Back when the character designs for Valvrave were revealed, I joked that they looked like they should be blogging on Tumblr. So, I was pleased and amused to see social media play a role in the anime itself. Along these lines, in honor of passing 20,000 followers on Twitter, the series' official site has shared the in-anime social network WIRED icons for six cast members. Grab them after the jump.
Taiyo Industry Africa Inc. has announced an exclusive deal with leading prviate broadcasts Channels Inc., to start a 24-hour free animation channel in Nigeria. The network, launching October 1 will also offer live action cotent and educational programming. More after the jump.
In a sensational new video, a “Can-Do Mother (Married-Type)” Titan fan has shared her work sewing up a replica Scouting Legion uniform for her 5-month-old daughter. The Attack on Titan tribute drew 1,800 comments on NicoNico, 1,000 of which were are “kaawaaiiiiii!” Get a look after the jump.
Animator/character designer Akio Watanabe, aka Poyoyon Rock (Bakemonogatari), has signed on to do a bit of eroge anime work. Hentai voice actress Ringo Aoba will voice the Watanabe designed lead in PeroPero☆Teacher. Other release plans will be announced later. Get a look after the jump.
Enterbrain has announced that Ricotta's (Princess Lover!) "romancing female knights ADV" Walkure Romanze: Shōjo Kishi Monogatari will be adapted into a TV anime. The visual novel follows a student who serves as an adviser for the school's sport of choice, jousting. In particular, he needs to help out a childhood friend who enters a competition despite never riding before. More after the jump.
Hot off the E3 launch of a new generation of console wars, this summer, girls and gaming systems collide in David Production's (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) adaptation of gaming business conflict based PlayStation 3 RPG Hyperdimension Neptunia. Check out the next, extended preview after the jump.
A second Girls und Panzer x Patisserie Swallowtail White Rose collaboration sweets offering kicks off at KBooks today and runs over the next week. Baked goodies being offered include Miho & Hana and Saori style replica tank cakes, Angler Fish Team macaroons and St. Gloriana Girls Academy biscuit and tea sets. Get a look after the jump.
Looks like we can continue to count on Japanese pop media to deal with the subject of young social drop outs as the issue continues to become more pronounced. According to a white paper, the number of Japan's young people not in education, employment or training, or NEETs, continued to rise in 2012. More after the jump.
Offering a change of pace from all the Asuna figures, Alter has scheduled a 1/8th scale figure of Sword Art Online's Suguha Kirigaya for November release. The 16cm set will go for 6,200yen ($65). Get a look after the jump.
While there's been plenty of excitement about this summer's The World God Only Knows: Goddesses anime, there hasn't been much to see of it leading up to the July 8th premiere. After a page spread pretty much exactly a month ago, we're now getting a new visual. Check it out after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced the English dub cast for another summer released. In this case, horror anime Another will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray on July 30th with some familiar names attached to the roles. See who's who after the jump.
The wait is almost over. The much hyped Blu-ray set of Gurren Lagann will be out June 26th and Gainax is going strong into the finish line with more tributes on their site's weekly welcome page. The latest is from ever impressive animator Akira Amemiya. Get a look after the jump.
Hollywood has long been trying to make a new adaptation of Logan's Run, William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson's dystopian story of a society in which all people must be willingly executed at age 21. The latest go sees Ken Levine, creator of the Bioshock video game franchise, brought on board to script the project. More after the jump.
Sometimes Dark Horse might deserve some of the grief it gets for the long wait between volumes of manga, and sometimes its working with a monthly series that doesn't exactly stick to its schedule. The latter is undoubtedly the case with Berserk. A mere 10 months after the release of volume 36, volume 37 will be arriving this November. More after the jump.
Last week, Kodansha Comics published the first volume of zombie rom-com manga Sankarea. The think about the Japanese covers is that their bishoujo art focuses on latter part of that formula and not the former. So, the publisher has worked with author Mitsuru Hattori to colorize re-purposed interior pages and play up the manga's horror elements. Get a preview of their design for volume three after the jump.