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19 Jan 11:58

Slayers Novels Get Sequel After 18 Years

Preview to run in Dragon Age magazine this weekend
18 Jan 11:21

Rumiko Takahashi Nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame

Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha, Rinne creator nominated for 4th time
17 Jan 15:53

Historical Hijinks Continue in "Ninja Girl & Samurai Master" Season 3

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Fans of Sengoku Era silliness are in for a treat in April of 2018, because Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (known as Nobunaga no Shinobi in Japan), a TV anime based on the historical gag manga by Naoki Shigeno, is returning to Japanese TV for a third season that will cover the "Anegawa / Ishiyama Arc".

 

 

In addition to the new key visual above, it has also been confirmed that the main cast and staff from the previous two seasons of Ninja Girl & Samurai Master are returning to reprise their roles, including director Akitaro Daichi and animation studio TMS Entertainment.

 

 

Crunchyroll currently streams the first two seasons of Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, and describes the story of the series as follows:

 

The year is 1555, the middle of the Warring States period, and one young man holds on to a very big dream. That young man, known as an empty-headed fool, is none other than Oda Nobunaga. Enchanted by his dream, a certain young girl who admires Nobunaga swears that she will become his ninja one day. Nobunaga has one goal: to unify Japan by military might! Decorated by a colorful cast of characters, including the airheaded Kichou, the errand boy Hideyoshi, the tsundere Nene, the straight man Mitsuhide, and the half-dead Hanbei, this heavy-hitting wartime gag anime is about to begin!!

 

Sources:

Ota-suke

Official Ninja Girl & Samurai Master TV anime home page (Japanese)

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

17 Jan 12:46

Aniplex USA Streams Today's Menu for Emiya Family Anime on Crunchyroll on January 25

New episodes of Fate/stay night spinoff gourmet anime premiere on 1st of every month
16 Jan 17:10

"Lupin the Third Part 5" Anime Debuts in April, Reveals Main Staff

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

The fifth Lupin III TV anime series was first revealed last July along with the image above, teasing very little other than a France setting. That setting has since been updated to reflect modern times, and the official website also provided more information on the premiere timing and main staff for the project. 

 

Lupin The Third Part 5 will premiere this April, with Part 4 director Yuichiro Yano (Aikatsu!, Francesca) back at the helm to direct along with Ichiro Okouchi (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Code Geass) on scripts and Hisao Yokobori (character design and animation direction for Lupin III Italian Game) on character designs at Telecom Animation Film. 

 

While the modern setting won't keep Lupin from busting out his classic cars and guns, it will give him a chance to work his magic using the Internet and modern mobile devices. Fans in Japan will get a chance to see some footage during this week's Friday Road Show! TV broadcast of the Miyazaki-directed 1979 anime film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

 

 

Source: Comic Natalie via Anime News Network

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

11 Jan 23:01

'Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind' Trademark Filed in Japan

A trademark for a "JOJO's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind" (JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Ōgon no Kaze") logo was filed in Japan under Shueisha on December 20 and...
10 Jan 12:57

Millie Bobby Brown Just Signed Up for Her Own Sherlock Holmes Franchise

by Germain Lussier

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is going to play the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. She’s just signed a deal to star in a series of movies based on the Enola Holmes Mysteries novels by Nancy Springer.

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09 Jan 12:19

Kotobukiya Previews "Fate/Grand Order" Avenger/Jeanne d'Arc [Alter] Casual Wear ver. Figure

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's new 1/7 scale pre-painted PVC figure of Avenger/Jeanne d'Arc [Alter] Casual Wear ver. from popular smartphone RPG Fate/Grand Order. The costume was featured in the main scenario's 1.5th arc "Singularity Subspecies I: Shinjuku Phantom Incident." The right arm can be replaced to pose her holding her sword for a pose that was not shown in the scenario.

 

The 250 mm-tall figure is set to be released at 14,904 yen (about 132 US dollars) in May 2018. Purchasers at Kotobukiya's official stores will also get an alternative expression part.

 

As reported, the company released a 1/7 scale figure of Lancer/Tamamo no Mae from the game in November 2017, and also plans to offer another casual wear ver. figure of Saber/Artoria Pendragon [Alter] soon.

 

 

Purchasers at Kotobukiya's official stores will also get an alternative expression part

 

 


 

Lancer/Tamamo No Mae Swimsiut Figure (November 2017 release)

 

 

 

Source: Kotobukiya press release

 

(c)TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT

 

08 Jan 15:43

Fate/Extella Link Gives Us A Closer Look At Francis Drake, Astolfo, And Scathach; Servant Teasers

by Sato

Following the reveal of a few new Servants in Francis Drake, Astolfo, and Scathach for Fate/Extella Link, Marvelous shared a closer look with new screenshots and a little teaser for the next Servants.

Read Fate/Extella Link Gives Us A Closer Look At Francis Drake, Astolfo, And Scathach; Servant Teasers on Siliconera!

