Press Releases - May 2016
- Ryu-Kon is Back with a New Name and Look ()
- Funan Anime Matsuri Will Say Goodbye With a Bang – Featuring 3 New Attractions and Features ()
- T.M.Revolution to Perform at “Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Super Live~” ()
- BlazeBlue: Central Fiction Releases This Winter on PS4/PS3 ()
- Frontwing's Indiegogo Campaign for Corona Blossom is Now Live ()
- KOEI TECMO America Reveals Details for 'Hero Mode' in Upcoming Strategy Epic Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII ()
- Anime Expo 2016 Welcomes Koji Igarashi as Guest ()
- MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies Multiplayer Trailer ()
- Yomawari: Night Alone Comes to the PS Vita and Steam This October ()
- MangaGamer Releases Second Kindred Spirits Drama CD ()
- Good Smile Company Begins Preorders for 1/7th Scale Figure of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword ()
- J-POP SUMMIT 2016 Announces A Fun Variety of Japanese Pop Culture Inspired Song & Dance Contests ()
- Digital Manga Inc.'s Imprint, PeCChi to Crowdfund all 13 volumes as Omnibuses of Kaworu Watashiya's Kodomo no Jikan ()
- Digital Manga Launches PeCChi - A new Manga imprint ()
- Voice Actor/Singer Yui Makino to Be a Guest at Otakon 2016 ()
- Visual Novel Developer Frontwing's Indiegogo Campaign for Newest Work “Corona Blossom” to Launch on May 27th ()
- AniRevo Welcomes Romi Park to Canada ()
- AniRevo Welcomes Cristina Vee to Canada ()
- AniRevo Welcomes Tiffany Grant to Canada ()
- AniRevo Welcomes Takeshi Takadera to Canada ()
- AniRevo Welcomes Toshihiko Seki to Canada ()
- AniRevo Welcomes Ayumi Fujimura to Canada ()
- XSEED Games Reveals Launch Date for Windows PC Release of Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus ()
- ComiXology Debuts Subscription Service ()
- Koei Tecmo America to Showcase Action-Packed Portfolio at E3 2016 ()
- Viz Media to Develop Original Animated Kids Series Gakkimals ()
- 4K Media Continues to Expand International Streaming Media Partnerships for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise ()
- MangaGamer Announces New Titles, Hardcopies, and Anime Expo Guests at ACEN ()
- Aniplex of America Announces the Release of DOUKYUSEI-Classmates- Film on Blu-ray ()
- Popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Comes to New England Over Memorial Day Weekend ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment To Attend Anime Expo 2016, Along with Special Guest—OKAYADO ()
- Section23 Films Announces September Slate ()
- 2016 J-POP SUMMIT Presents Artist Kaori Wakamatsu As A Guest Of Honor ()
- History's First Pop Culture Tour of Tokyo from Canada Arrives ()
- Kraken Releasing Licenses "Return of Godzilla®” ()
- Monster Musume Manga Creator Okayado is Coming to Anime Expo 2016 ()
- “Phantom of the Kill” Available Now Globally for iOS and Android Devices ()
- Nutaku Launches Dedicated Hentai Games Store ()
- Hulu Japan with Execution Style Entertainment Announces CROW'S BLOOD ()
- MangaGamer and Mr. Tired Media Announce Undead Darlings Kickstarter ()
- “The Leisure of Grisaia” Bonus Episode On Sale Now ()
- Aniplex of America to Host Sword Art Online Festival at Anime Expo 2016 ()
- Aniplex of America Announces the Release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV Series Blu-ray Box Set ()
- Anisong World Matsuri makes American Debut at Anime Expo 2016 ()
- Final Fantasy Returns in New Puzzle & Dragons Collab ()
- Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is Now Available in the Americas and Europe ()
- MangaGamer Announces Pre-Orders for My Boss' Wife is My Ex! ()
- English Version of 'Love Live! School Idol Festival' Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Major Update ()
- Phantom Brave PC Coming to Steam This July ()
- WagakkiBand Announce First-Ever California Tour 'Deep Impact' ()
- Bluefin Announces the Start of the 2016 Gunpla Builders World Cup Contest ()
- SaikouCon Welcomes Veteran Voice Actor Dino Andrade as Guest ()
- Launch Event of NHK World x Tokyo Performance Doll Project: Tokyo Performance Domo ()
- MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies Out Now in Europe ()
- KOEI TECMO America Reveals Two Action-Packed Trailers and Pre-Order Bonuses for Attack on Titan ()
- J-Pop Dance/Vocal Group Da-iCE to Make Overseas Debut at Fanime 2016 ()
- Tokyo International Film Festival to Spotlight Mamoru Hosoda & Shunji Iwai ()
