Bandai Visual has announced the launch of a new "Oppai" brand for all your classy One-Punch Man inspired attire needs. Planned for July 22nd release, there's an apron for all you S-Class homebodies (3,500), shirt for all you put-upon villains (4,000yen), oppai t-shirts in three colors (3,000yen), and the classic parka getting a re-issue (5,500yen). Get a look after the jump.
Some lucky Yahoo auction bidder is going to be the envy all of those Evangelion goods collectors. Before this new Cutie Honey - Tears, before the 2007 Live tokusatsu show with gravure idol Mikie Hara, Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno helmed a Gainax produced live-action adaptation of Go Nagai's pioneering tranforming magic girl hero. After it was shot, Anno and star Eriko Sato signed a toilet, displayed at Shinjuku TOKYU MILANO Cinema. It's now up for auction!
It was ten years ago this month that anime watchers first met Haruhi Suzumiya and her band of aliens, time travelers, and espers Now, to celebrate, Lantis has helped the SOS Brigade become YouTubers. Their rookie effort and associated site help kick off the anniversary plans with "The Complete Soundtrack of Haruhi Suzumiya." More after the jump.
In time for this week's episode 5 of Space Patrol Luluco, figure maker Good Smile Company has published a look at their upcoming Nendoroid super-deformed figure of the Trigger sci-fi comedy anime's titular heroine, along with something more exotic. The obscure Metamoroid like is back. Previously, this turned Rin into Wooser. Now, Luluco brings Justice to the universe with a figure that transforms into gun mode.
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has posted video of the heavy damage to “Laputa no Michi” (Road of Laputa) running through Aso in the heavily earthquake-affected Kumamoto Prefecture. The Kario main road got nicknamed for Hayao Miyazaki's original Studio Ghibli movie, Castle in the Sky because the scenic view appears to be floating due to low-lying clouds obscuring the lower part of Mount Aso. Get a look after the jump.
Next up in the Love Live! Sunshine!! cast introduction recordings is Hanamaru Kunida, voiced by Kanako Takatsuki. "Maru" is the daughter of the local temple keepers. While this first-year is a reader by habit, she's also a talented singer, and so when her friend Ruby joins the school idol unit, Hanamaru needs to accompany her (check out where her profile takes that whole line of thought). Get a listen after the jump.
Aniplex wraps up the last run of Owarimonogatari anime and the "Shinobu Mail" story this week with the release of the three episode fifth Blu-ray/DVD. Bonus features on the limited edition Blu-ray include a music collection CD and new character commentary from series author Nishio Ishin. Along with the release was a look at its digipak art by anime character designer Akio Watanabe. Get a look after the jump.
Ahead of his big introduction in episode in May 1st's episode 739, "The Strongest Creature - Yonko - Kaido of the Beasts" the One Piece anime has announced the casting for the next of the Four Emperors to make his big presence felt, Kaido. Tesshō Genda, voice dub actor for Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as Optimus Prime and animated Batman, will be voicing this sure-to-be-important character.
Sentai Filmworks has Cross Ange scheduled for two collections, offered on Blu-ray or DVD June 21st and August 23rd. They'll be building toward these with an incremental announcement of the series cast, and they kicked that off today with the introduction of Vivian voice actress Brittney Karbowski. Get a look after the jump.
It's coming down to the wire on the second and final season of Assassination Classroom anime. In time for this week's episode 16, "Past Time," the series' site was updated with a new visual, featuring a stare-down between a particularly grim looking Nagisa and Karma. Get a look after the jump.
In anticipation of the May 31st Blu-ray and DVD release of the first 13-episode collection of Log Horizon 2, Sentai Filmworks has announced a lengthy English dub cast list for the economics/fantasy/game adventure anime. See who's who after the jump.
Ahead of a planned Creators in Pack (Ojisan and Marshmallow) presentation May 3rd at the Machi ★ Asobi pop culture event, plans have been announced for a TV anime adaptation of Riichi Kageyama's 2011, seven-volume ongoing manga Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki (Young Kiitarou and His Youkai Picture Diary). More after the jump.
This season's adaptaton of Mimana Orimoto's girls on motorcycles comedy Bakuon!! has announced the introduction of Ibuki Kido as the club's newest member, Chisame Nakano, a Honda Racing NSF 100 favoring racing prodigy with a bit of a complex due to her small size.
Steam Greenlight, used to gauge consumer interest on the digital distribution service, has begun listing early (1998 PC, 2010 PS3) Leaf visual novel White Album. Questions about the authenticity of these plans to release an English translation of the adventure game were raised when the list was credited to Leaf, who have not previously been directly tied to localizations or Steam releases. More after the jump.
Anime fashion brand SuperGroupies is back with a new line of Naruto Shippuden inspired accessories, this time adapting the personalities of the Akatsuki into a set of jewelry. Itachi is represented by a necklace decorated with red agate (9,800yen), Deidara is a bangle with blue lapis lazuli, shaped to evoke the mouth/palm (6,800yen), and Sasori is a ring, decorated with purple amethyst and a dangling chain to represent chakra puppet strings (8,800yen).