"March Comes in Like A Lion" Manga Author Posts Parody Art Inspired by "Harry Potter"
After finding similarities between her shogi-themed manga Sangatsu no Lion/March Comes in like a Lion and British author J. K. Rowling’s internationally popular children fantasy novel series Harry Potter, Chika Umino posted a parody art featuring her manga characters inspired by the poster of the first live-action film Harry... Read more
"Little Witch Academia" Kicks off Second Cour with OP/ED Single Announcements
Starting with episode 14, Trigger series Little Witch Academia entered its second cour — that means new music and animation for the OP and ED! And you don’t have to wait for high-quality, creditless versions of either; TOHO Animation Channel has uploaded videos of both for your viewing pleasure.  ... Read more
"Brave Witches" Goes Virtual in "Operation Baba-Yaga" Game
If you’ve ever wanted to strap on some leg-propellers and take to the skies, your chance is right around the corner: Brave Witches is launching a VR game in the next few months.     Titled Operation Baba-Yaga: Counterattack Battle in the Snow, the game will also feature the return of... Read more
Open the Door to "RoomMate" with Sneak Preview Screencaps
For viewers of OneRoom wishing for a gender-swap, help is a day away. The follow-up series, RoomMate, airs starting tomorrow, and sneak previews are already available online.           As with OneRoom, RoomMate will be a “first person anime” — in which you see everything through the... Read more
Crunchyroll Adds "Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys-" Anime to Spring Lineup
Crunchyroll’s latest spring simulcast addition is Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys-. The series is officially set to kick off on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:00am Pacific Time.    Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys- will be available to Crunchyroll members worldwide except for Asia.      Synopsis:  ... Read more
Yui Ogura Takes Lead in KFC-Sponsored "Mini-Drama"
In a marketing move markedly less awkward than America’s “I ate the bones” campaign a few years ago, KFC of Japan is turning to a popular idol and voice actress to help spread the word about their product: Yui Ogura.     Ogura will be appearing in a six-episode... Read more
"Madoka Magica" and "Kabaneri" Artists Contribute to This Year’s Eshi 100
At the end of this month, art from 100 of today’s top Japanese illustrators will be premiered in Akiba Square as a part of the latest Eshi 100 exhibit — focused around the theme of “fusion.”     Each year, Eshi 100 calls together pop-culture artists to contribute works... Read more
"Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku!" Trailer Introduces Throwback Action
NIS America is bringing retro-style action-RPG Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! to the west this June, and a new English trailer is here to serve up a brief introduction to the pixel-art adventure.      Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! hits PS4 (physical and digital) and PS Vita (digital-only)... Read more
"Monogatari" And "Madoka Magica" Girls Spring Up For Shaft Ten Shop Art
The anime studio behind hits Monogatari and Puella Magi Madoka Magica is now ready to do to some spring cleaning of their fan’s wallets with today’s opening a Shaft Ten online anime shop.  Along with clearfiles, March Comes In Like A Lion production art books and tote, offerings include special, limited tapestries of Madoka and... Read more
"I Am Setsuna" Temporal Battle Arena Arrives on Switch This Week
As previously reported, the Nintendo Switch version of Tokyo RPG Factory’s I Am Setsuna has some exclusive content coming this month. Square Enix narrowed down the timing for the update, which includes the Temporal Battle Arena, lining it up for an April 13 launch.   Check out the latest... Read more