Max Factory's figma line plays to its poseable strength with a new figure of Gravity Rush 2 heroine Kat. While this is 2017's first figma offered for general sale with Good Smile Company distributing, two exclusives for February's Winter edition of figures mega-event have been previewed: Saber/Altria Pendragon [Lily]: Third Ascension ver. from Fate/Grand Order and Snow Miku: Twinkle Snow ver.
Gundam Thunderbolt, the anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's mature auidience manga, is back for a second season this spring. Preparing for the renewed Feddie versus Zeon showdown, a preview offers a look at the second run of anime. Get a look after the jump.
Genericon, taking place March 3-5 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate Troy, New York has announced plans to host Studio Trigger associated anime talent Hiromi Wakabayashi and Shigeto Koyama. Wakabayashi has had numerous production projects of the studio's notable works, including script work on Inferno Cop, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia. Koyama is a noted designer and animator who also contributed to Inferno Cop, Luluco and Kill La Kill.
When μ's decided to handle the third years' graduation. Subaru and Emilia's reunion. Mother's Rosario. Whether it's triumph or tragedy; a great battle or just closing the book on a stage of life, anime offers plenty of reasons to bring out a handkerchief. Charapedia asked its Japanese anime fans to name the anime that stir up emotions in their latest 10,000 Reader Poll.
Move over Section 9. That bunch of amateurs have been replaced as, following last year's Ghost in the Shell campaign, true hacker Kazuto Kirigaya will be leading the way for 2017's Cyber Security Awareness Month. More after the jump.
This week's chapter of Eiji Masuda's 2013 supernatural relationship comedy series, known as Actually, I Am..., My Monster Secret or Jitsu wa Watashi wa, has announced plans to end in another four chapters. If it is present in every issue, this would place the conclusion in the Shonen Champion out February 16th. More after the jump.
She made an appearance in the montage in the last seconds of the first season opening. She got a role in last spring's OVA episode, "God's Blessings on This Wonderful Choker!," with Aki Toyosaki cast as the role (Kana Hanazawa previously voiced her in a drama CD). And, this week, Konosuba TV anime watchers got to meet Yunyun, the popular chūnibyō arch-wizard Megumin's friend/rival. More after thejump.
The latest Weekly Shonen Magazine has teased that an announcement concerning Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches is planned for the magazine's January 25th issue. When this leaked, speculation was split between a follow-up to the 2015 Liden Films OVAs and TV anime, or a conclusion to the 2012 manga. There's now another early look at the magazine, and it turns out that the news will be the latter.
Vertical have their translated edition of NISIOISIN's BAKEMONOGATARI, Part 2: Monster Tale novel scheduled for February 28th. Stoking the anticipation for the modern folklore mysteries, the North American publisher has previewed its cover art. More after the jump.
MS Factory, the folks behind recent attention-grabbing hug pillows from Panty and Stocking, Leiji Matsumoto, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU aren't quite ready with their Yuri!!! on Ice yet. They are still working with the anime creators, getting it approved and such. They are however ready to show an enticing glimpse of what's in development. Check it out after the jump.
Through the end of February, Bandai Namco is celebrating up for the release of smartphone game Accel World: End of Burst, the latest mobile tie-in light novel series by Sword art Online author Reki Kawahara. They were incentivizing pre-registration with promise of SR cards featuring Kuroyukihime and the like, and now it's time to deliver on this. And, with that, the latest promo piece features art of the heroes in the IRL school outfits.
If it follows the pattern of series like Knights of Sidonia, Ajin and Seven Deadly Sins, Netflix will launch the Little Witch Academia TV anime when the Japanese run breaks or completes. In the meantime, the Japanese broadcast hits its third episode this Sunday, and @Trigger_Tattun, production studio Trigger's most internationally engaged social media user, has been stoking the anticipation. More after the jump.
The Sith will be taking more revenge on Good Smile Company's Nendoroid figure line this June with a new super deformed figure of The Force Awakens bad boy Kylo Ren. This fifth Star Wars Nendoroid and second from Episode VII is on sale now. Get a look after thejump.
Kodansha Comics has announced the debut of A Silent Voice author Yoshitoki Oima’s newest manga serial, the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity. The first 10 chapters of To Your Eternity will be available on January 24th as digital editions on comiXology and Kindle. To promote this, Kodansha has posted a free, translated preview with the complete first chapter.
This spring, Black Lagoon creator Rei Hiroe serves as concept creator, character designer and writer for Re:Creators, a TV anime directed by Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero, Aldnoah.Zero) at his Studio Troyca. Out yesterday, the February issue of Lagoon home magazine Sunday GX spoke to Hiroe about the project, and timed for that, a look at the character designs were published online. Get a look after the jump.