Another new cast member has been revealed for Burning Kabaddi (known as Shakunetsu Kabaddi in Japan), an upcoming TV anime based on the full-contact sports manga by Hajime Musashino about a former soccer ace who gets drawn into the highly competitive world of a sport that hails from India. Hit the jump to learn more.
Alice Gear Aegis, a smart phone game developed by Pyramid and published by COLOPL in which players protect the Earth with cute girls armed with customizeable battle gear, is developing a series of promotional original animation videos that are scheduled to be released in conjuction with a special line of figures and plastic models kits. Hit the jump to learn more.
During the Halloween season, sometimes it's better to out-source your spookiness to online retailers, and this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is looking back at Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood., a Fall 2018 TV anime about a N.E.E.T. Nosferatu who spends entirely too much time browsing the internet and being a gigantic anime nerd. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a heart-warming example of the goodness to be found within manga fandom and social media, the NHK reports that 20 volumes of Kotaru Gotouge's dark fantasy action manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba were returned to the Onsen no Mori hot springs facility in Yamaguchi City after the loss was reported on Twitter and other SNS platforms. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for manga fans with a taste for the Gothic: Shadows House, a supernatural drama manga by somato about the mysterious everyday goings-on in a mansion populated by living dolls and shadowy phantoms, is being adapted into an anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Cosplay is a year-round activity, but what better time than Halloween to cosplay as a classically monstrous anime character? Hit the jump to take a quick personality quiz to help you decide what kind of creature of the night you'd like to dress up as for the season of trick-or-treating.
Golden Kamuy is surprisingly popular for an ultra-violent period adventure / gourmet / gag manga, but have you ever wondered who exactly makes up the bulk of the audience for the series? Thanks to some readership data provided by honto, we now have a clearer snapshot of who enjoys all of the depraved pleasures of Golden Kamuy. Hit the jump to learn more.
October is a great time to explore spooky and supernatural subjects, and what better time than Halloween to flashback to 2019 when horror manga legend Junji Ito (Tomie, Uzumaki) took a tour of the Winchester Mystery House — a reportedly haunted mansion in San Jose, California featuring architectural oddities such as staircases that lead to nowhere and doors that open onto other doors that open onto other doors. Hit the jump to check it out.
The first part of WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!!, a three-part anime theatrical film based on the surfing-themed mixed media project by MAGES., is currently playing in Japanese cinemas, and now fans of hanging ten can catch the opening animation on Youtube. Hit the jump to learn more.
A shiny new cast member has been revealed for Burning Kabaddi (known in Japan as Shakunetsu Kabaddi), an upcoming TV anime based on the sports manga by Hajime Musashino about a young man who gets drawn into the highly competitive world of a full-contact sport that originates in India. Hit the jump to learn more.
An epic new key visual and new cast members have been revealed for Hortensia SAGA, an upcoming TV anime based on the smart phone RPG by Sega that pits a band of heroes against a monstrous threat when the kingdom of Hortensia is plunged into the chaos of war. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans that are familiar with Kichikujima (known in English as "Freak Island"), a gruesome slasher horror manga by Masaya Hokozono about a family of monstrous serial killers running amok on a deserted island, will be surprised to learn that the series is cute an unlikely anime adaptation in the form of a cute, short form series entitled Kaoru no Taisetsu na Mono ("Kaoru's Precious Things") which will broadcast in Japan on BS NTV beginning in November. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you need a little cuteness in your weekend, the KADOKAWAanime Youtube channel has published a mini-animation spin-off for Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (entitled "Bear Bear Bear Kuma") that features the main characters taking a liesurely afternoon nap. Hit the jump to check it out.
BEM ~BECOME HUMAN~, a 2020 theatrical anime film which continues to the story of the 2019 BEM TV anime (which is itself a reboot of the Yokai Ningen Bem TV series from the 1960's), is currently playing in theaters in Japan, and to drum up additional interest for the film, the official Youtube channel for the series has published a "climax PV" featuring some of the most action-packed scenes and dramatic developments from the film. Hit the jump to check it out.
Nearly every anime fan recognizes the popular anime format known as "Magical Girl," but did you know that the conventions of this theme have changed over the years? Take this humble personality quiz to see which era you would belong to if you found yourself in the shoes of a magical girl!