If you're looking for a summer anime comedy without It's Not My Fault's angst, direct your attention to Love Lab. The YuruYuri producer Dogakobo has reunited with Masahiko Ohta, director of YuruYuri, Minami-ke and Mitsudomoe and writer of those series Takashi Aoshima for the July anime. Check the latest visual after the jump.
The official site for the July Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya has been updated with a preview of character designs for the series' two principal magic girls and their mentors. Get a look after the jump.
New Video Group is ready to feed your anime/game franchise nostalgia this fall. Amazon has Yu-Gi-Oh Classics coming September 10th, with a full set for $44.95 and halves for $24.95 each. Digimon Frontier Season 4 DVD Set is also due on the date. Bonus features on the $79.95 package include 36-page Character Guide Booklet; Villain Photo Gallery. More after the jump.
Digital comic seller Comixology has announced that they have pulled 56 comics from their iOS in-app store to comply with the Apple App Store guidelines regarding adult or inappropriate content. Five of these are, mostly yaoi, manga titles from DMP. All these comics can still be purchased from their web store and synched to the app. Details past the jump.
Cast has been announced for Noitamina's anime adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist author Hiromu Arakawa's best-selling farming manga Silver Spoon. Arakawa drew on her upbringing as a Hokkaido farmer to write the story of bright student Yugo Hachiken who schemes to get away from his family by enrolling in an agricultural school that requires students to reside in its dorms, only to find it more work than he had envisioned. See who's who after the jump.
Amazon is gearing up to launch an everyone-wins fan fiction initiative, where the writer, the intellectual property owner and the intermediary will make money. So far, they've licensed Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries from WB’s Alloy division. Fans can then write their own fiction based on those series, sell it for Kindle, and split the money three ways. More after the jump.
The late night noitaminA (00:45 to 1:45 Friday morning) block launched in 2005 with the intention of expanding the target audience beyond the typical young male demographic. After running a spring rebroadcast of the White Fox (Steins;Gate) adaptation of Nisio Isin's historical fantasy Katanagatari this spring, they return to new material this summer with an adaptation of Silver Spoon. Watch the progression after the jump.
While Max Factory's Gon and Killua figma are scheduled for next month, you'll have to wait a bit longer to add Kurapika to your Hunter x Hunter collection. The newly showcased figure has the line's trademark joints, normal and scarlet eyed facial expressions and the pieces for Chain Jail, Judgment Chain and Dowsing Chain. Get a look after the jump.
Karaoke Pasela Resorts has launched a Valvrave the Liberator collaboration menu with items that fit nicely with the often quirky beats of the mecha anime. In addition to serving treats like bowls and honey toast modeled after the Dyson Sphere and colonies, perhaps best of all, the menu offers a Shoko themed yakisoba bread from the anime's episode one eating contest. More after the jump.
Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising), the first anime movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki since 2008's Ponyo, opens in Japanese theaters on July 20th, and the promotional push is just starting to pick up, with a series of four posters displayed in theaters starting in May. Get a look at the first after the jump.
There's still very little information about the July anime adaptation of Nico Tanigawa's otaku cringe-comedy Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! aka Watamote or It’s Not My Fault That I’m Not Popular! However, after plenty of fan created/fake character design sheets for the anime, the real ones have finally been revealed. Get a look after the jump.
With Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya slated to debut in Japanese theaters July 6th, a new visual shows older versions of sidekicks Kagura and Shinpachi against what looks like a post apocalyptic version of the series' alien-invaded Tokyo. Japanese fans are detecting a bit of a Sword Art Online spoof in the new designs. Get a look after the jump.
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.