The moe phenomenon continues to conquer the world with a new collaboration between Japan and Switzerland: an original moe character named Nozomi that represents the Swiss Rhaetian Railway company. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official movie poster has been released for Asahinagu, an upcoming live-action film based on the seinen manga by Ai Kozaki about a high school girl learning the art of the naginata (a type of long-handled Japanese blade). Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actor Wataru Hatano will perform the opening theme for Hitorijime My Hero, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the boys' love manga by Memeco Arii that will debut in July of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
DMM pictures has released the Japanese version of a cute new musical animation clip entitled "Elise in Wonder Cooking", which promotes the popular Elise character for the Chinese social media service Weibo. Hit the jump to check it out.
To celebrate the release of the 2nd volume of fantasy comedy light novel series Tsujo Kogeki ga Zentai Kogeki de Ni-kai Kogeki no Okasan wa Suki desu ka? ("Do You Love Your Mother, Whose Normal Attack is a 2-Hit All-Attack Combo?"), for a limited time publishers Fujimi Shobo are running a voice campaign in which the titular dual-wielding mother, Mamako Oosuki (voiced by Ai Kayano), whispers sweet messages to the listeners. Hit the jump to learn more.
Konbini Kareshi ("Convenience Store Boyfriends"), a mixed media project by Kadokawa and Lawson about handsome young men who gather at a local convenience stores, is being adapted into a TV anime that will debut on the Tokyo Broadcasting System and BS-TBS networks in July of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
SunRise Co., Ltd. is publishing an original short-form web anime entitled Nui Nui Hinobori San Kyoudai ("The Three Plushy Plushy Hinobori Brothers") about a trio of siblings who work in a toy store that specializes in hand-made stuffed toys. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actress Eri Kitamura (Izumo Kamiki in Blue Exorcist, Mina Ashido in My Hero Academia) is joining the cast of Love Tyrant, a currently airing TV anime adaptation based on the manga by Megane Mihoshi about a meddling would-be cupid and her magical "Kiss Note". Hit the jump to learn more.
In December of 2016, fans got a taste of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, the English language version of the 20th season of the Pokémon. Now it's been announced that the popular children's TV anime will begin its official broadcast on Disney XD on May 12, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news for otaku looking to buy merchandise straight from Japan: Animate, Japan's largest retailer of anime & manga goods, has opened an online store aimed at the global market entitled Animate International. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actors Takuma Nagatsuka and Tasuku Hatanaka are lending their talents to Neko to Mata, a laidback and a little bittersweet short form anime about a pair of cat siblings that will be joining Fuji TV's #Hi_Poul variety show on April 20, 2017. Hit the jump to learn meowr.
Crunchyroll previously reported about how voice actress Maya Okamoto performed songs for Raijin Hakkei -ZANAM- Femme Fatale Unmei no Hito (known in English as Wind of Femme Fatale), a fictitious 1990s TV anime. Now manga artist Kia Asamiya has released the visuals for the imaginary series. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official movie poster and a teaser trailer have been released for Outrage: 0 Coda (known in Japan as Outrage Saishudo), the third and final film in Takeshi Kitano's hard-boiled trilogy about an old-fashioned yakuza foot soldier struggling to survive in a modern world beset by constant betrayal. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fintan, the official mascot character for the Embassy of Finland in Tokyo, is back for another animated adventure in the 2nd installment of a series of 3DCG anime web videos that celebrate the centennial anniversary of Finland's independence from Russia. Hit the jump to check it out.
The main staff and cast have been announced for Anime-Gataris, an upcoming original TV anime about a trio of girls trying to keep their high school anime club afloat despite the resistance of the student council...and the imminent destruction of the world? Hit the jump to learn more.