Launched in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro in 1987, Japan's Animate character goods shops have begun celebrating their 30th anniversary. A novel new addition to their plans is a hug pillow, illustrated by noted shoujo manga artist Arina Tanemura (The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Full Moon wo Sagashite), who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her professional debut. More after the jump.
Happy 20th manga-career anniversary to shoujo manga super-star Arina Tanemura who made her debut with "The Style of the Second Love" in the June issue of Ribon, back when she was barely 18 years-old. She did a bit of celebrating on Twitter today, so join in after the jump.
The official website for Bandai Namco Online's new rhythm game Idolish 7 has posted a full music video for its OP theme song "Monster Generation" composed by kz (livetune), well-known for Hatsune Miku's Google Chrome CM song "Tell Your World" and the TV anime Hamatota OP songs. Check the boys idol song after the jump.