Replace Your Platinum With a Sailor Moon Crystal Credit Card
Anime News Network’s merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode. If you plan to charge your next purchases in Akihabara, Tsutaya‘s T-Card credit cards will fit right in. The company is releasing two Sailor Moon Crystal credit card designs. One features Sailor Moon herself while the other is a... Read more
Japanese Government Plans to Relax Visa Restrictions on Foreign Animators, Designers
Bill aims at professionals graduating from Japanese schools to work at Japanese companies The Japanese government’s Council on National Strategic Special Zones, chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, met on Wednesday to discuss a bill that could relax visa restrictions for foreigners working in Japan’s special economic zones as... Read more
One Piece Kabuki, Universal Studios Japan, Splatoon Win Digital Contents Awards
SoftBank‘s robot Pepper, Minecraft among other winners The Kabuki stage play based on Eiichiro Oda‘s One Piece manga, the Universal Studios Japan park, and Nintendo‘s Splatoon Wii U game won the Award of Excellence at Japan’s Digital Content of the Year 2015/19th annual Association of Media in Digital (AMD)... Read more
M&C! Licenses The Happy Prince, Peter Pan Syndrome, Ojikoi Manga
Manga slated to launch on March 30 Indonesian publisher M&C! announced on Monday that it has licensed Akira Hagio‘s The Happy Prince (Kōfuku no Ōji-sama) manga, Mayu Sakai‘s Peter Pan Syndrome manga, and Kakeru Tsutsumi’s Old Man’s Love – The Sweet Date- (Ojikoi) manga. It will begin publishing all... Read more
S.H. Figuarts Ultraman Fights Invasions While You Sleep
Anime News Network’s merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode. Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line is adding a 50th anniversary Ultraman figure, standard Ultraman figure, and his foe alien Baltan to the line-up. The company kicked off the announcement with a stop-motion video of Ultraman and Baltan. The two wage... Read more
UFO catcher games are part skill and part dedication. Few are designed to get a prize on a first try or even first five tries. This can be frustrating, but nothing more so than a game that is literally impossible to win. Twitter user @Aru0000 encountered that problem while... Read more
Band performs in the Philippines for the 1st time on April 16 Rock band FLOW announced on its official website on Tuesday that it will attend the Ozine Fest convention in the Philippines, and will perform as musical guests. The band is slated to perform live on April 16.... Read more
Naruto & Sasuke Face Off in New 1/6-Scale Statues by Tsume
Anime News Network’s merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode. Luxembourg-based Tsume created its first 1/6-scale Naruto statues to celebrate the release of the Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 video game. The statues depict the titular character facing Sasuke Uchiha in a dynamic showdown. Only 1,000 statues were... Read more
English Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel Translation Previewed in Excerpt
Viz to publish Vol. 1: Dawn on March 8 Website io9 posted an excerpt from the first book of Viz Media and translator Daniel Huddleston’s English edition of Yoshiki Tanaka‘s Legend of the Galactic Heroes novel series. Tanaka’s space opera novel series follows the epic conflict between the Galactic... Read more
Clannad/Charlotte Writer Jun Maeda Hospitalized
Writer recently wrote, composed Charlotte TV anime series Visual Art’s/Key writer and composer Jun Maeda posted on his Twitter account that he has been hospitalized as of Monday. The 41-year-old did not provide a reason for the hospitalization, or his current condition, but he stated that he will receive... Read more