Next week's Shonen Jump 2015 issue is set to regrettably inform readers that Gintama's Hideaki Sorachi-sensei got a bad banana and will consequently be absent from that issue of the manga magazine, as well as the subsequent one as he recovers from his illness. The alt-history sci-fi comedy aims to return in October 19th's issue 47. More after the jump.
Manga and anime are full of pulse-pounding climactic battles, but what is it that makes a Last Boss Fight truly memorable? What makes the best ones tick? Shane takes a minute today to take a crack at figuring it out. Hit the jump to read more about some of his favorites!
Bandai's Tamashii Nations has previewed a set of highly anticipated Figuarts releases, going on sale on September 1st ahead of January 2016 delivery. Highlights include the female Ranma, which they've been showcasing at events since last year, along with their third Love Live! school idol. Get a look after the jump.
The Gintama pop-up stores run by Bandai Namco are getting in the spirit of "madao" with a limited release of cardboard boxes inspired by luckless samurai Taizo Hasegawa. Hit the jump to learn more.