Along with usual suspects liks Attack on Titan (volume 1 was #1 on January 4th and hovering around top, joined by volume 2 of spin-off No Regrets), Kingdom Hearts (KH II volume 3 was #1 on January 11th) and Sword Art Online (Fairy Dance volume 2 was #1 January 25th) a couple of differant names made it to the top of the New York Times Manga Best Seller list this month. More after the jump.
In Decemeber, alt-audience anime programming block opened Noitamina a poll to allow fans to select the content of Fan Best theme song collection. Along with today's airing of the block, they announced the music that will be collected in a package that features: DISC 1+2: 30 tracks (Full Version), DISC 3: 30 tracks (TV Size) and DISC 4 (Blu-ray): Creditless OP/ED Videos. Get a look after the jump.
With the release of the Megami Magazine announcing plans for a second season of Is the Order a Rabbit? anime, the series Twitter feed has posted a special visual heralding the news. Returning director Hiroyuki Hashimoto chimed in, thanking fans for their support and asking them to read the magazine for an interview. Get a look after the jump.
Tamayura, Junichi Sato's iyashikei (healing) schoolgirl anime series which has featured an OVA in 2010 and a TV season in 2011 and then 2013's Tamayura - More Aggressive last summer, is set to chronicle the final year of its subjects' high school experience in four theatrical anime staring in spring 2015. A new trailer has accompanied the release plans for the anime. More after the jump.
Last fall, Sega teamed up with Dengeki to celebrate the light novel publisher's 20th anniversary with crossover 2D fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, ported to the PlayStation 3 and Vita after its arcade run. Now, Sega has announced that this meeting of popular characters from Dengeki series, set against Sega-themed worlds, is coming to North America and Europe this summer. More after the jump.
The PlayStation 4 demo for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battlefollow-up, Eyes of Heaven, is out in Japan today, and along with it Bandai Namco has posted a set of gameplay videos. The fighting game, coming to PlayStation 3 and 4, introduces "Steel Ball Run" antagonist Diego Brando, voiced by Takehito Koyasu, and "Battle Tendency" antihero Rudol von Stroheim, voiced by Atsushi Imaruoka along with a new Dual Heat Attacks team-up system.
New York International Children's Film Festival has laid out their 2015 line-up, which includes a February 27th, opening night presentation of the North American premiere of Studio Ghibli's When Marnie was There at the Director's Guild of America Theatre. An encore will be presented March 7th at New York's SVA Theatre. More after the jump.
After successful Kickstarter campaigns to crowdfund English releases of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's Captain Ken, Unico, Atomcat and Triton of the Sea, and, recently, Ludwig B (as well as the ambitious miss on raising $380,000 towards releasing 31 volumes of work), Digital Manga Publishing has launched an initiative to raise $29,200 to fund a release of an English translation of Tezuka's two-volume Alabaster. More after the jump.
Aniplex of America announced today their plans to begin distributions for the imported Aldnoah.Zero Original Soundtrack on February 10th. Pre-orders are now being accepted on the official homepage at www.AldnoahZeroUSA.com and through official retailers. More after the jump.
In December, besides the Angel Beats! plans, a Aniplex x Key conference revealed plans for a P.A. Works animated original anime named Charlotte. At the time, informaiton included its contributions from Angel Beats! scenario writer Jun Maeda and original character designer Na-Ga. Now, this week's Dengeki G's Magazine March issue is describing the premise and leads. More after the jump.
SCRAP Entertainment has announced after the sold-out game at AT&T Park in San Francisco and the Los Angeles stop on March 21, the Attack on Titan storytelling and puzzle-solving games,¨Escape from the Walled City¨event, will be held in New York Saturday, April 11 at a currently unspecified location. More after the jump.
Ahead of this week's release of the March issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, Japanese blogs are listing the cast for TV anime Plastic Memories, accompanied by the news that the series is scheduled for April. The original near-future, robot girl slice of life sci-fi about features a collaboration between Infinite Stratos original character designer okiura and MAGES.' Steins;Gate writer Naotaka Hayashi.
An updated look at bishoujo anime focused Megami Magazine announcement of a second season of Is the Order a Rabbit? has director Hiroyuki Hashimoto, series composition writer Kazuyuki Fudeyasu and character designer Yousuke Okuda returning for the next adaptation of Koi's 2011 coffee house set moe manga. Get a look after the jump.
Following its debut at Comiket 87, and ahead of February 27th release date, Visual Arts has posted a short version of the opening of Holy Breaker!: The Witch Betrayed Blue Moon Wicca, the new visual novel from Clannad and Little Busters! veteran Itaru Hinoue. This theme is sung by Faylan with lyrics by Leo Kashida.
Fans hoping to help hatch the digital eggs on the site for the 15th anniversary Digimon Adventure anime, Digimon Adventure tri., are out of luck today. In a new teaser, DemiDevimon has taken over the site and its associated Twitter feed, rebuffing attacks and taunting visitors "Why don't you visit again, tomorrow? Hee hee hee..."