While μ's visited New York in their anime movie, Aqours will be travelling the world in a Love Live! Sunshine!! worldwide poster girl general election. In it, the nine school idols will each find their own region with the help of fan voting. After running this starting in November, the results have now been revealed. See who gets who after the jump.
Veteran anime fans will recognize the names of the books revealed by Seven Seas in the Friday of their week of new license announcements. These include Ryusuke Mita's Dragon Half, Hideaki Anno and Shinpei Itou’s Cutie Honey a Go Go! manga, and Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch. Get the details after the jump.
On February 28th, Sentai Filmworks/Section 23 will be releasing DVD, Blu-ray and limited edition home video collections of Amagi Brilliant Park!, the 2014 Kyoto Animation TV anime adaptation of the light novel series by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Yuka Nakajima. After a week of introducing the leads, they're now ready to list the full cast. See who's who after the jump.
On January 22nd, Eri Suzuki, Ai Kayano, Saori Ōnishi, Yūichirō Umehara, Shizuka Itō, Yurika Kubo, Aya Suzaki and Kikuko Inoue reunite for an Amanchu! Fun Is Infinite event (yeah, they're even bringing the cats and grandmother) at the Yokosuka City Cultural Center. Accompanying a preview of the event goods, a visual of the characters in their formal attire was revealed. Get a look after the jump.
Plans have been updated for the 2017 anime adaptation of Kodama Naoko's yuri romance NTR: Netsuzou Trap. Joining previously announced Ryōta Ōsaka and Daisuke Ono as boyfriends Takeda and Fujiawara will be Ai Kakuma (Monster Musume's Lala) as protagonist Yuma Okasaki and Hiromi Igarashi (High School Fleet's Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingelner Friedeburg) as her life-long friend Hotaru Mizushina.
Good Smile Company is as busy as ever with their super deformed Nendoroid figure line. Not only are there new additions from Saekano, Kancolle, Touken Ranbu, and Haikyu!, they're lining up exclusives for next month's Wonder Festival event, with a Snow Miku and even maniacal take on Fate/Grand Order's female protagonist. Get a look after the jump.
On New Year's, along with the broadcast of the Fate/Grand Order anime special, a major slate of Fate/ projects was announced or updated. To introduce this all, they got the grudging help of Demon Archer/Oda Nobunaga (CV Rie Kugimiya), Sakura Saber/Souji Okita (CV Aoi Yuuki) and Rider/Medusa (Yū Asakawa). And, today, Type-Moon posted the festivities. Get a look after the jump.
Coming on February 18th, (and March 9th in North America), Sword Art Online returns to anime in movie the Movie -Ordinal Scale-. Going into the final pre-release month, a main visual aiming to present an impactful view of Kirito and Asuna, has been revealed. Check it out after the jump.
Izumi Tsubaki's manga Monthly Girl's Nozaki-Kun turns five in 2017. That might be a good time to announce that second season that fans keep on asking for in the sequel worth anime polls. Unfortunately, there's no indication that it's the pipeline. So, in the meantime, what has fans riled up this week is introduction of an adorable new character. Get a look after the jump.
On Thursday in Seven Seas' week of book announcements, the publisher announced two new manga tie-ins to familiar names: Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night and The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! Get the details after the jump.
Friday the 13th will be lucky for some Moonies this year as they will be able to catch the US theatrical premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie, playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles in LA, with Q&A featuring Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), Ben Diskin (Fiore), and Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa). Preparing, Viz has published a new, extended trailer.
Though 2016 was the 15th anniversary of Makoto Raiku's Zatch Bell!'s introduction, 2017 is shaping up to be a year for series figures. Bandai's GEM line (described by the company as high quality figures for a female audience) has scheduled their second human/Mamodo duo. After May's Kiyo Takamine and Zatch Bell, Kanchome and Parco Folgore are now lined-up for June. Get a look after the jump.
Back in December 2015, that year's Jump Festa opened with a One Piece stage event that announced what was being called 2016's Year of Sanji. Having delivered on all of that, and turning the page to 2017's 20th anniversary year, next week's chapter 852 in Shonen Jump issue 7 will be presenting a special tribute in the entry's color page.
Amazon's name has been attached to a host of recent anime, and now Amazon Prime has launched its first branded channel, called "Anime Strike". More after the jump.
This spring, the My Hero Academia anime returns for an adaptation of the manga's Sports Festival arc in a new home, specifically on NTV/YTV Saturday evenings at 5:30. Looking ahead to next week's Shonen Jump issue 7, an early has shown an introduction of the anime take on additions for the main characters of Class 1-A's neighboring Class 1-B.