Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a wave of new anime! This is your guide to all the new shows coming to Crunchyroll next season2
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.
The order may not be a rabbit, but we know who's playing Chino's mom! Nana Mizuki joins the cast of Is the Order a Rabbit? ~Sing For You~, plus there's a new trailer out showing more scenes from the upcoming OVA. Check it out after the jump!
Sometimes it takes something truly powerful to get your average citizen out to the voting booths when duty calls. Japan has an election coming up on July 21, and Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi is doing his part to rally the masses to action. Find out how after the jump.
The government is hiding aliens from us, and news outlets are using this as an exucse to BESMIRCH NARUTO'S NAME. We took it upon ourselves to list out all of the cowards who refuse to say Naruto's name.
For one night only, see Bell take up his sword against a new evil in cinemas! Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?: Sword of the Orion comes to theaters later this month via Fathom Events. Get all the details after the jump!
The Super Monkey Ball series should just be an eternal, self-repeating staple of the video game world. While we don't get all the new entries we deserve, 2006 Wii entry Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is coming back in remastered form this October. Read on for more.
It's not a secret that many anime series are ripe for merchandising. But HEYBOT! is one of the only ones that's self-aware about it, leading to a show that's equal parts surreal and honest. Hit the jump to read more!
The ANiUTa artist of the month has officially been revealed for July 2019. This time it's musician and voice actress Ayaka Ohashi, who is currently celebrating the fifth anniversary of her debut. Read on for more.
It's Pom Poko's 25th anniversary, and looking back, things feel a little complicated. What sets Pom Poko apart from the usual Studio Ghibli fair? Find out after the jump!
Good news arrived today for Thor fans alongside bad news for those looking forward to the live-action Akira. In the case of the former, director Taika Waititi is officially returning to direct the followup to Thor: Ragnarok. Find out how this bodes for Akira after the jump.