Love Live! Song Composer’s New Idol Unit Advance Arc Harmony to Make Major Debut in January 2019

The 11 members were chosen from 3,000 participants in the “SUPER IDOL AUDITION 2017”

MusicBank announced today that its Tokyo-based group company NiitA’s 11-member idol unit Advance Arc Harmony will release their major debut single “Ima, Kimi to Ikiteiru” (Now, I am living with you) from Tokuma Japan Communications on January 9, 2019, and that Kyo Takada, known for his composing works for μ’s (Love Live!), serves as executive producer. Hit the jump for more details.

Godzilla: The Planet Eater Special PV Shows Godzilla and Ghidorah’s Final Confrontation

The third and final chapter ranked 6th in its opening weekend

Six days after the theatrical release of the third and final chapter Hoshi wo Kuu Mono/The Planet Eater in Japan, the official website for Polygon Pictures’ three-part anime feature film project inspired by Toho’s long-running Godzilla franchise posted a 100-second special PV introducing its highlights including the final confrontation between Godzilla Earth and its ultimate nemesis, King Ghidorah. Watch the climax battle after the jump!

Watch Behind-the-Scenes from Bleach Live-Action Film Featuring Ichigo’s Battles

The DVD and Blu-ray will be available on December 5

Following the one to introduce production process of the climax battle from the live-action film Bleach, Warner Brothers Japan’s official YouTube channel also posted another clip to show behind-the-scenes of the battle between Ichigo Kurosaki (Souta Fukushi) and Renji Abarai (Taichi Saotome). See how they tried the action without stunt doubles after the jump.

VIDEO: Legendary Voice Actors Gather at Dragon Ball Super: Broly World Premiere

The 20th Dragon Ball anime film will open in Japan on December 14, 2018

The world premiere for Toei Animation’s highly-anticipated 20th Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly was held at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo yesterday, November 14, 2018, with its voice actors, including 82-year-old veteran Masako Nozawa who has been playing Son Goku for over 30 years, and theme song singer Daichi Miura. Watch video reports by Mantan Web’s MAiDiGi TV and Cinema Today after the jump!

Disgaea 1 Complete Emerges from the Underworld to Share Accolades

Remastered RPG is available on PS4 and Switch

Disgaea 1 Complete has had some time to soak in the praise after its release on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, so NIS America took a moment to celebrate. Hit the jump for the latest trailer. 

Two New Cast Members Fly High in Kouya no Kotobuki Hitokai TV Anime

Original series from director Tsutomu Mizushima and writer Michiko Yokote takes to the skies in Winter of 2019

Two new cast members have been revealed for Kouya no Kotobuki Hitokai (“The Kotobuki Squadron in the Wilderness”), an upcoming original TV anime about a rag-tag band of mercenary pilots who act as bodyguards in a ravaged world swarming with air pirates. Hit the jump to learn more.

Anime Recap: Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer, Final Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer, & MORE!

The highlights of the latest news in anime!

Pokemon Detective Pikachu reveals its first trailer, a The Flowers of Evil movie adaptation has been announced written by Mari Okada, the final Dragon Ball Super: Broly trailer has been released, & MORE! Hit the jump for the highlights of the hottest news in anime!

An Artist Struggles in New Trailer for Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

2016 documentary about legendary director’s efforts on “Boro the Caterpillar” heads to US theaters in December

New York-based film distributor GKIDS has unveiled a new trailer for Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, a 2016 documentary film that chronicles two years of the legendary animator’s life and that depicts him coming out of retirement to create the short 3DCG animation film, Boro the Caterpillar. Hit the jump to check it out.

Anime vs. Real Life: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Check out the real-world locations of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai does such a great job portraying the picturesque island of Enoshima that I just had to head down there myself, and track down all of the anime’s locations. Check out well over 50 anime to real life comparison images in this article alone, and see how well the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!

