“Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation” Announces Broadcast Plans and Cast Additions

Plans have been narrowed from sometime in 2016 to winter specifically

Broadcast plans for the Keiichiro Kawaguchi (OniAiMayo Chiki, Million Doll) directed, Telecom Animation Film production inspired by MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 has been narrowed down from sometime in 2016 to TBS, BS-TBS and other stations, winter specifically. Along with this, more cast has been introduced. More after the jump.

Anime Studios Shaft Silverlink, Trigger and Ufotable Share Some Trick or Treating Art

Studios try to have some fun with the foreign costume festival tradition

Unlike Christmas, Halloween is a bit newer to Japan and the reception to the the holiday is a bit more ambivalent. As studios like Trigger share their Trick or Treating art, some spell out that they’re trying to have fun with the foreign costume festival tradition. Get a look after the jump.

FEATURE: “PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!” – Back to the Bubble

The new storytelling project by Mugi Tanaka

Mugi Tanaka’s kawaii sci-fi storytelling project PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! continues this week as the battle-weary shop girls are airlifted back from an unexpected fight with alien invaders. KOTOKO is seriously injured, and everyone is in big trouble, but they’ve somehow managed to save the day. Enjoy a new chapter and a full story recap after the jump!

Softbank’s Pepper Humanoid Robot Gets a Halloween Make-over

Companionship robot spotted rolling through Ikebukuro in costume

Pepper, a humanoid companionship robot created by Aldebaran Robotics and Softbank Mobile, was spotted in Ikebukuro in a lovely (and lively) Halloween costume. Hit the jump to trick-or-treat.

Additional “Yakuza 5” Images Show Off All The Fun You’ll Have In The City

Play some of your favorite arcade games and see the sights!

There’s a plethora of things to see and do in Yakuza 5, and that’s not even including the actual campaign portion of the game. Sega’s quirky and beloved Yakuza series is well-known, in fact, for the hours of fun you can have within without even stopping to complete missions. Hit the jump to have a look at what’s out there!

You have until tonight at 11:59 PM PST to enter the Oni Press Halloween Costume Contest for the chance to win SWAG!

Check out the contest information here: http://onipress.tumblr.com/post/132112814824/oni-press-halloween-costume-contest

“Black Butler” and VAMPS’ HYDE Swap Halloween Tributes

Yana Toboso helps with Halloween art

For their 2015 Halloween celebration Japanese rock duo VAMPS’ HYDE showed up in a costume inspired by Black Butler‘s Ciel Phantomhive. Well, like many Japanese social media readers, Black Butler noticed, and for their Halloween pic, manga author Yana Toboso helped with a bit of a cross tribute. This was posted with message wishing fans a fun, safe holiday.