To promote the CD release in Japan today, Marvelous' official YouTube channel starts streaming a five-minute preview for the three songs included in "Hugtto! PreCure Character Single" performed by Rie Hikisaka as Cure Yell, Rina Hon'izumi as Cure Ange, and Yui Ogura as Cure Etoile. Check out the character songs from the 15th PreCure TV series after the jump!
The woodcutter's Treasure, an animated co-production between Japan's Toei Animation and Saudi Arabia's Manga Productions, is heading to TV Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
As reported, the rating for the ongoing sixth TV anime based on Shigeru Mizuki's horror/supernatural manga Gegege no Kitaro has been very high in Japan. And its latest seventh episode aired on Sunday, "Yurei Densha/Ghost Train" recorded its highest of 5.7%, according to Video Research. The manga's popular episode was repeatedly animated in the previous TV series. Hit the jump for more details.
Voice actress Fumi Hirano (Lum Invader in Urusei Yatsura) is joining the cast of One Piece as the villainous underworld broker, Mother Carmel. Hit the jump to learn more.
The rating for the latest sixth TV anime based on Shigeru Mizuki's horror/supernatural manga Gegege no Kitaro has been reportedly very high in Japan. Its first episode's rating of 5.4% was even higher than One Piece's 5.1% on the same Sunday. For the viewers who want to catch up, Toei Animation's official YouTube channel has posted a three-minute clip to introduce the highlights of the anime's first five episodes. Learn about the yokai world after the jump!
The crowdfunding for a newly-produced Robot Girls Z bonus puchi-chara episode to be included in the upcoming Robot Girls NEO Blu-ray finished on Sunday and collected 11,161,005 yen from 805 patrons in total, reaching an amazing 744 percent of its initial goal of 1,500,000 yen. Hit the jump for more details.
As part of the ongoing anniversary project for Toei Animation's PreCure franchise, Bandai's girls toy division will release the 15th anniversary edition Card Commune, the transformation item of the two main girls form the first TV series Futari wa PreCure (2004-2005), Cure Black and Cure White. Learn about the memorial item with a four-minute PV after the jump!
To promote the anniversary celebration more, a concept shop named "PreCure Pretty Store Branch Store: PreCure 15th Anniversary Memorial NagiHono Shop" will open in Harajuku, Tokyo, for a limited time of one month from April 27 to May 27. As its name suggests, the shop will feature Nagisa Misumi/Cure Black and Honoka Yukishiro/Cure White, the two main girls from the first TV series Futari wa PreCure. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the 15th anniversary project for Toei Animation's PreCure anime franchise has posted a special 90-second PV featuring 19-year-old Haruka Fukuhara, who voiced Himari Arisugawa/Cure Custard in the 14th TV series Kirakira PreCure a la Mode and is starring in the upcoming official collaboration TV drama Koe Girl! as the protagonist Makoto Kikuchi. Watch the video message for the girls who are chasing their dreams after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for five-member Japanese idol group Maneki Kecak has posted a five-minute full music video for their latest single song "Kagami no Naka kara" (From the inside of the mirror). The pop tune is now used as the ED theme for the latest sixth TV anime adaptation of Shigeru Mizuki's horror/supernatural manga series Gegege no Kitaro . See their cute yokai dance after the jump!
Continuing in Japan's long-cherished tradition of making April Fools' Day gags out of things fans would actually want to see, Toei Animation's annual contribution to the April 1st festivities is a movie poster advertising a fictional team-up film that combines Dragon Ball Super and PreCure Super Stars!. Hit the jump to check it out.