Next week's issue 39 of Shonen Jump is announcing that Hunter x Hunter will be absent from it and the following week's while author Yoshihiro Togashi deals with a severe backache that makes it painful for him to work. More after the jump.
Earlier this summer, volume 6 of Kohske's crime manga Gangsta., announced plans for an anime adaptation. Junichi Suwabe, Kenjiro Tsuda, Mamiko Noto will be reprising their roles as “Handymen” Worick Arcangelo, Nicolas Brown and Alex from drama CDs, which will be released August 27, October 29th and December 24th. Now, Japanese blogs are running a more complete list of the cast. See who's who after the jump.
A Godzilla game was announced for PlayStation 3 back in June, and now it has a release date. The kaiju battle action game makes its debut in Japan on December 18, and you'll even be able to play as the most recent Hollywood incarnation of the King of the Monsters. More after the jump.
Word got out early yesterday about a Nintendo 3DS platformer that combines the powers of Mighty No. 9, Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Gal*Gun, and the collaboration has since been made official. See some screens and more after the jump.
A possible followup to Resident Evil: Revelations has been hinted at before, and French site Gamer in a Box unearthed something even more enticing. A cover image for Biohazard Revelations 2 was spotted at Xbox.com along with some environmental art, both of which you can see after the jump.
Following up on yesterday's post about Final Fantasy Explorers and two of its playable job classes, Paladin and Hunter, we now have a release date. The action-RPG makes its debut on Nintendo 3DS in Japan on December 18. Hit the jump for more.
With an anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins coming next season, Bandai Namco has started hyping their game tie-in to the action fantasy series, The Seven Deadly Sins: False Accusation of Faith. Get a look after the jump.
Peach John has launched a teaser site for their follow-up to their sold out line of official Sailor Moon lingerie. Round two promises to include "powered-up" versions of their "Sailor Moon Narikiri/Costume Bra Set" (a set of a bra, shorts, ribbon, choker) , with silhouettes suggesting Outer Senshi, and Chibi Usa motifs. Pre-orders are set to launch on the Bandai Premium site in September. Get a look after the jump.
Prior to the Mushishi: Zoku-Shō anime's fall return, the series is back for a special adaptation of Tokubetsu-hen: Odoro no Michi (The Thicket Path)on August 20th. Leading into the debut, character designs for Satoshi Mikami's (Samurai Flamenco's Akira Kanno, Japanese dubs for many Benedict Cumberbatch roles) Kumado have been posted along with Ai Kobayashi's returning Tanyu. Get a look after the jump.
Following its screening at last weekend's Comiket 86, the preview has been posted for fall's Kyoto Animation produced anime adaptation of Amagi Brilliant Park, the latest light novel series by Shoji Gatoh (Full Metal Panic!). Get a look after the jump.
Ready for the upcoming animated film The Book of Life? Funko certainly is - and they've got a whole slew of figures on the horizon that should make any collector drool. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Along with a special color center page, next week's issue of the Japanese edition of Shonen Jump is set to feature the announcement that the Kuroko's Basketball anime will be returning for its third run in March 2015. More after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Akiko Higashimura's Kurage Hime/Princess Jellyfish manga is relaunched with a poster visual featuring the cast and a 50-second teaser. 20-year-old actress Rena Nounen plays the lead, jellyfish otaku girl Tsukimi Kurashita. Hit the jump for more information.
As reported back in April, Japan Self Defense Force's Ibaraki provincial cooperation office has its own three moe mascot girls: Koume (Army), Nobara (Navy), and Hibari (Air force). The poll for the election to choose the most popular character to be featured in the center position on the next year's recruit poster opens today. Hit the jump for more details.
Pony Canyon has posted a 30-second TV CM for "Couleur," popular anime voice actress Yoko Hikasa's highly-anticipated first original album, on its official YouTube channel. She is currently voicing Kaede Saito in Encouragement of Climb and Emiru Hazaki in M3 the dark metal. Check the video after the jump.