The moviegoers of the upcoming compilation film Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- DC will get nine types of mini illustrated colored paper drawn by the original manga creator Ark Performance, the anime character designer Kazuaki Morita, and the voice actress for Haruna, Hibiku Yamamura. Hit the jump for more details.
The official title for acclaimed anime director Keiichi Hara's latest feature based on Hinako Sugiura's representative manga work Sarusuberi is announced as Sarusuberi - Miss Hokusai. 28-year-old actress Anne is cast as the main heroine Oei, who is the daughter of famous ukiyo-e painter Hokusai Katsushika in the Edo period. Hit the jump for more.
While its actual grossing still has not been officially published, a commemorative item for the commercial success of the Attack on Titan: Guren no Yumiya film is revealed today. From January 24, visitors will receive a postcard-size (100mm x 148mm) sticker at the theaters. Hit the jump for more details.
Gender unknown singer nano will release his/her highly anticipated 3rd album "Rock on." in Japan on January 28. Now you can check all of the 12 songs from the album with a nine-minute crossfade demo video posted by Flying Dog today. Check the crossfade demo and his/her recent PVs after the jump.
Hiroaki Matsuura, president of CG animation production studio Sanjigen, tweeted today on January 18 that the production of the compilation film Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- DC is completed, only 13 days before the general release in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Cinema Today has posted a 90-second footage of the 12th episode "Ooinaru Isan" from the currently-showing 7th chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series, which features the recreated scene images from the 1993 anime film Patlabor 2. Check the clip after the jump.
Flying Dog today posted a seven-minute crossfade demo video for voice actress unit Trident's upcoming six-song mini album "Blue Snow," which will be available in Japan on January 28. Check the newest songs by Mai Fuchigami (Iona), Manami Numakura (Takao), and Hibiku Yamamura (Haruna) after the jump.
Following the current The New Prince of Tennis, Lawson, one of the largest convenience store chains in Japan, will be running a new collaboration campaign with the upcoming compilation film Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- DC from February 3. Check the main visual featuring Iona wearing a costume inspired by the chain's uniform after the jump.
Special ramen dishes created in collaboration with the currently-showing feature film PSYCHO-PASS are now offered at selected ramen shops in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hokkaido for a limited time of one month till February 9. The collaboration project is produced by online Ramen/Tsukemen store Takumen.com. Check the details after the jump.
The highly-anticipated feature film edition of PSYCHO-PASS opened on 103 screens in Japan last Friday, January 9. Though it received "R15+" rating due to its strong violence, it debuted 4th in the weekend box office, earning an impressive 136,899,100 yen on 93,164 admissions. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter account for the Naruto anime film has announced that, as of the end of the last year, the 10th Naruto film The Last -Naruto The Movie- became the top-grossing feature film in the franchise. By the end of December 2014, the film had earned about 1.75 billion yen (14.76 million US dollars). Hit the jump for more details.
Following the 30-second teaser, distributor Toho Today posted a 60-second trailer for the upcoming 19th Detective Conan feature film "Gouka no Himawari" (Sunflowers of Inferno). It introduces Kaito Kid, the protagonist of the Conan creator Gosho Aoyama's another popular series Magic Kaito, as the main suspect. Check the latest clip after the jump.