Poorly conceived boy band anime Dynamic Chord has continued to provide watchers with plenty of unintentional comedy, from ill-fitting background music to long stagnant pauses, pointless drama and the usual abundance of horrendous art failures. Some of the episode’s horrendous errors: Read more
Believe it or not, it’s almost been exactly one year since Final Fantasy XV launched. Square Enix has certainly been working hard to keep it lively, and the company has more information planned for a special anniversary Active Time Report stream.     The next, and apparently final Active... Read more
Another game-changing turn of events has taken place in the latest broadcast of robot hero series Inuyashiki, with one particular character almost immediately changing their alignment and bound to make many wonder what will now serve as the main conflict (those who haven’t read the manga anyway). Omake: Read more
It’s been freezing in France this November. Literally. Paris’ averages were about 10 degrees Fahrenheit lower than Tokyo’s. That begs the question “has Ko Yagami been staying warm?” Thankfully, New Game! author checked and came back to Twitter with a bit of a postcard from the Eagle Jump veteran.    pic.twitter.com/8lv1AWG80V — 得能正太郎... Read more
Coming in December, Japanese figure maker Di molto bene is releasing their figure of RWBY‘s Weiss Schnee. She followed a July release of Ruby Rose. With W’s imminent release, it’s now time for a midriff-riffic B. 1/8 scale Blake Belladonna is due in late April. Like her predecessors, Double-B is sculpted by Makoto Yuuneko. Measuring... Read more
Volume 39 of Rumiko Takahashi’s 2009 Rin-ne was released in Japan last week, and that makes it comparable to the span of some of the legendary author’s other long works (Urusei Yatsura was 34, Ranma 1/2 was 38 – Inu Yasha was a marathon 56). It looks like that’s about it for the current supernatural rom-com.... Read more
Every year since 2004’s ’05 guide, Takarajimasha publishes Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel is Amazing!), an overview of what’s new and hot in Cool Japan’s illustrated prose. With descriptions of what’s on the shelves, it offers top lists of the fan favorites, as selected by online polls. These... Read more
Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line, the fourth season of the franchise’s television anime, is collaborating with Tokyo Tower for a special event next year. The collaboration will debut in January to celebrate the anime, which will also premiere in January. The collaboration’s merchandise will feature Sakamichi with Tokyo Tower mascot... Read more
Surviving a convention can be some difficult business. Well, maybe not as difficult as Dark Souls gameplay.   On December 1-3, Japanese fans of American pop culture will gather for Tokyo Comic Con with guests like Stan Lee, Steve Wozniak, Mads Mikkelsen, Karl Urban, Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker.... Read more
Series to end in 20th volume Kadokawa‘s MF Bunko J imprint announced on Friday that Y? Shimizu‘s Blade Dance of Elementalers (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance) light novel series will change artists again due to the personal circumstances of the current illustrator Y?ji Nimura. Kohada Shimesaba (Dragonar Academy) will... Read more