05 Jan 16:16

Amazon Closes Anime Strike Subscription Streaming Service

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

It was almost a year ago when Amazon first launched Anime Strike, a streaming service that was available for $4.99 per month on top of an existing Amazon Prime membership. The brief foray into an anime-focused Amazon channel has officially come to an end, though, and its curated catalog has been moved into Prime Video. 

 

Word of Anime Strike's closure comes from Lauren Orsini's report over at the Forbes blog, which includes confirmation from an Amazon spokesperson. According to the source, both Anime Strike and the Bollywood-centric sister channel Heera have both shuffled their content into Prime. Here's what they had to say about it: 

 

"We have decided to move the curated catalogs of Anime Strike and Heera into Prime Video so that more customers can enjoy this content as part of their Prime membership."

 

I just hopped over to Prime Video myself to confirm, and yep, shows like Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul no longer have a Strike banner, so you can go ahead and watch all these shows if you have a Prime account. 

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

02 Jan 12:21

Fate/Extella Link Adds Francis Drake, Astolfo, And Scathach; Launches June 7 In Japan

by Sato

Marvelous announced that the upcoming PS4 and PS Vita action game Fate/Extella Link will release in Japan on June 7, 2018. Also confirmed were Francis Drake, Astolfo, and Scathach for the roster.

Read Fate/Extella Link Adds Francis Drake, Astolfo, And Scathach; Launches June 7 In Japan on Siliconera!

02 Jan 12:20

In Memoriam

To those who left us in 2017
02 Jan 11:05

"Fate/Extella Link" Dated for PS4 and PS Vita in Japan

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Marvelous released a new TV spot for Fate/Extella Link, bringing with it the announcement of a June 7 Japanese launch on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. You can also check out some of the newly-revealed playable Servants, including Fate/Extra's Francis Drake (CV: Urara Takano), Fate/Grand Order's Scáthach (CV: Mamiko Noto), and Fate/Apocrypha's Astolfo (CV: Rumi Ookubo). 

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

31 Dec 18:52

"Fate/" Anime Gets Cooking with "Today's Menu for EMIYA Family" Adaptation

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
Alainmendez

The Type-Moon anime we can all watch.

As with last year and the Fate/Grand Order ‐First Order‐, this year, Fate/ celebrated new year's eve with anime. In this case it was a tie-in to Himuro no Tenchi Fate/school life, based on the comedy manga by Eiichirou Mashin from Ufotable and Moonlight/Lostroom with a Kinoko Nasu story from Fate/Grand Order: First Order's Hitoshi Nanba and Takuro Tsukada at Lay-Duce. The broadcast also introduced the anime adaptation of TAa's cooking comedy manga Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan (Today's Menu For EMIYA Family).


Distribution is planned for platforms including AbemaTV starting in February. Takahiro Miura and Tetsuto Satou direct the ufotable production with DJ Misoshiru & MC Goha on the opening and Sangatsu no Phantasia on the ending.

 

Cast:

Shiro Emiya: Noriaki Sugiyama
Saber: Ayako Kawasumi
Rin Tohsaka: Kana Ueda
Sakura Matou: Noriko Shimoya
Rider: Yu Asakawa
Ilya: Mai Kadowaki
Taiga Fujimura: Miki Ito

 

via Natalie

 

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30 Dec 15:59

Love Live! Sunshine!! Anime Gets Film Project

Final episode of show's 2nd season aired on Saturday
29 Dec 14:47

Fire Emblem Heroes Asks If Users Want Real-Time PvP, Town Building, And Co-Op Modes

by Alistair Wong
Alainmendez

I see Real-Time PvP and all I think is Ruh Roh Raggy.

Intelligent Systems recently sent out a feedback survey for Fire Emblem Heroes, asking about user satisfaction, and additional features and modes that players may want.

Read Fire Emblem Heroes Asks If Users Want Real-Time PvP, Town Building, And Co-Op Modes on Siliconera!

29 Dec 12:43

AnimeNEXT to Host Directors Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki

Duo to co-direct new Ultraman, Ghost in the Shell anime
29 Dec 12:43

Thunderbolt Fantasy Gets Takarazuka Revue Stage Play

All-female troupe to perform in Japan, Taiwan
28 Dec 16:17

myjetpack: There’s still time to get Baking with Kafka for...



myjetpack:

There’s still time to get Baking with Kafka for Christmas. In good bookshops and online here: https://goo.gl/6sypYT

28 Dec 11:09

New Revolutionary Girl Utena Manga Chapter's Story, Date Revealed

January 27's "Utsukushiki Toge" features fencer Juri Arisugawa, anime's Shiori
28 Dec 11:09

Watch "Hayate the Combat Butler" Manga Author's Drawing Video of Nagi

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

To promote Shogakukan's newly-launched open competition for original web manga works, the 1st Sunday Webry New Face Award, 42-year-old manga artist Kenjiro Hata provided a two-minute fast forward drawing video of Nagi Sanzenin, the female protagonist of his Hayate the Combat Butler series. He serves as judge for the "theme" category of the award, and the theme for the first competition is "She is dead." The other category is "Free," in which you can make a story about anything. There is no page restriction for both categories.

