The highly anticipated second season of the Kyoukai no Rinne/RIN-NE TV anime premiered on April 9 with its 26th episode. NHK has posted a five-minute video hosted by two new voice cast, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Oboro) and Suzuko Mimori (Suzu), talking about the highlights of the second season and their characters. Check the clip after the jump.
In commemoration of the 35th anniversary for her professional career, Japanese lyricist Yuho Iwasato will release a two-disc compilation album "Ms. Lyricist" from Pony Canyon on May 25. Her long-time friend manga artist Rumiko Takahashi, known for her internationally famous series Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha, provides its cover illustration. Hit the jump for more details.
NHK's Anime World+ Blog has announced that 27-year-old singer/voice actress Pile, best known as Maki Nishikino in the Love Live! franchise and as a member of its VA unit μ's, performs the OP theme song "Melody" for the upcoming second season of the Kyoukai no Rinne/RIN-NE TV anime. Hit the jump for more.
Shogakukan-Shueisha's limited edition, life-sized, 1:1 scale figures of Lum Invader from Rumiko Takahashi's classic sci fi romance comedy manga and anime, Urusei Yatsura, will be available for pre-order beginning January 22, 2016, at 12:00 PM JST. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
Japanese publisher Shogakukan has released the "Urusei Yatsura Perfect Color Edition", a 2 volume book set totalling more than 600 pages that reproduces all of the full color pages of Rumiko Takahashi's classic sci-fi romantic comedy, Urusei Yatsura, as they originally appeared in issues of Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. Hit the jump to learn more.
A series of petite gashapon toys designed to decorate your desktop with characters from Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga and anime, Urusei Yatsura, is coming soon to capsule toy machines throughout Japan. Hit the jump to check them out.
New information is now available about Shogakukan-Shueisha's limited edition series of life-sized, 1:1 scale figures of Lum Invader from Urusei Yatsura, including the size of the production run and the price of an individual figure. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
In December, Japanese food company Acecook is releasing a pair of cup noodle style snacks which feature artwork based on the manga of Rumiko Takahashi and flavors that are popular in Takahashi's home town of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
PAL Shop, an online store operated by Shogakukan-Shueisha, has announced the development of life-size figures of Lum Invader, the heroine and principal love-interest of Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga and TV anime, Urusei Yatsura. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.