Ready to find out who is ready to step into Izumi Kitta's Mokocchi-shoes? With Watamote set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 26th, Sentai Filmworks has announced their English dub cast for the series. See who's who after the jump.
The Attack on Titan-verse continues to expand with today's Japanese release of light novel spin-off The Harsh Mistress of the City. Ryo Kawakami pens the story about Mathias, the son of wealthy merchants and Rita, the daughter of an apothecary. Beyond the striking young heroine, what's noteworthy about the spin-off is that art is by noted/illustrator Range Murata. Get a look after the jump.
Classic KyoAni cute comes to DVD on September 9th, and with a collection set to be released September 9th, Sentai Filmworks has announced their English dub cast for Tamako Market. See who's who after the jump.
Sometimes politicians rise to the occasion and sometimes they don't. Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura didn't do well when he made international news with an inappropriate welcome to visitors from Chinese sister city Nanjing. He did better when he prepared for this weekend's World Cosplay Summit by dressing as the hero of alt-history sci-fi comedy Gintama. Get a look after the jump.
As promised, AniplexPlus had a Black Butler Sebastian Michaelis prototype figure to show off at WonderFestival. However, this 1/9th scale Book of Circus statue wasn't the only statue at the event. Kotobukiya had their own Sebastian and Ciel figures to preview at the event. Get a look after the jump.
Seven Seas added a couple new manga from popular sub-genres, announcing the licenses for vampire series Sevamp and monster girl title 12 Beast. Get a look after the jump.
For a while, Otome Yōkai Zakuro creator and Penguimdrum character design Lily Hoshino was heavily into the KanKolle browser game. She'd Tweet about the ship daughters she recruited and post sketches. Now, with Idolm@ster SideM, a spin-off of the idol franchise with male characters, relaunched and running, that's evidently what she's into.
The newly released volume 18 of Shungiku Nakamura's Junjo Romantica has revealed plans for a third season of TV anime based on the yaoi manga, previously adapted by Studio Deen in 2008. More after the jump.
Part of the charm of Dragon Ball was the wide variety of sources that it whimsically drew from. However, its takes take on a genie has proven to be a bit troublesome. That international controversy didn't stop Eri Utsugi’s quirky casual fashion label mercibeaucoup from using Mr Popo inspired attired in their Dragon Ball collaboration.
Last year, composer/performer REVO and Linked Horizon had a huge hit with the Attack on Titan theme. It was the best selling anime song of the year, a crossover hit with hundreds of thousands of units sold. He capped it off with a New Year's performance at the NHK's traditional Kohaku Uta Gassen. He's back with another big assignment this year, working Momoiro Clover Z's Sailor Moon Crystal opening, "Moon Pride." And, it's availably globally!
Space Adventure Cobra is to Alexandre Aja as Battle Angel Alita is to James Cameron. For years they've said the projects are coming, but not any time soon. After making some noise about the sci-fi manga/anime series in 2011, Aja has commented again on its status. More after the jump.
Bandai Namco has posted a fourth, Kanon Chiyoda and Mikihiko Yoshida focused TV commercial for the PS Vita game The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order. Meanwhile, Aniplex USA has posted a fourth English subtitled "Get to Know Magic Studies" chibi short. Check these out after the jump.
Guyver, the transforming manga hero who became the subject of a remarkably violent OVA series, a pair of campy American movies with Mark Hamill, and then a less violent TV anime, is now the subject of a poseable figma, set to be released in November. Get a look after the jump.
Seibu Railway has launched its latest anime tourism promotion with "Attack on Chichibu," two summer and fall seasonal introductions to the picturesque city in western Saitama leading into November's Attack on Titan: Guren no Yumiya compilation movie. More after the jump.
With the Senran Kagura anime series out in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack today, distribution FUNimation posted a clarification about the release, noting that six OVA episode listed will not be included More after the jump.