Maison Ikkoku, a classic 1986 - 1988 TV anime based on the romance manga of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi, is returning to Japanese TV in August with an HD remastered rebroadcast on Chiba TV. Hit the jump to learn more, piyo piyo.
The 27th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits announced that internationally acclaimed manga artist Rumiko Takahashi's new one-shot manga "Konya, Kanojo ga Yattekuru" (Tonight, She's Coming) will be released in its next 28th issue to be published on June 6. It is her first one-shot story for the magazine in six years. Hit the jump for more details.
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.