Newtype Character Ranking for March 2018

The March 2018 top ten character ranking has been released for Newtype Magazine!

The male characters who made it into the top 5 are Kirito (Sword Art Online), Archer (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), and Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple). The female characters who made it into their top 5 are Saber (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), Sakura Matou (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), Asuna (Sword Art Online), Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen), and Lacia (Beatless).

You can find the full lists of ten after the break!

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1st PV Released for “Jashin-chan Dropkick” TV Anime

A two and a half minute promotional video for the Jashin-chan Dropkick television anime adaptation has been released! The video was released along with a list of cast members.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as:

“Jashin-chan Dropkick is a violent slapstic comedy about a delusional gothic lolita, Yurine, who summons a demon girl with the tail of a cobra, Jashin-chan.

They’ll have to live together until Yurine finds a way to sent Jashin-chan back to hell, or until Jyashin-chan kills Yurine.”

Jashin-chan Dropkick will begin airing in July 2018. The anime will have full length episodes and will be available on Amazon Prime.

Find the video and cast list after the break!

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New Merchandise for “Kakegurui”, “Kantai Collection”, “Mega Man 11”, and “Shunya Yamashita Military Qty’s”

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to its shop!

A Yumeko Jabami Nendoroid (Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler), a Haruna Kai-II Nendoroid (Kantai Collection), a Roll Nendoroid (Mega Man 11), and a 1/20th scale Miyuki plastic model kit (Shunya Yamashita Military Qty’s) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break! Saucy warning.

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“Steins;Gate 0” TV Anime Gets Key Visual and Character Designs

The countdown is complete and the official Steins;Gate 0 TV anime website has officially launched! A new key visual and a ton of character designs were included with the launch.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as:

“The dark untold story of Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. When all seems to be normal, he is seemingly pulled back into the past by meeting an acquaintance of Kurisu, who tells him that they have begun testing a device that stores the memory of a human and creates a simulation of them with their characteristics and personalities. Okabe begins testing and finds out that the simulation of Kurisu has brought back anguish and some new unexpected tragedies.

Zero is a side story that explores events from the Beta Attractor Field’s future that contribute in making the end of the original story possible.”

A short staff list was also posted on the website. Kenichi Kawamura will be directing, Jukki Hanada will be in charge of series composition, Tomoshige Inayoshi will be the character designer, and White Fox will be providing the animation. The original cast will be reprising their character roles.

Steins;Gate 0 will begin airing in April 2018.

Find the visual and character designs after the break!

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“Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai” to Receive TV Anime Adaptation

A television anime adaptation has been announced for Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai, a web manga that has been publishing since October 2013. This announcement was accompanied by a key visual, staff list, and an official website launch.

Mankyuu (Cinderella Girls Gekijou) will be directing, Tomonori Kogawa (Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Fukkatsu-hen) will be the character designer, and animation will be provided by Asahi Production and CJT. Aya Uchida, well known for her role as Kotori Minami from Love Live! School Idol Project, will be performing the ending theme song “So Happy”.

The series’ synopsis:

Nori Kamitsuki moves to Gunma prefecture in order to attend his new high school. As he researches and learns more about this new place, he finds only negative feedback. A classmate warns him that nobody comes back from Gunma alive.

Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai will begin airing in April 2018.

Find the full-sized visual after the break!

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Sentai Filmworks Previews English Dubs for “Flip Flappers”, “The Dragon Dentist”, and “Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless”

English dub clips for Flip FlappersThe Dragon Dentist, and Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless have been released to Sentai Filmworks’ Youtube channel.

Flip Flappers is currently available to preorder from Sentai Filmworks as both a premium box set ($97.99) and a standard DVD/blu-ray edition. It is scheduled to release on February 27. Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless was recently released on January 30. A premium box set ($97.99) and standard DVD/blu-ray edition are available for this series as well. Each release includes the English dub along with the original Japanese dub + English subtitles.

The Dragon Dentist was released way back on October 31, but this dub preview might help viewers decide if they’re interested. The dub is available to purchase through Sentai Filmworks as a DVD/blu-ray combo ($25.99). It has also been available for streaming through HIDIVE since January 29.

Check out the dub clips after the break!

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“Girls’ Frontline” Opens Up English Pre-Registration

Girls’ Frontline, the military themed mobile game, has officially opened up pre-registration for the upcoming English version!

Developed by Mica Team, Girls’ Frontline is a mobile Tactical SLG for Android and iOS where the player takes the role of a newly recruited commander in a Private Military Company named Grifon&Kryuger and completes various tasks by commanding highly advanced androids known as Tactical Dolls. – http://en.gfwiki.com

By pre-registering, players can earn bonus rewards when the game launches, based on the number of total pre-registrations. Currently, there are rewards at 10k, 20, 30, and 50k users. Additional rewards can be unlocked by sharing a specified hashtag on Facebook!

You can check out their main site to pre-register, along with additional details about the pre-registration event and the game itself.

Thanks to Tetrizzle for the tip.

New Merchandise for “Hetalia”, “Kantai Collection”, and “Fate/Stay Night”

More merchandise from Good Smile Company’s shop is here!

An England Nendoroid (Hetalia: The World Twinkle), a Shigure Kai-II figma (Kantai Collection), and a 1/7th scale Archer figurine (Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works]) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break!

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New Merchandise for “Konosuba”, “Naruto”, “Re:ZERO”, “Haikyu!!”, “Dead or Alive”, and “Tawawa on Monday”

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to its shop!

A Kazuma Nendoroid (Konosuba 2), a 1/7th scale Megumin figurine (Konosuba 2), a Hinata Hyuga Nendoroid (Naruto Shippuden), a 1/7th scale Ram figurine (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-), an updated Tobio Kageyama Jersey Nendoroid (Haikyu!!), an updated Shoya Hinata Jersey Nendoroid (Haikyu!!), a Kasumi figma (Dead or Alive), and a 1/7th scale Kouhai-chan figurine (Tawawa on Monday) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break! Saucy warning.

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Nintendo Announces “Nintendo Labo,” DIY Accessory Kits for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released a video and website showing off their latest development for the Nintendo Switch: Nintendo Labo.

Labo seems to be a set of cardboard kits you can purchase to make different objects that interact with the Switch, such as a piano. One of the designs is even a full backpack and VR set for robot fighting.

Currently, the Variety Kit is set to have a $69.99 MSRP, while the Robot Kit has a $79.99 MSRP. Both kits are planned to launch April 20th, 2018.

You can check out their video on it after the break, and the main website can be found here.

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