Great news for all you working stiffs out there: Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san ("Mr. Honda, the Skeleton Book Store Clerk"), a popular web comic about a frazzled skeleton working in a book store and dealing with everything from rabid fujoshi to strange foreign tourists, is being adapted into an anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kadokawa today confirmed that an anime project based on Shogo Sugitani (aka Ningen Plamo)'s Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san/Pompo: The Cinéphile web manga is now in the works. The news was also revealed on the wraparound jacket band of its tankobon released just today in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Pixiv, one oft he most popular Japanese online community for manga artists and illustrators, started a contest to recruit an artist for the sequel to Megumi Tachikawa's Kaitou Saint Tail/Mysterious Thief Saint Tail shoujo manga series. The sequel is guaranteed to be serialized in a magazine of Kodansha. Hit the jump for more details.
Africa Salaryman (known in English as African Officer Worker or Businessmen in Africa), an everyday salaryman comedy web manga about office workers who also happen to be animals native to the continent of Africa, is being adapted into a short-form anime that will be distributed on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" smart phone app beginning on June 05, 2017. Hit the jump to be king of the jungle.
The Koi Suru Shirokuma ("A Polar Bear Falls in Love") series of theatrical anime shorts is continuing at 50 select movie theaters in Japan, and to celebrate the release of the 2nd episode of this unlikely BL ("beast love") story between a male polar bear and a male seal, the official website for the series has updated with a new key visual. Hit the jump to check it out.
Who was this year's big winner in Ani Motozukuri's original content category? An abusive A.I. who sweared at more than a quarter of a million Pixiv users. Motoko, part of Project SAMANTHA, was made by a collaboration from Sony, ILU Japan, and manga creator mebae. Hit the jump to learn more about her!
Voice actors Yūichirō Umehara and Natsuki Hanae are reprising their roles as a male polar bear and a male seal for an original audio drama CD of Koi Suru Shirokuma ("A Polar Bear Falls in Love"), a B.L. ("beast love") comedy manga by Koromo. Hit the jump to learn more.
Based on a popular Pixiv web comic by Koromo about a male polar bear falling in love with a male seal, Shochiku has published the Koi Suru Shirokuma short-form theatrical anime to their official Youtube channel. Hit the jump to check it out.
Through last Friday, Japanese online art collective pixiv ran a Valentine's Day Event that had fans post tributes to their favorite characters giving out holiday chocolates. Tags then associated the art with a "Character I Want to Be In A Relationship With" competition. This weekend, they published the final results and there were definitely some remarkable shake-ups from the interim listings. Get a look after the jump.
Koi Suru Shirokuma, an upcoming short form anime based on the popular web manga by Koromo, has released a new key visual illustrating the difficulties of true romance in the animal kingdom. Hit the jump to check it out.
Through Friday, Japanese online art collective pixiv is running a Valentine's Day Event that is having fans post tributes to their favorite characters giving out holiday chocolates. Tags then associate the art with a "Character I Want to Be In A Relationship With" competition. Midway through, interim results have been announced. See who's in the lead after the jump.
The main cast has been announced for Koi Suru Shirokuma, a short form TV anime based on the web manga by Koromo about a male polar bear and a male seal falling in love. Hit the jump to learn more.
Love is as pure as driven snow in Koi Suru Shirokuma ("A Polar Bear Falls in Love"), a web manga by Koromo about a cross-species romance between a male polar bear and a male seal which is being adapted into a short-form TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Pixiv, a Japanese illustration website, and ROBOT, a Japanese animation studio specializing in short works of animation, have combined forces to create a cross-media project called Onizushi, which pits the inhabitants of a Japanese sushi restaurant against a gaggle of greedy oni. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ichijinsha, a Japanese publisher, and Pixiv, an online platform for artists, are joining forces to produce a new electronic magazine entitled comic POOL, which will debut on November 06, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.