NHN comico today announced the two main voice cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of So Yayoi's fantasy web manga ReLIFE, Kensho Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko in Kuroko'S Basketball) as the protagonist Arata Kaizaki and Ai Kayano (Menma in Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) as the main heroine Chizuru Hishiro. Check the latest information after the jump.
Lantis has posted a five-minute digest trailer for 34-year-old anime voice actress Ryoko Shintani's upcoming live Blu-ray "Happy Happy Smile'15 chu→lip☆STAR" to be released on February 24. The two-disc set contains her latest solo concert held at Tokyo Dome City Hall on April 18, 2015. Check her performance after the jump.
On February 8th, Akira Himekawa's adaptation of 2006's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess starts its run on Shogakukan's Manga One, with the manga offered on the digital platform's iOS and Android apps. Subsequent chapters will follow on a biweekly basis. More after the jump.
Following the 30-second short version posted last December, the official website for the upcoming stage musical adaptation of the 12-episode musical TV anime Dance with Devils today released a 100-second long version PV for its opening next month. Check the latest clips after the jump.
Kyodo News has reported that Hokkaido Prefectural Police's Iwamizawa Station arrested a 53-year-old male construction worker from Fukushima Prefecture for selling three mouse pads using anime character images including from Sword Art Online via an internet auction site between November 2014 and June 2015. Hit the jump for more details.
Avex has posted a 15-second TV CM and a two-minute short version music video for 33-year-old anime voice actor Wataru Hatano's 6th solo single "Unmei no Coda" (Coda of the Destiny). It will be used as the OP theme for the upcoming PS Vita game Dance with the Devils in which he also voices Lindo Tachibana. Check his latest music clips after the jump.
The May 1996 debut of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura is set to be celebrated this year with a host of plans that includes an artbook, now scheduled to be released March 24th. The 144 page features illustrations selected by CLAMP, originally from Nakayoshi magazine. Speaking of Nakayoshi, the magazine is will be announcing a 20th anniversary project in the next issue.
Following the teaser for the three of Kuroko, Kagami and Aomine, the official website for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's sports manga Kuroko's Basketball today posted a main visual of the 10 full main cast, also including Hyuga, Izuki, Kise, Midorima, Kasamatsu, Takao, and Imayoshi. Check the latest visual after the jump.
PONY CANYON has announced home video release details for their A-1 Pictures collaboration Garakowa -Restore the World-. Pre-orders for the Import Edition are available now on RightStuf ahead of a April 10, 2016 release. More after the jump.
Along with the debut of a new visual, TO-MAS SOUNDSIGHT FLUORESCENT FOREST has been announced as the theme and background music performers for She and Her Cat -Everything Flows. The new anime based on Makoto Shinkai's 1999 self-produced short "She and Her Cat" will run on the Ultra Super Anime Time shorts block starting Mach 4th. More after the jump.
The Winter Wonder Festival 2016 event has come and gone, and Japanese media site Gigazine was on-site to check out the prototype of the iDoll x Nendoroid Hatsune Miku "communications robot" that was on display there. Hit the jump to catch glimpse of the virtual idol toy in action.
Ultra Super Pictures' Ultra Super Anime Time shorts block, showing Please Tell Me! Galko-chan, Sekkou Boys, Tabi Machi Late Show, Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.and She and Her Cat this season, has laid out its plans for spring. In addition to Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends and Trigger/Hiroyuki Imaishi's Uchuu Patrol Luluco (check out the new preview after the jump), spring's line-up will feature a follow-up to fall 2015's crytozoology series Kagewani.
The winter version of Wonder Festival, the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers, took place February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba. There was a wide variety of offerings based on Max Factory's poseable figma. Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You exhibit had plenty of popular and familiar characters to see, but it got strange from there from the likes of Taito and FREEing's Table Museum classical art based figures.
Uchuu Patrol Luluco ("Space Patrol Luluco"), the latest animated series from director Hiroyuki Imaishi and animation studio Trigger, will be joining Tokyo MX's "Ultra Super Anime Time" programming block on April 01, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
New information, including an additional cast announcement and details about the Japanese broadcast schedule, is now available for the upcoming fantasy anime Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, which is based on a card battle mobile game by Cygames. Hit the jump to learn more.