At last year's Nico Nico Chokaigi held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture for two days on April 29 and 30, 2016, virtual singer Hatsune Miku performed her first live kabuki show "Cho Kabuki Hanakurabe Senbon Zakura" with acclaimed kabuki actor Shidou Nakamura on the stage. Kadokawa has posted a short preview for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray of the well-received performance.
Mixi Inc.'s XFLAG Studio, the developer of the mobile game Monster Strike and the publisher of the anime Monster Strike, has announced that its annual live entertainment event "XFLAG PARK 2017" will be held at the 1st to 6th Halls of the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba Prefecture for two days on July 8 and 9. Hit the jump for more details.
This year's Nico Nico Chokaigi was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, the same venue as the previous years, for two days on April 29 and 30, attracting 154,601 visitors in total. Many of its events were live-streamed via the Nico Nico Live service and were viewed by 5,059,976 people on the net. Check out the official photos from the event after the jump!
Here at Crunchyroll, we’re keeping the momentum going with the next stop on our convention tour -- Sakura-Con! Read on for details on events, swag, and much more!
The official website for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime series announced yesterday that special screening events of its selected TV anime episodes will be held at theaters across Japan this April. And a newly-produced short episode is confirmed to be included in the lineup. Hit the jump for more information!
Three members of VA unit Aqours from the Love Live! Sunshine franchise, Rikako Aida (Riko Sakurauchi), Kanako Takatsuki (Hanamaru Kunikida) and Aina Suzuki (Mari Ohara) visited Seoul, Korea, on December 10, 2016, for "Special Event: Aqours in Seoul." Bandai Channel's official YouTube channel has posted a 25-minute video report of the event.
The official Japanese website for the TV anime Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! today posted a main visual for the upcoming event "Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! ALL STAR!" featuring its characters to be held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo twice on March 18. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, the special events titled "Re:Life of Rem's Birthday from Zero" to celebrate the birthday for Rem have been held in Akihabara and Shibuya till the end of this month. The official Twitter of the franchise reported that the Shibuya store had attracted over 5,000 visitors by Sunday. Hit the jump for the special present campaign and photos from the store.
While Kadokawa will hold the previously-reported store events in Akihabara and Shibuya, Banpresto will also offer a special birthday cake set for Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, for a limited time of three days between January 31 and February 2. Hit the jump for more details.
Bandai Visual has posted a 100-second preview for the upcoming Blu-ray "THE SOUND OF TIGER & BUNNY 2016" that contains the Tiger & Bunny franchise's 5th anniversary orchestra concert held at Tokyo International Forum on August 11 and 12. Check the clip including a special hero show after the jump.
To celebrate the birthday of Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- on February 2, two special events are scheduled to be held in Akihabara and Shibuya during the next February. Check the details and key visuals drawn by the novel illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka.
It has been confirmed that "Ghost in the Shell Exclusive Event" to promote the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the popular Japanese sci-fi action franchise originally created by Shirow Masamune will be held in Tokyo on November 13. The star of the film, Scarlett Johansson is scheduled to join. Hit the jump for more details.
Kiddy Land, Takara Tommy's toy store chain, will hold a time-limited special fair dedicated to the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise at its selected seven stores across Japan between October 29 and November 11. A Kiddy Land-limited sticker will be given for purchases over 1,500 yen. Hit the jump for more details.