The May 1996 debut of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura is set to be celebrated this year with a host of plans that includes an artbook, now scheduled to be released March 24th. The 144 page features illustrations selected by CLAMP, originally from Nakayoshi magazine. Speaking of Nakayoshi, the magazine is will be announcing a 20th anniversary project in the next issue.
PONY CANYON has announced home video release details for their A-1 Pictures collaboration Garakowa -Restore the World-. Pre-orders for the Import Edition are available now on RightStuf ahead of a April 10, 2016 release. More after the jump.
Along with the debut of a new visual, TO-MAS SOUNDSIGHT FLUORESCENT FOREST has been announced as the theme and background music performers for She and Her Cat -Everything Flows. The new anime based on Makoto Shinkai's 1999 self-produced short "She and Her Cat" will run on the Ultra Super Anime Time shorts block starting Mach 4th. More after the jump.
Ultra Super Pictures' Ultra Super Anime Time shorts block, showing Please Tell Me! Galko-chan, Sekkou Boys, Tabi Machi Late Show, Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.and She and Her Cat this season, has laid out its plans for spring. In addition to Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends and Trigger/Hiroyuki Imaishi's Uchuu Patrol Luluco (check out the new preview after the jump), spring's line-up will feature a follow-up to fall 2015's crytozoology series Kagewani.
The winter version of Wonder Festival, the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers, took place February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba. There was a wide variety of offerings based on Max Factory's poseable figma. Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You exhibit had plenty of popular and familiar characters to see, but it got strange from there from the likes of Taito and FREEing's Table Museum classical art based figures.
The winter version of Wonder Festival, the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers took place February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, and Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You exhibit had an extensive showcase of upcoming super deformed Nendoroid figures. Get a look after the jump.
We're only about half way through winter 2016, but some are already looking forward to spring. And, more reasons than just the weather. A good eight and half minutes of the previews have been collected in a compilation video. Get a look after the jump.
Discotek announced on this week's ANNCast that they are planning a release of 8 Man After, the 1993 OVA revival of the 60's early cyborg super-hero. The DVD release is planned for June or July. This will have the Streamline English dub and the Japanese with English subtitles. Along with this, they announced more Lupin specials on Facebook. More after the jump.
Japan - from geological history to Dragon Ball (no, seriously), Bill Wurtz has it covered, and covered in under 10 minutes. The hot video exploring the subject has topped 3 million YouTube views in under a week. Get a look after the jump.
Last seaon's Anime De Training! Ex presented five girls who aiming to become idols who lead the viewer through practicing various types of training, such as push-up, sit-up, back extension, dance, yoga, stretch, trunk training, and Tai Chi, while talking to viewer. The series is now being released on home video and to hype the collections, its shared the results of fans who got fit for 2016 through anime.
Valentine's Day has arrived in Alfheim Online thanks to Sword Art Online smartphone games Code Register and Progressive Link. The former not only has limited cards and voices, it also has a series of Sweet Valentine Cutlery weapons for spreading chocolate violence. More after the jump.
Lantis has posted the second Love Love! Sunshine!! voice recital video, introducing Uranohoshi Girls' Academy second-year Riko Sakurauchi, as voiced by Rikako Aida. Meet her after the jump.
STUDIO4℃ has announced their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of anime feature Tekkonkinkreet with events in Japan. as well as a new artbook focusing on characters, release worldwide on April 6th. More after the jump.
Science Saru, the studio founded by Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, Mind Game, Space Dandy's "Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby", Adventure Time's "Food Chain") Eunyoung Choi in 2014 has produced a promotional short film for OK K.O. ! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, a game developed by Double Stallion and CN Games. More after the jump.
With figures event Wonder Festival taking place in Chiba this weekend, designer Shunya Yamashita has posted his illusttrations for Kotobukiya's upcoming the Edward Scissorhands and Child's Play's Chucky figures, as well as Kill Bill's Bride and teasers for upcoming super-hero releases. Get a look after the jump.