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February 16, 2016, 5:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Thomas Romain is a terrific artist working in the anime industry in Tokyo. Previously, he showed how to draw detailed buildings. This time, we're going to learn from him how to draw backgrounds. Romain has an impressive resume, including art direc...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima has continued his holiday sketch tradition with one for Valentine's Day Check out the results バレンタインデー♡ pic. twitter. com/mvaUlt7VS2 - 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) February 14, 2016 He also Tweeted a survey of past years' 過去...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Yusei Matsui's bestselling action-comedy manga, Assassination Classroom, may be nearing its end, as the upcoming issue #11 of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump! magazine will be featuring the manga's "final mission climax.

During a recent event for the Street Fighter franchise's latest game Street Fighter V, the organizers recently held a special cosplay contest for Chun-Li cosplayers titled the Miss Chun-Li contest. The competition included a model and gamer, Kayo ...

The Fandom Post DJ Horn

Your Lie in April It's like this show was designed to be rewatched. What They Say: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Ever since then, each day was dull for Kousei.

AFA Channel! freakpool

We have a Sound! Euphonium sequel anime coming up, but before that, a compilation movie will be shown in Japan, and it will take a look back at the events from the first anime. The official Kyoto Animation YouTube channel has now started streaming...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

I love it when a good pun comes into fruition. When it's done right, the person telling the joke always find a way to make his/her words flow in a way that brings a smile to everyone's face. In light of today's special occasion, SpeedRacerFlubber ...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo released the latest trailer for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, and this time the attention goes to the Dragon Shrine Maiden Kunoichi Momiji. You can check out Marie Rose's introduction trailer, along with some "Gravure Paradise" mode footage, ...

The boys from the Digimon Adventure tri. theatrical anime series have suited up for Valentine's Day and have been featured in the March 2016 issue of Animedia as a poster. You can purchase this issue here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK).

Crunchyroll Scott Green

May 6th, the limited edition of the eighth volume of Gamon Sakurai's Ajin: Demi-Human manga will be released with a DVD featuring an anime adaptating File 00 "Shinya Nakamura Incident. " As preorders prepare to close February 19th, Kodansha's sein...

Siliconera Sato

PlatinumGames and Activision are working on a new all out action Turtles game called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, and IGN shared the latest trailer highlighting the leader Leonardo.

Perfume announced that they would be releasing a new album titled 'COSMIC EXPLORER' on April 6. This marks their first album in 2 and a half years since 'LEVEL3' was released back in October 2013. There will be three versions for the album; limite...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned this weekend that the Funimation series Dimension W, which has a Broadcast Dub set up for it, will be getting a broadcast run on the Toonami block on Cartoon Network this month. Now the Toonami folks have put out their first commercial ...

Siliconera Sato

Shoot 'em up fans will soon have something to look forward to with the release of Raiden V in Japan, and Moss just released the game's opening movie for the upcoming Xbox One title. As previously reported, the shmup will feature new and improved f...

Perfume has finally released more information on their sixth album. Titled COSMIC EXPLORER, the work marks the end of the unit's longest era yet, starting in late 2013 with the single "Sweet Refrain" and spanning their 15th anniversary celebrations.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Lantis today posted a four-minute preview for the two songs to be included in "MOMENT RING," the last single of μ's, the nine-member voice actress unit from the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Japanese singer and actor, GACKT, is starring in a brand new movie titled "KARANUKAN," which is set in his home islands of Ryuukyuu. However, there is only one problem, and that is the fact that he still has no leading lady!

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

The exclusive four-piece Sailor Moon marriage certificate series is finally complete with the best design in the whole collection. Late last year, we were thrilled to learn that people in Japan could register their marriage in the name of the moon...

Fans of Tokyo Otaku Mode! You've spoken - and we've heard. Here are your favorite anime and characters from the winter 2016 season! We polled fans through Facebook and newsletters from February 3-7 and received a total of 2614 responses.

New School Kaidan Zachary Keo

Anime Los Angeles 2016 was held just a few weekends ago on January 29th-31st in Ontario, California. New School Kaidan (NSK) also held our first panel here, named "No Idols! No Life! An Intro to the Wota Life!

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Toho Animation's official YouTube channel has posted preview videos for the character songs of the three heroines from the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Ao Jumonji's fantasy light novel series Hai to Gensou no Grimgal/Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash: ...

Siliconera Sato

Level-5 and Koei Tecmo are collaborating together for Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms for Nintendo 3DS, an upcoming game that features Jibanyan and friends in strategy game-style. The trailer shows that Jibanyan, Komasan, and friends g...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Magearna. Outfitted with a metallic body, this artificial Pocket Monster was created by humans 500 years ago. The character is set to debut in the upcoming Pokémon film, Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna, which is due out this year.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Black Butler Book of Circus Funimation has a big release due out on April 19th, 2016 with Black Butler: Book of Circus, aka Season Three. The DVD/BD combo set will be priced at $84. 98 (LE) $64. 98 (RE) and now some new details have surfaced for it.

Japanator Anthony Redgrave

From browsing Reddit, I stumbled upon an excellent Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike match between Dudley and Ryu where they go back and forth, back and forth. And it's how I feel about the final match between Luffy and Doflamingo.

Siliconera Sato

Meicoomon made its debut in the anime Digimon Adventure tri. , and Bandai Namco announced that we'll see more of it in Digimon World: Next Order in a free DLC in late-March. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ] In order to get Meicoomon, you'll need to get the...

Siliconera Sato

With Street Fighter V releasing this weekend, Capcom have started a series of character introduction trailers, and we saw a bunch of them over the weekend with Rashid, M. Bison, R. Mika, Cammy, and Ryu.

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!

'アフリカの風' (Afurika no Kaze) "The Wind of Africa" Another story arc is starting this week on Dimension W, and like the last one it seems to be multi-episode. I wonder if that's going to be the trend from now on.

International visual novel publisher and licenser Sekai Project have announced three new titles which they hope to bring to audiences in the near future. These were announced last weekend at Animation on Display (AOD) in Santa Clara, CA.

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