Fairy Tail manga author Hiro Mashima recently confirmed on Twitter that the final series of the fantasy adventure manga will begin broadcasting in Japan in the Fall season of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Although director Tatsuki and independent animation studio Irodori are no longer attached to Kemono Friends, they've been keeping busy with a number of other anime projects, and now their newest work has been officially announced: a TV anime based on the 2012 short anime Kemurikusa. Hit the jump to learn more.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Di Gi Charat, a manga created by Koge Donbo filled with adorable characters that have become the official mascots for the Gamers retail chain, and Koge Donbo recerntly took to Twitter to celebrate the anniversary with new artwork of Petite Charat, aka Puchiko. Hit the jump to check it out.
With its pair of shoulder-mounted recoil-less cannons, its stubby missile fingers, and its dopey tractor treads, the RX-75-4 Guntank from the classic 1979 mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam has occasionally earned scorn and derision compared to its cooler, sleeker battle-cousins. But thanks to a little arithmetic and some help from Google Maps, an intrepid Gundam fan hopes that the Guntank will earn the respect that it deserves. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nothing brings a family closer together than shared interests, and recently 14 year old HKT48 idol singer Maria Imamura took to Twitter to share the pictures of a hobby that she and her father have in common: building Gundam model kits. Hit the jump to learn more.
The new year is coming to a close, and so is Keifuku-san, a 3-part series of animated shorts directed by Tatsuki (Kemono Friends) and published to social media websites such as Twitter and Youtube. Hit the jump to check out the full-length version of the series.
In a series of Tweets on his official Twitter feed, anime producer Yoshitada Fukuhara commented on the controversy surrounding the departure of director Tatsuki and animation studio Yaoyorozu from the Kemono Friends project, thanking the fans and officially denying certain rumors that began circulating after the original creative team was removed from the project.
As passionate as English-language anime fandom can be, one measure where it frequently doesn't stack up to Japanese fandom is social media amplification. Those native otaku really know how to retweet. Touken Ranbu posts routinely gets tens of thousands. If a Fate/grand order drawing gets less than 1k, assume no one likes it. Well, today we found out what can propel the numbers to those lofty Japanese-levels. That would be a love story!
The TV anime adaptation of Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi ("Making a Living at an Inn in the Afterlife") was announced just yesterday, and already Laruha, the original illustrator for the series, has published a new piece of artwork celebrating this new milestone for the "food fantasy" light novel series written by Midori Yuuma. Hit the jump to learn more.
Although Tatsuki of the 3-person animation studio Irodori is no longer attached to the Kemono Friends project, the director is still making and releasing anime, and his most recent effort is the 2nd installment of Keifuku-san, a short form 3DCG anime published to Twitter. Hit the jump to check it out.
Recently on her official Twitter feed, voice actress Aimi Tanaka gave fans a candid look at her work as the lead character in Himouto! Umaru-chan R with some behind-the-scenes photos revealing Tanaka's method of conveying Umaru's ravenous appetite. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tatsunoko Production Company celebrates its 55th anniversary on October 19, 2017, and while counting down to this event, the official Twitter feed of Tatsunoko Pro has been dropping knowledge-bombs on the fans left and right. The most recent stunning revelation is shaped like a Bird Missile, and it deals with the nomenclature of the classic 1972 heroic action TV anime, Science Ninja Team Gatchman. Hit the jump to learn more.
28-year-old anime voice actress Aina Aiba has reached 40,000 followers on her Twitter handle, and thanked fans by posting a message video in her costume as Yukina Minato, a member of five-member girls rock band Roselia from the BanG Dream! game/anime franchise. Check out her message after the jump!