Promising a more substantial preview on April 2nd, the latest look at Aniplex, Key and P.A. Works' original anime Charlotte comes from a new TV ad. Get a look after the jump.
Leading into this Sunday's P'sLIVE! 02 ~ LOVE & P's ~ performance of cute girl anime voice actresses at the Yokohama Arena, Yuruyuri's Nanamoriuchi☆Gorakubu (Minami Tsuda, Rumi Ookubo, Shiori Mikami and Yuka Ootsubo) will be appearing in a Saturday webcast, and to hype that, series manga author Namori has posted a special idol sketch.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders' Boston Terrier Iggy checks his outsized ego to cosplay as his traveling companions and archenemy Dio in a set of rubber mascots. This assortment of six 65 x 60mm charms ship in June from MegaHouse. Get a look after the jump.
A handsome, older Naruto, as the ninja appears in The Last: Naruto the Movie is the subject of the latest figure in MegaHouse's GEM series of female audience focused figures. The 20cm, 1/8th statue ships in July for 10,584yen. Get a look after the jump.
As they did with Dragon Ball Z Kai, Adult Swim is set to try out a rebroadcast of the previous week' One Piece at 8:30pm. The programming block's Jason DeMarco clarifies that new episodes will be airing on the Toonami block proper at 3:30am. More after the jump.
Viz Media's Shojo Beat label has announced a pair of manga to close out 2015 and start 2016. Bloody Maryby Akaza Samamiya is scheduled for December. That's followed by Honey So Sweet by Amu Meguro in January. More after the jump.
On January 7, a pair of gunmen attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which had attracted attention for its depiction of Islamic figures. Revered anime director Hayao Miyazaki touched on the subject on TBS radio, and in keeping with his complex political views, he questioned the wisdom of Charlie Hebdo's cartoon. The magazine responded, and in keeping with their approach, they weren't having any of Miyazaki's proffered point of view.
Recently, if you Google image searched the name of a World War II Japanese warship, the results would be flooded with KanColle kanmusu ship girls. In the case of Yamato Class Battleship Musashi, that was upended this week because Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced the discovery of her wreckage. More after the jump.
In 2013, James Harvey's Bartkira Project was a comics event where every participant takes five pages from the original Akira manga, to collectively redraw Katsuhiro Otomo's entirety of the work in their own styles with characters from The Simpsons. Given the parameters, it took almost 500 international participants to get through the six volumes of the original epic. The work is getting more attention with an exhibit at non-neo Tokyo's Gallery Hakusen.
The third and final volume of the Ryou Akizuki illustrated Kill La Kill manga was released in Japan this week. Along with this, pre-orders launched for the third volume of Saki Nonoyama's modern-Japan set alternate universe Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Otoko Doahou! Hen manga, featuring a limited edition with a special variant of the Fräulein Revoltech 010 Yoko Littner figure. A selection of participating bookstores are promoting these with special crossover art.
Distribution plans have been laid out for Ninja Slayer From Animation with the Trigger adaptation of "Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez'"s Japanese take on the American take on Japanese sci-fi and martial arts light novel series streaming globally starting April 16th, 2015, followed by a 2016 Japanese TV broadcast. More after the jump.
Bandai's latest play on adorably cute Beargguy is a set of four 1/144th scale Puchigguy kits based on Gundam Build Fighters Try's second ending. Winning Year, Burning Red, Lightnight Blue and Mirai/Future Pink are selling for 540yen each with display base ahead of a May release. Get a look after the jump.
Kancolle, meet can opener. Aniplex Mobile is gearing up for Kaden Shoujo, a free-to-play puzzle RPG for iOS and Android devices, launching this spring. In the year 20XX, a mysterious portal opened, producing chips that gave life to over 100 types of consumer electronics girls. Now, they must match colored chips to stay powered and fuel the skill used to fight off an the forces of an evil electronics factory.
The latest bit of hype leading up to the April 12th premiere of the TV anime adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's supernatural/romantic comedy manga Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches concerns the series' themes. Announced with this week's release of their new live performance DVD, the trio WEAVER are on the series' opening "Kuchizuke Diamond." Meanwhile, Mimi Meme MIMI, illustrated alter-ego of Yuki Takao, voice of the series' Maria Sarashima, is on the ending "Candy Magic."
Viz has announced that Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga will make its highly anticipated English debut on March 17th on digital platforms that include their Vizmanga.com site and apps, as well as eBook formats including Nook, Kindle, Kobo, comiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. It's joined by digital premieres and rescue licenses of Spell of Desire, Calling You, Girls Bavo, Ratman and Someday's Dreamers: Spellbound. More after the jump.