FREEing, Max Factory and Good Smile Company have teamed up to offer a poseable figma of Griffith, reincarnated as God Hand's Femto, as seen in anime movie Berserk III: The Advent. Along with the standard version, offered for 7,389yen, shipping in February 2017, there's also a Birth of the Hawk of Darkness version with "Egg of the Supreme Ruler" stand, selling for 10,926yen. Get a look after the jump.
From rural comedy Non Non Biyori Repeat comes a life-sized Renge Miyauchi FIGUREX. It doesn't play the recorder or whistle for tanuki, but it does stand 125cm tall. Bifuru (PMG), who did Pulchra's Attack on Titan and Love Live!, sculpts the figure, which will be presented pre-order at this weekend's summer edition of twice-yearly figures event Wonder Festival. It sells for a hefty 798,000yen.
The September issue of Monthly Hobby Japan is set to reveal a Bikini Warriors OVA, planned for fall.
Previously featured Hunter - designed by Rei Hiroe, and Valkyrie - desgined by Tony are joined by the new Cleric, designed by Takamura Kazuhiro and Kunoichi, designed by Yasuda Suzuhito. Get a look after the jump.
The girls of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU are back in a set of hug pillows (Saika, who was the break-out hit of the last round hasn't made an appearance yet this time). Bunny girl versions of Yukino Yukinoshita, Yui Yuigahama and Iroha Isshiki are available for a limited tme from TBS/MBS' Animaru, selling for 9,000yen through Hachiman Hikigaya's double 8 birthday (August 8th).
Crunchyroll has announced the introduction of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Shorts, with the first season's set of 11 online today, available in the same regions as the main series. There will then be a catch-up of Re:PETIT ~Starting Life in Another World from PETIT~ episodes 1-5 next Friday, with subsequent episodes coming at 7:00am Fridays going forward.
There may have been a new hint when English-speaking audiences will get a chance to see Dragon Ball Super, the new anime celebrating the 30th anniversary of the anime version of Akira Toriyama's martial arts comedy action classic. In a deleted Instagram post, Jason Douglas, voice of Beerus in Funimation's English dub of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' posted a shot of the character on screen from Super's first episode.
The anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's sports manga Kuroko's Basketball is set to be featured in a series of anime movie, starting with a trilogy of Winter Cup compilations. These will be followed by an adaptation of the Kuroko's Basketball EXTRA GAME follow-up manga, schedule for 2017. An early look at the visual for that movie has leaked online.
It's a Nico Nico Happy birthday to Ms. Yazawa! While this is the first μ's birthday since Sunshine!'s debut, it's hasn't slowed the celebration. Maybe a few fewer official sources checked in, but in addition to the anime's character designer and the character's voice actress, PLENTY of Love Live! fans shared their art. More after the jump.
The way that the new Berserk TV anime is structured, the series will be skipping the Conviction arc's Lost Children chapter. That storyline from volume 14 of the manga takes place after Guts' battle with The Count, seen in the first episode of the 1997 anime, and features his encounter with Rosine, the moth girl seen in that earlier anime. To handle its abscence, manga author Kentaro Miura has gotten involved for an anime-original episode 3. More after the jump.
News out of the project's San Diego Comic-Con panel is that Voltron: Legendary Defender, DreamWorks Animation's take on the 1984 World Events Productions localized Toei's Beast King GoLion, is heading back to Netflix with season 2 later this year. More after the jump.
At their San Diego Comic-Con panel, Viz announced that they they have teamed with Tubi TV to stream their anime on the platform to viewers in North America, including Canada. Additionally, they announced plans to release book tied to the RWBY animated series soon. More after the jump.
At their San Diego Comic-Con panel, Adult Swim programming block Toonami has announced plans to broadcast the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure TV anime. The David Production adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's genre hopping 1987 ongoing will make its US cable debut in October. More after the jump.
At their Industry Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Funimation announced the license of Shin Godzilla, aka Godzilla Resurgence, the king of kaiju revival from Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Speaking of Higuchi, Funi also announced the release plans for his live-action Attack on Titan. More after the jump.
Anime producer Sunrise's Gundam portal site has announced that Between July 22nd and September 1st, they will be presenting the Mobile Suit Gundam Movie I, II, and III with English subtitles. The 1981 movie trilogy offers an abridged version of the seminal 1979 mecha series, with some re-animation, especially in the final battles, and some adjustments, such as where creator Yoshiyuki Tomino thought the titular Gundam mech was too "super robot"/toy-like.
While smartphone game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Shooters launched in 2014, riding the tail of All-Star Battle, back in December, it was updated to feature the characters from Diamond Is Unbreakable. For the last week, leading into this weekend, it's been back at Morioh so that manga artist/Stand user Rohan Kishibe can join the crew, featuring special SSR cards, social media campaign bonuses and a commercial. Get a look after the jump.