Maybe it's just a Blu-ray or fanevent and maybe it's the new anime that fans have been waiting for, but it looks like we'll soon be hearing about some sort of Full Metal Panic! excitement. Dragon Magazine has teased that the 15th anniversary announcement will be made in its next issue. More after the jump.
It's been almost four years since news broke that smaller comics/manga publisher/retailer Last Gasp will be releasing an English translation of ero-guro (erotic grotesque) manga author Suehiro Maruo's adaptation of the early 20th century's trangressive genre pioneer Edogawa Rampo's The Strange Tale of Panorama Island. Well, good things come to those who wait because Last Gasp is finally shipping the book. More after the jump.
Seinen manga magazine Gekkan Young King brought in a couple of hentai artists to kick off somewhat more mainstream series in its July issue, on sale May 20th. Kentarou (Samurai Guild - Kepuuroku) goes for a supernatural, racy story in Hyakuki Yakou, while Takeshi Ohmi works a more straight forward battle of the sexes in Kiss My Ass. And if you thought that the title was audacious, wait until you see the logo. More after the jump.
Thanks to the great success of the recent TV anime series, Hirohiko Araki's long-running (more than 26 years!) manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has become the dominant business trend in Japan now. Taking this opportunity, Premium Bandai has started accepting pre-orders for the special collaboration sneakers with Converse yesterday, Hit the jump for more details.
Promo signage for the Blu-ray release of the Madoka Magica movie has rolled out across Akihabara, and with it, we've gotten a look at the special illustration for the release's jacket. Check it out after the jump
We’ve reported before on the real life escape game featuring Detective Conan from Case Closed before, but now YATTAR JAPAN brings us additional info on this attraction touring Japan where players team up with a guy in a Conan suit to solve a life or death mystery. Get a look after the jump!
Every week our master swordsmith and renowned propmaster, Tony Swatton, forges iconic weapons using high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces, and pounding power hammers. Then he takes his weapon to the streets to bust up some stuff. This episode, he set his talents to creating the oversized Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII. Get a look after the jump.
So far, we’ve only been teased with brief tantalizing glimpses of the anime-style music video for “Take Your Way”, the latest song from leading Vocaloid songsmiths livetune (they of “Transfer” and “Re:Dial” fame). Now, the entire colorful clip is now available for viewing! Watch it after the jump!
Kirino and Kuroneko are ready for a night out on the town in a pair of Oreimo "one piece dress" figures from Alphamax. Both are sculpted by HIRO, who did the Problem Children Black Rabbit due out this summer, and measure about 20cm. Each will sell for 7,000yen. Get a look after the jump.
In anticipation of the series' August 27th DVD/Blu-ray, FUNimation announced the English dub cast for divisive sci-fi anime Guilty Crown. See who's who after the jump.
Moyashimon author Ishikawa Masayuki kept his word with his followers by trying on the sample of Kei's gothic lolita dress being sold by Baby, The Stars Shine Bright and posting photos of the results. This is the second time that a Baby, The Stars Shine Bright collaboration dress was made for Kei's cross-dressing outfit and the author was going to receive the new sample. More on the midnight madness after the jump!
Even though only the TV version will be available "Guren No Yumiya" by Linked Horizon, the OP for "Attack On Titan" will be available for karaoke performance at JOYSOUND franchise karaoke boxes in Japan from early June before the planned release of the full length version of the song on July 10th. Although the karaoke video will not be the usual karaoke footage expected by performers, more after the jump.
The corporate fall out of Disney buying Star Wars was pretty much the nail in the coffin for Cartoon Network's Clone Wars. Looks like the Star Peace will not be lasting too long, because a Disney has started production on Star Wars Rebels. More after the jump.
The historic Kickstarter crowd-funded Kick-Heart anime short is set to be celebrated in a Masked Ballevent at a May 26th screening, featuring live painting by director Masaaki Yuasa, and a musical performance by Oorutaichi at Roppongi's SuperDeluxe bar/gallery. Ahead of the event, and to launch his Youtube channel, Yuasa has shared some crazy animation that he has home brewed for the occasion . Get a look after the jump.
Ready or not, here comes another monster fighting game for the Mobage mobile social game platform. Ahead of a summer launch, parent company DeNA has gotten the ball rolling on Raldessia Chronicles with an animated promo. See if it gets you excited after the jump.