Comic-Con Int’l to Host Knights of Sidonia/Blame! Creator Nihei
Wirter/artist will be sepecial guest at July 21-24 convention in San Diego Comic Con International announced on Monday that it will host writer and artist Tsutomu Nihei as a special guest at this year’s convention. Nihei wrote and illustrated the science fiction manga Blame! from 1997 to 2003. The... Read more
Leiji Matsumoto Takes the Stage at Cupitron Concert
Designed “digital fairy” costumes for pop trio The idol group Cupitron performed a concert at the Hokutopia Dome Hall in Tokyo on April 17 while wearing the “digital fairy” costumes Leiji Matsumoto had designed for them. As part of the performance, they sang the theme song to the Galaxy... Read more
Kumamon Suspends Twitter Updates in Wake of Kumamoto Earthquake
Also: Mayumi Tanaka, One Piece kabuki troupe support victims Kumamon, the beloved mascot of Kyushu’s Kumamoto Prefecture, has refrained from updating its Twitter page since an earthquake struck its home on April 14. In response to concerns from its fans for his well-being, the bear’s official home page posted... Read more
Animax Asia Streams Cross Ange Anime’s English-Subtitled Ad
Anime premieres on channel on Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. (JKT/BKK)/10:00 p.m. (SIN/PH) Regional anime channel Animax Asia began streaming an English-subtitled commercial on Sunday for the channel’s premiere of the Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon (Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo) anime. The anime will begin airing... Read more
Nekogahara’s Nora Chiyo Comes to Life in Shōnen Magazine Edge
Also runs magazine for a day Hiroyuki Takei‘s manga Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai follows a wandering, one-eyed samurai, Nora Chiyo, as he “cuts through insolence.” Nora Chiyo also happens to be a cat, but Takei’s art style makes him look sufficiently badass. In real life, though, a cat like... Read more
Yen Press publishes novels, manga of JIN‘s Kagerou Project The official website of songwriter and manga creator JIN‘s Kagerou Project mixed-media project revealed last Friday that he will release a new Kagerou Daze novel on August 29 as the newest installment in the project. The novel will be the... Read more
Hatsune Miku Expo Expands to More Cities in U.S., Mexico
N. American tour will run from April 23 to June 5 Crypton Future Media announced on Sunday that the Hatsune Miku Expo will tour in 10 North America cities in spring 2016 instead of the originally planned six. The updated locations and dates are: Seattle, WaMu Theater, April 23... Read more
Elex Media Licenses Summer Time in Eden, Flash Girl, Crimson Prince Manga
1st volumes of all 3 manga slated for Wednesday Elex Media announced on Monday that it has licensed Miyuki Kitagawa‘s Summer Time in Eden (Manatsu no Eden), Yukiko Asano‘s Flash Girl (Senkō Shōjo), and Sōta Kuwahara‘s Crimson Prince (Kurenai Ōji) manga. The company will begin releasing all three series... Read more
‘Jump CS’ Project Revealed as Online ‘Characters Store’
This year’s 20th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the “Jump CS” project announced last month will be an online “characters store” with a variety of new merchandise. The store will open on Monday at noon JST (Sunday at 11:00 p.m. EDT) and will... Read more
S Inc. agency will make announcement when program will resume Management agency S Inc. announced on Wednesday that “Emint Night,” voice actress Emi Nitta‘s weekly Wednesday Nico Nico livestream program, has been indefinitely postponed. The company explained that it had received opinions and advice from channel members. After considering... Read more