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October 16, 2016, 5:00 AM
iDigitalTimes ND Medina

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 19:05 By ND Medina Better late than never: Amazon has picked up Studio Ghibli's children's TV anime Ronja the Robber's Daughter for its Prime streaming service.

Anime Herald Mike Ferreira

In recent years, companies like Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Spotify have taken great strides to make streaming TV, anime, and music part of our mainstream culture. Now, it's time for light novels to step into the spotlight!

Honey's Anime HoneyFeed

The time has come again for the Fall season of anime. What comes to mind when you think of the word 'Fall season'? Perhaps you'll reminisce about the past year, as you walk out the door with a scarf wrapped around your neck.

It seems like Bungou Stray Dogs will be taking the prequel route with this season, focusing more on Oda than Dazai but still keeping it within the Port Mafia. I would've preferred to see more of Dazai, but I can appreciate how the story focuses on...

Gizmodo Cheryl Eddy

Princess Mononoke wolf goddess Gillian Anderson is lending her pipes to another Studio Ghibli project: recent Amazon Original Kids Series acquisition Ronja the Robber's Daughter. Originally made for Japanese TV, it's a 26-part anime adventure dire...

Retailer Tokyo Otaku Mode is taking feedback on designs for its Evangelion x Full Graphic Kimono project until October 31. The project currently includes six possible designs to vote on, all featuring images from the Evangelion: 3.

Tokyo (AFP) -- Need a pick-me-up? Try a lychee-flavoured coffee infused with jasmine, or a 'Chardonnay' espresso served in a wine glass -- whatever your taste, Japan's swashbuckling baristas are bringing some serious sex appeal to the drink.


The return of Mobile Suit Gundam: Shirtless dudes is back! Woooooooooo! The best Gundam series is finally back in my life and damn I can't wait to see what happens with this second season! Will Atra confess to Mika?

Source: Funimation Entertainment Official Site: shin-godzilla. jp (Japan), funimationfilms. com/shingodzilla (US) Special Thanks to Scott Lonski A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Funimation Films is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a 24 x 36 Nor...

Anime Evo Random Wanderer

Well. . . this didn't turn out the way I'd expected. There are a number of things in this episode that fit a standard Strike Witches approach to their series introductions. And then there is one significant event that does not.

Anime Herald Mike Ferreira

Source: Anime FeministSummary: New anime website Anime Feminist opened its doors on. The site promises to review shows, and look at the anime world through a feminist lens. Anime Feminist's staff features contributors from numerous publications, i...

Honey's Anime HoneyFeed

What You Need to Know: A previously mysterious site has renewed to reveal that a new TV anime project by Kisai Takayama, one of the character designers for Kimikiss and Amagami, is in the works. It's set to air in January 2017.

Billboard Kat Bein

He must be beside himself excited for what's dropping Tuesday, Oct. 18. He tweeted a beautiful bit of Japanese animation from A-1 Pictures of a pink-haired girl walking through some kind of nondescript tundra.

Even after more than a decade at the top of the idol world, ℃-ute manage to outdo themselves once again, this time with the symphonic and picturesque MV for "Mugen Climax" from their triple A-side 30th single "Mugen Climax/Ai wa Marude Seidenki/Si...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Bandai Visual today posted a one-minute special PV for Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot on its official YouTube channel. The dialog-less video features the soundtrack music composed by none other than Kenji Kawai, who has worked on all of the Patlabo...

RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

Splish splash they were takin' a bath! Everyone knows that a cat's mortal enemy is water. If you have a cat and have been in the unfortunate position of being The Bath Giver, either your cat made you feel like the absolute worst person in the worl...


Have you seen the first of episode of "Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu" drama? Watch as lead star Aragaki Yui and the rest of the cast dance to "Koi", drama theme song sung by male lead Hoshino Gen.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix just opened a teaser site with a strange device floating in space for their next new smartphone game that is set to be revealed on October 15, 2016. When clicking on the robot thing, it says "Mufufufu, aren't we in a hurry?

Gematsu Sal Romano

On Twitter, the company posted an tweet teasing "More updates coming next week," with a picture of Atelier Shallie protagonists Shallistera Argo and Shallotte Elminus. Atelier Shallie Plus was released for PS Vita in Japan on March 3.

Siliconera Casey

During the opening keynote for Final Fantasy XIV's FanFest in Las Vegas, Nevada, producer Naoki Yoshida officially unveiled the 4. 0 expansion, Stormblood, which is slated to release in early summer 2017.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Last year, award-winning visual novel series Dies irae (music awards at the 2008 Bishoujo Game Awards and 2010 Moe Game Awards) had a summer 2017 TV anime adaptation announced, following a crowdfunding campaign from creators Light that aimed to ra...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

I'm old enough that I was alive when Dragon Ball Z was first dubbed in English. It was my first taste of anime, and I was instantly hooked after watching my first episode. I wasn't alone, as many kids at my school similarly enjoyed Dragon Ball, co...

According to the newest Oricon sales report, the 23rd volume of Haruichi Furudate's sport manga Haikyu! ! , released on October 4 in Japan, sold 478,598 copies in its first week, becoming the top-selling manga tankobon of the week ended October 9.

ARAMA! JAPAN Ryusenkai

Singer/songwriter illion (otherwise known as Yojiro Noda) released his new album "P. Y. L" this week on October 12th. In support of this release the music video for his song "Hilight", which features rapper 5lack, has now been published to his off...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

In addition to the original edition with the Japanese dub, Gundam. Info's official YouTube channel today also posted an English-dubbed second trailer for the upcoming fourth chapter of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime series, titled "Unmei...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Toei Animation is continuing to bring out more material for their Popin Q feature in order to raise awareness for it. After bringing out some interesting character pieces recently that showcased the animation design for their movement, and a coupl...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned at Anime Expo this summer that the Miss Hokusai film was licensed in North America and afterward that GKIDS being the new rights holder for the film in North America. With the studio bringing it out in limited form this weekend in New Y...

Established animation studio J. C. Staff has celebrated its 30 years of existence with a special video showcasing the many revered franchises they have animated, no doubt stirring a sense of nostalgia among those who have been watching their work ...

UPUPGIRLS (KARI) deliver a powerful message of hope and perseverance in the MV for "Kimi toiu Kasetsu" from their 21st single "! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! /Kimi toiu Kasetsu" (release date: October 11)! Contributor Wanted!

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