The official Twitter feed of the One-Punch Man anime is offering prizes as a part of a special Twitter campaign in which Japanese fans are challenged to post pictures of themselves reacting to a punch from Saitama, the protagonist of the series who is capable of annihilating any monster or villain with just one punch. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Strike Witches Twitter feed is teasing an announcement at an event in February of 2016 that may indicate that the long-awaited 3rd season of the TV series is on the way. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the release of the Owarimonogatari TV anime and the publication of Orokamonogatari, the latest Monogatari light novel from Nisio Isin and Vofan, Kadokawa has published a special "fool's only" promotional website that allows its viewers to be insulted by the heroines of the Monogatari series. Hit the jump to learn more.
A recent Twitter conversation between Naoyuki Uchida, an author of mystery and horror novels who writes under the pen name of Yukito Ayatsuji, and Tsutomu Mizushima, the director of Prison School and Shirobako, has cast some doubts on whether Prison School will receive a 2nd season. Hit the jump to see the exchange.
September 20 marks the birthday for voice actress / singer Yui Horie, and Japanese fans recently took to Twitter to express their birthday wishes for their beloved "Hocchan". Hit the jump to learn more.
Kazuo Koike - the author such manga as Lone Wolf and Cub, Lady Snowblood, and Crying Freeman - took to Twitter recently to offer some words of encouragement for otaku. Hit the jump to see Koike's idea of what is "the strongest otaku philosophy".
Noriaki Kubo - the author of Bleach, who writes under the pen name of Tite Kubo - has removed his account from the Twitter social media platform after providing a short final message to his followers. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shaft, Inc., the animation company behind such works as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari, has entered the age of social media by creating an official presence on Twitter. Hit the jump to learn more.
Smoking isn't for everyone, but art definitely is. And we all know art and anime go hand in hand, obviously. This Japanese Twitter user named @shin___geki has taken their love for the habit and anime and has created something wonderful. Hit the jump to see what they've created!
Japanese social media wasn't entirely Hestia string pics this week (just mostly). Also commanding attention was a late season snowfall that accompanied unseasonably cold mid-week. This snow, the latest ever recorded for some areas, fell on the spring's sakura cherry blossoms, making for a striking, and photogenic, scene. Check it out after the jump.