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.

Happy National Hairstyle Appreciation Day!

Happy National Hairstyle Appreciation Day!

To celebrate, we counted down our Top 5 Pop! hairstyles! Check out our video for the full list!

We want to hear from you, too! Send us a photo on Facebook or Twitter of you with the Pop! that ha…

Before Star Wars there was The Six Million Dollar Man. Meet Lee…

Before Star Wars there was The Six Million Dollar Man. Meet Lee Majors this summer at Phoenix Comicon!Photo Ops, Autographs, and Memberships on sale now! https://goo.gl/ji2o48

Preview: INVADER ZIM #9

Preview: INVADER ZIM #9: Preview INVADER ZIM #9 by Eric Trueheart, @jhonenv, and @davecrosland with…

“DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu” is the Next Cave Shooter Coming to Steam

PC release is scheduled for fall 2016

Cave’s DoDonPachi series of shoot ’em ups returned to arcades in 2008 with DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu, with iOS/Android and Xbox 360 versions following a couple years after. It’s now set for another resurrection according to an announcement during the Cave Festival event. More after the jump.

“Ame Onna” Pours Into 4DX Theaters in Japan in June

Supernatural horror movie directed by Takashi Shimizu is optimized for immersive environmental experience

The official trailer for Ame Onna (“The Rain Woman”), an upcoming supernatural horror film starring Nana Seino, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.

Preview: THE BUNKER #17

Preview: THE BUNKER #17: Preview THE BUNKER #17 by @joshfialkov and @joeinfurnari with Gonzalo…

It’s time to work together and BRO-UP!Pre-order BROBOTS…

It’s time to work together and BRO-UP!

Pre-order BROBOTS AND THE KAIJU KERFUFFLE by @jtorrescomics  and @andthankyouforflying with this Diamond order code: JAN161586.

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Preview: SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1

Preview: SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1: Preview SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1 by @gearfish!SPACE BATTLE…

Covert Art of the Week: “DOCTOR STRANGE” #7 (2015) by Chris…

Covert Art of the Week: “DOCTOR STRANGE” #7 (2015) by Chris Bachalo & Tim Townsend! 

Ask your local comic book shop to order these titles by Monday,…

Ask your local comic book shop to order these titles by Monday, May 2! Give your comic shop retailer the Diamond order codes under each title.

Don’t forget to add ongoing titles to your pull list so you never miss an issue!

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!That’s right, an entire day…

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

That’s right, an entire day celebrating our beloved bookstores. Join the celebration by visiting and supporting your favorite indie bookstore!

Find out more information about Independent Bookstore Day at http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/

“Space Patrol Luluco” Animator Sketches “Captain American – Civil War” Battle

There are plenty of fans of American superhero comics among anime creators.

There are plenty of fans of American superhero comics among anime creators. The Trigger crew for example produced two doujinshi illustration collection about the subject. Captain America: Civil Wars opens in Japan this weekend, and among the talents excited about its release is animator Keiichi Honda, the creative force behind Space Patrol Luluco episode 5, who also worked on Toriko, Heroman, Gankutsuou and much more.

Nintendo Posts “Splatoon” Squid Sisters Concert at Chokaigi 2016

Along with this is a promo for the Squid Sister amiibo, coming to Japan on July 7th and America on the 8th along with new colors for Squid Girl and Squid Boy

The Golden Week block of holidays has kicked off in Japan, and among its big pop culture events is Niconico Chokaigi at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe Convention Center, the concept of which is to recreate NicoNico’s online media world in real life. Among the spectacles was a Splatoon tournament along with a concert from sea idols the Squid Sisters. Nintendo has brought the latter to international fans with a YouTube post