Otome franchises were also busy updating their official sites for April Fools' Day yesterday in Japan. See what Uta No Prince Sama, Amnesia, Diabolik Lovers, and more cooked up after the jump!
The musical stage dates for the stage musical adaptation of Amnesia are getting closer! The official site for the musical has now posted the images of the cast in their respective costumes. According to the site, the cast members were chosen to resemble the characters by their backgrounds and the height as well, not only by their appearance and ages. Get a good look after the jump!
The weekend of Animate Girls Festival started early in the morning with photos of girls lining up for the event. Some people even called it Animate Girls Fight, but lots of good news came out of this year including the debut of new prototype figures and announcements for upcoming merchandise. Let's look at the event through photos posted by various Otome brands official Twitter accounts after the jump!
A new musical adaptation of the popular otome game franchise Amnesia has been announced. 15 stages are scheduled over 10 days and there will be 5 different endings to the show, just like the otome game. Although not much information is available at this time, watch the announcement trailer and get a look at the schedule after the jump!
Japanese otome game brand Otomate and a Europe-inspired amusement park in the Huis Ten Bosch Resort in Nagasaki, Japan have teamed up to offer the "Otomate in Huis Ten Bosch" special event. During the event period, visitors can get a special voice file player with the voice of an "Amnesia" character of your choice in either Shin, Toma, Ikki or Kent to guide you though the park as if you are on a date with the character. Intrigued? Details after the jump!
Hokkaido Prefectural Police arrested a 26-year-old unemployed man on July 17 on suspicion of selling mouse pads featuring Amnesia anime characters without the copyright holder's permission. The anime adaptation of the popular PSP otome game was produced early this year. Hit the jump for more details.
2 new pieces of art from Amnesia's key artists, Hanamura Mai and Natsume Uta have been posted online to celebrate the release of the latest game in the Amnesia otome game series in Amnesia Crowds. In Hanamura's illustration, the characters look exceptionally fresh in suits out of their usual deck-of-cards inspired theatrical costumes, which is also their standard clothing. See them after the jump!
Sometimes fans get to enjoy the singing talents of certain voice actors in the openings and endings of anime and character songs, and many of them display great singing skills. Goo Ranking posted the result of the Top 10 Voice Actors Who Can Sing, as voted on by NTT customers in Japan. See the result after the jump!
Did you watch episode 9 of Amnesia, yet? Toma is heating up things in the way that I didn't expect the otome game based anime would do! Just in time, the Amnesia official site also updated with the cover of vol. 1 of their home video release. Click for the photos!
Just in time for the Amnesia anime to get more interesting, cute mini figures go on sale! Collect them all or stick with the one you love, if you can remember which one, that is. Click for more photos!
How do you like the Amnesia anime? With a slightly different feel from the ordinary anime adaptation of otome games with the mysterious story line, does it make you curious for the game itself? Amnesia will be available for iPhones and Android smartphones in Japan. Check out the artwork from the official site after the jump.
Fans of winter’s AMNESIA can watch a sweet story while indulging their sweet tooth; Animate’s Ikebukuro café is hosting an event that serves up AMNESIA fandom with merch on top. Check out more after the jump.
Nagi Yanagi (Jormungand, Ano Natsu de Matteru) is set to release her 4th single, the opening for the Amnesia anime, on January 30th. In addition to "Zoetrope", it will feature "Shinshin no wataridori" and "replica." Check out Rondo Robe's preview after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks’ is proud to announce their newest acquisition: AMNESIA. Based on the PSP game by Otomate (Hakuoki), this 12 episode series is directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Witchblade, Galaxy Angel) and features series composition by Touko Machida (Allison & Lilla, Tears to Tiara), character designs by Maho Yoshikawa, sound direction by Satoki Iida (Persona 4 The Animation, Angel Beats!) and music by Yoshiaki Dewa.