As Shiori Amase's All Out!! heads its way towards a fall anime, the manga's rugby players are getting the 3D treatment in Union Creative's mensHdge Technical Statue line. After an initial three in August, the lines # 28-31 are Kenji Gion (CV Shōya Chiba), Etsugo Oharano (CV Kensho Ono) and Atsushi Miyuki, The 16cm figures,with Seishin Takamatsu sculpts based on Amase's art sell for 10,260yen each. Get a look after the jump.
This weekend, a Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei preview/home video and merchandise pre-order event with lead Mai Kadowaki and theme song performer ChouCho was presented in Tokyo. Along with the event, a new commercial has offered the latest look at Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei, summer's SILVER LINK produced fourth adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate/magic girl spin-off manga.
Last September, the Japanese Netflix began offering Orange Is the New Black, though, unlike a lot of their programming, they haven't done a Japanese dub. Suggesting some weekend binge viewing, the local Twitter account posted a literally yuri take on Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman and Laura Prepon's Alex Vause.
Shibai Kineko's And you thought there is never a girl online? (aka Netoge), inspiration for this season's anime, features original character designs and illustrations by Hisasi, an artist with a fair amount of adult manga of their resume. A manga adaption by Kazui Ishigami runs in Dengeki Gi's Comic, and in the magazine's August issue, on sale June 30th, Hisasi's take on female lead Ako Tamaki graces the cover.
Digital Manga Publishing and their new ecchi imprint, Pecchi's Kickstarter to fund a release of Kodomo No Jikan has announced that it has worked with original manga-ka, Kaworu Watashiya, to offer 3 more exclusive shikishis—one of Rin, of Mimi, and of Kuro. More after the jump.
From the anime series SoniAni comes a figure of Super Sonico as the Nitro+ music mascot appeared in episode 10 of the series, dressed in the 2013 Racing Miku Supporters' outfit! The figure is based on an illustration by character designer Santa Tsuji, and faithfully keeps all of the impressive volume. The 1/7th scale figure is on sale now ahead of an early 2017 release.
A new commercial featuring featuring OP song "The LiBERTY" performed by Fo‘xTails is offering the latest look at the anime adaptation of Satsuki Yoshino's Handa-kun comedy, a prequel to her Barakamon series. This has been published online along with the introduction of female classmate cast additons that include Kaede Hondo as Miyoko Kinjo, Miku Itou as Maiko Mori and Kimiko Saito as Juri.
Summer's TV anime adaptation of Atami Michinoku's Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu has been featured in a new preview. The 2015 ongoing web 4 panel follows a heterosexual highschool boy with a passion for boy's love manga. Get a look after the jump.
Starting in 2009, Kyoto Animation has looked for talent in an annual award that has brought publication, then anime adaptations, of honorable mention recipients Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Free!, and Beyond the Boundary. In 2014 novel Violet Evergarden was the first grand prize winner, and there are plans in the world for it. Now, the parameters have been announced for 2017's eighth awards, and there's a bit of a change.
Art and business have rarely been entirely divorced at Studio Ghibli. Maybe contrary to the perceived spirit of the production house, they have not been too shy about selling merchandise. Years before they stopped producing their own movies, they were already talking about downsizing to a core of staff needed to manage rights. Now, the business side of Ghibli has come up again in relation to one of their art exhibits.
As Space Patrol Luluco prepares to wrap up, Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for the figures that they've been teasing throughout the course of the sci-fi comedy anime's run. Of course, there's a Nendoroid, but, in addition to that version of the character, there's their second-ever transforming Metamoroid (the first had Rin turn into Wooser.) Get a look after the jump.
The Studio Deen adaptation of KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! has taken to Twitter with the announcement that a second TV anime will continue the adaptation of Jitakukeibihei's (Natsume Akatsuki) hit fantasy series in winter 2017. The initial run went for 10 episodes in winter 2016. More after the jump.
Ninja Division Publishing and Seven Seas Entertainment have announced the formation of a new joint venture game company, Shinobi 7. This promises to bring together Ninja Division's ame design with Seven Seas’ know-how in license acquisition and curation. Shinobi 7 will focus on producing tabletop games that are based on hit anime, manga, and pop culture brands. This fall, Shinobi 7 will launch its first title, Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game.
Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases. Planned releases of Sentai Filmworks titles include the popular My Love Story!!, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Get the details after the jump.
Hit fantasy anime Re:ZERO has announced a second collaboration with the Akihabara locations of Go Go Curry. This time, the promotion running July 15-31st will have a chance to pick up a Rem and Ram clear file, and the opportunity to get a Re:ZERO branded curry spoon. Get a look after the jump.