Demon Kakka (formerly Demon Kogure of the band Seikima-II) is branching out from his roles as a heavy metal musician, journalist, and sumo commentator with a series of TV ads promoting Ontex house painting and roof repair services in which Kakka's oversized face assumes the role of a house. Hit the jump to check them out.
Ahead of its Japanese home video release, the BanG Dream! OAV will be broadcast on a variety of Japanese TV stations, and to celebrate this announcement a playful new teaser trailer has been published that features the girls of Poppin'Party and Roselia having fun at the beach. Hit the jump to learn more.
On Halloween, filmgoers at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 will have a chance to experience the original 1954 Gojira like never before: with live music performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has announced the release of "Dark Souls: The Vinyl Trilogy", a limited edition vinyl record collection featuring the music from FromSoftware's infamously difficult action / RPG video game series. Hit the jump to learn more.
At an official ceremony in Tokyo on July 25, 2017, singer Mai Kuraki was given the Guiness World Record award for "most theme songs performed by a single artist for an anime series" for her work producing 21 songs so far for Case Closed (known in Japan as Detective Conan). Hit the jump to learn more.
There are idol groups for every taste in Japan, but they all usually pump out pop music. Now, an underground idol unit is preparing to step out of the shadows of the underground and into the mainstream with its first major label release next month. Hit the jump to find out more about "Dots".
Anime Jam will be back for 2017, featuring performances of this year's most popular theme songs! Check out the first announced guests, show dates, and the new ad after the jump.
Media reports have confirmed that Chester Benington, frontman for rock band Linkin Park was found dead in his Los Angeles area home on Thursday morning. Hit the jump for details and a rememberance of the impact of the band on anime fandom at large.
Niigata residents unite! Idol group NGT48 and manga artist Rumiko Takahashi (RIN-NE, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2) have teamed up for a Japanese home video DVD & Bluray release featuring recordings of live concert performances that celebrate NGT48's first year as an idol group. Hit the jump to learn more.
Stay connected and complete your cosplay all in one go -- Sanko's elf earbuds give you pointy fae ears and connect up to your iPhone! (Well, not the ones without a headphone jack.) Check them out and grab yours after the jump.
What would happen if other famous Nintendo themes got the Skyward Sword treatment? The new album RETROGRESSION takes popular video game music and turns it around, making new compositions. Want to give it a listen? Hit the jump!
Shadows of Laffandor, a "fantasy picture story" published by Warner Music Japan that mixes elements of music and audio-based RPGs, is being adapted into a TV anime that will broadcast on Tokyo MX and Sun TV beginning on July 12, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Pokémon is gearing up to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new release of an old favorite: a brand new recording of "Mezase Pokémon Master" ("Aim to Be a Pokémon Master"), the original Japanese opening theme for the Pokémon TV anime that debuted in 1997 on TV Tokyo and is still going strong today. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gothic band Yousei Teikoku is returning to the U.S. during Otakon 2017, and they're sending a new CD before them! Check out the cover and track listing for flamma idola, and learn more about their upcoming appearance, after the jump.
Kings of kawaii Sanrio are teaming up with music group rockin'on to produce Deeky & Carina, a short form TV anime about a tough-looking but mild wolf and a cute-looking but wild squirrel teaming up to form a rock and roll band. Hit the jump to learn more.