The latest character trailer for A-1 Pictures (From the New World,Magi, Sword Art Online) and Strike Witches anime director/character designer Kazuhiro Takamura's January sci-fi anime Vividred Operation introduces class rep Wakaba Saegusa - voiced by Yuka Ōtsubo (YuruYuri's Kyoko Toshino, Nyarko-san's Tamao Kurei).
There was sure to be news out of this weekend's Jump Festa 2013 celebration of all things Shonen Jump, but the first announcement was a bit unexpected. The event guide revealed that 35-year-old Bleach author Noriaki "Tite" Kubo has gotten married.
Viz Media's anime channel, Neon Alley, made its debut on PlayStation 3 on October 2. The network streams anime episodes, movies, and martial arts films, and its latest newsletter announced plans to make the leap to Xbox 360 early next year.
One of the most attractive aspects of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is no doubt the gorgeous art and designs provided by the famed Studio Ghibli. In the second part of Namco Bandai's behind the scenes look at the RPG, we hear from Ghibli's Director of Animation, Yoshiyuki Momose, and learn more about their experience working with Level-5 and how it all, began.
New details have been revealed about the anime adaptation of Wataru Watari's gang of losers light novel series Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru AKA Oregairu AKA My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected. Brains Base (Durarara, My Little Monster) will produce the series with storyboard artist Ai Yoshimura stepping up to direct.
The New York Times recently commented that Japan is "may be less than 1 percent Christian, but it’s 100 percent Christmas." Well, manga authors are getting into the spirit. YuruYuri manga author Namori has taken a break from her recent storm of Animal Crossing tweets to shared sketches of Yui in pigtails, Sakurako's older sister Nadeshiko and a special Christmas pic.