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!
Sad news for fans of Kemono Friends: although the series will continue with additional anime projects in the future, these projects will not have the TV series director, Tatsuki, at the helm. Hit the jump to learn more.
The year 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary for Ga-Rei-Zero, a 2008 TV anime based on the Ga-Rei supernatural action manga by Hajime Segawa, and the establishment of a new Twitter feed for the series has some fans wondering if a new Ga-Rei-Zero anime project may be in the works. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actress Akari Kitō recently created a color illustration of Kaho Hinata, the character that she plays on the upcoming coffee house comedy Blend S, and the drawing was so impressive that the original manga author Miyuki Nakayama decided to share it on their official Twitter feed. Hit the jump to check it out.
Recently voice actress / singer Ayana Taketatsu (Kirono Kosaka in Oreimo, Hotaru Shidare in Dagashi Kashi) celebrated a Twitter milestone by sharing a photo with her fans of Taketatsu cosplaying as Sakura Kinomoto from the classic CLAMP shōjo manga and TV anime, Cardcaptor Sakura. Hit the jump to check it out.
Good news for fans of Minecraft and / or Japanese comedy duo Yoiko (composed of partners Shinya Arino and Masaru Hamaguchi): due to popular demand, the Yoiko no Minecraft de Survival Seikatsu ("Yoiko's Minecraft Survival Life") web series wlll be continuing for a 2nd season on Nintendo Japan's official Youtube channel. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to a humorous Tweet by Weekly Famitsu editor-in-chief Katsuhiko Hayashi, the release of manga author Choborau Nyopomi's newest creation - a manga entitled Piko Piko Game Onsen, which was due to debut in the 1500th issue of Weekly Famitsu on August 31, 2017 - may have hit an unexpected and Nintendo Switch-shaped snag. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anime director Tensho (aka Motoki Tanaka) took to Twitter recently with a cryptic little message for his fans, asserting that he would soon be making "a certain announcement" for his upcoming plans. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tatsuki, the director of Kemono Friends, has published an original animated short to Twitter entitled Keifuku-san, and fans are already abuzz about what the enigmatic 95 second work might mean in relation to the Bon Festival, a Buddhist holiday in which Japanese families honor the spirits of their ancestors. Hit the jump to check it out.
Manga author Gengoroh Tagame (My Brother's Husband) has a penchant for drawing big, burly, bearded men and recently Tagame decided to share his aesthetic with his many Twitter followers with an illustration of Suberoa Zinnerman from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Mainichi JK Kikaku ("Everyday School Girl Project"), a Twitter illustration project spearheaded by illustrator Kina Kazuharu that documents the appearance of ordinary high school girls, is being adapted into a work of animation. Hit the jump to learn more.
Recently a Twitter-wielding mother with a penchant for arts and crafts has been turning heads online with her watermelon carvings, and one of her most recent works features the likeness of none other than the Colossal Titan from Hajime Isayama's manga, Attack on Titan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Screenwriter Kazuho Hyodo recently took to social media to tease announcements both large and small for an upcoming Niconico broadcast of Robot Girls Z, an original net animation that re-imagines the mecha of various famous Go Nagai manga and anime as moe girls with a penchant for destruction. Hit the jump to learn more.