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    Friday January 24, 2020
  • Gag Horror Short TV Anime Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan Conjures Up New Visual With Broadcast Date

    The crowdfunded anime series will premiere in April 2020

    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!

  • Wednesday December 18, 2019
  • Six Spooky Customers Join the Cast of Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-Chan

    Mini anime by manga author Rensuke Oshikiri ("Hi Score Girl") is seeking crowdfunding on Makuake

    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.

  • Thursday November 14, 2019
  • Main Cast Gets Spooky for Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan Mini Anime

    Directorial debut of manga author Rensuke Oshikiri ("Hi Score Girl") currently is seeking crowdfunding

    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.

  • Sunday November 3, 2019
  • Hi Score Girl Author Crowdfunds for Mini-Anime Directorial Debut

    Horror gag comedy "Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan" is now seeking support on Makuake

    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.

  • Wednesday September 25, 2019
  • Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Nabs a TV Anime Adaptation

    Comic harem fantasy manga by Daisuke Hiyama runs in Futabasha's "Monthly Action" magazine

    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.

  • Monday July 15, 2019
  • The Future is Now: 30 Years of Patlabor the Movie

    Join us as we celebrate what makes Mamoru Oshii and Headgear's 1989 anime theatrical film so special

    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.

  • Wednesday June 27, 2018
  • Why Golden Kamuy Should Be One of the Most Popular Anime of the Year

    The Frontier Western Crime Ainu Cooking Comedy Saga is unlike anything you've seen before!

    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!

  • Friday April 6, 2018
  • Magical Girl Ore is the Ultimate Evolution of the Dark Magical Girl Genre

    Twisted dreams, dark violence, and chilling body horror... are all widely mocked in this outrageous new comedy

    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!

  • Sunday December 10, 2017
  • What Anime-Gataris Gets Right About Otaku Humor

    Anime-Gataris celebrates anime club comedy, peeks behind the anime production curtain, and throws in end-of-the-world spectacle!

    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.

  • Thursday November 10, 2016
  • Japanese Comedian Transforms from Obama to Trump Overnight

    Results of latest US election mean it's time to buy a blond wig and get practicing.

    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.

  • Tuesday September 13, 2016
  • "The Brave Yoshihiko" Adventures Again in October of 2016

    3rd season of fantasy / spoof live-action TV series stars Takayuki Yamada and is directed by Yuichi Fukuda

    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.

  • Friday September 9, 2016
  • "Ao Oni - The Animation -" Teaser Reveals Main Cast and Schedule

    Short form TV anime comedy is based on spooky freeware horror game by noprops

    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.

  • Sunday August 28, 2016
  • Gravure Model Ruriko Kojima Stars in Mystery-Comedy Series on TBS

    "Cook Keibu no Bansankai" begins airing on Tokyo Broadcasting System in October of 2016

    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.

  • Wednesday August 10, 2016
  • Spooky "Ao Oni" Horror Game Inspires Short-Form Comedy TV Anime

    "Ao Oni - The Animation -" hits TV Tokyo and BS Japan in October of 2016

    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.

  • Sunday June 12, 2016
  • Shenanigans Continue in "Samurai Hustle Returns" Live-Action Film

    Sequel to 2014 comedy / jidaigeki film "Samurai Hustle" hits theaters in Japan on September 10, 2016

    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.