(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Alive 2018 brought together pro and amateur creators alike to share their enthusiasm for Live2D at Belle Salle Akihabara on Dec. 3. Live2D, developed by a Tokyo-based company of the same name, is an animation technique which allows the animator to generate 2D graphics through layered parts without the need
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’s been revealed that Hello World, an original anime film by director Itou Tomohiko of the Sword Art Online anime series, will premiere in fall 2019! It will be a sci-fi romance featuring a screenplay by Nozaki Mado, character design by Horiguchi Yukiko, and animation by Graphinica. This film will
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new poster visual for the upcoming live action film Sonic the Hedgehog is striking curiosity and apprehension in fans around the world! For now, it looks like the appearance of Sonic is being kept under wraps, as the poster visual only shows off his shadowy silhouette. While details for
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A teaser trailer has been released for the live action movie adaptation of Kawamoto Homura and Naomura Tohru’s popular gambling manga Kakegurui! The trailer features Ikeda Elaiza as student council president Momobami Kirari along with series lead Jabami Yumeko played by Hamami Minami, Takasugi Mahiro as Suzui Ryota, and Morikawa
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Good Smile Company’s WonHobby Gallery returned with its 2018 Autumn edition on Nov. 24 and 25, and Tokyo Otaku Mode is here to share a peek at all of the upcoming figures that will be making their way to fans’ collections! The event brought together a huge collection of items
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Upcoming mobile RPG Attack on Titan Tactics has officially begun accepting preregistrations, plus applications for its closed beta! Attack on Titan Tactics will be free to play on iOS and Android with in-game purchases available. Described as an extermination simulation RPG, it will give players the chance to encounter their
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The new TV anime adaptation of Fruits Basketin both their human and zodiac forms) has released a PV featuring Iwami Manaka narrating as protagonist Honda Tohru! Character designs of Tohru, Kyon, Yuki, and Shigure in both their human and zodiac forms have also been revealed. The adaptation is based on
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Both figure manufacturers and figure collectors were out in full force for the Mega Hobby Expo Autumn 2018 held on Nov. 24! As always, expo host MegaHouse and participants like Aniplex, Kotobukiya, and Alter brought no shortage of high quality treasures to Akihabara UDX’s AKIBA_SQUARE for fans to get a
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Japanese anime has never been so popular with fans all around the world as it is right now. This interview series takes a look at the behind-the-scenes stories and true feelings of those who actually produce anime in Japan and is being conducted in collaboration with international anime sites including
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bandai Namco Arts music label Lantis is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Lantis Matsuri 2019, a concert starring some of the biggest names in anime music! Since its establishment in 1999, Lantis has become a huge player in the industry and is now famous for producing hit songs for titles
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Detective Conan movie series will be back on Apr. 12, 2019 with its 23rd entry, titled Konjou no Fist! In a series first, the movie sees Conan travel overseas to Singapore where he and gentleman thief Kaitou Kid become embroiled in a conspiracy involving a murder in Marina Bay
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The sad but inevitable news was announced during a special event on Dec. 1 titled “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. TV Anime Season 2 Special Event~ Kaisai! Hitoashi Hayai Christmas Party~”. It was also confirmed that Dempagumi.inc idol Aizawa Risa will return in the anime original role of Mikami
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The anime adaptation of the futuristic thriller series The Promised Neverland has announced its premiere dates along with a key visual! The official premiere is set for Jan. 11, 2019 on TV stations throughout Japan but those with Amazon Prime Video will be able to view the first episode ahead
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new preview for the upcoming fighting game Jump Force has confirmed the addition of two playable characters from the classic manga Rurouni Kenshin! The legendary assassin Himura Kenshin and anti-government terrorist Shishio Makoto will be joining the fight alongside other popular characters from Weekly Shonen Jump! Though the preview
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Japanese anime is more popular now than it has ever been before. These interviews with anime studios will reveal the behind-the-scenes processes and emotions that go into making anime. This is a large-scale project done in collaboration with anime news sites throughout the world, such as the anime news site
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); During a special Fate/Grand Order program on Nov. 27, it was announced that the popular franchise is set to launch a new anime entry as part of the Fate/Project New Year’s Eve TV Special 2018! TROYCA will handle the animation, but no other details have been revealed aside from a
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Cowboy Bebop will be getting a live action US TV adaptation produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix! Although cast info is yet to come, it’s been revealed that the original director of the acclaimed anime, Watanabe Shinichiro, will serve as a consultant for the 10 episode series, which will stream
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Upcoming stage play Kuroko’s Basketball: Ultimate-Blaze has released its main visual featuring the complete cast for the show! Inspired by Fujimaki Tadatoshi’s popular sports manga, Ultimate-Blaze is planned to be the concluding chapter in a series of Kuroko’s Basketball stage adaptations which began with The Encounter in 2016 and continued
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The live action film adaptation of Kakegurui has confirmed a release in May 2019. Along with this, a striking teaser poster was also released, featuring Hamabe Minami as protagonist and compulsive gambler Jabami Yumeko! The gambling series first hit the scene in 2014 as a manga in Gangan Joker illustrated
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’s been confirmed that baseball manga Ace of Diamond Act II will receive an anime adaptation in 2019! The announcement was made at an event at the Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo on Nov. 25. Voice actor Osaka Ryouta will reprise his role as Sawamura, but other details are being
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Deku and other heroes (plus villains, of course!) of My Hero Academia will be heading to the stage in the spring of 2019! The stage play will be titled My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage and will run in Tokyo and Osaka. Motoyoshi Tsuneyasu will direct the stage adaptation with
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bandai Namco Amusement has revealed a key visual and new information about the universe and system of Sword Art Online Arcade: Deep Explorer, the arcade game spinoff from the Sword Art Online franchise! The dungeon crawler RPG will revolve around a mysterious area of the Seed Network known as the
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Smitten with the idea of raising your own Eevee? A new collaboration between Tamagotchi and Pokémon means you’ll soon be able to do so anywhere you go! This version of the digital pet game will task Trainers with caring for an Egg that’ll eventually turn into an Eevee. From there,
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam first arrived on Japanese television screens back in 1979 and went on to evolve into a massive franchise encompassing manga, novelizations, games and more. After decades of popularity, it will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019 with a number of huge projects! The theme
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new action-packed preview has been uploaded for the upcoming live action film Touken Ranbu! Based on the hit game by Nitroplus and DMM Games, the film stars cast members Suzuki Hiroki, Aramaki Yoshihiko, Kitamura Ryou, Wada Masanari, Iwanaga Hiroaki, Sadamoto Fuma, Shiina Taizo, Hirose Tomoki, Yamamoto Koji, and Yashima
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