Review: Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 Collection

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For bubbly second year student Honoka Kōsaka, high school is everything, and Otonokizaka Academy is the epicentre of her self-confessed ‘perfect life’. But the school is faced with closure in as little as three years. After gawping over provincial school idols A-RISE, Honoka convinces her friends Kotori, the daughter of the school director, and the […]

Live-action Ghost in the Shell film releases first image of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi

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A first look at Scarlett Johansson as our favourite cyborg Major was presented by Paramount and DreamWorks Pictures today. The two studios confirmed that principal photography for Ghost in the Shell is ongoing in Wellington, New Zealand having begun in January, with plans still in place for an American release on March 31st, 2017. It was also […]

Fate/Apocrypha novels to be adapted as manga

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While a Type-Moon teaser hinted at a “major” Fate/Apocrypha announcement to be clarified in the 11th volume of the Type-Moon Ace mook (magazine book), fans have got the jump on them and dug up some details ahead of the April 15th publication date. So it’s now been revealed that Yuuichiro Higashide and Ototsugu Konoe’s Fate/stay parallel world light novels are getting a manga adaptation from the Oninigai mangaka […]

News: Dark Horse reveals tense preview video to hype I am a Hero western release

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Kengo Hanazawa’s three-time Manga Taisho nominated and Shogakukan Manga Award-winning I am a Hero has been picked up by Dark Horse, and they’ll be spreading the virus throughout the west soon. First, the 2-in-1 omnibus volume is coming to North America on April 13th, but on April 26th it’ll be available everywhere. This news lurches into the open alongside a video […]

News: Fans might have discovered a hidden message in The Lost Village’s visuals

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This season’s anime directed by Girls und Panzer‘s Tsutomu Mizushima and Anohana‘s Mari Okada, The Lost Village, already has its viewers vanishing into speculation. From images of the hopeless souls heading to the mountain village of Nanakimura, the thinking is that if you look back at the main visuals below, you can figure out who will be disappearing and […]

News: Sister succubi, fire power and sci-fi ero-suspense in the Jump+ spring lineup

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The Weekly Shonen Jump digital spin-off Jump+ is letting that fresh springtime air into their manga lineup. Six new series are going to be introduced to the app between now and the start of May, and the full listing has been revealed as below. Cheer Danshi -Go Breakers- by Ryou Sasai and Kenichi Kondo, new chapters weekly on Tuesdays (to tie into the summer […]

News: Animaniacs creator points the finger at Pokémon for the fall of Warner Bros. toons

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On Tuesday, the Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger held an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit to celebrate the show’s move on to Netflix US. As the producer, director and animator answered fans’ questions, the decline of Warner Bros. cartoons around the late 90s and early 00s came up, and a user asked what caused the tailing off for shows like Animaniacs, Pinky and […]

News: Art exhibition to honour late Ghibli director and animator Yoshifumi Kondo

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Yoshifumi Kondo, the Whisper of the Heart director who sadly passed in 1998, is having his beautiful animation and character designs displayed in an Osaka art exhibition during Golden Week this year. From April 27 to May 9, the Hankyu Umeda Gallery will hold 500 of his Studio Ghibli works, created alongside Hayao Miyazaki and the dearly missed […]