Last fall, time for the 15th anniversary of the adaptation of Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket, Japan get a Blu-ray set of Akitaro Daichi and Studio Deen's beloved shoujo anime. Since North America is getting it his year, Funimation is calling it their Sweet Sixteen set. A new preview reintroduces the characters. Get a look after the jump.
Jump Giga has been doing a series of interviews where pairs of notable Jump authors meet to discuss their careers over a period of two hours. The latest of these, in 2017's second issue, united Bleach's Tite Kubo and Assassination Classroom's Yūsei Matsui. Much of it was features Kubo surprising Matsui with his various tribulations.
AnimeNEXT is ready to return to Atlantic City, NJ next weekend, and they will be welcoming back Studio TRIGGER, presented by Hiromi Wakabayashi, Shigeto Koyama, Shuhei Handa and Yo Yoshinari. In 2015 and 2016, these appearances included special episodes of Inferno Cop, the latter of which contextualized his Space Patrol Luluco crossover (and that's only now being shown in Japan).
You may have noticed that the recent Eromanga Sensei episode 8, "Dreaming Sagiri and Summer Fireworks," worked in few cameos from its home Dengeki imprint. Kuroneko from sibling series Oreimo popped in for a bit of an interview. Then, discussing her dream-goal, author-character Elf Yamada let it rip on publisher. Sword Art Online author Reki Kawahara explained on Twitter that originally this was more expicit in its name-dropping.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00, the first Gundam series set in a real-world calendar system (the year 2307 specifically), debuted on October 6, 2007. This spring, Bandai has been starting up the celebration with fan-chats onlines, creators comments, and, now, a music chronicling highlights of the mecha anime. Get a look after the jump.
This spring, Japan's BS Fuji introduced an Anime Build programming block running at 12:00am Tuesdays and Wednesday, and they tapped studio ufotable (Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night[Unlimited Bladeworks]) to do an opening. With an update to block's site, ufotable has called attention to a post of this opening. Get a look after the jump.
Katsuhiro Otomo's 1982 sci-fi manga, Akira and the 1988 anime, are admired by readers, watchers, and fellow creators around the world. Yet, though Otomo is still an active artist at age 63 (he has his own new anime and manga in development), his own feeling towards the classic seem to have a complex distance.
Bandai Namco has announced plans for Little Witch Academia: The Magic of Time and the Seven Mysteries, a heart-pounding action-adventure game PlayStation 4 game based on the Trigger anime series playing off the Japanese convention that ordinary places like school have seven extraordinary series associated with them. A release is targeted for this year.
The cast of the titular Trinity Seven of Kenji Saitō and Akinari Nao's mana series, with Rina Hidaka's Lilim from this year's -Eternal Library & Alchemic Girl- movie, insert song performers Polka Dots, theme song performers ZAQ, and the soundtrack's TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND unite for a "Sexy Magus & Summer Vacation" event on Juy 16th at Chiba's Maihama Amphitheater. Highlights include a recital of a new story by Saitō.
Fireball is a series of CGI anime shorts created by Jinni's Animation Studios in conjunction with Disney about gynoid duchess Drossel von Flügel and her massive cyclopian arachnoid servant, Gedächtnis. In 2014, for the 10th anniversary of Japan's Disney Channel, they bought out the duchess to wish fans a happy Valentine's in a weirdly sexual way. Now, for her 5th anniversary, she's back again in what might a teaser of more to come
News out of this weekend's MaJi Love Live 6th Stage event is that the new UtaPri animation project, announced after Uta no Prince-sama Legend Star, last fall's fourth TV anime based on the Broccoli bishonen musical visual novels, will take the form of an anime feature. More after the jump.
Cabba's (CV Daisuke Kishio) assembly of a Universe 6 contingent of Saiyans seems to be bearing fruit. Or, vegetables to correctly reflect the pun. The previously introduced Caulifla (CV Yuka Komatsu - Panty and Stocking's Scanty, Yuri!!! on Ice's Minako Okukawa) is now joined by her protege, Kale (Yukana - Fullmetal Panic's Tessa, Cardcaptor Sakura's Meiling Li in) in this week's episode 92, "Emergency Development! The Incomplete Ten Members!!"
Kyoto Animation and their KA Esma Bunko publication label have announced the results of their eighth talent search. As with many years, no category (novel and short this year) had a grand prize winner for a submission with creativity or enthusiasm that they were looking for (Kana Akatsuki's Violet Evergarden won in 2014's fifth awards). However, after no recognition for anything in 2015 and 2016, there was an encouragement honorary mention this year.
Last summer, Michiro Ueyama wrapped up his 20 volume harem action manga Tsumanuda Fight Town, which was offered in English on JManga and now Book Walker Global. You might also know him from ZOIDS Chaotic Century, which was released in English by Viz. Recently, he's been playing around with Kemono Friends, extending the odyssey of Raccoon And Fennec through scenes from western movies that you might recognize.
Last month, plans were announced for hug pillows of Manako and Tionishia from Monster Musume's MON (Monster Ops: Neutralization) team by Kadokawa's GoodsNavi. They both have pretty indecent uniform sides and sexy lingerie sides, selling for 12,960yen ahead of a June 2017 release. Well, now, they've doubled down. Coming in July, a full-sized model is 227 cm tall and sells for 42,984yen.