Anime Expo recently announced a very special guest for the summer event. Acclaimed anime director and designer Shoji Kawamori—one of the masterminds behind the Macross franchise, also credited as director and original concept for Aquarion, AKB0048, and much more—will be a Guest of Honor at the convention, which takes place July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hit the jump for more.
Following up on last week's IDOL WARS (Part 1), Isaac returns with the second installment of this idol battles—featuring a death match between Love Live!, The Idol Master, and AKB0048. Which idol show will come out on top? Hit the jump to find out!
Ever wonder who the best anime idol character is? Don't worry, Isaac's got you covered in this week's ANIWORDS! And not only does he have the authoritative list of the best five anime idols, he's also got some thoughts on the battle he endured to acquire such knowledge—hit the jump for all of this, and more!
Isaac takes a stab an unraveling the massive popularity of idol anime like Love Live!, drawing from his own experiences with the genre, as well as ideas about humanity, music, and what keeps us all going in this world. Hit the jump to check it out on the first official installment of Aniwords!
A photo of a store display at an undisclosed anime shop in Japan is getting lots of attention because the display is showcasing the majority of the idol anime / game franchises for male audiences together. Ps, Love Livers, WUG fans and AiKatsu Ojisans are discussing the possible idol war due to this brave, but thoughtless act of promotion. Is this act bad enough to cause a war between fandoms? See the controversial photo after the jump.
With August now half over, Sentai Filmworks is starting to fill in more details on their fall release plans. In the latest, they've listed the English dub casts for the first season of AKB0048, due September 3rd, and Campione!, due October 15th. See who's who after the jum.
Today Banpresto revealed the next line-up for its popular lottery series Ichiban Kuji featuring the 2012-2013 TV anime series AKB0048, which was based on the super popular Japanese idol group AKB48. The prize set includes the anime girls' 6.5cm tall Chibi Kyun Chara deformed figures and various character goods. Check the cute prizes after the jump!
Section 23 has scheduled collections of a number of newer titles such as AKB0048 and Queen's Blade Rebellion for September release, and along with these is the surprising inclusion of DVD and Blu-ray sets for 2004 hit Elfen Lied. Get the full details after the jump.
Earlier this month, Crunchyroll began streaming AKB0048: next stage, the second season of the anime inspired by Japan’s number one idol act, AKB48. Now, the first season of AKB0048 will be joining Crunchyoll’s catalog as well. Read on for more info!
Get ready to rock in the New Year with Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: AKB0048! This epic 26 episode series is directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike (Kaleido Star, Amagami SS) and features series composition by Mari Okada (Vampire Knight, Canaan), character designs by Risa Ebata (Macross Frontier), sound director by Jin Aketagawa (Samurai Girls, Canaan) and music by Hiroshi Takaki (Tytania).
Like clockwork, Sentai Filmworks is rolling out another announcement, and this time it's the acquisition of the AKB0048 anime. The 26-episode series will be available through select digital outlets soon, with a home video release to follow later this year. Read on for more.
AKB0048 next stage kicks off 2013 on January 5, and the Satelight production has a new, brief commercial prepping everyone for the sci-fi idol continuation. Check it out after the jump!