A new key visual has been published for Kono Oto Tomare! ("Stop at this Sound!"), an upcoming TV anime based on the music manga by Amyu about an unlikely group of students who find common ground in their love for playing the koto, a traditional 13-stringed instrument. Hit the jump to learn more.
Body-building is hard work in a new teaser trailer for Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (known in English as How much heavy dumbbells can you lift?), an upcoming TV anime based on the weight-lifting manga written by Sandrovitch Yabako and illustrated by MAAM about a high school girl who discovers the joys of intense exercise. Hit the jump to check it out.
Netflix Japan has published an action-packed exerpt from ULTRAMAN, an upcoming 3DCG anime that re-envisions the classic Tsuburaya Productions superhero in the medium of animation, and the new video clip includes a transformation sequence and some hand-to-hand combat. Hit the jump to check it out.
If you expect your youthful romantic comedy to be wrong, you're in luck, because My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, the TV anime adaptation based on the series of light novels written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan 8, is coming back for a third season. Hit the jump to learn more.
New cast members and a new key visual have been revealed for Naka no Hito Genmoe [Jikkyouchuu] ("On-the-Spot Coverage"), an upcoming TV anime based on the survival game manga by Osora about a group of gamers who are forced to livestream a contest where the stakes are life-and-death. Hit the jump to learn more.
Announced back in September of 2018, the main staff has now been revealed for Chubyou Gekihatsu-Boy ("Young disease outburst Boy"), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of light novels inspired by the 2015 Vocaloid song by rerulili and kagomeP about a group of young men with delusions of grandeur. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of the gruesome and the macabre will be happy to know that Viz Media is releasing a deluxe new hardcover edition of The Drifting Classroom, an extremely influential survival horror manga from Kazuo Umezu, beginning in the Fall season of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Believe it or not, voice actress Ayana Taketatsu is a big fan of Nobunaga's Ambition, Koei Tecmo's long-running series of tactical strategy / simulation video games that place players in the role of feudal warlords attempting to conquer Japan during the Sengoku Period, and now Taketatsu's passion has spilled into the latest game with an on-going collaboration entitled "Ayana Taketatsu's Ambition". Hit the jump to learn more.
Hiroshi Nakagawa, a linguist and associate professor of literature at Chiba University who specializes in the Ainu language, has published a book that explores the history and culture of the Ainu people using examples from his work as a language consultant on Satoru Noda's mega-popular adventure manga, Golden Kamuy. Hit the jump to learn more.
The "Brass de Bravo Final Fantasy" concert series (also known as "BRA★BRA FINAL FANTASY") is returning to Japanese musical venues in 2019 with a new twist: an interactive set list that lets the audience choose which pieces of Final Fantasy-themed music are played during the concert performances. Hit the jump to learn more.
You can't keep a good demon down, because Hozuki's Coolheadedness (known as Hozuki no Reitetsu in Japan), a supernatural office comedy manga by Natsumi Eguchi about the mundane lives of the denizens of Hell, is returning in animated form with a three OAD series that will be included as pack-in bonuses with the special edition Japanese releases of Volumes 29 - 31 of the manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
A Polar Bear in Love, a mini-anime based on the "beast love" manga by Koromo, is returning to Japanese theaters for another round of animated shorts, and this time voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara is joining the cast as a good-natured Emperor penguin named Cathy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Beware the Prefectural Fist! New cast members and the Japanese broadcast details have been revealed for I'm From Japan (a.k.a. Jimoto ga Japan in the original Japanese), an upcoming TV anime based on the martial arts gag manga by Seiji Hayashi about an enthusiastic young man who has mastered martial arts based on each of Japan's 47 prefectures. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual and some new broadcast info have been revealed for To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (known in Japan as Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e), an upcoming TV anime based on the dark fantasy manga by MAYBE about former soldiers imbued with supernatural powers that try to maintain their humanity after the war that produced them is replaced by an uneasy peace. Hit the jump to learn more.
A dramatic new trailer is now available online for Journal of the Mysterious Creatures, an upcoming upcoming TV anime that is based on the popular web novel by Yuan Tong about an easy-going young man who becomes the landlord at a boarding house full of supernatural beings. Hit the jump to learn more.