Fans in Japan are summing up their year in anime by choosing their Kanji of the Year! Which kanji do they believe best represents 2018? Check out the top votes after the jump!
Your average Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match is absurdly hectic, so how would you go about translating that type of action into the real world? Find out after the jump!
The second omnibus collection of Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga is almost here. For those following the deluxe releases, Dark Horse has Gantz Omnibus volume 2 set for January 2, 2019, and you can prepare yourself with a few exclusive preview pages after the jump.
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the anime adaptation of Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game has confirmed its new premiere date in a promo. Read on for more.
A new key visual and four new cast members have been revealed for Dokyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki Atama no Ue ("My housemate is on my knee, sometimes on my head."), an upcoming TV anime based on the "healing" manga about a shy writer who experiences the joys of living with a pet after adopting a stray cat. Hit the jump to learn more.
A teaser trailer and the adjusted Japanese broadcast schedule have been revealed for Rainy Cocoa side G, the 5th season of the Rainy Cocoa TV anime which focuses on Yohko Amami, the daughter of the owner of the Rainy Color cafe. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japan's third largest confectionery company Lotte's official YouTube channel has started streaming a four-minute special short anime "Baby, I Love You-daze" for its 70th anniversary project. The clip is animated by acclaimed anime production studio Bones (My Hero Academia) and directed by Rie Matsumoto (Blood Blockade Battlefront). Watch the special anime packed with fun visuals after the jump!
Along with a key visual featuring its five main characters and their anime version visuals, the official website for Super Dimensional Revolution Anime: Dimension High School has posted a 100-second PV to show how the five are sent to a 3DCG anime world in the beginning of the story. Learn more about the anime/live-action hybrid series after the jump.
The official website for the anime feature film series based on Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga today started streaming a 30-second teaser trailer for its next 23rd film Konjyou no Fist/The Fist of Blue Sapphire featuring the hand-to-hand battle between Kaito Kid and Makoto Kyogoku, "the strongest karate fighter" who makes his first appearance in the film series. Watch the latest clip after the jump!
In its second weekend of December 8-9, Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) ranked fifth, one position down from its debut weekend. Meanwhile, Eiga Hugtto! PreCure♡Futari wa PreCure All Stars Memories kept 11th place for two weeks in a row even in its seventh week of release. Hit the jump for more details.
Shin Itagaki is an animator and animation director who has worked on such notable titles as Berserk, Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter, Teekyu, and Basquash! to name a few. Find out how he helped to bring life to the characters in the new anime series Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight, which is currently streaming on Crunchyroll as part of the fall season of anime. Read on after the jump!
It is officially confirmed today that internationally acclaimed Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki's early work Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa/Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind will get its kabuki play adaptation in December 2019. 41-year-old kabuki star Kikunosuke Oue IV is cast as the protagonist Nausicaa. Hit the jump for more details.
The One Piece franchise's official portal site One Piece.com announced today that the 14th anime feature film titled One Piece Stampede is set to be released in Japan on August 9, 2019, to celebrate the anime series' 20th anniversary. It has been more than two years since the last 13th film Gold released in July 2016. Check out the teaser visual and trailer after the jump!
In need of more info on Homura Akemi? (Aren't we all?) A new 96-page book from Pia is set to cover everything about the magical girl, including an interview with her voice actress. Get a preview after the jump!
Get ready for another intense dose of volleyball action, because Crunchyroll is streaming two Haikyu!! anime films! Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense and Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts are available exclusively for Premium members, so read on for more info!