First Diabolik Lovers Vampire Anime Trailer Released

The official website for the anime adaptation of Rejet’s Diabolik Lovers PSP game and drama CD has released the TV show’s first trailer. The video features the opening theme song from the original game, “Mayonaka no Kyoen (Midnight Pleasure)”. The anime will begin this autumn.

The story revolves around six sadistic vampire brothers and Yui Komori, an optimistic girl who is troubled by her ability to see ghosts. Due to her father’s work, Yui transfers to a night school, and is sent to stay with the Sakamaki brothers.

The series is being directed by Shinobu Tagashira (animation director on Hunter X Hunter and D.C. ~Da Capo~) at ZEXCS studio (D.C. ~Da Capo~, Flowers of Evil). Yuuko Yahiro (B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time) is the character designer, Seiko Nagatsu (Mokke) is the scriptwriter for the series and Yuki Hayashi (Robotics;Notes) is the composer.

The voice of Yui Komori has yet to be announced, but the six Sakamaki brothers have already been revealed.

  • Hikaru Midorikawa (Clannad) as Ayato Sakamaki
  • Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan) as Kanato Sakamaki
  • Daisuke Hirakawa (The Familiar of Zero F) as Raito Sakamaki
  • Kousuke Toriumi (Naruto) as Shu Sakamaki
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann) as Reiji Sakamaki
  • Takashi Kondo (Blade of the Immortal) as Subaru Sakamaki

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 English Trailer Released

An English-subbed trailer of the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 action game has been released by Namco Bandai Games Europe. The video features nearly all of the Jinchūriki (tailed beast) ninja as playable characters – Gaara, Yugito, Yagura, Rōshi (Son Goku), Han, Utakata, Fū, Killer Bee, and Naruto. The trailer also introduces the game’s Kurama Mode, which allows players to team up with the Nine-Tailed Kurama in Tailed Beast Mode to fight and shows off Naruto’s Son Goku downloadable alternate costume. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 5 March (US), 8 March (EU).

Those who pre-order the game will receive the Son Goku costume for Naruto and a trading card. The game is also available in a limited Will of Fire collector’s edition on Amazon.co.uk, which includes the game, 16cm Naruto figurine, double-sided poster, Soundtrack, Goku costume DLC and a trading card.

Date A Live Cast and Crew Announced

Japanese publisher Fujimi Shobo has announced the main cast and crew of the anime adaptation of Koushi Tachibana light novel series Date A Live. The anime is set for release in 2013.

Cast list:

  • Shido Itsuka: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Tohka Yatogami: Marina Inoue
  • Kotori Itsuka: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Origami Tobiichi: Misuzu Togashi
  • Yoshino: Iori Nomizu
  • Kurumi Tokisaki: Asami Sanada
  • Tamae Okamine: Kaori Sadohara
  • Mana Takamiya: Misato
  • Reine Murasame: Aya Endo

The series will be directed by Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand, Getbackers) and Hideki Shirane (Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Kill Me Baby) will be in charge of scriptwriting. The music of the series will be provided by Go Sakabe (The price of Tennis Musical), along with the sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto). Other members of the cast include Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven’s Lost Property) as the visual director, Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) will be doing the character design based on the original drawings and Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) is designing the mecha. Sweet Arms will be performing the theme song.

Hokage Naruto Will Be Playable in “Naruto Shippunden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3”

There’s even more to look forward to in Namco Bandai Games’ Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, as Hokage Naruto will be a playable character of the game. Players can use Hokage Naruto from the start of play if they have the save data from the earlier Naruto Shippunden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations.

Mifune, the General of the Land of Iron and Hanzo, the former leader of the Hidden Rain Village will also be playable characters. 

The story takes players back 16 years to witness the truth of the Nine-Tails’ attack of Konoha and Naruto’s birth.

Naruto Shippunden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. Watch the gameplay demo here.

New York Times Releases Best-Selling Manga List

Not sure what to read next? Here’s the list of the top ten current manga reads, taken from the United States in the week ending July 28.


 

1. Black Butler, Vol. 10 – Yana Toboso                      RRP: £7.99

 

 


 

 2. Pandora Hearts, Vol. 11 – Jun Mochizuki             RRP: £7.99

 

 


 

3. Alice in the Country Of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz, Vol. 1 – QuinRose and Mamenosuke Fujimaru                     RRP: £9.99 

 

 


 

4. Finder, Vol. 6 – Ayano Yamane                           RRP: £8.92

 

 


 

5. Naruto, Vol. 57 – Masashi Kishimoto                RRP: £6.99

 

 


 

6. Soul Eater Not!, Vol. 1 – Atsushi Ohkubo         RRP: £7.99

 

 


 

7. Durarara!!, Vol. 3 – Ryohgo Narita                     RRP: £7.99

 

 


 

8. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Volume 5 – Kenji Kuroda       RRP: £7.03

 

 


 

9. Sailor Moon, Vol. 6 – Naoko Takeuchi                RRP: £7.99

 

 


 

10. Highschool of the Dead, Vol. 7 – Daisuke Sato                     RRP: £9.99