Taking place at Tokyo Big Sight, Comiket Market (Comiket) has 590,000+ attendees visiting 39,000+ exhibitor spots. While the event has been developing digital guides, the paper catalog still looms large on the otaku landscape. In 2014, they changed which paper they were using, dropping the weight significantly. And yet, it has crept back up and the end of 2016's Comiket 91 is the heaviest ever.
Stop me if you've heard this one before, but "author of popular of popular manga series put it on hiatus due to death problems." Seriously, that work isn't good for your health. This time, its Seven Deadly Sins author Nakaba Suzuki. More after the jump.
Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga began its Shonen Jump run on July 19, 1997. That prominent manga magazine kicks off its 2017 numbering next week, so, it's about time to start celebrating the 20th anniversary. While a big year of "surprises" is being planned, the first is that the spines the magazine's issues will feature a mini-chronicle of the series' development. Get a look after the jump.
For many fans, Gainax and Evangelion will be forever linked, but, as preparation began for 2015's 20th anniversary Blu-ray set release, super-fan kremlinologists began to notice that material started just listing its new home Khara and not the original producers at Gainax. Now, as Eva creator Hideaki Anno's new studio, Khara celebrates its 10th anniversary, relationship with the old one he help found aren't looking so good.
Announced in August along with the release of Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls, the Shippuden TV anime is set to adapt 2015 novels Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness and Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise in the TV anime starting this winter. A early look how now revealed the scheduled for these. More after the jump.
While the first run of Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans is wrapping up on Toonami and the Adult Swim programming block is preparing to replace it with Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE: 0096, English dubbing has gotten started on the currently running IBO season 2. More after the jump.
ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn is finally getting ready to return for a second season, which mean that it's time for Hiroyuki Sawano to think up some more confounding titles for the tracks of a new soundtrack. The popular composer closed out November by Tweeting that he's glad to be returning to the format and the series, and is now having fun preparing to record in the new year.
Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama has an interesting list of media inspirations. Visual novel series Muv-Luv, definitely. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. The Frank Darabont adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist. Actually, less zombie material than you might imagine. He's played Resident Evil, but not seen the Romero movies. Now add to that Game of Thrones. Stated on his blog, Game of Thrones is going to be an influence as AoT moves into its final phase.
Rurouni Kenshin author Nobuhiro Watsuki recently returned for "The Tale In Rurouni Kenshin - Ashitaro's Criminal Record," split between the December and January issues Jump SQ to celebrate the manga magazine's 9th anniversary. Except, in that January issue, out in Japan December 2nd, the story of a contemporary of Kenshin's titular hero in revealed to be a lead-in to a story that actually will feature the wandering ex-assassin.
In November 11, the 18 meter full-scale Gundam statue was rebuilt in Odaiba, Tokyo, the location in previously stood in 2009 before being moved to the home base of Bandai's model factories in Shizuoka, where it was damaged by the March 2011 earthquake. A Gundam Front Tokyo with Dome-G, Gunpla gallery, cafe and shops was then built in 2012. But, now it's time for the OG (Odaiba Gundam) to say goodbye.
Coming on March 18, 2017, anime movie Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game will adapt eight-episode sequel manga Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game as a "Perfect Edition," with series manga creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki supervising and providing an original episode for the film. Check out the new visual and theme song information after the jump.
Golden Week is almost over and Koyomi Araragi has some business to wrap up with iron-blooded, hot-blooded, cold-blooded vampire: Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade in Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen. The trilogy's finale is set to open in Japan on January 6th, so, along with the launch of a countdown to the December 21 home video release of part 2, a new promo has been published.
Sorry Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, Legendary Entertainment has chosen Rob Letterman, director of Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and Goosebumps (2015), to direct its live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu. This pocket monster mystery adaptation is written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor) and Alex Hirsch (Galaxy Falls). More after the jump.
An early look at next week's issue of Shonen Jump has revealed additional plans for the return of Gintama TV anime, which is back on TV Tokyo in a new slot, late-night between January 8 and 9 at 1:35am. ЯeaL, a female four-piece Japanese rock band under SME Records, are on opening "Kagerou" while RIZE, a rock band under Warner Music Japan, are on ending "Silver."
Jump Ryu, the magazine/DVD offering a look behind the scenes of Jump is down to three final issue for the planned run of 25: Gintama's Hideaki Sorachi on December 1st, Blue Exorcist's Kazue Kato on December 15 and Jojo's Hirohiko Araki on the 31st. Get a look at Sorachi's after the jump.