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Comiket returned to Tokyo Big Sight for its 96th event from Aug. 9 to 12! The area occupied by this summer’s Comiket was slightly reduced due to preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, meaning that the event was held over four days (one longer than usual), and also charged an entry fee for the first
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KonoSuba is about to release its very first smartphone game! The game is holding a campaign ahead of its launch, in which fans who pre-register can get their hands on a series of in-game bonus items. To be in with a chance of winning, simply register via the official site where you can click to
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Superhero anime My Hero Academia has confirmed the artists for the opening and ending themes of its upcoming fourth season, which airs from Oct. 12. Four-piece rock band BLUE ENCOUNT will perform opening theme “Polaris”, while singer-songwriter Sayuri will be performing ending theme “Koukai no Uta”. Adapted from the manga by Horikoshi Kouhei, My Hero
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The Saekano franchise’s first movie, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata. Fine, has released a new key visual designed by CloverWorks! A new trailer for the movie featuring the main theme by Haruna Luna titled “glory days” will also be screened in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya on Aug. 29. Saekano is adapted from the popular series of
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In the middle of a sweltering Tokyo summer, Hobby Maker Joint Figure Exhibition returned with yet another fantastic selection of upcoming figures from all sorts of popular makers, like Good Smile Company, Max Factory, and FREEing. Being a summer exhibition, it was no surprise to see a fair few swimsuit figures on offer from Bellfine
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Granblue Fantasy ( GBF ) is a popular role-playing game beloved for its profound story and vast number of characters. The game is currently picking up fans in Japan thanks to its charming setting of islands floating in the sky and has already begun expanding into other media with manga and anime adaptations as well
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Dr. Stone has released a trailer that teases its upcoming “Village Arc”, featuring several of the characters who live there. Inspired by Inagaki Riichiro and Boichi’s manga, which is currently running in Weekly Shonen Jump, the anime takes place in a world where humanity has been mysteriously turned to stone. Genius boy scientist Senku and
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Her Blue Sky, an upcoming theatrical movie from the team behind AnoHana, has released its third key visual! Drawn by character designer Tanaka Masayoshi, the poster image features the four main characters, Shinnosuke, Akane, Aoi, and Shinno. Tatsuyuki Nagai will direct with a script by Okada Mari and Tanaka Masayoshi handling character design/animation direction. Set
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Hotel Tavinos, a hotel for overseas visitors, will open in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo on Aug. 1. The hotel’s motto is that it is a “travel hub hotel that supports active travels,” and it aims to be a hotel that offers visitors complete services at low prices. Also, with its AI concierge and manga-themed interiors, it’s unlike
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Renowned anime studio Kyoto Animation suffered an arson attack on July 18th, 2019 (JST), which took over 30 lives and injured more. As the studio behind countless beloved anime like K-ON!, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Hibike! Euphonium, Kyoto Animation has received an outpouring of love from fans all around the world. Those who
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Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll, a side story to the main anime, has released a key visual ahead of its Sept. 6 release. A Kyoto Animation work directed by Fujita Haruka, it will be screening for three weeks only at 73 cinemas across Japan, a week longer than originally planned. It
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Upcoming anime series Hataage! Kemonomichi has revealed its main visual and several additional cast members! Set for broadcast in October, the upcoming anime series is based on the Kemonomichi! manga, written by KonoSuba‘s Akatsuki Natsume. The series follows masked wrestler Kemona Mask (AKA Shibata Genzo) who is suddenly brought to another world during a bout
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Pokémon Masters, a smartphone game for iOS and Android set for release this summer, has opened preregistrations! Aspiring trainers can sign up through the App Store and Google Play. Those wanting to learn more can also visit the official website, which features a number of recently released videos on its gameplay. Developed by Japanese company
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The latest installment in the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, will finally open in June 2020. Along with the announcement, the movie unveiled a new poster image and began distributing pamphlets. Its second teaser trailer also began playing in cinemas across Japan, to be released online too. Rebuild of Evangelion is a four-part
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Japanese anime studio Kyoto Animation was devastated by an arson attack on July 18, 2019 at around 10:00AM (JST). An explosion occurred at the studio, located in Kyoto, after a man poured gasoline around the building and set it on fire. At the time of the explosion, around 70 employees were in the building and
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Classic manga Lupin III is heading back to the big screen with its very first 3DCG movie from Dec. 6! Titled Lupin III The First, the movie is directed by Stand by Me Doraemon‘s Yamazaki Takashi, and is the first installment in the franchise to be released after author Monkey Punch’s death. The story will
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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, the latest installment in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors game series, will be hitting the PS4 and Nintendo Switch in 2020! A concept video and visual has been released, both promising some great action against the Straw Hat Pirates’ enemies! An action fighting game which aims to provide the real
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