At the "Bushiraod TCG Strategy Presentation 2019 Summer" held on Thursday, Bushiroad revealed its new TCG (trading card game) project Rebirth for you and announced a short anime series inspired by it will start airing in January 2020, two months prior to the release of its trial start deck. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of Kei Okubo's human drama manga ARTE is now in the works. The anime's official website, Twitter, and Instagram have opened with a teaser visual introducing its protagonist Arte Spalletti and the town of Firenze in the 16th century. Hit the jump for more information.
Tokyo-based company Art Collection House plans to hold "Sakura Wars ~Hidenori Matsubara Original Art Exhibition" to display 30 original arts from Sega's long-running Sakura Wars game franchise drawn by its character designer in Tokyo and Osaka this summer. Check out the sample arts from the special event after the jump!
As promised one month ago, virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI has posted a dance practice video for her collaboration song with renowned composer/producer Yasutaka Nakata (Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu), "AIAIAI," to thank for its music video's five million views. Let's practice the cute dance with her after the jump!
Just one day before its opening in Japan, the official website for the live-action film Tokyo Ghoul 【S】 has posted a 100-second special trailer featuring its theme song "Introduction" by four-member Japanese rock band Ziyoou-vachi/QUEEN BEE. Watch the clip including more new footage from the highly-anticipated sequel after the jump!
Nine months after its initial announcement back in October 2018, the official website for Ichijinsha's Ichijinsha Bunko Iris imprint confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of Satoru Yamaguchi's My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! light novel is set to premiere in Japan in 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for five-member anison unit JAM Project announced on July 17 that they will release "JAM Project 20th Anniversary Album" and "JAM Project 20th Anniversary Complete BOX" (including 21 CDs and three Blu-rays) simultaneously on January 1, 2020. The internationally popular unit was formed on July 17, 2000. Hit the jump for more details.
Two weeks after its opening in Japan, Kyoto Animation's official YouTube channel has started streaming the first six minutes of Free! ~Road to the World~ Yume (Dream), the compilation film based on the third season of the Free! TV anime series, Free! - Dive to the Future. Check out how the film begins after the jump!
Fans of the Cowboy Bebop anime series must be very happy to know this release. Good Smile Company has started accepting pre-orders for a 1/48 scale paint ABS model of the protagonist Spike Spiegel's personal space fighter Swordfish II. Check out the details of the faithfully recreated item supervised by the anime's original mechanical designer after the jump!
Netflix Japan announced today that a live-action adaptation of Haro Aos's suspense manga Imawa no Kuni no Alice/Alice in Boderland will start streaming worldwide in 2020. 48-year-old Shinsuke Sato, who has worked on many adaptations of Japanese manga, such as GANTZ (2011), I Am A Hero (2016), Bleach (2018) and Kingdom (2019), is attached to direct. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for P.A.WORKS' original action fantasy TV anime Fairy gone has posted a two-minute teaser PV for its upcoming second cour introducing its new OP theme song "STILL STANDING" by (K)NoW_NAME and more new footage. Get ready for the next season after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Level-5 (Yo-kai Watch, Professor Layton)'s fantasy RPG Ni no Kuni has posted a two-and-half minute footage introducing a flying ship's takeoff scene with one of its male protagonists, Yu (CV:Kento Yamazaki), and Princess Ayesha (Mei Nagano) on board. Watch the beautifully animated clip after the jump!
Avex launched its new virtual project "Kotodama Shoujo" focusing on rap battles by four high school girls on July 16. An open audition for the cast of its four-member virtual rap unit "Microphone Soul Spinners" has also opened. Learn more about the project including a PV to introduce its characters after the jump!
Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution, a full 3DCG remake of the first Pokémon film Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back in 1989, was released in 367 theaters across Japan on July 12, 2019, and earned a solid 553 million yen on 454,000 admissions to become the second top-grossing film of the weekend behind only Toy Story 4. Hit the jump for more details.
Toei Kyoto Studio Park, Keifuku Electric Railroad's Randen tramways, and Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau will jointly hold a collaboration event with the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, titled "Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyo no Oshigoto (The mission in Kyoto)" from August 3 to October 10, 2019. Hit the jump for more details.