FUBAR EUROPEAN THEATER OF THE DAMNED: THE BRIEF

THE BRIEF: Story by Phil McClorey Art by Steve Willhite

Critics and Experts Pick The Best and Worst Manga of 2016

As in recent years, at San Diego Comic Con last weekend, a group of the comic/manga scene thought leaders named their picks for the best and worst of manga for 2016

As in recent years, at San Diego Comic Con last weekend, a group of the comic/manga scene thought leaders named their picks for the best and worst of manga for 2016. See what they picked after the jump.

“Persona 5” Footage Goes Fishing and Summons Personas

Hotly-anticipated RPG launches in North America on Valentine’s Day

Yesterday we posted some nice Phantom Thief artwork from Persona 5, and now Atlus has a couple fresh clips to share. The latest footage kicks off with a preview of fishing in Ichigaya, and after that you can see the protagonist, Morgana, Anne, Ryuji, Haru, Makoto, and Yusuke as they summon their Personas. More after the jump.

FREEing Builds New Idol To Chesty Goddess With 1/4 Scale “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” Figure

A certain other girl with a blue, black and white color scheme is getting a lot of attention these days, but The Goddess is not to be forgotten!!

A certain other girl with a blue, black and white color scheme is getting a lot of attention these days, but The Goddess is not to be forgotten!! FREEing, frequent makers of large, 1/4 scale figures is doing the honors to Hestia from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? And, since we’re talking Hestia, it’s big in more ways than one!

Latest “Madoka Magica” Slot Machine Goes For Broke In Preview

Accompanied by sound effects that could be mistaken for a car alarm, it features new animation, new music, and a colorful, super deformed Magica Quest

Universal Entertainment has launched a site previewing their second Madoka Magica slot machine. This one, pardon the expression, really goes for broke. Accompanied by sound effects that could be mistaken for a car alarm, it features new animation, new music, and a colorful, super deformed Magica Quest. More after the jump.

Japanese Fans Pick The Great Anime Songs By Female And Male Vocalists

It’s a perennial subject of otaku debate, but it’s always good to see how the new hotness stacks up against the nostalgic favorites

It’s a perennial subject of otaku debate, but it’s always good to see how the new hotness stacks up against the nostalgic favorites. For the second half of July, Charapedia has dedicated their 10,000 reader polls to deciding the favorites anime songs (anison) by female vocalists and by male vocalists. See what was picked after the jump.

Ask your local comic book shop to order these comics by…

Ask your local comic book shop to order these comics by TOMORROW, August 1! Give your comic shop retailer the Diamond order codes under each comic.

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

Find your local comic book shop at findacomicshop.com or comicshoplocator.com.

FEATURE: Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog: “Sabagebu! – Survival Game Club! -“

Only the strong survive in this wacky 2014 TV comedy directed by Masahiko Ohta and animated by Pierrot +

This week on “Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog”, we gear up to check out Sabagebu! – Survival Game Club –, a 2014 anime TV comedy filled with oddball characters, silly situations, and gratuitous acts of senseless (and imaginary) violence. Hit the jump to learn more.

FEATURE: “Re:ZERO” Director and Composer Discuss Their Fixation on Theatrical Music

Find out the inspiration behind the music, how it was incorporated, and more!

Re:Life in an Interview from Zero is a special series of interviews with the voice actors and theme song artists of the TV anime Re:ZERO -Starting Life in an Another World- (henceforth, Re:ZERO). The series is published in Animate Times. Issue 15 features the director, Watanabe Masaharu-san, and the composer, Suehiro Kenichirō. Read on for the full interview!

This “Berserk” Femto figma Is A Fantastic Tribute To Griffith Fans

Femto’s never looked this good before.

If you’ve been following along with the new Berserk series on Crunchyroll like I have, you’re probably waiting for Griffith, also known as Femto, to make his grand reappearance. That’s why this new figma Femto figure comes as a sight for sore eyes. Hit the jump for more! 

“Yo-Kai Watch” Is Invading Japanese Happy Meals Once More

Which Yo-kai is your favorite? Bet it’s Jibanyan!

Are you a Yo-kai Watch fan living in Japan? Love McDonald’s? Starting August 5, you’ll be able to head to McDonald’s and pick up the first set of Yo-kai Watch toys, with a second set available beginning August 12. Hit the jump for more!

“Dragon Ball Fusions” Dares to Fuse Goku and Beerus to Make the Ultimate God

Nintendo 3DS RPG launches in Japan on August 4

We’ve seen some of the unholy fusions you can perform in Dragon Ball Fusions, including Towale, which mixes Towa with Arale from Dr. Slump. They’ve got nothing on the latest deadly combination, though, which mixes Goku with the God of Destruction Beerus. See the results after the jump.

High School Life Gets Grim in “Girls” Theatrical Trailer

Dark thriller directed by Yukiko Mishima hits Japanese theaters on October 08, 2016

The official trailer for Girls, a dark thriller starring Tsubasa Honda and Mizuki Yamamoto about a pair of high school girls with an unhealthy obsession, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.

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“Overlord – Pleiades Six-Stars” OAD Previewed

Newly animated SD adventure ships with limited edition of volume 11 on September 30th

The September 30th limited edition of volume 11 of Kugane Maruyama and so-bin’s light novel series Overlord, The Artisan of the Mountain Dwarfs, is set to feature a newly animated 30-minute Blu-ray featuring the super-deformed adventures of Ainz’s combat maid squad, the Pleiades Six-Stars, along with the Floor Guardians. This has been previewed in a new Kadokawa promo. Check it out after the jump.

“Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors” Digs into Its System in Latest Trailer

Sequel hits PS Vita in the west this September

NIS America wants everyone to be prepared for the punishment of Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors, so they shared a new system trailer that offers a nice overview of how the sequel works. More after the jump.

“Re:Zero” Rem Pillow Delayed Due To Unanticipated Demand

And speaking of Rem, there’s a great Is The Order A Rabbit? doujinshi crossover

In June, way back when it was wasn’t evident why Ram wasn’t also featured, a Re:Zero Rem hug pillow went on sale, with plans to ship it August 26th. Well, it turned out that otaku all fell in with Rem, which constituted a problem for the folks who had to fulfill those orders. Well, the notice has gone out, Rem’s been delayed due to unanticipated demand. 

“Re:Zero” Rem Pillow Delayed Due To Unanticipated Demand

And speaking of Rem, there’s a great Is The Order A Rabbit? doujinshi crossover

In June, way back when it was wasn’t evident why Ram wasn’t also featured, a Re:Zero Rem hug pillow went on sale, with plans to ship it August 26th. Well, it turned out that otaku all fell in with Rem, which constituted a problem for the folks who had to fulfill those orders. Well, the notice has gone out, Rem’s been delayed due to unanticipated demand. 

“Gotta Protectors” For Nintendo 3DS Is A Colorful Journey Into The Past

If you like retro gaming, you’ll definitely want to check out this colorful sequel to “Protect Me Knight.”

If you’ve ever played the Xbox 360 title Protect Me Knight, you’ll be excited about Gotta Protectors, a 3DS release that looks just like classic Nintendo Famicom titles. In fact, it started out as Protect Me Knight 2, and then it underwent a cute transformation into something even better. Hit the jump for more!

WEAVER Performs Opening Theme for “Udon no Kuni no Kin-iro Kemari”

TV anime adaptation of manga by Nodoka Shinomaru hits NTV and other stations in October of 2016

Japanese rock trio WEAVER will perform the as-yet-untitled opening theme for Udon no Kuni no Kin-iro Kemari, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga by Nodoka Shinomaru. Hit the jump to learn more.