MegaHouse’s Super-Detailed New Zoro Figure Smashes “Sanzen Sekai” Attack

210mm-tall high auality figure will be shipped in Japan in May 2019

MegaHouse has previewed a new 1/8 scale figure of Zoro from its “Portrait.Of.Pirates One Piece ‘SA-MAXIMUM'” line. The 210mm-tall item recreates the moment the swordsman smashes one of his ultimate attacks, “Santoryu Ogi: Sanzen Sekai.” Check out its details with official product photos after the jump!

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Final Chapter New Visual Adds Toritsuka, Kusuke, and Cat Tank

New information is expected to be revealed at a special event with the anime VAs on December 1

The official website for the “final chapter” of the anime series based on Shuichi Asou’s The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. comedy manga today posted a second teaser visual’s new edition, adding Reita Toritsuka, Kusuke Saiki, and Neko Sensha/Cat Tank on its left side. Check out the new visual after the jump.

Tank Girls Clash in GIRLS und PANZER das FINALE Part 2 Teaser Trailer

2nd installment in 6 part film series hits Japanese theaters on June 15, 2019

A new key visual, a new teaser trailer, and the official Japanese released date have been revealed for the second film in GIRLS und PANZER das FINALE, an upcoming theatrical anime film and the latest entry in the adventures of the Ōarai Girls High School Tankery Club. Hit the jump to panzer vor.

Cells at Work! Fight Off the Sniffles in Special TV Episode in December

“Common Cold Syndrome” will broadcast on Tokyo MX and other stations

The industrious cells of Cells at Work! (known as Hataraku Saibou in Japan) just never get a break, because the TV anime adaptation of Akane Shimizu’s entertaining and educational biological comedy manga is returning to Japanese airwaves for a special episode in December of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission Anime Film Heads to U.S. Theaters

2013 movie makes its U.S. theatrical debut in January 2019

There’s been a Hunter x Hunter shaped hole in our hearts ever since the latest TV anime adaptation ended, but at least we’ll get to see one of the features in theaters soon. Read on for more.

Viz Media Announces My Hero Academia: Smash!! Spinoff and More

Beastars and Komi Can’t Communicate are the latest manga licenses

Viz Media announced three new manga licenses and a novel at this weekend’s Anime NYC, including Hirofumi Neda’s My Hero Academia: Smash!! four-panel manga. Read on for more.

Aniplex Reveals Sword Art Online Alternative’s English Dub Cast

Dubbed version is on the way to Hulu and Netflix

Aniplex of America unveiled the English cast for the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online anime, which is coming to Hulu and Netflix in dubbed and subbed form. See who’s jumping into each role in the full list after the jump.

Catherine: Full Body Video Samples All 11 Ideal Voice Set Actors

Make an early decision about who you want voicing Catherine in the remaster

Catherine: Full Body‘s Japanese limited edition comes with the Ideal Voice Set DLC, which will also be available separately later. Now you can hear all 11 in one short video after the jump.

Animated Devil May Cry is Up Next for Castlevania Producer Adi Shankar

Shankar says DMC will be part of a “bootleg multiverse”

Thanks to the success of the animated Castlevania series on Netflix, producer Adi Shankar recently teased that he had landed another “iconic video game series.” Shankar officially revealed his next project to be an animated Devil May Cry. Read on for more.

Seven Seas Licenses Restaurant to Another World Light Novels

First volume launches June 18, 2019

Seven Seas Entertainment hopes you’re hungry, because the publisher’s latest license is Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami’s Restaurant to Another World light novel series. Read on for more.

Mermaid Idols Sing a Siren’s Song in “Bermuda Triangle ~Colorful Pastrale~” TV Anime Teaser

OP / ED theme performers and Japanese release date revealed for upcoming “Cardfight!! Vanguard” spin-off

A teaser trailer, the OP / ED theme song performers, and the Japanese release date have been revealed for Bermuda Triangle ~Colorful Pastrale~, an upcoming TV anime based on the mermaid idol characters from Bushiroad’s popular Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise. Hit the jump to learn more.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” Anime Film

“Arrow of the Orion” will receive a theatrical release in early 2019

Sentai Filmworks has announced that they’ve acquired the distribution rights for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion, an upcoming theatrical anime film based on the popular series of fantasy adventure light novels written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda. Hit the jump to learn more.

