The Winter 2019 anime season is here, and it's time for the best part (besides actually getting to watch the new shows): announcements! This is going to be your one-stop shop for all the new license updates, so sit back and dig into the fresh batches of incoming anime after the jump.
TRIGGER shows off PROMARE, Kill la Kill the Game: IF, and their new Patreon, My Hero Academia: One Justice gets a release trailrer, Netflix reweing Aggretsuko and Castlevania, & MORE! Hit the jump for the highlights of the hottest news in anime!
A truly epic Shonen Jump crossover is the holy grail of video games and Jump Force appears to be the greatest effort yet to deliver on the most ambitious crossover in gaming history. It's unique graphics and high-impact, cinetamic style have raised both hype and controversey since its announcement. We were able to get our hands on the title to try out an early build at Anime Expo 2018! Hit the jump to see our impressons!
The summer season has kicked off, and with it has come a new batch of amazing animation to capture our eyes. But amidst all the animated goodness, one show is standing above all the others. Hit the jump to find out which anime has our resident sakuga expert excited!
In a period of our lives where most of us still want to be astronauts, Tatsuya Matsubara already knew he wanted to make video games and worked toward that goal with a singular focus, developing a skillset that would make him the envy of most developers. Hit the jump for an interview with the director of STEINS;GATE!
Don't do the magic crime if you can't do the magic time! This week on "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog," we look at Wizard Barristers, a 2014 original TV anime directed by Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Mezzo Forte) and animated by Arms (Maoyu) about a world where wizards require special legal council when wielding magic lands them on the wrong side of the law. Hit the jump to learn more!
Originally scheduled to be released this summer, Neko Kikaku ("Cat Plan") - a trilogy of short 3DCG films that celebrate Aichi Prefecture with a cat-themed black comedy that parodies tokusatsu films and TV shows - is now back on track for a limited theatrical release in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya beginning in the Fall season of 2018. Hit the jump to learn meowr.
FromSoftware's mecha-battle franchise, Armored Core, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the "ARMORED CORE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK 20th ANNIVERSARY BOX", a massive 20 disc set that includes all of the background music and more from some 15 console video games and 4 mobile games. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following the key visual featuring Reborn, Tsunayoshi Sawada, Mukuro Rokudou and Kyoya Hibari, Marvelous today released individual visuals of the six Vongola Guardians for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Akira Amano's comedy shonen manga Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Hayato Gokudera, Takeshi Yamamoto, Ryohei Sasagawa, Lambo, Hibari, and Rokudou. Check out the newly-added cast after the jump!
Megahouse's official YouTube channel Megatrea Station has started streaming a 60-second PV for its pre-painted figure of Kurama, one of the nine tailed beasts sealed into Naruto Uzumaki in the Naruto Shippuden anime series, newly narrated by 70-year-old voice actor Tessho Genda who voiced the character in the anime series. See the impact of the super-detailed item in video!
Following 22-year-old former Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma as its 10-year-old protagonist Negi Springfield, the official Twitter for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Ken Akamatsu's comedy fantasy manga Mahou Sensei Negima!/Negima! Magister Negi Magi has started posting visuals of its student cast members in their school uniform costume. See how they portrayed their characters after the jump!
Namco's Namja Town is just as excited about all the recent IDOLiSH7 news as we are! Check out (A)IDOLiSH Night with You, their latest event, where you can sample treats made up by the show's stars and shop for adorable cat-themed merch. Check out photos after the jump!
In cooperation with Dwango's Nico Nico Manga and Kadokawa's web manga service Comic Walker, Kochi Prefecture's Manga Kingdom Tosa Promotion Council will hold a new manga contest "World Manga Senbatsu" later this year. The contest will invite entries from not only Japan but other countries in the world as well. Hit the jump for more details.
22/7 is back! The virutal idol group is preparing to launch their third single, and there's a pair of new key visuals out to celebrate! Check them out after the jump.
On the premiere day of the TV anime Overlord III in Japan, Kadokawa's official anime YouTube channel also started streaming a 145-second music video for its OP theme song "VORACITY" performed by Tom-H@ck's contemporary creative unit MYTH & ROID featuring vocalist KIHOW. Watch the clip filled with weirdness after the jump.
Relive the joys of Laid-Back Camp and ramen, thanks to a new product coming to shops in Japan this month. You can go curry or tonkotsu-flavored, and you'll get a sticker with your purchase. Check out the new item after the jump!