Following the most recent one for the PreCure franchise announced last Saturday, Japan's national public broadcasting station NHK has launched a new national online poll project "All Rumic Anime Mega-Poll" to decide the most popular anime series based on internationally acclaimed artist Rumiko Takahashi's manga series, as well as character, TV episode, and song from them. Hit the jump for more details.
What's made Lupin the 3rd the beloved classic it's been for more than 50 years? A new NHK documentary aims to find out. Another Stories interviews actors and creators from across the world of anime and manga who have had a hand in Lupin's growth over the years to find out why we love the gentleman thief so much. Get a preview after the jump!
Telling spine-tingling tales of horror and the macabre is a summertime tradition in Japan, and now the NHK network is enlisting a group of veteran voice actors to perform spooky stories for a special, two-night TV program entitled "Seiyuu x Kaidan" ("Voice Actors x Ghost Stories") that will broadcast on August 14 & 15, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following the first one for the Gundam franchise in April 2018, NHK conducted another online poll titled "All Macross Big Voting." Fans of the 37-year-old Macross franchise were able to vote for their favorite series, characters, mechas, and songs. A total of 254,131 votes were cast between March 1 and April 21, 2019. See the results after the jump!
Gas up your 3D manuever gear, because a dramatic new preview video has been published for Attack on Titan Season 3, the ongoing TV anime adaptation based on Hajime Isayama's smash-hit manga about people trying to survive in a world besieged by cannibalistic giants. Hit the jump to check it out.
Voice actor Mamoru Miyano is preparing for his first collaboration with NHK's Minna no Uta! His new song, "I Am a Hero," premieres on the show early next year. Find out more after the jump!
The cast of KochiKame!, Osamu Akimoto's long-running comedy manga and TV anime series, is returning to Japanese TV with a new animated short TV special promoting the sport of goalball and the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Hit the jump to learn more.
The first cour of Season 3 of Attack on Titan has concluded, but the anime adaptation of Hajime Isayama's smash hit manga will continue on the NHK network in April of 2019, and now a new key visual has been published to preview future developments for the story. Hit the jump to check it out.
Tokusatsu Gagaga, a comedy seinen manga by Niwa Tanba about an office lady who tries to hide her obsession with special effects hero shows from her friends and co-workers, is being adapted into a seven episode live-action TV drama that will broadcast on NHK in January of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Real-life wheelchair tennis athlete Shingo Kunieda is entering the world of animation to challenge Eiichiro Maruo, the hero of Hikaru Katsuki's tennis manga Baby Steps, to a match in a short TV special animation promoting the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Hit the jump to learn more.
Although the series has concluded its first season on Japanese TV, Piano no Mori - a TV anime adaptation based on the seinen manga by Makoto Isshiki about a boy who trains to become a professional concert pianist after discovering an abandoned piano in the woods - will be returning for a second season in January of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kotoko Ayano's light novel TSURU-NE: Kazemai High School Japanese Archery Club has started streaming a 40-second teaser PV to introduce the voice cast for its five main characters, along with its main staff including director Takuya Yamamura who makes his directorial debut at Kyoto Animation. Check out the latest information after the jump!