Anime

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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Tokyo Honyaku Quest, a new fan translation crowdsourcing service launched in collaboration with Tokyo Otaku Mode, Otaku Coin, bitFlyer Blockchain, and IID, is currently entering its demonstration and test phase! Tokyo Honyaku Quest will have users translating articles from Anime!Anime!, to be featured as an official version along with their ID. These articles will appear
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Attack on Titan‘s WIT STUDIO has announced a new original anime project titled Great Pretender! The TV anime will revolve around a global “con game”, as Edamura Makoto, a self-proclaimed top genius conman, gets mixed up in international intrigue after getting swindled himself by French grifter Laurent Thierry. Kaburagi Hiro will direct the anime, with
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Anime movie Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata. Fine has announced its Oct. 26 release date along with its second key visual! It was also confirmed that J-pop singer Haruna Luna will perform the main titles theme. The movie is part of the Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend franchise, which started with the popular light
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