Animator Expo Returns With Animator Mahiro Maeda and Novelist Ōtarō Maijō’s “Hammerhead”

The short can be seen only now on the Animator Expo site

The Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara is back for a third season that kicks off with prize-winning writer Ōtarō Maijō (Mephisto Prize for Smoke, Soil or Sacrifices; Mishima Yukio Prize for Asura Girl – available in English from Viz’s Haikasoru; and four Akutagawa Prize nominations for short works) teaming up with Gainax veteran animator Mahiro Maeda (Wings of Honnêamise, Gunbuster, also mastermind of Gankutsuou) on “Hammerhead.” More after the jump.

“KanColle” Offers More Swimsuit Art in Latest Game Update

Also this week, Unryuu Class Standard Carrier Kai got an update to the half-damaged art for her Kai upgrade

The “Counterattack! The Second SN Operation” KanColle browser game is coming August 10th with seven maps that seem to reference  Solomon Islands Campaign and/or Guadalcanal Campaign. In the meantime, this weekend’s update introduces a small expansion to the midsummer seasonal dressing with Tenryuu Class Light Cruiser Tatsuta joining her sister in the offering of swimsuit CG.

The lovely Hestia now in a more portable size, take her anywhere!

Joining Kotobukiya’s hit Cu-Poche figure series is the beautiful resident deity and helper of Bell Cranel in Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon, HESTIA!  Poseable and fun, each Cu-Poche figure features multiple points of articulation and magnets in its feet for extra stability on the included base or any […]

Wonder Woman Pop Cat pre-show commission! Can’t wait to…

Wonder Woman Pop Cat pre-show commission! Can’t wait to share all of the pop critters we did for folks at the show. The variety is incredible! #art #popcat #theninjabot #ninjabot #wonderwoman #watercolor #commission #dccomics #amazon #comics #comicart (at Ninjabot HQ 2.0)

An original character, Anne joins the Cu-Poche line!

Kotobukiya kicks off a brand new series of the popular Cu-Poche line of cute 4 ½ figures with a completely original character: ANNE!  Poseable and fun, each Cu-Poche figure features multiple points of articulation and magnets in its feet for extra stability on the included base or other metal surface.  Anne is a delightful young […]

Marvel & Google Take You Deeper Into the World of ‘Ant-Man’

The story of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” deepened in exciting new ways in the past few weeks as we partnered with Google for a series of in-world videos from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
 
Three videos from WHIH News and another from WIRED Insider gave you more of the backstory on Scott Lang, Darren Cross, and Hank Pym leading up to the film, but don’t worry if you missed any because we’ve collected them all here for you on Marvel.com.
 
First, Mashable broke a video featuring Christine Everhart covering not only the aftermath of the Avengers’ battle with Ultron in Sokovia, but also a profile on Scott Lang. Ahead of Lang’s release from prison, Everhart reminded viewers about Lang’s story as she announced an exclusive interview with the man on the eve of his release from prison. Learn more about Lang’s Robin Hood-style crime against Vista Corp after the company stole millions from its customers below:
 

 
Next, Buzzfeed brought fans security footage of Scott Lang’s break-in to the Vista Corp CEO’s home, where he accessed the comanpy’s secure database in order to return $4,000,000 to tens of thousands of allegedly mismanaged customers. Before Scott fled the scene, though, he disengaged the house’s exterior cameras, and the homeowner’s car managed to find a unique new parking spot while the cameras were off:
 

 
Meanwhile, WIRED Insider sat down with Pymtech CEO Darren Cross. During the profile, Cross spoke about how what really intrigued him with the company was what he found in the group’s cold storage, while also hinting at a major new product coming from Pymtech. Cross also addressed allegations that he’d forced the company’s founder Hank Pym out in order to take charge himself before the interview was abruptly cut short:
 

 
Finally, Everhart delivered on her promise of an exclusive interview with Lang prior to his release from prison in a video posted once again by Mashable. During the interview, Lang defended his actions and reiterated his claims that Vista Corp had defrauded tens of thousands of its customers and that his “theft” was actually a “refund” to those same victims. Tensions flared between Lang and Everhart, however, and you can see how the interview went down yourself right here:
 

 
For even more, you can check out the Google+ pages for WHIH, Pym Technologies and Darren Cross, as well as the Twitter handles for WHIH and Pym Technologies. Plus, you can visit the official WHIH World News channel on YouTube and view each original video on its page. Check out the comments section to see how your fellow fans interacted with each one!
 
Let us know what you thought of Ant-Man’s theatrical debut at the official “Ant-Man” page on Facebook or @AntMan on Twitter, and get your tickets now to see Scott Lang’s inaugural adventure all over again!

VIDEO: “Moero Crystal” Trailer Shows Off New Features, Monster Girls

Next entry in the series hits PS Vita in Japan on September 25

It’s time for more monster girls in the latest trailer for Compile Heart’s Moero Crystal. This entry in the Genkai Tokki series cranks the number of monster girls up to 80, and you can see more of them along with some of the game’s new features after the jump. 

“Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” Hits Japan on February 4

Fighting game series continues with a delay in Japan

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 hit a delay in Japan, with the new release date now set for February 4, 2016. It was originally planned for a fall launch, but the change has been highlighted in the pages of the latest Weekly Shonen Jump. Hit the jump for more.

