Saint Seiya Spin-Off Anime Saintia Shō Announces December 2018 Premiere, Four Main VAs

Toei Animation works on anime production

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Chimaki Kuori’s Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō manga opens today, announcing its December 2018 premiere on ANIMAX on PlayStation and four main voice cast: Aina Suzuki as Shoko/Equuleus Sho, M.A.O as Kyoko/Equuleus Kyoko, Inori Minase as Saori Kido, and Megumi Nakajima as Mii/Dolphin Mii. Hit the jump for more information.

City Hunter TV Anime 1st Season Gets HD Remastered Blu-Ray Box Release

All-new feature film also hits Japanese theaters February 8, 2019

Aniplex announced today that a seven-disc HD-remastered Blu-ray box set of the first season of the City Hunter TV anime based on Tsukasa Hojo’s action comedy manga series is set to be released at 50,000 yen (about 452 US dollars) on January 30, 2019. The Sunrise-animated first season was aired for 51 episodes in Japan from April 1987 to March 1988. Hit the jump for more details.

Romance of the Reptile Kingdom: The Lizard Love Story of Overlord Explained

Sometimes an isekai light novel to anime adaptation needs a little help from its scaly friends…

Overlord is supposed to be an “isekai” story about a nerdy salaryman taking on the persona of an all-powerful undead ruler when he ends up trapped in a fantasy world resembling his favorite MMORPG, so why exactly did the second season dedicate some five episodes to the struggles of a lowly tribe of Lizard Men? Why indeed? Hit the jump to join us as we examine the narrative reasons behind this scaly diversion.

Which Isekai is the Deadliest?

The answer may surprise you!

Isekai are terrifying worlds populated by mighty magic and terrifying monsters, but which poses the greatest threat? In an all-out battle of the multipvers, who would actually emerge victorious? I’ve watched a lot of isekai anime during my precious time in this world and believe I have discovered the truth. Hit the jump to find out which world is the mightiest!

New Clip from Masaaki Yuasa’s The Night is Short, Walk on Girl Debuts

U.S. theatrical premiere scheduled for August 22

The U.S. theatrical screenings of Masaaki Yuasa’s The Night is Short, Walk on Girl anime film are right around the corner. Tickets are available from GKIDS now ahead of the August 22 premiere, and you can see a new clip from the feature after the jump.

Cooking With Anime: Soma’s Duck Yakisoba

Is this revolutionary dish really better than an authentic soba meal?

Soma snatches the cooking game AGAIN with this revolutionary dish. Combining the forces of pan-fried noodles with the delicate and beautiful soba noodle- is it really such a hit? Hit the jump to find out how to make it for yourself!

Check Out the Non-Credit OP for How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (NSFW-ish)

Adaptation of harem fantasy light novel series is currently broadcasting in Japan and streaming on Crunchyroll

Avex Pictures has published a non-credit version of the opening animation for How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, a TV anime based on the harem fantasy light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki about a nerdy gamer who takes on the role of a dark overlord when summoned to a magical world. Hit the jump to check it out.

Tonikaku Cawaii Celebrates Manga Volume Two with Teaser Video

Voice unit Earphones handles the narration for promo hyping up the latest work from author Kenjiro Hata

Tonikaku Cawaii, the latest manga from author Kenjiro Hata (Hayate the Combat Butler), is celebrating the Japanese release of its second volume with a special teaser video featuring the voice talents of Earphones, a vocal unit composed of Marika Kouno, Rie Takahashi, and Yuki Nagaku. Hit the jump to check it out.

My Hero Academia Game Shows Off Modes in Latest Gameplay Videos

See Story Mode, Mission Mode, Character Customization, and Free Battle

The latest My Hero One’s Justice previews out of V-Jump are all about the brawler’s various modes, from the Story Mode that hits familiar beats to Free Battle. Let’s start with the Story Mode footage, which tackles the battle between Tenya Iida and the notorious hero killer Stain. Hit the jump to watch!

