San Diego Comic Con To Host “Knights of Sidonia” Author – AnimeNEXT To Host “Black Lagoon” Author

Comic Con International: San Diego, July 21-23 will be hosting Tsutomu Nihei, the manga creator of Knights of Sidonia and BLAME! Before that, AnimeNEXT in Atlantic City, NJ June 10-12 will be hosting Rei Hiroe, best known as the author of gun blazing action manga Black Lagoon. More after the jump.

FEATURE: Anime Character Decorated Itasha Gather at Nico Nico Chokaigi 2016

Madoka Migica, Love Live!, Girls und Panzer, Hatsune Miku, and more!

This year’s Nico Nico Chokaigi was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture for two days on April 29 and 30, attracting 152,561 visitors in total. One of the exhibitions that attracted the interest of many audience was “ItaG Fest Shucchou-hen in Nico Nico Chokaigi 2016.” Check the latest itasha collection after the jump!

Japanese Fans Pick Their Favorite Anime Music Groups

Cute idols, rockers or boy bands?

Cute idols, rockers or boy bands? This week, Charapedia’s 10,000 Reader Poll asked anime fans to name their favorite music acts. The 49 suggestions were mostly from guys, with a 66.6/33.4 gender ratio in the responses. 67.2% were in their teens and 20s. See who was named after the jump.

Meet Troy Baker, the voice behind the Joker in Batman: Arkham…

Meet Troy Baker, the voice behind the Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins. We’re excited to announce that Troy will be joining us at Phoenix Comicon this summer!

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Witness the Softer Side of “The Grudge” via Instagram Promotion

“Kayako and Toshio’s Heart-Warming Parent-Child Diary” leads into release of “Sadako vs. Kayako”

Kayako and Toshio – the pale-skinned, vengeful yurei from the Ju-On and The Grudge horror films – are using Instagram to show the public a side of their daily lives that few have witnessed in a humorous promotional campaign leading up to the Japanese theatrical release of Sadako vs. Kayako. Hit the jump to learn more.

“Yo-kai Watch” Invades “Final Fantasy XIV” in Collaboration Swap

The collab goes both ways, with FF characters jumping into “Yo-kai Watch 3”

The worlds of Yo-kai Watch and Final Fantasy XIV are getting ready to collide thanks to a new collaboration. A bunch of Yo-kai will be leaping into FFXIV in a future update, mostly as special weapons and mounts, and you can see the mischievous spirits involved in the live stream snaps after the jump.

“Girls” Teaser Trailer Reveals a Twisted Story of Youth

Dark thriller based on novel by Kanae Minato hits theaters in Japan on October 08, 2016

The official teaser trailer for Girls, a dark thriller about a pair of high school students who become obsessed with the idea of witnessing the moment of another person’s death, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.