American anime distributor Media Blasters has been showing lots of signs of life lately. Retailers have been informed that Squid Girl Part 3 (Season 2) is slated for March 12, 2013. Conversely, the company has used their Facebook page to tell fans not to expect Bakuman or Rurouni Kenshin from them any time soon. More after the jump.
With a single CD scheduled for October 31st release, Lantis has posted a preview of the music video for nano.RIPE (Humanity Has Declined, Hanasaku Iroha themes, as well as an appearance in the latter anime itself) Bakuman 3 opening theme "Moshimo No Hanashi." A limited edition will be released with a music video bonus DVD. Get a look and listen after the jump.
Following Minori Chihara's "SELF PRODUCER", Japanese record company Lantis has posted four short videos of the theme songs for the upcoming TV anime series Code: Breaker, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit Hen, Bakuman. 3rd season, and Hiiro no Kakera 2nd season successively. Check the videos all at once after the jump!
After a half-year of reruns, NHK will bring Bakuman back for its third anime season starting on October 6th in a prime anime time slot! Details after the jump!
A gorgeous new illustration by the author of Death Note and Bakuman was unveiled at a recent event. Get a good look at it after the jump!
Recently, Shonen Jump offered a behind the scenes look at the working area of some of the magazine's top talent. See the desks of the creators of Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, and more after the jump.
The June issue of Switch features a special segment about what manga teaches us about love and passion. In addition to a photo session with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and interviews/essays from manga creators, ten masterpieces of romance manga were chosen by a battery of Japanese actors, artists, musicians, and more. Find out if your favorite manga love story got selected after the jump!
The manga that he starred in might be over, but there's no reason you shouldn't rock the jacket rocked by Bakuman's Akito Takagi. Character goods and apparel maker Cospa will be releasing the item later this month for 12,600 yen($158). Take a look after the jump!
Looks like the chatter about Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi putting away their pens was correct. Bakuman, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga about manga making, announced that it will be ending with Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump issue 21/22 on April 23. More after the jump.