Popular romance series Toradora! is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the release of its first light novel this year but that's not all the series has to be happy for, as today the Recording Industry Association of Japan announced that the second ending song for the series "Orange" has officially been certified gold. Celebrate after the jump!
J-Novel Club fired up its latest announcement livestream by unveiling a new slate of acquisitions. Read on for the details on eight new series split between six novels and two manga.
The stars are within reach for Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut (known in Japan as Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu), because the light novel series written by Keisuke Makino and illustrated by Karei has taken home the Seiun Award in the Japanese long-form work division at the 53rd annual Seiun Awards. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Super Cub TV anime is currently celebrating its 1st anniversary with a small exhibition at the Yamanashi Prefectural Library, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To coincide with the small exhibition, Anime Tourism, set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the small exhibition as well as for future Super Cub events. Drive past the jump for more!
Things are about to get sillier in the genre of parallel worlds, because a TV anime adaptation has just been announced for Sasaki and Peeps (known in Japan as Sasaki to Pii-chan), a series of comedic isekai fantasy light novels written by Buncololi and illustrated by Kantoku about a salaryman who gets more than he bargains for when the pet bird he purchases turns out to be a great sage from a world of swords and sorcery. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gimai Seikatsu ("Days with My Step Sister"), a series of light novels written by Ghost Mikawa and illustrated by Hiten about a boy and a girl who grow closer after their parents remarry and they become step siblings, is being adapted into a newly announced TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's time to get sneaky because a new key visual, a new teaser trailer, and new cast members have all been revealed for Spy Classroom (known as Spy Kyoshitsu in Japan, also known as "Spy Room"), an upcoming TV anime based on the light novel adventure series written by Takemachi and illustrated by Tomari about an eccentric super-spy who has to train a new generation of novices for an impossible mission. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Yamanashi Prefectural Library, the library will be holding an event for an anime close to the prefecture's heart in August – the motorbike TV anime series Super Cub! Drive past the jump to learn more!
Good news for fans of all things fluffy and fantastical: Isekai de Mofumofu Nadenade Suru Tame ni Ganbattemasu ("I'm Doing My Best to Pet Fluffy Things in Another World"), a fantasy light novel series written by Himawari and illustrated by Kirouran about a woman who reincarnates in a magical world with the ability to be loved by animals, is being adapted into an anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Yen Press and new sibling imprint Ize Press delivered a showcase of new acquisitions in their respective panels at Anime Expo on Friday. Read on for the respective slates.