Crunchyroll has a handful of treats in store for fans of live-action martial arts movies. Starting today at 5:00pm PDT, a set of five flicks will be available to sit back, kick your feet up, and mime fighting alongside. The movies are Female Convict Scorpion, Shinobi Girl, Budo: The Art of Killing, The Dragon Lives, and Steel Fisted Dragon. More after the jump!
Publisher XSEED Games busted out a bunch of new screens for Killer is Dead. This time around we get a better look at some of the adversaries of Mondo Zappa, the protagonist and professional Executioner who travels the globe taking out nefarious criminals. Check 'em out past the break.
Orders are now open for the ninth and final Blu-ray collection of the Sword Art Online anime, scheduled to ship June 26th. And with that, there's a new look at the cover illustration by anime character designer Shingo Adachi. Get a look after the jump.
Listings have revealed a few plans related to adaptations of the Fate-verse's magic girl incarnation Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Pop unit StylipS (Saki - Episode of Side A) are down for the anime's end theme "Prism Sympathy." Choucho (Gargantia) was previously tagged to its opening. Meanwhile, a Nintendo 3DS card game has also be planned to debut this summer along side the anime adaptation. More after the jump.
45 years of Shonen Jump history is being reflected in a series of J Stars collectors figures. From the top shonen manga magazine, classic series like Midori no Makibaō, to the current heavy hitters like Naruto, to hot up and comers like Assassination Classroom will be covered in monthly assortments, available as prizes in arcades across Japan. Get a look after the jump.
It was first announced on the first day of this year's Machi Asobi festival, but the official site for the Kara No Kyoukai -The Garden Of Sinners- movie has been updated with the announcement of the anime adaptation of the Fate/Zero Cafe spin-off manga featured alongside the aforementioned film later this Summer. Take a look at each character and the sample manga after the jump!
The site for the The World God Only Knows anime has been updated with plans for this summer's TV adaptation of the manga's Goddesses Arc. In addition to news that Yuka Iguchi, Ayahi Takagaki and Haruka Tomatsu join the cast as Tsukiyo Kujou, Yui Goidou and Lune respectively is the news that Satoshi Osedo will helm the series rather than Shigehito Takayanagi. More after the jump.
No one can deny the power of the fujoshi. From butlers to basketball players, princes to personified countries, anime aimed at girls is on the rise - something that not everyone is pleased about. Which anime beloved by women annoys the boys the most? Check out the ranking after the jump.
Building up to the summer kick off the "Second Season" of Shaft's anime adaptation of Nisio Isin's Monogatari modern fantasy light novel series, the official site has been updated with a new visual and credits listing. Fresh info from the update includes the fact that vocaloid producer Jin aka Shizen no Teki-P has teamed up with Luna Haruna (Fate/zero, Sword Art Online) on theme "Ai o Utae." More after the jump.
Sega boldly bellows toward its Genesis/Mega Drive beat 'em up Altered Beast, "Wise from your gwave," and it does not hesitate. The console port of the 1988 arcade game is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan as another one of Sega's 3D enhanced games, and will hit the eShop on May 29. Read on for more.
When Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this September in Japan, the enhanced fighter will be bringing additional characters along with content from the PS Vita version, Dead or Alive 5 Plus. Two of those characters are Dead or Alive's Ein and Virtua Fighter's Jacky Bryant. Read on for more.
The pick-up in Maoyu merchandise continues with Kotobukiya scheduling their Demon Queen figure for October. The impressive, 24cm statuette with removable horns goes for 7,750yen. Currently, the company hasn't indicated whether it will be one their releases imported to North America. Get a look after the jump.
The Umihara Kawase series isn't really something many people in the west talk about, but we'll eventually get to dive in when the upcoming 3DS entry, Farewell Umihara Kawase, makes its way from Japan. For now, dig the latest trailer after the jump.
If fan speculation is right, we might have seen the hat tipped on a couple of upcoming anime. Shueisha has registered the domain Nisekoi.jp, while it looks like an announcement about the yakuza/highschool relationship comedy might be coming up in the year's 27th issue of Shonen Jump. Meanwhile, FlyingDog has grabbed a spot for aokihagane.jp, seemingly corresponding to sentient battleship sci-fi Arpeggio of Blue Steel. More after the jump.
Ahead of this summer's anime return of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture college otaku club in a new Genshiken anime, a Niconico Live event has introduced the second generation cast. Part of the announcement was that Nozomi Yamamoto (Haganai's Yukimura Kusunoki) is the new Chika Ogiue, previously portrayed by Kaori Mizuhashi in earlier anime. It turns out that she isn't the only recast character. See who's who after the jump.