After their work on Anohana and Anthem of the Heart, Mari Okada, Tatsuyuki Nagai, and Masayoshi Tanaka are back with their newest coming of age tale set in Chichibu, Her Blue Sky. Our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, was there on opening week in Japan to check it out. You can read his review after the jump!
It’s been a cold while since we’ve gotten news about the upcoming Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Frozen Bonds OVA, but on October 22, the theme song for the theatrically released original video animation was announced alongside a special screening with a talk from the cast of the series. Hit the jump to learn more!
Last December, Pokémon GO launched the high anticipated Trainer Battle feature, finally letting trainers battle each other outside of the gym system. Niantic announced that an online version of the Trainer Battle system will be launching in early 2020 letting trainers from around the world battle it out to see who is the very best. Hit the jump to learn more!
After postponing the campaign due to the July 18 arson attack on Kyoto Animation, the latest collaboration between Sound! Euphonium and Keihan Electric Railway will start from November 1 across the Uji and Otsu lines in Kyoto and Shiga prefectures. Hit the jump and hop aboard to learn more!
During the IDOLiSH7 2nd LIVE event in July, it was announced that the popular idol series would be getting a second season. On October 21, the groups managerial Twitter account announced when the second season will air and where you can see the first episode before the TV anime’s air date. Hit the jump to learn more!
Just weeks after the announcement of a film continuing the epic Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba story, the first trailer for DEMON SLAYER - KIMETSU NO YAIBA - The Movie: Mugen Train has rolled onto the internet. You can check it out after the jump!
Get ready for a beach trip, with the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II OVA revealing the frolicking fun Bell Cranel and his allies are having on the sandy shore through a new PV. Hit the jump to see the trailer in action!
It’s been a couple (read: 9 years) since the release of the second game in the Okami series, the side-story Okamiden, was released on the Nintendo DS. In a tweet on October 18, the spooky Ikumi Nakamurai tweeted out a video with PlatinumGames founder Hideki Kamiya teasing another game in the series. Hit the jump to learn more!
During the October 19 broadcast of a special KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR themed online radio show it was announced that a second season of the KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR anime was in production! Hit the jump to see the key visual and learn more.
On the three month anniversary of the July 18 attack on Kyoto Animation, the studio’s president, Hideaki Hatta, held his first press conference discussing his feelings about the incident. Meanwhile, the donation tally has increased and there has been an update on the remaining people who are still in hospital.
After The Rain – a collaboration between two Internet personalities Soraru and Mafumafu – have been announced via the official Pokémon Anime Twitter account to be helming the OP of the upcoming Pokémon anime series. Learn more about the duo after the jump!
Flowers have always had a big presence in the Attack on Titan series, so to celebrate the fall season in Japan, an Attack on Titan themed flower shop will be opening in the Shinjuku Marui Annex event space. Hit the jump to see how sauve the boy look with their flowers!
Monsters, romance, yokai, and more are all just par for the world of In/Spectre, which released its second PV on October 17. The Keiji Gotoh directed TV anime will be produced at Brains Base and will start airing on Japanese screens in January 2020. Hit the jump to see the trailer!
It was announced on October 16 that four anime films from over the last year are being submitted to the 92nd Academy Awards. Anime films from every genre are represented in the submission. Hit the jump to learn which films might be nominated!
The Official Pokémon Youtube channel on October 16 released a new trailer showcasing new Gigantamax forms for various Kanto Pokémon for the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield games on Nintendo Switch. Hit the jump to learn more about these forms and their special moves!