Lionsgate Preparing Live-Action Hollywood “Naruto” Adaptation

Effects artist turned director Michael Gracey in talks to direct

Entertainment industry magazine Variety has reported that Lionsgate (Hunger Games, Twilight,  Divergent ) is in negotiations with effects artist turned director Michael Gracey to helm an adaptation of Naruto. The studio has already closed closed a rights deal for Masashi Kishimoto’s hit ninja action series.

Download Episode 196 of This Week in Marvel

The team talks M.O.D.O.K. ASSASSIN, GUARDIANS TEAM-UP and BLACK WIDOW, give you the latest Marvel news and much more! Download episode #196 of This Week in Marvel from Marvel.com, check out Marvel Podcast Central, grab the TWiM RSS feed&nbsp…

“Hyperdimension Neptunia” Crosses Over with “SeHa Girls” in First Game Screens

Crossover game is currently in the works for PS Vita in Japan

The worlds of Hyperdimension Neptunia and SeHa Girls will be colliding in Hyperdimension War Neptunia VS Sega Hard Girls: Dream Fusion Special, and now we have the first screens via the official website. See IF-chan as she takes over the small debut batch after the jump.

Adult Swim Exclusive Sneak Peek – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

    Make sure to check out the exclusive sneak peek on Adult Swim’s Toonami Block on Saturday, August 1, midnight EST during Dragon Ball Z Kai. This is Saturday night leading up to Sunday morning, so don’t miss it!  

“Kamen Rider Ghost” Officially Announced

Newest entry in Toei’s long-running tokusatsu series premieres in October

Kamen Rider Ghost, the newest entry in the Kamen Rider tokusatsu live-action series, has been officially announced with an October 2015 release date on TV Asahi. Hit the jump to learn the details.

VIDEO: Furry Woodland Creatures Rock Out in “Mori no Ongakudan”

Surreal short from Sunrise and Pony Canyon mixes live-action and animation

Pony Canyon and Sunrise Animation have published a surreal short video entitled Mori no Ongakudan (“Musicians of the Forest”), in which furry woodland creatures learn the hard way that it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. Hit the jump to check it out.

DIY Donutella Contest

Join the DIY Donutella Contest on Instagram! Take a photo of your creation, follow @tokidokibrand, and tag #DIYDonutella. Winners will receive a special Donutella Prize Pack! Contest ends September 15th. Get creative! #DIYDonutella

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors – Meet Triton

In this week’s installment of “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors,” Spider-Man meets Triton and must intervene in a conflict between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Inhumans!

In “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors,” Spider-Man attends S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy to become the greatest hero he can be! Nick Fury’s training also means Spidey encounters some of the most powerful threats that could lead to disastrous results.

Learn more about Triton’s comic book history and tune in to see his debut in “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors” this Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET on Disney XD!

Name: Triton

First Appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR #45

Powers: Like most Inhumans, Triton has advanced speed, strength, agility, stamina, and durability. His physiology is adapted for life in the water, making him able to swim at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour and can survive waters of extreme heat or cold. Triton’s athleticism rivals that of most advanced human specimens on land, but without a breathing device, cannot stay out of the water for longer than a few minutes.

Origin: Triton went through his Terrigen Mist transformation when he was only a year old, emerging with a number of aquatic adaptations. Triton’s mother, Azur, studied biology and started focusing on ocean life in hopes of better understanding her son. Her research allowed her to develop a breathing apparatus that would allow Triton to breathe out of water for longer periods of time.

When Triton turned 18, he became a scout for the Inhumans and kept watch of human activity near Attilan, home to the Inhumans. After Triton was captured by sailors, Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans, determined that Attilan was at risk of human discovery and moved the city from an island to the Moon. While Attilan was located on the Moon, Triton spent most of his time exploring underwater tunnels beneath the Moon’s Blue City.

When the Inhuman Maximus briefly took command of the Inhumans, he injected a saline solution into Triton’s blood that would allow him to breathe air and survive on land for much longer periods of time. With the teleporting Lockjaw, Triton often travels back to Earth to solidify alliances and friendships, especially with Namor, the Sub-Mariner, who rules the underwater realm.

See Triton in action this Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on Disney XD when S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy continues on “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors”! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

Second “Splatoon” Doujinshi Event Planned

Second will be held for fall equinox at Ota City Industrial Plaza PiO in Tokyo on September 23rd

Not only was there an event dedicated to showcasing fan-manga, inspired by Nintendo’s adorable Splatoon, there’s already a second scheduled! Following a moderate sized Splaket (Splatoon Market) with a half dozen circles held at Sunshine City July 12th, a second will be held for fall equinox at Ota City Industrial Plaza in Tokyo on September 23rd. Get a look after the jump.

This Just Happened: Does Anyone Hear Bells?

This Just Happened: Does Anyone Hear Bells?

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATGIRL #42 yet and don’t want to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

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Five Reasons You Should Watch Justice League: Gods and Monsters…Again!

Earlier today, DC All Access revealed their top ten moments from DC’s lengthy slate of animated movies. It’s a great list. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if it prompts many of you to spend the weekend rewatching some of our animated adventures. However, we’d suggest starting with our most recent—Justice League: Gods and Monsters.

Providence Delivers Chilling Visions

Fans who have been watching for Alan Moore’s much anticipated return to Lovecraftian horror since the end of Neonomicon have been rewarded with a new series that is delivering a terrifying slow decent into madness for its characters.  This is … Continue reading