Yoh Yoshinari, of Gainax, then Trigger, a mecha designer/animator for Gurren Lagann, Gunbuster 2, Evangelion, and Panty & Stocking, the mastermind of Little Witch Academia, and opening animator and set designer on Kill La Kill, seems to be back with another semi-stealth art account. While the Maru Pixiv page, featuring his My Little Pony tributes has been dormant since 2012, there's now NEIGHBORSTUDIOS on DeviantArt. Get a look after the jump.
Years before their adaptations of Type-Moon works, ufotable produced Ninja Nonsense, Nana Mizuki as a clueless would-be ninja girl, Ayako Kawasumi as a normal girl she harasses, and the amazing Norio Wakamoto as the ball-like yellow ninja master Onsokumaru. Original manga artist Ryoichi Koga celebrated this month's 10th anniversary of the anime with a special sketch. Get a look after the jump.
Leading up to their preview at the Summer Wonder Festival figure event on July 27th, Good Smile Company has posted a preview of the posable figma and chibi Nendoroid of Solid Snake. As GSC rep Mamitan says "his little ripped abs on the Nendoroid is too adorable!!" Get a look after the jump.
The Persona Stalker Club, voice actress Tomomi Isomura and freelancer writer Kajita Mafia, turn up to promote this week's release of soundtrack compilation Persora -The Golden Best - yeah, that's correctly. Get a look after the jump.
It's time for another battle of tsundere (cold and/or hostile character who eventually become more affectionate), and we're not taking about. Charapedia has published the results of a poll in which 10,000 votes were cast for favorite tsundere anime girl. 68.0% of voters were male and 89.3% were in their teens or twenties. Check out the results after the jump.
Studio Ghibli has updated their soundtrack offerings on the North American iTunes stores with music up to their brand new When Marnie Was There. See what's available after the jump.
While the original Masamune Shirow Ghost in the Shell celebrates its 25th anniversary and Arise prepares to premiere its final episode in September, Stand Alone Complex will be getting some attention with its version of The Major set to be distributed by Good Smile Company in December. Get a look after the jump.
As Gintama celebrates its 10th anniversary, a new one-episode anime revival has been planned. This will screen as part of this year's Jump Festa 2014 six-city tour along with anime based on Naruto Shippuden, Assassination Classroom, World Trigger, Haikyu!! and Blood Blockade Battlefront. Meanwhile a new box set collection of the Gintama anime has been planned. More after the jump.
Character designs have been posted for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Mizuho Kusanagi's (Mugen Spiral) Akatsuki no Yona. The 2009 ongoing Hana to Yume shoujo manga follows a princess who is saved by a bodyguard who she had found disagreeable when her cousin, who she had been crushing on, assassinates her father in an attempt to take the throne. Get a look after the jump.
You asked for it, and now it's here. Following Movic's No Game No Life Shiro hug pillow and Cospa's Izuna Hatsuse, Cospa's bishoujo Nijigencospa label is now offering the much demanded Stephanie Dola dakimakura. This one is selling for 9,720yen ahead of an October release. Get a look after the jump.
New production staff has been announced for the upcoming anime adaptation of Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu., Previously announced, Oreimo's Hiroyuki Kanbe directs the Production IMS (Date a Live II, Inari Kon Kon) TV anime with Naruhisa Arakawa (MAOYU, Outbreak Company) on series composition and Kazuaki Morita (Arpeggio) on character designs. More after the jump.
NTV's Roadshow has been doing a summer of Studio Ghibli movies with Princess Mononoke a couple of weeks ago, Totoro last weekend, and Arrietty today. However, they will be ending the season with three Evangelion movies, and this has fans speculating. More after the jump.
Do have you have a burning question about Crunchyroll? Well, today is your chance. The Crunchyroll CEO will be holding an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on social network/news site reddit today (July 18th, 2014) at 10:00am PST. More after the jump.
To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Project Diva series, Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka will be holding in-game Phantasy Star Online 2 concerts starting July 23rd, 2014. The two Vocaloids will sing a duet of Phantasy Star Portable 2 theme song, “Living Universe,” in the Arks Lobby. More after the jump.
Upcoming OVA YuruYuri Nachuyachumi! will be released theatrically on five screens on November 29. Advanced tickets go on sale this weekend, offered with special clearfiles. To promote this, a first promo has gone online. Check it out after the jump.