News: One Piece anime casts its Kaido

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This Sunday’s episode 739 of the One Piece anime, ‘The Strongest Creature – Yonko – Kaido of the Beasts’, will be introducing the major character Kaido, and the series’ official website has announced the character’s voice actor today. Tessho Genda, who has previously portrayed Bear King in the One Piece: Nejimaki Shima no Boken 2001 film, is returning to the […]

News: An old Yu-Gi-Oh! GX frenemy will be returning in Arc V

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V has proved a series for triumphant returns, bringing back GX‘s Asuka Tenjoin (or Alexis Rhodes) as voiced by Sanae Kobayashi, and Koki Uchiyama’s Kaito Tenjo from Zexal in April. And there’s another planned for May, when the anime now in its third year will see the return of the dashing Aster/Ed Phoenix. Akira Ishida, as pictured […]

Update: English story trailer released for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation game

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A longer version of the second trailer for the Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation game is now streaming from Bandai Namco’s official YouTube channel. In amongst some beautiful visuals, the video reveals that the game will be out in Japan on October 27th, after it was previously confirmed that Japan and the west would both get the […]

News: Log Horizon author Mamare Touno sentenced for tax evasion

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Daisuke Umezu, the author of MAOYU and Log Horizon under his pseudonym Mamare Touno, was found guilty of tax evasion on Tuesday after being charged last April. The ruling by the Tokyo District Court was reported by NTV News 24, and Touno has been sentenced to ten months in prison, though this sentence is suspended for three years. As long as […]

Fairy Tail author creates more Captain America: Civil War poster art

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Fairy Tail‘s esteemed creator Hiro Mashima already got in on the hype for Captain America: Civil War once recently, when he joined other manga artists in making alternative line-up posters. Now, as the Japanese opening date of April 29th arrives, he’s put together some new art of the clashing heroes, with Iron Man and Captain America and  in […]

News: Crunchyroll announce Loot Anime partnership and Hot Topic Ani-May sales event

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Crunchyroll’s been branching out into more forms of anime media lately, and now they’ve added a new perk for their members in teaming up with Loot Anime. The newly branded Loot Crate with Crunchyroll colours comes with a $5 monthly subscription discount when you verify your membership with the streaming service. As Loot Crate does ship to […]

Event: Digimon and Power Rangers dub actor Robert Axelrod to appear at London Anime and Gaming Con

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The renowned dub actor Robert Axelrod has been given top billing as a Guest of Honour at this summer’s London Anime and Gaming Con. Recognised by anime fans all over as the voice of Armadillomon and Wizardmon in Digimon, his other credits are by no means limited to Robotech‘s Rico and Lord Zedd in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. […]

Event: Kingdom Hearts concert comes to London in 2017

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The musical magic of the Square Enix/Disney mash-up games Kingdom Hearts is coming to London as a live concert next year. As part of a world tour, the Central Hall Westminster will host performances on March 24th and 25th, and though that feels like an age away, the opening for ticket pre-sales is tomorrow. To feel a little […]

Review: Familiar of Zero F

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Once well-meaning but blundering after being pulled from his high-school life to accompany Louise as her familiar in Halkeginia, this fourth and final season of Familiar of Zero sees Saito Hiraga maturing into his role as the fateful hero. He wears his new lordship well, when he isn’t flip-flopping between ogling and raucous embarrassment in […]

News: FUNimation cast their broadcast dub for My Hero Academia

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FUNimation tweeted yesterday that they’ll be streaming an English broadcast dub of the My Hero Academia anime, and later on their Dubbletalk programme they revealed the main dub cast. The talent on board for the dubbed stream, which will start on May 4th, has been confirmed on the FUNimation Blog as below: The voice of Vegeta himself, Christopher R. Sabat, as […]

News: Kiznaiver go mini in gag manga on Crunchyroll

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Finding yourself twiddling your thumbs just waiting for the new episode or manga chapter of Kiznaiver to appear? In that case, Crunchyroll has the perfect remedy. They’ve now got a gag manga Mini! KIZNAIVER Theater up and live on their website, and it’s available to all Crunchyroll members worldwide.  Here’s the synopsis for the series: An official gag comic […]

News: Pokémon General Election posts preliminary results

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The new animated film in the Pokémon franchise, Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna, is set to open in Japan on July 16th this year, and in anticipation of its release, the Pokémon Company has set up the largest ever Pokémon general election. Japanese fans have been voting for their favourite of 720 monsters since April 16th, and ahead […]