Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have licensed the Brynhildr in the Darkness anime series. From Lynn Okamoto, original creator of legendary series Elfen Lied, Brynhildr in the Darkness is directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2). More after the jump.
This week, Pony Canyon began selling the EP of Maaya Uchida's Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!'s theme "Gimme! Revolution" on international digital music stores such as iTunes and Amazon MP3 Music. This continues their roll-out of autumn anime music following Ayana Taketatsu's "Kajirikake No Ringo" from Denki-Gai.
A series of making-of movie having been looking at the production of Toei Animation's Expelled from Paradise, directed by Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) with Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) writing the script. The latest look at its CG mecha animation, and can you say "Itano Circus?" Get a look after the jump.
Orca Toys has revealed their companion to their previously presented mizugi (swimsuit) figure of Oreimo's Kuroneko. The 1/7th scale, 15.5cm figure scheduled to be released in May for 10,000yen. While this one certainly makes an impression, she pales next to Griffon Enterprises' 1/2.5 scale 70cm catgirl swimsuit "superfigure." Scheduled for April, she's available in 38,880yen regular version and 41,904yen "soft bust" edition.
Following up on July's MF Bunko Summer School Festival 2014, the cast and staff of 8 Bit (Encouragement of Climb) upcoming TV anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragiboshi's Abosulte Zero light novel series have been listed. Episode director Atsushi Nakayama steps up to helm the project written by Takamitsu Kouno (We Without Wings). More after the jump.
A site has launched for a TV adaptation of Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?, the light novel series written by Fujino Omori with illustration by Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Yozakura Quartet ). Kill Me Baby's Yoshiki Yamakawa directs the series from Genco and J.C.Staff. More after the jump.
Two hot heroines du jour are set to join Medicom Toy's 30cm Real Action Heroes premium figure line. Fate/stay night's tsundere star Rin Tohsaka and KanColle's hungry aircraft carrier Akagi are both scheduled for July 2015 release, with the two selling for 25,488 Akagi yen each. Get a look after the jump.
Big Hero 6, Disney's upcoming CG animated film based on an obscure Marvel Comics super hero team based out of Japan, made its world premiere this week at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and from outlets likes Variety and Hollywood Reporter, critical consensus is that it's surprisingly good! And, it has some surprising anime connections. More after the jump.
While the Tokyo International Film Festival is presenting “The World of Hideaki Anno," Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki has explained that the work of Hayao Miyazaki would have been featured if he hadn't retired. So, it's appropriate that when invited to discuss "Cool Japan," the Japanese government's slogan for promoting the nation's culture industries, chief creative officer at Pixar John Lasseter spoke about Miyazaki's work and influence.
Japanese TV show host and former Megadeth heavy metal guitarist Marty Friedman has lent his language expertise to a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure themed conversational English instruction guide, set to be released in Japan October 24th. Check out the promo after the jump.
Konami has posted a third preview of the Nisekoi: Yomeiri!? (Wedding) PS Vita game. The love adventure with an original scenario and mini-games such as Metal Gear homage called “Stealthy Steps" is being planned for a November 27th release. Get a look after the jump.
During March's 10th anniversary Noitamina festivities, the alt-audience anime programming block announced that, following Psycho-Pass, their next movie will be a 2015 adaptation of the work of Satoshi Itō, a sci-fi novelist who wrote under the name Project Itoh, and who passed away in 2009 at age 34. Today, the block aired an ad for the adaptation of Project Itoh's Genocidal Organ. Get a look after the jump.
Following his work on 2012's Road to Ninja, series creator Masashi Kishimoto is back working on the scenario and character designs for The Last: Naruto the Movie. Since it was first announced, news about the manga has certainly given it a legitimate air of finality. Along with the movie celebrating 15 years of Naruto, the Naruto New Era Opening Project will also feature newly announced 2015 international Naruto Exhibition tour.
In addition to its strategy magic battles, PS Vita The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order is set to arrive on December 25th with a robust story mode supervised by light novel author Tsutomu Satō. Beyond offering special classes for customizing your CAD magic, there will be upwards of 30 hours of different character permutations. Dengeki Online has previewed this, along with the game's SAO collaboration costumes.
Kotobukiya has stepped in to solve the problem of figure collectors whose collections were lacking in scary naked guys! An action model of Attack on Titan's Eren in his titan form has been scheduled for February release. Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE) and Yuichi Kuwamura, it features regular and shouting expressions, and it's literally articulated up to the moveable eyeballs.