In time for this season's anime adaptation, Gangsta. creator Kosuke launched a multi-lingual ask.fm social media Q&A account, and, if you weren't reading her manga yet, she might become your new favorite manga author after reading her interactions with English speaking fans. Get a look after the jump.
Vertical has confirmed a 2016 listing for Maybe's 2104 Bessatsu Shounen Magazine (home of Attack on Titan) action-fantasy The Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e). More after the jump.
The road between otaku media and gambling went down a few new avenues this week as Taiyo Elec launched a site and promo for a pachiko machine based on the Persona 4 RPG. Meanwhile PKE has posted a site and teaser movie for a High School DxD pachislot machine. Get a look after the jump.
It's now been over a year since the Hunter x Hunter manga went on hiatus while author Yoshihiro Togashi dealt with health problems, but a fan recently went to the summer festival in Togashi's home town of Shinjō, Yamagata and spotted a new festival float illustration by the popular manga creator. Get a look after the jump.
Lantis Company Ltd., a Japanese record label specializing in releasing anime and video game soundtracks, has announced that fhána will perform at the upcoming Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) convention. More after the jump/
AnimeSongCollabo videos collect contributions from fan musicians and vocalists and compiles them into complete covers of favorite anime themes. This weekend, the themes of summer 2015's anime season have been collected, and maybe the fans were taking a bit of a break this summer because the collection is a bit light this season, but it's still impressive never the less!
Bandai's Tamashii Nations has previewed a set of highly anticipated Figuarts releases, going on sale on September 1st ahead of January 2016 delivery. Highlights include the female Ranma, which they've been showcasing at events since last year, along with their third Love Live! school idol. Get a look after the jump.
August 30th's Haikyu!! Festival at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall revealed that the second season of the volleyball series will be introducing voice actors Ryota Ohsaka and Ryohei Kimura as Fukurodani Academy team leaders Keiji Akaashi and Kotaro Bokuto. The anime's October return will also feature the Spyair's return on theme "I'm a Believer." Get after the jump.
Xenoblade Chronicles X launches December 4, and with Monolith Soft's sci-fi RPG on the horizon, a look at the game's art and design was presented at this weekend's PAX event, then shared on Youtube by Nintendo. Get a look after the jump.
Kodansha Comics had several new North American manga licenses to announced at this weekend's Waku Waku+NYC today event with new Noragami and Fairy Tail spin-off. Get the details after the jump.
While not much as been officially publicized about the planned anime adaptation of Hellsing author Kouta Hirano's historical figures versus fantasy manga Drifters, but but there have been a few early looks. Fans caught a preview of Comiket 88 early in the month. Now, there's an early look at the staff listing. More after the jump.
One Punch Man is saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall! An upcoming visual offers the latest look at the upcoming adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One-Punch Man superhero manga. Meanwhile Yuusuke Muarata has been Tweeting Blizzard Of Hell swimsuit art. Get a look after the jump.
Japanese commercials have a reputation for being a bit weird, but Kanagawa Prefecture Health and Welfare Bureau's anti-drug PSA is truly something special. This one is getting passed around the internet as a great source of trauma. Get it out after the jump.
This season's run of Durarara!! x 2 Ten is taking a short break between this week's episode 21 and September 12th's episode 22nd. In its place, next week will be broadcast of the season one, episode 12.5 OVA in which a UFO is supposedly spotted in Ikebukuro. More after the jump.
Animelo Summer Live is one of the biggest anime song (anison) events in Japan, started in 2005. At this year's 10th anniversary, August 28th's first day presented a special treat for idol anime fans with the casts of Love Love! and The IdolM@ster teaming up for performances of "Wonderful Rush," "~Kiramekira~," "No brand girls," and "Go My Way!!" More after the jump.