Here's some more action out of this morning's Japanese third-party Nintendo Direct presentation. This one concerns Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Monster Hunter 4G), which has a new trailer showing monsters both old and new, along with some interspersed cinematics. See that and more on the Japanese release date after the jump.
New streaming anime announcements are par for the course today at Crunchyroll as INVADERS of the ROKUJYOMA!? is set to broadcast every Friday starting today at 10:30am Pacific Time. Read on for full details!
If you were wondering if more new anime announcements were in the cards for Crunchyroll today, then consider this your official joyus confirmation: Bladedance of Elementalers, based on the light novel by Yu Shimizu, will begin streaming soon! Read on for full details!
This morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation opened with a nostalgic nod to Final Fantasy's past, leading into a trailer for the upcoming 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers. Square Enix announced a winter release window for the action-RPG's Japanese debut, and you can dig into the first look at Explorers in motion after the jump.
Are you ready for… an announcement of an announcement?! Nintendo's teasing a fun one set for Monday, July 14, which is when we can look forward to a new addition to the Super Smash Bros. roster. Read on for more.
Forbidden Magna is making its way to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on October 2, but Marvelous wants you to see the animated opening movie now. Last week we saw some of the inn protagonist Lux runs with various spirit girls, as well as a quick look at the battle system, and you can see how it opens after the jump.
The fifth volume of winter's Noragami anime TV series is out this week, and along with episodes 9 and 10, the Japanese release features a character song CD with duets from Bishamonten Miyuki Sawashiro) and Kazuma (Jun Fukuyama) and Kofuku (Aki Toyosaki) and Daikoku (Daisuke Ono). Check out the previews after the jump.
Marvelous’ alt-history rhythm bishonen game/adventure returns in Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul for PSP and PlayStation Vita September 25th, now featuring Junichi Suwabe as American rival idol Matthew Perry Jr and visual kei band vistlip's Yuh as J. Manjiro. Get a look after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's shoujo manga Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji/Wolf Girl & Black Prince is today updated with a new key visual featuring the two main characters, Erika Shinohara and Kyoya Sata designed by Maki Fujioka (La Corda d'Oro series). Hit the jump for more details.
Cinema Today has posted a five-minute digest video for the upcoming film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first part of the final installment of the Takeru Sato-starring Rurouni Kenshin live-action film series. Check the video after the jump.
A full trailer for the fourth chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series, which contains the sixth episode "Daikaiju Arawaru - Kouhen" (Giant monster rises - The second part) directed by Mamoru Oshii himself and seventh episode "Time Dokan." Check the trailer after the jump.
Tokuma Japan has posted a short version promotional video for "Watashi no Tokei wa Gyakukaiten!" (My watch is spinning the opposite direction!), the debut single of two-member unit "4to6" formed by the two voice actresses from the popular Love Live! anime series, Pile (Maki Nishikino) and Riho Iida (Rin Hoshizora). Check their song after the jump!
It is officially announced that a live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's popular shoujo manga Strobe Edge is in the works. The news is revealed in the August 2014 issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret, which is officially published in Japan today on July 11. Hit the jump for more.
Goro Miyazaki, the eldest son of acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki, is teaming up with his favorite singer for the third time. It is officially announced today that 27-year-old Aoi Teshima will sing the theme song for his upcoming TV anime adaptation of the fantasy novel Ronia the Robber's Daughter. Hit the jump for more.
Warner Japan's YouTube official anime channel has posted two short version promotional videos for the OP and ED songs for the 2014 summer TV anime ARGEVOLLEN: "Tough Intention" by KOTOKO and "Faith" by Sachika Misawa. Check the songs after the jump!