The 30th anniversary celebrations of Capcom's Mega Man (known as Rockman in Japan) action-platformer video games are well under way, and now a special live-concert event featuring music from the series has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
Two more cast members have been revealed for the DIVE!! stage play, an upcoming theatrical production based on the series of novels by Eto Mori about a group of middle school students who pursue the sport of competitive diving. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new stage play based on the Wake Up, Girls! is heading to the Sogetsu Foundation Sogetsu Hall venue in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan beginning in June of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
DIVE!! THE STAGE!!, an upcoming stage play based on the novel series and manga by Eto Mori about a group of middle school boys who pursue the sport of competitive diving, has revealed a dynamic new key visual featuring lead actor Takeru Naya in costume and make-up as the main character, Tomoki Sakai. Hit the jump to learn more.
The winners of the 12th Annual Seiyu Awards, an industry event that recognizes excellence in the field of Japanese voice-acting, were announced at a special ceremony held at the Cultural Broadcasting Media Plus Hall in Hamamatsuchō, Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan, on March 03, 2018. Hit the jump to see the results.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days, a 2004 theatrical anime film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (your name.), is being adapted into a stage play that will include production runs in Tokyo in April of 2018 and Osaka in May of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fushigi Yugi, a shōjo manga by Yuu Watase about a girl who embarks on a magical and romantic adventure in a world similar to mythological China, is once more being adapted into a stage musical with a sequel play entitled Fushigi Yugi -Ao no Shou- ("Blue Chapter") that will run from October 13 - 21, 2018, at the Zenrosai Hall / Space zero venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Supernatural TV anime DARKER THAN BLACK is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its release with a special, one night only stage event featuring director Tensai Okamura, character designer / chief animation director Takahiro Komori, screenwriter Shinsuke Ohnishi, and others that will be held at the Asagaya/Loft A venue in Tokyo on March 12, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Patrons who've always wanted to lounge in a throne like a space-dictator will soon have the opportunity to do so thanks to a new collaboration at Eizo Izakaya Robo Kichi ("Mind's Eye Image Tavern Robo Base"), a mecha-themed eatery in Nishi-Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn more.
Singer Ichirou Mizuki began his musical career in 1968, and in January of 2018, the man known as the "Aniki of Anisong" will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut with a two day live concert event at Yomiuriometachi Hall in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
In November of 2017, a new pub / eatery is opening in Nishi-Ikebukuro that seeks to give patrons the experience of work-weary mecha pilots meeting at a secret base to knock back a few drinks and share war stories. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (known in Japan as Toki wo Kakeru Shōjo), a classic 1965 romantic science fiction novel about a high school girl who accidentally acquires the power to time-travel, is being adapted into a stage-play that will run for 10 performances at the Panasonic Globe Theatre in Tokyo in February of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new exhibit entitled "The Man the World Called Mifune" that celebrates the life and career of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai, Rashomon) is coming to Tokyo in October of 2017, and it features some 200 pieces of memorabilia including candid photos, movie props, and even 2 of Mifune's favorite personal motor vehicles. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Final Fantasy JRPG series is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and what better way to commemorate three decades of outstanding fantasy video games than with a special stage recital featuring five famous voice actors as the heroes and villains of some of the most popular entries in the series? Hit the jump to learn more.
Blue Exorcist is gearing up for its 4th stage play adaptation with performances in Tokyo in October and Kobe in November, and to whet the audience's appetite for supernatural action, the official home page and Twitter feed have released new key visuals, including a poster with the entire cast in costume and make-up and a short clip featuring stage combat. Hit the jump to check them out.