Ace Attourney

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attourney Anime Debut Thoughts

What Is Phoenix Wright? The Phoenix Wright series is a series of visual novels that have been on the Nintendo GBA, DS, 3DS, and iOS. In most of the games, you play as the defense attorney Phoenix Wright, as he investigates cases and defends his clients against false charges. The gameplay is comprised of court […]

Vertical Licenses NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari Novels

North American manga and novel publisher Vertical Comics announced at its panel at Katsucon on Friday that it has licensed NisiOisin and VOFAN‘s Bakemonogatari light novel series. The company plans to release the series starting in December. New novel announcement: BAKEMONOGATARI The volumes starting December 2016 pic.twitter.com/R3zc4bMMPD — Vertical Inc. (@vertical_ed) February 13, 2016   […]

Staff Reportedly Back For Second Season of “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend” Anime

This year’s March issue of Dragon Magazine, featuring Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, out in Japan January 20th, has promised an update on the sequel to Fumiaki Maruto and Kurehito Misaki’s relationship comedy light novel series, and according to an early look, the first season staff will be back for the previously announced follow-up. Winter 2015’s first season […]

D.Gray-man Hallow TV Anime’s Main Staff Revealed

The official website for D.Gray-man Hallow, the new television anime of Katsura Hoshino‘s D.Gray-man manga, revealed the staff for the anime on Saturday. Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches, Cross Ange, First Squad) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment, with scripts by Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Prison School, Dagashi Kashi), Tatsuto Higuchi (My-Otome, Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman, Schwarzes Marken), and Kenichi Yamashita (Koutetsu Sangokushi, Ishida and Asakura, Actually, I Am…).Yousuke Kabashima (The Girl Who Leapt Through Space, Lord Marksman and Vanadis) is adapting […]

Girls & Panzer Film Tops 1.5 Billion Yen

The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise announced on Thursday that the Girls und Panzer film topped 1.5 billion yen as of Wednesday. The film sold 957,306 tickets for 1,501,699,234 yen (about US$13,166,000) so far. The film opened in Japan last November, and it ranked #38 in the top 39 highest grossing Japanese domestic films of 2015 (tied with Grasshopper). The film began […]

Kamisama Kiss Manga to End in 4 Chapters

This year’s seventh issue of Hakusensha‘s Hana to Yume magazine announced on Saturday that Julietta Suzuki‘s Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita) manga will end in four more chapters. The manga’s next chapter will be in the ninth issue on April 5, and if it doesn’t take a break after that it will end in the 12th issue on May 20. The issue […]

What Do The Changes To Oscar Rules Mean For Anime?

Bill asks: I’ve been hearing a lot lately about changes to the rules for voting in the Oscars. What does this mean for anime? Will this make it easier or harder for anime to get recognized by the Academy? Indeed, much ado has been made about changes to the Oscar rules this year — changes […]

Final Fantasy Adventure Remake Heads West for iOS/Android

Square Enix launched an English version of its official website for its remake of the Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu -Final Fantasy Gaiden-) game on Friday. The company will release the game for iOS and Android devices in the West under the title Adventures of Mana. The website currently lists no planned release date for English version of the game. The English […]

Why Do Some Voice Actors Like Not Knowing About Their Roles?

Jitendar asks: In interviews and commentaries on anime discs, I often hear English VAs state that they like to be surprised regarding their characters and the story, which would be good if most of your work involved turning up to a booth, reading the lines, and relying on the voice director to guide the performances […]