Our viewing habits affect a lot more about us than just our Internet subscriptions and our schedules — and that’s especially evident in the latest poll from Japanese news site Anime! Anime! The site polled readers asking for the “kanji of the year,” and the results showed decisive... Read more
  If escape rooms and murder mystery parties are a little too small for you, why not take over an entire district of Tokyo? That’s how the new Tokyo Mystery Circus is celebrating its launch this month: Kabukicho Tantei Seven will be a massive, district-spanning collection of mysteries for you... Read more
Between the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel anime movie and the upcoming Cardcaptor anime in January, it’s all about the Sakura’s in the new January issue of Newtype magazine. That said, after many shifting fortunes throughout 2017, going into 2018, the anime mag’s character ranking line-up was remarkably stable. One of the new surprised was a unusual... Read more
At the very moment that this post goes online, it’s 12:12 on 12/12 PST. Which is the perfect time to bring up the 12/12 release of Juni Taisen vs. Juni Taisen, Nisio Isin and Hikaru Nakamura’s follow-up to their (May 19th) 2015 Juni Taisen novel – inspiration for this season’s anime, and the... Read more
The Occultic;Nine visual novel first made its debut on PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita in Japan last month, but 5pb. has further plans for the game. While there isn’t much in the way of concrete details yet, 5pb.’s Chiyomaru Shikura revealed plans to bring Occultic;Nine to additional hardware... Read more
  Last week we got the frankly amazing news that Ryan Reynolds has been lined up to play Pikachu in the upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu movie. Now, thanks to a news brief over at Variety, we can officially mark our calendars for a May 10, 2019 premiere.   In... Read more
In theory, Pop Team Epic is an anime. Supposedly people saw some today at a Shinjuku preview screening attended by lead voice actresses Mikako Komatsu and Sumire Uesaka. In theory, it’s going to start this winter. A January 6th debut for Tokyo MX and BS 11, plus January 7th for Japanese digital platforms (AbemaTV,... Read more
Today, we’re down to “To Treat a Man to Beef From His Own Cow,” the penultimate episode of zodiac deathmatch anime Juni Taisen. Looking past this to next week’s final showdown, the series has published a retrospective of the fatlities that lead to this point.      They’ve also beenn running behind-the-scenes... Read more
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory is a new version of Cyber Sleuth that takes place in the same world but features a brand new protagonist and characters with their own story. It’s basically a different point of view from the original, and Bandai Namco’s latest preview offers up nearly... Read more
Blood Blockade Battlefront & BEYOND is closing in on its conclusion with a special 2 episode story-line that kicks off with Episode 11 on December 16th, and to celebrate the series going out with a bang, original manga author Yasuhiro Nightow and series character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto have collaborated on... Read more