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KyoAni President: 4 of 33 Injured Staff Still at the Hospital, the Rest Have Returned to WorkYesterday, 7am

  Three months since the devastating arson that was committed against Kyoto Animation’s 1st Animation Studio, KyoAni President Hideaki Hatta held a press conference to update the public on the company’s and its employees’ current status.

Studio Ghibli Films Confirmed to be Coming to HBO Max in Spring 2020Yesterday, 7am

  In a first for the legendary Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli has finally allowed its films to be streamed via a digital platform. This was announced by GKIDS, Ghibli’s American distributor, and HBO Max, an upcoming video-on-demand service from WarnerMedia Entertainment.

Studio DEEN to Co-Produce Two-Part Sailor Moon Eternal Movie with Toei

Finally an update on the much-awaited anime film project for the beloved Sailor Moon franchise: the official website of the upcoming two-part movie Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal has just announced that Studio DEEN will be animating the film alongside Toei Animation.

Bandai Namco Releases Digimon ReArise Smartphone Game in the West

  Good news to Digimon fans in the West: Bandai Namco has officially released the Digimon ReArise smartphone game for Western players. The game went live for Western territories this Wednesday, even though the earlier announced release date of the game was October 21.
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Film Written by “Anohana” Writer Entitled “Kimi dake ni Motetainda” Reveals Teaser, Cast, October ReleaseAug 29, 6am

The official website of upcoming anime film Kimi dake ni Motetainda (I Want to be Popular Just to You) has revealed a teaser trailer this Thursday. Check it out below. The website also revealed a new visual: The teaser trailer revealed the film’s October 25 release in theaters, as well as the voice cast for the main characters.

KonoSuba to Get an RPG Smartphone Game Set for Winter 2019 ReleaseAug 28, 7am

Ever dreamed of living the isekai anime life. That’s now within your reach--well, sort of--as comedy isekai series KonoSuba will be getting an RPG smartphone game entitled KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world.

New “BanG! Dream” Movie Trailer Previews Roselia and Their New Single, “Fire Bird”Aug 28, 6am

Heads up to Bandori fans, especially to stans of the franchise’s gothic J-Rock band Roselia. A new trailer was just released for the upcoming BanG. Dream FILM LIVE movie. The trailer highlights Roselia and also previews their newest single, Fire Bird.

Game Franchise ‘Persona’ Hit Records with Over 10 Million Copies SoldAug 28, 12am

We have seen this coming—the popular video game franchise Persona has topped video game sales with more than 10 million copies sold. This was revealed on its official website last week. The latest game in the franchise Persona 5 was released in Japan in September 2016 for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Rock Band coldrain Perform New OP for 2nd Cour of Fire ForceAug 27, 7am

Dark fantasy anime series Fire Force is entering its 2nd cour, and this means a change in OP theme song. As such, the official website of the series has announced that the new OP song, which will be entitled MAYDAY feat.

“Fist of the Blue Sapphire” Movie Becomes Highest-Grossing Film in Detective Conan FranchiseAug 27, 6am

The Detective Conan may have been around for forever (actually just two decades but STILL) but it is still a big phenomenon in its home country, Japan. Proof of this is the final ticket sales released for the 23rd film in the franchise entitled Fist of the Blue Sapphire (Konjo no Fist).

Orange Manga is Set to Draw to a Close in 7th Compiled VolumeAug 25, 10pm

Take out your tissues (if you haven’t yet while reading the manga): beloved and tear-jerking slice-of-life manga Orange is set to end with its seventh compiled volume. This was announced in a tweet from the official Twitter account of the manga’s author Ichigo Takano.

Blue Encount, Sayuri to Perform Theme Songs for Upcoming Season 4 of My Hero Academia Aug 25, 9pm

More details on the upcoming season 4 of My Hero Academia was recently announced this Sunday in the 39th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. According to the announcement, season 4’s OP theme song which will be entitled “Polaris” will be performed by band Blue Encount.

My Hero Academia’s Katsuki Bakugo and Dragon Ball’s Majin Buu Enter ‘Jump Force’ Video GameAug 23, 2pm

Are you ready for more excitement in Jump Force. Well, here’s something for you.

Netflix Set to Release “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Battle of Unato” Movie on September 13Aug 23, 9am

It was previously reported on this site that the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Battle of Unato was broadcast on Netflix Japan on May 10, the same date as the film’s theatrical release. Now, we know this isn’t fair for non-Japanese fans, right.
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