Press Releases - August 2017
- Fate/Grand Order Surpasses 1 Million Downloads in U.S. and Canada ()
- Nexon Korea Teams With SNK to Deliver Special King of Fighters '98 Characters and Other Exclusive Content to Arena Masters ()
- Visual Novel Wonderful Everyday Released On Steam by Publisher Frontwing ()
- Mom Hid My Game! Announced for New Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo Switch ()
- Ys SEVEN Launches on PC Today ()
- UDON Launches New Street Fighter™ Premium Wall Print Line With Official Online Partner FocusAttack.com ()
- Beyblade Burst Airing on Nickelodeon in Germany ()
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Demo is Now Available for PS4 + PS4/Steam Exclusive Content ()
- Otakon 2017 Attendance Numbers Finalized ()
- J-Pop Summit 2017 Announces Festival Programming Live Music Concert Performances and Other Key Events ()
- Yakuza Kiwami is Now Available in the Americas and Europe ()
- Tuty Picks Up Seasons 1-5 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Dual Monsters for Broadcast in Czech Republic and Slovakia ()
- Join Epic Battles as Your Favorite KOEI TECMO Characters in Warriors All-Stars, Out Today on PC and PS4 ()
- Fairy Tail: Hero's Journey Closed Beta to Begin on September 7 ()
- FLOW and Yousei Teikoku Complete 2-day Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon ()
- JAM Project and T.M.Revolution Bring Anisong World Matsuri to Washington, D.C. ()
- Viz Media Delivers All-Ages Adventure with the Home Media Release of Pokémon The Series: XYZ Set 1 on DVD ()
- One Piece®: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition Launches For PlayStation 4 System and Steam ()
- HIDIVE Acquires Streaming Rights to Chihayafuru English Dub ()
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Story Legacy Brings Together Naruto Video Game Series In A Compilation Available Today ()
- Anime Series Death Note and Bleach Now Available For Free on Pluto TV ()
- Matsuricon Returns to Downtown Columbus for 2017 ()
- Viz Media's Haiksoru Literary Science Fiction Imprint Announces Release of A Small Charred Face ()
- Viz Media Launches the Supernatural Shojo Manga Series Queen's Quality ()
- Viz Media Announces New Manga Series Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend ()
- LA-AFF to Host Special Guest Q&A Following the North American Premiere of No Game No Life English Dub ()
- Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Computer Glasses Set Available Overseas Exclusively Through Tokyo Otaku Mode ()
- Viz Media Announces Home Media Release of Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection ()
- Aniplex of America Announces anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day- TV Series Complete Blu-ray Box Set ()
- Aniplex of America Announces Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- Coming to Blu-ray and DVD with Limited Edition ()
- Fate/Grand Order Announces the Upcoming In-Game Event "Does Moon Goddess Dream of Dumplings?" and More at Otakon 2017 ()
- Aniplex of America Announces Blu-ray Release of Koyomimonogatari ()
- Aniplex of America Announces Blu-ray Release of Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu ()
- J-pop Summit 2017 Announces its Premium Line-up of Ramen, Sake and Food Vendors at This Year's Festival ()
- Sentai Filmworks to Premiere No Game, No Life Zero with English Dub ()
- Super Dimension Convention 2017 Announces Special Guest Cosplayer Reika (麗華) ()
- Viz Media Announces Acquisition of the Mr. Osomatsu Anime Series ()
- Viz Media Announces New Manga Series Acquisitions At Otakon 2017 ()
- LA-AFF Announces No Game No Life Zero and King of Prism by PrettyRhythm ()
- Todd Haberkorn to Attend August 16th Showing of Fairy Tail Dragon Cry in NYC ()
- Manga Spice Cafe Extends Monthly Manga Service to International Fans ()
- Cross Infinite World Announces Obsessions of an Otome Gamer Shoujo Light Novel Series ()
- Xabungle to Stream Exclusively on HIDIVE ()
- Diamond, X-Plus USA Reveal Previews Exclusive Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla Figure ()
- FLOW Announces 15th Anniversary Anime-only Concert "FLOW The Carnival 2017" ()
- 1bitHeart Coming Soon Page and Trailer Released ()
- Shadowverse At PAX West ()
- Producer of Pikotaro (“PPAP”) Announces His Marriage ()
- Arc System Works' Sheep Based Solitaire Card Game Shephy Available Today on Steam ()
- Anime-Planet Launches Comics Vertical with Korean Creator ()
- Kickstarter Campaign for Visual Novel "Wonderful Everyday" Launched by Publisher Frontwing ()
- Revealing the Chaos;Child Collector's Edition ()
- Koei Tecmo America Announces Platforms for Dynasty Warriors 9, Reveals Details of New Battle System ()
- Pony Canyon Announces Otakon 2017 Panels and Booth Events Schedule ()
- The Adventures of EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap Out Now on iOS and Android ()
- RPG What Hadjane Says Goes! for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch: Summon Minions and Rule the Underworld in a Fantasy Action RPG ()
- RPG Fernz Gate for Android™: Travel to The Other Side and Beyond ()
- Mary Skelter: Nightmares Captures Your PS Vita September for Both North America and Europe ()
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Launches in Windows PC Alongside Shiny New Trailer ()
- Terra Battle 2 Pre-registration Campaign Launches ()
- 4K Media Licensing Deals Bring New Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectibles ()
- Moero Chronicle Available On Steam August 16 With Deluxe Edition ()
- Japan's Vamps To Open For Danzig and LA Headline Show Announced ()
- Bluefin Becomes The Official North American Distributor For Flame Toys And Opens Pre-Orders For Transformers “Drift" Figure ()
- Animation Artist/Voice Actor Chris Niosi To Be Guest At Otakon ()
- RPG Lionheart Now Out ()
The director and producer of Persona 5 The Animation stormed Anime Expo 2018 this year - we've got an interview with the guys behind the anime, and a full panel report from the show. ― At this year's Anime Expo, Persona 5 the Animation's director Masashi Ishihama and producer Kazuki Adachi were kind enough to agree to a one-on-one interview with Anime News Network regarding their newest project. One ...
