The pachinko game CR Ginroku Gijinden Roman—which features original characters designed by Lupin creator Monkey Punch—is kicking off its anime adaptation on January 7. Now we can see the Bakumatsu era thievery in action thanks to a pair of promotional clips after the jump.
Some big names in the field have contributed to the two newly released volumes of Magazine House's Hometown Manga series. Lupin III creator Monkey Punch and Fullmetal Alchemist's Hiromu Arakawa are among the manga artists who write about growing up in Hokkaido prefecture, while Captain Harlock creator Leiji Matsumoto headlines the Fukuoka collection. More after the jump.