“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.

Steve Horton is coming to Miami for Florida Supercon

Steve Horton is a comic book writer whose credits include Dark Horse Comics’ Amala’s Blade for and the 2016 space detective story Satellite Falling for IDW. See more comic guests. Click here to get tickets. Steve Horton will be appearing TBA Greg will be located at Booth #TBA. Information coming soon.  Steve Horton’s schedule will be posted here approximately two Read More …

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VIDEO: Nintendo Mixes “Animal Crossing” and Puppies with Predictably Adorable Results

“Isabelle & Digby’s New House” promotes Nintendo 3DS game

Home decorating-centric entry Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer came out on Nintendo 3DS in North America a little over a month ago, and now Nintendo has a truly devious means of promoting it. As if Animal Crossing wasn’t already adorable enough, see what happens when you throw puppies into the mix in “Isabelle & Digby’s New House” after the jump.

The Final Post! Day 31 of the Fifth Annual Costoberfest; a…

The Final Post! Day 31 of the Fifth Annual Costoberfest; a celebration of Marvel Cosplay and Costuming from around the World!

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like to introduce you to the Lady Avengers group, including Rosellen Cosplay, Gingersnap, Ekko Cosplay, Lightened Skies Cosplay, Beyond Believing Cosplay, Twisted Reality Cosplay, Xanthe Flora Cosplay, Songbird Cosplay, Torn Pages Cosplay, Ash-Sama Cosplay, Freijya, Kelly and Ria. Plus Moonlit Marathon Cosplay as Singularity, Gil as Wonder Man, Hildrhien as Sif, Lux Laterna as Hawkeye and Jamie Coastworth & Stretch Stockpile as Spider-Man & Spider-Man 2099!

Photography provided by Kaiju Industries, Moonlit Marathon Cosplay, Gil, In2thereview, Lux Laterna and Carlos Adama.

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We want to thank the over 300 cosplayers and costumers that submitted their photos to this year’s Costoberfest! It was a tremendous success with over 150 costumers spotlighted throughout the 31 days. Stay tuned to the Costoberfest Hub as we post even more of the submissions in the next few days. Thank you and Happy Halloween!

For even more, head to http://marvel.com/costoberfest

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All photos must be of cosplayers 13 years of age or older. All selected
individuals/groups will be required to sign and return Marvel’s
likeness release and waiver form.

VIDEO: See More of “Dragon Quest Builders” In Latest Round of Footage

See how you’ll earn experience and get a look at some of the rest of the game!

Dragon Quest Builders is poised to be an extremely cute and addictive entry in the Dragon Quest series, taking several cues from Minecraft to build a colorful and exciting world. The latest batch of footage released to show off the game features segments on earning experience as well as some of the personalities you’ll meet within the world of Merkid. Hit the jump for more!

“Zero Escape 3” Western Release Titled “Zero Time Dilemma”

North American and European launch set for summer 2016

Back in July at Anime Expo Aksys Games announced plans to bring Zero Escape Volume 3 to the west. Plans have since been updated, with the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita visual novel now officially titled Zero Time Dilemma. Read on for more.

“Sound! Euphonium” Theatrical Film & Sequel Series Announced

Anime film will revisit the events of the TV show, while the sequel series will continue the story afterwards

Kyoto Animation has announced that Sound! Euphonium, a 2015 TV anime adaptation of the novels of the same name by Ayano Takeda, will be receiving a compilation movie and a sequel series. Hit the jump to strike up the band.

VIDEO: “Teekyu” 6th Season Theme Song MV by VA Idol Unit Earth Star Dream

Major debut single “Tottemo Safari” will be released on November 25

Comic Earth Star’s official YouTube channel has posted a four-minute full music video for “Tottemo Safari,” the theme song for the ongoing sixth season of the TV anime adaptation of the Teekyu comedy mange series, performed by seven-member voice actress idol unit Earth Star Dream. Check the video after the jump!

“Gundam: The Origin” Anime 3rd Chapter Confirmed for Spring 2016 Release

Second chapter is now screened for two weeks from today in Japan

On the release day of “Artesia’s Sorrow,” the second chapter of the four-episode anime adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s Gundam The Origin manga, it was confirmed that the third chapter titled “Gundam The Origin III: Akatsuki no Houki (Revolt at Dawn)” is set for a theatrical release in Japan in spring of 2016. Hit the jump for more.

VIDEO: Hiroshi Nagahama, Stan Lee Teaming Up for “THE REFLECTION” Anime Project

“Mushi-shi” director works with the creator of “Spider Man” and “X-Men”

THE REFLECTION, a new collaboration anime project between acclaimed anime production company Studio DEEN and Stan Lee’s POW!ENTERTAINMENT was announced at COMIKAZE EXPO2015, held at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 30. Check the PV narrated Stan Lee himself after the jump.

TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku Weekly Anime Song TOP 10 October 19-25

“Splatoon” soundtrack album gets the top

The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime singles/albums for the week of October 19-25. Beating other anime CDs, the number one album of the 42nd week was “Splatoon ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK -Splatune-” from Nintendo’s third-person shooter game for Wii U. Check this week’s ranking and videos after the jump.

Children of Elfquest

We love seeing the next generation of Elfquest fans as they grow. Recently, Melissa C. shared with us her lovely daughter Kyra and we wanted to share her here with you.
From Melissa: “You guys have been part of my life for as long as I can remember, so naturally when I had a daughter I couldn’t wait to share your wonderful story, kyra is 7 and perfect to us in every way, she is special needs and cannot communicate her needs well, she is full of joy and reminds me of Chitter if she could do all those things…I say all that to say kyra enjoys the colors and pictures while we read her your stories…thank you”

“Kyra is such a fighter and brings anyone she’s around lots of joy.”

“Her name was supposed to be Ember but her cousin was born first and got called amber so I suppose you could say her soul name is Ember.”

VIDEO: Yui Horie Performs “K Return of Kings” OP Song

19th single “Asymmetry” hits stores November 4

The official YouTube channel for 39-year-old anime voice actress Yui Horie has posted a 90-second version music video of her upcoming 19th single “Asymmetry.” It is now used as the OP theme song for K Return of Kings, the ongoing second K TV anime series, in which she has voiced Anna Kushina since the first season aired in 2012. Check the clip after the jump.

New Super Sonico Buddy Shows Off Her Halloween Costume

First, there was Nitro+ music mascot Super Sonico, who will be celebrating a 10th anniversary in 2016. Then, there was Pochaco. Now, it’s Taruko’s turn

First, there was Nitro+ music mascot Super Sonico, who will be celebrating a 10th anniversary in 2016. Then character designer Tsuji Santa introduced her zaftig buddy Super Pochaco. Then, this month, we met their gloomier companion,Super Taruko. Now, she’s back, showing off her Halloween outfit. Get a look after the jump.