Mari Okada’s Maquia Anime Film Lines Up English Cast and Dub Trailer

Feature to return to U.S. theaters on September 21

Whether you got a chance to see it or not, Mari Okada’s stunning directorial debut is coming back to theaters next month. Read on for more about Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms‘ new English dub after the jump.

Cowboy Bebop Jet Black VA Unsho Ishizuka Passes Away Due to Esophageal Cancer

The voice of Dr. Okido/Narrator (Pokémon), Joseph Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

Japanese voice actor agency Aoni Production announced today that its veteran voice actor Unsho Ishizuka passed away on August 13 due to esophageal cancer. He was 67. Hit the jump for more details.

Web CM Reveals Collaboration Visuals between BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! and Vocaloid Characters

“BangG Dream!” game will set up its booth in the “Magical Mirai 2018” event in Tokyo

The official YouTube channel for Bushiroad’s smartphone game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! has started streaming a 30-second CM for its upcoming collaboration with Hatsune Miku, the world’s most famous vocaloid character. Check out the clip and three collaboration visuals after the jump!

Re:Zero Heroine Emilia’s Birthday Event Returns to Shibuya in September

Purchasers with over 3,000 yen will receive the upcoming OVA’s prequel novel

As with last year, Shibuya Marui Department Store in Tokyo again plans to hold a special time-limited event for the birthday of Emilia, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki’s popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, on its eighth floor from September 14 to 27. Her birthday in the story is September 23. Learn more about the event after the jump!

Niconico Anime to Run 88-Hour Marathon of Endless Eight

Streaming site offers the “Yuki Nagato 1/9077 Experience”

Have you got Yuki Nagato’s strength of will? Niconico Anime is preparing to run an 88-hour marathon of Endless Eight from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Get the scoop after the jump.

New Guests and Panels Announced for Crunchyroll Expo 2018!

September 1-3 at the San Jose Convention Center

Wow! Crunchyroll Expo 2018 is coming up fast! With only a few weeks left until the big show from Sept. 1-3 begins, it’s worth taking a moment to survey the latest big guests and panel announcements! Hit the jump for more Crunchyroll Expo info!

Eir Aoi and LiSA Step in for Sword Art Online: Alicization Themes

New season scheduled to start in October

Sword Art Online has found the performers to bring themes to its upcoming Alicization arc — and fans will definitely know these voices by now! Eir Aoi and LiSA are back on board for the new OP and ED. Hit the jump to read more!

Etrian Odyssey X is Coming to the West as Etrian Odyssey Nexus

Atlus sets up a February 5, 2019 launch for the final 3DS entry

Etrian Odyssey X is coming to Japan on August 2, and now the final 3DS entry has an official date in the west. Atlus will bring it over to North America and Europe as Etrian Odyssey Nexus, which is set for a February 5, 2019 launch. Read on for more.

Anime Production Studio amo Files for Bankruptcy

Established in 1993, the company provided production assistance for high-profile titles like “Black Clover” and “Oreimo”

Anime production is an arduous business, and now according to documents filed in the Tokyo District Court, another production studio has fallen on hard economic times, because the Musashino-based production company amo has filed for bankruptcy. Hit the jump to learn more.

ISLAND Visual Novel Hits Steam on August 24, 2018

TV anime adaptation based on game by Front Wing is currently broadcasting in Japan and streaming on Crunchyroll

Good news, visual novel fans! According to a post on the official Twitter feed for the ISLAND TV anime, the international release of Front Wing’s 2016 visual novel (including the English language version) is heading to Steam on August 24, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

Crunchyroll Movie Night: Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts Tickets On Sale Now!

Limited engagement on September 19, 22 and 23 in hundreds of theaters across the US

The Flightless Crows are back chasing their championship dreams in Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts and Crunchyroll Movie Night is thrilled to bring this brand new feature film to theaters in the US. Hit the jump for the details.