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Some solid piece of Evangelion news, at last! Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's sci-fi mecha manga series Neon Genesis Evangelion will have its 13th volume released on November 2, 2012, publisher Kadokawa Shoten has announced. This may or may not be the manga's final volume... Meanwhile, Evangelion 3.0 is still vaguely planned for this fall.

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

The last month also brought a slew of utterly useless Eva "news", invovling everything from GPS systems and smartphones, to inflatable ponies, razor stands, guide dogs and (...)

>  Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Evangelion, Persona 4, Kenshin PSP'...
Those of you who - for various, law-bending reasons - have been dying to get your hands on the home video edition of the K-ON! Movie, can now mark your calendars for July 18. That's when the anime film's Blu-ray and DVD version will be released in Japan and, no doubt, leaked outside its borders shortly thereafter.

K-ON! Movie

The K-ON! Movie originally premiered in Japanese theaters last winter, on December 3. And by early February, it had earned 1.7 billion yen ($20.8 million) in ticket sales. (...)

>  Continue reading 'K-ON! Movie's Blu-ray, DVD Release Set For July'...
The ongoing TV anime series Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, which began airing in Japan and simulcasting on Crunchyroll three weeks ago, will be continued past its regular 12-episode broadcast with an unaired episode 13, which will be included on the 6th Blu-ray and DVD volume of the anime's upcoming home video release.

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia artwork

Given a monthly release plan for each volume, and considering that the 1st volume is set for this June 27 according to the official website, it stands to reason that volume 6 (...)

>  Continue reading 'Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Gets Unaired Episode 13'...
Studio Sunrise is announcing today that they are working on the first feature-length feature film adaptation of Kaiketsu Zorori (The Incredible Zorori) - originally a children's book by Yutaka Hara, which has previously spawned several anime titles of various formats since 1989. This latest project is titled Kaiketsu Zorori Da-Da-Da-Daibouken! (The Incredible Zorori's G-G-G-Great Adventure!), and its Japanese premiere is planned for Winter 2012.

Kaiketsu Zorori Da-Da-Da-Daibouken!

Studio Asia-Do is assisting Sunrise with the movie's production, and Tomoko Iwasaki is directing it. The official website so far only provides the above key visual, and (...)

>  Continue reading 'New Kaiketsu Zorori Anime Film From Sunrise'...
Today's update of the official website for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled is announcing the release date - the limited theatrical premiere, that is - for this upcoming OVA's first episode: August 4. This is in line with last week's report that finally revealed the anime's format as a 4-episode OVA, with a release timeframe starting from this summer.

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled

Following a limited theatrical screening in Japan, each 50-minute episode will of course receive a home video release as well, on Blu-ray. A similar release pattern (...)

>  Continue reading 'Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Episode 1 Dated'...
The official website of Starship Troopers: Invasion has been updated with the premiere date for this upcoming 3D CG animation film, announcing that the movie will open in Japanese theaters on July 21. Shinji Aramaki (CG Appleseed movies) is directing it, from a script based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi novel "Starship Troopers".

Starship Troopers: Invasion

Although the original novel also inspired a 1988 OVA and several live-action films, Starship Troopers: Invasion is a direct sequel to the 1997 movie Starship Troopers (...)

>  Continue reading 'Starship Troopers: Invasion Premieres In July'...
Ask not what the criteria behind this "top 10" is: truth be told, these simply happen to be the 10 eroge that were already listed in the local games database for an April 27 release. However, they are certainly among the most promising titles - out of the many others - releasing today in Japan, including the highly anticipated sequel D.C. III: Da Capo III, the highly lolicious Monobeno, or the highly delayed Shiny Days.

Monobeno

Other than slipping a personal note about my sleazy interest in Monobeno, more so than in any of the other titles, I wouldn't really anticiapte a solid ranking for this eroge lot. So I'll just list them in alphabetical order and invite you to inspect each of them (...)

>  Continue reading 'Today's Top 10 Hentai Games Releases'...
The Accel World franchise is expanding with yet another project: an Accel World OVA - a proper one, not to be confused with the Actual World shorts that will be bundled on each Blu-ray and DVD volume from the ongoing TV anime's home video release. This newly announced OVA will be bundled with the limited edition of the Accel World Stage:01 game, whose release date has also been revealed this week as being set for September 13.

Accel World game / OVA key visual

Publisher Namco Bandai is also mirroring these announcements on the game's official website, and in its updated trailer which they re-released today. (...)

>  Continue reading 'Accel World Game Bunles OVA, Release Set'...
A Karneval anime adaptation is being announced on the cover of volume 9 from Touya Mikanagi's josei-fantasy manga series of the same title. This latest volume has just been released today in Japan, and so has the series' 5th drama CD, for that matter. No details about the anime seem to be known at this time.

Karneval

The Karneval manga began serialization in 2008. Its story follows the journey of a boy named Nai, who is looking for someone important to him, with only (...)

>  Continue reading 'Karneval Manga Gets Anime'...
A new multimedia franchise called "Khronos Gear" is being started by the Japanese mobile game company G-mode (makers of Keitai Shoujo and Sengoku Paradise: Kiwami - both adapted into anime). The three projects announced so far include a manga, a game and, most notably, an OVA that's being created by studio AIC for release this summer.

Katayoku no Khronos Gear OVA

The OVA is titled Katayoku no Khronos Gear (Winged Chronos Gear) and features a sci-fi story set in the near future, after humanity has built an orbital elevator and begun (...)

>  Continue reading 'Khronos Gear OVA, Manga & Game Announced'...
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