A Niconico and Youtube user going by the handle of NamakiroP has undertaken a bold video project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise: a series of 20 fan tribute videos focusing on the various Types of Pokémon (Grass, Fire, Ghost, etc.). Hit the jump to check out the videos that have been released so far.
Japanese streaming website Niconico is planning to rebroadcast the entirety of the controversial TV anime, Blood-C. Hit the jump for the details.
In a unique cross-promotional event, Niconico is sponsoring a "spot the differences" contest challenging viewers to spot 5 alterations in the theatrical release vs. the Niconico broadcast version of the upcoming Ao Oni ver.2.0 horror film for a chance to win unique prizes. Hit the jump to learn more.
Q Transformers: Return of the Mystery of Convoy returns in July of 2015 with a trio of additional Decepticons joining the cast. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of cute girls and giant mecha will soon have something to celebrate, because the long-anticipated sequel to Robot Girls Z, entitled Robot Girls Z Plus, will begin streaming on Niconico and Youtube beginning May 20, 2015. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Niconico and Morinaga & Company are teaming up to hold a "Funny General Election" featuring several of Morinaga's candy brands and the unlikely assistance of virtual idol Hatsune Miku. Hit the jump to learn more.
Toei plans to drop some Robot Girls Z Plus-related knowledge on the unsuspecting public with a special live-event on Nico Nico later in March, 2015, Hit the jump for details.
For those that actively used the NicoNico US video portal, the site site staff have announced in a new blog post that the dedicated US site will be "retired" and that the main Japanese site will be completely localized in English, with that launch set for later this month. Hit the jump for all of the details and the timeline that led to the latest announcement.
While there are those of us who will love a series 'til the day we die, there are many reasons why we lose interest in an anime title. After the jump, check out eleven big reasons why Japanese fans stray from their favorite titles!
Legendary anime production company Tatsunoko (Speed Racer, Gatchaman) is teaming up with the NicoNico video site to celebrate Tatsunoko's 50th anniversary with the new "TatsuNico HQ" and the Tatsunoko Theater. Hit the jump for details--and anime-themed food items!
Nico Nico is now listing three winter series: Senki Zessho Symphogear, Detective Opera Milky Holmes 2, and High School DxD on the anime portion of their website. Read on for more details. [Updated]