Ayane Sakura, Manami Numakura, Rie Murakawa star in 2018 anime featuring transforming bullet trains The official website for Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation, the television anime adaptation of Takara Tomy‘s Shinkalion toy line, revealed the anime’s cast and staff on Monday. The new cast members include: Ayane Sakura... Read more
Anime to premiere in January This year’s 51st issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Eri Kitamura will voice Mikoto Aiura in the second season of the television anime of Sh?ichi As?‘s The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. manga. Kitamura previously voiced the character in... Read more
The official website for Sanrio‘s Sanrio Danshi (Sanrio Boys) anime revealed on Monday that the anime will premiere in Japan on January 6 on Tokyo MX and MBS. The show will also premiere on TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu on January 8, and on TV Hokkaido on January 11. Pony Canyon... Read more
360-degree video to feature Yumemi’s explanation of starry sky The Campfire crowdfunding campaign for a full 3D virtual-reality anime video for planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume raised its 10 million yen (about US$89,000) goal in two days. The campaign launched last Friday. The 360-degree virtual-reality video will feature “Yumemi... Read more
  Fans of Love Live! Sunshine!! will remember Aqours’s performance of “My Mai☆Tonight” in episode 3 of the current season. For those yet to see it, now’s your chance to catch a peek — and for those who remember it, the new CM for the upcoming Love Live! Sunshine!! single will be... Read more
  Chinese boat-girl mobile game Azur Lane continues to gain popularity in both China and Japan, making it a potential worth rival to that other boat-girl game everyone likes so much. And while there’s a lot of crossover between the two, there’s plenty of difference, from gameplay to character design.... Read more
  Clothing company SuperGroupies is teaming up for a Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters collaboration. The line so far draws inspiration not only from characters Haruo and Metphies, but also from the title monster.     The centerpiece of the Godzilla coordinate line is a textured leather jacket, featuring zipper pulls... Read more
The downloadable Mobile Suits keep rolling in for Gundam Versus, and the next two to be revealed hail from Mobile Suit Gundam Age and Zeonic Front. Both the Gundam Age-2 and Mudrock mechs will be available in Japan on December 5 for ¥602 each, and you can see them... Read more
The most compelling mecha shows that set the hearts of watchers alight have now been ranked, with voters actually paying tribute to older shows for once, as one even snags first place over a significantly more popular series. The ranking: 1. Mazinger Z 2. Code Geass 3. Gurren Lagann... Read more
The 2nd volume of lusty alien ero-manga Sundome Milky Way has elevated its sexiness to extreme levels as some oral shenanigans are present, with not only the gorgeous girl receiving the moist action but the male protagonist as well (so as to not discriminate). Read more