A new promo has gone online for the fall adaptation of Hideyasu Takahashi's 58th Shogakukan Manga Award (2013) in the Children's manga category winner Kaito Joker. Doraemon movie director Yukiyo Termoto helms the Shinei Animation production with Dai Sato writing. More after the jump.
Harmony Gold has announced that Robotech The Classic Collection - Volume 1 will be released on DVD September 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment exclusively through Amazon. This collection features the American broadcast syndication in 1985, along with the original and uncut episodes from the Japanese series Super Dimension Fortress Macross, all on one 4-disc set for the suggested retail price of $19.98. More after the jump.
Raise a Dr Pepper and post an @channel meme because July 25th is Future Lab Member 004 Kurisu Makise's birthday! Steins;Gate characters actually have full DOBs. It's July 25, 1992 in this case, so Christina's now 22. Join the celebration after the jump.
In time for San Diego Comic Con, IGN has posted a look at the poster for the live-action adaptation of violent crime tragedy anime Kite. Samuel L. Jackson stars as corrupt detective Karl Aker with India Eisley as young assassin Sawa in the film, now rated R and scheduled to hit DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theatres on October 10th. Check it out after the jump.
Cast for the 2014 Donten ni Warau anime was being announced as early as last December, but after the support roles for the project were announced in April, the production has been pretty quiet. New confirmation that the series will be running this fall has been accompanied by a visual, character design preview and the additions of Hiroki Yasumoto and Hiro Shimono to the cast. Get a look after the jump.
Pikachu Outbreak! at Yokohama Minatomirai is a summer vacation event, running in the port city's business district August 9 to 17, and featuring 1000 Pikachus at various landmarks, museums, the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris wheel and restaurants. Visitors can pick up sunvisors, game cards and other event souvenirs. You can see the Pikachu Swarm arriving in the new ad after the jump.
It's time for some more jealousy-inducing items planned for this summer's Comiket. Perhaps to go with those classic Kirito bedsheets, Kadokawa will be offering Sword Art Online Asuna and Sinon hug pillows. Elsewhere, the Is the Order a Rabbit? goods presented at the Rondo Robe booth have been previewed and they include two sets of series sheets. Get a look after the jump.
On July 23, 2002, American football manga Eyeshield 21 launched in Weekly Shonen Jump. While artist Yusuke Murata has been busy with One-Punch Man and Majin Bone, he's taken the occasion of 21's 12th anniversary to sketch out a special tribute. Get a look after the jump.
In tablet maker Wacom's latest live painting video, animation director/character designer Adachi Shingo (Sword Art Online, Working!!) demonstrates the use of their Cintiq 24HD touch. Get a look after the jump.
Akame ga Kill!'s anime adaptation is ready to start introducing Night Raid's rivals, General Esdeath's (Satomi Akesaka) secret police force known as the The Jaegers. Get a look after the jump.
The latest 20th anniversary Detective Conan Secret Report features the announcement that sibling series Magic Kaito is being adapted into a TV anime series. A-1 Pictures (Silver Spoon, Magi) is on board to produce the phantom thief Shounen Sunday based series, which is planned for October. More after the jump.
No. Not the adaptation of OrchidSeed's bishoujo Seven Deadly Sins figures. It's still radio silence on that project. The adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki's shounen advanture The Seven Deadly Sins has now been slated to run Sundays at 5pm on MBS/TBS. More after the jump.
Art book and comic publisher UDON will be announcing a dozen new projects across 10 different properties at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. They'll also be selling exclusive their Street Fighter comics featuring head-to-head match-ups of the World Warriors and special beach party art. Get a preview after the jump.
While one of Japan's biggest figure events is taking place this weekend with the summer edition of Wonder Festival, Americans aren't missing out on a chance to see some amazing statues making their way to San Diego Comic-Con. Union Creative for example is at the event with the American version of their horrifying Hatsune Miku variant Calne Ca. Get a look after the jump.
In addition to this season's adaptation of Io Sakisaka's shoujo manga Blue Spring Ride, a live-action movie is planned for December with 21-year-old actress/fashion model Tsubasa Honda (FASHION STORY-Model-, It All Began When I Met You) and 26-year-old Masahiro Higashide (Crows Explode) as the leads. Get a look after the jump.