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    Saturday July 18, 2020
  • Megumi Hayashibara & Kotono Mitsuishi are Electrical Outlets in TV CM

    Veteran voice actresses lend their talents to a pair of TV spots advertising HIS Denki by HTB ENERGY

    Veteran voice actresses Megumi Hayashibara and Kotono Mitsuishi have worked together before (for example, as Rei Ayanami and Misato Katsuragi, respectively, in Neon Genesis Evangelion), but now a pair of off-kilter new TV commercials advertising inexpensive electricty reimagine these titans of the anime industry as the plugs in an electrical outlet. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday March 25, 2020
  • Inagi Pear Park Unveils Life-Size Scopedog Statue from Armored Trooper VOTOMS TV Anime

    4 meter tall monument serves as a tourist attraction to support mechanical designer Kunio Okawara's home town

    As part of an on-going project to revitalize Inagi, the home town of mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, the city has unveiled a 1:1 scale statue of the iconic "Scopedog" robot from the beloved 1983 - 1984 Sunrise mecha TV anime, Armored Trooper VOTOMS. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday March 13, 2020
  • Chaos Reigns in Dorohedoro x ZOMBIE LAND SAGA Collaboration

    New key visuals released for unlikely team up of zombie idols Franchouchou and Q Hayashida's dark fantasy characters

    The strange team-up between Dorohedoro and ZOMBIE LAND SAGA continues, and the collaboration is only getting weirder with a pair of new key visuals featuring characters from the anime based on Q Hayashida's anarchic dark fantasy manga and the anime about a group of living dead girls singing to save Saga Prefecture. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Wednesday February 19, 2020
  • SSSS.GRIDMAN Promotes Cyber Security Month in Japan

    Poster featuring original artwork helps spread awareness of information technology issues

    Japan celebrates "Cyber Security Month" on February 01 - March 18, 2020, and as part of the on-going campaign to raise awareness for information technology-related issues, everyone's favorite "Hyper Agent", the titular hero of SSSS.GRIDMAN, is showing his support for the effort by posing for a dramatic new poster. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Monday February 17, 2020
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Housing Information Website

    "Slime Sekai" teams up with Suumo to help people make their room-related fantasies come true

    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, the TV anime adaptation based on the series of isekai fantasy light novels written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah, is teaming up with Suumo, a housing information website, for a humorous collaboration entitled "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Suumo", which encourages viewers to answer questions posed by Rimuru's "Great Sage" ability in an effort match them to the room lay-out of their dreams. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday February 11, 2020
  • Director Mamoru Oshii Chows Noodles for SCIENCE!

    Acclaimed anime & film director participates in the 62nd Wanko Soba All Japan Tournament to promote ILC project

    In order to drum up support for the International Linear Collider project in Iwate Prefecture, acclaimed anime & film director Mamoru Oshii visited the 62nd Wanko Soba All Japan Tournament, an eating contest held in Hanamaki City in which contestants try to eat as many small bowls of soba noodles as they can within a 5 minute time frame. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday February 9, 2020
  • NG Knight Lamune & 40 Fragrances Offer a Blast from the Past

    Character goods inspired by 90's mecha parody anime features new promotional artwork

    If you've ever wanted to smell like the hero of a Nineties mecha parody TV anime, you may soon have your chance, because a new line of fragrance-themed character goods inspired by NG Knight Lamune & 40 are being released in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday February 2, 2020
  • Robots and Hover-Cars Abound in "Move to the Future" Anime TV CM

    Kana Hanazawa and Akira Ishida reprise their roles for second entry in Art Corporation's animated promo series

    Art Corporation has unveiled the second entry in its "Move to the Future" series of animated promotional videos, a series of short films which use the medium of animation to imagine what Art Corporation's moving services might look like in the future, including intelligent robots and hover-cars. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Wednesday January 22, 2020
  • Screening Event in Kobe Promises Godzilla vs. Kodan and Rakugo

    Classical storytellers Nanryu Kyokudo and Katsura Monshirou offer their takes on the iconic movie monster

    "Kogan" and "Rakugo" may sound like the names of Toho movie monsters, but they're actually traditional forms of oral storytelling in Japan, and now a screening & talk event in Kobe in March of 2020 will offer audience members a chance to experience The King of the Monsters in kogan and rakugo form. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday January 14, 2020
  • Cells at Work! Smart Phone Collab Offers Forehead Nuzzles

    Tie-in with Taisho Pharmaceutical offers A.S.M.R. voice drama and wallpaper

    Cells at Work! is once again working feverishly to promote health within the human body, this time with an special collaboration with Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and their "Pabron S Gold W" cold medication that involves a smart phone app that lets users rub foreheads with the cast of the Cells at Work! TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday January 8, 2020
  • Rent-A-Girlfriend TV Anime Offers Toll-Free Thrills for a Limited Time

    "KanoKariCall" hotline features in-character messages from voice actress Aoi Yūki

    Rent-A-Girlfriend (known as Kanojo, Okarishimasu in Japan), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Reiji Miyajima about a college student who stumbles into romance when he discovers a rental service offering pretend friends, family members, and significant others, is also offering up some toll-free thrills with a hotline featuring in-character messages from some of the ladies in the cast. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday December 17, 2019
  • We Never Learn: BOKUBEN and Deep Sea Adventure Hunt Tabletop Treasure

    Board game designed by Jun Sasaki made a cameo in episode 7 of the second season of popular anime rom-com

    Studying and board games are both serious business, and soon players will have a chance to combine their love of both with a collaboration between Deep Sea Adventure, a dice-and-tile tabletop game, and We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, the TV anime based on the popular romantic comedy manga by Taishi Tsutsui. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday November 30, 2019
  • Girls Gear Up as Giant Monsters in Godzilla vs. Symphogear Event

    Limited time smart phone game collaboration runs from November 30 - December 13, 2019

    Additional details have been revealed for "Godzilla vs. Symphogear", a unique, limited time collaboration event for the Symphogear XD UNLIMITED "symphonic battle" smart phone game by Bushiroad and Pokelabo, and some of the big prizes involve the girls of Symphogear dressing up in kaiju-themed battle Gear. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday November 27, 2019
  • Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles Teams Up with Nanyo City for Real Life Ramen Rally

    "Nanyo City Ramen Card Rally 2019" offers prizes to tourists who visit various ramen shops

    The noodle passion still burns strong in the heart of Koizumi, the titular ramen-loving heroine from the Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles manga and TV anime, because the fictional ramen enthusiast is teaming up with Nanyo City in Yamagata Prefecture to promote a real life ramen rally in December of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.