Project Bean Bandit Q&A with Kenichi Sonoda, Shujiru Hamakawa, and Marco D’Ambrosio!

Project [B.B] staff host a special Q&A panel and talk older works and inspirations at ACEN 2018!

Famous mangaka and character designer Kenichi Sonada and previous collaborator, veteran animator Shujiru Hamakawa, announced their mysterious Project [B.B] is an anime adaptation of Sonada’s manga Riding Bean! At Anime Central 2018, the two hosted a Q&A panel, along with project composer Marco D’Ambrosio discussing their history with anime and the direction of the industry! Hit the jump for details!

Crunchyroll to Simulcast “ISLAND,” “To Be Heroine,” and “The Master of Ragnarök & Blesser of Einherjar”

The last six episodes of “Dies irae” are coming to Crunchyroll this July

Crunchyroll brought a handful of announcements to its industry panel at Anime Central today, including the latest Crunchyroll co-production title, ISLAND. Read on for more on that and other industry panel announcements! 

Batman Goes Full Sengoku in Two “Batman Ninja” Figma Releases

The Dark Knight suits up for time travel action

Recreate the awesome time travel battles from Batman Ninja with two new poseable Figmas! Batman Ninja comes equipped with a poseable cape and Bat-kunai, and the DX Sengoku Edition comes with full Sengoku armor and extra pieces. Hit the jump to preorder yours.

“Utawarerumono Zan” Hits PS4 in Japan on September 27

Preview the action game entry in a new promo

Aquaplus first revealed Utawarerumono Zan as a new action game entry in the series back in March. Now it’s officially set to launch on PS4 in Japan on September 27, and you can see the first sample after the jump.

Two More Mysterious Residents Join the Cast of “ISLAND” TV Anime

Adaptation based on Front Wing’s visual novel hits Japanese TV in July of 2018

Two more cast members have been announced for ISLAND, an upcoming TV anime based on the visual novel developed by Front Wing and published by Prototype about the residents of an enigmatic island that is isolated from mainland Japan by a mysterious disease. Hit the jump to learn more.

INTERVIEW: Legendary Voice Actress Kikuko Inoue

We sit down with the voice of Lust, Belldandy, and I-No at ACEN 2018!

Kikuko Inoue played Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist, Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess, founded her own talent agency, and is a master of self introduction! She sat down with the press at Anime Central 2018 to share stories about her career, her greatest roles, and how she’s managed to remain 17 for over 30 years! Hit the jump for all of her secrets!

Vertical Announces “Kino’s Journey” Manga and More at Anime Central

“Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest” manga and “Sherlock Holmes” novel also on the way

Vertical Comics has a handful of announcements to make at this weekend’s Anime Central, including its license of Iruko Shiomiya’s manga adaptation of Keiichi Sigsawa’s Kino’s Journey light novels. Read on for more.

“One Piece” Revisits Skypiea Arc in Upcoming Anime Special

“Episode of Sorajima” to air in Japan on August 25

The latest in the One Piece anime’s series of Episode of specials has been revealed. Episode of Sorajima will cover the Skypiea arc when it airs on Fuji TV on August 25. Read on for more. 

“Comic Girls” Thanks Missouri for Their Support

Adorable new art features Kaos-sensei in St. Louis style

We all love it when people appreciate our work — and the team behind Comic Girls has done a little extra to thank Crunchyroll’s Missouri viewers for their fandom! Check out the new art, featuring Kaos-sensei and some St. Louis favorites, after the jump!

Wedding Bells Are Ringing! Celebrate the Royal Wedding Counting Down the Top 10 Anime Weddings!

In honor of the royal union, let’s take a look at the best weddings in anime!

There’s nothing more magical than a royal wedding, but some of these anime classics might come close! When it comes to romance, anime loves to tease, so when two character finally tie the knot it’s always that much more special! Hit the jump to count down the top anime weddings as we prepare for the royal union!

“Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai” TV Anime Reveals Main Staff

New key visual published for light novel adaptation about a little sister who writes light novels about a little sister

A new key visual and the key staff members have been revealed for Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai (“The One I Love is a Little Sister But She’s Not My Little Sister”), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of romantic comedy light novels about a strait-laced junior high school girl who secretly moonlights as an ecchi light novel author. Hit the jump to learn more.

