It's a holiday weekend coming up in the US, meaning that Adult Swim's Toonami block is programming a marathon. For July 2, 2016, it's seven episodes of Hunter x Hunter between 11:30pm and 2:30am, specifically, the first seven. Check out the promo after the jump.
After a series of short, character pair spots, 91 Days unleashes in its new, full-sized preview. The prohibition Era TV anime debuting July 8th is directed by Hiro Kaburaki and features animation by Shuka.It tells the story of Avilio, a young man who receives a mysterious letter that spurs him to return to the city known as "Lawless" to seek revenge on the Vanetti Family, a Mafia organization that murdered his family. TK from Ling Tosite Sigure performs opening theme "Signal" with ELISA on ending "Rain or Shine.
After losing the American box office battle to Finding Dory last weekend, Independence Day: Resurgence takes the war to Japan on July 9th. And, it has continued to look to local sci-fi Gundam Unicorn for reinforcements. To go with the theater display crossover posters, there's now a promo featuring protagonist Banagher Links (CV Kōki Uchiyama) and antagonist Full Frontal (CV Shuichi Ikeda) reacting to the new enemy.
After 2012's Sword Art Online: End World, 2014's Code Register, and 2015's Progress Link, the time has come for the 2016 SAO iOS/Android game. A live stream, then reveal trailer have offered a look at the free-to-play, side-scrolling RPG Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag. Get a look after the jump.
An early look at the band on the second volume of AKira Kareno and ue's Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichido dake, Aemasu ka? light novel series, out in Japan on June 30th, has indicated plans for an anime adaptation of their earlier, five-volume Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? Get a look after the jump.
In a Meet The Movie Press video from Popcorn Talk Network, Jeff Sneider, a film reporter for The Wrap, has indicated that Warner Bros. is eyeing Justin Lin (The Fast And the Furious 3-6) for their live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's anime/manga classic Akira. More after the jump.
With June soon ending, Good Smile Company has been previewing the limited items which they will be bringing to this season's events, like LA's Anime Expo, taking place next weekend, and the summer Japan's big figure event taking place July 24th at Chiba's Makuhari Messe. These items, including the anticipated Nendoroid #600 will also be available in limited quantities at GSC's online shop.
Mechatro WeGo plastic models (you might have seen their My Ordinary Life collaboration) have teamed up with Frederator, the studio behind Adventure Time and Hatsune Miku for a kit inspired by the blue-haired Vocaloid. Details haven't been revealed, but Good Smile Company has announced that they are bringing it to Anime Expo. Get a look after the jump.
Summer's anime for supernatural-action cross-media series Qualidea Code has recently announced that Sora Amamiya (Monster Musume's Miia), Hiroaki Hirata (Tiger and Bunny's Kotetsu T. Kaburagi) and Mamiko Noto (Fairy Tail Zero's Mavis Vermillion) have joined series as support cast Seiki Yaegaki, Kyūtoku Asanagi and Kyūtoku Asanagi. Get a look after the jump.
Last spring, Takayuki Nagatani's Infinite anime planning/character goods production label introduced a set of four hug pillows based on the ladies of the then-recently concluded Shirobako. Limited to 100 units each, Aoi Miyamori, Ema Yasuhara, Erika Yano, and Rinko Ogasawara sold out at 12,960 yen. Now, by popular demand, they're back. Through July 8th, orders are being taken for a second run. More after the jump.
A new preview and visual have been published for D. Gray Man Hallow. The summer anime starting on July 4th presents a new adaptation of Katsura Hoshino's Jump manga, which was was previously adapted into a 2006-2008 anime (celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall). Get a look after the jump.
Last fall, the November 2015 issue of anime magazine PASH! first revealed the title of Trigger original anime Kiznaiver, along with the outline that Hiroshi Kobayashi would be making his directorial debut on the production, written by Mari Okada with illustrator/manga author Shirow Miwa on character designs. With this weekend's conclusion of Kiznaiver, Crunchyroll has been able to share a translation of some of PASH!'s features, outlining the creative decisions that went tinto the show.
Along with summer's New Game! anime, based on the 4-panel from Manga Time Kirara Carat another cute-girls-making-games anime in development is Cloba-U's cute-girls-making-doujin games manga Magic of Stella from Manga Time Kirara Max (home of Is the Order a Rabbit? and Kinmoza). This one is due in fall with Shinya Kawamatsura (Kokoro Connect) directing the SILVER LINK (Non Non Biyori) production. The main cast has now been introduced, in addition to the latest visual.
Today's episode 13, "Upon Each of Their Hearts," wrapped up Bones' first anime adaptation of superhero Jump manga My Hero Academia. With it a teaser for the now officially announced second season was published, along with tributes from the series' creator and more. Get a look after the jump.
Following yesterday's Space Patrol Luluco finale, today it was time for Trigger to wrap up Kiznaiver and, with it, the studio's double busy season. The broadcast of episode 12 "If The Kizna System Spread Throughout The World" put Trigger in a celebratory mood. Sushio, the series' animation director, known for his work on Kill La Kill, got the ball rolling by posting some behind-the-scenes secrets. Get a look after the jump.