The official website for Syakunetsu no Takyumusume ("Red-Hot Ping Pong Girls"), an upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yagura Asano's sports manga about middle school girls with a passion for table tennis, has been updated with a new key visual and new staff information. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shueisha has opened the official website for its new rookie manga contest "Yabuki Kentaro Manga Award" and started accepting submissions. Yabuki, best known as the illustrator of the To Love-Ru and To Love-Ru Darkness erotic comedy manga series, serves as the chairperson of the contest. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website of the anime adaptations of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed manga Haikyu!! today officially confirmed that its highly anticipated TV anime third season, titled Haikyu!! Karasuno High School vs Shiratorizawa Academy, is set to premiere in October of this year. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter feed for Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko light novel label has confirmed that Hideyuki Kurata's Read or Die series will be returning with a 12th volume to be published in August of 2016 and a 13th volume to be published in 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Additional cast members have been announced for Cheer Boys!!, an upcoming TV anime based on the novel by Ryou Asai about a male college cheerleading team. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fuji TV today announced the main voice cast and staff for the upcoming new TV anime adaptation of Osamu Akimoto's super-long-running comedy manga series Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo, KochiKame for short. All of the main four cast from the first 1996-2004 series are set to reprise their roles. Check more information after the jump.
According to a "flying get" report from the latest issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, the long-running police comedy manga KochiKame by Osamu Akimoto is getting a new TV anime project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following rapidly on the heels of rumors of a live-action film adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, the latest Weekly Shōnen Jump manga / TV anime to receive a translation from the comic panel / TV tube to the silver screen is Gintama, or at least that's what anonymous sources on the Internet would have you believe. Hit the jump to catch up on the Gintama gossip.
According to the latest report published by Oricon, the 33rd volume of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga takes first place in its weekly manga sales charts selling an impressive 650,817 copies in its first week, 200,000 copies more than the 20th volume of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom in second. Hit the jump for more details.
After a hiatus of some ten years, it appears that the 12th (and presumably final) entry in Read or Die, a super-powered espionage light novel series by Hideyuki Kurata, will see publication soon, or at least that's what the official Twitter feed of Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko label appears to be hinting. Hit the jump to learn more.