Nippon Columbia has posted a full promotional video for 4-member masked rock band Nagareda Project's 4th single "Dragon Collection ~Yuuki no Tsubasa~" on its official YouTube channel. The song is now featured as the OP theme for the TV anime DRAGON COLLECTION. Check the clip after the jump.
Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for "Cu-Poche Rikka Takanashi," the 14th item from Kotobukiya's popular small posable figure series. The 110mm-tall figure of the main heroine of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions comes with the Schwarz Sechs Prototype MkII and a Mauser Automatic Military Pistol. Check the details after the jump.
Cornflakes, Tokyo-based multimedia/creative studio, announced today on April 24 that a stage play adaptation of the 2010 PSP game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has been green-lit. The play will be performed at Nihon Seinenkan in Tokyo from October 29 to November 3. Hit the jump for more information.
After working through Madoka Magica's five original mahou shoujo, Max Factory and Medicom Toy are teaming up on a 27.5cm premium Real Action Hero figure of Ultimate Madoka. On sale now, the figure with a cloth outfit, and assortment of facial expressions goes for a pricey 34440yen ahead of February 2015 release. Medicom is also planning Kick-Ass' titular hero and Hit Girl for January and February respectively. Get a look after the jump.
As of the release of "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki," the OP song for the on-going second season of the Love Live! School Idol Project TV anime, on April 23, the franchise has shipped one million units of Love Live!-related music CD, DVD, and Blu-ray, the official Twitter account revealed. Hit the jump for more details.
The upcoming 23rd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump will publish a one-shot manga Skip! Yamada-kun illustrated by Robico (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun/My Little Monster) with a story by Tsugumi Ohba. This is Ohba's first collaboration work with a manga artist other than Takeshi Obata for Death Note and Bakuman.. Hit the jump for more information.
Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of No Game, No Life. This fantasy adventure series from original creator Yuu Kamiya is directed by Atsuko Ishizuka (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, NANA). More after the jump.
Tokyo Otaku Mode has published the results of a January poll in which Facebook followers from around the world were asked to name the anime that made them cry while watching. See what they picked after the jump.
Comedian /self-proclaimed America expert Junichi Davidson and TV talent Arie Mizusawa were on hand for an event MCed by Nippon TV Marie Ueda's, opening a special 20th anniversary Detective Conan exhibit, hosted at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse during the Golden Week block of holidays. More after the jump.
Announced during Bandai Namco's Global Gamer's Day event, Rise of Incarnates is a 2-on-2 arena-based fighting game that brings together staff members who previously worked on Tekken and SoulCalibur games. Hit the jump for videos and more.
Microsoft announced a Japanese launch date for Xbox One. The console is set to arrive in the region on September 4 along with launch titles such as Forza Motorsport 5, Halo on Xbox One, Dead Rising 3, and more. See which Japanese companies are registered to develop after the jump.
This year's issue 14 of semimonthly seinen magazine Big Comic Superior, on sale June 27th, will begin serializing Steves, a manga telling the story of the early careers of Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. More after the jump.
Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Tokyo featuring the Yūshūkan war museum. Though this oldest military museum in Japan was established in 1882, it's made the shrine highly controversial in international politics. Pop star Justin Bieber happened to trip on this geopolitical fault line during his recent visit to Japan. More after the jump.
Happy first anniversary, Kantai Collection! It's hard to believe, because it feels the bishoujo historic warship phenomenon should be at least seven in otaku years, but the original, free-to-play browser game launched April 23, 2013. To celebrate, after lots of Twitter teasing, the game has rolled out its spring update with new fleet girls! Meet them after the jump.
Announced in early March, Nippon Ichi Software's The Guided Fate Cross Thesis—a sequel to last year's The Guided Fate Paradox—was originally set to launch in Japan on July 24. According to this week's game magazines, that date has been pushed back a few months to September 25. Read on for more.