This summer, through September 30th, a joint exhibit featuring Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and baseball novel adaptation Battery with production material, life-sized displays and more is running at Aqua City Odaiba 4F Noitamina Shop & Cafe Theater. Then, Kabaneri is back in compilation movies, screening in Japan December 31st and January 7th. The alt-audience anime programmer Noitamina has posted promos for the two events.
This week, mobile phone RPG Fate/Grand Order kicked off the second half of its summer event, introducing three more summonable alternate-class servants, including 4★Caster Marie Antoinette, ★Ruler Saint Marth and you've been waiting for her... 5★Archer Artoria Pendragon. More after the jump.
Following the recent news that the streaming service will be offering the fall 2016 TV anime adaptation of Nanbaka, based on the prison action comedy manga by Sho Futamata (now available on Crunchyroll Manga), Crunchyroll has posted an English-subtitled version of the series' trailer. Get a look after the jump.
Four years after the last season, and eight years after the first, Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume Yujin-cho or Natsume's Book of Friends is returning for a fifth run of anime. A preview screening of the first episode, featuring cast Hiroshi Kamiya, Kazuhiko Inoue, and Kazuma Horie is planned for October 1st, and today, the associated visual was published. Get a look after the jump.
This week's Shonen Sunday issue 39, out on August 24th, is announcing that that Hiromu Arakawa's hit farming manga Silver Spoon is returning in issue 40, out on the 31st. The winner of the Manga Taishō and Shogakukan Manga Award last published chapter 116 - "Four Seasons 19" in February.
On September 25th, One-Punch Man cast Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Yuki Kaji, Aoi Yūki, and Saori Hayami along with theme song performers JAM Project and Hiroko Moriguchi, reunite for a Wanpan Fall Festival event. In the latest build-up to the event, its visual got a third update with pair of S-Class additions in festival versions of Pri-Pri-Prisoner (CV Masaya Onosaka) and King (CV Hiroki Yasumoto). Get a look after the jump.
This fall, Creators in Pack (Ojisan and Marshmallow) will be adapting Riichi Kageyama's 2011, seven-volume ongoing web manga Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki (Young Kiitarou and His Youkai Picture Diary) into a series of 5-minute anime shorts with Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Ojisan and Marshmallow, Ozmafia) directing. The latest look at the next season's anime is a preview showcase of Noriyuki Imaoka's character designs. Get a look after the jump.
At the end of July, the site for Regalia The Three Sacred Stars announced that, following the debut of the fourth episode, the series' broadcast would be suspended until September 1, to be replaced in its timeslot with the first, second, 12th, and 13th episode of P.A.Works' 2012 TV anime Tari Tari. Now, with the return nearing, the serie's site has published a new visual.
The Bellfine Konosuba Aqua scale figure that was presented back in May is out this month, which means it's time for the character goods maker to line-up their next release. And, of course, it's chuunibyou arch-mage Megumin. The 1/8 scale figure stands 18.5 cm with hat Sculpted by ko_nen of modeloft, with Eldora Model painting, the figure with mini Chomusuke sells for 15,120yen ahead of a November release.
If you watched the last week's daily shorts of Shonen Jump psychic comedy The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., or caught the most recent weekly compilation episode, you'll have seen that in addition to a series of Christmas and New Year's bit, they featured the titular lead meeting a being almost as stand-offish as himself.... cat. And, for this special battle of wills, a big name voice actor was brought in to guest star.
On August 22, 2011, after leaving Gainax, Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ohtsuka etasblished Trigger, the studio that would bring the world anime from Inferno Cop, Little Witch Academia and Kill La Kill to Kiznaiver and Space Patrol Luluco. The fifth anniversary has been marked with special Comiket goods, and, last night, a Luluco marathon that ended with a special animated sequencing featuring mascot Trigger-chan and her buddies Muzzle and Spring from notable artists.
Today, a Trust The Ministry site has put stars of classic Osamu Tezuka manga, including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Dororo's Hyakkimaru, the Phoenix, Ambassador Magma and Rock against a flaming background with the names of artists Hiroya Oku (Gantz, Inuyashiki) Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill ), Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Oscar winner for "Flashdance... What a Feeling"), NekoshowguN (Lollipop Chainsaw, DrumMania), and Suda 51 (Grasshopper Manufacture), plus project supervisor Makoto Tezuka.
Before Linked Horizon, known to international anime fans for the Attack on Titan openings, there was Sound Horizon. In recent years, their narrative albums have been turned into manga, including one of their 2014 10th anniversary projects, Vanishing Starlight, the first volume of which will be collected in Japan on August 26th. To promote the release, Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren) has narrated a commercial.
This fall, Yuusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom returns with a set of anime movies that includes an adaptation of Kizuku Watanabe/Jou Aoto's RPG spoof spin-off Koro-sensei Quest and a "365 Days" compilation featuring new material. A limited screening of the paired features opens in Japan on November 19th, with advanced tickets going on sale September 3rd. A 365 Days visual was published today, with an updated theater listing and a look ticket bonses.
Digimon Adventure Tri. Part 3, Kokuhaku(Confession) opens its theatrical run September 24th before a Japanese Blu-ray release follows on November 2nd. The fall plans are being celebrated with a Halloween promotion at Ikebukuro's P'PARCO, presented with Limited Base pop up shop selling special goods between Septenber 23rd and October 12th. This week, a preview was posted with the visual featuring the cast in the Halloween costumes.