The Japan Film Makers Association announced on August 26 that Makoto Shinkai’s climate based romance anime film Weathering with You will be Japan’s submission to the US Academy Awards “Best International Feature Film” selection. Hit the jump to see the latest forecast.
The developers of Persona 5 Royal, announced that they will be putting on a “Royal Experience” in celebration of the completion of Persona 5 Royal on August 30. They also spoke about new features in the upcoming game, as well as the date for the new OVA from the anime. Hit the jump to find out what’s beneath the mask.
A report coming out of China has announced that the domestic Chinese anime and manga has grown to 171.2 billion yuan (about 2.6 trillion yen or US$26.4 billion), surpassing the Japanese anime market which was valued at 2.15 trillion yen (US$20.4 billion) in 2017. See how the figures line up and the growth of the industries after the jump!
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? has been the sleeper hit of the Summer 2019 anime season with the fitness series being quite popular both abroad and in Japan. So much so that it has beaten out the OP from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba “Gurenge.” Hit the jump to see how much “Dumbbells” lifts!
The newest Pokémon smartphone game, Pokémon Masters, has announced its release date for the iOS and Android platforms. Battle it out with your favourite trainers from the Pokémon franchise and team up to become the best trainer in the Pasio region! Hit the jump to find out more!
Kadokawa’s EJ Anime Theater in Shinjuku has teamed up with the brand new Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro to bring more anime films to the popular entertainment district in Tokyo’s north-west. Hit the jump to learn what anime films and OVAs will be screened!
Japanese broadcaster, YTV, has released a new key visual for My Hero Academia’s fourth season showcasing the main characters for the new season ahead of its October debut. Hit the jump to see the butt kicking key visual!
The Japanese Government confirmed on August 22 that all the money donated to Kyoto Animation will be treated as if the money is being donated to local governments for “disaster relief.” Read more about how it works after the jump.
AKBINGO has been a staple in the diet of fans of AKB48 for 11 years, but during the broadcast on August 20, it was announced that the show would be ending in 5 weeks. Also, AKB48 release their new music video for upcoming single “Sustainable”. Hit the jump to watch it and learn more!
Pokémon Sword and Shield video game director, Shigeru Ohmori, walks us through one of the first villages of the Galar region from the brand new Pokémon games in a brand new trailer. Read on to see the trailer and explore the town with him.
The pressure of putting pineapples, pens, and apples together must finally have gotten to PIKOTARO, as his last music video "Everyone Must Die" showcases what happens when you're forced to put pineapples and pens together for three years. Click through to watch the video!
Nintendo, Creatures Inc and Game Freak have wandered into the field and tried catching the trademark patents for Pokémon types from the Pokémon Trading Card game. Including generic the generic kanji of "Grass", "Water", and more. The story and implication unfolds just after the jump, so read on to find out more!
Kyoto Animation has released a post on their website announcing that they will be taking down the memorial set up in front of Studio 1, thanking fans for all their support after the attack on the studio a month ago. Read on for more information.
Morgana isn't sleeping on this! Atlus USA announced the release window for heart stealing, school simulator Persona 5 Royal in a trailer on August 17. The new trailer showcases new heart stealer Kasumi as well as some new features of the game. Hit the jump to see the trailer!
“Evangelion” anime studio, Khara, have announced that they will be switching to the free, open-source, 3DCG program Blender for future productions after Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 wraps up. Hit the jump to learn more about the move.