Netflix (colony) dropped a bombshell of an announcement today, with the confirmation that the streaming media giant is working with Legendary Entertainment to produce a live action film based on the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise.
Funimation has announced that one of its acquired international brands in Manga Entertainment UK, the seminal English publisher and distributor of Japanese animation over the past three decades in the UK and abroad, will be rebranded. Read on for a condensed history of the brand.
Japanese computer accessory manufacturer Electroys has developed a new USB hub with 3 Type-C and 3 of the more common Type-A 3.0 ports in the shape of the menacing Eva Unit 01. Read on for the details.
In an unexpected press release, Japanese production conglomerate Big West and Robotech producer Harmony Gold have announced that both sides have officially ended their two decades long legal battle over the rights to Macross and the recognition of Robotech, leading to new global distribution for each franchise. Read on for the details.
Japanese manga author Takao Saito, noted for being one of the most tireless manga authors in the manga industry, now has a Guinness World Record to his name and list of accolades. Read on for the details.
J-Novel Club has announced its latest slate of seasonal manga and light novel announcements while also announcing a brand new initiative and expansion to European fiction. Read on for the details.
Laid-Back Camp has seen its share of camping and travel-related tie-ins, but this latest tie-in serves as a tribute to one of its most popular characters in Minami Toba. Read on for the details.
Japanese otaku couture brand SuperGroupies has launched yet another collaboration with a beloved franchise, this one featuring Hunter x Hunter. Read on for the details.
Sentai Filmworks continues its slate of announcements with the acquisition of the 2019 Dororo anime adaptation produced by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions. Read on for the details.
In the run up to the long-awaited premiere of Fruits Basket: The Final Season on April 5th and announced during AnimeJapan 2021 on Sunday, it was confirmed that manga author Natsuki Takaya will draw 12 illustrations for use during ending segments of each episode in the forthcoming season. Read on for a preview of the first illustration.
Funimation has released its own English-subtitled trailer for Megalobox 2: Nomad on Twitter. Read on for the trailer.
In news that will surprise many, figure manufacturer Funko has officially expanded into the Japanese retail market with the launch of its popular, if polarizing POP! line of super deformed collectible figures with Dragon Ball Z leading the way. Read on for the details.
A new key visual has been revealed for the isekai anime I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level. Hit the jump for the visual.
Manga publisher Denpa Books has closed out their acquisition announcements for the season with a bombshell of a license rescue, with the confirmation that the imprint will release Moto Hagio's seminal shoujo manga They Were Eleven in an expanded and complete edition. Read on for the details.
Back in November of last year, we previously covered the Japanese launch of a new Eva Sports merchandise campaign. Now, the cruiser skateboards produced by Elos will be made available in the US in collaboration with Eva Sports for the first time ever. Read on for the details.