Japanese corporations Kodansha, Tezuka Productions, NTT DoCoMo, VAIO, and Fujisoft are all joining forces for the "Atom Project", a weekly subscription service that allows purchasers to build their own personal communciations robot based on the titular character from Osamu Tezuka's classic manga and TV anime, Astro Boy (known as Tetsuwan Atom in Japan). Hit the jump to learn more.
As a routine survey, NTT Docomo conducted a new online poll with the users of its anime streaming service dAnime Store to ask "Which new anime title in the winter 2017 season are you watching/planning to watch?" It was held between January 27 and February 3, after all of the new titles started airing on TV. Check the top 30 list after the jump!
Showing off their winter plans at the CEATEC JAPAN 2012 trade show, Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo had some nice goodies for anime fans. In time for 15th anniversary movie, Film Z, NTT Docomo will be releasing a branded One Piece Smartphone N-02E. Meanwhile, a Shabette Concier will feature characters from K-On!, Sanrio/Hello Kitty, Peanuts and more lending their voice and personality to a Siri-like service. Get a look after the jump.
Hirohiko Araki's cult multi-generational, genre-bending manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has spawned the L-06D JoJo smartphone from NTT Docomo. See a hands-on preview after the jump.
Not long after first being shown off at ACE as a highly detailed mockup, the first teaser for the next Evangelion cellphone to be sold in Japan has been posted online, this time showing off how the MAGI-alike user interface will work. Hit the jump for the teaser.
After outlining plans and pricing for PlayStation Vita data in Japan, NTT Docomo's recent press release concludes with a section called "In addition" that describes the preset browser filter against "harmful" websites and how to get it taken off. Bring a note from your parents past the jump!