Nico Nico Douga, the largest Japanese video hosting service operated by Dwango, conducted an online survey on popular anime voice actors/actresses around at 21:00 on January 12 (JST). During the 10 minutes period, 39,172 users voted for only one voice actor/actress who they thought the best in the anime business. Check the top 23 list after the jump.
Lantis has posted a 90-second preview for 27-year-old anime voice actor Kensho Ono's 2nd live DVD/Blu-ray "KENSHO ONO Live Tour 2016 ~Rainbow Road~" to be released in Japan on January 25, 2017. The 18-song concert was filmed at Shinagawa Stellar Ball in Tokyo on June 26 of last year. Check his performance on the stage after the jump!
The official YouTube channel of 29-year-old singer/voice actor Shouta Aoi has released a short version music video for his upcoming 9th single song "flower." He has been voicing Ai Mikaze in the Uta no Prince-sama franchise since 2013. Check his new song after the jump!,
Japanese record company Lantis today posted a short version music video for "NAKED MAN," the lead track from 42-year-old popular anime voice actor Kenichi Suzumura's upcoming 2nd mini album of the same name to be released on January 25, 2017. Check his newest song after the jump!
The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist manga series announced yesterday that 79-year-old actor Takashi Inagaki canceled his appearance in the upcoming second season for medical treatment of his illness. He has voiced Ryuji Suguro's father Tatsuma since the first season in 2011. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for 34-year-old voice actor Wataru Hatano has posted a two-minute short version music video for "Never be too late," the lead track from his upcoming fifth anniversary mini album "Caravan wa Philia wo Kanaderu." The video features over 50 younger colleagues at his agency 81 Produce. Check his new clip after the jump!
Tokyo-based Lotte ICE CREAM today opened a special campaign site for its Lady Borden brand featuring three popular Japanese voice actors: Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan), Kensho Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko in Kuroko's Basketball), and Shouta Aoi (Ai Mikaze in Uta no Prince-sama). Check the theme song PV sung by them after the jump!
28-year-old anime voice actor Miyu Irino announced on his official blog yesterday that he will take hiatus from his professional activities for a while for studying abroad after his solo live concerts in January 2017. He is best known as Haku in Spirited Away and Todomatsu in Osomatsu-san/Mr.Osomatsu. Hit the jump for more details.
The Grand Front Osaka mall, located on the north side of Osaka Station, has posted a 15-minute promotional video "Real Grand WA OsampO" with Chinese subtitles, guided by 27-year-old popular voice actor Kensho Ono. In the video, he introduces the stores in the mall and visits famous sightseeing places in Kyoto. Take the tour with him after the jump.
Lantis has posted a short version music video for 38-year-old popular anime voice actor Daisuke Ono's upcoming 9th solo single "Orion no Yoru" (The Night of Orion) on its official YouTube channel. He is best known as Itsuki Koizumi in the Haruhi Suzumiya series and Jotaro Kujo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. Watch his newest video after the jump!
The main voice cast for the Japanese dub edition of the upcoming live-action film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is announced, including 33-year-old Mamoru Miyano, one of the most popular anime voice actors today, as the protagonist Newt Scamander (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne). Check more information after the jump.
Japanese record company Lantis has started recalling voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto's first full album "Happiece" released in Japan on October 26 due to a fault of its content. The 10-song album ranked 9th in Oricon's daily album sales chart on its release day, but no longer available at stores. Hit the jump for more details.
Lantis has posted a short version music video for 42-year-old anime voice actor Showtaro Morikubo's upcoming 11th solo single "TRUTH." It will be featured as the theme song for Bunka Housou eXtend's new PlayStation Vita otome game Side Kicks!, in which he also voices one of the male characters, Shisui. Check his new song after the jump!
For the first time in his solo singer career, 33-year-old popular anime voice actor Mamoru Miyano released his two new singles, 15th "Tempest" and 16th "The Birth," in Japan on the same day, October 12. Thanks to his fans' passionate support, both ranked in the top 10 of Oricon's weekly single sales chart in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japanese official website for the TV anime Sousei no Onmyoji/Twin Star Exorcists today conformed that 38-year-old popular anime voice actor Daisuke Ono will play Mikage Tsuchimikado, a new character in its ongoing anime-original "Rettou Haran-hen (Archipelago Battle for Supremacy Arc)". Check the latest information after the jump.