“Penny-Punching Princess” Physical Switch Edition Cancelled in the UK

NIS America cites ‘unforeseen circumstances’ for standard edition release

Penny-Punching Princess launches in the United Kingdom tomorrow, but those who were hoping to snag the physical standard edition on Nintendo Switch will have to change up their plans. Read on for more.


“The Legend of the Galactic Heroes” 2nd PV Introduces More Characters from The Battle of Astarte

Production I.G-animated new adaptation is set to premiere in Japan on April 3

To promote the approaching premiere in Japan, the official website for the TV anime The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These today posted a 100-second new PV introducing more characters with their voices from the Battle of Astarte, one of the major battles between Galactic Empire and Free Planets Alliance that will be told in the beginning of the saga. Check out the latest footage after the jump!


“Gintama” Director Yuichi Fukuda Helms TV Drama Adaptation of Thug Comedy Manga “Kyo Kara Ore Wa!!”

28-year-old Kento Kaku (Ranma 1/2) is set to play one of the two protagonists, Takashi Mitsuhashi

Nihon TV announced today that 49-year-old Yuichi Fukuda (Gintama, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) is attached to write/direct a TV drama adaptation of Hiroyuki Nishimori’s thug-themed comedy manga Kyo Kara Ore Wa!! (I will be, from today on). This is the second live-action adaptation in 20 years since the “Toei V-Cinema” direct-to-video series in the mid-1990s. Hit the jump for more details.


Look Back “GeGeGe no Kitaro” TV Anime’s 50-Year History in Special PV

Much-awaited sixth season will premiere in Japan on April 1

Toei Animation’s TV anime series based on Shigeru Mizuki’s horror/supernatural manga Gegege no Kitaro celebrates its 50th anniversary with its upcoming sixth season. The studio’s official YouTube channel has posted an eight minute special PV to introduce the history of the past seasons and the changes of the main character designs in 50 years. Learn about one of Japan’s most well-known anime series after the jump.


“Kiki’s Delivery Service” Author Eiko Kadono Wins Prestigious Children’s Literature Award

Kadano is the 2018 recipient for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing

On March 26, 2018, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) awarded the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing to Eiko Kadano, the author of such works as Kiki’s Delivery Service and Grandpa’s Soup. Hit the jump to learn more.


Nuptial Bliss is Tricky in “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” Trailer

Film based on an unusual 2010 Yahoo! Answers post by K. Kajunsky hits theaters in Japan on June 08, 2018

Married life is full of ups and downs, especially when one’s spouse insists on playing bizarre and bloody pranks whenever their significant other comes home from work, as is the case in the full-length trailer for the live-action comedy film Ie ni Kaeru to Tsuma ga Kanarazu Shinda Furi wo Shite Imasu (“When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead”). Hit the jump to learn more.