GKIDS and Fathom Events are once again joining forces for the third annual Studio Ghibli Fest, a series of limited theatrical screenings that celebrates the internationally beloved animated works of Studio Ghibli, and now the new schedule and line-up have been announced for 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
The ending theme song performers and some additional Japanese broadcast details have been revealed for Ao-chan Can't Study! (known in Japan as Midarana Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Ren Kawahara about a girl who longs to be a serious student but who is constantly distracted by dirty thoughts. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for fans of fantasy-themed smart phone games: Princess Connect! Re: Dive, an "anime RPG" by Cygames, is being adapted into a TV anime with animation production by CygamesPictures. Hit the jump to learn more.
The opening theme song performer and the Japanese TV schedule have been revealed for Joshi Kausei, an upcoming TV anime based on the dialog-free everyday comedy manga by Ken Wakai that follows the daily lives of three high school girls. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual, a new teaser trailer, the main staff, and the main cast have been revealed for Maousama, Retry!, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of "mistaken identity" isekai fantasy written by Kurone Kanzaki and illustrated by Makoto Iino about an ordinary guy who ends up playing the role of a Demon Lord when he is transported into a video game. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new cast member has been announced for the third season of Bungo Stray Dogs, the ongoing TV anime in which famous authors are re-imagined as super-powered detectives and super-powered criminals waging war for control of the city of Yokohama. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual featuring the main cast of space-faring misfits has been published for RobiHachi, an upcoming original TV anime about a sleazy freelance reporter and a part-time debt collector who embark on a road-trip across the galaxy. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast has been revealed for Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san ("Senko-san, The Caring Fox"), an upcoming TV anime based on the manga by Rimukoro about a harried salaryman who finds himself sharing a living space with an 800 year old fox-spirit who wishes to act as his housekeeper. Hit the jump to learn more.
A pair of new trailers really ratchet up the awkward and embarrassing situations for Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? (known in Japan as Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?), an upcoming TV anime based on the ecchi romantic comedy manga by Soborou about male students and females teachers who find themselves in compromising situations. Hit the jump to check them out.
Dragon Quest, a hugely popular and long-running series of Japanese roleplaying video games, is making the leap to the silver screen in August of 2019 with a 3DCG theatrical anime film entitled Dragon Quest: Your Story. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga author Nio Nakatani (Bloom Into You) is one of the two artists responsible for the main key visuals for "Yuri Fair 2019", an art exhibition that will be held in 5 cities in Japan in March of 2019 and that features some 30 artists celebrating the theme of romantic love between women. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Tale of Genji Museum in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan is putting a modern, animated twist on The Tale of Genji - a classic work of Japanese literature by Murasaki Shikibu that is considered to be one of the world's first novels - with an original anime entitled GENJI FANTASY: The cat fell in love with Hikaru Genji which will screen at the museum beginning in April of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
The cute but anxious mascot characters of Sumikko Gurashi ("Life in the Corner") are branching out to the big screen, because they will star in a theatrical anime that will be released in Japanese cinemas 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new study published in the Journal of Internet Medical Research by Professor Kimihiro Hino of the Department of Urban Engineering at the University of Tokyo suggests that there may be health benefits for middle-aged and elderly people who maintain a more active lifestyle thanks to playing Niantic's Pokémon Go smart phone game. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's official! Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the TV anime based on the manga fantasy / romantic comedy manga by coolkyousinnjya about an ordinary office lady who ends up with a family of adopted dragons, is coming back for another round of modern living vs. draconic shenanigans in a second season. Hit the jump to learn more.