The Winter 2019 anime season is here, and it's time for the best part (besides actually getting to watch the new shows): announcements! This is going to be your one-stop shop for all the new license updates, so sit back and dig into the fresh batches of incoming anime after the jump.
A spooky new trailer and the main voice cast have been revealed for Midnight Occult Civil Servants (known in Japan as Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin), an upcoming TV anime based on the urban fantasy manga by Yohko Tamotsu about a group of public officials that step in when supernatural creatures become a nuisance in modern Shinjuku. Hit the jump to learn more.
Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV two-year anniversary stream came and went, and the information divulged was unexpected, to say the least. Read on for details!
The cat is out of the bag: a new poster and a 30 second teaser trailer have been revealed for Neko Kikaku ("Cat Plan"), an upcoming animated short film trilogy that spoofs the conventions of tokusatsu and super hero films with a cast of cats that speak in Nagoya dialect. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main female cast members have been revealed for W'z (pronounced "Wiz"), an upcoming original TV anime about a 14 year old boy with a penchant for house music who seeks to become a DJ. Hit the jump to learn more.
Surprise, robots! A new teaser trailer for Egao no Daika ("The Price of a Smile"), an upcoming original TV anime that celebrates the 55th anniversary of Tatsunoko Production, is overflowing with hot-blooded mecha action. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new key visual and a new trailer have been published for Meiji Tokyo Renka, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the otome game by Broccoli about a teenage girl who ends up romancing famous historical figures after time-traveling from the modern era back to the Meiji Period. Hit the jump to learn more.
Do you remember Kyoko Date, Japan's first virtual idol who made her debut back in 1996? Japanese talent agency HoriPro announced today that her 16-year-old daughter Ayano, nicknamed as "Ayanon," now belongs to its wholly owned subsidiary HoriPro Digital Entertainment and starts her virtual idol activities following her mother's footsteps. Learn more about her after the jump!
As part of the 30th anniversary project for Fujimi Fantasia Bunko, KADOKAWA will offer a 1/7th scale figure of Tohka Yatogami, the main heroine from Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live sci-fi romantic comedy light novel series, in her astral dress with her sword Sandalphon. The 23 cm-tall item is based on a newly drawn illustration by the Date a Live novel illustrator Tsunako. Check out her details after the jump!
Aniplex announced today on November 8 that a TV anime adaptation of manga artist duo FLIPFLOPs' supernatural battle manga Darwin's Game is now in the works. The anime's official website and Twitter also open with a teaser visual featuring its protagonist Kaname Sudo and main heroine Shuka Karino. Check out more information after the jump.
One month has passed since the fall 2018 season began, and most of Japanese viewers have seemingly already chosen their favorite anime to keep watching. The largest Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo today announced the popularity ranking for the 49 TV anime titles that premiered in this season. Check out Japanese fans' choices after the jump!
You may have noticed there was this whole election thing going on yesterday. Hopefully you got the chance to vote yourself! If you live in Texas, you even had the opportunity to vote for a former Dragon Ball Z music composer. Read on for more.
The official website for the forthcoming live-action film based on Kaiji Kawaguchi (Silent Service, Zipang)'s military manga Kubo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) today posted a first poster visual featuring its two protagonists, Hidetoshi Nishijima as Ryota Akitsu and Kuranosuke Sasaki as Toshiya Niinami, and a 30-second first teaser trailer saying "The 24 hours Japan has never experienced after the World War II." Check out the latest information after the jump!
The back catalog of anime at Crunchyroll gets a +2 today as the otome game inspired DYNAMIC CHORD and manga adaptation Long Riders! are now available for your viewing pleasure. Full info after the jump! UPDATED 11/8 Magic of Stella added, too!
It's almost time to bid a final farewell to PS Vita, especially if you depend on NIS America for fresh localizations. The publisher announced what will be the final three games they will be releasing for Sony's great but underutilized portable system. Read on for more.
The official Japanese website for Toei Animation's upcoming 20th Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, has started streaming a 90-second "final" trailer introducing more extreme action sequences by Goku, Vegeta and Broly, along with the film's theme song "Blizzard" by 31-year-old singer/dancer Daichi Miura for the first time. Check out the latest clip from the highly anticipated film after the jump!