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    Tuesday June 4, 2019
  • Production I.G Absorbs Xebec Animation Studio

    It's the end of an era for the animation producers of "Martian Successor Nadesico" and more

    After a long period of financial struggles, Xebec - an animation studio responsible for production on such series as Love Hina, Martian Successor Nadesico, To Love Ru, Fafner in the Azure, and more - has been absorbed by Production I.G. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday July 30, 2018
  • BanG Dream! Mixed Media Project Adds Boy Band ARGONAVIS

    Voice unit composed of Shūta Morishima, Seiji Maeda, and Daisuke Hinata played live concert event on July 29, 2018

    BanG Dream! - a mixed media project that includes anime, manga, a smart phone game, and live music performances - is branching out with a boy band called ARGONAVIS from Bang Dream!, a unit composed of three voice actors who also sing and perform with the same musical instruments as their characters. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday May 12, 2018
  • "BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ PICO" Kicks Off in July of 2018

    Mini-anime with chibi character designs hits Tokyo MX and Sun TV beginning on July 05, 2018

    Even more good news for BanG Dream! fans: a spin-off mini-anime entitled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ PICO will begin broadcasting in Japan in July of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • "BanG Dream!" TV Anime Returns for 2 New Seasons in 2019

    2nd season is scheduled for January of 2019, while the 3rd season is scheduled for October of 2019

    Great news, music lovers! BanG Dream - a mixed media project that combines animation, social games, and live concert performances - is returning for two additional TV anime seasons in 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday April 13, 2018
  • "Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory" Last Countdown Twitter Illustration of Sousuke Posted

    The fourth TV anime will be also available on Crunchyroll

    For its TV premiere in Japan, the official Twitter for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, the fourth TV anime adaption based on Shoji Gatoh's light novel series, has been posting special countdown illustrations by its staff. Today on April 13, the last one featuring the male protagonist Sousuke Sagara drawn by the novel illustrator Shikidouji is posted, along with a simple word, "Tonight."

  • Tuesday April 3, 2018
  • Tamaru Yamada Performs TV Anime "Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory" OP Song in Full MV

    The long-awaited new TV anime is set to premiere on April 13

    Ten days before its premiere on Japanese TV, Kadokawa's official anime YouTube channel posted a four-minute full music video for "Even...if," the OP theme song for the TV anime Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory. Both the OP and the ED song "yes" are performed by 35-year-old singer-songwriter Tamaru Yamada. Watch the clip featuring her and the footage from the upcoming anime after the jump.

  • Thursday March 8, 2018
  • TV Anime "Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory" Premiere Set for April 13

    "Operation Able" album including the OP/ED songs will be released on May 9

    The wait is over! The official website for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, the new TV anime adaption project based on Shoji Gatoh's Full Metal Panic! light novel series, confirmed today that the fourth TV anime is set to premiere on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11, and AbemaTV on April 13. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday January 16, 2018
  • Watch Mecha Action-Featured Trailer for "Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut" Part 3

    Singer-songwriter Tamaru Yamada performs the theme songs for all three parts

    "Into The Blue," the third and final part of the "director's cut" trilogy compilation film project based on the first Full Metal Panic! TV anime aired in 2002, is ready to hit Japanese theaters this Saturday, and the anime franchise's official website has released a 90-second trailer for it introducing its theme song performed by Japanese singer-songwriter Tamaru Yamada. Watch the mecha action-featured clip after the jump!

  • Friday November 24, 2017
  • Check Out Newly-Drawn Scenes for "Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut"

    "1st SECTION: Boy Meets Girl" hits three Japanese theaters tomorrow

    The official website and Twitter for the three-part "director's cut" compilation films based on the first Full Metal Panic!TV anime aired in 2002 posted scene visuals from its upcoming first part "1st SECTION: Boy Meets Girl" including newly drawn ones. Check out the images after the jump.

  • Saturday October 21, 2017
  • Check Out Familiar Faces in TV Anime "Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory" Latest PV

    Three-part compilation films based on the first TV anime will be released this winter

    The official website for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, the new TV anime adaption project based on Shoji Gatoh's Full Metal Panic! light novel series, was updated today with a new key visual featuring the protagonist Sousuke Sagara and the main heroine Kaname Chidori, along with Sousuke's main Arm Slave ARX-7 Arbalest in their back, and also posted a new 90-second PV. Hit the jump for more news!

  • Monday October 2, 2017
  • VIDEO: "BanG Dream!" Band Poppin'Party Plays 7th Single "Time Lapse" at Budokan

    The official YouTube channel has attracted 100,000 registered subscribers

    In commemoration for reaching 100,000 susbscribers, the BanG Dream! franchise's official YouTube today posted a four-minute live performance clip of "Time Lapse," its five-member voice actress band Poppin'Party's latest 7th single song from "4th☆LIVE Miracle PARTY 2017! at Nippon Budokan" on August 21. Watch their performance at the sold-out concert after the jump!

  • Wednesday August 23, 2017
  • "BanG Dream!" VA Band Poppin'Party Rocks The Audience at Their First Budokan Concert

    11,000 tickets were immediately sold out before open to the general public

    Five-member voice actress band Poppin' Party from Bushiroad's media mix project BanG Dream! held their fourth live concert "BanG Dream! 4th☆LIVE Miracle PARTY 2017! at Nippon Budokan" on August 21. The five VAs actually played the instruments performed by their characters in the game and anime. Check out photos from the sold-out concert after the jump!

  • Tuesday August 15, 2017
  • "BanG Dream!" OAV Celebrates Summer Fun with New Teaser Trailer

    Beach party episode "Asonjyatta!" will air on Tokyo MX and other stations prior to its November 22nd home video release

    Ahead of its Japanese home video release, the BanG Dream! OAV will be broadcast on a variety of Japanese TV stations, and to celebrate this announcement a playful new teaser trailer has been published that features the girls of Poppin'Party and Roselia having fun at the beach. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday August 11, 2017
  • Watch First Live-Action CMs for "BanG Dream!" Featuring Anime VAs!

    The rhythm&adventure game has attracted three million users

    The official YouTube channel for the BanG Dream! franchise has posted two live-action CMs for its BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! smartphone game featuring the six anime voice actresses playing as a rock band. They are the first live-action CMs for the franchise launched in February 2015. Watch their performance after the jump!