On April 28th, the KanColle browser game launched its big seasonal event, spring 2015's "Order! 11th Battle Operation" (possibly based on World War II's Indian Ocean Raid / Easter Sunday Raid ). Three new Kanmusu make their debut, including Katsuragi, Takanami and Akitsushima, and entering the with them are the first ship girls from Italy (the game already had five German girls, designed by Fumikane Shimada). Get a look after the jump.
In January, fans checked the source code on the then newly launched site for GONZO's adaptation of Masumi Asano and Hayate the Combat Butler author Kenjiro Hata's Sore ga Seiyuu!, and were rewarded with a hidden cast listing. According to the tags, Marika Kono was Rin Kohana, Rie Takahashi was Futaba Ichinose and Yuki Nagaku was Ichigo Moesaki. The trio has now been confirmed, and with it, a second promo was posted.
A June 21st Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku preview screening and cast appearance has been announced for this summer's adaptation of Yu Moroboshi's fantasy action light novel series Kusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (The Instructor of Aerial Combat Wizard Candidates). The news was accompanied by a new visual and character art for the Takayuki Inagaki (Total Eclipse) directed Diomedea (KanColle) production. More after the jump.
Anime distributor Madman has posted an English-subtitled trailer for the live-action Attack on Titan, which they will be bringing to cinemas in Australia & New Zealand in 2015. Get a look after the jump.
Following Maki's recent birthday, Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for a superdeformed Nendoroid of Love Live's reluctant composer. Following her August release, is the September debut of Kashuu Kiyomitsu, GSC's second figure based on swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE. They're also previewed their Racing Miku 2015 ver., offered to sponsors of their racing team.
Toei Animation has announced production on Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Following the recent events of the hit feature film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Dragon Ball Super will debut in Japan in July 2015. More after the jump.
Two new human-ish and one decidedly nonh-human characters are set debut in episodes 4 and 5 of the Madhouse adaptation of Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront. In last week's vampiric "Bloodline Fever," Arms dealer Patrick's (Unshō Ishizuka) assistant Neyka, voiced by Rena Ueda, along with Ryotaro Okiayu's vampire Tonio turn up. Then, next week's "The Tremorous Blood Hammer" features Satomi Kōrogi as Queen of Monomania Aligura.
Another Gundam veteran is set to turn up in One Piece's Dressrosa Arc. Joining the likes of Tōru Furuya's (Amuro) Sabo, Akira Ishida's (Athrun Zala) Cavendish and Megumi Hayashibara's (Christina Mackenzie) Rebecca will be Takumi Yamazaki (Gundam X's Roybea Loy and Gundam G's George de Sand) as the samurai Kanjuro.
Over the last week, the Ace of the Diamond anime site has begun introducing the new generation of ball players with Yuuma Uchida (Gundam Build Fighters Try's Yuuma Kousaka) set to voice Okumura Koushuu and Daiki Yamashita (Yowapeda's Sakamichi Onoda , Log Horizon's Toya) as Seto Takuma, a pair of third year middle school students who aim to attend Seidou.
This month, popular light novel author Isin Nisio has released Ikitegami Kyoko no Suisen Bun, the second novel in his new Forgetful Detective Kyoko series, illustrated by Monogatari collaborator VOFAN, and Jinrui Saikyou no Hatsukoi, the new novel in his Saikyou series, illustrated by Zaregoto collaborator Take. Around this, the two teamed up for some co-promotion. Get a look after the jump.
Last weeked, FXX's ADHD block ran the third episode of Major Lazer, the animated adventures of a Jamaican superhero with a laser gun arm, based on the like-named music project by DJ/producer Diplo. In "Escape from Rave Island," Major Lazer's travels through a dystopian future take the star and his allies to the remains of a rave destroyed Ibiza, where some of the evolved Rave Rats look somewhat familiar.
Figure maker Good Smile Company are co-sponsoring Chiba's Red Bull Air Race on the weekend of May 16th. The event features pilots navigating through a 3D slalom course composed of 20-meter-high pylons (air gates) at a top speed of 370 kph, and to hype the action, they've worked with Hiraoki Matsuura Yukio Nishimoto and Sanzigen to produce a mecha promo.
Set to be released in Japan on April 29th, Sailor Moon Crystal Character Music Collection: Crystal Collection presents a selection of character songs from Sailor Moon Crystal's cast including the Inner Senshi individually, Tuxedo Mask, and the Four Kings of Heaven. Today, there was some good news for the international fans. Get the details after the jump.
Ahead of its publication in the June issue of Dengeki G's magazine, set to be released April 30th, the cast for Love Live! follow-up Sunshine has begun making the rounds early across the Japanese blogs. The new group of aspiring idols will be from a small school of less than 100 students in the tangerine grove of the seaside town of Uchiura, near Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Shiro, Saber, Rin, Archer and more have united for a series of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] stamps offered for messenger app LINE. The collection with original art work sells for $1.99. Get a look after the jump.