Naruto author Masashi Kishimoto is a guest at this weekend's New York Comic Con, so the timing was perfect for Bandai Namco to release their "The Power of the Uchiha" trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. This latest ninja battle will be available on February 5th, 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Get a look after the jump.
Distributor Toho has posted their first preview for the live-action adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu's competitive karuta josei manga, Chihayafuru. Actress / model Suzu Hirose stars as the lead in the two-part project, scheduled to open in Japan in March and April, 2016.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is scheduled to hit PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 17. Along with a web presentation from CyberConnect2's cosplaying president Hiroshi Matsuyama, the latest promotion comes from a new story digest preview and commercial. Check it all out after the jump.
Charapedia was back to the subject of anison for their latest 10,000 reader poll, asking fans what songs get them "ageage," excited and wanting to move! Responses came from a pool that was 52.5% male to 47.5% female, with an interesting split in picks between the genders. See what they selected after the jump.
Between original original music TV anime Dance With Devils and the second adaptation of Diabolik Lovers, fall 2015 is a big season for otome visual novel maker Rejet. A series of commercials offer a look at the early episodes of Dance With Devils, while a new preview video offers a sample of the next Diabolik Lovers, character song CD. Check them out after the jump.
While Skullgirls already has followers in Japan, including some notable creators, it's now getting a localization for the January release of Skullgirls 2nd Encore on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Preparing for this, a teaser site has launched and the Japanese cast has beeen announced. See who's who after the jump.
With this week's launch of the anime adaptation of Yushi Kawata and Imouto Yukito's Fist of the North Star Ichigo Aji (Strawberry-Flavored Fist of the North Star) and the follow-up to Akitaro Daichi's 2013 adaptation of Kajo's DD Fist of the North Star superderformed send-up of the post-apocalyptic martial arts epic, home manga magazine Comic Zenon and broadcaster TV Tokyo have posted additional previews. Get a look after the jump.
A listing has been spotted for an upcoming anime adaptation of Sui Futami's 2015 Comic Earth Star Online comedy Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara. Currently at 15 short chapters, the series follows the story of young girl who makes a contract with a sketchy creature she finds in the garbage, and must contend with the tragedy of having to wear a revealing outfit to be a magic girl. Get a look after the jump.
Mikage Kasuga and Futago Minazuki's The Ambition of Oda Nobuna light novels were originally published by SB Creative Corp.'s GA Bunko label before moving to Kadokawa's Fujimi Shobo at volume 11. Now coming from the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label, releases of volumes 1-10 along with the National Edition Gaiden Jakiganryuu Masamune and Azuchi Nikki 1 Honnouji Chakai Soudouroku were released September 19th. The promo for this new push has finally made it online.
Yasuhisa Hara's historical manga Kingdom is the subject of a lot of talk again as the series prepares to release its 40th volime on October 19th. The November issue of print media magazine Da Vinci is including a feature that presents Ryohei Suzuki costumed as characters from the series, and the remark that the series is expected to run 80 volumes.
This year's November issue of manga magazine Good! Afternoon, out in Japan October 7th, is launching the manga adaptation of Chiyomaru Shikura's "paranormal science" novel Occultic;Nine. Though not the proper fourth "science adventure," following Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes, the story was designated the fourth in the Shikura line of works. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have licensed Is the Order a Rabbit?? Season 2 for their Fall 2015 anime season lineup. The moe coffee house comedy continues the adaptation of Koi's Manga Time Kirara Max 4-panel series. More after the jump.
Ahead of its October 7th debut, publisher Ichijinsha has posted a third preview for the fall anime adaptation of light novel series Ore ga Ojō-sama Gakkō ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken ("I Was Kidnapped As a 'Sample Commoner' for a Princess School"), also known as Syomin Sample for short. Get a look after the jump.
Space Dandy is back in Japan after a fashion. A rebroadcast of 13 episodes, ordered by fan selection, is running on Tokyo MX and NicoNico. This is leading up to a Blu-ray box collection, scheduled to be released January 29th for 18,000yen. To promote this, Bandai Visual has borrowed a bit from FUNimation's North American release. Namely, their promo skits featuring voice actor Ian Sinclair.
Indie visual novel Unwonted Studios has announced the release of a demo for No One But You (NOBY), a Visual Novel/Dating Sim about Hideaki, a high school student who has just returned to his hometown, Okutama. The full game will be released through publisher Sekai Project in December. More after the jump.