- MangaGamer Releases The House in Fata Morgana ()
- UDON Entertainment to Publish Street Fighter Legends: Cammy #1 ()
- VIZ Media Starts Off Spring with a Brand New Digital Manga Update and Weekly Shonen Jump Series for May ()
- KOEI TECMO America Reveals New Synthesis System and Character Cast of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book ()
- Tekkonkinkreet Director Michael Arias to Talk Latest Film Harmony at London Comic Con ()
- KLab Announces Co-Development Project with Broccoli, Uta no Prince-sama♪ Shining Live ()
- Sega Announces Hulu As Exclusive Streaming Home for Sonic Boom Series ()
- Visual Novel Developer Frontwing Announces International Release of “The Leisure of Grisaia” Bonus Episode ()
- VIZ Media Announces Participation at Anime Central 2016 ()
- Voice Actor Kazutomi Yamamoto to Appear at Otakon 2016 ()
- MICHI to Be a Guest at Otakon 2016 ()
- Udon Entertainment to Publish Persona 3 Manga ()
- Kari Wahlgren Joins SaikouCon 2016 as Guest of Honor ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Hanaukyou Maid Team: La Verite” ()
- Pony Canyon Announces “PONY CANYON LIVE -From the Pony's Mouth-” Episode 02 Details ()
- Pony Canyon Announces Sound! Euphonium Collector's Edition 02 & 03 Release Details ()
- Nutaku Announces Hentai Games Distribution Partnership with JAST, MangaGamer, Dharker Studios, and More ()
- MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies Out Now in North America ()
- Yousei Teikoku's Theme For “Big Order” Anime Hits iTunes on May 20 ()
- New Print Release Inspired by Croydon Astro Boy Mural. ()
- MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death Dungeon-Crawls Its Way to the PS Vita This Fall ()
- Bluefin Announces Forthcoming Release of New Spider-Man Samurai Meisho Manga Realization Figure ()
- The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Implements First-Ever Youth Protection Program ()
- VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 ()
- Revealing the Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Pre-Order Bonuses ()
- Crypton Future Media CEO Hiroyuki Itoh to have Q&A in Toronto ()
- VIZ Media Announces a Substantial Digital Anime Update for May ()
- J-POP SUMMIT 2016 Announces On-Sale Tickets & Press Registration ()
- “Flying Witch” Joins Anime Network Online's Latin America Lineup ()
- “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” Coming to Home Video in Brazil via PlayArte ()
- Ray Gigant Releases Today in North America and Europe ()
- North America's Largest Animation Event Turns 40 ()
- Nicolas Gonzalo Godoy and Dragon Duelist Agustin Mallea Velasquez Win Big at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Santiago, Chile ()
- "Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto" Joins Anime Network Online's Latin America Lineup ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment Introduces Yu-Gi-Oh! School Tournament Series ()
- Lotus Juice, Hirata Shihoko to Perform at Otakon Matsuri 2016 ()
- Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema Announce Initial Details for the 15th New York Asian Film Festival June 22 – July 9, 2016 ()
- Otaku USA's Anime Fan Fest Announces Special Guests, Sponsorships and Programming Highlights for May 6-8 ()
- Animoca Brands Launches “Chibi Maruko Chan Dream Stage” ()
- VIZ Media Invites Fans to Power Up Their Taste Buds with The Pokémon Cookbook ()
- Gundam Build Fighters Coming August 2016 from Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Chaika the Coffin Princess Avenging Battle" ()
- VIZ MEDIA Marks Its 30th Anniversary ()
- Megadimension Neptunia VII Hits Steam All Summer '16 ()
- Diana Garnet to Perform at Otakon Matsuri 2016 ()
- Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet Coming to North America and Europe This September ()
- Revealing the Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Let's Rock! Edition Exclusive to Rice Digital ()
- Level-5's Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble Welcomes Incredibly Powerful S-Ranked Yo-kai ()
From gratuitous English to questionable references, trying to guess the premise of these anime by their incredibly silly titles is an exercise in futility. Where did some of these muddled monikers come from? ― We've all heard nonsensical English lyrics getting thrown around in Japanese pop music, and when that same principle, a sort of 'coolness' factor, also bleeds over into anime titles, this can ...
