Dark Horse has licensed Shinjirou's ongoing manga adaptation of modern fantasy Fate/zero. Gen Urobuchi's light novel prequel to Fate/stay night was also adapted into a 2011 ufotable anime. More after the jump.
The Last: Naruto The Movie opens in Japan December 6th with series creator Masashi Kishimoto supervising the story and designs. This feature's site, http://naruto-movie.com/, has updated its "secret" page (as secret as a ninja in an orange jump suit) with designs for Naruto, Sakura, and company. Get a look at these latest designs after the jump.
The first episode of the much anticipated third season of Aikatsu! is scheduled to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on October 2, then on BS Japan on October 6. To prepare for the next entry in the Sunrise adaptation of Bandai's Data Carddass idol game, a digest looks back on the highlights of the last one. Check it out after the jump.
Having topped over 400,000 copies sold, volume 7 of writer Kugane Maruyama and artist so-bin's dark fantasy light novel series Overlord has announced plans for an anime adaptation, the details of which will be specified later. More after the jump.
One of the big news items out of spring's Tokyo Toy Fair was that Bandai had picked up the Star Wars license, with the centerpiece being a Meishou MOVIE REALIZATION Samuraidaishou Darth Vader. This figure is now available for pre-order with the Takayuki Takeya designed 18cm figure shipping in December for 9,504yen. Get a look after the jump.
Sailor Moon Crystal will be released in 13 two-episode volumes. In addition to special packaging and booklets, the limited editions include special strap charms, and a complete set is housed in a music box that plays “Moon Pride,” arranged by Akiko Kosaka. Jacket art for the first has now been revealed.
The line-up of MF Bunko adaptations introduced last summer concludes with fall's Madan no Ou to Vanadis anime. Today, the series' site was updated to preview designs for some of the main characters and introduce Kazuyuki Okitsu, Hajime Iijima, Takayuki Sugō, Ryōhei Kimura, Dai Matsumoto and Hiroki Tōchi as the voices of support cast and antagonists. Get a look after the jump.
A dangerous trio get introduced in the new Durarara!! x 2 visual with its early look at biker-gang leader Rokujo Chikage, Russian assassin Vorona and high-ranking yakuza Akabayashi. Check them out after the jump.
Ryuko got a bit wider today as Ume Aoki, author of Hidamari Sketch and original character designer on Madoka Magica, has tweeted her sketch of the Kill La Kill lead. Get a look after the jump.
Yen Press has announced that they will be publishing Phi-Brain/EXILE manga artist Haruki Ueno's manga adaptation of Big Hero 6, Disney's upcoming CG animated film based on a obscure Marvel Comics super hero team based out of Japan. More after the jump.
Comic Ryu has posted a pair of promos for Okayado's Monster Musume manga, which is celebrating a million copies sold, and Shake O's Nurse-Teacher Hitomi's infirmary. While Seven Seas has started releasing the former is North America, the latter is scheduled to start in February 2015. Get a look after the jump.
Toshiba's Double Circle is an original online anime series, which takes place in the "Smart City" of Kawasaki, Japan, and stars citizens who transform into heroes symbolizing different forms of renewable energy. The new fifth short, featuring character designs by Gatchaman Crowds' KINAKO, addresses illusion and reality. Check it out after the jump.
Shonen Jump's http://plus.shonenjump.com/ is promising September 8 and 13 updates for a currently unnamed project from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure creator Hirohiko Araki. More after the jump.
This fall, a number of Gundam SEED staff member reunite on Sunrise' latest original mecha anime, Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons. A new site update adds to the cast of dragon hunting mech pilot ladies. Get a look after the jump.
Streaming site Daisuki.net has announced plans to offer the Sunrise adaptation of Bandai's Data Carddass idol game Aikatsu!, a favorite of young girls, otaku and fans of fun, occassionally very odd anime. More after the jump.