BAPE Hooks Up with Naruto and Boruto for Shirts and Other Items

Collaboration goes live online and in BAPE stores on November 17

Japanese clothing brand BAPE (AKA A Bathing Ape) has teamed up with plenty of manga and anime series in the past for clothes and goods, and the latest capsule features a new collaboration with Naruto Shippuden and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Hit the jump for pics.

More NieR: Automata Characters Join Star Ocean: Anamnesis Game

9S and A2 meet up with 2B for more action

NieR: Automata‘s 2B joined the cast of the Star Ocean: Anamnesis mobile game in October, and now she has some other familiar characters from Yoko Taro’s hit game to keep her company. Read on for more.

Six More Nobles Join the Royal Court in “Egao no Daika” TV Anime

Upcoming original project celebrates the 55th anniversary of Tatsunoko Production in January of 2019

Six additional cast members have been revealed for Egao no Daika (“The Price of a Smile”), an upcoming original mecha TV anime that celebrates the 55th anniversary of Tatsunoko Production. Hit the jump to learn more.

Friendship is Sweet in “Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!” TV Anime Teaser

Additional cast members revealed for upcoming adaptation of 4-panel yuri comedy comic by Nanatsu Mukunoki

A new preview video and new cast additions have been published for Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! (“An Angel Swooped Down on Me!”), an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the humorous 4-panel manga by Nanatsu Mukunoki about an awkward, shut-in college student who becomes obsessed with becoming friends with her younger sister’s peer group. Hit the jump to learn more.

Aqours and Touken Danshi to Make Guest Appearance in NHK’s Kohaku Uta Gassen on December 31

“Fireworks” theme song singer DAOKO, YOSHIKI feat. HYDE are included in the main lineup

NHK announced today that nine-member voice actress unit Aqours from the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise and the Touken Danshi unit from the Touken Ranbu musical series will make guest appearance in a special section to introduce Japanese pop culture in the forthcoming 69th Kohaku Uta Gassen, its annual New Year’s Eve singing program. Hit the jump for more details.

Watch The First 10 Minutes of Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Film

The trilogy film’s second part ranks ninth in its opening weekend

Four days after its theatrical release began in Japan, the official website for Bone’s Eureka Seven anime franchise has started streaming the first ten minutes of Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, the second part of the trilogy film project based on its 50-episode first TV anime series in 2005-2006. Check out how the story begins after the jump!

Zoids Wild: King of Blast Dated for Nintendo Switch in Japan

Japan can look forward to battles at home or on the go in February

Zoids Wild is coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan in the form of Zoids Wild: King of Blast, which is billed as an action game with one-on-one battles. Read on for release date info and more.

Join the Golden Kamuy Hunt at Anime NYC

Do you have what it takes to find stolen golden with the immortal Sugimoto and Asirpa? Prove it.

Do you have what it takes to find stolen golden with the immortal Sugimoto and Asirpa? Prove it.

Sword Art Online: Lost Song Trailer Celebrates PC Launch

Head to Alfheim Online once more on Steam

Sword Art Online: Lost Song has officially made its PC, with Artdink’s action-RPG available to purchase via Steam for $19.99. To celebrate, Bandai Namco Entertainment shared a launch trailer, so revisit the world of Alfheim Online after the jump.

Crunchyroll Launches The Super Fan Pack Membership, Featuring ANiUTa, Utomik, VRV And More!

$100 of total value, all for $14.99 monthly

Crunchyroll takes the wraps off of its biggest offering yet – the Super Fan Pack. After months of behind the scenes planning with a select group of partners that embody Crunchyroll’s dedication to super-serving its fans, the Super Fan Pack is officially available with ANiUTa, Utomik, MunchPak, Right Stuf Anime, and exclusive Crunchyroll access and discounts. Hit the jump for the details.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Trailer Previews the Story

Enhanced version launches on consoles and PC January 11, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is bringing a number of enhancements to the 2008 RPG on January 11, 2019, which is when it launches on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. For now, you can sample the story at the heart of it all in Bandai Namco’s new trailer after the jump.