Volume 15 of ONE's Mob Pscyho 100 manga is due out in Japan on the 19th and an early look at the book has previewed plans for the series beyond the upcoming the drama. Setsuo Ito, the titular lead of the anime, will reprise Mob for a stage play, running at Galaxy Theater's Tokyo in Japan. Then, an anime project focused on Arataka Reigen will presented at the Maihama Ampitheater in Chiba in March.
Funimation kicks off their SimulDub of Juni Taisen on 10/18 at 3:00pm CT. To prepare for the launch of the adaptation of a light novel series written by Monogatari's Nisio Isin and illustrated by Arakawa Under the Bridge's Hikaru Nakamura, they've introduced the English dub cast. See who's who after the jump.
Some places are haunted by a crime or a tragedy. The town of Kurōzu-cho is haunted by a shape. The spiral specifically. This idea is explored in Junji Ito's 1998 horror manga Uzumaki and the creativity and the graphic consequences of madness spiralling out of the mundane has made the work a widely praised favorite. Character apparel shop Messa had a series of items based on Uzumaki offered earlier this year. Now, with Halloween and cold weather coming, they've made sure to get the creepy hoodie back in stock.
This week, Netflix's streaming service added 2011 Sunrise superhero anime Tiger & Bunny. The series is available in both subbed and dubbed format, but unlike the version that Viz streamed, it does not have the real-world sponsorship that adorn many of hero characters. More after the jump.
A project for a live-action adaptation of Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's Lone Wolf and Cub samurai manga is currently at Paramount with Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin (also known for The Fast and the Furious 3–6) still onboard to produce and possibly direct. A new update has Andrew Kevin Walker (Seven, 8MM, Sleepy Hollow) tapped to write a script. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of The Life of Budori Gusko, a 2012 anime movie based on the work of beloved author/poet Kenji Miyazawa. More after the jump.
You might need to blow your nose or wipe away some tears for this one. Bandai Premium has started sales on a Hunter x Hunter - Styling Meruem and Komugi figure set, complete with a replica Gungi board and their final game. Get a look after the jump.
Netflix had a big investor call yesterday.One of the headlines was one that beat estimations on their subscriber growth for the third-quarter, adding 5.3 million. Revenue was $2.98 billion vs. $2.97 billion expected. And, they have a new content budget of between $7 billion to $8 billion for next year. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos clarified that a sizable chunk of that $8 billion will go toward toward producing 30 new anime series and 80 new original films, all slated for release in 2018.
Funimation has planned an attractive slate of anime home video releases for January. Along with Crunchyroll collaborations like Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Berserk, there's Sunrise rescue My-Hime and more. Get the details after the jump.
As the live-action Full Metal Alchemist movie rapidly approaches, Good Smile Company has been busy lining up Nendoroid figures with their chibi take on the series. Ed and Al Elric previously went on sale and are scheduled to ship in January 2018. Roy Mustang went on sale last month, shipping a quarter later in April. And, to keep him company, a Riza Hawkeye figure is now also set to be added to the pipeline.
Last year, Tsunako's work from (yes, for that the fanservice, the artist is a woman) Kōshi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel series, Hyperdimension Neptunia and Fairy Fencer F was collected in a -Conserves- art book. One of its pieces has now inspired a 1/7 scale from Kadokawa. Date A Live's Kurumi Tokisaki trades her Astral Dress for nekomimi and stretches on a cat tower as seen in the original work.
An early look at the the latest Weekly Shonen Magazine is showing that Hikaru Katsuki's 2007 tennis manga Baby Steps is set to end in three more chapters. The Kodansha Manga Award Best Shounen Winner was adapted into a 2014-2015 50 episode anime. More after the jump.
North American publisher Dark Horse has announced that The Berserk Official Guidebook goes on sale March 14, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop! The 200-page paperback is priced at $14.99. More after the jump.
Halloween has arrived at Media Factory's light novel imprint, MF Bunko. Re:Zero's Rem and Ram, join four other heroines from in a series of stickers drawn by the associate series' artists. From mid October through the end of the month, these will be distributed at otaku haunted shops like Animate, Gamers and Melon Books.
For 10 years, Takahiro Omori has been working on an idea for an anime series. In that time, he's made Baccano, Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!!, Samurai Flamenco, and Princess Jellyfish. Now, along with their plans for Golden Kamuy and Kokkoku plans, Geno Studio (Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ) has announced plans to produce that TV anime.