Happy birthday to Durarara!!'s Orihara sisters Mairu and Kururi. The series' anime site celebrated the Valentine's birthday twins with a commemorative Twitter header. Get a look after the jump.
A special holiday website features all 9 members of Aqours, the new school idol unit for the upcoming Love Live! Sunshine anime TV series, delivering special Valentine's Day messages for their fans. Hit the jump to learn more.
The designs for Yūki Kaji's Shouto Todoroki in the April Bones adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi's superhero-in-training manga My Hero Academia have now officially been posted online, and with this character introduction, a new, third preview has debuted, featuring the series' support cast introducing themselves. Get a look after the jump.
Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima has continued his holiday sketch tradition with one for Valentine's Day, posted on Twitter with a survey of past years' work. Check them out after the jump.
Tsuji Santa, designer of Super Sonico and Super Pochaco, loves his daughters equally. Well, at least Sonico and Pochaco. Taruko hasn't been elevated there yet. When Nitro+ features Sonico on their site for holidays bonuses, Santa gives Pochaco some love on twitter. See how this Valentine's treated her after the jump.
Isuna Hasekura and Jū Ayakura's economics informed fantasy series Spice and Wolf celebrated its 10th anniversary on February 10th. As reportedly earlier, a site was launching to celebrate, leading into a follow-up launching in the April 9 Dengeki Magazine volume 49. That http://hasekuraisuna.jp/ site is now online. More after the jump.
It's always a treat to see what talents of the anime industry unleashed on Valentine's day. Animator Toshiro Fujii (Naruto Shippuden opening 16 - Kana-Boon's "Silhouette") had a particularly neat one with a mashup of Naruto's ninjas and Mr. Osomatsu's six brothers. More after the jump.
That Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer that aired during Super Bowl also made it to Japan. Dagashi Kashi author Kotoyama frequently shares sketches on Twitter and it seems like that latest look at Bay-Turtles inspired a Leonardo sketch. Get a look after the jump.
Ren Ozawa, Eijun Sawamura in the Ace of the Diamond stage play, is set to play Lyon Vastia in the Fairy Tail stage production and is the latest actor to be featured in a promo visual. Live Fantasy Fairy Tail is scheduled to perform 16 times at Sunshine Theater in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, from April 30 to May 9. 7,800-yen advance tickets will go on sale on February 28. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company released the pink hero of Dream Land's Kirby on January 27th, with a re-release now scheduled for June. In the collections of fans for the past two weeks, figure photographers seems to be having WAY too much fun with this guy. Get a look after the jump.
What anime character would be perfect for marriage? Who would be a great intellectual partner, the best breadwinner, help around the house or just looks the part? Charapedia asked Japan's anime watchers in their latest 10,000 Reader Poll and got 83 suggestions from a pool that was 60.2% male and 65.3% in their teens and 20's. The responses were then aggregated by the gender of the characters.
The Wii U title Devil's Third has been a tricky little guy to get hold of, especially for North American fans. After its initial release in December which was scarce already unless you preordered, it's been nowhere to be found. Fans are hitting up eBay to get their fix, but generally for more cash than new copies would go for. Hit the jump for more!
Mars, a romantic and dramatic shōjo manga by Fuyumi Soryo, is being adapted into a Japanese live-action TV drama. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kinetiquettes, a maker of high-quality statues and collectibles, is teaming up with Madcatz and Capcom to create a 1/4 scale diorama immortalizing professional gamer Daigo "The Beast" Umehara and two of his favorite playable characters from the Street Fighter video game series. Hit the jump to learn more.
It was just a week or so ago that Bandai Namco updated the Digimon World: Next Order website with a new set of screens, and now it's time to repeat the process. The 2/12 update introduces four more stills from the game, showing off the likes of GrapLeomon and more. Hit the jump to check 'em out.