Ealier this year, publisher and Digital Garage announced the launch of Kodansha Advanced Media, a subsidiary of Japanese publisher, Kodansha Ltd., specializing in digital content delivery. In conjunction with the 2015 J-Pop Summit event, this company’s new San Francisco offices will be presenting a The Kodansha Comics Manga Gallery Friday, August 7th thru Sunday, August 9th at the Digital Garage. More after the jump.
Starting following the August 4th AT-X broadcast of episode 5, then for a limited time online, Overlord will be sharing the comedy chibi-chara adventures of Ainz's combat maid squad, the Pleiades Six-Stars. See who's who after the jump.
North American distributor Discotek has posted a trio of "as seen at Otakon 2015" trailers, offering looks at Yoshiaki Kawajiri's classic Wicked City, which is currently set for a 2016 release, 1976 mecha series Gaiking and 1983's Super Dimension Century Orguss. Get a look after the jump.
As Steins;Gate fifth anniversary celebrations and the hype for the upcoming Steins;Gate 0 continue, the visual novel's site has been updated with a new teaser visual. The science adventure "true sequel" will be released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita in Japan on November 19th. Get a look after the jump.
Japanese fan buzz purportedly from an early look at issue 11 of Ship's Log, the Yamato Premium Fan Club magazine has it that Exec Producer Souji Nishizaki reveals that pre-production is underway on a follow-up to 2013's Space Battleship Yamato 2199 classic sci-fi remake, with studio Xebec currently doing hiring and research. More after the jump.
Volume 7 of Shirobako, featuring episodes 19-21, cover art by Ponkan8, original character designer on the series, The Third Girls Aerial Squad OVA a and chance to buy tickets to a September live-event, is out in Japan July 29th. ALong with this, a preview for the eight and final volume has been posted. That features episodes 22-24, 40 page booklet, a Musashino animation company car pull-back car has been shared.
Viz Media, who publishes both the 10-volume Akira Himekawa manga series, as well as the long out-of-print classic graphic novel The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past by renowned manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, has shared the full video and as well as condensed highlights from the San Diego Comic Con Legend of Zelda Panel moderated by Game|Life founding editor and Animerica vet Chris Kohler. Get a look after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has followed the news that the August 25th release of the Toyoo Ashida OVA adaptation of Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D "dark future science-fiction romance" will feature John Gremillion as D, David Wald as Count Magnus Lee and Luci Christian as Doris Lang, with a listing of the rest of the cast for the new English dub of the 1985 anime. See who's who after the jump.
Slightly belatedly (she was a day late in Japan, we're a further day late in North America), voice actress Yū Kobayashi (Blood Blockade Battlefront Chain, Classroom Crisis' Angelina, Monster Musume's Ms Smith) recently raised a glass, or potato to Attack on Titan's always hungry early fan favorite Sasha on her birthday.
While the Yukino Yukinoshita and Yui Yuigahama hug pillows are nice enough, the one that is going to be really difficult to get is the dakimakura featuring OreGairu's androgynous prince Saika Totsuka. Posted after the other, and not even finalized, TBS/MBS's official Animaru shop is already out of their allotment ahead of pre-sale at Comiket 88. More after the jump.
The live-action Attack on Titan films have teamed up with Esthétique TBC for an Attack on Beauty campaign, battling unwanted hair through September 4th. Women's body hair brand TBC, male facial Men's TBC and female lower region Epiler brands will have dedicated web and transit ads with quotes spoofing famous lines from the series, like "useless hair is cruel, but it's also beautiful, once it's gone." More after the jump.
The live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s R-18 stylishly violent crime tragedy starring Samuel L. Jackson as corrupt detective Karl Aker with India Eisley as young assassin Sawa hit Japanese theaters in April, and is now getting a Japanese home video release with new cover sleeve art by Umetsu and new Japanese dub featuring Miyuki Sawashiro as Sawa and Daisuke Ono as Callan McAuliffe' Oburi.
In celebration of this year's 20th anniversary of the broadcast of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Turner Colour Works has begun offering paint in a shade of blue labeled "Ayanami Blue." The "colder than water, yet warmer than ice" mix of water and frosty blue is available in J Colour interior paint series, suitable for wood, concrete, or wallpaper in case you want your apartment to remind you of Shinji's mom. More after the jump.
Along with the move from location testing to arcades across Japan, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition has previewed its roster additions in a new introduction video. Joining Sega's follow-up, light novel imprint inspired fighting game is Quenser Barbotage along with Froleytia Capistranoy as an assist Heavy Object along with Emi Yusa/Emilia Justina (playable) and Sadao Maou/Satan Jacob (support) from The Devil is a Part Timer.
This spring, the announcement was made that, rather than a second Production I.G TV anime series, sci-fi series Gargantia will be getting a sequel in prose form with a novel planned for this summer. Now scheduled for August 29th, the designs for 18-year old Ledo, from two years after the OVA have been revealed along with the synopsis for Distant, Encounter of Heaven and Earth. Get a look after the jump.