Three More Adventurers Join the Cast of “How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord” TV Anime (NSFW-ish)

Adaptation based on ecchi fantasy light novel series hits Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and AT-X in July of 2018

An ecchi new key visual and three new cast members have been revealed for How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, an upcoming TV anime based on the harem fantasy light novel series written by written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki about a young man who takes on the role of a diabolical overlord after being summoned to a magical world resembling his favorite MMORPG. Hit the jump to learn more.

“Gunsmith Cats” Author Kenichi Sonoda Seeks Crowdfunding for “Bean Bandit” Anime

Plans for gathering resources to create a 5 minute + original work announced at Anime Central 2018

It appears that manga author Kenichi Sonoda (Gunsmith Cats) has developed a taste for the opportunities that crowdfunding presents, because at Anime Central 2018, a Kickstarter campaign was announced for the creation of an original 5 minute+ anime featuring the “Roadbuster” Bean Bandit as well as other characters from Gunsmith Cats. Hit the jump to learn more.

“Epica vs. Attack On Titan” EP To Be Released Worldwide

EP arranged by Dutch band to be released on July 20th

The Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has announced that its previously Japan-exclusive Epica vs.Attack On Titan EP inspired by the hit franchise will see a worldwide release this Summer. Hit the jump for details.

TV Anime “Ore ga Suki Nano ha Imouto Dakedo Imouto Jyanai” Reveals Teaser Visual, Director

Hiroyuki Furukawa (My First Girlfriend Is a Gal) directs the adaptation

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Seiji Ebisu’s romantic comedy light novel series Ore ga Suki Nano ha Imouto Dakedo Imouto Jyanai (literally means The One I Love is My Little Sister But She’s Not a Little Sister) is today updated with a teaser visual introducing its main heroine Suzuka Nagami, the little sister of the protagonist Yu, and also announced its director and production companies. Check out the latest information after the jump!

“Godzilla” Anime Version Mechagodzilla Gets Its First Soft Vinyl Figure from Bandai

The 19 cm-tall item is produced in cooperation with the anime’s co-director Hiroyuki Seshita

Premium Bandai has started accepting pre-orders for a new soft vinyl figure of Mechagodzilla from Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, the second part of Polygon Pictures’ trilogy anime feature film project inspired by Toho’s long-running Godzilla franchise. The highly-anticipated second part was released in Japan yesterday. Check out the details of the last anti-Godzilla weapon after the jump.

Nana Mizuki Introduces Her New Song “BLUE ROSE” with Her Message in Video

Colopl’s popular quiz RPG app has been downloaded over three million times

The official YouTube channel for 38-year-old voice actress Nana Mizuki has posted a 90-second clip to introduce her latest digital single song “BLUE ROSE” with her message. It is the theme song for the “New Mareless Project” of Colopl’s popular quiz RPG app The World of Mystic Wiz, in which she also voices the protagonist Rosalia Heart. Check out her newest song and messages after the jump!

Watch Minori Chihara Performs “Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory” Special ED Song in MV

The long-awaited fourth TV anime is now available on Crunchyroll

The official website for 37-year-old voice actress/singer Minori Chihara has posted a two-minute music video for her 25th single song “Remained dream,” which is featured as a special ED theme for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, the ongoing fourth TV anime adaption based on Shoji Gatoh’s light novel series. Listen to her clear singing voice after the jump!

Auri Hirao’s Underground Idol-themed Manga “Oshi ga Budokan Ittekuretara Shinu” Gets Anime Adaptation

Tokuma Shoten’s Comic Ryu monthly magazine will move to online from July

Auri Hirao’s underground idol-themed comedy manga Oshi ga Budokan Ittekuretara Shinu (If my favorite idol goes to Budokan, I will die) gets an anime adaptation. The news is revealed in the latest July 2018 issue of Tokuma Shoten’s Comic Ryu monthly magazine released today in Japan, in which the manga has been serialized since its August 2015 issue. Hit the jump for more details.

Yoshimitsu Enters the Ring in “SOULCALIBUR VI” Trailer

See the long-running Manji Ninjitsu practitioner in action

Yoshimitsu has always been one of the weirdest warriors to play as in the SOULCALIBUR series. His unconventional means of combat is back in SOULCALIBUR VI, and you can see him in action after the jump.