Super High-Speed Transforming Gyrozetter is an anime tie-in to a Square Enix game series, known for its transforming arcade cabinet and designs by Macross co-creator Shoji Kawamori. The anime often seems to be seeing what it can get away with in a children's anime in terms of fanservice and weirdness. Perhaps the best example of this trait is its dance endings, and you can see an example after the jump.
The Neptunia RPG series is getting an idol game spin-off June 20th, with the release of Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP. This Tamsoft developed PS Vita title has the player staging singing and dancing performances to win over larger virtual audiences, and in the latest preview, we get to see Noire aka Black Heart do her personified PlayStation 3 best. See the Asami Imai voiced character the jump.
Orders are now open for the ninth and final Blu-ray collection of the Sword Art Online anime, scheduled to ship June 26th. And with that, there's a new look at the cover illustration by anime character designer Shingo Adachi. Get a look after the jump.
Listings have revealed a few plans related to adaptations of the Fate-verse's magic girl incarnation Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Pop unit StylipS (Saki - Episode of Side A) are down for the anime's end theme "Prism Sympathy." Choucho (Gargantia) was previously tagged to its opening. Meanwhile, a Nintendo 3DS card game has also be planned to debut this summer along side the anime adaptation. More after the jump.
45 years of Shonen Jump history is being reflected in a series of J Stars collectors figures. From the top shonen manga magazine, classic series like Midori no Makibaō, to the current heavy hitters like Naruto, to hot up and comers like Assassination Classroom will be covered in monthly assortments, available as prizes in arcades across Japan. Get a look after the jump.
The site for the The World God Only Knows anime has been updated with plans for this summer's TV adaptation of the manga's Goddesses Arc. In addition to news that Yuka Iguchi, Ayahi Takagaki and Haruka Tomatsu join the cast as Tsukiyo Kujou, Yui Goidou and Lune respectively is the news that Satoshi Osedo will helm the series rather than Shigehito Takayanagi. More after the jump.
Building up to the summer kick off the "Second Season" of Shaft's anime adaptation of Nisio Isin's Monogatari modern fantasy light novel series, the official site has been updated with a new visual and credits listing. Fresh info from the update includes the fact that vocaloid producer Jin aka Shizen no Teki-P has teamed up with Luna Haruna (Fate/zero, Sword Art Online) on theme "Ai o Utae." More after the jump.
The pick-up in Maoyu merchandise continues with Kotobukiya scheduling their Demon Queen figure for October. The impressive, 24cm statuette with removable horns goes for 7,750yen. Currently, the company hasn't indicated whether it will be one their releases imported to North America. Get a look after the jump.
If fan speculation is right, we might have seen the hat tipped on a couple of upcoming anime. Shueisha has registered the domain Nisekoi.jp, while it looks like an announcement about the yakuza/highschool relationship comedy might be coming up in the year's 27th issue of Shonen Jump. Meanwhile, FlyingDog has grabbed a spot for aokihagane.jp, seemingly corresponding to sentient battleship sci-fi Arpeggio of Blue Steel. More after the jump.
Ahead of this summer's anime return of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture college otaku club in a new Genshiken anime, a Niconico Live event has introduced the second generation cast. Part of the announcement was that Nozomi Yamamoto (Haganai's Yukimura Kusunoki) is the new Chika Ogiue, previously portrayed by Kaori Mizuhashi in earlier anime. It turns out that she isn't the only recast character. See who's who after the jump.
The ending of both Maybe's Dusk Maiden of Amnesia aka Tasogare Otome x Amnesia and Tomoo Yokoyama's Watashi no Ouchi wa Honya-san, about the daughter of an adult bookstore owner, have been scheduled for the July issue of Gangan Joker, on sale June 22nd. More after the jump.
Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy is a true classic. It has been credited with shaping Japanese views on science and technology. The manga's popularity helped open doors for the series to become the first Japanese produced TV anime. And, if you want to read the original series, Dark Horse offers a translation in print and digital formats. They've just shared a history featurette for those interested in the seminal work. Get a look after the jump.
Nogami Takeshi, known for his Strike Witches doujinshi and contributions and known for his open letter in CNN in regards to their hentai game coverage, kicked off web manga Marine Corps Yumi last fall. Appropriate to a series about a girl who dreams of becoming a soldier in the "Amerigo" Marines, the series is now being translated into English, with new chapters planned to go online Tuesdays. More after the jump.
In the 19th century, Yotsuya Kaidan was staged as a kabuki play along side the story of the 47 Ronin. The story of the vengeful spirit of a samurai's betrayed wife first became a movie in 1912, then was adapted about 18 times in the next two decades, and over 30 times to date. Takashi Miike (13 Assassins) has now taken on what's probably the most influential dead wet girl horror story. More after the jump.
Super Sonico was created by Nitroplus in 2007 to be the mascot for their yearly Nitro Super Sonico Music Festival, and since then has grown huge around the Steins;Gate and Fate/zero maker as something of a mascot. Often cast in risque images, the pink haired spokescharacter has now been cast in a truly "big" 90cm, 1/2 scale polyresin and brass figure. Get a look after the jump.