It's apparently bishonen week at Good Smile Company. A couple of dudes join the super deformed Nendoroid figure line with TerraFormar's Akari Hizamaru in September, followed by Kogitsunemaru from sword-as-cute-guys game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- in November. Kogitsunemaru is also getting a Max Factory scale figure in December and a special character page promotes all the furry tie-ins. Get a look after the jump.
While Steins;Gate debuted in 2009, it continues to celebrate its fifth anniversary this year with the announcement of sequel Steins;Gate Zero, goodies like the recent Line stamps, and now a summer rebroadcast of 2011's 24 episode TV anime adaptation. The hypothetical science ADV adaptation kicks off on TOKYO MX on July 1st at 25:35, followed by a launch on BS11 on the 2nd.
Smartphone rhythm developer Love Live! School Idol Festival developer KLab has "received a number of comments from some of our great gamers about the English version," specifically that yuri suggestions in the dialog have been toned down or removed. They've responded to this feedback with a Facebook post that aims to clear the air. Get a look after the jump.
Squid Girl author and noted Splatoon enthusiast Masahiro Anbe celebrated the Nintendo game's release with crossover art in Shonen Champion manga magazine and Famitsu gaming mag. Splatoon's Twitter feed go into the inky fun with a look at the two illustrations. Check them out after the jump.
Indie Wire reports that producer, Patrick S. Cunningham (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and filmmaker, Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Homicide: Life on the Street), have acquired rights to adapt Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe. The series was recently adapted into a Japanese live-action film by Sion Sono. It's follow-up, serialized from 1997 to 2005 in the urban fashion magazine boon, was released in North America by Tokyopop.
Character designs have been published for the Yowapeda movie's original, Mamoru Miyano (Free!'s Rin) voiced character, Shin Yoshimoto. In the original story from creator of the cycling series Wataru Watanabe, this Kumamoto Daiichi High School ace missed the Inter High tournement due to an injury. Get a look after the jump.
Ghost in the Shell's 25th anniversary celebrations continue with the June 20th premiere of anime feature "Koukaku Kidoutai: Shin Gekijyou-ban" (Ghost in the Shell: New Movie Edition), a follow-up to the Arise prequel and its Alternative Architecture TV edit. The series' Twitter feed has been counting down the last month to GitS' return to the big screen with daily fan tributes. Get a look after the jump.
Late year, the January issue of Shonen Ace launched Wandering Wonder World, the first shonen manga series by PEACH-PIT (author of shoujo like Shugo Charo and seinen like Rozen Maiden- borderline works like DearS and Zombie Loan complicate the "first" declaration.) A first collection of the series set in amysterious amusement park hit Japan yesterday, accompanied by a music video from Reruriri (kittycreators) and 96neko.
Angel Beats! scenario writer Jun Maeda and original character designer Na-Ga reunite this summer for Charlotte, a TV anime set in a world in which a small percent of children manifest super powers upon reaching puberty. While the cast have not been announced, fans can now try to guess who's who with a series of audio samples posted on the anime's site. Check them out after the jump.
The July Issue of Monthly Comic Alive, out in Japan May 27th, has launched a new manga based on Yuu Kamiya's No Game No Life light novel series. Kazuya Yuizaki illustrates focused on the lives of Izuna Hatsuse and the Warbeasts. More after the jump.
At last summer's Otakon, FUNimation announced that they'd picked up the license to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well as gag spin-off Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya. This season, they're simulcasting the new spin-off The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. Well, now it looks like Haruhi herself (or some proxy) is placing personal ads from FUNi's neighborhood on Craigslist. More after the jump.
Along with releasing a theatrical trailer, FUNimation has announced that new DBZ movie, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ will screen in theaters nationwide from August 4 – 12, 2015. Fans are invited to sign-up at www.dragonballz.com to be alerted when ticketing opens. More after the jump.
Publisher Ichijinsha has posted a preview of Telegenic, a survey of the animation work from animator/character designer Atsushi Nishigori (Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking, the IdolM@ster). The A4 sized volume is set to be released June 30th for 2,778yen. Get a look after the jump.
Shonen Champion magazine is announcing that Mamoru Miyano (Free!'s Rin) will voice new character Shin Yoshimoto in the Yowapeda movie. In the original story from creator of the cycling series Wataru Watanabe,the Kumamoto Daiichi High School ace missed the Inter High tournement due to an injury. More after the jump.
Japanese fans of cross-culture comedy Kinmoza! hoping to visit Alice Cartalet's homeland can now get the details on international tourism agency CANTOUR's themed UK tour. Departing on Wednesdays through the end of 2016, with a minimum of four reservations, the five day tour visits Londo before going to rural Cotswolds and the Fosse Farmhouse that served as a model for Alice's house, with a stay at the bed and breakfast.