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.
AKB48 and Yo-Kai Watch have teamed up to form a collaboration band: NyaaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda. The band features 7 members of AKB48 and a cartoon panda-snake, and they're going to release their 1st single soon. Hit the jump to learn more.
An upcoming live-action horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of the Ring films, stars Haruka Shimazaki of AKB48. Hit the jump to learn more.
Yuka Tano of AKB48 and Ayaka Umeda of NHB48 have both taken on the role of Dorothy in Japanese productions of The Wiz at the Tokyo International Forum. Hit the jump to learn more.