Anime production is an arduous business, and now according to documents filed in the Tokyo District Court, another production studio has fallen on hard economic times, because the Musashino-based production company amo has filed for bankruptcy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news, visual novel fans! According to a post on the official Twitter feed for the ISLAND TV anime, the international release of Front Wing's 2016 visual novel (including the English language version) is heading to Steam on August 24, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
A Polar Bear in Love, a mini-anime based on the B.L. ("beast love") manga by Koromo about a lonely and amorous polar bear who becomes infatuated with a harp seal who think he's about to become dinner, is returning to theaters in Japan in the Fall season of 2018, and a new romantic rival has appeared. Hit the jump to learn more.
100 Sleeping Princes & The Kingdom of Dreams, a TV anime based on the otome smart phone game by GCrest about a young woman who recruits the help of dozens of handsome princes to save the dream-kingdom from destruction, is gearing up for a new story arc with a new key visual. Hit the jump to check it out.
Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi ("Do Your Absolute Best! Magical Girl Kurumi"), a short form "magical girl bystander gag anime", is returning to AbemaTV for a second season of senseless violence in October of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Step aside, Kizuna AI! Move over, Kaguya Luna! There's a new Virtual Youtuber personality in town, ready to keep it real in his white undershirt and boxer shorts. It's Yoshio Tanaka, aka Tanaka no Ossan, aka "Dirty Old Man Tanaka", a 55 year old virtual personality who is gearing up (or perhaps dressing down) to take Youtube and Twitch by storm. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual has been published for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-, a production that is based on the series of "food fantasy" light novels written by Midori Yuuma and illustrated by Laruha about a young woman who becomes a cook at an inn in the spirit world. Hit the jump to learn more.
TV viewers who dream of fancy sushi will soon be able to take a bite out of Edomae no Shun ("Tokyo-style Seasonal Dishes"), an upcoming live-action TV drama based on the manga written by Mori Tsukumo and illustrated by Terushi Satou about a young man training to become a master sushi chef. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Japanese broadcast schedule has been revealed for Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai ("The Teenage Pig-Rascal Doesn't Dream of Bunnygirl-senpai"), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of light novels written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keeji Mizoguchi about the oddness of adolescence that occurs when a young man perceives a senior high school student in a bunny outfit that no one else can see. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's official: the second season of One Punch-Man, the TV anime adaptation based on the manga written by One and illustrated by Yusuke Murata about a guy who becomes a super hero for fun and gains the ability to slay even the most terrifying monsters with a single punch, is scheduled to kick off in April of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new trailer and the main cast and staff have been revealed for Merc Storia -Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo- ("Merc Storia -The Lethargic Boy and the Girl in the Bottle-"), an upcoming TV anime based on the "line strategy action" RPG developed for smart phones by Happy Elements K.K. Hit the jump to learn more.
Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan ("Near-death!! Ekoda-chan), a 4 panel seinen manga by Yukari Takinami about a young women who cruises through Tokyo's nightlife scene in search of romance, is being adapted into an omnibus format TV anime that will have a different voice cast and production staff for each of its 12 episodes. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual has been published for Pastel Memories, an upcoming TV anime based on the "otaku girls" smart phone game by FuRyu in which players attempt to protect the heart and soul of Akihabara by defending virtual worlds from viruses that devour people's fond memories of anime and manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
October is gearing up to be a month filled with beefy 3DCG boys, because Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis is returning to Japanese airwaves with a second season of goon-exploding goodness, and now a new key visual and a combination recap video / preview video (narrated by the goons, of course) have been published to celebrate the continuing adventures of Kasumi Kenshiro. Hit the jump to HIDEBU!
A ton of new information has been revealed for Shoumetsu Toshi ("Annihilation City"), an upcoming TV anime based on the smart phone game by Wright Flyer Studios, including a new key visual, more cast and staff announcements, and a thrilling new teaser trailer filled with "men in black" and psychic monks. Hit the jump to learn more.