With June soon ending, Good Smile Company has been previewing the limited items which they will be bringing to this season's events, like LA's Anime Expo, taking place next weekend, and the summer Japan's big figure event taking place July 24th at Chiba's Makuhari Messe. These items, including the anticipated Nendoroid #600 will also be available in limited quantities at GSC's online shop.
Celebrated director Makoto Shinkai's latest work in your name will now have its world premiere during this year's Anime Expo. Hit the jump for the details.
Viz Media announced plans to bring Blue Exorcist creator Kazue Kato to this year's Anime Expo, marking the first North American appearance for the manga author. The event will be held July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and Kato will take part in panels and signings over the course of the long weekend. Hit the jump for more.
All has more or less been quiet on the FLCL front since the sequel seasons were first announced, but that's going to change during this year's Anime Expo. Production I.G will be on hand with vice president/producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, who will be hosting an FLCL 2 panel with Adult Swim's Jason DeMarco, FLCL creator and director Kazuya Tsurumaki, and Haruka voice actress Mayumi Shintani. Hit the jump for more.
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.
Anime Expo, taking place July 1-4 Los Angeles, has six leading Japanese entertainment companies to present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri. The line-up includes a preview of Love Live! Sunshine!! and its new group of shcool idols, Aquors, as well as stars, creators and theme song perfomers of One-Punch Man, and performances by top anime music acts, and, with less than a month before the event, Aquors and JAM Project have shared countdown messages.
Fans of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and many of the portable outings that followed might want to pack their copies if they plan to attend this year's Anime Expo. Even though he's busy working on his crowdfunded spiritual successor, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Igarashi is taking some time to hit up Anime Expo 2016 as a guest. Hit the jump for more.
Anime Expo has announced that the July 1-4 Los Angeles event has teamed up with six leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc., and Anime Consortium Japan Inc., to present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri. Get the details after the jump.
Anime Expo has announced their first 2016 Guest of Honor, artist Yoshitaka Amano! While he has attended several conventions in the US before, this will be Amano’s first time attending Anime Expo. The major North American anime con will be held July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More after the jump.
A day after Anime Expo 2015, the Premier Fan Pass for 2016's giant, American West Coast anime convention is already sold out! While $55 4-day passes can still be purchased, the $350 Premier Fan Pass, offering one event ticket up to $50 in value and more, is no longer available.
Comcept and Studio 4ºC teased their Red Ash project prior to Anime Expo, and it ended up being a jumping point for two connected projects, each with their own individual Kickstarter campaigns. We posted about Studio 4ºC's anime side earlier, so now it's time to take a look at what Mega Man and Mighty No. 9's Keiji Inafune is cooking up for the game. Hit the jump for more.
RightStuf's anime publishing arm had its own panel at Anime Expo and did not disappoint as it announced Utena and Gundam on Blu-Ray, more Gundam series and new licenses, including Big Windup Season 2. Hit the jump for details.
FUNimation's Anime Expo panel served mainly as a rundown of this year's home video releases, but that doesn't mean that it didn't have any surprises, as the publisher announced more news involving Free! Eternal Summer and its involvement in a new anime project known as Dimension W. Hit the jump for the details.
Yesterday we posted about Mighty No. 9 creator and former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune cooking up a special announcement for Anime Expo 2015, and we've already got a little tease for it. Since Inafune will be on a panel with Studio 4ºC president Eiko Tanaka, it makes sense that they would want to reveal their new collaboration known as Red Ash. Read on for more.