Al Jazeera's East 101 aims to offer "bold, untold stories from across Asia and the Pacific. Al Jazeera's in-depth, weekly current affairs programme from the world's most populated region." They start off a segment on the love life of Japan noting that only a third of the nation's youth have been in a relationship. It then opens with idols, dolls and otaku love affairs before getting into the governement's efforts to address the problem.
Last August, Studio 4°C announced international plans for Netflix to stream anthology Genius Party and acclaimed feature Mind Game, along with Sunao Katabuchi's 2001 feminist fairy tale film Princess Arete, inspired by Diana Coles's 1983 story The Clever Princess, and Yoshiharu Ashino's 2004 magic girl TV anime/OVA Tweeny Witches. This August, the chance to watch those distinctive works of anime on that platform ends.
Cross-cultural comedy KINMOZA! returns to anime this fall in special Kiniro Mosaic - Pretty Days, opening for a limited theatrical run on November 12th. Cast vocal unit Rhodanthe* return for the theme. With tickets for the screening now on sale, Kadokaw has posted its first commercial. Get a look after the jump.
If you're tired of seeing Casca in the state she's been in throughout the new Berserk series, this news might be right up your alley. Koei Tecmo has released new footage from its upcoming Berserk game for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, releasing in Japan on October 27 and North America this fall. Hit the jump to see her in action!
Another week, another character art reveal for the upcoming Hand Shakers anime. Last week we saw Chizuru and Hayate of the Shadow team, and now it's the Sword team's turn. Kodama and Hibiki make up this duo, so check out how they're lookin' after the jump.
A new trailer is now available online for Oboreru Knife (known in English as Drowning Love), a live-action film based the romantic shōjo manga of the same name by George Asakura. Hit the jump to check it out.
Sorry ladies (and gents), Natsuki Hanae, the 25-year-old voice actor known as Tokyo Ghoul's Ken Kaneki, Twin Star Exorcists' Rokuro Enmadō, Your Lie In April's Kōsei Arima, Aldnoah.Zero's Inaho Kaizuka, Gundam IBO's Biscuit Griffon and more is taken. The 2015 Seiyuu Award winner announced his nuptials on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting's A&G (anime and game) Tribal Radio Agson.
If you have been keeping up with Orange this season, you probably noticed that for some reason, frogs keep appearing in the show every now and then. Frogs are a recurring theme of the show, and there is of course a reason for this, which will be explained in this week’s installment of Anime vs. Real Life. Hit the jump to find out!
An early look at the October issue of Megami Magazine has revealed some details 5pb.'s Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- DEATH OR KISS visual, and looks like that name is literal. In its original story, the Ruler Election has spun off a beauty contest, giving the winner a treasure that promises the recipient great luck and a powerful advantage to achieving the throne. More after the jump.
The arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy is getting another character for its arcade version when it finally launches in September, and this time around it's Ace from Final Fantasy Type-0. Hit the jump for more information and two new trailers!
At long last, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival is finally launching in Japanese arcades this September 27. Time to get your game on after the jump!
Ever wanted to have your favorite Sanrio character sing "Happy Birthday" to you on your special day? You can do that with these special Sanrio cards, featuring Gudetama, Hello Kitty, My Melody and various other popular characters. Hit the jump to check them out!
The gameplay videos Atlus has been releasing for Persona 5 get a little weirder each time, with the latest being a video of the protagonist spending too much time in the public bath, and fainting as a result.
Mr. Kazuki Higashiji, who worked on the background art for Nagi no Asakura, gained experience as an assistant art director on high-profile projects like Sakura Wars: The Movie, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Paprika. Currently, he works as an art director for iconic P.A. Works titles such as Hanasaku Iroha and Tari Tari. Read on for an enlightening translated interview with the artist!
Square Enix has decided to bring the star-studded Final Fantasy cast of Dissidia Final Fantasy to smartphones with the upcoming Dissidia Final Fantasy: Open Omnia. Hit the jump for more details!