Veteran manga artist / character designer / animator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto took to Twitter recently to share a new spin on an old favorite: Nadia, the heroine of the landmark 1990 - 1991 anime TV series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. Hit the jump to check it out.
The official Twitter account for Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, a series of fantasy adventure light novels written by Yoshinobu Akita and illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka, has been playing coy recently with a cryptic Tweet promising "various developments" coming in the year 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The author of the Elfen Lied manga in Lynn Okamoto has taken to Twitter to elaborate on why his work doesn't feature one item so commonplace in Japanese society that it inspires its own subculture in the cellphone. Hit the jump for why in the summary.
Tsutomu Mizushima - director of such fan-favorite anime as SHIROBAKO, Girls und Panzer, and The Lost Village - recently took to social media with a pair of Twitter posts that have set fans speculating about what his next project may be. Hit the jump to learn more.
June 06, 2016 marks the 51st birthday for veteran voice actress Megumi Ogata and the 15th birthday for Shinji Ikari of Neon Genesis Evangelion, one of Ogata's most famous voice roles. Hit the jump to see how her fans have been celebrating on Twitter.
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.