Never mind the sexy vampires or the sultry werewolves: the latest hot ticket supernatural craze involves adorable, pint-sized mummies, or at least that's the premise in the newly announced How to keep a mummy (Known in Japan as Miira no Kaikata) TV anime, based on the web comic about a high school boy who ends up sharing his home with a mummy that can fit in the palm of his hand. Hit the jump to learn more.
The special Yama no Susume / Encouragement of Climb theatrical screening and stage talk event in Tokyo has come and gone without any official announcements of a new anime for the popular moe / mountain-climbing series, but Japanese fans are still holding out hope for the recently announced "Encouragement of Climb Official Fan Meeting", which will be held in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
New information about Shonen Maid, an upcoming comedy TV anime based on the manga of the same name by Ototachibana, is now available online. Hit the jump to learn more about the show's Japanese broadcast schedule and additional cast announcements.
A new hardware add-on for Cyber Gadget's Retrofreak home gaming console will allow retrogame fans to play games for the Sega Game Gear, the Sega Mark III, and the SG-1000 systems. Hit the jump to get old school.
The Japanese broadcast schedule for Comet Lucifer, an upcoming original TV anime featuring animation by 8-Bit, has been released. A promotional video featuring music by fhána has been released as well. Hit the jump to check them out.
A new key visual for the upcoming TV anime Comet Lucifier highlights the massive size of the show's Guardian mecha, designed by Takayuki Yanase.
The dream is becoming a reality, because Cyber Gadget's "Retrofreak" gaming console is now available for pre-order on Amazon Japan. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Cyber Gadget, a Japanese company specializing in gaming accessories, has announced the "retrofreak", a new gaming console coming in 2015 that can play cartridges from oodles of yesteryear's 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. Hit the jump to learn more.
Cinemassacre's Mike Matei wants to play a game with you. He recorded the gruesome deaths of 50 NES bosses, and challenged his viewers to name all of the games shown. I know most of these at a glance, but I'm old and weird as hell so your mileage may vary. See how many you immediately recognize after the jump.
8-bit art is one of the fastest ways to an old-school gamer's heart. A graphic designer has taken it upon himself to cross classic movies with 8-bit pixel art--hit the jump to see old-school renditions of Harry Potter, Titanic, Star Wars and more!