The upcoming HBO Max streaming service will launch in the Spring season of 2020, and thanks to a team-up with New York-based film distributors GKIDS, the service will offer something unique for animation fans: access to Studio Ghibli's catalog of 21 feature-length anime films. Hit the jump to learn more.
The industrious cells of Akane Shimizu's biological comedy manga, Cells at Work! (known as Hataraku Saibou! in Japan), are teaming up with Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, to promote medical literacy for World Psoriasis Day with an all-new, 16 page educational comic. Hit the jump to learn more.
All good things must come to an end, including punishments in the Afterlife, because in an official message posted to Twitter, Natsumi Eguchi - the author of Hozuki's Coolheadedness - has announced that the supernatural office comedy about demons working bureaucratic jobs in Hell will conclude with the publication of its 5 remaining chapters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Jurassic!, an animated short film that showcases the talents of Toei Animation's younger generation of animators, is heading to the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival where it will screen alongside The White Snake Enchantress, a classic 1958 feature film and one of the earliest theatrical anime films that was also produced by Toei Animation. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual and a new preview video have been published for Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei Shite Mita. ("The Science Course Fell in Love, So They Tried to Prove It Mathematically.", also known as "Rikekoi" for short), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Arifred Yamamoto about a group of science-minded graduate students exploring the phenomena of romantic attraction. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just when you thought it was safe to study, a new key visual has been published for A Destructive God Sits Next to Me (known in Japan as Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu.), an upcoming Crunchyroll Co-Production TV anime based on the manga by Arata Aki about an ordinary boy who is trying to keep his grades up despite being constantly distracted by his extremely chuni classmates. Hit the jump to check it out.
On October 14, 1981, Fuji TV broadcast the first episode of Urusei Yatsura, a TV anime based on the mega-popular science fiction romantic comedy manga by Rumiko Takahashi about a luckless Earth boy and his alien fiancée, and the rest is anime history. Join us as we celebrate 38 years of electric shocks, improbable scenarios, and wacky characters both terrestrial and extraterrestrial. Hit the jump to learn more.
Masked rock band MAN WITH A MISSION is making the jump to the silver screen in 2020 with a documentary film entitled MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY- that chronicles some ten years of the band's history performing both in Japan and internationally. Hit the jump to learn more.
Assault Lily, a mixed media project base on a series of action figures and dolls from AZONE INTERNATIONAL and acus, is being adapted into an anime entitled Assault Lily Bouquet about a group of young women training to project humanity from a monstrous threat. Hit the jump to learn more.
Here's some surprising news that's sure to make fans of the 2014 TV anime Celestial Method feel heavenly: the new episode which celebrates the 5th anniversary of the series' broadcast is currently available via streaming on Youtube. Hit the jump to learn more.
More feudal warlords have joined the pack, because new cast members have been announced for Oda Shinamon Nobunaga, an upcoming TV anime based on the comedy manga by Una Megurogawa about famous figures from the Warring States period being reincarnated in modern Japan as adorable dogs. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's an all-you-can eat buffet of new information, because a the main staff, the main cast, new key visuals, a new trailer, and the broadcast details have all been revealed for Dorohedoro, a highly anticipated upcoming TV anime abased on the ecclectic dark fantasy adventure manga by Q Hayashida about a lizard-headed man trying to get his normal head back. Hit the jump to learn more.
Beam rifle competitions are serious business in a light-hearted teaser trailer for Chidori RSC (known as Rifle is Beautiful in Japan), an upcoming TV anime based on the humorous 4-panel sports manga by Akka Sarumi about a quartet of high school girls who participate in the physically taxing activity of competitive laser rifle target shooting. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new cast member has been revealed for Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (known in English as "All points are divided to VIT because a painful one isn't liked."), an upcoming TV anime based on the fantasy MMORPG light novel series written by Yuumikan and illustrated by Koin about a girl who pours all of her ability points into defensive stats and turns her character into a walking fortress. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Netflix original anime adaptation of Kengan Ashura, a hard-hitting martial arts manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon, continues this month with another 12 episodes of bone-crunching drama, and now a new preview video hints at the action to come. Hit the jump to check it out.