With the help of the 3D projection system from Crypton Future Media’s labo team “Labopton," Hatsune Miku performed with DUB-Russell and (*L_*) at the legendary Womb nightclub for Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014. Get a look after the jump
The sixth Naruto Shippuden movie, Road to Ninja, supervised by series creator Masashi Kishimoto and notably featuring mirror versions of the cast designed by the author, hits North American home video today. Check out Viz's extended trailer after the jump.
In addition to the current anime, Hitoshi Iwaaki's sci-fi horror Parasyte is set to be adapted into a pair of live-action films by director Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato) to be released on November 29, 2014 and April 25, 2015. The Parasyte -the maxim- has swept up in the theatrical hype with a doudle episode planned this week. More after the jump.
Viz has announced the license of manga series Twin Star Exorcists. The onmyouji mystic warrior series by Good Luck Girl/Binbogami Ga! author Yoshiaki Sukeno launched in Jump SQ in 2013. A North America launch is planned for July 2015. More after the jump.
Japanese anime blogs have begun posting early news of a Tokyo Ghoul Carnaval smartphone game, reportedly coming from Bandai Namco this winter. The free-to-play game boasts 3D action controlled with swipe motion. Get a look after the jump.
The flood of Magic Knights Rayearth merchandise timed to the 20th anniversary of the anime adaptation of CLAMP's modern-girls-in-fantasy-world series has gotten fashionable as SuperGroupies has begun taking orders for a trio of boots based on MKR's' heroines. Get a look after the jump.
Originally released as an all-ages Windows game in 2011, then as a PS Vita visual novel earlier this year Key's (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) ninth work, Rewrite, is set to be released for PlayStation 3 with full voiceover as well as enhanced visuals and sounds, slated for February 11th, 2015. More after the jump.
Spike Chunsoft brings back their AoT 3DS game on December 4th for Attack on Titan ~ The Last Wings of Humanity CHAIN. This one features more stages, missions, character voices, weapons, costumes, and, of course, titans. The game launches with a crossover DeNA and Mobage's Clash of Clans-like iOS/Android game Roar to Freedom that sees Roar's original character Freedom playable in Chain. More after the jump.
Following its presentation at Kadokawa Games×Fromsoftware Media Briefing 2014 Autumn, the first trailer has been posted for KanColle Kai, the PS Vita port of the browser game that started the anthropomorphized historical warship phenomenon. Scheduled for spring 2015, the game will feature updated interface and strategic elements to take advantage of the new platform. Get a look after the jump.
TeddyLoid, of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt fame, has recently recaptured the attention of anime fans by providing the music for way sexy, way NSFW Me!Me!Me!. So it was a good time to point otaku to their latest music video from this fall's EP Under the Black Room and first album Black Moon Rising. Check it out after the jump.
Continuing a tradition employing anime heroines in its school awareness campaigns, the National Federation of All Japan Guide Dog Training Institution has followed Bodacious Space Pirates, a couple years of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Evangelion, Hayao Miyazaki's work and World Masterpiece Theater with Raraiya Monday from Gundam Reconguista in G. Get a look after the jump.
The Japan Animator Expo is a showcase of 30 shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara. Next in the lineup, set to premiere on November 28th, is "Carnage," designed and directed by animator Akira Homma with Hayato Tanaka writing the Studio Khara produced short. More after the jump.
Moe mahjong gets nice home video packaging as Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A is set to be collected in a Blu-ray box hitting Japan on March 18th. The 16 episode 2012/2013 series will be presented in a box with art by character designer Masakatsu Sasaki and special booklet, along with new OVA short "Kuro's Birthday" and a Nendoroid figure of Teru Miyanaga. Get a look after the jump.
The January issue of Shonen Ace is set to launch Wandering Wonder World, the first shonen manga series by PEACH-PIT (author of shoujo like Shugo Charo and seinen like Rozen Maiden - borderline works like Dengeki Comic gao!s DearS and GFantasy's Zombie Loan complicate the "first" declaration.) Get a look after the jump.
AXS TV (previously HDNet ) has announced plans to broadcast New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2015. The NJPW deal is set to feature 13 episodes, including the 2013 G-1 Climax tournament. Mauro Ranallo and UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett will be recording English commentary starting in December. More after the jump.