It's time for some franchises to be extended with new gag manga! Durarara! goes superdeforrmed in Minidura, a Youko Umezu illustrated series joining Dengeki Maoh in the geek media mag's September issue, which went on sale September 27th. Meanwhile, Gundam goes domestic with Gundam Apartments, which recasts Bright Noa and the crew of the original series White Base as apartment tenants. More after the jump.
I was able to have an interview with one of the Guests of Honor, ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D who packed and rocked the San Jose Civic Auditorium on Saturday night during FanimeCon 2013 on Memorial Day weekend in San Jose California. They are a 4 man Alternative rock band who is best known among anime fans for their debut single, “Complication” (Durarara! anime opening theme) and “IN MY WORLD” (Blue Exorcist anime opening theme). Get to know them in part 1 of the interview after the jump!
Ono Daisuke, who voices many of the most popular characters celebrates his 35th birthday today! Also celebrating birthday on the same day is veteran voice actress Yajima Akiko, who is the voice of Crayon Shin-chan. Come see the list of very popular roles Ono and Yajima voice after the jump!
Some of the best anime of recent years are adaptations from light novels. A bunch of Japanese anime fans ranked the 25 best of the best. Which made the cut? Check out the list after the jump.
It's like late night at an anime con. Alter has scheduled a pair of " Psychedelic Ver." plushies of Durarara!! nemeses Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara for release later this month. Each of the antagonists measures 20cm and sells for 2800 yen ($36.00). Get a look after the jump.
In addition to previewing the gameplay, the latest promo for Digimon World RE:Digitized shows off some of the PSP game's anime cut scenes with Durarara!! novel illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda's(Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, Yozakura Quartet) character designs in motion. Get a look after the jump.
Tri-Crescendo tries their hands at the Digi-verse this July with Digimon World: Re:Digitize for PSP. The icing on the cake is that Durarara!! novel illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda is on board with character designs for the Namco Bandai published game. Get a look after the jump.
Following last week's interviews with the Madoka Magica English dub staff, Aniplex has posted a conversation with Sayaka Miki voice Sarah Williams. A new set of Durarara!! bloopers and subtitled Fate/Zero trailers were also added to Aniplex's Youtube channel. See it all after the jump.
Kotobukiya has announced the special goods they will be bringing to Comic Market (Comiket) 81. On the 29th, they'll have a set of Enie tarot cards from game designer Maya Takamura, and, more exciting for a lot of anime fans, "dream pillows" featuring Durarara!! rivals Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara. Get comfy after the jump.
Animate has scheduled a series of 65mm mini-figures of the ensemble cast of urban mystery light novels/anime Durarara for March 2012. The line includes Mikado Ryūgamine, Masaomi Kida, Anri Sonohara, Celty Sturluson, Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara. Check them out after the jump.
ANIMATE has unveiled a line of "Kumamate" 14-centimeter teddy bears, selling in black and white varieties for 735 yen. A line of anime based attire for the bears will be going on sale this month with Durarara!!, Hetalia, and Detective Conan selling for 840 yen starting October 27 and Inazuma Eleven and Inazuma Eleven GO hitting in November. Check them out after the jump.
A MAD Movie is a Japanese fan-made video, comparable to the anime music video produced by English language fans. Aniplex recently tweeted a link to a MAD mash-up of two of their anime series, magical girl deconstruction Puella Magi Madoka Magica and urban mystery Durarara!! Check out the DRRR reframing of Madoka Magica after the jump.
Durarara!! antagonist Izaya Orihara is slated to be immortalized in a 1/8th ALTAiR figure PVC in January 2012. The dangerous schemer, equipped with knife and cell phone accessories, will be selling for 7,140 yen. Take a look after the jump.