Sanrio is looking to deliver "big smiles" with a "small gift" in the form of Warahibi!, a stand-up comedy themed mixed media project that follows 12 budding stand-up comedians through the world of animation and 2.5D stage performances. Hit the jump to learn more.
Crunchyroll is proud to announce another reason for fans to want to attend the Crunchyroll Expo 2019 convention: the U.S. premiere of The Wonderland, the latest theatrical anime film from director Keichi Hara (Miss Hokusai) and animation studio Signal.MD. Hit the jump to learn more.
Strange and magical creatures live in the woods! For their on-going "Studio Ghibli Fest 2019" programming, GKIDS and Fathom Events are bringing My Neighbor Totoro, the beloved 1988 animated film from director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli and two girls who befriend an unusual forest spirit, back to North American theaters for a special, three-night set of screenings in August of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Telling spine-tingling tales of horror and the macabre is a summertime tradition in Japan, and now the NHK network is enlisting a group of veteran voice actors to perform spooky stories for a special, two-night TV program entitled "Seiyuu x Kaidan" ("Voice Actors x Ghost Stories") that will broadcast on August 14 & 15, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.
Do you believe in magic? Well, I hope you do, because the cast for the Flying Witch TV anime has reunited for a 27 minute audio drama CD that will be included as a pack-in bonus for the special edition Japanese release of Volume 08 of the Flying Witch manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
HERO MASK, a Netflix original science fiction / police procedural anime about a pair of investigators in London oncovering a shocking conspiracy involving masks that grant their wearers superhuman powers, is returning to Netflix in August of 2019 for a second season, and now a new key visual and a new preview video have been revealed for the series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Headgear is continuing its 30th anniversary celebrations for Mobile Police Patlabor, a long-running science fiction / comedy series about blue collar cops trying to prevent giant robot crime in near-future Tokyo, with a new art exhibition installation at the Osaka Nanko ATC venue in August of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD, the TV anime based on the collectible trading card game mixed media project by Akira Ito and Bushiroad, is switching perspectives to an unlikely protagonist in August as the show enters the "Shinemon Arc", which focuses on the young manager of the Capital Card shop, Shinemon Nitta. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual has Midoriya and his friends dressed to the nines for the "My Hero Academia Wind Orchestra Concert", a concert event that celebrates the music of My Hero Academia. Hit the jump to check it out.
Following in the footsteps of their upcoming release of the Bluray audio music album for Chrono Trigger, Square Enix has also announced a similar release for the music of Chrono Trigger's 1999 sequel, Chrono Cross. Hit the jump to learn more.