It is confirmed today that selected members of Japanese girls idol group Nogizaka46 will star in the upcoming stage play adaptation of the rakugo-themed manga Jyosiraku created by Kouji Kumeta (story) and Yasu (art). The 15 cast members will be chosen by an open audition on March 29. Hit the jump for more details.
Following Laala Manaka introduced last month, Good Smile Company today started accepting pre-orders for the second "Nendoroid Co-de" figures, Mirei Minami from the popular TV anime series PriPara. Penguin Parade has also listed its new acrylic key holders featuring the anime's three main girls. Check the details of the products after the jump.
Following Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Soma and Risa Taneda as Erina, Minami Takahashi, as her character Megumi Tadokoro, narrates the third CM for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the cooking-themed manga Shokugeki no Soma created by Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki. Check the latest CM after the jump.
5pb Records has posted a 30-second short PV for 30-year-old singer nao's upcoming 8th single "Soutaisei Vision" (Relativity Vision) on its official YouTube channel. It is featured as the OP song for Compile Heart's new PS4 game Hyperdimension Neptunia VII to be released in Japan on April 23. Check the clip after the jump.
Kyoto Animation today updated the official website for its upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda's high school music club themed novel Hibike! Euphonium/Sound! Euphonium, with a new key visual, premiere schedule, and a new 30-second CM. Check the latest information after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for the musical adaptations of Takeshi Konomi's The Prince of Tennis manga series, Tennimu for short, today posted a video report of its latest third season "Seigaku vs Fudomine" performance in Taiwan held last weekend. Check how the Taiwan fans welcomed it after the jump.
The official website for the Knight of Sidonia anime project today posted a 70-second music video featuring angela's "Ai, Hitokakera" (Love, One Piece), the theme song for the compilation film to open in Japan tomorrow, March 6. Check the clip and song after the jump.
Charapedia, a Japanese anime survey site operated by Saitama-based company Egg Mode, has reported the result of their latest online survey "The most anticipated Spring 2015 TV anime," which was conducted with 10,000 registered users. Check the top 20 titles after the jump!
Web Sunday has posted an announcement for the upcoming 15th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday which the highly anticipated sequel to Takuya Mitsuda's baseball-themed manga MAJOR will begin. Major 2nd will feature Daigo Shigeno, the son of the protagonist of the original series, Goro. Hit the jump for more details.
At the press conference for the "Venus Project" franchise held in Tokyo today, it was confirmed that a six-episode 30-minute TV anime series is set for this July. It will be aired with six-episode live-action variety show featuring the cast. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for two new items from Bandai's Tamashii Buddies figure line, Eren Yeager and Levi from the mega hit manga/anime series Attack on Titan. It has previously listed several 9-cm tall figures from Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z. Check the details of the figures after the jump!
The official Twitter for the upcoming TV anime Houkago no Pleiades/Wish Upon the Pleiades has announced that its premiere date on Tokyo MX will be at 24:00 on April 9. It will be also aired later on ABC Asahi Housou, BS Fuji, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV. Hit the jump for more latest information.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Shouji Sato's gun action manga Triage X today announced its premiere schedule, additional voice cast, ED song artist, with the first PV introducing main characters with their voices. Check the latest information after the jump!
It is confirmed today that Johnny & Associates' boys idol duo Tackey & Tsubasa provides their new song "Yumeiiro Graffiti" as the new OP theme for the Fairy Tail TV anime series. The 19th OP song will be featured from April to June. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese publisher KK Bestsellers has started posting a series of CMs for "Aoi Tri," the upcoming first photo book of 27-year-old popular voice actress Mai Fuchigami, to be released in Japan on March 26. The 112-page book includes her never-seen-before private shots. Check the videos and some photos after the jump.