Tokuma Japan Communications has posted a short version music video for 27-year-old anime voice actress Yui Watanabe's major single "Yume no Kiseki" (Locus of Dreams) on its official YouTube channel. She is best known as Yuri Oshimoto in the Teekyu anime franchise and Mikan Shirotama in PriPara. Check her latest song after the jump!
Starting next month, you can live the Eva life in Tokyo as part of Joypolis's 20th anniversary! Get ready to pilot an Eva of your very own. Hit the jump to find out more!
Following Red with Pikachu to be released next month, Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's new ARTFX J character figure of Haruka from the Pocket Monsters/Pokémon franchise, for an April 2017 release. The 9,180-yen set also includes a 70mm-tall figure of her partner Mizugoro. Check the product photos after the jump!
64-year-old Kazuhiko Torishima, who was known as the 6th editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, launched the "Character Produce Section" in Hakusensha and has revealed its first project "Idol D.T.I." The story is set in the world where the value of a male idol is determined by his "undressing" skills. Hit the jump for more details and a PV for the manga.
Following the theme song "Dear Diary" last week, the official YouTube channel of Japanese singer Namie Amuro has also posted a short version music video for another song from her 46th single, "Fighter," which is used as the insert song for the upcoming live-action film Death Note Light up the NEW world. Check the new clip featuring the shinigamis from the film after the jump.
The Japan Patent Office today confirmed that Toei Animation already filed a trademark for a possible new PreCure TV series on October 12. Hit the jump for more.
Seven Seas are celebrating their 12th anniversary with a week-long list of titles being announced, starting with the news of their license of Yurino Tsukigase’s Otome Mania!!, described as the story of a young woman living her gamer dream. The series will be released in North America as two single volume editions, with 1 scheduled to be released on June 20, 2017. More after the jump.
If you've been hoping for a lengthier look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo has you covered with the latest in the Game Center DX series. Watch as Masaru Hamaguchi—who also performs in comedy duo Yoiko alongside Game Center CX host Shinya Arino—digs into the Wii U version and chats on the phone with producer Eiji Aonuma in the 40-minute video after the jump.
Over the weekend we posted about Inti Creates' upcoming Gal Gun VR game, which is pretty much the logical next step for the series. Now we have the first set of screens, and they're exactly what you would expect them to be. While screens could never replicate the experience of donning a VR headset, I think you'll be able to use your imagination after the jump.
If you want a good horror anime to watch this Halloween, try the 2012 adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's novel Another. Another was also adapted into a manga by Hiro Kiyohara, who happens to be celebrating a birthday today, which was cause for Sui Ishida, author of horror manga best-seller Tokyo Ghoul, to draw Another's Mei Misaki in tribute.
At San Diego Comic Con in July, anime/manga distributor VIZ Media announced a collaboration with Rooster Teeth to publish books based on their animated action series RWBY. At New York Comic Con this month, they announced that this includes plans to run Shirow Miwa's (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage) Ultra Jump prequel in the English edition of Shonen Jump. Today, they announced that this launches next Monday.
Get ready to sing along to two new songs featuring four classic Vocaloids in the new game expansion. Get a sneak peek of the upcoming song downloads after the jump!
Nitroplus and DMM's famous-swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu is being adapted into a 2017 Ufotable series and a fall 2016 Hanamaru series. Hanamaru is going to be the goofier of these. Yet, it seems to be very well received in Japan, with each Tweet getting thousands of RTs. And, episode four's new introduction were definitely embraced enthusiastically. Get a look after the jump.
If you're still playing Pokémon GO, Niantic Labs has cooked up a reason to fire it up on Halloween. Appropriate for the season, from October 26 to November 1 you'll get double the amount of Candy every time you catch, hatch, and transfer Pokémon. Buddy Pokémon will help you earn Candy four times as fast, too, but most importantly… "spooky" Pokémon will be more prevalent! Read on for more.
Japanese translator Kim Morrissy explores how our favorite anime, manga, and light novels are translated into English. What is lost in translation? More importantly, what is found in translation? This week, Kim looks behind the scenes at Porter Robinson's music video SHELTER and uncovers some things you might not know.