Back in June, Warner Brothers Japan has confirmed that Stardust Crusaders will be a full year, 4 cour production, adapting all Stand encounters from Hirohiko Araki's Part III manga, which ran from chapter 114 to 265 in 1989-1992, collected in volumes 13 to 29. Today, in a webcast moderated by Osamu Kobayashi, it was revealed that the four seasons will not air consecutively. More after the jump.
October's 27th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival announced plans to present “The World of Hideaki Anno,” first-ever major screening showcase of the Evangelion creator's works. A complete list of 50 of Anno’s work from student films and promo videos to TV programs and theatrical features to be screened will be announced in a late-August press conference. More after the jump.
Good Smile Company's run of extra-cute girl Nendoroids continues. Following Non Non Biyori's much anticipated Ren-chon and Engaged to the Unidentified's Mashiro Mitsumine, they now have World Conquest Zvezda Plot's Lady Venera and Love Live's Nico Yazawa available for pre-order ahead of November releases. Get a look after the jump.
It is officially announced today that a live-action Hollywood film adaptation of the Soul Reviver manga by Tohru Fuijisawa (original story, story composition, character design) and Manabu Akishige (art) is in the works. Fujisawa is best known for his GTO manga series. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially confirmed today that Reki Kawahara's popular light novel series Sword Art Online reaches 10 million print run in Japan as of the release of its 15th volume on August 9. SAO is the second Japanese light novel series reaching the 10 million mark, following Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index. Hit the jump for more story.
To promote The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series, Cinema Today has posted two clips from the recently-released third chapter, which consisted of the fourth episode "Norainutachi no Gogo" and the fifth "Daikaiju Arawaru - Zenpen" on YouTube. Check the videos after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming anime film Gekijyoban Aikatsu!/Aikatsu! The Movie!, the first feature film based on Bandai's popular arcade collectible card game, has been updated with a new teaser visual featuring the four main girls. The tagline says, "The greatest idol movie in history is born!" Check the poster visual after the jump.
The official site and Twitter account for the Psycho-Pass anime project today announced that the broadcast of the 4th chapter of the on-going "New Edit Version" of the first TV anime, which was originally scheduled for tonight, is canceled. The 5th chapter is moved up instead. Hit the jump for more story.
Ready to find out who is going to to stepping into Izumi Kitta's Mokocchi-shoes? With Watamote set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 26th, Sentai Filmworks has announced their English dub cast for the series. See who's who after the jump.
The Attack on Titan-verse continues to expand with today's Japanese release of light novel spin-off The Harsh Mistress of the City. Ryo Kawakami pens the story about Mathias, the son of wealthy merchants and Rita, the daughter of an apothecary. Beyond the striking young heroine, what's noteworthy about the spin-off is that art is by noted/illustrator Range Murata. Get a look after the jump.
Classic KyoAni cute comes to DVD on September 9th, and with a collection set to be released September 9th, Sentai Filmworks has announced their English dub cast for Tamako Market. See who's who after the jump.
Sometimes politicians rise to the occasion and sometimes they don't. Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura didn't do well when he made international news with an inappropriate welcome to visitors from Chinese sister city Nanjing. He did better when he prepared for this weekend's World Cosplay Summit by dressing as the hero of alt-history sci-fi comedy Gintama. Get a look after the jump.
As promised, AniplexPlus had a Black Butler Sebastian Michaelis prototype figure to show off at WonderFestival. However, this 1/9th scale Book of Circus statue wasn't the only statue at the event. Kotobukiya had their own Sebastian and Ciel figures to preview at the event. Get a look after the jump.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is expanding its theatrical showings starting August 5, and FUNimation is here with another dub clip to promote the English release. You can find more info on tickets here, and watch as Beerus gets the lowdown on our hero after the jump.