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.
NHK's Anime World+ Blog has announced that, after six months break, the 25-episode second season of the TV anime adaptation of internationally acclaimed manga artist Rumiko Takahashi's latest serialization work Kyoukai no Rinne/RIN-NE will begin in Spring of 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
Osaka-based character figure company Xplus has started accepting pre-orders for its upcoming 40cm-tall figure of Lum, the main heroine of Rumiko Takahashi's popular comedy manga series in the 1980s, Urusei Yatsura, from its large size figure line Gigantic for a late September release. Check the details after the jump.
Shogakukan is offering a lottery style drawing that will give Japanese fans of Rumiko Takahashi the chance to win fabulous prizes, including keychains that depict famous Takahashi characters as Kewpie dolls. Hit the jump to learn more.
Five-member Japanese band Passepied has posted a 40-second teaser video for their upcoming 5th major single "Ura no Ura" (Behind the Behind). It has been featured as the 2nd OP song for the Kyoukai no Rinne/Rin-ne TV anime since its 14th episode aired on July 4. Check the clip after the jump.
The theatrical film and original animation videos of Rumiko Takahashi's classic romance Maison Ikkoku are receiving a Japanese Bluray release in September of 2015. Hit the jump to sneak a peek.
The first DVD volume of the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's latest manga work Kyoukai no Rinne/Rin-ne is set for a release on July 15. The first press limited edition of the volume comes with a box for the all eight volumes, featuring the main characters newly illustrated by Takahashi. Check the details after the jump.
The 3 theatrical Ranma 1/2 films and 11 Ranma 1/2 OAVs are coming to Japanese home video in a deluxe Bluray boxed set on August 19, 2015. Hit the jump to get the details.
Following the original PV, Warner Music Japan has also posted the "RIN-NE ver." PV of five-member band Passepied's 4th major single "Tokinowa" (The Ring of Time) featuring anime footage from the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's latest manga work Kyoukai no Rinne/Rin-ne. Check the new clip after the jump.
Victor Entertainment has released a full PV for four-member Japanese alternative rock band KEYTALK's upcoming 5th major single "Ouka Ranman" (Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom), which is now used as the OP song for the TV anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's latest work Kyoukai no Rinne/Rin-ne. Check the clip after the jump.
The creative mind behind such hits at Ranma ½ and Inuyasha returns to anime this season in a big way with RIN-NE. Crunchyroll begins streaming Rumiko Takahashi’s latest work tomorrow! Read on for full details!