It looks like a heroine from western animation will soon inspire one of Good Smile Company's super deformed Nendoroid figures as a cut out teased today is pretty much unmistakably Korra of The Legend of.... fame! Check it out after the jump.
Plans have been announced for aiko to sing the theme song for fall's theatrical anime adaptation of Yoshitoki Ōima's acclaimed A Silent Voice (aka Koe no Katachi). aiko last peformed an anime theme in 2005's Arashi no Yoru ni (Stormy Night). More after the jump.
The spring run of Mysterious Joker has concluded with the news that the third season will be re-run this summer, leading into a fourth season, debuting in October. The anime's latest visual has been published with character art for immortality pursuing antagonist Doctor Neo. The anime by Yukiyo Teramoto and Dai Sato adapts Hideyasu Takahashi's manga from Corocoro.
Preparing for the supernatural martial arts series' July 4th debut, Taboo Tattoo has introduced two members of its support cast. Veterman voice actor Sho Hayami (Macross' Maximilian Jenius, Transformers' Ultra Manus, Is The Order a Rabbit's Chino's Dad), is the mysterious Wiseman while Tessho Genda (Sengoku Basara's Shingen Takeda, Transformers' Convoy/Optimus Prime) is American patriot Colonel Sanders.
A series of photos from this week's Content Tokyo 2016 tradeshow have revealed a display for Etotama Kids, a spin-off of spring 2015's 2D/3D hybrid zodiac girl TV anime, which featured feature 2D "adult" characters designed by Akio Watanabe (Monogatari series) with accompanying animation produced by Encourage Films and directed by its president and chibi or "pretty" designs byQP: flapper in 3D battles from VFX company Shirogumi.
One-Punch Man is going to have a big presence at this weekend's Anime Expo. A significant part of that is the MATSURI (Festival) featuring Saitama voice actor Makoto Furukawa, director Shingo Natsume and theme song performers JAM Project on July 2nd. And, speaking of largely, Good Smile Company and Sentinel announced today plans to reveal a 1//6 scale stature of Saitama, sculpted by Ishiyama Yuuki.
LA Based film distributor Eleven Arts and Toei Animation have announced plans for an English language version (dubbed) theatrical screening of Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion. This includes a one-night Fathom Events screening in 300+ US movie theaters on September 15, 2016, followed by a traditional multi-city national theatrical release in major cities.
With an English dub premiere coming this Friday at Anime Expo (July 1st @ 7pm), Aniplex of America has shared a preview of the ERASED anime's localized audio. Check it out after the jump.
Finally, Monster Musume is getting some official figures with Di molto bene's Miia statue. While the release still isn't scheduled or priced, there is a painted prototype of the 20cm PVC statue by scultpor Cigua. Promo material is highlighting her smile, as well as full use of the third dimension to accentuate the contrast between the plump, f-cup bust of her human-side and texture of her snake-side's scales.
With a North American home video of the series available for pre-order now, Funimation has announced the English dub cast for the 2014 Kinema Citrus adaptation of Satsuki Yoshino's Barakamon. The Blu-ray/DVD set of the comedy is scheduled for August 9th. See who's who after the jump.
Blue Exorcist volume 17 is set to be released in Japan on July 4th, along with the August issue of home manga magazine Jump Square. At the same time, author Kazue Kato will be at LA's Anime Expo. And, the mystery timer on the series' anime website will run out. Well, thanks to an early look at what's being published, the reveal has leaked. In 2017, Blue Exorcist is returning in a new TV anime.
Koyomi Araragi's time of reckoning has been scheduled for August 19th. In Tekketsu-hen, the middle of the anime movie trilogy adaptation of Nisio Isin's Kizumonogatari prequel novel, he'll square off against vampire hunters Dramaturgy, Episode and Guillotine Cutter. In addition to announcing the voices to the no-previously-cast two, a new preview offers the latest look at the feature.
The series' site has posted a home video listing for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate, summer 2016's sequel to Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma. Seven volumes will be released between September 28, 2016 and Febrary 3, 2017, with two episodes on volumes 1-6 and one episode (and a video special) on 7, for a total of a 13-episode, quarter long (cour) run.
From Mononoke, acclaimed director Kenji Nakamura's 2008 spin-off of the Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales anthology, Kotobukiya's ARTFX J statue of supernatural problem-solver "Medicine Seller." This 1/8 scale, 20cm figure sculpted by Yoshinori Itou is the subject of a Crunchyroll unboxing video and sale. Check it out after the jump.
Happy 30th birthday to Suzuko Mimori, the voice actress you might know as the Japanese voice of My Little Pony's Pinkie Pie, as well as a few anime characters you might know, like Love Live!'s Umi, Digimon Adventure tri.'s Sora, Milky Holmes' Sherlock Shellingford, and Teekyu's Kanae. More after the jump.