Popular anime series often see a bit of a lag before their source material gets released in English, so we're very lucky Viz released the original light novel of Juni Taisen: Zodiac War just two weeks into the anime's broadcast. Tom picked up the novel on the release date, and he's already finished reading the book. Hit the jump for a spoiler-free review of the hardcover novel, and a up-to-episode 6 comparison of the book and anime!
Gatcha! Lots of releases for Gatchaman Crowds are coming soon! First up is the DVD/BD boxset, which will be released as well as the second original soundtrack album with the GALAX theme on January 22nd. Japanese anime magazine Otomedia will also publish the official fanbook on January 28th and the cover art by the character designer Kinako has been revealed. Watch the trailer for BD boxset and see the new cover art after the jump!
Mamoru Miyano, who voices Rin Matsuoka from Free!, Taichi Mashima from Chihayafuru and the mysterious being Wooser from Wooser's Hand-To-Mouth Life is releasing his first artist book in Japan on January 23rd. He's been posting behind the scenes photos from his photoshoot for the book in Okinawa on his blog for sometime now, but the cover of the artist book was finally posted few days ago. Check out the images after the jump!
A book about two centimeters thick is set to deepen fans' appreciation for the art and drama of high school horror anime, Another. Now we know what to expect inside the book set to ship next month. Bump the jump for details!
Alison McGhee's Someday was originally published in 2007, and went on to become a New York Times #1 bestseller. The picture book's story focuses on a mother, her love for her child, and her hopes for her child's future. Now, anime studio Pierrot Plus has turned Someday into an animated short.