To celebrate the premiere of the Platinum End TV anime series next month and the 20th anniversary of the Hikaru no Go TV anime, the two franchises, which both had their original manga illustrated by Takeshi Obata, appeared in a collaborative visual featuring the lead characters from both series. Check it out after the jump!
October 10 marks 20 years since the influential TV anime series Hikaru no Go started airing on Japanese television in 2001. To celebrate the anniversary of Hikaru no Go, Pierrot released a commemorative illustration as well as opened a special website, and announced a pop-up shop. More details after the jump!
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine is aimed at young boys, but it also has a large female readership, and within its pages theres no shortage of handsome dudes for everyone to enjoy. A recent poll on goo ranking asked readers to pick their favorite "most beautiful" male characters, and the top 10 results may surprise you. Hit the jump to learn more.
Big news today as Crunchyroll and VIZ Media team up to announce an anime distribution deal for the United States and Canada. 18 beloved VIZ Media library titles will be available to stream on Crunchyroll starting December 16, with more to follow on December 19. Read on for details!
Death Note manga illustrator Takeshi Obata is currently holding an exhibition of his works titled "Artist Activity 30th Anniversary Takeshi Obata Exhibition NEVER COMPLETE" at 3331 Arts Chiyoda until August 12 in Tokyo. We sent our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, to have a look at the exhibition and paint a picture of what he saw. Hit the jump to see the completed image!
What do you get when you bring together stars of Naruto, Boruto, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, and more beloved shonen series? Considering their shared parent company, you're looking at a Studio Pierrot party! SEGA Café is celebrating 40 years of the anime studio, and you can check out the festivities after the jump!
It is confirmed today that China's biggest streaming service iQIYI will start streaming a live-action web drama adaptation of Yumi Hotta (story) and Takeshi Obata (art)'s shonen manga Hikaru no Go in the summer of 2019. The company reportedly acquired the right to adapt the internationally popular Go-themed manga back in June 2017. Hit the jump for more.