Review: Nurse Witch Komugi R

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From its early genesis, Nurse Witch Komugi R was a series built on parody, a conceit that means this latest release comes ready-loaded with pop culture references, nods to anime and video games, and all while offering a passable wind-up of the magical girl genre. Premiering last winter, the series is a reboot of the […]

Persona 5 arrives with launch trailer, spoiler deterrents from Atlus

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The delays seemed like they would go on forever, but Persona 5 is finally here. The game stole its way onto shelves in North America and Europe on Tuesday, and to mark the date, Atlus USA posted a launch trailer. Atlus then took the chance to post a warning against streaming or spoiling the game for other fans. […]

Update: Astro Boy prequel Atom the Beginning announces premiere date

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The anime adaptation of Tetsuro Kasahara’s Astro Boy prequel manga, Atom the Beginning, has revealed a new key visual as well as the anime’s premiere date on Tuesday. Gearing up for its first episode on April 15th, the show will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26th, which might give us some more last-minute details. […]

Love Live! Sunshine!! season 2 splashes down this fall

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Over the weekend, our sunshine girls from Aqours gathered for their first ever live at Yokohama Arena. It turned out to be a celebration in more ways than one. At the end of the Sunday concert for Aqours 1st LoveLive! ~Step! ZERO to ONE~, their Next Step project announcements revealed that the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime will return for […]

Love Live!’s Aya Uchida recovers from vocal cord surgery

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Love Live! voice actor Aya Uchida recently announced on her blog that she took two weeks off at the end of the year to have surgery on a vocal cord nodule. The surgery went without complications, and the nodule was safely removed. Uchida first noticed there was a problem last spring, but later on during a Love Live! performance […]

Update: Persona 5 release set back, dual audio and new trailer revealed

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Atlus USA’s livestream for Persona 5 went ahead yesterday and, well, there’s some good news and some bad news. Getting the bad out of the way first, it was announced during the stream that the game’s western release date has been set back. Where before it was February 14th, 2017, now the US and Europe can expect […]

Update: Love Live! Sunshine!! gets English-subbed trailer ahead of worldwide July 2nd release

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Bandai Channel’s YouTube has begun streaming a Love Live! Sunshine!! trailer which reveals in the video’s description that the anime will launch worldwide in July. We’ve known since May that the series would be premiering in Japan from July 2nd, but the anime’s English website also confirms that it will “launch worldwide simultaneously” on that day, with more […]

Review: Love Live! School idol project – Season 2

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After their leader Honoka’s illness forced µ’s (pronounced “muse”) to pull out of the last Love Live idol tournament, their second chance to make a mark on the famed stage comes quicker than anticipated. Having saved their school from closure by forming an idol band to up applications, they promised to reach even greater heights […]

News: Idol and Love Live! voice actor Maho Matsunaga leaves StylipS and seiyu work behind

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The idol group StylipS’ official Twitter has announced that founding member Maho Matsunaga has graduated from the unit and retired from voice acting. Looking ahead to her future career, she’s expressed a desire to try out DJing, amongst other pursuits outside of seiyu work and her old group. Beside Matsunaga, Yui Ogura and Kaori Ishihara were fellow founding […]

News: Love Live! Sunshine!! anime sets July premiere

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The official website for the Love live! Sunshine!! anime series is looking ahead to summer in earnest, revealing its airing details. It was confirmed on Sunday that the show’s first episode will premiere on Tokyo MX and various other channels on July 2nd at 10:30pm. It will also be streaming to Japan online on Bandai Channel, LINE LIVE and Niconico from […]

News: Love Live! Sunshine!! English site updates character profiles

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In tandem with yesterday’s big character update for the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime, the series’ English page updated its own character profiles. Instead of their performance outfits, they’re now pictured in their school uniforms, and you can see their extended descriptions along with that most vital of info. Their bust size, obviously. Love Live! Sunshine!! was first announced in February last year, […]

Love Live! Sunshine!! introduces idols in promo video, new visuals

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The Love Live! Sunshine!! summer anime project has been given its first major update since it was first announced in January. The official website, as well as streaming a promo introducing the nine girls who make up the seaside idol unit Aqours, has unveiled new visuals for the show and its characters, and added to the list of staff. […]