Six more cast members have been revealed for Cop Craft, an upcoming TV anime based on the fantasy light novel series written by Shoji Gato (Full Metal Panic!) and illustrated by Range Murata (Haibane Renmei) about an unlikely pair of partners from parallel worlds that team-up to fight crime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Pandora to Akubi, an original anime theatrical film featuring characters from XFLAG Studios' Monster Strike series and Tatsunoko Production's Hakushon Daimaou / The Genie Family, is currently screening in select Japanese cinemas, and now the first 6 minutes of the film are available in a special preview video online. Hit the jump to check it out.
A short teaser trailer has been published for Hakatamentai! Pirikarakochan, an upcoming original short form TV anime about the adventures of a boisterous food fairy in a fictional shopping district in modern Japan. Hit the jump to check it out.
Natsuki Hanae (Tanjirō Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) and Kensho Ono (Subaru Mikazuki in My Roommate is a Cat) may have carved their niche in the world of Japanese voice acting, but when it comes to playing third-person shooter battle royale video games, they've still got a lot of work to do, or at least that's the impression given by a recent cooperative "Let's Play" video of the two getting walloped in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Hit the jump to check it out.
High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World! (known in Japan as Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!), an upcoming TV anime based on the isekai fantasy light novel series written by Riku Misora and illustrated by Sacraneco, is rolling out a series of preview videos to introduce their main cast of 7 genius high school students, and the first video focuses on master fencer Aoi Ichijo. Hit the jump to check it out.
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, the largest manga / anime convention in West Japan, is returning for another round of festivities on September 21 - 22, 2019, and now the convention has released a short preview video highlighting what's in store for this year. Hit the jump to learn more.
It is with a heavy heart that we report that manga author and Lupin III creator Kazuhiko Katou, better known internationally under his pen name "Monkey Punch", has passed away at the age of 81. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF 2019 for short) has announce its full slate of films for screening and competition, and since Japan is the "Country of honors" for the festival this year, the slate includes some eight Japanese works in four different categories, including Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave competing for the Cristal (grand prix) in the Feature Film category. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for all you fans of magic and illusions and out there: the ending theme song performer has been revealed for Tejina Senpai (known in English as Magical Sempai), an upcoming TV anime based on the seinen manga by Azu about an enthusiastic girl who longs to be a stage magician despite her struggles with stage fright. Hit the jump to learn more.
The unpopular psychic girls of HIMOTE HOUSE: A share house of super psychic girls are getting a new lease on life, because thanks to crowdfunding efforts on Greenfunding, an unproduced TV episode from the original run will be released to backers in Japan as an original video animation. Hit the jump to learn more.
If Cells at Work! has taught us anything, it's that the microorganisms in our bodies are very, very busy, and now our hard-working cells will be even busier because retail store chains Tokyu Hands and Village / Vanguard are putting them to work with a special double collaboration that runs from April 27 - May 19, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anchors aweigh! Although its future was looking a little shaky when Production IMS went bankrupt, High School Fleet: The Movie is back on course for a Spring 2020 release with a new production studio, and now a new key visual, a new teaser trailer, and the main staff have been revealed for the film. Hit the jump to learn more.
I★CHU: Étoile Stage, a romance rhythm smart phone game from Liber Entertainment Inc. in which players take on the role of a manager nurturing the careers of fledling male idols, is being adapted into an anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actress Kiyono Yasuno is performing the as-yet-untitled ending theme for Are You Lost? (known in Japan as SOUNAN desuka?), an upcoming TV anime based on the seinen survival manga written by Kentaro Okamoto and illustrated by Ririr Sagara about a group of four high school girls who end up stranded on a deserted island. Hit the jump to learn more.
Being diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer can be a harrowing experience, but gag manga author Isami Nakagawa has put his own personal spin on it with a new graphic novel entitled Heavy Particle Odyssey that is one part gourmet manga, one part tourism manga, and one part autobiographical manga describing his time undergoing radiotherapy at a hospital in Hyogo Prefecture. Hit the jump to learn more.