Finding your favorite fan-made comics is thirsty work, and once again Cells at Work! and Pocari Sweat (a sports drink made by Ohtsuka Pharmaceutical) are teaming up in order help the massive crowds at Comiket 96 to stay hydrated. Hit the jump to learn more.
These days web security is a growing concern, and now paiza learning is offering an online course called "Hacking for Beginners" that offers to teach people intro-level online intrusion techniques (and how to counter them) using a high school hacker girl mascot character voiced by Maaya Uchida. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kao Group, a Japanese corporation specializing in cosmetics and chemical, has tapped into some star voice-acting power by enlisting the aid of Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata in Gintama) and Mikako Takahashi (Sadaharu in Gintama) the provide voice samples for a fictitious product called "New Nose": a helper robot designed to determine whether your laundry is too ripe to wear. Hit the jump to learn more.
Through the ages, epic fights have captivated the masses, but none such a fight has everyone shaking in their costumes. The fifth Hello Kitty x Gundam fight has been announced and this time, they're taking it to the railways! Click below to find out more!
Isekai-fantasy-light-novel-to-anime adaptation Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- is going strong with its second OAV heading to Japanese theaters in Fall of 2019, but before that Ram, Emilia, and Rem are going to get in the summer festival mood as a trio of giant-sized chibi heroines for a "Nebuta" float in the Goshogawara Tachi-Nebuta Festival in Aomori Prefecture. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Tohoku region of Japan is still recovering from the damage wrought by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the area, and now manga author Naoki Urasawa (Pluto, 20th Century Boys) and actor Toshiaki Karasawa (the 20th Century Boys live-action films) are teaming up for a unique charity event to provide relief for Miyagi Prefecture: a classic car rally. Hit the jump to learn more.
On July 05, 2019, at the baseball game between the L.A. Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium, humanity received a grim reminder when the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan (nicknamed "Titan-kun" here) showed up during opening ceremonies to throw out the first pitch. Hit the jump to learn more.
"Gundam vs. Hello Kitty", a showdown project that celebrates the 45th anniversary of Sanrio's Hello Kitty character and the 40th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV anime, is in full swing, and the second promotional video in which Amuro Ray shares a meeting of the minds with Kitty White will be published to Youtube soon. Hit the jump to learn more.
Magic: The Gathering Arena, a free-to-play digital version of the genre-defining collectible card game where players take on the role of dueling wizards to summon creatures and lob spells at one another, is now available in Japan, and Wizards of the Coast is ramping up the nostalgia with a live-action advertisement designed to hit adult Magic players right in the feels. Hit the jump to check it out.
A promotional collaboration campaign is in full swing between the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company and Summer Wars, a 2009 anime theatrical film with direction by Mamoru Hosoda and animation production by Madhouse that is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the latest development in the team-up is the release of a new key visual illustrated by Summer Wars animation director Hiroyuki Aoyama. Hit the jump to check it out.
Nagahama City in Shiga Prefecture is the home of Nagahama Castle, a central location in Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (known in Japan as Nobunaga no Shinobi), and now the city and the TV anime have joined forces for a pair of promotional videos that highlight the local charms of Nagahama, including local cuisine and historical tourist destinations. Hit the jump to check them out.
If there's one thing anime and manga authors love to do, it's take inspiration from the "Cthulhu Mythos" stories of H.P. Lovecraft, and now to promote the release of the first collected volume of the Lovecraft-themed manga Even Death May Die (written by Norimitsu Kaihou and Hikaru Sakurai and illustrated by Komaku), three voice actors have taken the plunge in an original scenario for the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game overseen by one of the manga's authors. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Suntory Beverage & Food Limited is getting in the giant monster spirit with a promotional campaign between their Boss Coffee brand and Toho Studio's Godzilla, and the collaboration includes a 65 second TV commercial singing the praises of Haruo Nakajima, the original suit actor that persevered through great hardship to bring Japan's most famous movie monster to life. Hit the jump to check it out.