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February 5, 2016, 1:30 PM
February 5, 2016, 1:30 PM

Nikkei Entertainment, a pop culture magazine published by the Japanese media giant of the same name, has an anime-centric issue out this month, and it's highlighted five anime directors fans might want to keep their eyes on.

POPSUGAR Ann-Marie Alcántara

It looks like Harry, Ron, and Hermione drank some polyjuice potion and are now in pint-size anime form. What you're seeing are illustrations that feature 12 of the book's most notable characters, including Albus Dumbledore and Hedwig.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Supernatural action series D. Gray-man is preparing to make its big return in 2016, and a preview is coming with a look at the character designs for lead Allen Walker in the new Jump SQ. 2016 issue 3. ジャンプSQ.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Every year, Good Smile Company releases several new Hatsune Miku figures, the most popular of them being from their Nendoroid line of cute and super-deformed figures. Now, they are teaming up with robotic toy makers, iDoll, in order to make a thei... Mercuryw

The SNOW MIKU 1/4 scale figure is now available for preorder! The figure was first announced last year in celebration of the Snow Miku Sky Town's 1st anniversary on December 21st. Presales at the Snow Miku Sky Town has also begun starting today.

We finally have some more information on the 2016 Berserk anime, including the format and premiere month. The new anime will be a TV series, and it's set to debut this July on satellite channel WOWOW, followed by MBS's late-night Animeism block.

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

Crunchyroll is proud to announce the addition of the first animated adaptation based off of a LINE Webtoon series in Noblesse: Awakening, which also marks LINE's entry into animation in the US. Created by Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee, Noblesse first d...

The official website for the anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One Punch-Man manga has revealed that the fourth volume is set to be released in Japan on March 25th with episodes seven and eight, commentary on the latter by Makoto Furuka...

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition To celebrate the UK cinema release of Miss Hokusai, we have a poster to give away!

New School Kaidan Serrina Lam

Serrina and Dave paneling at Anime Los Angeles (Screenshot from boykunnn's vlog) Hello readers. My name is Serrina and I am a content creator and correspondent at New School Kaidan. I am currently nineteen years old studying media and film at Univ...

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi Software released the first trailer for Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight, their upcoming PlayStation Vita by htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary director Masayuki Furuya. The game is about a girl named rose who wakes up in a collapsed dunge...

Siliconera Sato

We previously got a look at Bandai Namco's trailer featuring Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis' Heisei era Riders from 2000 to 2006, and the latest trailer shows Riders from 2006 to 2009. The trailer shows Riders in the following order: Kamen Ride...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The 40 anthropomorphized parts of the Prius hybrid are back in a virtual idol-backed video with a unique method of writing lyrics. Japanese automaker Toyota recently unveiled the Prius! Impossible Girls, a group of 40 anime girls representing ever...

Madoka Umemoto announced her graduation from SKE48 during the Team E performance of "Te wo Tsunaginagara" at the SKE48 Theater in Nagoya on February 3, 2016. In a statement released on SKE48's official site, Umemoto thanked the fans for supporting...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll's manga side has revealed that February is get caught up month when it comes to some of their Square Enix titles and the first two that are appearing as part of weekly Wednesday updates are Arakawa Under the Bridge and Cuticle Detectiv...

JEFusion Tamiya Kei

The 10th issue of Shueisha's weekly Shonen Jump magazine this year revealed the main casts for the Death Note 2016 live-action film. Sosuke Ikematsu, Higen from The Last Samurai film, as Ryuzaki. Masahiro Higashide, Hideo Shimada from the live act...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's shoujo manga Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji/Wolf Girl & Black Prince has posteda 30-second teaser introducing introducing Fumi Nikaidou as the protagonist high school g...

The official website for the Qualidea Code television anime revealed the cast members for the Tokyo characters in the anime. The announced cast includes: Sōma Saitō as Ichiya Suzaku, the head of Tokyo City.

JEFusion Tamiya Kei

Today, February 2, host Aya Takashima announces through her agency that she is six months pregnant with her 2nd child. On the same day, husband and member of the popular duo Yuzu, Yujin Kitagawa expresses the same delight over the said news throug...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The main cast for upcoming TV anime Mayoiga, an original collaboration directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and written by Mari Okada with animation by Diomedéa, has been announced. The line up includes: Koudai Sakai as Mitsumune, a 16 year old student w...


Goo recently asked readers which female celebrity has the most beautiful hair. The results of the poll are now in! Aragaki Yui topped the list with 332 votes. She was followed by Nakama Yukie with 273 votes.

It's kind of hard to believe, but FUNimation's home video release of Evangelion 3. 33: You Can (Not) Redo is officially out in the wild. To celebrate its arrival on Blu-ray and DVD, FUNimation posted a new trailer featuring the English dub.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Wizard Barristers The Winter 2014 anime series Wizard Barristers is due out in just under a month from Sentai Filmworks as it has a March 1st, 2016 release date. Ahead of that, Sentai has now revealed the expansive cast for the series and that Chr...

Variety Justin Kroll

"Boardwalk Empire" actor Michael Pitt is in talks to play the villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks' "Ghost in the Shell. " Rupert Sanders ("Snow White and the Huntsman") is directing the adaptation of the popular anime film, with Para...

'特異能力が使えない!' (Tokui Nōryoku ga Tsukae nai! ) "I Can't Use My Special Ability! " Let's get some minor quibbles out of the way: The Paroles are still too long. The fourth wall is too thin. After an entire lecture about the power of song, Koito-san g...

Siliconera Sato

D3 Publisher revealed the latest trailer for their upcoming 3D action shooter, Bullet Girls 2, featuring a look at some of its new gameplay footage and some of its 14,400 different combination of bra and panties.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Last December, the legendary mangaka responsible for Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro, Shigeru Mizuki, passed away at the age of 93 due to multiple organ failure. An icon in both the anime and manga industries, Mizuki's funeral service was held last 31 January ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Episode 11 Casting is starting to get underway from Sentai Filmworks for their upcoming release of Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun as they've now revealed the first piece of it with Mikoto Mikoshiba, aka Mikorin.

Evan Agostini AP Rickman died Jan. 14 from cancer To the delight of Harry Potter fans all over, Warner Bros. recently dropped a behind-the-scenes featurette for the forthcoming "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them", which is based on the J.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

"Bananya" is a character brand featuring strange cats hiding in bananas, made its debut in Japanese market last year. It is produced by Osaka-based stationery manufacturer Q-lia, which has been famous for its other character brands such as Shizuku...

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