Aniplex announced today on March 19 that an all-new anime feature film based on Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter action comedy manga series is set to be released in Japan in early 2019. Sunrise, which produced the past anime series from 1987 to 1999, again works on anime production. The story is set in the same Shinjuku, but in the modern day setting. Hit the jump for more information!
To promote the upcoming release on April 25, the official website for the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise has posted a 27-minute digest video from its nine-member VA unit Aqours' second live DVD/Blu-ray "Aqours 2nd LoveLive! HAPPY PARTY TRAIN TOUR." Watch the members' charming performance and costumes at MetLife Dome (capacity: 33,556) after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the tV anime Food Wars! The Third Plate is today updated with a new key visual for its upcoming second half "Toutsuki Ressha/Toutsuki Train" arc and posted a 15-second CM introducing a new OP song "Symbol" performed by four-member rock band Luck Life for the first time. Check out the latest visuals and the song after the jump!
A new original sci-fi TV anime helmed by "Steins;Gate" director Takuya Sato, titled RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida/RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time, is officially revealed today. Back in July 2017, it was originally announced as "Project D" by Kadokawa at Anime Expo 2017. Check out the newest information with a three-minute PV introducing its main characters designed by "Serial Experiments Lain" Yoshitoshi ABe after the jump!
The Made in Abyss TV anime's Japanese official website announced today that two compilation films based on the 13-episode first TV series, titled "Tabidachi no Yoake (Departure at the Dawn)" and "Hourousuru Tasogare (Wandering Twilight), will be released in Japan this winter. The Kinema Citrus-produced anime won Anime of the Year at the 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Rin Suzukawa's comedy manga Asobi Asobase (Play and Let Play) today announced its three main voice cast: Hina Kino (Hanako Honda), Rika Nagae (Olivia), and Konomi Kohara (Kasumi Nomura), along with its main staff members including director Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom). Check out the latest information after the jump!
In addition to the manga's sequel series "Mazoku Magushi Arc" started on Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump+ app today, it is also confirmed that a first TV anime adaptation of Yoshiyuki Nishi's dark fantasy manga Muhyo to Roji no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho/Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation is officially set for this summer. Hit the jump for more details including a 50-second teaser.
As usual, the largest Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo has revealed the results of its latest online research on the winter 2018 TV anime in four categories: "The Most Laughable," "Moe," "Exciting," and "Heart Touching." Check out Japanese anime fans' favorite series of this season after the jump!
An advance screening event for the first two episodes of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Midori Yuuma's cooking-themed fantasy light novel series Kakuriyo Yadomeshi (Afterlife Inn Cooking) was held at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo yesterday. It was announced at the event that, in addition to the TV anime, a stage play based on the novel is also planned. See the photos from the event after the jump.
Chiba-based anime planning company Infinite (Grimoire of Zero, citrus) opened a teaser site and official Twitter for an upcoming original TV anime series BLACK FOX yesterday, with the announcement for its three principal staff and anime production company. Details of the project will be revealed at the Anime Japan 2018 event on March 24 and 25. Hit the jump for more information.
While the TV drama sequel is reaching its climax, arma bianca will hold "Video Girl Store," a time-limited event dedicated to Masakazu Katsura's sci-fi love story manga series Denei Shoujo/Video Girl Ai that has printed over 14 million copies in Japan, at Kinokuniya Shoten's Seibu Ikebukuro store in Tokyo from March 20 to April 9. Hit the jump for more details.
Japan Media Arts Festival, organized by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs and The National Art Center, announced the winners of its four categories (art, entertainment, animation, manga) for the year 2017. 4,192 works from 98 countries and regions were submitted to the 21st event. Check out the winners of the animation and manga categories after the jump.
It is officially confirmed today on March 17 that the PreCure franchise's next feature film will be a crossover between its first TV series Futari wa PreCure and the ongoing 15th series Hugtto! PreCure. A 30-second teaser introduces the encounter between Cure Black and Cure White from the former and Cure Yell from the latter. See the miracle collaboration after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul:re, the second main series of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga series, today released a 80-second new PV introducing its OP theme song "asphyxia" performed by three-member indies rock band Cö shu Nie. They were chosen by the manga author Ishida, who also provided the title of the song. Check out the latest clip after the jump!
The official website and Twitter for the two-season sequel to the FLCL anime series, which ill be released as two-part films FLCL2 and FLCL3 in Japan this year, open today. To promote the upcoming release, the original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) provides a newly-drawn illustration featuring its main characters. See the new visual for the highly-anticipated sequel after the jump!