Lupin III and his gang have comics, TV shows, films, games, and live events to their name – so it's no wonder the show has made itself an almost inextricable part of anime as we know it. Whether it's offhand references, straight-up inspiration, or fashion sense, we can see the show's influence all over the shows we love. Hit the jump for just a few ways Lupin III has become a permament part of the anime world!
Let's face it, sometimes there's no greater treat than pestering your closest friends and family members, and this week on "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" we look at AIURA, a 2013 short form TV anime that revels in everyday life's tiny triumphs and tribulations and wallows in the simple joy of needling the ones you love. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's almost time to experience corporate culture so bureaucratic that it's criminal, and the TV anime adaptation of Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa ("The Chronicles of Middle Manager Tonegawa"), a comic that parodies Nobuyuki Fukumoto's hard-boiled gambling manga Kaiji by re-imagining the central villains as a bunch of middle management buffoons, has revealed its main voice cast. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual has been published for the upcoming Asagao to Kase-san OAV, an original animation video adaptation based on the yuri romance manga by Hiromi Takashima about a shy girl who loves gardening and a boisterous girl who loves sports falling in love. Hit the jump to check it out.
Musical groups MYTH&ROID and OxT are reprising their roles as the opening and ending theme performers for Overlord III, the continuing TV anime adaptation based on the dark fantasy novels written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin about an ordinary MMORPG player who takes on the role of a supremely powerful undead sorcerer when he finds himself trapped in a world similar to his favorite video game. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new stage play adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's action jidaigeki manga series Rurouni Kenshin is confirmed to be performed at Shinbashi Enbujo in Tokyo from October 10 to November 7 and Osaka Shochikuza in Osaka from November 15 to 24. This is the second stage play based on the manga following the musical edition performed by Takarazuka Revue's Yuki-gumi (Snow Troupe) in 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
After its release last Wednesday, the 24th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday was immediately sold out at many stores in Japan mainly due to the launch of Zero no Tea Time, a new spin-off mamga to Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan series. For those who couldn't get the issue, the magazine has decided to offer its contents online for free for a limited time of three days. Hit the jump for more details.
It is announced today on his official blog by his wife that Japanese manga artist Yoshihiro Kuroiwa, best known as the illustrator of Kishin Douji Zenki action fantasy manga series, passed away due to myocardial infarction on May 8. He was 55. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, 32-year-old popular anime voice actor Yuki Kaji released his first book "Itsuka Subete ga Kimi no Chikara ni Naru" (Everything Becomes Your Power Someday) from Kawade Shobo Shinsha on May 10. The publisher announced today that the book was immediately sold out at over 300 bookstores across Japan, and decided to reprint it just one day after release. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the ED song "HALF" by Ziyoou Vachi, the manga author Sui Ishida also draws the limited edition CD jacket illustration for "asphyxia" by Cö shu Nie, the OP theme song for the spring 2018 TV anime Tokyo Ghoul:re. The song has been already played over 1.9 million times on Spotify. Check out the vivid artwork after the jump.
According to Billboard Japan's weekly single sales chart for the week of May 7-13, the CD single of "Shinka Riron," the OP theme song for the ongoing TV anime Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation sold an impressive 143,108 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling single of the week in Japan. Watch the official anime OP movie featuring the song after the jump!
If you're a fan of the Zero Escape series of adventure games, you might want to make sure you're available to attend this year's Anime Expo convention. Read on for more.
Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga has been experiencing somewhat of a dry spell lately. Fans can look forward to more soon, though, so read on for details.
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has more info on the upcoming DLC for Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, and they shared a quick look in an online preview. See how Goro Akechi looks after the jump!
The anime so nice, they made it thrice. The deceptively named Hinamatsuri divides its time between three female leads who each seem to live in an entirely different genre of comedy. From black as midnight to safe and snuggly, if a bit irreverent, slice of life. No matter you're leanings, you're like to find something to love in this anime. Hit the jump to see how these three worlds exist in one anime!