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    Tuesday February 11, 2020
  • Boy meets Ghost in Maru Maru Danshi Project Voice PV

    Daiki Yamashita and Yusuke Nagano lend their talents to video advertising mixed media project's electronic novel

    Maru Maru Danshi Project - a mixed media project by DK Co., Ltd. that features LINE stickers, manga, and novels focusing on 22 unique high school boys - is celebrating the release of the Maru Maru Danshi Project -Youkosou 1-nen A-gumi e- ("Welcome to 1st Year Class A") novel on the Piccoma service with a voice preview video. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday March 16, 2018
  • Mamoru Oshii Directs Anime Adaptation of "Chimera" Novel Series

    Science fiction series by Baku Yumemakura began publication in 1982

    Director Mamoru Oshii is keeping busy recently: when he's not too occupied playing Fallout 4 or directing a new "school fantasty" live-action film, the director of The Sky Crawlers and Assault Girls is also gearing up to direct an animated adaptation of Chimera, a series of science fiction novels written by Baku Yumemakura about a young man with a monster dwelling inside his body. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday March 3, 2018
  • "JUNI TAISEN" Stage Play Reveals More Killer Key Visuals

    The full cast has been revealed for the theater adaptation of Nisio Isin's Chinese Zodiac-themed death match novel

    New key visuals have been published for the upcoming stage play adaptation of JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, and now the entire cast of Chinese Zodiac-themed assassins has been revealed in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to check them out.

  • Friday February 16, 2018
  • "JUNI TAISEN" Stage Plays Shows Off One Quarter of Its Killer Cast

    Theatrical performance based on Chinese Zodiac death match novel by Nisio Isin hits Tokyo and Kobe in May of 2018

    A stage play based on JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR is coming soon with performances in Tokyo and Kobe, and now the production has shown off three of its killer cast in full make-up and costume. Hit the jump to check them out.

  • Tuesday December 26, 2017
  • "JUNI TAISEN" Stage Play Rings Up the Curtain on the Zodiac War

    Theatrical adaptation based on novel by Nisio Isin heads to Kobe and Tokyo in May of 2018

    Nision Isin's Chinese Zodiac-inspired deathmatch light novel, JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, has already been adapted into a manga and a TV anime, and now it's getting a new treatment as a live-action stage play that will run in Kobe and Tokyo in May of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday October 6, 2017
  • Nisio Isin Pens Sequel to "Juni Taisen" Novel

    "Juni Taisen vs. Juni Taisen" hits bookstores in Japan on December 12, 2018

    October has been a big month for Nisio Isin's Chinese Zodiac-themed "battle royal" novel, Juni Taisen: not only has an anime adaptation begun airing, but the book is also getting a new softcover release in Japan from Shueisha, a new hardcover release in North America from Viz Media, and a sequel novel entitled Juni Taisen vs. Juni Taisen that will be released in Japan in December of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday August 29, 2017
  • "The Heroic Legend of Arslan" To Conclude with 16th Volume

    Epic fantasy series written by Yoshiki Tanaka kicked off in 1986

    According to an announcement released by Japanese publisher Kobunsha on August 29, 2017, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, a series of epic fantasy novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka, will conclude with the release of the 16th volume of the series. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday August 12, 2017
  • Crunchyroll Unleashes "JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR" in Fall of 2017

    12 warriors clash in TV anime adaptation based on "battle royale" novel by Isio Nisin

    Fur is going to fly in the Fall of 2017, because Crunchyroll will be distributing JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, an upcoming TV anime based on the "battle royale" novel by Nisio Isin in which a group of 12 Chinese Zodiac-themed warriors face off in mortal combat in a cruel contest that only 1 can win. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday August 6, 2017
  • The Adventures of "Ashita no Nadja" Continue in Sequel Novel

    "Ashita no Nadja: 16-sai no Tabidachi" is written by the original series composer, Tomoko Konparu

    The adventures of Nadja, an orphan girl living in early 20th century England and the protagonist of the 2003 shojo romance TV anime Ashita no Nadja ("Tomorrow's Nadja"), will continue in a sequel novel written by Tomoko Konparu, the writer responsible for the series composition of the original show. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday June 30, 2017
  • "GATE" Novels Begin Second Season Focused On Maritime Defense Force

    Anime adaptation based on Takumi Yanai's novels debuted in 2015

    The official website for the Gate: Thus the Japanese Self-Defense Force Fought There! franchise has announced a new phase for the novels that shifts focus from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in the original novel and anime adaptation to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces. Hit the jump for the initial details

  • Monday June 12, 2017
  • Zodiac Attack! Animal Warriors Run Wild in "Juuni Taisen"

    Main cast members announced for "battle royal death match" TV anime based on novel by Nisio Isin

    The main cast have been announced for Juuni Taisen ("The War of 12"), an upcoming TV anime based on the novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of twelve warriors forced into a deadly game where only one can survive. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday March 26, 2017
  • "Juuni Taisen" Key Visual and PV Reveals Stabby Rabbit and Staff

    TV anime based on novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura coming in 2017

    A new key visual and a new preview video have been released for Juuni Taisen, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of warriors patterned after the Chinese zodiac squaring off in a battle royal style death match. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday March 12, 2017
  • Chinese Zodiac Readies to Rumble in "Juuni Taisen" TV Anime

    Graphinica provides animation for adaptation of novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura

    Juuni Taisen ("The War of 12"), a 2015 novel written by Nisio Isin (the Monogatari series) and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of 12 brave warriors based on the Chinese zodiac fighting to the death, is being adapted into an anime that will debut in 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.