Voice actors Miyu Arino and Asami Seto have joined the cast of the TV anime adaptation of Honobono Log ("Heartwarming Log"), a short form anime based on the series of illustrations published on Twitter by artist Naka Fukamachi. Hit the jump to learn more.
If Twitter has taught us anything, it's that even TV anime featuring powerful mecha and the horrors of warfare can be the subjects of humor when given the proper motivation, and recently Japanese netizens have found that motivation via an upcoming character good for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Japanese Twitter feed for the TV anime adaptation of Tanaka-kun is Always Listless - based on Nozomi Uda's manga about the world's laziest high school student - has been publishing a series of Tanaka-kun mini-animations with an average running length of about 30 seconds. Hit the jump to check out a baker's dozen of bite-sized episodes of Tanaka-kun is Always Listless.
Anime production is known for its grueling hours and hellish pace, and so animator Akane Yano (And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?, The Fruit of Grisaia) recently took to her Twitter account to post some instructive visuals on how to properly catch a few Z's in between checking cuts at the animation studio. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Twitter feed for Fafner EXODUS set fans' hearts a-flutter with a post stating that birthday events for the characters of Kazuki Makabe, Maya Tōmi, and Sōshi Minashiro are planned for the year 2016, and that a "major announcement" will accompany the celebrations. Hit the jump to learn more.
Honobono Log, a series of heart-warming illustrations by artist Naka Fukamachi that began life as a series of posts on Twitter before being collected into artbooks published by Ichijinsha - is being adapted into a short-form anime that will run on NHK. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kizakiko Campgrounds - a camping site outside of Omachi City in Nagano Prefecture, Japan - caused a bit of a stir on social media after discovering a decades-old Osomatsu-kun floatie and attempting to return it to the original owner. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese social media has a new super-crush and her name is Ellen Baker. A Twitter user suggested that this fictional English teacher from Boston (by way of a New Horizon middle school English text) is wicked cute, and almost 35 thousand retweets suggests that the masses wholeheartedly agree. In fact it looks like the art really upped its game across the board in the book. I Get a look after the jump.
Inspired by the Japanese release of the 8th volume of Sankaku Head's hit manga, Himouto! Umaru-chan, voice actress Aimi Tanaka (who plays Umaru Doma in the 2015 anime adaptation) took to Twitter to try out a line of dialog that struck her fancy. Hit the jump to check it out.
Today on Japanese social media, the #いらすとやさんでゲームパッケージを再現する guantlet was thrown! In the hashtag in question presents a simple challeng: take your favorite video game cover and recreate it using online library of clip art Irasutoya. Check out the results after the jump.
Akihiro Hino, the president and CEO of Level-5 (the Japanese game developer responsible for such game series as Professor Layton, Ni no Kuni, and Yo-kai Watch), published a Tweet recently that has many fans speculating that a new Inazuma Eleven game is in the works. Hit the jump to learn more.
Valentine's Day inspires all sorts of anime-themed holiday art, both amateur and professional. Hit the jump to check out one fan-artist's dimension shattering Valentine's Day gift from Kotori Minami of Love Live! School Idol Project.
After a recent rash of news articles bashing the behavior and personal appearance of the female anime & manga fans known as fujoshi, Kazuo Koike's wife decided to set the record straight with a stern warning about the dangers of judging people by their appearance. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga author Kazuo Koike is known for many things: the creation of classic series such as Lone Wolf and Cub and Lady Snowblood, training generations of younger manga authors with his advanced level classes, offering life advice to fans, and being an inveterate otaku for DMM's Kantai Collection browser game. Hit the jump to learn about what happens when you come between Koike and his ship-girls.