If you've ever sampled the world of anime karaoke, you'll know that "Cruel Angel's Thesis", the opening theme for 1995's Neon Genesis Evangelion performed by Yoko Takahashi, is basically inescapable, but soon anisong fans will have a new version to groove to: the festival-themed, Japanese taiko drum version "Cruel Angel's Thesis MATSURI SPIRIT". Hit the jump to learn more.
The Japanese theatrical release of Ride Your Wave (known in Japan as Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara) is just around the corner, and now the latest theatrical anime film from Science Saru and Masaaki Yuasa is encouraging audiences to get in the mood for surfing and romance with a new clip from the film that features the lead lovers singing the film's theme song. Hit the jump to check it out.
Everyone knows that if you're bitten by a rapper, you become a rapper, and now a two-part live-action TV drama inspired by Teikoku Inka's LINE manga Rapper ni Kamaretara Rapper ni Naru Manga (localized as "Da rapper bites and becomes a rapper") is heading to TV Asahi in July to further illustrate this point. Hit the jump to free-style like your life depends on it.
Ghost stories are a summer tradition in Japan, and short form horror anime series Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories has been confirmed to return to TV Tokyo for a seventh season in July of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Starting in June of 2019, everyone's favorite red panda over-worked office lady / death metal karaoke enthusiast is back in the second season of Aggretsuko, a Netflix original anime based on the working life of Sanrio's popular mascot character, and this time Retsuko has new challenges to contend with: a new junior at her company as well as her own overbearing mother. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 17th annual World Cosplay Summit is heading to venues in Nagoya from July 27 - August 04, 2019, and this year's events include the World Cosplay Championship, the One Piece-themed Cosplay King Grand Prix, online photo and video contests, and more. Hit the jump to learn more.
Four more cast members have been revealed for Dr. STONE, an upcoming TV anime based on the science fiction / adventure manga written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi about a handful of characters trying to rebuild human civilization after the entire world gets petrified. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new character PV has been published for Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? (known in Japan as Tsujo Kogeki ga Zentai Kogeki de Ni-kai Kogeki no Okasan wa Suki desu ka?, or "Okaa-san Online" for short), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of "momcom" isekai fantasy light novels written by Dachima Inaka and illustrated by Iida Pochi about a young man who tries to become a hero in a parallel world, only to be shown-up by his over-powered mother. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual, a new cast member, and the OP / ED theme performers have all been revealed in an effort to get you pumped up for Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (now known in English as How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?), an upcoming TV anime based on the muscle-training manga written by Sandrovitch Yabako and illustrated by MAAM about high school girls who fall in love with weight-lifting. Hit the jump to learn more.
For those of us that couldn't make it to Anime Central 2019, Sentai Filmworks has released a recap of their industry panel, including announcements for new anime dubs, the theatrical release for the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion anime film, and the North American premiere of Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom. Hit the jump to learn more.
Los Angeles-based film distributes ELEVEN ARTS revealed a full slate of anime film announcements at Anime Central 2019, including theatrical releases for Millenium Actress and Sound! Euphonium - Our Promise: A Brand New Day and a home video release for Penguin Highway. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new teaser trailer, a new cast member, and the OP theme song performer have all been revealed for GRANBELM, an upcoming original TV anime from the director of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- that mixes magic and moe with hot-blooded mecha action. Hit the jump to learn more.
Material Collective, a Seattle-based video game music publisher and label, is exploring a unique audio landscape with Battle With the Colossus, a cover album that re-imagines Kow Otani's timeless soundtrack for Shadow of the Colossus in the genre of symphonic heavy metal. Hit the jump to learn more.
The opening theme song performers have been revealed for Vinland Saga, an upcoming TV anime based on the seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura that tells a story of revenge and redemption during the time of the Vikings. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of all things hot and steam (in the literal sense) are in for a treat in July of 2019, because Sadou, a semi-autobiographical manga by Katsuki Tanaka about learning to love the experience of visiting saunas, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast on TV Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.