Much to the approval of the characters themselves, fans and fan artists, the girls of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Nisekoi, both animated by Shaft, have swapped outfits in a special visual. Get a look after the jump.
Following the adaptation of her Hidamari Sketch manga, and her work on the original character designs of Madoka Magica, Ume Aoki was back with anime studio Shaft and director Akiyuki Shinbo for a limited capacity this week, providing an end card illustration for episode 14 of Nisekoi. Check it out after the jump.
MaiDiGi TV has posted a new three-minute promotional video for the on-going TV anime Nisekoi. In addition to the first OP song "CLICK," it introduces "STEP," the second OP song by ClariS. The anime will start using the new OP song in the 14th episode today on April 12. Check the clip after the jump.
As the winter anime season builds to its climax and everyone starts getting excited for spring, be prepared to keep Nisekoi on your viewing schedule a little while longer. Plans have the adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Shonen Jump manga continuing into May for a 20 episode run. More after the jump.
Enjoying your winter anime? The Japanese fans are, and they made sure to rank their top ten shows this season. Check out how your favorite shows did after the jump.
Produced at Shaft, there's plenty of staff crossover between this season's adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi and Ume Aoki's art school manga Hidamari Sketch. Nobuhiro Sugiyama worked on 2009's third Suketchi anime, and is back as the character designer and chief animation director in Nisekoi. Ahead of this weekend's Nisekoi, the series' Twitter annount posted a Sugiyama illustrated crossover. Get a look after the jump.
Leading into last weekend's debut of the Akiyuki Shinbo helmed Shaft adaptation of Nisekoi, the series' Twitter feed had a special treat for fans. Naoshi Komi, author of the manga series running in the Japanese and English editions of Shonen Jump, sketch a special character countdown. Get a look after the jump.