The AnimeJapan tradeshow is coming up next weekend, and again, Aniplex is bringing a host of anime notables dressed for the event. After 2014's formal dress and 2015's sakura attire, 2016 will be the year of the Smile Lab research presentation. Get a look after the jump.
In an exclusive interview with Web Newtype, Shun'ya Senga of Design Coco and Tomoaki Atogami of Aniplex hinted that more life-sized figures of the heroines of Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- may be in the works. Hit the jump to learn more.
The saga of the life-sized figures of Megumi Kato from Saekano - How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend continues, because due to overwhelming popular demand, Aniplex + has doubled the size of the production run from a total of 10 figures to a total of 20. Hit the jump to learn more.
Aniplex's official online store Aniplex+ today starts accepting pre-orders for a 158cm-tall life-size figure of Megumi Kato, one of the main heroines in the Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend TV anime, for a June 2016 release. The price including the shipping cost of the 28kg item is 1,980,000 yen (about 16,740 US dollars). Check the details after the jump.
It is with a heavy heart that I report that the new Gurren Lagann project on which Crunchyroll previously reported appears indeed to be a set of sleek new pachinko machines, to be installed in pachinko halls in Japan beginning in February of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
New information about the Japanese broadcast of Erased - a TV anime known is Japan as Boku dake ga inai machi thet will be joining Fuji TV's noitaminA block this winter - is now available online. Hit the jump to check out the new key visual and the Japanese broadcast schedule.
The official Twitter account of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, a hot-blooded 2007 science fiction mecha TV anime directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi with animation by Gainax, has published a teaser website promising that a new project is "Coming Soon...". Hit the jump to learn more.
Aniplex today announced that the Monogatari series' official app "Koyomimonogatari" will be available for download at App Store and Google Play on December 19. A new short anime series of the same name will be offered weekly for free via the app, and the 1st episode is scheduled to be posted on January 9, 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
Earlier today during the first day of the Tokyo Game Show, meant for industry members, CyGames officially announced that it would be working with A-1 Pictures and Aniplex to produce an anime adaptation of its hit smartphone RPG Granblue Fantasy. Hit the jump for details.
Grand Marble, a Kyoto-based bakery that specializes in marble danish desserts, is teaming up with Puella Magi Madoka Magica to present a set of special, limited edition danish desserts for the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2015. Hit the jump to check the collaboration.
Aniplex is getting in the Halloween spirit with a series of life-sized display stands featuring the main cast of Puella Magi Madoka Magica dressed in whimsical Halloween costumes. Hit the jump to learn more.