From the anime series SoniAni comes a figure of Super Sonico as the Nitro+ music mascot appeared in episode 10 of the series, dressed in the 2013 Racing Miku Supporters' outfit! The figure is based on an illustration by character designer Santa Tsuji, and faithfully keeps all of the impressive volume. The 1/7th scale figure is on sale now ahead of an early 2017 release.
A new commercial featuring featuring OP song "The LiBERTY" performed by Fo‘xTails is offering the latest look at the anime adaptation of Satsuki Yoshino's Handa-kun comedy, a prequel to her Barakamon series. This has been published online along with the introduction of female classmate cast additons that include Kaede Hondo as Miyoko Kinjo, Miku Itou as Maiko Mori and Kimiko Saito as Juri.
Summer's TV anime adaptation of Atami Michinoku's Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu has been featured in a new preview. The 2015 ongoing web 4 panel follows a heterosexual highschool boy with a passion for boy's love manga. Get a look after the jump.
Starting in 2009, Kyoto Animation has looked for talent in an annual award that has brought publication, then anime adaptations, of honorable mention recipients Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Free!, and Beyond the Boundary. In 2014 novel Violet Evergarden was the first grand prize winner, and there are plans in the world for it. Now, the parameters have been announced for 2017's eighth awards, and there's a bit of a change.
Art and business have rarely been entirely divorced at Studio Ghibli. Maybe contrary to the perceived spirit of the production house, they have not been too shy about selling merchandise. Years before they stopped producing their own movies, they were already talking about downsizing to a core of staff needed to manage rights. Now, the business side of Ghibli has come up again in relation to one of their art exhibits.
As Space Patrol Luluco prepares to wrap up, Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for the figures that they've been teasing throughout the course of the sci-fi comedy anime's run. Of course, there's a Nendoroid, but, in addition to that version of the character, there's their second-ever transforming Metamoroid (the first had Rin turn into Wooser.) Get a look after the jump.
The Studio Deen adaptation of KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! has taken to Twitter with the announcement that a second TV anime will continue the adaptation of Jitakukeibihei's (Natsume Akatsuki) hit fantasy series in winter 2017. The initial run went for 10 episodes in winter 2016. More after the jump.
Ninja Division Publishing and Seven Seas Entertainment have announced the formation of a new joint venture game company, Shinobi 7. This promises to bring together Ninja Division's ame design with Seven Seas’ know-how in license acquisition and curation. Shinobi 7 will focus on producing tabletop games that are based on hit anime, manga, and pop culture brands. This fall, Shinobi 7 will launch its first title, Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game.
Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases. Planned releases of Sentai Filmworks titles include the popular My Love Story!!, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Get the details after the jump.
Hit fantasy anime Re:ZERO has announced a second collaboration with the Akihabara locations of Go Go Curry. This time, the promotion running July 15-31st will have a chance to pick up a Rem and Ram clear file, and the opportunity to get a Re:ZERO branded curry spoon. Get a look after the jump.
With shows set to premiere July 7th, North American anime distributor Funimation has announced their initial sumer 2016 anime streaming simulcast line-up. They will also be selecting simulcast titles for their Broadcast Dub treatment (near-simulcast English dubbing). The exact number and specific titles will be announced once the complete simulcast line-up is made public. More after the jump.
The July additions to Netflix's streaming service have been published, and, noteable for anime fans, their exclusive on the TV anime adaptation of Magi: Sinbad no Bouken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad), a spin-off/prequel of Shinobu Ohtaka's Magi manga series, is set to debut on the 14th. The first half of P.A Works' 15th anniversary mecha series Kuromukuro leads in on July 4th.
There's plenty going on with Key's (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) ninth work, Rewrite. In anticipation of summer's adaptation by 8-Bit's team from the Grisaia anime, VisualArts has published a preview of the themes "Philosophyz" and "Sayaka na Hajimari(Modest Beginning)" by Runa Mizutani (NanosizeMir), with lyrics by Yuto Tonokawa, Shinji Orito composing and MintJAm arranging. More after the jump.
An early look at next Monday's Shonen Jump issue 30 is revealing that the magazine is set to tease news concerning Assassination Classroom/RPG spoof spin-off Koro-sensei Quest, as well as big-doings for Gintama (also to be featured on the cover) in issue 31, out on July 4th. More after the jump.
After their earlier Meiko, figure maker Creative Union is back with a second Prison School figure. This time, leggy Hana Midorikawa is the subject of the Hdge technical statue. Based on an illustration by manga author Akira Hiramoto, Keita Kawai sculpts the figure, which is available for pre-order now. She sells for 15,120yen with shipping scheduled for October. Get a look after the jump.