It is officially revealed today on March 13 that 17-year-old Ayaka Sasaki (nicknamed as Aarin), a member of the female idol group Momoiro Clover Z, voices Saori Kido/Athena, the main heroine of the upcoming full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANCTUARY. This is her film debut as a voice actress for a main character. Hit the jump for more information.
Following the announcement for the voice cast, the official site for the highly-anticipated full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANCTUARY is updated today with a new poster visual featuring the protagonist Seiya wearing the Gold Cloth of Sagittarius. The tagline says, "Burn, Cosmo." Check the visual after the jump.
The official website for the forthcoming Mobile Police Patlabor live-action project titled THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- today launched "Virtual Special Vehicle Section 2 Tour," a special service allowing viewers to take a virtual tour of the set of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2 used in the films. Hit the jump for more details.
The official site for the upcoming film Gekijyoban Aikatsu!/Aikatsu! The Movie!, the first feature film based on Bandai's popular arcade collectible card game and TV anime series, has posted a 30-second teaser that the protagonist character Ichigo Hoshimiya reports to the fans, "The shooting is going well!" Check the clip after the jump.
Cinema Today has posted the latest and longest 90-second trailer for the upcoming anime film Detective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper (The sniper from another dimension). The trailer for the 18th Conan film introduces the theme song "Love Searchlight" by Ko Shibasaki for the first time. Check the clip after the jump.
The official site for the highly anticipated anime film PreCure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi (Eternal Friends) today revealed that the first 200,000 people who see the film will receive a special "Friends Certificate" featuring a scene from the ED of the film having all of the 36 PreCure girls. Hit the jump for more information.
21-year-old Japanese idol singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her 9th single "Family Party" on April 16. It will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming film Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot dad strikes back. Her 4th single "Kimi ni 100 Percent" is also used as the OP song for the Crayon Shin-chan TV anime series currently. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the five Bronze Saints, the voice cast for the 11 Gold Saints in the highly-anticipated full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANCTUARY were announced today on March 4. Mitsuru Miyamoto voices Aries Mu, the character was previously played by the late Kaneto Shiozawa in the first TV anime series. Check the full cast after the jump.
Kochi Prefecture has posted a trailer for the 5-episode PR film series Katsuo Ningen - The Movie: Harimayabashi de Aimashou featuring its famous mascot character Katsuo Ningen (Tuna Man). They will be posting the episodes weekly on Sunday starting tonight on 8:00 pm, March 2 (JST). Check the trailer after the jump.
It was officially announced yesterday on February 27 that the first feature film based on Bandai's popular arcade collectible card game and TV anime series Aikatsu! is set for December 2014. The series has been passionately supported by elementary school girls in Japan since its start in October 2012. Hit the jump for more information.
The official site for the highly-anticipated full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANCTUARY today announced the voice cast for the five Bronze Saints (Seiya, Shiryu, Shun, Hyoga, Ikki). The protagonist Pegasus Seiya is voiced by 20-year-old voice actor Kaito Ishikawa (Ledo in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet). Hit the jump for more information.
The official website for the forthcoming Mobile Police Patlabor live-action project titled THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- today revealed the visual for the advance ticket set for the first seven chapters. The 11,000 yen (US$108) tickets will go on sale in Japanese theaters on March 1. Check more information after the jump.
Following the first poster parodied James Cameron's Terminator series, the second poster visual for the sequel of the live-action adaptation film of Mari Yamazaki's popular manga Thermae Romae is revealed to Japanese media today. This time, they pay homage to George Lucas' famous space opera series. Check the visual and latest trailer after the jump.
Japanese film director Katsuyuki Motohiro, who is best known for his mega-hit TV/film drama series Odoru Daisousasen/Bayside Shakedown starring Yuji Oda, announced a new short film project called "Ghost in the Shell ARISE border:less project" at Sanuki Film Festival 2014 on February 22. Hit the jump for more information.
The official website for the forthcoming Mobile Police Patlabor live-action project titled THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- today announced that Erina Mano, who is cast as Akira Izumino (different person from Noa Izumi in the original series), will also sing "Ambitious!," the theme song for the first seven episodes. Hit the jump for more information.