Toei and TV Asahi are now teaming up for a new tokusatsu action-fantasy series Innocent Lilies featuring an idol group DEMPAGUMI.inc. The 10-episode series will be simulcasted worldwide and its compilation film will be released in Japan on September 21. Check the 1st trailer after the jump!
After months of teaser trailers showcasing the scale of the forthcoming film, the one thing we didn't know about the Captain Harlock feature film adaptation is when it would be released outside of a vague Fall 2013 window. The latest trailer has now confirmed the date, and its set for the first week of September. Hit the jump for all of the action.
Japanese business daily Nikkei has confirmed the forthcoming launch of a new Japan-based online streaming portal backed by six major anime studios and aimed at the English-speaking market called Daisuki. Hit the jump for the details and my take.
Toei Animation announced today that One Piece Film Z, the most successful film in the anime series, will be released in five Asian countries soon; Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Korea. And the company has already gotten offers from five more countries in the region. Hit the jump for more details.
In commemoration of the release of One Piece Film Z in Japan, Japanese pair jewelry brand White Clover has started offering new silver accessories featuring the four main characters of the series, Luffy, Chopper, Zoro, and Brook. Check the best Christmas gifts for the One Piece fan after the jump!
One Piece Film Z earned record-breaking 750 million yen (about US$9 million) at the box office and drew 600,000 audiences in Japan on its opening day yesterday. The previous opening day record-holder in the franchise was One Piece Film Strong World, which debuted to 553 million yen on December 12th in 2009. Hit the jump for more story.
Before there was Pretty Cure. Before there was Sailor Moon or Ojamajo Doremi, there was Pretty Mask Poitrine - a 1990 live action tokusatsu show developed by Shotaro Ishinomori, representing both the "Toei Superheroes" and "Toei Fushigi Comedy" series. Almost 25 years later, Poitrine is making her big return in the new Kamen Rider movie. More after the jump.
In commemoration of the release of Asura, the anime adaptation film of George Akiyama's controversial manga in 1970s and its theme song "Trash," the theme song singer Yasuha Kominami will perform live at Tsukiji Hongan-ji, a Buddhist temple in Tokyo on September 25. Hit the jump for more details.