The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime singles/albums of December 8-14. The number one single of the 50th week of year 2014 is 27-year-old singer LiSA's 7th single "Shirushi" which includes the 2nd and 3rd ED theme songs for Sword Art Online II. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
The NBC/Universal Japan YouTube account has posted an English-subtitled trailer for the forthcoming Seraph of the End TV anime adaptation, now known as Seraph of the End -VAMPIRE REIGN-. Hit the jump for the trailer as well as further details on additional cast, key staff and air dates.
Warner Brothers' official anime channel has just posted a two-minute PV for the Terraformars anime series, which is now screened at the two-day event Jump Festa 2015, being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture for this Saturday and Sunday. Check the clip and photos from the event after the jump!
The official website for Tokyo One Piece Tower today announced that its opening day will be March 13, 2015. The new theme park featuring the world and characters of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series will be set in Tokyo Tower, 333-metre-tall tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo. Hit the jump for more information.
The two-day event Jump Festa 2015 is kicked off at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. As expected, Warner Brothers' official anime channel has simultaneously posted a 100-second PV for the upcoming Egypt Edition of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders TV anime. Check the latest clip and photos from the event after the jump!
For those of you that thought you'd have to wait months for a chance to check out the last Naruto film in The Last: Naruto The Movie, you're in for a treat, as Viz Media and Eleven Arts have announced plans to screen the film in a limited engagement starting next February. Hit the jump for details.
Fanart Friday kicks off a two-week Christmas celebration, starting with a celebration of Jolly Old Saint Nick, or at least his outfit! This week, check out fan-made masterpieces of your favorite characters from No Game No Life, TERRAFORMARS, Nisekoi, Fairy Tail and more, after the jump!
While there were certainly ways to circumvent the rules, import of Japanese media was banned from South Korea until the 90's.These days, anime certainly as a following, and, pay-TV service Aniplus asked its fans to help pick their favorites characters in a second annual, co-ed tournement.
Posable figma of two very different character types have gone on sale over the last couple of days. Hobby Stock will be distributing Free!'s Makoto Tachibana in April, selling for 5,000yen. Meanwhile, Good Smile Company is offering Girls Und Panzer's Mako Reizei for 4,630yen, shipping in May. Get a look after the jump.
While more from the Seraph of the End anime is slated to be revealed at this weekend's Jump Festa event, Japanese blogs have picked up an eary look at some of the character designs for Miyu Irino voiced Yūichirō Hyakuya, Takahiro Sakurai's Ferid Bathory and Saori Hayami's Shinoa Hiragi. Get a look after the jump.
Atlus has a new trailer for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the Nintendo 3DS dungeon-crawler that combines the Etrian Odyssey series with the Mystery Dungeon games. Watch that along with some character clips for Curse Maker, Gunner, and Dancer classes after the jump.
If you've still got a bunch of side stuff to complete in Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo wants to help you fill in those blanks and strengthen your team. A new tips & tricks trailer is here for just that purpose after the jump.
Screen Daily has posted their discussion with Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno from this fall's Tokyo International Film Festival. Going into the event, Studio Ghibli co-founder, producer and former president Toshio Suzuki called Anno a next-Miyzaki, saying that Anno "will be the one to lead Japanese animation into the next decade." Anno discounted this. And, he discounted working with Western creators.
Now scheduled to start January Friday, January 23rd on Tokyo MX, with a preview screen of episode 1 scheduled for Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku, the character designs for Isuca's lead cast have been published. The anime Osamu Takahashi's school action love comedy manga about financially distressed young man who takes work doing odd-jobs for the heir to the family of an exorcist, and ends up assisting her supernatural creature hunting. Get a look after the jump.
The Japanese release of Sailor Moon Crystal continues with the January 14th limited edition of volume 4, featuring upgrades versions of episodes 7 and 8, audio comentary from Shizuka Itou (Sailor Venus) and Kenji Nojima (Tuxedo Mask), 24 page booklet and Jupiter transformation wand charm. Check out the new cover art preview after the jump.