Yoshikazu Ebisu, a 68 year old actor / manga artist, is branching out with his first ever voice-over role as a transforming magical girl in Mahou Ossan Shoujo Ebisu-chan ("Magical Old Man Girl Ebisu-chan"), a short student animation produced by the Yoyogi Animation School. Hit the jump to check it out.
The official website for the TV anime based on Hiromu Arakawa's manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's fantasy novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan today posted a three-minute first episode of its new parody short series Corporate Warrior Arslan. Check the clip after the jump.
Tatsuko Production has announced that a new TV series entitled Magical Witch Komugi-chan R will be coming in January of 2016 to Nippon TV. Hit the jump to learn more.
The way you feel about the following video will probably depend on how many JRPGs you've been exposed to over the years. See "Every JRPG Ever" according to the folks at College Humor after the jump.
Super sentai parody show Kanpai Senshi After V is returning in 2015 for a second season. Hit the jump to learn more.
It seems like April is the time for comedy site College Humor to take aim at anime. A year after their "If Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime" short, they've now posted "The Adventures of Butthurt Anime Fan." Watch this "Super Saiyan pain in the ass" after the jump.
To promote the collaboration campaign between their Anime Pass subscription service and the upcoming TV anime sequels, Japanese mobile provider KDDI has posted a live-action parody video inspired by the Durarara!! TV anime 1st season's 1st ED, performed by their 15 employees. Check the clip after the jump.
A.B.C-Z, five-member boys idol group belongs to Johnny & Associates, will star in an upcoming hero action TV drama series Magical Boy Cherry's, which is scheduled to start on TV Tokyo on June 21. This is the first TV drama for them to play leading roles. Hit the jump for more information.
Sometimes RPGs end up complicating even the most simple of tasks. Take Fox's Animation Domination Hi-Def Final Fantasy VII cartoon, for instance, in which Cloud attempts to live a normal life and shop for groceries. Hit the jump to see what happens.
Is it okay to creep on Pikachu in public? I'm sure Ash means well in the latest Pokémon Parody music video from Lorenzo Adams and friends. Have fun getting it out of your head after the jump.
After hitting us with Pokémon parodies of "Rack City," "Call Me Maybe," and the inescapable "Gangnam Style," Lorenzo Adams and friends are going for a haymaker with "Hitmonchan," a sucker-punching Poké-swing at PSY's latest song, "Gentleman." Judge for yourself if they landed the punches after the jump.
Broken Pixels recently unleashed a riches-flossing rap video that takes Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything" and gives it a Pokémon twist. Watch out, the video after the jump might inspire you to drop a ton of loot on your very own Pokéball gold chains.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" was pretty inescapable throughout the majority of 2012, as evidenced by the fact that it's even made its way to the world of Pokémon. Watch as Lorenzo Adams and co. get the final word on the phenomenon with "Gengar Style" after the jump!
If there was going to be a preachy post-apocalyptic "anime style" short attacking the fashion industry for polluting and exploitative labor practices, I would have preferred to see Kenshiro break out the Hokuto Shinken on some CEOs. Instead, for their "Detox Fashion" pseudo-trailer, environment activism group Greenpeace brings us Sweat Shop Katniss versus the fashion industry. Check it out after the jump.
Different folks get nostalgic for different aspects of Pokémon, and if your poison happens to be the anime series, you might want to check out Lorenzo Adams' latest YouTube clip, which parodies Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" in the key of Pokémon, after the jump.