Since June, Yann Le Gall, a setting designer on Bodacious Space Pirates and Basquash!, has been sharing work from recent fan favorite No Game No Life. The set of posts on Tumblr has wrapped up and if you enjoyed the series, you have to see this behind-the-scenes after the jump.
Back at summer's Comiket, Doga Kobo, Japanese anime production company best known for their recent anime adaptation works such as Yuruyuri and Engaged to the Unidentified revealed an original project titled BREETSCHLAG with a picture of protagonist Seira Kazuki designed by Takuya Fujima, the illustrator for the DOG DAYS. Now, a new update has Psycho-Pass co-writer Makoto Fukami attached to the project.
In a follow-up to the Comiket anime announcement, Newtype has published credit listings for the upcoming adaptation of Masaki Tsuzuki and Takuya Fujima's Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid manga. While the cast is unchanged from previous Nanoha projects, Vividred Operation assistant director Yuuki Itoh will helm this A-1 Pictures production with Naruo Kobayashi writing and animator Masaaki Yamano (Working!!, Servant x Service) on character designs.
Manga author Masakazu Katsura is best known for drawing super heroes (Zetman, Tiger & Bunny's character designs), sexy girls (Video Girl Ai, I"s), and combinations of the two (Shadow Lady). This week, Katsura was tapped by comedian Bakarhythm's variety show from the smartphone video service NOTTV for a special "How to Draw H Manga" segment on illustrating sexy butts. Check out the preview after the jump.
The November issue of Comic Birz and the latest Yuri Kuma Arashi site update have revealed that this winter's series will feature Miho Arakawa as Ginko Yurishiro, Yoshiko Ikuta as Ruru Yurigazaki and Nozomi Yamane as Kureha Tsubaki. The TV anime will be helmed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, with animator Etsuko Sumimoto adapting manga tie-in author Akiko Morishima's original character designs on the Silver Link production.
In time for fall weather and “Don’t Forget 3.Oct.11," SuperGroupies has begun taking orders for their latest anime collaboration. An Ed Elric inspired shawl in trademark red, with embroidered snake, and flannel hem is selling for 8424 yen. There's also a watch motif silver necklace, with State Alchemist hexagram on the reverse and Philosopher's Stone red Swarovski crystal for 13,824 yen. Get a look after the jump.
ZAQ (Rail Wars, Non Non Biyori, Chu2Koi) continues her string of anime themes season with Trinity Seven's opening, "Seven Doors," the single for which will be released November 19th. Check out the new preview after the jump.
Toonami ran their latest online Q&A on September 28th, with responses posted to their Tumblr page. Among the subjects addressed were that Dragon Ball Z Kai will be replacing Bleach on November 8th. Also upcoming, a movie month is planned for December. More after the jump.
The Gargantia ~Meguru Kōro, Haruka~ OVA is scheduled for its limited theatrical screening September 27th ahead of its November 21st home video release. To prepare fans, the series' site and Twitter account has resumed its feed of tribute art (frequently from R18 doujinshi artists) with a 50 day countdown. See the results after the jump.
Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow continues on January 10, 2015 with the limited theatrical debut of volume 2 Aege Kai no Megami (Goddess in the Aegean Sea). Lead cast for this entry in the bridge story between campaigns Francesca Lucchini (Chiwa Saito), Charlotte E. Yeager (Ami Koshimizu), Hanna-Justina Marseille (Shizuka Ito) and Raisa Pöttgen (Aiko Kusumi). Get a look at the new preview after the jump.
Like other successful manga, Hunter x Hunter has inspired stage productions. And, like other stage productions, HxH's were brilliantly strange. 2000's musical Musical Hunter × Hunter told an original story between the Yorknew and Greed Island arcs. 2004's "A Longing for Phalcnothdk ~ A Spider's Memory recounted the end of Yorknew. And, best known of these was 2002's The Nightmare of Zaoldyeck. Get a look after the jump.
The anime adaptation of Takahiro Tetsuya and Tashiro's Akame Ga Kil! continues this fall with new opening "Liar Mask" by Rika Mayama and ending "Tsuki Akari" by Sora Amamiya. Check out the ad for this second cour after the jump.
One-upping anime studio ufotable's Fate/zero adaptation, their adaptation of Type-Moon's Fate/stay night modern fantasy visual novel will be kicking off with two hour-long specials. Episode 0, "Prologue"will air October 4th, followed by Episode 1, "Day of Winter, Night of Destiny" on the 11th.
Crunchyroll Manga has announced two titles joining the digital service. The full catalog of Kippo by Hiroshi Tanaka is on the site today, 9/28 at 5pm PST with simul-pubs coming soon after. The full catalog of Hoshi no Samidare: The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer by Satoshi Mizukami is up on Crunchyroll now. Get the details after the jump.
The cute girls of Love Live! just got even cuter thanks to a second set of idols based on the adorable illustrations of Kengou Yakumo. The new chibi Minicchu series of figures from Phat! Company features all nine members of μ's all dressed up in their stage outfits from μ's 5th single 'Wonderful Rush'. Get a look after the jump.