A new fan edit compiles a dodge-ball to the face selection of well-animated, full motion "sakuga" scenes from the Hunter x Hunter's recently concluded Greed Island story arc. Meanwhile, a Fairy Tail edit annotates the animators of some of the series' more impressive scenes. Get a look after the jump.
Girls und Panzer's Ōarai Girls Academy School Ship is big. Bigger than the Castle in the Sky. Bigger than the Macross SDF1. The 7600m vessel has been reproduced in a 1/40000 scale model, previewed at the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show along with a radio controlled Panzer IV. Get a look after the jump.
Promoting their All-Stars franchise, Konami has posted a "daily football juggling movie of a girl madly in love with football." The clips use a small size on-board GoPro video cam set inside the soccer ball to capture the action from the ball's point of view. Watch after the jump.
This summer's Fantasista Doll anime is one the interesting projects, a bit lost in the shuffle given how many other interesting anime are coming up, and given how relatively quiet its promotion has been. Now, a new NicoLive event has announced the series cast. Gee who is involved after the jump.
Kansai Club Publishing aims to publish a limited edition hard cover of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka's 1969 horror and mystery short story collection and, a day into the Kickstarter fundraiser, launched on the 17th, they're over $2,500 into the $3,500. Get the details in their plans after the jump.
News out of Nintendo Direct is that a Yakuza 1 & 2 HD bundle is slated to be offer for the Wii U in Japan on August 8. Check out the announcement after the jump.
Japanese convenience store chain Family Mart has revealed the prizes for their Hatsune Miku Happy Kuji summer prize lottery. An 800yen ticket can score players prizes that tend a bit towards the warped wide, such the Marukunaru Miku-san tissue cover. Get a look after the jump.
Fairy Fencer F is the inaugural game from Compile Heart's Galapagos RPG, a label that wears that fact that it's specifically for Japanese consumers on its sleeve. The project features the Neptunia Team working with Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano and composer Nobuo Uematsu’s band Earthbound Papas. We now have a premise and cast to go with that creative info. Get a look after the jump.
Announced last fall, along side moe gravedigger series Kami-sama no Inai Nichiyoubi as part of push of Kadokawa light novels due to be adapted into anime, we got news of plans for Kouhei Azano (Black Blood Brothers) and Atsushi Suzumi's (Venus Versus Virus) "Onmyodo School Fantasy of a Failing Private Onmyo Academy Student!!" series Tokyo Ravens. Now, as part of the increase of post-summer news, we're getting the details. See the plans after the jump.
Ok, we gotten past in the initial reference stage of Attack on Titan inspired tribute work and we're starting to see more baroque projects. Tsukikeizyu's ball joint doll costume building is definitely part of a more advanced phase. See the work after the jump.
Hatsune Miku takes her vocaloid buddies out for a new Nintendo 3DS musical venture this fall in Project mirai 2. The overhauled graphics will feature the dancing, singing characters in new costumes and nendoroid designs, with a set of full-lengthed songs that so far includes One-cup P's "Koneko no Payapaya" and 40mP's "Doremifa Rondo." Get a look at the Nintendo Direct presentation after the jump.
Given that the MAOYU anime was produced by Arms, a studio known for their Queen's Blade and ero-anime work, it wasn't surprising that economics weren't the only focus of the adaptations of Mamare Touno's stories. Now, along those lines, as part of small selection of new MAOYU merch from multiple makers, Hobby Stock has scheduled a 3D mouse pad for July. Get a look after the jump.
On April 16, 1988, Studio Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata introduced their classics My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies to Japanese audiences in a double bill theatrical run. Now UK movie-goers will the opportunity to view the two together thanks to Studio Canal. And, so American fans don't feel left out on the good news, Amazon is running a big discount on the Ghibli library. More after the jump.
In a premise that sounds like something out of Adventure Time, Donyatsu looks the donut-cats populating a devastated Tokyo. The manga from Illustrator/ designer Yusuke Kozaki is now slated to become a series of theatrical anime shorts from Mankyū (Tono to Issho). More after the jump.
Looking past the solid spring anime season, and past the promising summer slate, plans for the upcoming adapation of Reiji Kaitou and LLO's (Oreshura) modern fantasy light novel series Kikou Shoujo wa Kizutsukanai (Unbreakable Machine-Doll) have been filled out. The produciton is looking a lot more Queen's Blade-esque with Kinji Yoshimoto direction the GENCO/Lerce production. More after the jump.