The makers of Hand Shakers are at it again, because GoHands and Frontier Works are teaming up once more to produce W'z (pronounced "Wiz"), an original music-themed TV anime aimed at a josei ("young women") audience that will broadcast in 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Singer and voice actress Maaya Uchida is back with her second album! Magic Hour comes out in April, but you can hear a sample of one of the the album's new songs, "Setsuna Ring a Bell," right after the jump!
Celebrate World Penguin Day 2018 with the very first full album from PPP! All five members are gathering to perform new songs, as well as several renditions of the fan-favorite Kemono Friends theme. Hit the jump for your first look at the new collection!
Voice unit Milky Holmes - composed of voice actresses Suzuko Mimori, Sora Tokui, Mikoi Sasaki and Izumi Kitta, who are best known for their work as the principal characters of the Tantei Opera Milky Holmes anime series - has announced that the group will be breaking up in February 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy video game series, which debuted in 1987 on the Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System, and Square Enix is celebrating this milestone with a deluxe, 2-Disc Bluray music set entitled "FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Tracks 1987-2017" that samples music from all of the major releases from Final Fantasy all the way to Final Fantasy XV. Hit the jump to learn more.
What's your favorite anime tune to belt? Japanese fans were asked to pick their #1 anison for karaoke, and we have the results! Did your favorite make the list? Find out after the jump!
The official music video has been released for "POP TEAM EPIC", the opening theme for the TV anime adaptation of Bkub Okawa's surreal 4-panel gag comic, Pop Team Epic, and like everything related to the adventures of small girl Popuko and tall girl Pipimi, it's a bit on the weird side. Hit the jump to check it out.
December 27th marks the 10th anniversary of Vocaloid virtual idol twins Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len, and Crypton Future Media and Piapro are celebrating the event with a special website that includes information about commemorative events, new artwork from famous illustrators, character goods, music CDs, and an art contest where the winners' works will be used for future events such as "Magical Mirai 2018". Hit the jump to learn more.
Weekly Shonen Jump is celebrating 50 years in print -- and many, many anime adaptations -- with a mix album of some of their greatest anime themes! Volume 1 contains 50 tracks from Naruto, The Prince of Tennis, Food Wars!, and many more. Hit the jump for a full track list!
Few relationships are as intimate as those between hot-blooded robot pilots and their mecha, and now thanks to Warner Music Japan fans of Mazinger Z can get a taste of "The Last Letter", a tender ballad performed by Koji Kikkawa that serves as the ending theme for the Mazinger Z: INFINITY theatrical anime film. Hit the jump to check it out.
Fans who attended the "S.C. NANANET Fan Club Event VII" that was held at the Saitama Super Arena on November 18 - 19, 2017, got two Mizukis for the price of one, because the "Aniki of Anisong", Ichiro Mizuki, showed up as a surprise guest to perform a duet of the Mazinger Z theme song with Nana Mizuki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese pop duo angela (composed of vocalist atsuko and guitarist / keyboardist KATSU) are preparing to release their 9th album, entitled "Beyond", on December 20, 2017, and the two are cheering on the celebration of their 24 year collaboration with a pair of banana costumes in a special promotional image. Hit the jump to learn more.
The latest effort in the Miracle Robot Force project - a 3-way collaboration between Eiken, Nippon Animation, and Wako Productions that updates a quartet of classic Seventies mecha TV anime for a modern audience - is a special "song collection" album that features an original song for the collaboration as well as the OP / ED themes of UFO Warrior Dai Apolon, Chōgattai Majutsu Robo Ginguiser, Gasshin Sentai Mechander Robo, and Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster. Hit the jump to learn more.
Surprise hit TV anime Kemono Friends continues to plug along, this time with two new music releases: an album entitled "Japari Café2" and the 2nd single from Doubutsu Biscuits x PPP, entitled "Fure! Fure! Best Friends". Hit the jump to check out a music video of the single, featuring animal girls performing in costume.
The "One-Punch Man Maji CD Drama & Song" collection is gearing up to release its 2nd album of original audio drama and image songs featuring everyone's favorite cast of misfit superheroes, and to whet the audience's appetite, a new music video for JAM Project's contribution to the album has been released. Hit the jump to check it out.