TeddyLoid, of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt fame, has recently recaptured the attention of anime fans by providing the music for way sexy, way NSFW Me!Me!Me!. So it was a good time to point otaku to their latest music video from this fall's EP Under the Black Room and first album Black Moon Rising. Check it out after the jump.
Continuing a tradition employing anime heroines in its school awareness campaigns, the National Federation of All Japan Guide Dog Training Institution has followed Bodacious Space Pirates, a couple years of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Evangelion, Hayao Miyazaki's work and World Masterpiece Theater with Raraiya Monday from Gundam Reconguista in G. Get a look after the jump.
The Japan Animator Expo is a showcase of 30 shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara. Next in the lineup, set to premiere on November 28th, is "Carnage," designed and directed by animator Akira Homma with Hayato Tanaka writing the Studio Khara produced short. More after the jump.
Moe mahjong gets nice home video packaging as Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A is set to be collected in a Blu-ray box hitting Japan on March 18th. The 16 episode 2012/2013 series will be presented in a box with art by character designer Masakatsu Sasaki and special booklet, along with new OVA short "Kuro's Birthday" and a Nendoroid figure of Teru Miyanaga. Get a look after the jump.
The January issue of Shonen Ace is set to launch Wandering Wonder World, the first shonen manga series by PEACH-PIT (author of shoujo like Shugo Charo and seinen like Rozen Maiden - borderline works like Dengeki Comic gao!s DearS and GFantasy's Zombie Loan complicate the "first" declaration.) Get a look after the jump.
AXS TV (previously HDNet ) has announced plans to broadcast New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2015. The NJPW deal is set to feature 13 episodes, including the 2013 G-1 Climax tournament. Mauro Ranallo and UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett will be recording English commentary starting in December. More after the jump.
The Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan was built around 730AD, then moved to its current location near Akihabara in 1616AD. In recent years, it's embraced its proximity to the geek mecca with measures like selling computer ship charms to ward off theft and hacking. Now, after displaying ita-ema with otaku art drawn on wooden prayer plaques, it's now offering its own featuring Love Live's Nozomi Toujo as a shrine maiden.
Labyrinth meets Dungeon as Atlus' Etrian Odyssey and Spike Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon are set to be featured in a crossover RPG, coming to the Nintendo 3DS on March 5th. The announcement promo for this arrives along with a teaser for upcoming Etrian Odyssey V. Check out the promo after the jump.
A release listing has been published for the 25th single by singer/voice actress Maaya Sakamoto (Monogatari's Shinobu , Black Butler's Ciel). In addition to "Shiawase ni tsuite Watshi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Houhou" (The five ways about happiness that I know), the theme to Shaft's winter adaptation of cute girl cooking manga Koufuku Graffiti, the CD features "Color," the theme to upcoming Fate/grand order.
From November 14th to December 25th, Shibuya's Parco in Tokyo is hosting a limited Hello Kitty promotion with a special menu of drinks. Starting December 5th, Hello Kitty will be sharing the venue with Monogatari for a collaboration leading into the New Year's Eve broadcast of a four-episode adaptation of Tsukimonogatari. More after the jump.
Medicom Toy has scheduled a pair of 30cm Real Action Heroes premium figures from some of the most popular anime series of the day for August 2015 release. With the uniform version of Attack on Titan's Levi out next month, pre-orders are launching for a suit-version. He's joined by Sword Art Online II's Sinon, with each selling for 25,488yen. Get a look after the jump.
Fans of the My Ordinary Life anime might remember that the 2011 anime featured Helvetica Standard interludes. Those sequences were based on author Keiichi Arawi's other four panel, full color manga, which ran in Newtype. The series is set to be collected in a new volume along with selected full color illustrations by the author. More after the jump.
Knights of Sidonia returns to Japanese TV's Animeism block in Spring 2015 for Battle for Planet Nine. This second season is packaged with the promise of a bit of the original sci-fi manga author Tsutomu Nihei's earlier cyber-horror series Blame!, set to appear as a show-within-a-show in the eighth episode. Check out the new preview after the jump.
With a great deal of fanfare, a high profile Attack on Titan exhibit opens at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo November 28th. In addition to featuring works such as original art by series author Hajime Isayama, the plans include the ability to step into the world of AoT with a special 3D headset viewing experience. Of course, there's special merch for the event. In this, emphasis on the "SPECIAL."
With the second season of Knights of Sidonia now scheduled for Spring 2015 in Japan, a new promo offers a full preview of the upcoming Knights of Sidonia - Battle for Planet Nine. Get a look after the jump.