 

Submissions will be accepted till January 15, 2018. You can send your work via this form. The Gold Prize winner will receive a prize money of 300,000 yen (about 2,650 yen) and his/her work will be immediately posted on Shogakukan's Sunday Webry website.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: "Sunday Webry New Face Award" official website

 

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27 Dec 15:44

Hugtto! Precure Reveals Characters, Visuals, February 4 Premiere

Cure Yell, Cure Ange, Cure Étoile formally unveiled
27 Dec 12:19

"JoJo" and "Fullmetal Alchemist" Artists in on "Chihayafuru" Tribute

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

It's hard to believe Chihayafuru has been around for ten years. In 2018, the manga series will be getting a film adaptation and several events surrounding that -- but soon, Kodansha's BE LOVE will be running a print tribute to the series, too.

 

Yuki Suetsugu's popular karuta manga will be receiving tribute art from a total of 33 popular artists, including Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), and Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan).


The art is being kept under wraps until the new edition comes out, but Suetsugu has shared some anniversary art of her own:

 

 

BE LOVE's next issue, featuring the Chihayafuru anniversary spread, drops tomorrow.

 

>> Official Chihayafuru Website

>> Watch Chihayafuru on Crunchyroll


Source: Anime! Anime!

 

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Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest stories can be found in Whoblique Strategies.

27 Dec 12:19

Ring in 2018 at Tokyo's "Detective Conan Plaza"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Detective Conan fans can do themselves a favor and start the new year right at Detective Conan Plaza, Tokyo Sky Tree's spot for all things Case Closed. The venue will be serving themed food and drinks, offering new collectible merchandise, and hosting a mystery game with unique prizes.

 

 

Fans can stop off for a snack or drink based on all their favorite characters, like the Conan's Detective Item Crepe and the Apotoxin Dog. Each purchase of a cafe menu item will net you one of ten randomly selected postcards.

 

The shops will also be rolling out some new merch for 2018, including cute keychains and pinback buttons:



Spending at least 2,000 yen in the shop will net you one of ten coasters:

 

Of course, it wouldn't be Detective Conan without a mystery to solve! Pick up a sheet at the cafe or shop with your mystery on it, and solve it for a free limited-edition pinback button.

 

The event is on now, and will be running until January 31.

 

>> Official Detective Conan Plaza Twitter

>> Watch Case Closed on Crunchyroll


Source: Anime! Anime!

 

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Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest stories can be found in Whoblique Strategies.

26 Dec 00:12

"March Comes in Like a Lion" Manga Author Sketches Other Shaft Anime Heroines

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The manga author known as Chica Umino (it's a pen name), spent her Christmas enjoying convenience store pork puns and coffee, taking a bath and catching up on reading (manga, magazines, interior designs books). With anime studio Shaft continuing their adaptation of her March Comes in like a Lion into the winter season, she capped the holiday off with sketches of the ladies of their MadoGatari series.

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Dec 16:26

Buy One Movie Ticket, Get a Second Free From Fandango

by Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to io9

Update: Sorry, I screwed up. The promo code will appear to work on any platform, but the checkout process will keep giving you an error message unless you use Google Pay.

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22 Dec 16:26

Catch Up On Star Trek With Your First Month of CBS All Access For Free

by Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to io9

To appease the whims of some high-level executive that just got a nice tax cut, the new Star Trek Discovery show is only available on CBS’s online streaming service, CBS All Access. That’s really annoying, but this deal makes it slightly more tolerable.

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21 Dec 12:55

Hidden Game Mechanics: Design for the Human Psyche - Extra Credits

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20 Dec 12:31

Rose of Versailles Manga Gets 2 More Chapters

Magazine's teaser features Girodelle
20 Dec 12:28

Newly-Drawn Manga to be Included in "After War Gundam X" Blu-ray Box

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Bandai Visual is scheduled to release an eight-disc Blu-ray box set of Sunrise's 1996 TV anime Kidou Shinseiki Gundam X/After War Gundam X in Japan on March 23, 2018, and it is confirmed that a newly drawn manga "Anata to, Issho nara" (If I am with you) supervised by the anime's original director Shinji Takamatsu will be also included as one of its bonus materials.

 

The story is set just after the TV anime's final 39th episode, telling the beginning of the protagonist Garrod Ran and the main heroine Tiffa Adill's new journey. The TV anime's series composition writer Hiroyuki Kawasaki provides the sequel story, and Kouichi Tokita, who worked on many comicalizations of the Gundam series, including the original Gundam X TV series, serves as illustrator.

 

The third non-UC Gundam TV series was aired for 39 episodes from April to December of 1996, following

Mobile Fighter G Gundam (1994-1995) and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1996). It was originally planned a

full one-year run with around 50 episodes as with the previous two, but due to poor ratings and bad sales

of its plastic models, it was shortened to 39 episodes.

 

 

 

via: Comic Natalie

 

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