It's a blast from the past (or possibly the future), because Kadokawa has released a special preview video promoting Yojohan Time Machine Blues ("The Tatami Time Machine Blues"), a sequel novel to The Tatami Galaxy written by Tomihiko Morimi and Makoto Ueda and featuring a cover illustration by Yusuke Nakamura, and the video features voice actor Shintarō Asanuma reprising his role as the fast-talking protagonist from the 2010 TV anime adaptation of The Tatami Galaxy. Hit the jump to check it out.
Maru Maru Danshi Project - a mixed media project by DK Co., Ltd. that features LINE stickers, manga, and novels focusing on 22 unique high school boys - is celebrating the release of the Maru Maru Danshi Project -Youkosou 1-nen A-gumi e- ("Welcome to 1st Year Class A") novel on the Piccoma service with a voice preview video. Hit the jump to check it out.
Director Mamoru Oshii is keeping busy recently: when he's not too occupied playing Fallout 4 or directing a new "school fantasty" live-action film, the director of The Sky Crawlers and Assault Girls is also gearing up to direct an animated adaptation of Chimera, a series of science fiction novels written by Baku Yumemakura about a young man with a monster dwelling inside his body. Hit the jump to learn more.
New key visuals have been published for the upcoming stage play adaptation of JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, and now the entire cast of Chinese Zodiac-themed assassins has been revealed in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to check them out.
A stage play based on JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR is coming soon with performances in Tokyo and Kobe, and now the production has shown off three of its killer cast in full make-up and costume. Hit the jump to check them out.
Nision Isin's Chinese Zodiac-inspired deathmatch light novel, JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, has already been adapted into a manga and a TV anime, and now it's getting a new treatment as a live-action stage play that will run in Kobe and Tokyo in May of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
October has been a big month for Nisio Isin's Chinese Zodiac-themed "battle royal" novel, Juni Taisen: not only has an anime adaptation begun airing, but the book is also getting a new softcover release in Japan from Shueisha, a new hardcover release in North America from Viz Media, and a sequel novel entitled Juni Taisen vs. Juni Taisen that will be released in Japan in December of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to an announcement released by Japanese publisher Kobunsha on August 29, 2017, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, a series of epic fantasy novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka, will conclude with the release of the 16th volume of the series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fur is going to fly in the Fall of 2017, because Crunchyroll will be distributing JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, an upcoming TV anime based on the "battle royale" novel by Nisio Isin in which a group of 12 Chinese Zodiac-themed warriors face off in mortal combat in a cruel contest that only 1 can win. Hit the jump to learn more.
The adventures of Nadja, an orphan girl living in early 20th century England and the protagonist of the 2003 shojo romance TV anime Ashita no Nadja ("Tomorrow's Nadja"), will continue in a sequel novel written by Tomoko Konparu, the writer responsible for the series composition of the original show. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for the Gate: Thus the Japanese Self-Defense Force Fought There! franchise has announced a new phase for the novels that shifts focus from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in the original novel and anime adaptation to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces. Hit the jump for the initial details
The main cast have been announced for Juuni Taisen ("The War of 12"), an upcoming TV anime based on the novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of twelve warriors forced into a deadly game where only one can survive. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual and a new preview video have been released for Juuni Taisen, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of warriors patterned after the Chinese zodiac squaring off in a battle royal style death match. Hit the jump to learn more.