60 Characters Gather in TV Anime Mob Psycho 100 II Key Visual

Highly-anticipated second season will be available on Crunchyroll in January 2019

A key visual for the upcoming second season of the TV anime adaptation of ONE’s action comedy manga Mob Psycho 100 was revealed at the Psycho Helmet Gathering in NYC event in this year’s Anime NYC today. It is also confirmed the new season is set to premiere on TOKYO MX and BS Fuji on January 7, 2019, then on ABC TV two days later. Check out the visual introducing its 60 characters after the jump.

One Piece Statue to Be Unveiled in Creator’s Home Prefecture

Luffy statue in Kumamoto is Stage 1 of the project

A heroic pirate deserves a statue, right? Kumamoto Prefecture is preparing to unveil their new statue of Luffy—the first stage in their restoration project dedicated to One Piece. Find out more after the jump!

INTERVIEW: Lodoss Author Ryo Mizuno Discusses Inspirations and Bringing Record of Grancrest War to Mobile

We spoke with the renowned writer and producer Yurika Tsukita about their new game!

We had the opportunity to speak with both Ryo Mizuno and one of the Record of Grancrest War game’s producers, Yurika Tsukita. Dive in after the jump for a closer look at Mizuno’s inspirations, the LodossGrancrest connection, and what it takes to bring his wide-eyed fantasy concepts to the world of video games.


ANIME CITY – Sword Art Online Alicization Invades Harajuku!

Pop up shop recently held at Laforet department store

The famed Laforet shopping complex in Tokyo’s Harajuku district recently held host to a special event celebrating all things Sword Art Online, including the series latest installment Alicization! Our exclusive manga-style photo report, ANIME CITY, takes you there after the jump!

Cooking With Anime: Hinomaru’s Chankonabe from “Hinomaru Sumo”

CHANKONABE takes carb and protein loading to a new level!

Chankonabe is a type of hot pot, but it’s famed for being the food of sumo wrestlers. Coupled with beer, rice, and good friends, the more you eat, the bigger you’ll become, which is good! If you’re a sumo wrestler. Or someone who is trying to put on weight in general. Luckily, I know just the person who needs to gain weight–click through to see how I prepared our chankonabe, and to learn if it really will help you get big and strong!

Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer Film Has Earned 11 Billion Yen Worldwide

The 22nd Conan film has become the second top-grossing film of this year in Japan

As reported, Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer was released on 7,000-8,000 screens across China on November 9, and has earned 1.6 billion yen (about 14 million US dollars) in one week since its release. The 22nd Conan feature  film’s worldwide gross including Japan has reached an impressive 11 billion yen (97 million US dollars). Hit the jump for more details.

Gundam Franchise to Announce Its 40th Anniversary Project on November 21

The first Gundam TV series was aired in Japan in 1978

The Gundam franchise’s portal site Gundam.Info announced today that a press conference for its 40th anniversary project is scheduled to be held at 13:00 on November 21 (JST)/20:00 on November 20 (PST) and that it will be also live-streamed on the web. Hit the jump for more.

MegaHouse’s Kitaro & Neko Musume Figure Set Comes with Sunekosuri Mini Figure

The TV anime sixth season is now available on Crunchyroll

Four select Japanese online stores (MagaTrea Shop, Premium Bandai, Toei Animation Online Shop, AmiAmi) today started accepting pre-orders for Megahouse’s two new character figures from its G.E.M. Series: the protagonist Kitaro and main heroine Neko Musume from the GeGeGe no Kitaro franchise which has been loved by fans for over a half century. Check out out their details with product photos after the jump!