It was confirmed yesterday that Mayu Watanabe, a 22-year-old member of Japanese girl idol group AKB48, will make a guest voice appearance in the upcoming 38th episode of the Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure! TV anime to be aired on October 23. Hit the jump for more details.
This year's AKB48 Janken Taikai was was held on October 10, 2016 at the Kobe World Kinen Hall, with the idols cosplaying to do battle in rock-paper-scissors. Losing the competition, but winning the hearts of otaku, Team 4's Nana Okada got a lot of attention for her Re:ZERO Ram outfit.
Studio Colorido, the indie anime studio who had done promo work for concept shops, Noitamina, Puzzle & Dragons and Marukome's miso soups, now bring their sentimental touch to working at McDonald's in a "Future Chapter" promo featuring Yui Yokoyama and the idols of Team 8. Get a look after the jump.
It has been confirmed that 21-year-old ex-AKB48 member Rina Kawaei has joined the upcoming Death Note 2016 live-action film as Sakura Aoi, one of the six (or more) people who have the Death Note in the sequel story set 10 years after the two-part first films released in 2006. Hit the jump for more details.
It has been confirmed that a sequel to the live-action film adaptation of Team GrisGris' horror adventure game series Corpse Party, is in the works for a summer 2016 release in Japan. The first film opened on August 1, 2015, then its DVD/Blu-ray was released on December 18. Hit the jump for more details.
Former AKB48 member Asuka Kuramochi is joining the cast of the BIOHAZARD THE STAGE play that will run for 15 showings in Tokyo during October and November of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Rina Kawaei, a 20 years old member of Japanese girls idol group AKB48, will play the protagonist Azumi in the upcoming new stage play adaptation of Yu Koyama's historical action manga series of the same name. Check its poster visuals and two image PVs featuring her as the young female assassin character after the jump.
The official trailer for Geikijourei (aka Ghost Theater), an upcoming J-Horror film starring AKB48's Haruka Shimazaki and directed by Hideo Nakata of the Ring film series, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
5pb.Games has posted a 90-second first trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Team GrisGris' horror adventure game series Corpse Party, starring 19-year-old member of Japanese girls idol group Nogizaka46, Rina Ikoma. Check the latest clip and photos after the jump.
New York's Japan Day @ Central Park celebration of Japanese culture is set to welcome AKB48 members Saho Iwatate, Ryoka Oshima, Tomu Muto, Haruna Kojima, Rina Hirata, and Rena Nozawa for a 20 minute dance and vocal performance at the Sunday, May 10th, 2015 event. Check out their event greeting message after the jump.