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    Friday February 21, 2020
  • Japanese Teen Girls Pick Their Favorite Studio Ghibli Meals

    Some 1696 respondents voted for their Top 10 favorites using the Simeji app

    Studio Ghibli is known for animating some scrumptious-looking scenes of home-cooked meals, and recently a poll conducted on Simeji - an emoji-focused social media app run by Baidu Japan Inc. - asked teenage girls in Japan to vote on the Studio Ghibli meals that they'd most like to eat. Hit the jump to see the Top 10 results.

  • Friday November 23, 2018
  • Hatsune Miku and Honda Hit the Road with Smart Car Collaboration

    Collab includes a smart phone app featuring Miku's voice and a wrapping illustration by To Love Ru manga author

    Dwango and Honda are teaming up for a smart car collaboration entitled "Let's Drive with Miku!" which combines the talents of manga authors, musicians, cosplayers, and more to promote a unique marriage of smart phone, automobile, and Vocaloid virtual idol. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday September 9, 2018
  • Romance Manga Musunde Hiraite Heads to Anime Beans Smart Phone App

    Creators in Pack animates adaptation of Mayu Minase's comic about high school kids falling in love

    Musunde Hiraite, a high school romance manga by Mayu Minase about a boy who falls in love at first sight with a high school senior on the first day of his high school career, is being adapted into an anime that will stream on the Anime Beans smart phone app. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday June 15, 2018
  • BBQ Anime Yakiniku-ten Sengoku Heads to Tokyo MX in July of 2018

    Adaptation based on humorous manga by Usagi Fukumen originally streamed on the GANMA! manga app

    Yakiniku-ten Sengoku ("Japanese Barbecue Shop Sengoku"), a short form anime from 2017 that was distibuted exclusively on the GANMA! smart phone manga app, is getting new life with a Japanese terrestrial TV broadcast on Tokyo MX beginning on July 03, 2018. Hit the jump for all the juicy details.

  • Friday April 20, 2018
  • "OneRoom VR" App Takes Up Residence in Summer of 2018

    Free demonstration of the augmented reality app will be held at the UDX Gallery Next 2 venue in Akihabara in May

    OneRoom VR, an augmented reality smart phone app inspired by the "first-person" TV anime OneRoom, will be officially released in the early Summer season of 2018, and app-developers Gugenka are drumming up anticipation for the release with a free demonstration that will be held at the UDX Gallery Next 2 venue in Akihabara on May 03 - 04, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday April 13, 2018
  • "OneRoom VR" Smart Phone App Releases New Key Visual

    Original illustrator Kantoku returns for visual celebrating the upcoming 2nd season of "1st person" anime

    The 2nd season of OneRoom, a "1st person" TV anime where the viewer takes on the role of the protagonist, is still in development, and to celebrate its upcoming 2018 release, the OneRoom VR spin-off smart phone app has released a new key visual illustrated by the Kantoko, original character designer for OneRoom. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Tuesday April 10, 2018
  • Popuko and Pipimi Promote Part-Time Job Smart Phone App

    Collaboration features TVCM with Bkub Okawa's "Pop Team Epic", actress Minami Hamabe, and singer Rinne Yoshida

    Finally, the power of the "Eisai Haramasukoi!" dance has been harnessed for good in this universe, because Popuko and Pipimi, the small girl / tall girl duo of Bkub Okawa's ludicrous web-comic and TV anime Pop Team Epic, have teamed up with actress Minami Hamabe and singer Rinne Yoshida for a promotional campaign for an, a smart phone app that helps Japanese people find part-time jobs. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday April 9, 2018
  • Rem from "Re:ZERO" Enters the World of Augmented Reality

    Smart phone app "HoloModels" collaborates with "Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-"

    As the saying goes, "no waifu, no laifu", but now fans of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- will be able to bring Rem, everyone's favorite blue-haired demon maid, along with them to locations in the real world thanks to an A.R. ("augmented reality") smart phone app known as HoloModels. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday December 18, 2017
  • The Meat Life is Tough in "Yakiniku-ten Sengoku" Mini-Anime

    Short form comedy based on manga by Usagi Fukumen is distributed on the "GANMA!" manga app

    Yakiniku-ten Sengoku ("Japanese Barbecue Shop Sengoku"), a humorous manga by Usagi Fukumen about a boy who gets his first part time job in a yakiniku restaurant filled with strange and idiosyncratic characters, is being adapted into a short-form anime that is distributed on GANMA!, a manga-distribution smart phone app. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday October 14, 2017
  • Gourmet Manga "Chūka Ichiban!" Returns After Nearly Two Decades

    Original manga by Etsushi Ogawa was serialized from 1995 - 1999 in "Weekly Shōnen Magazine"

    Chūka Ichiban! ("The Best Cuisine in China!"), a cooking adventure manga by Etsushi Ogawa about a young man trying to become the best chef in Qing Dynasty China, is officially returning to publication with a sequel series that will be distributed via Kodansha's "Magazine Pocket" smart phone app. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday June 22, 2017
  • Main Cast Experiences a Night to Dismember in "Karada Sagashi"

    Short form anime based on gruesome survival horror manga hits Production I.G's "Tate Anime" app in July

    The main cast has been announced for Karada Sagashi ("Searching for the Body"), an upcoming short form anime based on the gruesome survival horror web manga written by Welzard and illustrated by Katsutoshi Murase about students haunted by a terrifying spectre that threatens to tear them limb from limb. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday June 3, 2017
  • "Africa no Salaryman" Joins Production I.G's "Tate Anime" App

    Short anime based on everyday salaryman comedy by Gamu will debut on June 05, 2017

    Africa no Salaryman (known in English as African Officer Worker or Businessmen in Africa), an everyday salaryman comedy web manga about office workers who also happen to be animals native to the continent of Africa, is being adapted into a short-form anime that will be distributed on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" smart phone app beginning on June 05, 2017. Hit the jump to be king of the jungle.

  • Tuesday May 2, 2017
  • People Fall to Pieces in "Karada Sagashi" Anime

    Adaptation of supernatural survival horror manga will be distributed on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" smart phone app

    Karada Sagashi ("Searching for the Body"), a supernatural survival horror manga written by Welzard and illustrated by Katsutoshi Murase that is published in Shueisha's Shōnen Jump + digital manga magazine, is being adapted into a short-form web anime that will be distributed via Production I.G's "Tate Anime" smart phone app beginning in the Summer season of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday April 14, 2017
  • Unleash Your Inner Goku with Megahouse's "Dragon Ball Z" VR

    Smartphone + headset + finger sensors = virtual Kamehameha

    Japanese toymakers Megahouse hope to capture the market at the intersection of nerd nostalgia and cutting edge technology with a new virtual reality device designed to propel its users into the fantastical world of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball Z manga and anime. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday August 18, 2016
  • Bad Guys Get Their Just Deserts in "Pokémon" Team Rocket Video

    Compilation of low moments for Jessie and James celebrates decades of Team Rocket blasting off

    In order to advertise Pokémon TV, a smart phone app dedicated to digital distribution of Pokémon animation, The Official Pokémon Channel has released a compilation video showing some of the highs (and lows) of Team Rocket being zapped, scorched, and otherwise pummeled over the years. Hit the jump to blast off again.