Voice actor Wataru Hatano will perform the opening theme for Hitorijime My Hero, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the boys' love manga by Memeco Arii that will debut in July of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Crunchyroll previously reported about how voice actress Maya Okamoto performed songs for Raijin Hakkei -ZANAM- Femme Fatale Unmei no Hito (known in English as Wind of Femme Fatale), a fictitious 1990s TV anime. Now manga artist Kia Asamiya has released the visuals for the imaginary series. Hit the jump to learn more.
August 31, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Hatsune Miku Vocaloid music software, and Crypton Future Media is preparing to celebrate the birthday of their virtual idol darling in style with a new commemorative illustration of Miku featuring artwork by Kei based on a design by Mari Shimazaki. Hit the jump to check it out.
Panzer vor! The girls of Girls Und Panzer have inspired a new character song album featuring 9 original songs designed to capture the essence of the tankery team captains. Hit the jump to learn more.
Miss Monochrome, an original virtual idol character created by singer / voice actress Yui Horie, is releasing a 2nd album in the Fall season of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tsuburaya Productions is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ultra Seven, the 2nd entry in the long-running Ultra series of tokusatsu TV series, with an album of rock music remixes of Ultra series theme songs entitled Ultraman the Rock. Hit the jump to rock out.
On March 24, 2017, several Japanese anime music record companies (including Lantis Co., Ltd. and FlyingDog, Inc.) joined forces to create a new company named ANiUTa, Inc. with the goal of providing a subscription-based digital distribution service dedicated to anime, game, tokusatsu, and Vocaloid music. Hit the jump to learn more.
Materia Collective is releasing an orchestral album entitled Hero of Time, which celebrates the music of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with 22 tracks composed by Koji Kondo and performed by a 64-piece orchestra. Hit the jump to learn more.
During the final performance of her "LIVE ZIPANGU 2017" tour, voice actress / singer Nana Mizuki borrowed a page from the playbook of Sachiko Kobayashi (an enka singer known for her extravagant stage costumes) and appeared in a "long-tailed fowl" costume with a wingspan of 17.7 meters (58.1 feet). Hit the jump to learn more.
Self-proclaimed "japanese kuso manga boy" Bkub Okawa is lending his unique artistic expertise to a brand new variety television show that will be hosted by voice actress Sumire Uesaka which is coming to Tokyo MX and BS11 in April of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actress Maya Okamoto (Haruka Minato in Martian Successor Nadesiso, Yuki Saiko in Silent Möbius) is taking the leading role in an audio CD project that features theme music and insert songs for Raijin Hakkei -ZANAM- Femme Fatale Unmei no Hito (known in English as Wind of Femme Fatale), a popular 1990's TV anime that doesn't actually exist. Hit the jump to learn more.
every♥ing！, a voice unit composed of singers / voice actresses Ibuki Kido and Erii Yamazaki, have announced that they both will graduate from the group with a final concert performance that will be held at the Nakano Sun Plaza venue in Tokyo on November 26, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Who remembers Takeo Ischi? No? What if we called him the "chicken yodeler"? The Japanese performer who achieved notoriety in Germany (and the weird part of YouTube) is back, performing with the Gregory Brothers in a new music video. And while "Chicken Attack" may never make it to the big screen, it's a pretty cool mini martial arts adventure. Hit the jump to watch!
Japan’s famed electro divas Perfume are previewing their upcoming single「TOKYO GIRL」with a slick and vaguely sci-fi themed promo video. Enjoy a look and listen after the jump!