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  • Grand Blue Dreaming Anime Gets Main Voice Cast Cast & a New Key Visual

    It looks like this is a dream that will be shared by many. Earlier today, the official Grand Blue Dreaming (Grand Blue) anime website updated with a new key visual, as well as the show’s main voice cast. We break the details down below: Key Visual The image features the major cast members, as they […]

  • Funimation Unveils Hinamatsuri Dub Cast

    A psychic girl and a yakuza? Expect a lot of “owwies.” Yesterday, Funimation unveiled their English dub cast for Hinamatsuri. The series will star the following: Hina: Brina Palencia Yoshifumi Nitta: Jarrod Greene Hitomi Mishima: Tabitha Ray Mao: Ariel Graham Baba Kashira: Tyler Walker Sabu: Kyle Phillips Oyaji: Bill Jenkins Kyle Phillips is directing the […]

  • Special Week (Not That One) Passes Away At Age 23

    Before we begin, this is about the horse, not the anime character. Earlier today, the Japan Racing Association (JRA) announced that racehorse Special Week passed away. He was 23. By No machine-readable author provided. Goki assumed (based on copyright claims). [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons Special Week was born in Japan […]

  • 2018 Spring Three-Episode Check-In

    It’s time to check up on the spring shows and see how they’re doing three(ish) weeks into their run!

  • Jacque Aye, Adorned by Chi creator, talks anime influences and Black magical girls

    When I saw Adorned by Chi, the Black-owned “nerdy lifestyle brand for misfits & magical girls”, had an 80%-funded Kickstarter with a week to go, I had to know more.

  • GKIDS Streams Subbed “Fireworks” Trailer

    ‘Cause baby, we’re all fireworks this July. Earlier today, GKIDS started streaming a subtitled trailer for upcoming anime film Fireworks (Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?, lit. Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?). The 47-second promo offers a brief tease of the overall plot, with character dialogue driving […]

  • Funimation Unveils Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory Dub Cast

    It looks like the members of Mithril are back in action. Earlier today, Funimation announced several major cast members for their English dub for Full Metal Panic! IV (Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory). The series will star the following: Sousuke Sagara: Chris Patton Kaname Chidori: Luci Christian Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa: Hilary Haag Melissa Mao: Alison […]

  • Madhouse Producing Overlord III Anime

    It looks like this overlord’s returning to the mad house for another go-round. Earlier today, the 13th volume of Kugane Maruyama’s Overlord light novels shipped to retailers. The book notes that studio Madhouse will return to produce the upcoming Overlord III anime TV series. The book also notes that Volume 14 will hit stores in […]

  • Pop Team Epic Partners With Hiroshima Toyo Carp Baseball Team for Merch

    Sadly, we won’t be seeing Popuko in the stands, chugging Masashi Super Dry with her fellow fans. (We saw how well that turned out last time!) Earlier today, the official Pop Team Epic Twitter account announced that the brand will partner with Japanese baseball team the Hiroshima Toyo Carp to produce merchandise. On May 10, […]

  • Cells At Work! Anime Gets 4 New Cast Members

    It’s time to meet a few more inhabitants of this system we call the body. Earlier today, the official Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibo) anime’s official website updated with four new cast members. The series will add the following: Dendritic Cell: Nobuhiko Okamoto Eosinophil: M.A.O Helper T Cell (T Lymphocyte): Takahiro Sakurai Regulatory T Cell: […]

  • Main Voice Cast Announced for “Shikioriori” Film

    Three stories, many voices. Earlier today, the official Shikioriori anime film’s website updated with the feature’s main cast. The series will star the following (associated segment in parentheses): Shaomin (Hidamari no Chōshoku): Taito Ban Irin (Chiisana Fashion Show): Minako Kotobuki Lulu (Chiisana Fashion Show): Haruka Shiraishi Steve (Chiisana Fashion Show): Hiroki Yasumoto Rimo (Shanghai Koi): […]

  • Lawyer Files Suit Against NTT For Blocking Pirate Sites

    So, this saga took an unexpected turn. Earlier today, a Saitama based lawyer filed suit against internet provider NTT. Yūichi Nakazawa brought about the case, arguing that NTT’s decision to block three sites that are dedicated to piracy. The lawyer is seeking an injunction against the provider, arguing that the act of blocking in and […]

  • First Visual & Staff Revealed for “Bloom Into You” Anime

    Spring is in full bloom, though this tale won’t begin to bud until the fall. Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to promote the upcoming Bloom Into You (Yagate Kimi ni Naru) anime TV series. A key visual, as well as the first staffers for the project were revealed. We […]

  • “Ghibli Park” Shows Art for Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki, Mononoke Inspired Areas

    Thought yesterday’s tease was all we’d get for Ghibli Park? guess again! Earlier today, Aichi Prefecture released several new pieces of concept art for the planned “Ghibli Park” attraction, along with a map. Each piece of art corresponds to a location on the map, which are as follows: Hill of Youthful Days Area (1) Inspired […]

  • HIDIVE Adds UQ Holder! on 5/25/2018

    The adventures of Negi Springfield aren’t over yet. Earlier today, HIDIVE announced that they will add UQ Holder! to their digital lineup. The series will launch on HIDIVE starting May 25, 2018 at 10:00AM Eastern (7:00AM Pacific). New episodes will be added on Fridays. UQ Holder! originally aired in the Fall 2017 broadcast season. Sentai […]

  • Aqours, Yuki Kajiura, AKB48, 7 More to Perform at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018

    Whether you’re calling out for Aqours sunshine or you just want a night of amazing compositions, the Matsuri has you covered. Earlier today, Anime Expo and the Anisong World Matsuri announced their full lineup of performers, as well as the overall show schedule. Ten performers were confirmed for this year’s event: Aqours Aimer Yuki Kajiura […]

  • First 15 Minutes of “Gundam the Origin VI” Hit the Web

    It’s time for the Red Comet to make his finest showing yet in this grand saga. Earlier today, the official Mobile Suit Gundam website started streaming the first 15 minutes of Gundam The Origin VI: Rise of the Red Comet (Tanjō Akai Suisei). The official “GundamInfo” YouTube channel also started streaming the footage, in both […]

  • “Fireworks” Movie Hits North American Theaters on 7/3/2018

    What a fitting time for this title to hit. Earlier today, GKIDS announced that they’re partnering with Fathom Events to give Fireworks (Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?, lit. Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?) a theatrical run in North America. The film will be shown on July […]

  • Kenichi Sonoda’s “Project B.B.” Anime Is “Project Bean Bandit”; Kickstarter Planned

    Hah! Totally called it. The Bean Bandit rides again! On April 23, the official Project B.B. Twitter account posted an update stating that Project B.B.‘s full title is Project Bean Bandit. The tweet added that the title will be funded via Kickstarter. Further details will be announced during the teaser’s première event, which will be […]

  • “Bloom Into You” Manga Gets Anime TV Series

    It’s a tale of true love, and strong characters. The latest issue of ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Daioh magazine announced that Nio Nakatani’s Bloom Into You (Yagate Kimi ni Naru) manga will receive an anime TV series. As of press time, no further details have been announced. Nio Nakatani’s Bloom Into You manga launched in the […]