Yesterday, Sekai Project officially launched its Kickstarter to crowdfund the release of the The Fruit of Grisaia visual novel trilogy in English. The $160,000 goal was met in 14 hours and 30 minutes. Then, the stretch goal for comedy spin-off Idol Magical Girl Chiruchiru ☆ Michiru was achieved. To celebrate this success, they've posted a special sketch from Fruit (and Monogatari) character designer Akio Watanabe. Get a look after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Based on the popular title published serially in Shonen Sunday and with animation production by manglobe Inc. (Samurai Champloo), this third season of the Hayate forges a new path with an original anime story based on a series concept by original author Kenjirou Hata. More after the jump.
This Thursday's Noitamina anime programming block ran the first ad to feature animated footage of the 2015 anime movie adaptation of sci-fi author Project Itoh's Harmony. Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children, Akira animation director and character designer) and Michael Arias (Tekkon Kinkreet) helm the STUDIO4 ℃ (Tekkon Kinkreet, Berserk movies) production with redjuice providing original character design. Check out the preview after the jump.
The latest update on spring 2015's adaptation of Trigun author Yasuhiro Nightow's supernatural action Blood Blockade Battlefront matches the previously announced voice actor list to the series' principal cast. Along with this, character designs have been published for the who's who info. Check this out after the jump.
Steins;Gate original character designer Ryohei Fuke, also known as 'Huke,' has posted a look at Steins;Gate VW 5, a book celebrating the sci-fi adventure's fifth anniversary, prepared for Comiket 87.
An early look at the announcement of a Haikyuu!! anime sequel from Shonen Jump's 2015 double 4/5 issue, on sale December 22nd, has now been spotted, confirming plans for a second season of the volleyball anime. Get a look after the jump.
While the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan anime is still officially a 2015 production, voice actress Aya Hirano has given her Twitter followers more specific scheduling information. More after the jump.
Following guest appearances by Shizuka and Mirai in previous offerings The IdolM@ster: All For One completes Million Live!'s core trio with DLC pack eight's introduction of Ibuki Tsubasa (voiced by Machico). This update for the PS3 idol-raising simulation/rhythm game is scheduled for December 25. Check it out after the jump.
A new set of designs have been previewed for next spring's My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU.Sequel anime been published. Production has moved from Brains Base to feel. on the 2015 series with Outbreak Company's Kie Oikawa replacing Ai Yoshimura as director. A Certain Magical Index/Scientific's Yuichi Tanaka similarly takes over character design duties from Yuu Shindou. Get a look after the jump.
Media Factory has posted a promo for the upcoming anime adaptation of Aria AA, Shogako Tachibana's manga spin-off of Chūgaku Akamatsu and Kobuichi's Aria the Scarlet Ammo light novel series. Get a look after the jump.
The team up between American rock band KISS and Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z, untitled when announced last month, now has a name. Momoclo's 13th single, "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina,” is set to be released internationally January 28th via iTunes in 120 countries. The Japanese physical release is coming in Momoclo edition with CD and Blu-Ray and KISS Edition with CD.
Based out of Shibuya, Tokyo, galaxxxy is a clothing brand known for their ‘80s pop influenced, brilliantly colorful club wear. Naruto gets their trademark retro look starting this weekend with a Kyubbi shirt featuring a calligraphic "9," available in orange, purple and black starting December 20th for 3800 yen. More after the jump.
The Twitter feed for Death Parade has announced that NoisyCell, the band that performed the ending for Barakamon, will also be doing the ending for the anime TV series follow-up to Yuzuru Tachikawa's Madhouse produced Anime Mirai short Death Billiards. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has anounced the license of She, The Ultimate Weapon, Gonzo's 2012 adapation of Shin Takahashi's post-apocalyptic story of hardships of war, fighting one’s inner demons and the true nature of the human spirit. More after the jump.
Accompanying this week's issue of Young Jump and the release of volume four is news that Head Sankaku's comedy manga Himouto! Umaru-chan is slated to be adapted into anime. While cast and format has not been revealed a site has launched with forty visuals of the series' subject, a little sister who acts totally perfect in public and decidedly less so in private.