After the meteoric rise of BABYMETAL last year, it seems that US record execs decided to take notice, as RAL Distribution/Sony Music have announced that the group will be reissuing their debut album in the US, with two bonus tracks. Hit the jump for the details.
Not long after first being announced to attendees of both Aniplex of America panels held at Anime Boston and Sakura-Con, Aniplex has posted the first trailer for the forthcoming anime adaptation of The Asterisk War: The Academy City Of The Water in English. Hit the jump for the trailer.
What would you say if a planned April Fool's prank proved so popular as a potential product based on feedback that plans for the prank were set aside in order to turn it into an actual product? Such is the case with the Smart Boy smartphone case, an idea developed by the head of retro console manufacturer Hyperkin. Hit the jump for details.
The Oricon online entertainment portal has published a new feature on the forthcoming 2016 Godzilla film being prduced by Toho after the most recent Hollywood Godzilla movie released last year. Hit the jump for new details on the main staff which now features Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
Crunchyroll is continuing to add to its Spring season with the acquisition of sports drama Baby Steps 2. Hit the jump for details.
Crunchyroll will be continuing selected simulcasts this Spring, starting with the acquisition of the sequel to surprise Fall season hit I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying 2nd Thread. Hit the jump for details.
The "true sequel" to hit anime and game Steins;Gate has been announced during a livestream earlier today. Hit the jump for early details and a teaser trailer.
After first being announced in December, Nintendo has posted a new message from the current Legend of Zelda producer regarding the status of the long-awaited Wii U game and also delivers bad news to those that were expecting the game to be released this year. Hit the jump for the video.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata is in high demand these past few days following the landmark agreement reached with mobile gaming giant DeNa Corp for mobile games featuring Nintendo characters. Iwata recently spoke exclusively to Time Magazine. During the interview, he also poured cold water on reports of a Netflix-exclusive Legend of Zelda series. Hit the jump for the statement.
Sleeper hit Ping Pong The Animation was recognized at the Tokyo Anime Awards Festival by winning the Grand Prize award for Television Anime of the Year. Hit the jump for the details on it and confirmation of a new project.
Aniplex has begun streaming new teasers for Gunslinger Stratos that feature the opening and ending themes. Hit the jump for a taste of both themes.
Crunchyroll begins its Spring season announcements by adding Aniplex of America's acquisitions in the second cour of Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, the second season of NISEKOI:, Plastic Memories and Gunslinger Stratos. Hit the jump for series details.
The Twitter account for the Kyoukai no Kanata anime has posted a new key visual for the Future Hen ~I'll Be Here~ anime feature film premiering in April. Hit the jump for a clean look at the visual.
The official site for the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid TV series has posted the second TV ad for the anime and the broadcast premiere date. Hit the jump for the ad and the details.
Crunchyroll keeps plugging away and adding shows to its catalog. Hit the jump for details on its latest addditions in Donyatsu, Inferno Cop and the Durarara!!x2 English dub.