“Madoka Magica” Crew Share Their New Year’s Greetings – with a Teaser From The Urobutcher!

Series writer Gen Urobuchi also made it a Madoka New Year, the additional aside that he might be able to say something about his new project in February

As Madoka Magica prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2016, its producers at Shaft greeted the Year of the Monkey with a card on their site, and more art from character designer Junichiro Taniguchi on their Twitter feed. Series writer Gen Urobuchi also made it a Madoka New Year, the additional aside that he might be able to say something about his new project in February. More after the jump.

Kyoto Animation Launches English Site

Plus studio’s New Year art

Kyoto Animation has greeted 2016 with the launch of an English language page with information (or at least a listing and visual) on their works from 2003’s MUNTO to 2015’s High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- (meaning nothing on winter’s Myriad Colors Phantom World yet). More after the jump.

“Love Live!” Voice Cast and μ’s Make Their New Year’s Eve Concert Debut

If you only count eight cast members, it’s because Eli voice actress Nanjo Yoshino is recuperating from a knee injury

One of Japan’s most popular New Year’s traditions is the Kōhaku Uta Gassen, an annual NHK music show on New Year’s Eve in which a “red” team of female artists competes against a “white” team of male artists. This year, the 66th event got a big dose of Nico Nico Smile with an appearance by the anime and voice cast incarnation of Love Live!’s school idol unit μ’s.

“One-Punch Man” Hands Off 2016 To “Mob Psycho 100”

“Mob Psycho 100” has made an appearance on anime studio Bone’s 2016 banner

At the beginning of December, Web manga site Ura Sunday announced that Bones (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Space Dandy) will be adapting ONE’s Mob Psycho 100 into a TV anime. ONE is also known as the author of theoriginal, self-published One-Punch Man, which was later remade with Yusuke Murata, and Murata closed out ’15 with a hand-off from Saitama. Get a look after the jump.

onipress: INVADER ZIM VOL. 1 and RICK AND MORTY #10 are…

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INVADER ZIM VOL. 1 and RICK AND MORTY #10 are available for pre-order! Make sure to ask your local comic shop to order them by Monday January 4th! Don’t know where you’re local comic shop is? Find one at findacomicshop.com or comicshoplocator.com!

“Fairy Tail” Author Thanks Fans and Series’ 2015 MVP

Series prepares to celebrate 10th anniversary in 2016

Getting ready to close out a remarkably successful 2015 and prepare for the 10th anniversary thrills of 2016, Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima asked fans who should be ’15’s MVP. Aquarius got the honor in ’14. See who was picked after the jump.