This novel's bizarre concept is what will catch people's attention, but the writing is good enough to keep it. Theron Martin has the details on this humorously twisted isekai story. ― When it comes to vending machines, North America simply cannot compare to Japan. They are far more ubiquitous over there, offering options that you will rarely or never see in vending machines in the States; during my o...
A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed outside of Japan and premiering in the US at Hollywood's world-famous, Dolby Theatre. ― A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved from June 15–16, 2018, with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed ...
Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with DARLING in the FRANXX . ― ANNCast Episode 329 - Franxxly My Darling, I Don't Give A Damn Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with Darling in the Franxx. You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitcher ...
An in-depth, entertaining visit with the husband and wife team behind the adorable felt puppet versions of Popuko and Pipimi from this year's incredible comedy Pop Team Epic! ― On reflection, we were probably an odd sight in that Yokohama cafe. Four people sat around a table, laughing our heads off as one of us held up a doll of Popuko flipping the bird. Ever since it debuted, I've been interested in...
Sometimes manga pages go to the printers before the mangaka is completely finished polishing up their last few pages - do they ever go back and touch it up for the collected release? Deb gets into it. ― Q: I've noticed that sometimes a chapter of a manga had some unfinished panels likely due to a shorter timetable to finish the chapter. Is this something that typically gets touched up before the tan...
Koyomimonogatari hones in on Monogatari’s winding conversational riddles with strange and rewarding results. ― Even for the defiantly, deliberately weird Monogatari franchise, Koyomimonogatari is a particularly strange entry. Originally released as a collection of short stories, it eschewed the Monogatari franchise's usual style to tell even smaller vignettes, stories that were so brief and lacking i...
With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. ― With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. Feeling a little nostalgic? There's something for that. Want a slapstick comedy, or a something more psychological? HIDIVE has you covered! Here's som...
As a special treat for ANN readers, HIDIVE is giving away a Fire TV plus other prizes to our lucky winners! ― From your phone to your big screen: HIDIVE delivers the content you want, when and where you want it! As a special treat for ANN readers, we are giving away these awesome prizes to our lucky winners: GRAND PRIZE A new Fire TV, 1 year of HIDIVE and a signed poster of DEVILS' LINE by the Engli...
This Shonen Jump hit has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. We discuss our favorite moments and characters from this explosive arc. ― My Hero Academia has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. This week, Nick and Micchy discus...
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Lupin gets dangerously close to stealing the top spot - but Hinamatsuri can't be denied! See how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that thes...
Steam unceremoniously yanked a bunch of sexy anime games, and the community exploded. PLUS: Kingdom Hearts III, a whole lotta Yakuza and much more! ― Hey folks! I'm back after taking a week off. I'm fresh and ready to write about all the hot gaming news going on. Nothing on the Internet blew up in a huge cloud of controversy while I was away, did it? … Oh, goddammit. THE WHOLE HORNY GAMES ON STEAM DE...
Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, LootCrate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! ― Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, Loot Crate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! Monthly a...
One reader wants to know why you never seem to see blooper reels for anime voice actors - bad takes can be fun to watch, so how come we never get to see them? Justin gets into it. ― Rodolfo asked: I was watching the Panty and Stocking bloopers on youtube and started wondering if there were any original Japanese anime bloopers floating around. I couldn't find any. Not one. So i was wondering, do the ...
The illustrator for Nisio Isin's smash Monogatari novel series talks in-depth about creating the spectacular images that bring the novel series to life. ― As the illustrator for Nisio Isin's smash Monogatari novel series, digital artist and photographer VOFAN has earned his reputation as a master at rendering light, creating spectacular images that bring the novel series to life, establishing a worl...
This dungeon-crawling action RPG boasts all the style of Studio Trigger's hit series, but not so much the substance. Todd Ciolek digs into this magical adventure. ― It's neither original nor unkind to say that Little Witch Academia stood out on appearances. The series is a charming tale of a misfit at a magical academy, a fantasy staple since well before Harry Potter, but it might not have leapt from...
To celebrate the Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower English Dub premiere, Fathom Events and Aniplex of America are giving away a pair of tickets to 5 lucky winners! ― The first film of this high-stakes trilogy explodes with epic action and heart-wrenching drama, tied together by the original author Kinoko Nasu's unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters. To cele...