News: Food Wars! takes its seat as summer 2016 anime

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A second helping of Food Wars! was announced for the summer season at the special Shokugeki! Maihama Festival held on Sunday at the Maihama Amphitheater in Urayasu, Chiba. The happy news for foodies and anime fans alike was later confirmed on the first Shokugeki no Sōma series’ Twitter, letting followers know that the show will […]

Symphogear 4th and 5th anime series announced, game in production

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At the Symphogear Live 2016 event on Sunday, attendants were met with a Dáinsleif of delightful news. As confirmed by the official website for the Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX anime, a fourth and fifth series has been green-lit for the musical sci-fi franchise. Thomas Romain, the art setting designer for all three previous Symphogear anime […]

News: Production I.G’s Joker Game reveals its debut date

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The Production I.G anime adaptation of the Joker Game covert investigation novels has its premiere date set, so we can expect it on April 5th when it airs on AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, TV Aichi and BS11, after its advance screening event at the Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku in Tokyo on March 20. The three main […]

News: Makoto Shinkai’s She and Her Cat previewed in first promo video

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A junior college student lives alone with her black cat in the anime series Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows, adapted from Makoto Shinkai’s She and Her Cat anime short. With Kana Hanazawa as the girl and Shintarō Asanuma as the cat, the series will premiere on Tokyo MX’s Ultra Super Anime Time on […]

News: K-ON! writer’s original anime Hai-Furi confirms debut

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The original maritime academy anime written by Girls und Panzer and K-ON!’s Reiko Yoshida, Hai Furi, has its air date set. The series’ official website announced that it will premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV and Gunma TV on April 9th, after two advance screenings in Memorial Ship Mikasa. Alongside Non Non Biyori author Atto’s […]

Pokémon Sun and Moon games officially confirmed for 3DS

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Nintendo confirmed the buzz around those Pokémon Sun and Moon trademarks on Friday, during the Pokémon Direct presentation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the very first games’ release in Japan. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon  Moon will indeed be the franchise’s “all-new Pokémon adventure”, and here’s the announcement trailer celebrating the long, sprawling timeline of games […]

The sweet and the sulky: top five shy guys in anime

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In our last list, we saved the spaces for the reserved girls, so this time I wanted to celebrate our fave kuudere and dandere guys. They may come across churlish, aloof or outright furious, but we know all they need is a little time and care, and they will show you their loving and sweetly […]

News: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 announces Anime of the Year finalists

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The Tokyo Anime Award Festival holds an annual ceremony to celebrate excellence in Japanese animation, and it’s announced the eight finalists for this year’s Anime of the Year in the theatrical film and anime TV series categories. The finalists were picked from a whopping pool of 489 entries released from November 1st 2014 to October 31st […]

20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for manga announces its seven nominees

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The Asahi Shimbun newspaper has announced the seven nominees for the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The ceremony celebrates and commemorates the work of Osamu Tezuka, the manga hero known for creating Astro Boy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix and Black Jack, as well as the new works that follow in his daring […]

News: Theme songs and debut revealed for Magi spin-off anime Adventure of Sinbad

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An anime adaptation of the Magi manga spin-off Magi: Sinbad no Bouken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) has been confirmed, so prepare for more swashbuckling magical antics with Shinobu Ohtaka’s characters. The show based on the Yoshifumi Ohtera-illustrated manga, now serialised on Shogakukan’s web comic site Ura Sunday, will debut on April 15th. The spin-off is set […]

News: Ichigo Takano’s Orange gets manga spin-off

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The official Futubasha Monthly Action magazine website has revealed a spin-off for the manga fan-favourite Orange by Ichigo Takano, which will begin in the mag’s May issue on March 25th. The series that first began serialisation in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012 is bursting with praise and new opportunities since it ended last August. […]