Monday, July 31, 2017

NVIDIA Supercharges Rendering Performance with AI

The new OptiX 5.0 running on NVIDIA DGX Station delivers rendering performance of 150 servers. Source

Vicon Unveils Vertex at Siggraph 2017

The compact camera is built to support the tracking of smaller environments across VR, biomechanics, automotive and life science applications. Source

MAXON Announces Cinema 4D Release 19

The new release includes features and enhancements that streamline motion graphics, VFX and VR content creation workflows and sets a path for the future of Cinema 4D. Source

Epic Games Demonstrates New Unreal Workflow at SIGGRAPH 2017

Datasmith, which will be available as a private beta in August (, is designed to help artists and designers simplify the process of importing data into Unreal Engine from over 20 CAD/DCC sources, including Autodesk 3ds Max. Source

Amazon Prime Streams Blood-C: The Last Mind Stage Play With English Subtitles

2015 play bridged stories of anime series, film



Hideaki Anno's Wife Tells Studio Khara's Story Through Animated Turnips

Moyocco Anno's official website posted on Saturday the 16-page comic she drew for last November's 10th anniversary exhibit for Studio Khara. Studio Khara...

Mogura no Uta's Noboru Takahashi Launches New Series

Manga tells history of 1st emperor of Han dynasty

Touken Ranbu Inspires Yagen Tōshirō Tanto Reforging

There's a legend that surrounds the tanto named "Yagen Tōshirō." Before it came into possession of Oda Nobunaga, daimyō Hatakeyama Masanaga attempted to...



OptiTrack Showcases Motion Tracking at SIGGRAPH 2017

Continuing its commitment to make motion tracking for immersive VR experiences as plug-and-play as possible, OptiTrack is showcasing two key advancements in their wide-area VR tracking at SIGGRAPH 2017. These advancements mark a massive leap forward in both the quality of the experiences and also the usability for single and multi-site deployments of out-of-home VR. Source

Sony Pictures TV to Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation

Anime distributor valued at US$150 million

Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation: Butterfly Vanished in November Manga Ends

Another manga adapting mystery light novel series is ongoing

Win the "Ultimate Reading Chair System For One Piece"

The world of One Piece doesn't exist in virtual reality yet, but Shōnen Jump has the next best immersive experience for series fans. The publisher opened...

Tokyo Ghoul:re 135

Night Comes Source

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle Smartphone Game Reaches 200 Million Downloads

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed on Monday that its mobile action RPG game Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle has reached 200 million downloads worldwide....

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel's Life-Size Sword Features Lights, Sounds

Although fans have created impressive cosplay of the Fate character Artoria Pendragon and her sword, another official version of Saber's weapon is in...

Conductor Launches at SIGGRAPH 2017

The new cloud rendering platform by Conductor Technologies enables VFX, VR and animation studios to cut costs and boost capacity by offloading render workloads to the cloud. Source

All Out!!'s Shiori Amase Pens Historical 1-Shot

Story takes place in 1945

Harness Your Super Saiyan Energy with Lipovitan D

Popular energy drink Lipovitan D is rebranding itself for Super Saiyans starting on August 1. The drink will featuring popular characters from Dragon Ball...



Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters Trailer Reveals Release Date

3DS game ships September 29 in the West

Koi to Uso episode 5


Isekai Shokudou episode 5


Idol Incidents Manga Ends in August

Also: 2 manga based on Ingress end

The Pokémon Company International and Fathom Events Bring Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! to Theaters for a Two-Day Cinema Event

New Animated Movie Featuring Ash and Pikachu's Origin Story Coming to Cinemas Worldwide as a Limited Theatrical Release on November 5 and 6, 2017 Bellevue,...

Virtual Singer Brought to Life at Otakuthon

MONTREAL – July 27th, 2017. Otakuthon manga festival welcomes virtual artist IA for her very first live performance in Canada. The concert will take place...

Stars of Restaurant to Another World Cook Up Omurice

Restaurant to Another World stars Junichi Suwabe and Makoto Yasumura are putting their chef skills to the test for a series of DVD bonus cooking videos....

Man at Arms Craftsmen to be Guests at Otakon 2017

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2017) – The master craftsmen behind the TV series "Man at Arms: The Art of War" — Matt Stagmer, Ilya Alekseyev, and Bill Collison...

Utada Hikaru New Single Release "Forevermore" 07.28.2017

Utada Hikaru's second single from EPIC Records, “Forevermore” is out for digital release TODAY(July 28th, 2017) ! “Forevermore” is the theme song for TBS...

Birthdays the Beginning New Free DLC Arrive on PS4 and Steam®

Santa Ana, CA (July 28, 2017) – NIS America is happy to announce 6 brand new ornamental DLC sets and the Prinny Doll DLC will be available for free on...

Namco Museum Retro Game Collection Now Available On Nintendo Swich


Comedy Manga Reimagines Real Samurai as Insect in Modern Japan

Ever wonder what it would be like for a Japanese feudal warrior to being reincarnated in the modern era as a tiny arthropod? No? Well, Masafumi Morita...

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! to Screen Internationally on November 5-6

Pokémon Company Int'l teams with Fathom Events

Massive Announces AI-Controlled Horse & Rider Agent

New crowd simulation agent delivers lifelike, feature film quality movements recorded by one of the world’s leading motion capture studios. Source

Nimble Collective Announces Pixar & Lytro Collaborations at SIGGRAPH 2017

Nimble co-founder Jason Schleifer a featured panelist at SIGGRAPH’s ‘Blender Spotlight’ Sunday, July 30, and ‘Online Collaboration with Virtual Studio Production’ Tuesday, August 1. Source

Massive Debuts Massive Prime 9.0 at SIGGRAPH 2017

Industry-leading simulation tool features improved workflow for creating crowds, expanded shading options, and universal plugin to ensure compatibility with all major 3D software. Source

Kud Wafter Anime Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches OVA Stretch Goal

Campaign raises 45 million yen in 6 days

Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou episode 5


Trippin’ Through the Rick and Morty Exquisite Corpse Animation

The network promo’d the return of the cult hit with this acid-fueled frenzy created by 22 animators lead by Titmouse director Matt Taylor. Source

Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ episode 5


Music Monday - Anniversary!!

iClone 7 Mocap at SIGGRAPH 2017

Reallusion has announced iClone 7 real-time face and body motion capture featuring partnerships with Faceware and Xsens, simplifying mocap with dedicated tools and UI for recording actors in any environment and transforming a single PC into a streamlined and affordable rig for character creation, animation and live face and body mocap; Reallusion will showcase the iClone 7 innovations in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH, August 1–3 at booth #1219. Source

Otakon to Screen Anime Tamago 2016 Shorts, Hosts Takanori Matsuoka

Convention runs in D.C. on August 11-13

This episode, the admins talk about Overwatch. (A little too...

9 Story to Illuminate Social Studies for PBS Kids

The new series, which will encourage kids ages 4–7 to explore and appreciate cultures from all over the world and build global citizenship and social skills, is created by Emmy Award-winning animator, writer and artist Joe Murray (‘Rocko’s Modern Life’, ‘Camp Lazlo’), will debut its two 11-minute stories about arts and cultures and animated folktales and songs nationwide in Fall 2018 on PBS stations, the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms. Source


Nitroplus' Mascot Super Sonico Gets Manga to Mark 10th Anniversary

Series about Sonico in "big" new role debuted on Sunday