The official site for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Akiko Higashimura's Kurage Hime/Princess Jellyfish manga is relaunched with a poster visual featuring the cast and a 50-second teaser. 20-year-old actress Rena Nounen plays the lead, jellyfish otaku girl Tsukimi Kurashita. Hit the jump for more information.
As reported back in April, Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has its own three moe mascot girls: Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Air force). The poll for the election to choose the most popular character to be featured in the center position on the next year's recruit poster opens today. Hit the jump for more details.
Pony Canyon has posted a 30-second TV CM for "Couleur," popular anime voice actress Yoko Hikasa's highly-anticipated first original album, on its official YouTube channel. She is currently voicing Kaede Saito in Encouragement of Climb and Emiru Hazaki in M3 the dark metal. Check the video after the jump.
As reported, a feature film adaptation of the summer 2014 TV anime Pri-Para is already in the works for a spring 2015 release. Avex Pictures today posted a 15-second teaser for the film and an announcement video for its Christmas live event scheduled in December. Check the clips after the jump.
A 2-minute full trailer and a 10-minute "Episode 0" video which tells a short prequel story for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiromasa Okushima's yankee (school thugs and delinquents) manga Akira No.2 are now online. The film is scheduled to be released in Japan on September 27. Check the clips after the jump.
Sure to please the series' stationery fiend lead Hajime, a number of Gatchaman Crowds items including a Lamy pen and set with book cover, masking tape, clear case and memo are being offered on NTV's website and events like last weekend's Comiket and the August 31 exhibit in the series home town, Tachikawa. Get a look after the jump.
For the first time since working with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra in 1996, manga and anime luminary Katsuhiro Otomo has illustrated jacket art for an album. The Akira creator has illustrated the cover of singer Aya Nakano's "Warui Kuse," set to be released September 3rd. Get a look after the jump.
Announced during last week's Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany, developer Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, DmC Devil May Cry) is cooking up a new game called Hellblade. While they have a relatively small team working on that, they took some time to show off another game called Razer, which never made it into production. Hit the jump for a look at some unreleased material.
Yesterday we posted about the European release date for Nintendo 3DS simulation RPG Fantasy Life, which also came bundled with a brand new overview trailer. Today we have even more to soak in with a brief trailer showcasing the multiplayer after the jump.
The latest featured anime titles at Tokyo Anime Center, which is located on the fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX building, were P.A.WORKS's on-going TV anime Glasslip and Studio 3Hz' upcoming Sora no Method. As always, the center exhibited various promotional posters and production materials. Hit the jump for the photo report.
Japanese site Charapedia has posted the results of the recent 10,000 fan poll in which they asked otaku to name their favorite anime quotation. The results saw many classics broken up by a few key upstarts. A trend seems to have been that it help if the line came from a handsome guy popular with high school girls. See what was selected after the jump.
Viz Media updated its Viz Manga store with a bunch of new digital first releases, including the digital release of Kagami Yoshimizu's four-panel manga Lucky☆Star. The first volume of the comedy series joins a digital exclusive release of One and Yusuke Murata's One-Punch Man vol. 4 and others. Read on for more.
It's time to start your speculating because the site for Kunihiko Ikuhara's (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguimdrum)Penguinbear project has been updated with a countdown that starts at "5." Get a look after the jump.
A new, complete cast visual has been posted for Denkigai no Honya-san, the fall anime adaptation of Asato Mizu's manga about everyday life of the seven clerks who work at "Books Umanohone," which sells doujinshi and adult books in addition to typical manga. Get a look after the jump.
To promote this summer's Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, a limited Pikachu Cafe opened in Roppongi Hills, running from the anime movie's July 19th premiere through August 31. With summer ebbing away actress Rika Adachi, who guests as the feature's Marilyn Flame, turned up last weekend to serve as manager for the day and give the cafe a bit of a maid makeover. More after the jump.