Aichi-based company Be-Full's character figure brand FOTS JAPAN has begun accepting preorders for a new 1/3 scale bust figure of Levi from the Attack on Titan franchise in color and prototype gray edition for release in late March of 2019. Check out details of the new Levi figure after the jump!
Production I.G announced today on December 8 that Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045, the latest installment from the anime series based on Masamune Shirow's sci-fi action manga, will be streamed on Netflix worldwide (except China mainland) in 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the upcoming release of its five-part new OVA Strike The Blood III (Third), the official website for the Strike The Blood anime project has posted a two-minute special PV featuring the ED theme song "LOVE STOIC" sung by Risa Taneda, the voice of the anime's main heroine Yukina Himeragi. Check out the latest clip packed with her various cuteness after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Seiji Ebisu's love comedy light novel Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai/My Sister, My Writer announced on December 6 that the release of its five-volume DVD/Blu-ray have been delayed by two months due to "circumstances of production." Hit the jump for more details.
Publisher KADOKAWA confirmed on December 6 that 25 year-old singer/voice actress Aika Kobayashi's first photobook "Aika" was decided to get reprints before its release in Japan on December 11. Kobayashi is best known as Yoshiko Tsushima in the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise and as a member of its nine-member VA unit Aqours. Check out sample videos and photos filmed in Taiwan after the jump!
Yomiuri TV opened the official website and Twitter for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi's ongoing high school baseball-themed manga MIX today, announcing its April 2019 premiere. The newly revealed teaser visual features one of MIX's two protagonists, Touma Tachibana and its prequel manga Touch's protagonist Tatsuya Uesugi, both wearing Meisei High's baseball uniform. Hit the jump for more information.
To promote the upcoming CD/DVD release on December 17, the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise's official YouTube channel has started streaming a seven-minute digest clip from "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Classic Concert 2018" held at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on August 28, 2018. Check out how the famous Sailor Moon tunes were arranged by the full orchestra after the jump!
KADOKAWA announced today that an anime adaptation of Yuumikan's fantasy light novel Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (All Points are Divided to VIT Because A Painful One Isn't Liked.) is in the works. The novel has been viewed more than 60 million times on Japanese user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou since its launch in June 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of Masakuni Igarashi's senryu-themed romance comedy manga Senryu Shoujo/Senryu Girl is set to premiere in Japan in the spring of 2019. Popular voice actress Kana Hanazawa is cast as its protagonist girl Nanako Yukishiro, following the manga's web PV produced in 2017. Learn more about the manga and anime after the jump!
The official website for the forthcoming TV anime Kakegurui xx has started streaming a two-minute new PV introducing its OP theme song "Kono Yubi Tomare" (Come and gather at this finger) by JUNNA (the singing voice of Mikumo Guynemer in Macross delta) and announcing its premiere on January 8, 2019. Check out the latest clip from the highly-anticipated new season after the jump!
In addition to Shunya Shiraishi as Nishiki Nishio, the official website for the forthcoming second live-action film project based on Sui Ishida's dark fantasy manga Tokyo Ghoul has confirmed that 24-year-old Kai Ogasawara (Japanese idol unit Chotokkyu/Bullet Train member) is reprising his role as Hideyoshi "Hide" Nagachika, the protagonist Ken Kaneki's human best friend. Check out his first photo from the sequel after the jump.
In the live-streaming program on Nico Nico Live last night, it was officially announced by the main voice cast that the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Aka Akasaka's love comedy manga Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai/Kaguya-sama: Love is War is set to premiere in Japan on January 12, 2019. Check out more new information including a second key visual drawn by the anime character designer Yuko Yahiro.
Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative), the sequel film to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn in the same Universal Century (U.C.) timeline was released in 91 theaters across Japan on November 30. Despite of its small theater count, it ranked a very good fourth place in its opening weekend with the best per-theater average, surpassing that of the internationally acclaimed Queen Bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody. Hit the jump for more details.
Nagoya-based company XING today announced the rankings for the karaoke songs of the year 2018, which were counted by its online karaoke service JOYSOUND. The most popular song in the anime/tokusatsu/game song category was "A Cruel Angel's Thesis," the OP theme for the 1995-1996 TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Check out this year's top 10 list after the jump.
Following Llenn, Fukaziroh, and Pitohui from Gun Gale Online introduced last month, Kirito, Asuna, and Silica from Sword Art Online are also set to join MegaHouse's deformed figure line Desktop Army. As with the previous three, they are based on newly-drawn deformed visuals by illustrator rondo bell. Check out their cute details after the jump.