Just about a month before the sexy summer swimming anime, Free! comes back as Free! Eternal Summer and High Speed 2, the second volume of the light novel which the anime is based on will be released a few days before the broadcast on July 2nd. just like the first season. High Speed 2 will also have new characters and even more characters were teased on the alternate cover for the second novel which was just revealed. More after the jump!
Otaku Idol Shoko Nakagawa, also known as Shokotan has posted a series of selfies as characters from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. Shokotan is known as a long time and hardcore Jojo fan and this is her dream come true according to her Twitter posts. Skip this if you do not want spoilers, but if you don't mind, see the many photos she posted after the jump!
Voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro (voice of Fujiko Mine from Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Suruga Kanbaru from Monogatari series) has announced that she is now married in a post she made to the Mausu Promotion Agency blog on Sunday, June 8th. More after the jump!
The 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup is next week! Anime and videogame polling site Charapedia recently polled their visitors to decide which anime characters would make the "best eleven" if they were to make a team with male characters or female characters. The poll was conducted online from May 29 to June 4th and the result was posted on the 5th. Votes are made up of 44.2% male and 55.8% female anime fans. See the result after the jump!
The fictional band EGOIST out of the Guilty Crown anime has been producing great music after the end of the anime, such as Namae No Nai Kaibutsu and All Alone With You, the themes for the PSYCHO-PASS anime. EGOIST has otherwise been staying quiet until they announced their first live performance date for Anime Festival Asia 2014 in Indonesia in August. Following that, the band announced their first live show dates in Japan. See the dates after the jump.
Who is excited for the third season of the Black Butler anime in -Book Of Circus-? Animation studio A-1 Pictures posted an image on Twitter what the Black Butler author Yana Toboso sent to them to celebrate the first day of recording for the staff and the cast. See what it is after the jump!
We've seen many normal services offered with "moe" twists from Japan before, such as maid cafes, butler cafes and the popularity of being served by representatives in costume helped the idea to spread into many fields, and now includes dentistry. A Japanese dental clinic in Dental Beauty Salon PureCure now offers dental cleaning by a dentist dressed as a butler while patients lay on his lap. Check out my interview with the dentist after the jump!
The second preview for Summer BL love comedy anime Love Stage! has been posted with character voices. Tsubasa Yonaga will voice the main character, Izumi Sena and Takuya Eguchi will voice Ryoma Ichijo. Sound interesting enough? Let's mix DAIGO, a current Japanese male idol whose sister is responsible for putting him in the show as one of the characters in the series and even voicing the character! Watch the trailer after the jump!
School Idol Festival, otherwise known as the LoveLive! mobile app, became the highest selling mobile app in iTunes App Store for iPad in Japan shortly before its overseas debut and just reached 3 million downloads in Japan on May 23rd. School Idol Festival is all about the LoveLive! that fans love and the first in-game event feature macarons! More after the jump!
If you have a Twitter account, you may be aware that the layout for the web version has changed. The cover photo that faces the user now covers the top part of the user's page when displayed in browser and it seems that the official Servant x Service account just noticed the changes. See what the photo they originally chose did to their current page appearance after the jump!
Have you watched the new Godzilla movie yet? Some reactions after the official trailer release found on the Japanese internet expressed concerns for the size of the legendary Kaiju to be too large. Then, a Japanese Twitter user created a new size comparison image to ease concerns in a very unexpected way. See the image comparison after the jump!
It's been a while since the Werewolf game became very popular in Japan with a TV production and theatrical adaptation with popular voice actors. Of course, many versions the game also exist to spot something other than a werewolf. This particular version that will be on sale in Japan takes place in an otaku community to weed out "Ria-Ju", who are people who enjoy a great life. More after the jump, if you are an Otaku.
There are certain items you can find at Japanese drugstores that are so ingenious that you'd wish they were available at drugstores outside of Japan. When a product like that is also promoted by an anime, it's an even easier sell for me! Watch Mutta and Hibito from Space Brothers promote the Kao Megurhythm Steam Hot Eye Mask after the jump!
Eric Ng, otherwise known as Bigwhitebazooka is a cosplay photographer whose photos are regularly featured on news sites such as Kotaku, GameInformer and CosplayGen. He's launched his first Kickstarter project in Project: Bazooka - Epic Cosplay Photography. The 156 page hardcover book will feature beautiful cosplay photography that he's produced over the years with more than 65 cosplyers, including some Crunchyroll Cosplay Ambassadors. Get a sneak peek after the jump!
Gene Simmons, who doesn't really need a formal introduction, is the mouthpiece and frontman of one of the most well-known rock bands in the world in KISS and he accidentally came across images from Japanese school idol anime LoveLive! this past weekend because something about it looked really familiar to him. See how the fans, the anime director of the episode and the anime's character designer reacted. More after the jump!