The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime single/album of April 7-13. The number one album of the 15th week of year 2014 is popular TV anime series Aikatsu!'s best song album "Calendar Girls" featuring the idol unit of the anime STAR☆ANIS. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
Leading into Golden Week is Niconico Chokaigi 3, a big scale fan event at the Makuhari Messe convention hall, featuring various interesting perfomances, like a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band tribute to Dragon Quest. The theme song to the event is the Vocaloid Six hyped for RPG adventuring in "Party x Party." Get a look after the jump.
With a DVD/Blu-ray set of Code:Breaker coming June 24th, FUNimation has previewed the English dub of Code:Breaker, the adaptation of the manga by Samurai Deeper Kyo creator's Akimine Kamijyō, written and directed by Fullmetal Alchemist's Yasuhiro Irie. Check it out after the jump.
The official site for Cornelius (one-person unit by Keigo Oyamada) announced today that he collaborates with Sean Lennon, 38-year-old American musician who is also known as a son of the ex-Beatles member John Lennon, for the third ED song for Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Hit the jump for more information.
Following the 40-second CM posted last month, Warner Japan's official YouTube anime channel has released a content-packed 5-minute trailer for the upcoming "RO-KYU-BU! LIVE 2013-FINAL GAME-" Blu-ray disc featuring the popular voice actress unit of the same name. Check their cute performances after the jump.
It was reported last month that the second anime project based on Yui Hara's school comedy manga Kin-iro Mosaic/KINMOZA! was in the works. The official site for the project formally announced today on April 19 that it will be the second season of the TV anime following the 12-episode first season in 2013. Hit the jump for more information.
The official site for popular voice actress/singer Eri Kitamura has posted a short version promotional video for her upcoming 7th single "掌-show-." The song is now featured as the ED song for the on-going sci-fi TV anime Knights of Sidonia. Check her latest PV after the jump.
Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington, their plans to produce an English dub of Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and that, along with Bang Zoom! Entertainment, they plan to hold open auditions for the anime at this year’s Anime Expo. More after the jump.
Compile Heart has a new trailer for upcoming strategy-RPG Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart. The latest clip pits Noire against Neptune, Blanc, and Vert in a true CPU showdown. It's all cinematic action but you can see who comes out on top after the jump.
Sentinel have been making a name for themselves lately, getting in early with an Attack on Titan Levi statue, previewing an AoT sword iPhone case, and impressing with their RIOBOT mecha series. They now an iPhone case based on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' iDROID that is anything but subtle due in late October. Get a look after the jump.
The latest news concerning summer's Sword Art Online II anime is that Eir Aoi, singer of the previous anime installment's second opening, as well as the Extra Edition, will be returning for the sequel anime's theme song. More after the jump.
Announced for a fall release in the west back in February, an Atlus sales sheet offers a more precise release date for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The PS Vita sequel is coming out at retail and digitally courtesy of NIS America on September 2, and will be priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for more.
Do you think a mere flower girl from the ghetto could show up on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" or "MTV Cribs?" Final Fantasy VII's Aerith Gainsborough could--her home's valued at just under $2,000,000! Check the details after the jump!
The site for the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN anime has been updated with a look at the character designs for Casval Rem Deikun, Artesia Som Deikun, Zeon Zum Deikun, Jimba Ral and Degwin Sodo Zabi. Check them out after the jump.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is back with more battle footage, this time focusing on boosting by striking the enemy's weak point and following up with all-out attacks. Hit the jump to watch.