Aniplex of America announced that they will begin screening -KIZUMONOGATARI- PART 1: TEKKETSU, the first of the -KIZUMONOGATARI- film trilogy, in Canadian theaters starting this August. The prequel will see its Canadian debut at theaters in Calgary, Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver beginning August 28, 2016. More after the jump.
With this week's release of the September issue of Nyantype, the bishoujo magazine is announcing plans to skip an August release as it moves to a bimonthly schedule. The next issue will be released September 30th. More after the jump.
Teased last week, then revealed last weekend at the Wonder Festival figure event, Di molto bene's And you thought there is never a girl online?'s Ako Tamaki, in the guise of her "Ako" net game avatar, is already available for order. OSIRIS, M.I.C. sculpts the 23cm figure, selling for 15,984yen ahead of a December release. Get a look after the jump.
The Angry Birds Movie is set to be released in Japan on October 1st and leading into that, its Stella Pink Bird's Japanese dub actress was announced this week. Publicity notes that the character, voiced by Kate McKinnon in English, will be voiced by one of Love Live!'s μ's,
Closing out the work week, Funimation announced the English dub casts for D.Gray-man HALLOW and Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School. For Future Arc, they were able to bring back the voice cast from Danganronpa: The Animation (Season 1), and, they've brought in a new cast for the Despair arc. Future Arc premieres Wednesday, August 10 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM CT. Despair Arc premieres Thursday, August 11 at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT
Last fall, Anime De Training! Ex presented five girls, aiming to become idols, who lead the viewer through practicing various types of training, such as push-ups, sit-ups, back extensions, dance, yoga, stretch, trunk training, and Tai Chi. Today, there was some good news for fans looking to get in shape for the 2016 holidays. They're back, returning in October with Eri Suzuki joining the crew as Sakura. More after the jump.
After giving fans an early look with a banner hung up at the studio, Kyoto Animation published a preview of a bunch of determined looking band ladies in a new site visual for Sound! Euphonium. Check it out after the jump.
With Silver Mine wrapped up, it's now time for the One Piece anime to return its attention to material from Eiichiro Oda's manga. Specifically, the Zou Arc kicks off in July 31's episode 751. Preparing for this, casting for three of the major figures from the newly introduced Mink Tribe have been announced. See who's who after the jump.
Starting on April 1st and leading into the July 29th opening of Toho's new Godzilla movie, co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan), a series of art pieces have matching the series. The latest features Gainax vet Akira Amemiya and Yuji Kaneko's take on Godzilla meeting the pilots. Meanwhile, a new set of merchandise feature Asuka as the King of Kaiju.
It's almost time for this week's Thunderbolt Fantasy, and Namaniku ATK (Chaika the Coffin Princess, HaruChika), an artist with the puppet's original character designers at Nitro+ has again hyped the series with his take on the cast. This time, the subject is Night Devil Forest necromancer Xíng Hài, and this gives Namaniku ATK an opportunity to live up to his name. Get a look after the jump.
An early look at Shounen Magazine has revealed plans for a TV anime adaptation of Kouji Seo's (Suzuka, Kimi no Iru Machi) 2014 ongoing relationship drama/comedy Fuuka. More after the jump.
Live through death. Die for cuteness. Good Smile Company has launched pre-order for their first Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress figure with a super deformed Nendoroid of the mysterious fighting girl who goes by the name "Mumei." Check it out after the jump.
Yen Press had a pair of new manga licenses to announce this week with news that the publisher has picked up Spirit & Cat Ears and A Kiss and White Lily for Her. The first volumes of both of these titles will be added to their February 2017. More after the jump.
Following the initial announcement at San Diego Comic Con, anime/manga distributor VIZ Media has discussed their collaboration with Rooster Teeth, the Austin, TX-based entertainment and media company behind the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, called the first western anime series to be distributed to Japan. More after the jump.
Anime distributor Sentai Filmworks and pop culture apparel developer Ripple Junction to bring a new line of merchandise to mass market and specialty retailers across the country, including, Hot Topic. The new line of merchandise will feature titles from the Sentai Filmworks catalog like My Love Story as well as titles from the Spring 2016 lineup, including Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Onigiri, Flying Witch, Bakuon!!, and RIN-NE.