How do you like Hamatora so far? Rookie animation director Eriko Ito recently posted an illustration of Art, after an emotional episode 7. Eriko usually posts her end card style illustrations often after the episodes she worked on are broadcast. Plus a short version of the music video of the anime's ending theme Hikari, sung by Wataru Hatano, who voices Murasaki. Check it out after the jump!
Japanese record company Lantis has posted an artist photo and short version promotional video for popular anime voice actor Takuma Terashima's 3rd single "SCARLET SIGN." As usual, all the lyrics for the songs in the single are written by Terashima himself. Check the photo and his PVs after the jump.
Happy birthday Hiroshi Kamiya! The very popular voice actor is having a birthday today and turning 39 and releasing a new single to celebrate his 5th anniversary in business titled START AGAIN. Let's see how fans are celebrating his birthday (in a surprisingly calm manner, no less) after the jump!
Right before his birthday, Tsubasa Yonaga the voice actor for Nagisa Hazuki from sexy swimming anime, Free! spent his holiday break visiting the town of Iwami in Tottori prefecture in Japan, which is the location that inspired the anime. Tsubasa posted photos from the visit on his Twitter account after his birthday. See the photos after the jump!
Japanese voice actor Tsubasa Yonaga celebrated his 30th birthday on January 15th in Japan. His high-pitched voice is often used for young male characters and due to the voice and the name Tsubasa which could also be a female name, he often gets mistaken for a female, just like some of the characters he voices in anime. See some of his roles in anime after the jump!
Mamoru Miyano, who voices Rin Matsuoka from Free!, Taichi Mashima from Chihayafuru and the mysterious being Wooser from Wooser's Hand-To-Mouth Life is releasing his first artist book in Japan on January 23rd. He's been posting behind the scenes photos from his photoshoot for the book in Okinawa on his blog for sometime now, but the cover of the artist book was finally posted few days ago. Check out the images after the jump!
As previously reported, 24-year-old popular voice actor Kensho Ono will make his singer debut with the first single "FANTASTIC TUNE," a new ED song for the second season of Kuroko's Basketball TV anime. The short version promotional video for the song is now online. Check his first single after the jump!
Lantis announced today that voice actor Kensho Ono will make his singer debut with the first single "FANTASTIC TUNE." It will be featured as the second ED song for the second season of the Kuroko's Basketball TV anime, in which he plays the protagonist Tetsuya Kuroko. Check more info after the jump.
The popular otome game franchise Vitamin has had its latest entry in the Vitamin X Addiction otome game and its anime OAD adaptation will be broadcast on TV in Japan for the first time as promotion for the forthcoming release of Vitamin X Evolution Plus on the Nintendo 3DS in January. Watch the preview for the OADs after the jump!
The Nobunaga The Fool anime official site has been updated with new promotional videos featuring 4 voice actors who are voicing the main characters. Each cast member answered the same questions in their own words followed by a preview of the anime itself. Watch the video after the jump!
Voice actor Takuya Eguchi has announced that he will launch his own fashion brand called Perusona at the Maison de Brilliant fashion house and become the head designer of the brand. Eguchi is best known as the voice of characters like Hachiman Hikigaya from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, William Twining from Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, and Shinji Koganei from Kuroko's Basketball. More after the jump!
Voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki turned 25 on December 6th, Japan time. To celebrate, he posted a series of heartfelt tweets showing his gratitude for the many birthday wishes he received and appreciation that he is working as a voice actor. As a special birthday touch, the voice actor who is the reason why Nobunaga decided to become one, gave him a birthday wish on his own blog as well. More after the jump!
Voice actor dance music group, EMERGENCY has posted behind-the-scenes footage of the band announcing the year-end countdown concert. EMERGENCY consists of Masaya Onosaka as New Young, Yu Kobayashi as Crazy Yu and Yukari Goto as Dancing Yu. The video features the band and the narration by fellow label mate, Hikaru Midorikawa (Sakamaki Ayato from Diabolik Lovers). Watch the announcement video after the jump!
The Japanese voice cast for the upcoming live-action Sci-fi film Ender's Game are revealed today. The cast includes popular anime voice actors/actresses such as Ryota Osaka, Satomi Sato, Ryoko Shiraishi, Miyuki Sawashiro, and Houko Kuwashima. Check the VA list after the jump.
The new promotional video for Yu-Taku has aired during the Kuroko's Basketball anime's broadcast for the first time and it's causing an interesting reaction from fans, as the two voice actors from the series in Yuuki Ono (the voice of Kagami Taiga) and Takuya Eguchi (the voice of Koganei Shinji) make up the voice actor singing unit, active since 2011. Find out more after the jump!