As we mentioned back in April, Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is coming back as a stage play this month from the 22nd to the 27th in Tokyo, Japan in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-. An open audition for its cast was previously conducted and new images of the majority of the cast in costume have been revealed! See the images after the jump!
For many of us, summer just ended with the last episode of Free! Eternal Summer. In the same fashion as the last episode of the first season, the second season finale concluded with a special ending theme and Lantis wasted no time posting the preview video! The rest of the Samezuka team will also have their character songs released and preview videos were posted for those songs as well. Watch the video after the jump!
Ever wonder what it's like to attend anime conventions around the world as a cosplayer guest? I had an opportunity to assist highly regarded Japanese cosplayer Reika as her translator during the famous Yaoi-Con 2014 on September 12-14 in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was invited as an Industry Guest. Reika let me share her experience during the convention on Sunday! More after the jump!
The first volume of the manga adaptation of Kunihiko Ikuhara's Mawaru Penguindrum will be released on September 24th in Japan! The manga's author, Isuzu Shibata has been posting countdown illustrations on her blog featuring characters from the series to celebrate the launch, especially the ones who have never been drawn in color for the manga. See the illustrations after the jump!
The first promotional video for the Attack On Titan Exhibition at the Ueno No Mori Museum in Tokyo being held this Winter has been posted online. The interactive exhibition will have a 1:1 ratio Colossus Titan, 360 degree exhibits using Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality displays, an exclusive short film and an audio tour of the exhibit by the Attack On Titan anime's voice cast. Watch the ad after the jump!
Fans always want to know more details about their favorite characters and the products characters use are no exception! A Japanese twitter user has compiled a list of road bike models according to Yowapeda characters and fans have found it very useful as a guide to know what brand and model of bike is used by their favorite characters. See the list after the jump!
As summer is coming to an end, Free! Eternal Summer is also coming to a close but the anime still has lots of releases left! The official site has revealed the album covers for both drama CD vol. 1 and radio CD vol. 1 for Eternal Summer and both are planned to go on sale on September 17th in Japan. See both covers after the jump!
They are bad to the bone and people love to hate them or hate them but can't stop loving them. Japanese anime poll site Charapedia recently posted the results of a recent poll to decide the top 20 anime characters with bad/nasty personalities. See the results after the jump!
Volleyball anime Haikyu!! has its first Nintendo 3DS game in Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki No Keshiki!! slated for release on September 25th and who is best to explain what the game is about? The characters! The game's official site recently conducted a poll to find out which character fans wanted to see in the intro video and the 6th character was revealed in his own video, where he explained the overview of the game. Did he do a good job? Watch the video after the jump!
The TAKAYUKI TAKEYA Version of the Colossus Titan from Attack On Titan was first previewed during Summer Wonder Festival and the pre-order window officially opened yesterday in Japan for a limited edition of 500 units with serial number. Check out the product photos after the jump!
Green-haired cyclist Yusuke Makishima from Yowapeda left a very strong impression on anime viewers not only with his distinctive "spider" climbing style and his memorable speech style, he also left an impression with his very questionable fashion sense. Bandai has apparently decided to make an actual room wear ensemble for the fans to try out his fashion sense as well. Do you dare to wear it? You decide after the jump!
The live-action adaptation of Princess Jellyfish will hit the theaters in Japan at the end of this year, but before the movie opens, have you seen the first photos of Masaki Suda dressed as Kurako while cross-dressing yet? It's considered one of the important factors that decides if the movie will be successful and they have been officially posted! Check them out after the jump!
While the animation production team is working busily on the upcoming Fate/stay night at Ufotable, the ufotable cafes around Japan with licensed goods sales have posted their newest item! Following the seasonal theme, a Japanese summer staple in Somen noodles will be sold in a nice Fate/stay night branded box. More after the jump!
New preview videos of the Character Song Series albums for Rin, Nagisa and Rei from Free!-Eternal Summer- have been posted and vols. 3, 4 and 5 in the series will be on sale on the same day of September 3rd in Japan for 1200 yen each. Watch all 3 videos after the jump!
The recently released Futon Cover For Smartphones by Japanese prize maker Kitan Club is a hit in the world of Japanese Gacha (coin operated machine) prizes. People not only rested their tired little smartphones inside of the soft Japanese bedding, but also used anime figures to recreate fun scenes from anime! Now there is a photo contest going on hosted by the manufacturer! Check out the entries from Twitter contest after the jump!