Following the successfully ended 10 stages in Tokyo this month, the musical adaptation of Osamu "God of Manga" Tezuka's classic manga Ribbon no Kishi/Princess Knight will move to Osaka, performing seven times at Theater BRAVA! from December 3 to 6. The musical's official website has posted a new TV spot for it. Check the clip after the jump.
The first chapter of the six-part project Digimon Adventure Tri., "Saikai" (Reunion), was finally released in Japan last Saturday, November 21. In spite of its very limited release only with 10 theaters, it earned an impressive 59 million yen on 36,000 admissions in its first weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
Via its character figure brand Funny Knights, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai will release a 1/7th scale PVC character figure of Sharo Kirima from the Is the Order a Rabbit?? anime series in May 2016. Check the product photos after the jump.
The official website for two-member anime voice actress unit petit milady has released two CD jacket photos of their upcoming new album "Mille Mercis" to be released on December 23, 2015. The two members, Aoi Yuuki and Ayana Taketatsu, have also posted a message video to the fans from the photo session.
Nine days before the release in Japan on December 5, the official website for Kyoto Animation's upcoming film High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days - posted a 25-second eighth special character PV featuring Sosuke Yamazaki, a best friend of Rin Matsuoka. Check the latest clip after the jump.
To promote its next-generation A-Class, Mercedes-Benz Japan today started a new marketing campaign "Next Stage with YOU," posting 3D anime CMs featuring the three-members of Japanese techno pop girls unit Perfume. Check the clips after the jump.
It's time again to rep Cool Japan in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Pikachu is a seasoned veteran of the annual event. The Pokémon superstar will be marching in the parade along with the other balloons for the 16th consecutive year. Meanwhile the red colored Super Sentai heroes are on their way to carry the Power Rangers banner. Get a look after the jump.
Crunchyroll added three more titles to its catalog today, including classic sci-fi anime God Mars, live-action feature Shinobi Girl: The Movie, and South Korean animated film Aachi & Ssipak. Hit the jump for details.
German-based plush toy company Steiff is producing teddy bears inspired by Duralumin, which appears in Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series as the protagonist Yotsuba's friend teddy bear. Movic will start accepting orders for the 45,360 yen (370 US dollars) limited edition items on December 1. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming live-action drama adaptation of Matsukoma (story) and Hashimoto (art)'s comedy manga series Nietzsche-sensei ~Conveni ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita~/Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store has updated with visuals of its eight main cast. Check the latest information after the jump.
One of the excitements in the current 2016 season session of the Aikatsu! Data Carddass game is a special tie-up with the most famous vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku. The franchise's official YouTube channel has posted a music video of "Idol Katsudou!" featuring her performance and singing. Check the clip after the jump!
The updated official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sui Futami's comedy manga series Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara. (I've Had Enough of a Magical Girl.) today announced that it will premiere on Tokyo MX and Sun TV in January of 2016, also posting its anime character visuals. Check the latest information after the jump.
With the launch of their shop.naruto.com web store, Viz has launch a Naruto prize give-away, presented by the voice the ninja, Junko Takeuchi. Prizes include S.H. Figuarts - Naruto and Sasuke, Naruto dress from Lace and Lore, The Last: Naruto the Movie Lenticular and more. Check out Takeuchi hyping the news after the jump.
Madosoft has announced the main voice cast for Wagamama High Spec, an adult visual novel and mainstream TV anime adaptation that are both scheduled to be released in April of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The death of Setsuko Hara, "the Eternal Virgin" remembered as the symbol of the 1950s/60s golden era of Japanese cinema of has been announced by the Japanese press. Anime fans may be familiar with a fictionalized version of her career from Satoshi Kon's 2001 anime film Millennium Actress. More after the jump.