreate NicoNico's online media world in real life. Among the spectacles was a Splatoon tournament along with a concert from sea idols the Squid Sisters. Nintendo has brought the latter to international fans with a YouTube post.
To celebrate the Japanese home video release of She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-, a short TV anime series based on the short film She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai, the new TV series will receive a limited theatrical release in May at the Tollywood theater in Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tsuburaya Productions has posted a special teaser video for the upcoming tokusatsu TV series, Ultraman Orb. Hit the jump to check it out.
Chapter Two of Crunchyroll’s exclusive original “kawaii sci-fi” story telling project PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! continues this week as we find out exactly what has been ailing shop girl KOTOKO recently… an evil alien mastermind from beyond space! Enjoy after the jump!
As the KanColle browser game prepares to launch its spring event May 2nd and introduce US KanMusu Iowa, another Overseas Friend is about to get a new figure, which is something of a rarity. Bandai's acessory heavy Amor Girls line is adding a Bismarck drei in August. Get a look after the jump.