Crowdfunded gag horror TV Anime from the mind of Rensuke Oshikiri (manga author of Hi-Score Girl), Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan, will have its premiere in April 2020. To celebrate the announcement, a new key visual has been released featuring the yokai and human roommates. Hit the jump to see the spooky new visual!
Six more cast members (both human and otherwise) have been revealed for Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan, an upcoming horror-comedy mini anime about a spirit from the countryside who finds life a little more complicated after she moves to Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast is getting ready to go bump in the night for Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan ("Tatami-chan, the Guest Room Child"), an upcoming mini-anime from the author of Hi Score Girl about a little ghost who moves to the Big City and discovers that Tokyo life is a little more complicated than she anticipated. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hi Score Girl author Rensuke Oshikiri and animation studio Zero-G are currently using the Makuake website for a crowdfunding campaign to create Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan ("Tatami-chan, the Guest Room Child"), an original horror gag comedy mini-anime about a sharp-tongued spirit from the countryside who moves to a rundown apartment in Tokyo that she shares with various human and ghostly tenants. Hit the jump to learn more.
Peter Grill and the Philospher's Time (known as Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan in Japan), an ecchi harem comedy fantasy manga by Daisuke Hiyama about a warrior whose combat prowess makes him too attractive for his own good, is being adapted into a TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Patlabor: The Movie, part of Headgear's long-running mecha/police procedural series about underpaid civil servants policing robot crimes in near-future Tokyo. Join us as we remember this landmark movie and celebrate what makes it so special even three decades after its initial theatrical release. Hit the jump learn more.
In previous articles, we've explored Golden Kamuy's unique cultural and historical perspectives, but Golden Kamuy offers so much more. From Ainu cuisine in cooking anime segments to hunting prisoners in episodic mysteries to ridiculously absurd innuendo and comedy, Golden Kamuy seems to have it all. How do all of these disparate pieces fit together into a single fascinating epic? Hit the jump to find out!
Magical girl parodies are incredibly common, even Sailor Moon and CardCaptor Sakura made fun of themselves during the downtime between adventures, but Magical Girl Ore takes aim at a much more inviting target: The upswing in dark magical girl series since the explosive popularity of Madoka Magica. When Magical Girl Saki's dreams of heroism become nightmares, they upend the tropes of dark magical girls in an exciting new way. Hit the jump to find out how Magical Girl Ore takes down the take down genre!
Anime-Gataris is the latest anime about anime otaku, following in the footsteps of Lucky Star, Genshiken, and Shirobako. There's always a risk of relying on easy references, but Anime-Gataris approaches the subject with a genuine love of the material. How does it avoid the common pitfalls of reference anime to capture the authentic fandom experience? Jump below the break to find out.
What do you do after an election if your big claim to fame is impersonating the present? Start working on impersonating te next one. Japanese comedian Nocchi wasted no time after he heard the US election results, and he's hoping to keep his impressions relevant. Did he succeed? Judge for yourself after the jump.
Heroes will rise to fight evil once more, because the official Japanese broadcast schedule for The Brave Yoshihiko and the Seven Guides - the 3rd series in a low-budget, late-night, live-action TV comedy that spoofs the conventions of Japanese roleplaying games and fantasy stories - is now available online. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new teaser trailer is now available online for Ao Oni - The Animation - , an upcoming short form TV comedy based on the spooky freeware horror game by noprops. Hit the jump to check it out.
Gravure model / TV talent / sportscaster Ruriko Kojima will be starring in a new comedy / mystery live-action TV drama series entitled Cook Keibu no Bansankai ("Inspector Cook's Banquet"), in which an unconventional detective uses culinary techniques to crack the cases. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ao Oni ("Blue Demon"), a freeware horror game for PC developed by noprops, is being adapted into a short-form TV anime comedy that will begin broadcasting on TV Tokyo and BS Japan in October of 2016. Hit the jump get chased by a creepy blue monster.
The official trailer for Samurai Hustle Returns, the sequel to the 2014 comedy / jidaigeki film Samurai Hustle, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.