Imperial Enterprise will start taking advance orders for the collaboration watch between Tadatoshi Fujimaki's basketball-themed manga Kuroko's Basketball, which finally finished its weekly serialization on Monday, and Citizen's high-quality watch brand INDEPENDENT on October 6. Check the details after the jump.
They are bad to the bone and people love to hate them or hate them but can't stop loving them. Japanese anime poll site Charapedia recently posted the results of a recent poll to decide the top 20 anime characters with bad/nasty personalities. See the results after the jump!
September is shaping up to be a lively month for Shonen Jump's schedule. Kuroko's Basketball is confirmed to be gone as of September 1st's issue 40. Nurarihyon no Mago author Hiroshi Shiibashi's 2014 Illegal Rare looks like it could be leaving in the following issue. Meanwhile Hunter x Hunter's hiatus is extended at least through issue 41. More after the jump.
Next week's issue 40 of Shonen Jump is set to feature a cover and color page dedicated to Kuroko's Basketball. Leaks (hoax?) out of China are that the issue will also feature the popular sports manga's final chapter. More after the jump.
Depending on how much actual basketball you've watched, anime like Slam Dunk and Kuroko's Basketball might paint a bit of a skewed picture. Squishguin's latest video shows the difference with a quick but effective look at basketball in real life vs. basketball in anime after the jump.
Along with a special color center page, next week's issue of the Japanese edition of Shonen Jump is set to feature the announcement that the Kuroko's Basketball anime will be returning for its third run in March 2015. More after the jump.
The recently released Futon Cover For Smartphones by Japanese prize maker Kitan Club is a hit in the world of Japanese Gacha (coin operated machine) prizes. People not only rested their tired little smartphones inside of the soft Japanese bedding, but also used anime figures to recreate fun scenes from anime! Now there is a photo contest going on hosted by the manufacturer! Check out the entries from Twitter contest after the jump!
July 7th is a big day for anime birthdays, with dozens of characters celebrating theirs on the lucky day, including major ones like Monogatari's stationary wielding fan-favorite Hitagi Senjōgahara, Kuroko's Basketball's Shintarō Midorima and recent sports anime charmer Yuusuke Makishima from Yowapeda. Join the the celebration after the jump.
The official site for the Kuroko's Basketball anime series is just updated with a new teaser visual for the upcoming third season of the TV anime produced by Production I.G. It is officially confirmed that the highly-anticipated third season is slated for sometime in 2015. Hit the jump for more.
Happy July! Shonen Jump is celebrating with a series of monthly calendar wallpapers featuring Gintama, Kuroko's Basketball and Assassination Classroom, each with characters' birthdays marked. Check them out after the jump.
Following his solo debut single "FANTASTIC TUNE" in February, popular voice actor Kensho Ono will release his 1st mini album "Touch the Style" in Japan on June 25. He is best known as the voice of Tetsuya Kuroko in the Kuroko's Basketball anime series. Check the short PV for the leading track "TOUCH" after the jump.
This year's issue 27 of Shonen Jump, on sale in Japan June 2nd, reveals that a third Kuroko's Basketball anime has been planned. Timing and other details have not been announced. More after the jump.
"Go! Go! Kaden Danshi" a flash anime by the DLE staff best known for Taka No Tsume (Eagle Talon) have humanized regular household gadgets into regular Japanese college kids enjoying a social life. The anime now features popular voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki and the latest episode revealed his role in the show for the first time. Find out what household item he turned into after the jump!
JINS' latest anime collaboration sees the PC glasses label working with Bandai on a line of Kuroko's Basketball eye-wear. Six "Generation of Miracles" school color designs are being offered, along with the collaboration's visual on a cleaning cloth and limited edition clearfile. Get a look after the jump.