Anime News

Kanon Scenarioist Hisaya and MM's QP:flapper to Collaborate on Upcoming "Sora no Method" Anime stars


With an upcoming preview set for Bandai Namco's booth at the upcoming AnimeJapan 2014 trade show, a teaser site for the upcoming original TV anime Sora no Method was revealed on Monday. Additionally, it was announced that Naoki Hisaya (Kanon, Sola) will be writing original concepts and scripts while the illustration circle QP:flapper (MM!, Girlfriend (Beta)) will be working on original character designs.

Studio Trigger Adapting Kota Nozomi’s Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze as Next Project stars

Studio Trigger Adapting Kota Nozomi’s Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze

With their highly successful animated series Kill la Kill rapidly approaching its inevitable conclusion, it was announced on the wraparound jacket of Kota Nozomi's Inō-Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de (Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze) sixth volume that Studio Trigger will be adapting the light novel series as their next animation project.

Bandai Namco’s Wonder Momo Returns with a new PC Game and Anime stars


After teasing a possible return of Wonder Momo earlier this month, Bandai Namco has finally revealed their plans for an upcoming PC and Android game by WayForward (Duck Tales: Remastered) in addition to an anime series from ShiftyLook and Graphinica. The series will be directed by Yutaka Kagawa and will be streamed through Crunchyroll.

Rupert Sanders recruited for Ghost in the Shell live-action stars


Rupert Sanders, director of Snow White and the Huntsman, has been chosen to direct the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. This project drifted around for sometime now since DreamWorks Studios bought the rights for the property in 2008. The script for the live-action adaptation will be written by William Wheeler (The Reluctant FundamentalistThe Hoax).

Steins;Gate’s Sato and anohana’s Okada to Work on J.C. Staff’s Series“selector infected WIXOSS” this April stars

new J.C. staff anime project selector infected WIXOSS

On Monday, a new website for the anime project selector infected WIXOSS was opened to reveal a brand-new project from Takuya Satō (Steins;Gate, Armitage III, Strawberry Marshmallow), who will be directing, and Mari Okada (anohana, Hana-Saku Iroha, Amazing Twins) who will be working on the series' scripts. Animation will be done by J.C. Staff with Kyuta Sakai (When They Cry- Higurashi, Steins; Gate) working on the character designs.

Sword Art Online II set to activate in 2014 stars


A new season of Sword Art Online will be aired on 2014! It was announced right after the Sword Art Online: Extra Edition special episode. Its official website reveals the upcoming story arc as “Phantom Bullet” and released its first trailer on the website! Watch the trailer inside.

Tokyo Adventure Blog! stars

nippon 13

Our next project, follow Kevin and Theo video adventure from start to finish as they kick off the new year in Tokyo!

Whether you are a seasoned traveler, or new to flying, Kevin and Theo will explain each step of the way. Watch them as they show you how to get to Tokyo from Narita airport and how to navigate the subway and train lines. Get introduced to some of the more popular and delicious places to eat in Tokyo!

Not just for pleasure, along with some other The-O Network team members, watch some exclusive behind the scene footage from events such as Japan’s largest televised show Kouhaku Uta Gassen which is set to feature artists such as Nana Mizuki, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, AKB48, Linked Horizon, and more!

At the end of the tour we will be putting together a compilation video that encompasses the entire trip. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Twitter page as we'll be keeping you updated with photos, videos and more!

If there are any places in Tokyo you would like Kevin and Theo to visit, let us know! The adventures begins on 12/28!

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition CM released! stars


Sword Art Online: Extra Edition TV-CM have been released today! This New Years’ special episode will air in Japan on December 31, 2013 at 10PM (JST). There will also be a worldwide simulcast on websites, such as Crunchyroll, on December 31, 2013 at 7AM (PST).