Today on February 16, one day after the release of the all-new feature film Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion in Japan, the anime's main voice cast gathered at the Shinjuku Piccadilly theater in Tokyo for the stage greeting event and announced the TV anime's highly anticipated second season is officially slated for the summer of 2019. Hit the jump for more.
Tokyo Anime Award Festival announced on February 15 that the TV anime BANANA FISH based on Akimi Yoshida's crime action manga of the same name won this year's "Anime Fan Award" from the 100 titles. Check out the top 50 titles chosen by the fans' 330,463 votes after the jump.
Japanese bishoujo figure brand FOTS JAPAN's official online store has started accepting preorders for its new painted figure of Platelet from the Cells at Work! anime franchise for release in the end of April 2019. The price for the 219 mm-tall item in Japan is 14,904 yen (about 135 US dollars). Check out the details of the cute item after the jump!
Aniplex has announced that Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyoudai no Kizuna (The bond between a brother and a sister), a special compilation film based on the first five episodes of the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's fantasy action manga, will be screened in select Japanese theaters in March, before its TV premiere in April. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the original manga author Yukito Kishiro, another special Japanese guest at the Japan premiere screening of Alita: Battle Angel was internationally famous virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI. With her on the stage, the cast and staff talked about the possibility of love and friendship between man and machine, or virtual characters like AI. Watch the video report after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of ÖYSTER's sci-fi romantic comedy manga Choukadou Girl 1/6 (Over Drive Girl 1/6) is updated with a new key visual featuring its main characters, and also announced that it is set to premiere on Tokyo MX on April 8, 2019. Check out the latest information including the theme song artists and additional voice cast after the jump!
Following the first one featuring the theme song by Maaya Sakamoto, Bushiroad's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 100-second new PV for its co-produced smartphone game with Monster Lab, Cardcaptor Sakura: Happiness Memories, showing the Chibi version visuals of the main characters to be appeared in the game. Learn about the game after the jump!
Good Smile Company has started accepting pre-orders for a new non-scale painted figure of the most popular vocaloid character Hatsune Muku for June 2019 release. She is the first entry from the company's newly-launched figure line "POP UP PARADE." Check out the details of the new Miku figure after the jump!
The Japan premiere screening of Alita: Battle Angel was held at VR ZONE SHINJUKU in Tokyo on Thursday. One of the guests, Yukito Kishiro, the original author of Japanese cyberpunk manga Gunnm, on which the live-action film is based, was very much satisfied with the long-awaited adaptation, even calling it as "the greatest movie in the world." Hit the jump for more details.
One week after its theatrical release in Japan, the official website for The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie has posted a three-minute clip to introduce an intensive air battle from the film. The all-new feature film based on Carlo Zen's military fantasy light novel is directed by Yutaka Uemura, who worked on the 12-episode TV series in 2017.
It is officially confirmed today that 44-year-old American director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) is set to direct the forthcoming live-action remake of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film in 2016, Kimi no Na wa./Your Name.. Hit the jump for more details including the Twitter comment from Shinkai.
The official Japanese website for the TV anime adaptation of Kiri Wazawa's comedy web manga series The Morose Mononokean announced two additional voice cast for its ongoing second season, Akira Ishida as the protagonist Hanae Ashiya's long-missing father Sakae and Akemi Okamura as mysterious black cat Aoi, along with a new key visual featuring the two. Check out the latest information after the jump.
Kotobukiya has listed a 1/7 scale pre-painted figure inspired by Twilight Sparkle from the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV animation series. She is the second item added in the company's "BISHOUJO Statue" line from the anime series, following Pinkie Pie to be released in May 2019. See the details of the new My Little Pony bishoujo figure after the jump!
Following her 13th single song "Gravitation," 31-year-old anison singer Maon Kurosaki has provided her 14th single song "ROAR" as the second OP theme song for the TV anime third season of the A Certain Magical Index series since its 18th episode aired in Japan last Friday. Check out her new MVs after the jump!
The official website for Miru Tights, a new web short anime series based on popular illustrator Yom's "girls in tights" illustrations, announced the voice cast for its three main girls: Haruka Tomatsu as Len Aikawa, Yoko Hikasa as Yua Nakabeni, and Aya Suzaki as Homi Moegi. Check out their profile and a Valentine illustration by the illustrator after the jump.