Tokyopop is no stranger to crowdfunding campaigns and this latest one might appeal to some of you. The multimedia publisher has recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign for one of its original properties in Riding Shotgun, which was previously a graphic novel and is now an animated short hosted by Mondo Media on its YouTube channel. Hit the jump for the details.
Ahead of the release of the first film on Blu-Ray and DVD in Japan, Aniplex has finally released the first trailer for the second film in the Persona 3 trilogy in Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream along with the new key art for the film. Hit the jump for the trailer.
Crunchyroll keeps adding more neat things to watch, even when you aren't looking, as more Squid Girl has been added in two OVA eposodes, while the first season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions has been added to the site's series catalog. Hit the jump for the details.
Own an iPhone or an Android smartphone and you've always wanted to play Love Live School Idol Festival, but you couldn't get past the Japan-only restriction? Well, some good news on that front has been confirmed as the game's official homepage has confirmed future expansion of the game outside Japan to multiple regions, as well as an English localization. Hit the jump for the specific region info and release timeline.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata hasn't had the easiest time running Nintendo lately, with continuing sluggish sales of the Wii U leading to the company having to continually adjust its sales projections even lower. Now, Iwata has even opened up the possibility of future acquisitions and even mergers to prop up the company in a new interview with the Nikkei business paper. Hit the jump for his responses.
Evergreen tenant of American shopping malls Hot Topic has now added Attack on Titan to its lineup of pop culture merchandise with shirt designs for Boys and Girls. Both designs are currently online exclusive, but if there is enough sales volume this week, the possibility exists that the shirts will be rolled out to locations nationwide. So what do the shirts look like? Hit the jump for the first look.
It looks like Namco is following Square-Enix's lead in releasing older and nostalgic titles, as the company has released the first Tales of Phantasia game for free on iOS devices in the US. Hit the jump for the details.
Not even a week has passed following the announcement of the Steam Greenlight campaign for WORLD END ECONOMiCA and the game is now Greenlit by Steam for future distribution on the service. In addition to the future release, Sekai Project have also answered questions regarding the release. Hit the jump for the details.
Fans of Spice & Wolf author Isuna Hasekura might want to sit up and take notice of the latest Steam Greenlight campaign by Sekai-Project, as the group has selected the World End Economica visual novel written by the author as its latest project for possible Steam distribution. Hit the jump for the details.
An unexpected delay has hit the English release of the Steins;Gate PC game from JAST USA, but all is not lost, as it's only pushed back by a month. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Viz Media has quietly announced a license rescue today, as it revealed that it has picked up Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit for future release on Blu-Ray and DVD, as well as picking up the series for broadcast on Neon Alley later this month. Hit the jump for the details.
After months of deliberation on the matter, a judge in the US presiding over a patent case in the US District Court in Manhattan, New York where a Japanese company sued Nintendo beginning in 2011 to recover damages for the use of its stereoscopic display technology without permission has won its case with a final royalty rate for each console sold. Hit the jump for the details and breakdown of the judgment.
Japanese manufacturer Honda is no stranger to motorsport, having competed in nearly every major and minor formula shortly after the company's inception. Now, the global manufacturer has posted a new internally produced manga in English detailing its journey back to the Dakar Rally race in 2013 after a 24-year absence. Hit the jump for a sample image from the first chapter.
Comiket is barely hours old but the announcements are starting to filter out, with the first major one being an anime adaptation for the mobile game Rage of Bahamut in Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis. Hit the jump for the first teaser and staff listing.
Anime Expo has made its first major guest announcement and this one will certainly perk up those that grew up with Sailor Moon in the 90's, as the convention has announced the reunion of the English dub cast as Guests of Honor for next year's convention. Hit the jump for all of the details.