Once upon a time, Funimation and ADV Films licensed western cartoons for release into the fabled "mass market". Justin gets into this bit of history. ― Taylor asked: I've gone through Funimation's catalog on DVDEmpire and watched the "not-so-hidden secret" videos from Skippy on Youtube, and from what I saw, during the mid-00s, Funimation licensed several cartoons for release on DVD and VHS (includin...
This ensemble film tells a myriad of charming stories with some of the most impressive animation in the franchise's history. Callum May gives his take on this next step in Pokémon's ongoing evolution. ― Pokemon movies are often known for cheesy titles like “Zoroark: Master of Illusions” and “Hoopa and the Clash of Ages”, but the title of Pokemon the Movie: Everyone's Story has a very distinct meaning...
FLCL Progressive came to an end last weekend, and fans are still divided on the results. This week, Nick and Steve parse their gut feelings on this highly anticipated sequel. ― FLCL Progressive came to an end last weekend, and fans are still divided on the results. This week, Nick and Steve parse their gut feelings on this highly anticipated sequel. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the...
The K franchise's transition to the big screen for the first of six films is unfortunately not off to a promising start. Lynzee Loveridge has the details. ― As a franchise, K had slipped under my radar; I knew it as little more than the colorful anime by the creators of Hand Shakers. So I quickly got myself acquainted with a story that included two television anime and a movie that bridges the gap be...
The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Summer 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Spring 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! We may add coverage of more spring anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that Back Street Girls and Baki the Gr...
The world premiere of Attack on Titan Season 3 was held at Anime Expo 2018, with Eren voice actors Yuki Kaji and Bryce Papenbrook in tow. Here are all the details - plus a review of the season premiere! ― It was standing room only in the Main Events hall at Anime Expo this year, as thousands of attendees had to get their tickets in advance for the world premiere of Attack on Titan's third season. It ...
Funimation produces a towering mountain of English dubs every year, but they weren't always the most prolific dub studio in the country. Justin gets into the history of it all. ― Samuel asked: Before Funimation was founded, what was the big-time, English-dubbing company and is it still in existence? Maybe it's because I've been in the anime business so long (20 years!!), but until I got this questio...
This made-for-TV romantic period piece might have been lost to time for English audiences if not for a recent license rescue. Paul enjoys this oddity along with all of this week's new anime releases. ― Since I didn't mention it last week, I'll use this space to point out that the Preview Guide for this season is up and running. In fact, by the time this column comes out, we should be just about done...
Kitaro's no match for a groovy mod vampire in this fifth collection of Drawn & Quarterly's curated release of the classic children's horror series. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― It had to happen sometime: the great yokai Kitaro would eventually meet someone he couldn't easily defeat. As it turns out, that's an entire race of yokai – vampires. Perhaps it's his more human attributes, or simply h...
The story jumps between Alita's present and past over the course of these two volumes, as Kishiro's saga grows into greater ambitions. Theron Martin has the details. ― After focusing exclusively on the youth of Alita and Erica during volume 1, Mars Chronicle shifts to a present-day focus for volume 2, looking at the adult characters and what happens after the events of Last Order. Volume 3 then retur...
GKIDS has another treat this month for lucky ANN readers as they are giving away free tickets to watch the classic Princess Mononoke! ― GKIDS has another treat this month for ANN readers as part of GHILBI FEST 2018. They are giving away 2 TICKETS EACH to 5 LUCKY WINNERS to watch the classic animated film Princess Mononoke! Synopsis From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Aca...