Mikage Kasuga and Futago Minazuki's The Ambition of Oda Nobuna light novels were originally published by SB Creative Corp.'s GA Bunko label before moving to Kadokawa's Fujimi Shobo at volume 11. Now coming from the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label, releases of volumes 1-10 along with the National Edition Gaiden Jakiganryuu Masamune and Azuchi Nikki 1 Honnouji Chakai Soudouroku were released September 19th. The promo for this new push has finally made it online.
Yasuhisa Hara's historical manga Kingdom is the subject of a lot of talk again as the series prepares to release its 40th volime on October 19th. The November issue of print media magazine Da Vinci is including a feature that presents Ryohei Suzuki costumed as characters from the series, and the remark that the series is expected to run 80 volumes.
This year's November issue of manga magazine Good! Afternoon, out in Japan October 7th, is launching the manga adaptation of Chiyomaru Shikura's "paranormal science" novel Occultic;Nine. Though not the proper fourth "science adventure," following Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes, the story was designated the fourth in the Shikura line of works. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have licensed Is the Order a Rabbit?? Season 2 for their Fall 2015 anime season lineup. The moe coffee house comedy continues the adaptation of Koi's Manga Time Kirara Max 4-panel series. More after the jump.
Ahead of its October 7th debut, publisher Ichijinsha has posted a third preview for the fall anime adaptation of light novel series Ore ga Ojō-sama Gakkō ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken ("I Was Kidnapped As a 'Sample Commoner' for a Princess School"), also known as Syomin Sample for short. Get a look after the jump.
Space Dandy is back in Japan after a fashion. A rebroadcast of 13 episodes, ordered by fan selection, is running on Tokyo MX and NicoNico. This is leading up to a Blu-ray box collection, scheduled to be released January 29th for 18,000yen. To promote this, Bandai Visual has borrowed a bit from FUNimation's North American release. Namely, their promo skits featuring voice actor Ian Sinclair.
Indie visual novel Unwonted Studios has announced the release of a demo for No One But You (NOBY), a Visual Novel/Dating Sim about Hideaki, a high school student who has just returned to his hometown, Okutama. The full game will be released through publisher Sekai Project in December. More after the jump.
Anime! Anime! ran a questionnaire, asking reader about what game they would like to see adapted into anime. From a pool of 1,400 responses, 70% of which were male, the Fate/ enthusiasm burned strong, putting its RPG at the #1 spot. Then, a #1 position among female voters put the Square Enix x Disney Kingdom Hearts at the #2 spot overall. #3 among females and #4 among males earned Danganronpa a bronze.
A special stage presentation, made ahead of a screening of the Yowamushi Pedal anime movie, has revealed plans for a third TV anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's sports manga. The cycling series was previously adapted into an October 2013-July 14 TV anime, and an October 2014-March 15 "Grande Road" followup, directed by Osamu Nabeshima at TMS/8PAN.
Hot off the success of Fury Road, Mad Max series director George Miller is being linked to a lot of big Hollywood projects. Apparently, given time constraints, the long-in-development live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's sci-fi classic Akira will not be one of them. Talking to Yahoo Movies UK, Miller explained his relationship with the project and the original work. More after the jump.
This week's English issue of Shonen Jump announced that Platinum End, the new manga by Death Note and Bakuman. creators Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art), will be offered in a digital, simul-publication with its Japanese release, priced at $.99 per chapter. More after the jump.
Viz has lots of big doings planned around Naruto for the month of October. Volume 72, the series finale, hits bookstores on October 6th. Then, series creator Masashi Kishimoto is in town later in the week for New York Comic Con! This is accompanied by a host of offerings for fans who read their manga digitally. Get the details after the jump.
Last December, Aniplex Plus presented Sword Art Online Extra Edition Asuna and Suguha swimsuit figures, and it's now time for a follow-up. In preparation, they're asking fans to pick who they'd next like to see in 3D. Through October 15th, fans (who live in Japan) who submit a selection from among the 41 choices, and explain their pick, are eligible to win a set of the previously released figures. Get a look after the jump.
This week, The Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts from Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara will be wrapping up its third season with "Cassette Girl," created and directed by Hiroyasu Kobayashi, the CGI director on the Rebuild of Evangelion movie. Shigeto Koyama (Heroman, Eureka Seven, Star Driver, Captain Earth, Gunbuster 2) is character designer and action animation director, with Rebuild's Takeshi Takakura doing the mecha designs.
This year's issue 21 of manga magazine Hana to Yume, out in Japan October 5th, has a special treat for fans... a clearfile of Yona of the Dawn's Son Hak and Jae-ha in a state of undress, with extra manservicey steam effect! Get a look after the jump.