Artland's bankruptcy saga comes to an end, with its former owner transferring its ownership stake to a local holding company in order for the studio to remain open. Hit the jump for the details.
This past July, Crunchyroll invited members to draw their own monsters or draw the monsters from Monster Strike in order to win a trip to Japan to visit the Monster Strike Symphony and Monster Sonic! Live shows at XFLAG PARK in Tokyo, as well as visiting the XFLAG Store which features a Monster Strike themed cafe inside. Hit the jump for the exciting details.
Studio MAPPA, best known for Rage of Bahamut among other anime, has announced its latest original anime production in Vanishing Line. Hit the jump for the initial details.
The Japanese version of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online massively multi-player online first-person shooter will be shut down in Japan in November. Hit the jump for the details.
The first details on the Recommendation of the Net-juu no Susume anime adaptation have been posted, with a unique home video release in tow. Hit the jump for details.
Anime community and database platform Anime-Planet has announced that it has branched out into manga with its first title in Unboy. Hit the jump for the details.
The phenomenon that is Makoto Shinkai's latest film in "Your Name" continues to attract people from all around Japan as well as the world. The latest promotion is sure to drive tourists to Tokyo, as Cool Japan Travel has announced a new collaboration with tour organizer Willer where the anime film will be prominently advertised on one of the company's signature double-decker buses. Hit the jump for details.
Japanese trademark filings are usually a good way to figure out what sorts of projects are in the works. Everything from new games to new anime and manga projects can be sussed out in such filings, and if the latest one is any indication, the wallet and time draining unholy smartphone ap vortex that is Fate Grand Order could be set to drain player wallets even faster, in Japanese arcades. Hit the jump for details
Crunchyroll is proud to announce the addition of Children of Ether, the project created by animator LeSean Thomas to the Crunchyroll catalog. Hit the jump for details.
Italy will be the first country to get to see the new Mazinger Z film that made its debut at France's Annecy film festival in June. Hit the jump for details.
There are idol groups for every taste in Japan, but they all usually pump out pop music. Now, an underground idol unit is preparing to step out of the shadows of the underground and into the mainstream with its first major label release next month. Hit the jump to find out more about "Dots".
The initial cast information for the Gakuen Babysitters anime adaptation has surfaced, Hit the jump for the details.
Media reports have confirmed that Chester Benington, frontman for rock band Linkin Park was found dead in his Los Angeles area home on Thursday morning. Hit the jump for details and a rememberance of the impact of the band on anime fandom at large.
Remember when Gackt used his Instagram account to reveal that he moonlights as a pro poker player on the World Series of Poker Tour when he's not recording or touring? Turns out he's a lot better than even observers gave him credit for as he's landed among the Top 150 players list for the most recent tournament held last weekend in Las Vegas. Hit the jump for details.
The official site for the Idolmaster Side M anime has announced that the anime adaptation of the male-focused idol training mobile game will premiere in October in Japan across TOKYO MX and additional regional stations. Hit the jump for the promo and the latest idol unit addition to the series.