Yakuza Zero Details and Trailers Released at TGS

SEGA – those no-localising son-a-ma-guns! – have released two new Yakuza Zero trailers at TGS 2014. One focuses on the story and the other more-so on the overall experience, introducing all the new mini-games, side quests, combat mechanics and more. Of course, they’re both in Japanese, so bear through the language barrier my fellow English speakers! Directly below you’ll fi...

Third Hori-San To Miyamura-Kun OVA Planned For Next Year

The third OVA for Hori-san to Miyamura-kun (shortened to Horimiya) is planned to be released in the winter season of 2015, this announcement was made recently on the Oozlaya online store. Adapted from the four panel manga created by HERO, The series focuses on the connection between popular high school girl Kyouko Hori and the quiet, unsociable Izumi Miyamura. Although she appears pretentious, Kyo...

Shiro Bako Anime To Premier On October 9

Official dates have been recently announced for the premier of P.A. Works original anime Shiro Bako. The show is scheduled to air on the 9th of October on the Tokyo MX and TV Aichi stations, other stations that will be premiering the first episode include MBS on the 11th, BS Fuji on the 12th and AT-X on the 15th. The anime will be directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer) and will be based ...

Tokyo Ghoul Manga Finishes With 14 Volumes

September will see the end of the supernatural mystery manga Tokyo Ghoul, the final chapter will be published in this year’s 42nd issue of Weekly Young Jump which will go on sale on the 18th. Created by mangaka Sui Ishida the series is set in Tokyo and the various “Ghouls” that go around haunting and eating the people who live in the prefecture. Ken Kaneki is the main character and aft...

Japanese Film Festival 2014 Program Revealed

The biggest Japanese Film Festival outside of Japan is set to land in Australia and Auckland this October until December. So far only the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy was confirmed to make an appearance, but now the full list of films has been revealed including a live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service. While closing movies vary on location, the festival will kick...

The Tale of Studio Ghibli Showcase to Screen in Theatres

Anime distributor Madman has announced a special event for fans of Studio Ghibli and Japanese animation with a showcase set to celebrate filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata across Australian cinemas. Check out the trailer below. A selection of four films will screen including The Tale of Princess Kaguya, The Wind Rises, My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies. Each animation is consi...

Japan Expo is Giving Away X Japan Tickets

Fans of Japanese rock or music in general should be aware that legendary rock band X Japan are performing at New York’s Madison Square Garden this October 11. It will be the first international show X Japan has held since their world tour in 2011 and their first time performing in the historic venue. Although band leader, drummer and pianist Yoshiki appeared at Otakon this year along with ba...

Psychometrer Put On Hiatus With Spinoff Announced

The mystery action sequel Psychometrer will be going on hiatus in Kodansha‘s Young Magazine. The sequel to the shonen manga Psychometrer Eji will make an announcement in this year’s 38th issue of the magazine with no specific date on when both of the magakas will return with the series. The manga series revolves around high school delinquent Asuma Eji who uses his psychometric powers to help...

Cast and Staff Revealed For Shiro Bako Anime

Since the announcement of the anime, more information has been revealed about the cast and the crew for P.A. Works new original title. The Shiro Bako official twitter account confirmed the names of those who will be working alongside director Tsutomu Mizushima for the series; Junri Kimura (Nagi no Asukara), Haruka Yoshimura, Haruka Chisuga, Asami Takano and Hitomi Ohwada have all been cast for the...

Actors Announced For Live Action Prophecy Adaptation

It has been revealed who will be in the upcoming live action adaptation of the manga Prophecy (or Yokokuhan), which is planned to screen next summer in Japan. Toma Ikuta has been cast as the Newspaper Men leader with Ryohei Suzuki, Gaku Hamada and Yoshiyoshi Arakawa playing the other three members of the criminal group. Erika Toda (Misa in the Death Note live action films) will be taking on the ro...

Crunchyroll Streams All Cardcaptor Sakura Episodes Today

Since the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal began, it was only natural for anime fans to wonder if Crunchyroll would pick up the other iconic magical girl anime from their nostalgia. Well today they gave those who grew up with Cardcaptor Sakura quite a treat as they put all 70 episodes of the series up on their website. Crunchyroll first announced the streaming of Cardcaptors during their panel...

Girls Und Panzer Promotes Donating Blood

Throughout August anime fans will have an extra incentive to donate blood within the Ibaraki prefecture, three blood donation rooms will be giving out special Girls und Panzer clear file sets to donators who give 400ml of blood. The Ibaraki Red Cross Blood Center have teamed up with the popular anime to create the campaign which will run until the 29th, the three rooms will be open Monday to Frida...

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