A teaser site for the upcoming feature film adaptation of the summer 2014 TV anime Pri-Para, tentatively titled Pri-Para: Gekijyou-ban (Movie Edition), has launched with a main visual featuring the protagonist Lala Manaka and the announcement for its official release date, March 7, 2015. Hit the jump for more.
Media Factory has posted a TV-size promotional video for 17-year-old anison singer Konomi Suzuki's upcoming 7th single "Ginsen no Kaze" (The wind of silver spark) on its official YouTube channel. It is now used as the OP song for a 2014 fall TV anime Lord Marksman and Vanadis. Check her latest PV after the jump!
A 70-second trailer for the sixth chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series, which contains the 10th and 11th episode, is now online with its promotional poster featuring the confrontation between AV-98 Ingram and the former Soviet Union's military labor RT 99. Check them after the jump.
Following the sound-only previews, Warner Entertainment Japan's official YouTube anime channel has posted short version promotional videos for the new OP/ED songs for the second cour of its ongoing original robot TV anime Argevollen, "ZoNE-iT" by KOTOKO and "Vivid Telepathy" Nami Tamaki. Check the clips after the jump.
Counting 16 episodes now, the ongoing TV anime adaptation of the dark fantasy action manga Akame ga KILL! still keeps high popularity among the fans. In commemoration of the start of its second cour, Gamers' Akihabara store has been holding a special exhibition for the series on the fifth floor. Check the photo report after the jump.
The TV anime adaptation of Yu Shimizu's popular action fantasy light novel series Bladedance of Elementalers was aired from July to September of this year. To promote the recently-released 1st volume of its Blu-ray/DVD, Gamers' Akihabara store has been holding a special exhibition featuring various items from the series. Check the photo report after the jump!
For my regular photo report, I again checked street ads and displays featuring the latest anime/game titles in Akihabara, the world-famous otaku city in Tokyo, on Friday afternoon. As always, the street was filled with people including many foreign tourists taking pictures around. Check the photos after the jump.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime singles/albums of October 6-12. The number one album of the 41st week of year 2014 is See-Saw's vocalist Chiaki Ishikawa's 2nd mini album "Watashi no Kokoro wa So Ittenai" (My heart doesn't say so). Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
To help promoting the ongoing TV anime second season, the well known Tokyo Anime Center is now holding a special exhibition featuring the Sword Art Online anime series. Reflecting the great popularity, it provides us with a wide variety of materials which are rarely seen in public. Check the photo report after the jump.
Japanese government's M.A.G. (Manga-Anime Guardians) Project has launched a new promotional campaign called "Join Us, Friends." Every time the campaign site gets its "join" button pushed 50,000 or 100,000 times, a new popular anime/manga character will be added to the main illustration. Hit the jump for more details.
When KLab's popular social rhythm game Love Live! School Idol Festival attracted more than 3 million users in July, the company announced that it would release three new singles exclusively produced for the game. A preview for the 1st single "Eien Friends" performed by Printemps is now online. Check the song after the jump.
Lantis has posted a short version promotional video for "Amazing the World," two-man unit SCREEN mode's upcoming 3rd single. The song is now featured as the ED theme for a 2014 Fall TV anime Gundam Build Fighters Try, the sequel to the Gundam model/Gunpla-featured first TV series aired from October 2013 to March 2014. Check the clip after the jump.
Critically acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) is now working on his first anime feature Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken/The Case of Hana & Alice, which is slated for February 2015. Check the 30-second teaser featuring the narration by the two main actresses, Yu Aoi and An Suzuki after the jump.
The official website for popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki announced on October 13 that her as-yet-titled 31st single will be released on January 14, 2015. The four-song disc will include the OP theme for DOG DAYS'', in which she also voices Nanami Takatsuki and Ricotta Elmar. Hit the jump for more information.
The 46th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine, which is officially published in Japan today on October 15, announced three additional voice cast for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy manga Nanatsu no Taizai/The Seven Deadly Sins. Check the latest information after the jump.