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Guardian, neighbour, trickster: aspects of the anime faery

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Wee folk, fair folk, good folk. Faeries travel under many guises and by many names, the mischievous gatekeepers of nature’s small and secret realms of nature. But in all their forms they are irresistible, and humanity’s unified wondering about these oft-invisible beings is no less present in anime. In the latest instalment of our series […]

Event: Hyper Japan festival pulls a 2 in 1 with Peach-Pit

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Hyper-Japan will be back at London’s Tobacco Dock from November 25th-26th, so the festival has announced two guests in one to kick off the countdown. It’s the power pair Peach-Pit, creators of Shugo Chara! and Rozen Maiden, and more recently known for the character designs in this season’s Trickster anime. The duo will appear during the Friday 25th session at 5:45pm, and again […]

Update: Tawawa on Monday’s 1st episode restored after removal from YouTube

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Sword Art Online Progressive mangaka Kiseki Himura has been getting tens of thousands of retweets each on his Twitter-based series ‘Tawawa on Monday’. So a web anime based on the weekly illustrations following the day to day lives of busty girls was produced, with Kosuke Murayama of SHAFT storyboarding and directing. It seemed the right next step, but […]

Trickster’s 2nd trailer reveals opening theme and antagonist voiced by Gackt

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The official website for the Edogawa Rampo-inspired anime Trickster released a second promo video on Sunday (July 3rd), this time revealing a connected opening theme song and antagonist. Gackt will not only be performing ‘Kimi Dake no Boku de Iru Kara’ (‘I’ll Be the One Only for You’) to kick off each episode, he will also […]

Young Black Jack’s Yuichiro Umehara joins cast of Rampo-inspired Trickster anime

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Having announced the collaborative anime effort between TMS and Shugo Chara‘s Peach-Pit earlier this month, the official website for Trickster: Edogawa Rampo ‘Shonen Tantei-dan’ Yori (Trickster – From Rampo Edogawa’s ‘The Boy Detectives Club’) revealed on Wednesday (June 15th) that that it has cast Young Black Jack‘s lead seiyu Yuichiro Umehara as Ryo Inoue. Umehara joins Log Horizon‘s Daiki Yamashita as […]

TMS and Peach-Pit collaborate on Edogawa Rampo-inspired Trickster anime

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TMS Entertainment have revealed their studio’s new anime, given the title Trickster – Edogawa Rampo ‘Shonen Tantei-dan’ Yori, and based on the Boy Detectives Club by mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo, who took his penname from American gothic author Edgar Allen Poe. The promo video they released to announce the series, which will air in October featuring character designs by Rozen […]