Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of The Comic Artist and His Assistants. This slice of life comedy series is directed by Takeshi Furuta (Tiger & Bunny, Place to Place). More after the jump.
After teasers and leaks, it's now been confirmed. A second My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU anime is the works. Author Wataru Watari joined the anime's Twitter account, voice actress Mikako Komatsu and manga artist Io Naomichi in celebrating the news and the release of the 9th volume of the original light novel series. Get a look after the jump.
This summer, you'll inevitably be seeing Kill La Kill cosplayers challenging public decency standards at anime conventions across the globe. The bar for boldness is already being set pretty high, especially as demonstrated by Switzerland's @Meidocafe and @kurokku. What they're doing in their apartments and the streets of Zurich has to be seen to be believed. Check it out after the the jump.
Here's the results of another spectacular DIY project. @dango_metal, a 24-year-old grad student out of Osaka, has shown off the amazing Madoka Magica shadow box that he built. This A5 size construction was inspired by a visual in the Official Fanbook. Get a look after the jump.
We're living in an age of bishoujo battleships. KanColle celebrates its one year anniversary on April 23rd, and it's amazing to see the degree to which it's won over otaku in that time. While it doesn't have much of a dominating presence, Arpeggio of Blue Steel hasn't done too badly either. Convenience store chain Lawson will be running a collaboration between April 22 and May 5. Get the details after the jump.
With this week's release of volume 11, plans for Sui Ishida's 2011 Young Jump suspense manga Tokyo Ghoul have been updated. Now scheduled to air on Tokyo MX starting in July, four new cast members have been announced. Check out the list after the jump.
Sony is now offering solid plans for their Evangelion branded Walkman music player. The special collaboration, based on the Android WALKMAN F series "NW-F887 (64GB)," is scheduled to be available in three models on April 24th. Get the details after the jump.
Previewed back in January, the Super Sonico: Young Tomboy Ver. figure is now on sale, with Good Smile Company distributing chibi Sonico for Wing in August. And, speaking of Sonico, she joins WAVE's 1/10th scale Beach Queen line in September, while Griffon Enterprises has a new black alternate color version of their Bikini and & Sofa figure due next month. Get a look after the jump.
Singer/voice actress (Moco in this season's Captain Earth, recently Shinobu Oshino in Monogatari) narrates the second preview for Nippon Ichi Software's htoL #NiQ—Hotaru no Nikki. In this PS Vita action-adventure, you control fireflies who guide a young, amnesiac girl named Mion through darkness ruins. Get a look after the jump.
With Dragon Ball Z Kai's recent return to retell the Majin Buu arc, Toei has announced that these "Final Chapters" will be running in Europe, with networks lined up in the UK, Portugal, Poland and France. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of Kamigami no Asobi. The supernatural romance series is directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Good Luck Girl!). More after the jump.
First announced at last year's Anime Expo, FUNimation will be presenting anime movie Hal‘s official North American subtitled film premiere will be at Sakuracon this Friday at 4:15 pm. It will then be release on bilingual Blu-ray and DVD combo pack this fall. Get a look after the jump.
The author of the Love Lab manga has posted another birthday greeting to its anime's voice cast. This time she was wishing Riko voice Manami Numakura a happy 26th. Get a look after the jump.
In time for the summer con season, though maybe a bit too warm for the weather, character goods maker Movic is selling a knit hat based on the one worn by Nagisa Momoe in Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion. The item ships May 22nd for 3,780 yen. Get a look after the jump.
Time Out New York has consulted an impressive field of animation luminaries to construct a list of the medium's 100 best movies. Akira was named frequently. As were the movies of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki in particular. A few named the works of Satoshi Kon. However, the real interesting inclusion is Fantastic Mr. Fox director Wes Anderson's selection of End of Evangelion. More after the jump.