Before they became anime... Before they were published light novels.... Maoyu and Log Horizon were stories that Mamare Touno serialized online on venues like 2channel. So, maybe it shouldn't be too surprising that the writer has been interested in engaging fans on the board's English equivalent, 4chan. With the premiere of Log Horizon episode 10, he's returned to the board. See what he said after the jump.
Between the Japanese run of Madoka Magica Rebellion and the end of year doujinshi mega-event Comiket 85, art portal Pixiv ran a Madoka IlliCon (illustration contest). Winners receive prizes including autographed posters and illustrations woulf be published in an artbook compilation tentatively titled “Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: ILLUST COLLECTION” sold at C85. Check out the winnters after the jump.
Griffon Enterprises has been working hard to match the classiness of Vividred Operation with their figures. Towards that end, they've scheduled a 1/2.5 scale, 60cm Himawari Shinomiya -Swimsuit ver. "Super Figure" for January. As you might imagine from that size, the figure is expensive, but it you're willing to pay a premium, you can get a soft bust version. Get a look after the jump.
To Love-Ru: Darkness is headed to the PlayStation Vita as Battle Ecstasy, due to hit Japan May 22nd. In the game, you'll communicate with the girls in adventure game play, then go into action battle mode to rescue ones being threatened by monsters, as you build you're own harem based on the popular Jump manga series. More after the jump.
Samurai Flamenco will be continuing into the winter anime season, at which point it will be joined by the second part of Silver Spoon in the Noitamina line-up. After Tuesday's teaser, designs and names for four more cast members have been revealed on Twitter. Get a look after the jump.
FUNimation just released the first season on home video last month, which is good timng because ecchi fighting manga Maken-Ki! returns to TV this winter in a second TV series from a a new studio. Get a look at the new promo after the jump.
Namco Bandai has launched a teaser site for Space Galaga, an iOS/Android Galaga fixed shooter game based on Space Dandy. Get a look after the jump.
Last month, the Japanese Racing Association (JRA) launched an Attack on Titan Japan Cup promo collaboration with a rhythm Flash game and a character poll tied to the Arima Kinen, a race run this December in which fans vote for 10 of the 16 runners. The AoT poll allowed fans to vote as many times as they wanted, and it was trolled, hard. See the results after the jump.
Forget what cable networks might tell you. It takes a real Hero of Cosplay to emulate the heroines of Kill La Kill, and we're starting to see some pros take up the dare. Get a look at the results after the jump.
To celebrate the Japanese releases of Marvel Comics based movies Thor: Dark World and Captain America: Winter Soldier, Kinnikuman (or MUSCLE in English) creator(s) Yudetamago have drawn a tribute of the two super heroes, to be published in the issue of Shonen Jump doing on sale January 4th. Get a look after the jump.
Otaku home decor outfitter Curtain Damashii is still going strong. After adding new Fate/zero, Madoka Magica and Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS designs this fall, they are now introducing sets based on Sword Art Online, and of course the ubiquitous Kan Colle this month. Get a look after the jump.
It turns out that there are more differences between Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama and Gundam creator Yoshiyuki "Kill 'Em All" Tomino than just the use of "pornographic" violence. Unlike old Minagoroshi no Tomino, Isayama is reluctant to slaughter his cast. More after the jump.
VAP will be bringing some neat items for Hunter x Hunter fans flush with cast to the upcoming Jump Festa 2014 event, highlighted by jewellery recreations of the Blue Planet and Paladin's Necklace items from the Greed Island card. Get a look after the jump.
Japan's branch of Pizza Hut has a long history of anime co-promotions, but their Domino's, of Hatsune Miku fame, has been doing tie-ins with the Tiger & Bunny movies. With Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- on in February, Domino's is gearing up for a second promotion and hyping it with sports of special tribute pizza tribute art. Get a look after the jump.
It's time again to be prepare for a bit of jealousy as the special goods for doujinshi mega-event Comic Market are revealed. With Comiket 85 set to take place at Tokyo Big Sight December 29-31, the markers of Girls und Panzer and Gargantia have revealed their official hug pillows for the event. Get a look after the jump.