New Sword Art Online Movie Posts Incredible Sales Overseas

Sold 700,000 tickets overseas, made US$1.35 million in 1st N. American weekend The Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime has sold over 700,000 tickets for the equivalent of more than 600 million yen (about US$5.32 million) in foreign box office ticket sales outside Japan. The film surpassed US$1.35 million in ticket sales in […]

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Editor Hints At “A Certain Magical Index” Season 3

At the end of the “New Work Announcement” panel at the “Dengeki Game Festival 2017 & Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival 2017 & Dengeki Comic Festival 2017” event on Sunday, light novel editor and anime producer Kazuma Miki asked fans to “please wait a little longer for season 3!” Miki did not specify which franchise his […]

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Overlord Season 2 Announced!

The official Twitter for the anime adaptation project of Kugane Maruyama’s action fantasy light novel series Overlord today confirmed that production of its second TV anime series is now underway. Details will be announced later. The news was attached to the end of “Shikkoku no Eiyu/The Dark Hero,” the second compilation film ofthe first TV […]

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   […]

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 […]

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 […]

[Exclusive] Anime Expo 2015 – TheAkiba Aimer Interview

Just as the mystery genre captivates its viewers, Aimer’s mysterious identity and finesse with her voice has captivated her fans. These fans were lured to Anime Expo from July 2nd to 5th, braving the brutal heat and traffic of Los Angeles, with the hopes of catching a glimpse of her hidden beauty and the opportunity […]